Environment

Issues related to climate justice and environmental racism.

Year in Review: Environmental Justice for All
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Year in Review: Environmental Justice for All

The need for environmental justice is ever present as global institutions and governments fuel a climate crisis on track to upend our survival.

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An “Unacceptable Escalation” Against Peaceful Protestors
A group of people in a forest with their faces blurred out pose next to a cloth sign that says, "Atlanta Forest to Strefi Hill and the squats of Athens Greece defend free spaces."

An “Unacceptable Escalation” Against Peaceful Protestors

A protest movement to stop Cop City and protect an Atlanta forest continues despite a brutal police raid on the protest encampment.

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1672 1230 Andrew Lee
The Fight Against Pesticides in Communities of Color
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The Fight Against Pesticides in Communities of Color

Pesticides have a long history in communities of color in the United States, and like most issues that affect these communities, it is rooted in institutional racism.

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Protecting the Water Rights of Indigenous People
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Protecting the Water Rights of Indigenous People

Historically, the United States government has stripped, ignored, and infringed on the water rights of Indigenous communities.

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2400 1600 Tiffany Onyejiaka
Why Some People Don’t Follow Evacuation Orders
An abandoned silver car is partly submerged in floodwater in a neighborhood.

Why Some People Don’t Follow Evacuation Orders

The process of evacuating climate disasters is more complex than picking up and going, often leaving some with a difficult choice against an unpredictable force.

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2400 1600 Dominique Stewart
Extreme Heat and the Push to Get Air Conditioning into Schools
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Extreme Heat and the Push to Get Air Conditioning into Schools

Teachers are fundraising to get air conditioning into their classrooms due to record heat waves and inadequate educational infrastructure.

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A Water Emergency Downstream from a National Crisis
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A Water Emergency Downstream from a National Crisis

Nationwide, numerous U.S. cities are dealing with some form of water contamination, lack of drinkable water, and outdated infrastructure, similar to the water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi.

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2400 1600 Andrew Lee
Countering the Racist Roots of Evironmentalism with Climate Justice
A hand holding a sign that reads, Climate Justice Now!" in all caps. The "I" in "climate" is in the shape of a thermometer and the "o" in "now" is an image of the earth.

Countering the Racist Roots of Evironmentalism with Climate Justice

Climate justice centers on marginalized communities most affected by climate change yet have been historically ignored by environmentalism.

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2400 1600 Jami Nakamura Lin
Unsustainable: The Greenwashing of Climate Action
A close up of a person holding plastic cups that say "Eco" in green lettering and covered in sand.

Unsustainable: The Greenwashing of Climate Action

The environment is rapidly worsening as companies continue contributing to the climate crisis while pushing a greenwashing facade.

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2400 1600 Sydney Cobb
Marginalized Communities at Risk with Record Heat Waves
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Marginalized Communities at Risk with Record Heat Waves

Climate change and environmental degradation disproportionately impact marginalized communities of color around the globe.

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2400 1600 Andrew Lee