New Report: Climate Harms To Health Are Widespread And Costly

A new report NRDC published with partner groups today spotlights the enormous, often overlooked, and inequitable health and economic costs of climate change and air pollution from burning fossil [...]

An Environment Of Anti-Racism Is How We Win

By Janelle Lapointe, National Observer. -

Canada - Spring has always been a time of renewal and hope. I’m filled with a sense of wonder and possibility as I watch new life sprout from the soil and cherry blossoms bloom along [...]

Our Biggest Jails Are Frontline Environmental Justice Communities

By Adam Mahoney, Grist. -

For more than half a century, 441 Bauchet Street has been the address where Los Angeles’ most stark social and environmental inequalities converge. It’s the location of L.A.’s Men’s Central Jail, [...]

Contemplating Black Ecologies

By Celeste Henery, Black Perspectives. -

Earlier this year, political scientist and Black feminist Julia Jordan-Zachery asked the question, “What do Black women think about the rain?” She was sharing emergent questions from her research [...]

Hunger Strike, Activists Take Fight Against Scrapper To City Hall

By Maxwell Evans, Block Club Chicago. -

Chicago - Ald. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25th) announced Tuesday he will join 10 hunger strikers fighting to block another polluter from receiving the city’s approval to operate on the Southeast [...]

Groups Sue Trump Administration To Protect Clean Water

Washington, D.C. — American Indian and Alaska Native federally recognized Tribes and environmental groups, represented by Earthjustice, sued the Trump administration over its attempt to weaken [...]

Connecting The Dots Between Environmental Injustice And The Coronavirus

By Katherine Bagley, Yale Environment 360. -

While cities and towns across the United States are wrestling with the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, none have been hit harder than low-income and minority communities. Places [...]

Defender Of Brazil’s Indigenous Tribes Murdered ‘Execution-Style’ In Amazon Town

By George Dvorsky, Earther. -

Maxciel Pereira dos Santos, a veteran defender of Brazil’s indigenous people, has reportedly been shot dead in a remote Amazon town while riding his motorcycle. The BBC reports Santos was shot [...]

A Fight For The Right To Breathe Begins In South Africa

By Ramin Pejan, Earthjustice.org -

South African environmental justice advocates are suing the government to force it to clean up the air in the country’s Mpumalanga Highveld region. In the mid-1990s, South Africa’s post-apartheid [...]

Tracking The Battles For Environmental Justice: Here Are The World’s Top 10

By Julie Snorek, Theconversation.com -

Environmental justice activism is to this age what the workers’ movement was for the industrial age - one of the most influential social movements of its time. Yet, despite its consistent [...]

Environmental Justice Suffered Setbacks In 2017

By Phil McKenna, Insideclimatenews.org -

Humvees with heavily armed county, state and federal agents rolled into what remained of the Oceti Sakowin protest camp in North Dakota in early 2017. With a U.S. Department of Homeland Security [...]

Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s Environmental Justice Impact

By Elizabeth Ouzts, southeastenergynews.com -

By Elizabeth Ouzts for Southeast Energy News - On September 15, 1982, high-profile protests over the siting of a toxic waste dump in Afton, North Carolina – an overwhelmingly African American [...]

Environmentalists Gaining Enemy In Fight Against Natural Gas Pipelines

By Mark Hand, thinkprogress.org -

By Mark Hand for Think Progress - The electric utility sector’s top lobbying group is teaming up with fossil fuel trade associations as part of an effort to intensify the industry’s campaign [...]

Newsletter – Dismantling White Supremacy

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, www.popularresistance.org -

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese. Last weekend, tens of thousands of people marched in Washington, DC in the combined March for Racial Justice and March for Black Women. Native Americans [...]

Industry Lawsuits Try To Paint Environmental Activism As Illegal Racket

By Nicholas Kusnetz, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Nicholas Kusnetz for Inside Climate News - On a bright afternoon in May 2016, two men in a silver SUV pulled into Kelly Martin's driveway. One of them, tall and beefy with a crew cut, walked [...]