Agents of Change

WATCH: Agents of Change discuss writing, research, and activism

"At the end of the day it's about holding a love for the people you work with, holding your sacred ground—this is my truth."

Four of the fellows who participated in the Agents of Change program this year joined the Collaborative on Health and the Environment to discuss their research, activism, and experiences with publishing their ideas.

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A legendary Black environmental group is back and advising Joe Biden

Inside the racist nightmare that led to the founding of the National Black Environmental Justice Network, the devastating death of its first leader Damu Smith, and the political shifts that brought the network back and made it more relevant than ever.

Diversity and community focus: The future of science communication

As editor of EHN, I've long sought out reporters who can tell stories of environmental injustice and scientists who can put it into context.

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Join the “Agents of Change” discussion on research and activism

Want to hear more from our "Agents of Change?" Here's your chance.

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New flood risk maps could undermine marginalized neighborhoods

Floods are among the most destructive and expensive climate-related disasters in the US. Not just for cities and states, but for individual homeowners.

Australian writers ponder future ravaged by climate change, pandemic in speculative fiction anthology After Australia

In a timely new anthology, 12 Indigenous writers and writers of colour consider what our nation will look like in 2050 and accidentally predict the events of 2020.

How city parks can turn crisis into opportunity

U.S. cities are now seeing the critical role that public space plays during a crisis. But severe budget cuts are looming. Can investing in parks be part of the urban recovery?

What shapes genetic diversity in mammals?

Tropical regions with rich evolutionary histories, such as Amazonia, Northern Andes, central American jungles, sub-Saharan Africa and south-eastern Asia, are also treasure troves of genetic diversity within species.


Video: California's redwoods are for everyone

In Here We Stand, influencers, outdoor advocates, and conservationists of color take a hike to discuss diversity on public lands.

How hip hop can bring green issues to communities of color

The environmental movement has largely failed to connect with people of color and marginalized urban communities. By confronting issues from contaminated water to climate change, hip hop music can help bridge that divide.

'Like I wasn't there': Climate activist Vanessa Nakate on being erased from a movement

Vanessa Nakate was cropped from a photo with white activists. Now she's battling for diversity in environmental activism.


Why I'm dedicated to amplifying neglected voices in environmental health

I am impatient for change. The world's environmental and social problems are growing and spreading like wildfires.

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Aliquippa residents question if the promised boom from the Shell cracker plant will benefit them

Community members raised concerns Thursday about whether its residents will benefit from the economic boom that corporate and government leaders say will come after the construction of Shell's ethane cracker plant is complete.

Census projects slower population growth, more diversity in coming decades

America's growing population will become significantly older and more diverse over the next several decades as women have fewer children and life expectancies grow.

Billions face food, water shortages over next 30 years as nature fails

A new model shows which areas of Earth will likely be hit the hardest by the changes caused by human activity, also revealing possible solutions.
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