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Week 47: The EPA Isn’t That Into Enforcing Environmental Laws

Plus, NASA is ordered off climate research while Trump (maybe) acknowledges climate change.

Environmental Triumphs Over Trump

Five (incredibly satisfying) times the administration’s anti-environment attacks backfired.

Drilling for Tax Cuts: The Devastating Alaska Provision

Most Americans, including many congressional Republicans, are strongly opposed to oil and gas drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. So why is it attached to the tax bill?

Week 46: Trump Shrinks Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante—and Gains Lawsuits

Trump primes for drilling under a national treasure, Murkowski makes inroads in the Tongass, and there’s no stopping the oil trains.

Why We Need to Improve the Sex Lives of Mussels

The United States has the greatest freshwater mussel diversity on the planet, but some populations haven’t reproduced in 100 years. This is bad news for humans, too.

Beauty and Despair Collide in These Murals of the Great Lakes

Alexis Rockman’s new series creates a vision of the lakes’ past, present, and future that sparks imagination while addressing stark realities.