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Indigenous peoples bear the brunt of pollution

Research demonstrates the disproportionate impact of pollution on Indigenous peoples worldwide, as well as their resistance.

People of colour experience climate grief more deeply than white people

We are not only disproportionately affected by the climate crisis, but we carry a pain that comes from a long history of racial terror. 

Women, migrants, suffer most in Latin America as coronavirus rages

The coronavirus pandemic will make a bad economic situation worse for women, indigenous people, migrants and people of African descent in Latin America, a region already plagued by deep-rooted inequality.

Want to prevent the next pandemic? This doctor is prescribing climate action

“If the frontlines of this pandemic have taught us anything, it’s that we are up for the challenge.”

Study highlights health impacts of pollution on Indigenous communities

A new study from the University of Helsinki presents the current state of knowledge on the exposure and vulnerability of Indigenous Peoples to environmental pollution, reviewing the innumerable impacts that pollution poses on Indigenous communities from all over the world.

Pete Muller: As climate change alters beloved landscapes, we feel the loss

The environment’s chaotic transformation is damaging many of our favorite places—and causing a shared ‘homesickness’.

‘If you're not sweating in this town, there's something wrong'

In Marble Bar, which claims to be Australia’s hottest town, the temperature hit at least 113 degrees on 32 days this summer. Some residents worry that “there’s got to be a point where you actually start to cook.”

Climate change complicates counting some Alaska Native villages for census

Rising temperatures are speeding up erosion in some Alaska Native villages and making traveling on ice roads more dangerous, threatening the Census Bureau's plans for an accurate count.

Rev. Dr. William Barber: Racism and ecological injustice combine in 'reckless, racist' Atlantic Coast Pipeline fight

Although it is not new, under the current administration, powerful and wealthy corporations are given free rein to despoil and destroy our sacred and treasured lands.

5 U.S. native tribes file a UN climate change complaint

Louisiana lost an average of a football field of land every hour over the course of 25 years due to coastal erosion.

‘They did not realize we are human beings'

In Iowa, a community of Marshall Islanders has found a place to settle, decades after the U.S. dropped nuclear bombs on their Pacific home. Now can Washington deliver on the promises it made?

Brazil to create 'Amazon Council' to protect and develop the rainforest - Reuters

Brazil's right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he will create an "Amazon Council" to protect and ensure the "sustainable development" of the world's largest rainforest, following intense criticism of his environmental policies.

Two visions collide amid push to restore Montana plains

An ambitious plan to return grasslands to the wild splendor of the past faces impassioned resistance from the present.

What indigenous design could teach us about surviving climate change

As wildfires devastate Australia, author and activist Julia Watson considers the wisdom of low-tech land management strategies that’ve been passed down through generations.
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They blinded us with SCIENCE!

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