The Truth About Plastics And Why We Need To Stop Production Now

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

More knowledge is being gained about and more attention is being given to the harm caused to our health and the planet by plastics, from the start of their production to their disposal as waste [...]

Scheer Intelligence: What Has Silicon Valley Done To Our Food?

By Robert Scheer, ScheerPost.com. -

Companies such as Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods have started to become household names, producing meat substitutes that taste as close to meat as their scientists have been able to engineer. [...]

The Navy Is Misleading A Maryland Community On PFAS Dangers

By Pat Elder, Military Poisons. -

Maryland - The Patuxent River Naval Air Station says the PFAS foam it sent down the drain on May 16 to the wastewater treatment plant operated by the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission [...]

Communities Of Color Want Wood Pellet Byproducts Out Of Their Neighborhoods

By Caryl Espinoza Jaen, Indy Week. -

Belinda Joyner describes her home of Northampton County as a dumping ground for undesirable uses—hog farms, landfills. Northampton was also slated to host the Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s compressor [...]

Working Too Long Is Killing You

By Emily Scurrah, Tribune Magazine. -

Long working hours led to 745,000 deaths worldwide in 2016. As we emerge from the pandemic, we urgently need to reclaim our free time – but the only way to do it is through worker organising.

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, [...]

Systemic Racism Continues To Plague Pandemic Response

By Derrick Z. Jackson, Union of Concerned Scientists. -

On March 29, Eric, the most prominent lay leader at my church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, perished from COVID-19. He was one of 685 people across the United States and one of 15 in Massachusetts [...]

We Sampled Tap Water Across The US

By Ryan Felton, Lisa Gill and Lewis Kendall, Consumer Reports/The Guardian. -

In Connecticut, a condo had lead in its drinking water at levels more than double what the federal government deems acceptable. At a church in North Carolina, the water was contaminated with [...]

Report: Plastic Pollution Is A Social Justice Issue

By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch. -

Plastic pollution isn't just a threat to non-human life like turtles and whales. It's also a major environmental justice problem. That's the conclusion of a new report released Tuesday from [...]

Study: Canada Is One Big Pandemic Response Experiment

By Andrew Nikiforuk, The Tyee. -

An extensive French study has surveyed nations’ responses to COVID-19 and concludes that those taking an aggressive “Zero COVID” approach fared better than others by both health and economic [...]

Medicine For The People

By Eric Reinhart, Boston Review. -

When psychiatrist Frantz Fanon reflected on the role of doctors during the Algerian struggle for liberation in his 1959 essay “Medicine and Colonialism,” he emphasized the consequences of [...]

The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

By Alexi Jones and Wendy Sawyer, Prison Policy Initiative. -

This month, the Bureau of Justice Statistics released two reports with updates on city and county jail populations nationwide: Jail Inmates in 2019 and Impact of COVID-19 on the Local Jail [...]

New Study: School Streets Improve Air Quality

By London.gov. -

London, UK - Closing the roads around schools to traffic at pick-up and drop-off times has reduced polluting nitrogen dioxide levels by up to 23 per cent and is strongly supported by parents, new [...]

Highlighting The Too-Often Invisible Labor Of Mothers, Who Protect Us And Lead Us

By Veronica Coptis, Coalfield Justice. -

This week two major publications were released that highlight public health impacts on people living next to oil and gas operations. The Environmental Health News released their investigation [...]

Investigation Into Chemical Exposure From Fracking Provokes Call For Rapid Phaseout

By Jessica Corbett, Commondreams. -

"While financial analysts, policymakers, and massive corporations squabble over the finer points of the fracking debate, families living amidst the wells day in and day out live in constant [...]