Waves from a 2012 superstorm crash into a seawall and buildings along the coast near Boston Harbor.
AP Photo/Steven Senne
As the expected costs of climate change grow, cities are on the frontlines of adapting to sea level rise and more intense storms – and finding ways to pay for it.
George HW Bush during his successful 1988 election campaign.
George H.W. Bush, who has passed away aged 94, was US president when the world began grasping the climate issue in earnest. But he was pivotal in setting the US on a course of blocking climate action.
An American environmental activist at the climate summit in San Francisco, California, in September 2018.
During the November 4 US midterm elections, the candidates had to take into account the growing concern of many voters, across party lines, about climate change.
A surprising number of American flags are made in China.
Millions of American flags come from China. Yet despite being symbols of patriotism, they're not among the products subject to new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.
Do events like the Global Action Climate Summit raise the profile of politicians like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio?
AP Photo/Eric Risberg
Big city mayors with serious commitments to limiting greenhouse gases did well at the polls on Tuesday.
House Democrats will finally have a say in economic policy.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
While a divided Congress will likely mean gridlock, there are two economic policies likely to see significant change: trade and infrastructure.
While their foreign policy approaches may seem very similar, there were some significant differences.
In one of the most difficult foreign policy environments since the end of the Vietnam War, the two leaders have revealed strong similarities but also key differences on our relationships abroad.
VW was hit with more than $15 billion in penalties in the United States.
How could a company like Volkswagen knowingly violate US air-pollution standards despite the senseless risks to which it was exposing its reputation? The case method can provide an answer.
Protesters in front of the San Francisco Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) headquarters, February 28, 2018.
As the US federal government shifts toward harsher and more restrictive immigration policies, local authorities are pushing back with the "sanctuary cities" movement.
American-made F-15 warplanes fly over Riyadh.
AP Photo/Hassan Ammar
Trump claimed that 'we would be punishing ourselves' by using US arms sales to Saudi Arabia as a bargaining chip over the disappearance of Khashoggi. A look at the arms trade shows why he's wrong.
Canada, Mexico and other U.S. allies aren’t walking away from the principles of economic cooperation.
AP Photo/Marco Ugarte
The death of the rules-based world order that supports the global economy and free trade has been greatly exaggerated.
Total destruction: Syrian soldiers patrol in south Damascus, Syria, in May 2018.
The Syrian civil war may be coming to an end, but the suffering and uncertainty are far from over for its people.
More milk from these Wisconsin dairy cows may find its way to Canada under the new trade deal.
Canada, the US and Mexico have signed a deal to rip up the 25-year-old NAFTA and replace it with something new. But what's actually changed?
Trees have died in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colo., as climate change has intensified bark beetle infestations and drought.
As climate change alters temperature and precipitation patterns across the US, it is having especially severe impacts on national parks. These changes could happen faster than many plants and animals can adapt.
Politics are creating divides in the office.
The midterm elections have put America's political divide front and center, increasingly invading the work space and stressing out employees.
Sirley Silveira Paixao, an immigrant from Brazil seeking asylum, kisses her 10-year-old son Diego Magalhaes, after he is released from immigration detention in Chicago on July 5, 2018.
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Psychotropic medication is 'pharmaceutical violence' against migrant children and other incarcerated youth throughout the United States. Drug addiction is one consequence.
Instead of fighting other countries, we should be fighting our overflowing landfills.
Trump's plan to slap $200 billion more in tariffs on Chinese goods is premised on yesterday's waste-fueled economy. Tomorrow's economy is 'circular.'
And if President Trump is removed from office? Meet President Pence.
The claim of "resistance" inside the White House offers the possibility of government by Trump appointees who prefer to keep their positions rather than publicly denounce a man they disapprove of.
Opposing demonstrators at a marriage-equality rally in front of the US Supreme Court in April 2015.
Educators must work to ensure inclusion with diverse student bodies, yet it seems inevitable that in today's world, talking about identity issues can be risky and emotional. So how to move forward?
Barbed wire surrounds the the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La.
A historian reminds us that protests in prisons are often followed by retaliation.