Conditions in Indian Country are ripe for a rapid spread of disease. Crowded small homes, a culture rooted in touching, poverty and the collapse of its source of meager income, casinos. The rate of infection among Navajos is a major worry.
No, the coronavirus is not an “equalizer.” Black people are being infected and dying at higher rates. Here’s what Milwaukee is doing about it — and why governments need to start releasing data on the race of COVID-19 patients.
Southeast Chicago residential neighborhood in the shadows of the S.H. Bell bulk materials warehouse and transfer facility. The facility has been cited for spewing neurotoxic manganese dust into the community. (Credit: Derrick Z. Jackson)
A reasonable alternative is to leave this dangerous radioactive nuclear waste at the nuclear plants that produced it in dry cask storage rather than multiply the risk by transporting thousands of containers.
PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Vatic Kuumba, a local poet and playwright, has little tolerance for climate change resilience plans that leave out low-income families forced to be resilient for decades from environmental degradation.
Twenty environmental, justice, and conservation groups are urging California to stay the course on air, public health, and climate regulations as industry groups push for delays, rollbacks, or weakening of rules during the coronavirus outbreak.
The Public Regulation Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to approve PNM's application for abandoning the San Juan Generating Station and using securitization bonds to recover some of the investment PNM will lose in the process.