The Trump administration is ratcheting up its threats against California with a letter warning the state faces sanctions — including cuts in federal highway funding — over its “failure” to submit complete reports on its implementation of the Clean Air Act. This is the latest front in a protracted battle with the state over climate change.
As Michigan struggles with having enough money to fix its crumbling roads, Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey, a Republican, has a new proposal — get rid of some of them.
In a new survey, a group of 50 prominent Florida political and policy figures agree that change should be at least considered, if not made soon, to address climate change issues.
Hawaii has broken a heat record almost every day since April. Meteorologists primarily blame the ocean for the hotter weather. It’s been several degrees higher than normal, so the trade winds — which are also increasingly less frequent thanks to climate change — are failing to blow in the relief they usually bring.
Everyone knows that lions and tigers and bears are dangerous. Even the New York Department of Environmental Conservation says so, with such creatures listed along with wolves, large reptiles and gorillas. Now, the department wants to add more animals to the list, including Eurasian lynxes, arctic foxes, swift foxes, squirrel monkeys and Capuchin monkeys.
Utah will soon launch a three-year, $2 million campaign aimed at combating stigmas surrounding mental and behavioral health and encouraging Utahns to seek out and secure the help they need. The campaign will be paid for using public and private money.
A Georgia Senate committee is studying statewide regulations that could set limits on electric scooters. Advocates say the devices can be part of the solution to the region’s traffic mess, but critics say they’re a menace to public safety.
New Hampshire state officials spent over $187,000 this summer attempting to get low-income residents into compliance with the now-defunct Medicaid work requirement, according to calculations released this month.
South Dakota's prosecutors and law enforcement are asking legislators to not "kick the can down the road" when it comes to fixing the state's drug laws. South Dakota is the only state that criminalizes ingestion of a controlled substance as a felony offense.
As Texas defends abortion laws in federal court that mandate fetal burials and seek to outlaw certain medical procedures, the state has been ordered to pay abortion-rights attorneys $2.5 million. The order is seemingly the final decision in a battle over a 2013 Texas abortion law the U.S. Supreme Court struck down.
Old-growth trees were common across the coastal Northwest, before decades of clear-cutting stripped them from the land. Restoring landscapes like these in Washington state helps take up and store more carbon, part of the solution to reduce the impacts of climate change.