Q&A: An environmental justice champion’s journey from rural Alabama to Biden’s Climate ask Force

Catherine Coleman Flowers gained acclaim as an activist fighting for wastewater treatment in Lowndes County, Alabama.
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Fight against environmental racism finally gets its moment

The increased attention to systemic racism and the urgency of climate change has made for a unique opportunity.

Campaign 2020: Biden has a new climate road map. Here's what's missing

Climate investment goals, green job targets and key decarbonization deadlines were missing from an environmental platform published yesterday by a joint team of Joe Biden backers and Sen. Bernie Sanders supporters.

Keystone XL stalls again, along with other pipeline projects

Legal and financial snarls for three major pipelines are signs of a shifting landscape for fossil fuel infrastructure.

Julian Brave NoiseCat: The Standing Rock generation is changing the world

A young man from Standing Rock reflects on the Dakota Access Pipeline court decision.

Forest communities in Mexico suffer the blow of COVID-19 pandemic

Without assistance to stay afloat, community managers say they fear they will have to shut down their ecotourism initiatives, which is one of the main incentives for keeping their forests standing.

Pittsburgh’s parks tax that prioritized equity likely won’t be collected this year, despite equity protests and a rise in park use

The original debate over the tax centered around what it meant to spend the money equitably. Since then, Black Lives Matter protests across Pittsburgh have put the issue of equity front-and-center, drawing attention — and often support — from council.

Pandemic-induced poaching surges in Uganda

Lions, giraffes and even a silverback gorilla are recent casualties of the collapse of ecotourism.

Santiago Manuin, Indigenous leader in Peru, dies at 63

Mr. Manuin fought for the rights of Indigenous people and the protection of the Amazon. He survived a gunshot wound from a 2009 police crackdown, but died last week of COVID-19.

The plan meant to unite Biden and Bernie voters on climate is finally here

The only pipeline that it mentions is the “diverse pipeline of talent” the government should help create to fill good clean energy jobs.

Global warming. Inequality. Covid-19. And Al Gore is ... optimistic?

As vice president, he looked for big policy answers to hard global problems. Now, he says all our crises are speeding us toward real solutions.

Chef Jonny Rhodes built a revered Houston restaurant. His next mission: Fighting ‘food apartheid'

To Houston chef Jonny Rhodes, the pathway to real freedom for black people is through the security and sustainability that comes with land ownership.
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