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Chief Environmental Justice Official at EPA Resigns As Pruitt Takes Over

— Mustafa Ali quits after 24 years as the new administrator prepares deep cuts in programs affecting the poor and minorities.

What Does the North American Climate Pledge Mean?

— The U.S., Mexico, and Canada announced shared goals to boost clean energy, cut carbon pollution, and protect wildlife.
A Calliope Hummingbird, one of many hummingbird species at risk from climate change. Dan Tracy/Audubon Photography Awards

One Simple Way to Help Hummingbirds Threatened by Climate Change

— By tracking these tiny birds, we can detect important imbalances in the environment.
Leaders from more than 170 nations signed the Paris Agreement on climate change at the United Nations headquarters in NYC, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (pictured here with his granddaughter). Mark Lennihan/AP

Record Number of Countries Sign International Climate Deal

— More than 170 nations signed the historic Paris Agreement on Friday—an important step toward putting the treaty into effect.
TransCanada—whose pumping station in Steele City, Nebraska is pictured here—said its existing Keystone I pipeline spilled nearly 17,000 gallons of oil earlier this month. Nati Harnik/AP

Keystone Oil Spill Raises More Questions About Pipeline Safety

— Last week a South Dakota pipeline was shut down—after it had already leaked thousands of gallons of oil.
Pigeons with the Pigeon Air Control project flew around London to take readings of air pollution and help draw attention to the problem. DigitasLBi

How Pigeons Are Drawing Attention To Air Pollution

— Birds wearing tiny backpacks helped launch an ongoing campaign for cleaner air in London.
A distribution center for online retailer Amazon. A recent study found that the products people buy are responsible for up to 60 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. Marc Bertrand/Challenges/Redux

The Surprising Way The Stuff We Buy Fuels Climate Change

— A new study reveals just how much people's shopping habits contribute to greenhouse gas emissions.
Hurricane Katrina devastated many areas along the Gulf Coast, including activist Kathy Egland's town of Gulfport, Mississippi. FEMA/Alamy

How a Civil Rights Activist is Fighting Climate Change

— Kathy Egland is taking on Big Coal to protect people and the environment.
The Clean Power Plan requires states to cut carbon emissions from power plants, such as this coal-fired plant in Kansas. Charlie Riedel/AP

In Fight Against Coal, Court Sides With Clean Power Plan

— Even though several states are trying to delay implementation of this clean energy rule, a recent court decision is pushing it forward.
Plastic washes up at Kedonganan Beach in Indonesia. Billions of pounds of plastic pollute the world's oceans and harm wildlife. Putu Sayoga/Redux

These 5 Countries Are the Biggest Plastic Polluters

— Ocean plastic harms seabirds and other wildlife, and a recent report zeroes in on the top culprits.