LISTEN: EHN's Pittsburgh reporter featured on "We Can Be" podcast

"I believe that true, well-told stories have the power to change the world for good."

EHN's Pittsburgh reporter, Kristina Marusic, is featured on this week's episode of the Heinz Endowments' "We Can Be" podcast.

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Satellite data reveal that diesel trucking drives US air pollution inequality

Analysis of data from 52 major cities shows lower diesel traffic reduces NO2 exposure inequality along racial, ethnic, and economic lines,

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U.S. to set up office to address climate change issues

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will establish an office to address climate change and health equity at the national level, HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra says.


The health and climate consequences of the American food system cost three times as much as the food itself

A new report provides a roadmap to creating a post-pandemic food system with greater fairness, fewer adverse climate impacts and better health outcomes.

Maine joins debate over how to define environmental justice

A new law directs the state to develop a specific legal definition for terms including “environmental justice” and “frontline communities,” as well as methods to incorporate equity into decision-making at state agencies.

U.S. bill would help plant trees in low-income neighborhoods

In some of the city's wealthiest neighborhoods, lush tree canopies provide shade and improved air quality, while low- and moderate-income areas suffer in the scorching sun.


Debt relief for Black farmers halted with preliminary injunction from a federal judge in Florida

Black and other minority farmers were dealt a new legal blow on Wednesday when Florida federal court issued a preliminary injunction halting a key part of the Biden federal stimulus relief package that forgave agricultural debts to farmers of color.

LISTEN: Regan Patterson on transportation justice

Dr. Regan Patterson joins the Agents of Change in Environmental Justice podcast to discuss her research and advocacy for transportation reparations and justice.

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These garden mentors are growing equity

Master gardeners are helping fight food insecurity by supporting home gardening to build healthier communities.

Helaine Olen: Seeing the wrong kind of green in New York City’s Little Island

Unlike other areas of New York, there is no shortage of park space or entertainment venues in the neighborhood around Little Island.

To fix America's infrastructure, start here

Take a road trip from New York to California to see infrastructure projects that have the potential to make cities more livable and equitable.

California eyes rooftop solar policy changes. The industry says its future hangs in the balance

A fight over the future of California's rooftop solar industry is intensifying, as state officials contemplate comprehensive reforms to a program that pays homeowners for clean power they share with the electric grid.

Colorado is committed to solving environmental injustices. But first,  we have to agree on what those are

Studies have long shown that low-income, Black, Latino and Indigenous people are disproportionately affected by the causes and effects of climate change.
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LISTEN: Azmal Hossan on the sociology of climate crises in South Asia

"If we look at the rate of carbon emissions, most is emitted by the developed and industrialized countries, but the problem is poor countries like Bangladesh are the main sufferers."

Op-ed: We don’t have time for another fossil fuel bridge

Those holding up carbon capture and hydrogen as new climate solutions are leading us down the wrong path.

Climate storytelling: Creativity and imagination in the face of bleak realities

Working with youth writers on a climate-fiction screenplay has opened my eyes to the power of the arts in confronting environmental crises.

Ocean plastic pollution

Too much plastic is ending up in the ocean — and making its way back onto our dinner plates.

Peter Dykstra: Protected by an alphabet soup of acronyms

CITES, CCAMLR, LDC, MBTA, CBD, Ramsar, LWCF ... they may make your eyes glaze over, but they protect our health and planet.

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