The Trump administration will review the status of The Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, one of the country’s most significant cultural sites.
Bureau of Land Management
Trump wants to scale back national monuments on federal lands in the name of boosting the economy. But this would undo decades of investments to manage our cultural and ecological resources.
Trump signed the executive order surrounded by coal miners, saying it was ‘about jobs.’
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Trump's executive order on climate will cede American leadership internationally and scores a political win. But reversing all Obama's work will require big wins in court.
A prospector prepares to pan for gold in South Kivu in 2014. Many informal miners faced tough choices as US regulations turned life upside down.
The US wants to repeal controls imposed seven years ago on the trade of some Congolese minerals. The president's reasons might be all wrong. But the law was badly put together in the first place.
Five-year-old Syrian refugee Leen works on her homework in Sacramento in November 2015.
Ban or no ban, finding a Syrian refugee in the U.S. isn't easy.
Protests after death of a 36-year-old woman in custody at immigration detention facility in Arizona.
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A short history of legal challenges to immigrant detention practices in the U.S. may shed light on what's to come for the new administration.
A 2002 pipeline spill in Cohasset, Minnesota which released 6,000 barrels of crude oil.
An anthropologist of the American West argues that protecting nature and our cultural heritage are good for business but few recognize how they are threatened by 'jobs-creating' oil pipelines.
Activists in Portland, Oregon, protest President Trump’s ban.
For decades, the US has used international education to support democracy and positive relations with countries. For most of the 1970s, Iran sent more students to America than any other country.