Environmental Injustice

"Today, zip code is still the most potent predictor of an individual's health and well-being"

Environmental racism has plagued communities of color for decades.

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Homestead panel examines bridging the blue-green divide

One easily might have assumed the parties gathered in the historic Pump House at The Waterfront Saturday were there to take up opposite ends of a bitter debate that has raged for generations.

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Global Health Institute director discusses effect of climate change on health, social justice

The director said "poor countries are suffering, but it is wealthy countries that are causing the problem."
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‘Gentrified out of existence’ as Gowanus, toxic sites get cleaner

The neighborhood around Brooklyn's heavily polluted Gowanus Canal was, for years, an untouched time capsule.

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Blue wave in midwest could resurrect climate compact

A 2007 agreement aimed to reduce regional emissions, then political winds shifted.

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MIT lecturer brings Pennsylvania coalfield justice to Boston

"Without adequate planning and preparation for a potential decline in the coal industry, we'll end up with a massive loss in tax revenue as well as employment opportunities."

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Environmental racism at EPA: first policy, now racist messages written at headquarters

The EPA's chief of staff assured employees that the agency would investigate after a series of racist messages were written on a whiteboard.
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How high is urban air pollution?

The World Health Organization (WHO) has conducted a study to determine particulate pollution worldwide.

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Climate change already causing increases in stress, depression and negative mental health, study shows

Women and people on low incomes are more likely to report mental health problems due to weather.

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The impact of climate change on communities of color

"We have a climate gap in this country. The main reason being that millions of low-income people, many of them minorities, tend to live in the geographical areas that are most impacted by climate change."

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Best climate scenario is still too hot for many communities of color

As average global temperatures continue to rise, certain communities are more at risk of getting burned than others.
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The U.N.’s climate report has something to piss everyone off

Everything’s on the table when it comes to fighting climate change.
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Originals

Diversity in environmental organizations is improving, with still a long way to go.

When it comes to leadership in environmental organizations, key positions are still held by white men.

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Fuming residents are fighting back against a neighboring oil refinery

As this Houston neighborhood stews in a witches’ brew of toxic chemicals, locals are taking a stand.
From our Newsroom

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

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