• New Mexico will restore evolution to science standards

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s public education secretary announced revisions will be made to proposed school science standards in response to a public outcry against the deletion or omission of references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth, in a statement released Tuesday.

  • New Mexico education secretary defends science overhaul

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s public education secretary is defending new proposed science standards that have been widely criticized for deleting or omitting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the earth.

  • In Harvey-hit county, some in GOP newly confront the climate

    PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — The church was empty, except for the piano too heavy for one man to move. It had been 21 days since the greatest storm Wayne Christopher had ever seen dumped a year’s worth of rain on his town, drowning this church where he was baptized, met his high school sweetheart and later married her.

  • Texans hit hard by Hurricane Harvey rethink climate change

    PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — Jefferson County, Texas, was drowned by more than 60 inches of rain during Hurricane Harvey, which left wide swaths of the county in ruins. Last November, Jefferson flipped from voting Democratic in presidential elections to instead back Donald Trump, who has dismissed the concept of climate change as a hoax and has worked to undo regulations meant to mitigate its damage.

  • Critics of New Mexico science standards organize protests

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Critics of New Mexico’s proposed changes to public school science standards are gathering to protest the deletion or omission of references to global warming, evolution and the age of the earth.

  • Albuquerque school board opposes state education proposal

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The board for New Mexico’s largest school district is opposing the state’s proposed changes to science teaching standards that substitute references to rising global temperatures and climate change with statements about climate “fluctuations.”

  • 250 years after Washington drained it, feds soak a swamp

    SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — This is a story about a future president who tried to drain a swamp, and government workers who are making it wet again.