Solar panels cover the roof of a Sam's Club store in Glendora, Calif.

For decades, California has been at the forefront of U.S. environmental policies. Now, with the Trump administration poised to attack environmental and climate regulations, California is ready to play a key role in resisting Washington’s hard right turn.

By Jacques Leslie

Hazardous Haze

Unraveling the Myriad Causes Of North India’s Pollution Pall

A brown cloud of pollution now frequently shrouds much of northern India. It’s a growing health and environmental problem, and scientists are working to understand its many causes, which range from burning agricultural waste to auto emissions.

By Vaishnavi Chandrashekhar

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Iain Douglas-Hamilton has devoted his life to protecting Africa’s elephants, which have been decimated by poaching. In a Yale e360 interview, he explains why a recent Chinese ban on the ivory trade may be a turning point in the fight to save the animals.

By Richard Schiffman

Civic leader Marie Reed at a Southbridge intersection that has flooded repeatedly in recent years.

Before the Storm

A Vulnerable Community Braces for the Impacts of Sea Level Rise

Experts warn that the flooding exacerbated by climate change will disproportionately impact low-lying, low-income communities. In the Wilmington, Delaware neighborhood of Southbridge, residents are determined to build up their flood defenses and to stand their ground. 

By Bruce Stutz

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