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Could the voting rights fight hinder climate and energy policies?

Communities of color are more likely to support pollution controls, renewable energy and other climate policies than white communities.
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Ask me about...how to make sustainability central to the post-pandemic recovery

Joylette Portlock has been executive director of Sustainable Pittsburgh since the end of 2018.

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Mass incarceration is an environmental justice issue, and vice versa

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A call to return land to tribal nations grows stronger

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Vilsack’s checkoff problem

Tom Vilsack is back in charge of U.S. agriculture, promising to address racial equity, climate change and farmworker safety. But is he willing to willingness to tackle Big Ag's power over farmers?

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Care infrastructure is key to an equitable, green recovery from the Covid-19 crisis

As federal policymakers confront the parallel crises of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and racial injustice, a significant investment in our nation's care infrastructure - and the workforce and green jobs that power it—presents an urgent opportunity to address all three.

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As Biden shifts infrastructure focus to climate and racial justice, cities and states alter pitches for federal money

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Leah Penniman: An Afro-Indigenous approach to agriculture and food security

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Maps reveal redlined areas face higher flood risks

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Pollution in Black communities should make environmental justice a racial justice issue for the Biden administration

Industrial pollution has sickened and poisoned Black communities for decades. Environmental justice experts have a solution to stop this.
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Pollution in Black communities should make environmental justice a racial justice issue for Biden administration

Industrial pollution has sickened and poisoned Black communities for decades. Environmental justice experts have a solution to stop this.
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Amy Cooper, who targeted Central Park bird-watcher, has case dropped

Ms. Cooper, a white woman, called 911 on the Central Park bird-watcher. After she finished a program about racial bias, the prosecution asked a judge to drop the case.
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The generational rift over 'intersectional environmentalism'

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Will Biden's food and agriculture appointees live up to his promises on racial justice?

What we know so far about how the Biden administration is prioritizing diversity and justice in federal food policy.
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