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.
In the remote corners of Sumatra and Papua in Indonesia, and in other isolated communities across Asia and the world, access to energy for all remains a huge development challenge. This, despite impressive economic growth over the last few decades.
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.