EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt wants to roll back fuel efficiency standards developed under President Obama. The decision would increase carbon emissions and pollution nationwide and also sets the stage for a possible legal battle with California, which wants to keep its more stringent standards.
Oklahoma has had the highest female incarceration rate in the nation. It's been that way for the last 25 years. The state imprisons 151 out of every 100,000 women, according to the US Bureau of Justice Statistics — more than double the national rate. Cherise Greer is out of the system but is now faced with the challenges of life on the outside.
The water crisis in Cape Town, South Africa is easing a bit, but the city and many of its businesses and institutions are forging ahead with expensive efforts to increase supply, including private desalination plants.
A First Nations group in British Columbia is trying to counter the environmental and economic impact of sea-based salmon farming by starting a new kind of salmon farm — on land. But the enterprise is fraught with challenges.
Advocates say that these immigration enforcement threats keep workers from telling their stories of wage theft to law enforcement. Wage theft costs Los Angeles workers $26 million a week, according to the University of California, Los Angeles.
Most Latinos in the US, about 90 percent, support Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. But in Texas and especially in cities that are the closest to the US-Mexico Border, about 24 percent say they would want to end the Obama-era program that provides work permits and deportation protections for undocumented immigrants who were brought the US illegally as children.
President Donald Trump is driving the global conversation on trade toward protectionism: the imposition of tariffs on imported goods. That may seem like a good idea on the surface, but most economists beg to differ. They point out that protectionism turned the economic chaos of the 1930s into a disaster.
NAFTA has governed the rules of trade between the US, Mexico and Canada since 1994. Today, many progressives who dislike NAFTA say President Trump is giving them the best chance in a generation to rewrite the rules of trade.
President Nicolás Maduro hopes it will help fix the country’s dire financial situation by sidestepping US sanctions and providing an alternative to cash, which is nearly worthless in Venezuela due to the soaring inflation rate.
Alaska is warming up roughly twice as fast as the rest of the US and that means big new challenges for Native communities that rely on hunting for survival. Hunters are trying to adapt by changing both how and what they hunt.
In recent years, more and more overseas beer drinkers were trying out the bold, often hoppy experiments coming from America's craft brewers. Exports of US craft beers boomed. But now, exports are cooling off. We visit the New Belgium Brewing Company in Fort Collins, Colorado, the nation’s fourth-largest craft brewer, to learn about the challenges becoming a global player.
Europe's investments in offshore wind have fueled better technology, more competition and cheaper capital for new projects. That's driven down the cost of offshore power and now the US is capitalizing on the savings.