Rebecca Leber
Staff Writer

The Hidden, Horrifying Impacts of Climate Change
It's not all hurricanes and floods. Expect sewage in your drinking water.
July 24, 2014

These are the consequences you don't hear about.

Republicans Always Listen to the Pentagon—Except When It Says Climate Change Is Real
July 23, 2014

When the DOD says it needs something, Republicans usually listen. Except on this issue.

Oil-Train Spills Are Worse Than Ever, and Obama's New Safety Rules Aren't Enough
July 23, 2014

The amount of oil being transported—and spilled—is at an all-time high, and federal regulation can't keep pace. 

It's a Summer of Record Heat, Drought, and Wildfires
California is in the middle of its worst drought in decades.
July 22, 2014

It's not just the time of year and it's not just you.

Republican Senators Blocked Obama's Nomination to the International Aviation Agency
A vote is now scheduled
July 18, 2014

The tragedy might break some partisan gridlock.

Wildfires Are Raging Around the Country—There's a Better Way to Fight Them
July 17, 2014

It's the one time Republicans and Democrats actually agree on something.

This One Graph Explains What Happens When You Give a Child Migrant a Lawyer—And When You Don't
July 16, 2014

Not all undocumented kids get lawyers, but the ones who get legal help have a huge advantage.

Republicans Who Are Bad at Math Want to Give Child Migrants One-Way Plane Tickets
July 15, 2014

A plane ticket is not a solution to a humanitarian crisis.

Fracking Is Setting Earthquake Records in Oklahoma, Scientists Say. Is a Big One Coming?
July 15, 2014

In nature, smaller quakes can be a warning sign that larger, more severe ones are coming.

The Immigration Case Backlog Just Hit an All-Time High
July 10, 2014

An already terrible problem just got a whole lot worse.