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Environmental Injustice

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.

www.scientificamerican.com
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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."

Justice

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.
www.trtworld.com
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How high is urban air pollution?

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

www.independent.co.uk
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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.

www.charlestonchronicle.net
Justice

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.
grist.org
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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.
Kristina Marusic
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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How joining a climate program could save Western Pennsylvania kids’ lives and lungs

As Pennsylvania moves to join a regional greenhouse gas initiative, experts say it will also reduce toxics, foster healthier kids, and save the state billions. But GOP policymakers and industry groups remain opposed.

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The trial comes a week after Bayer announced it would stop selling Roundup.

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Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Opinion: Get high-risk pesticides out of our bodies

Four ways to fix systemic problems plaguing food and agriculture safety

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