Marcus C. Mundy: Transportation is a social justice issue

A proposed payroll tax on the Portland ballot invests in Black and Brown communities. But corporations like Nike that say they support racial equity oppose it. 
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A national report says Virginia is failing in climate change education. State officials dispute that

A report by two major educational nonprofits released last week on how states' science standards for public schools handle climate change gave Virginia a failing grade, citing “abysmal scores across the board.”

Texas earns an ‘F’ in how it teaches students about climate change, groups say

Texas is failing to properly educate students on the realities of climate change and global warming, according to a new report by the National Center for Science Education and the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund.


The students left behind by remote learning

The desire to protect children may put their long-term well-being at stake.

Eco-anxiety: Taking its toll on global youth

Day after day, week after week, the steady drum-beat of climate change issues - from melting ice caps to Australian infernos - is exacting a global mental health toll. And no one feels the heat more than young people.


At the nation’s largest student farm organization, a reckoning on race

A racist incident involving a leader of the 700,000-member FFA organization spurred a backlash and revealed a long history of inequity.


Children raised in greener areas have higher IQ, study finds

Children growing up in greener urban areas have increased intelligence and lower levels of difficult behavior, a study has found.


Nature organizations say they’re working to reach out to Black environmentalists. Go deeper, expert says

Robert Bullard said that major nature organizations need to acknowledge that "the environment" should mean more than just untouched wilderness. It's also where people live, work, play, worship and learn.


17 learning tools for your next outdoor excursion

Ever wonder how underwater creatures make light? Or what a Carolina leaf-roller eats? Our list of apps, podcasts and websites will help you figure out what’s going on in the great outdoors.

To save the hemlock, scientists turn to genetics, natural predators

A tiny aphid-like insect known as hemlock woolly adelgid has been devastating the trees since the 1970s.

Marine heat wave along East Coast may intensify Hurricane Isaias

Warm waters from a marine heat wave are a major concern with Hurricane Isaias forecast to ride up the eastern seaboard.

Tarini Mehta: Climate change education vital for sustainable future

The impact of climate change is becoming more and more visible – glaciers are disappearing, the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets are melting, and seas are rising.


Fauci says US could reach 100,000 coronavirus cases a day

The government’s top infectious disease expert told a Senate panel that bars needed to be closed, and the Fed chairman cautioned that “a full recovery is unlikely” until safety is restored.

Indigenous people face a tragedy in the Amazon during the COVID-19 pandemic

It is time for the international community to center the health and well-being of indigenous people.
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My urban nature gem

Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

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