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LGBTQ people are at higher risk in disasters

The Federal Emergency Management Agency warned yesterday that minorities; single parents; and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are "more likely than others to be severely impacted by disasters" and may need extra help.

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Women are more at risk due to the pandemic and climate crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis are two of the world's most urgent issues but while they affect everyone, they also disproportionately impact women and those living in poverty.

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Canada is falling behind on confronting environmental racism

Many First Nations and non-white communities have been the dumping sites for industry. But environmental advocates say Canadians are struggling to empathize.
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A legendary Black environmental group is back and advising Joe Biden

Inside the racist nightmare that led to the founding of the National Black Environmental Justice Network, the devastating death of its first leader Damu Smith, and the political shifts that brought the network back and made it more relevant than ever.
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The environmental movement is very white. These leaders want to change that

People of color have long been excluded from environmental policy and conservation—creating blind spots that perpetuate inequality.
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Siberia’s heat wave triggered an Arctic sea ice melt

An alarming situation is unfolding just north of Siberia's shores: sea ice is crashing in a region that scientists consider to be the ice factory of the Arctic.

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Christian Cooper, the Central Park birder, hopes America can change. Because he’s not going to

Years before sparking a conversation about race and stereotypes, Cooper pushed for inclusion while working for Marvel Comics.
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J. Ama Mantey: A Green-Red New Deal can save black lives in a post-Covid-19 world

Race, not class, is the strongest predictor of whether someone will be overburdened by environmental pollution, climate disasters and other hazards.
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EHN reporter: Here's how Pittsburgh journalists should cover the LGBTQ+ community

On Wednesday, November 20, EHN's Pittsburgh reporter Kristina Marusic will speak at an event aimed at helping journalists appropriately cover the LGBTQ+ community in Pittsburgh and beyond.

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When it comes to climate change, gender makes a difference

A new report examines why gender equality is necessary for efforts to mitigate and adapt to climate change in Africa, and how governments and other stakeholders can integrate the two.

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How a photo of 2 men ignited a storm at Joshua Tree

The photo commemorating LGBTQ Pride Month showed two men, standing next to a Joshua tree, holding up their hands together to create the shape of a heart. When officials at Joshua Tree National Park in California posted the photo on Instagram this week, it set off an immediate ruckus.
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