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

The Department of Transportation has tied $2 billion in coveted grant funds to the administration’s social-justice goals.
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Leah Penniman: An Afro-Indigenous approach to agriculture and food security

Society is finally waking up to the fact that we cannot have a healthy food system if we ignore racial justice or if we ignore the health of the land.
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Maps reveal redlined areas face higher flood risks

Across dozens of major U.S. metros, more than $107 billion worth of homes at high risk for flooding are located in neighborhoods that suffered redlining in the 1930s.
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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'

Young climate influencers are talking about "intersectional environmentalism." It's not just a new term for environmental justice.
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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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‘We need to be in the room’: Biden confronts tensions among his environmental backers

Big environmental groups have an ambitious agenda, but success requires satisfying their Black, Latino and Indigenous critics.
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Reps. Barragán and Clarke reintroduce the Energy Resilient Communities Act to fight climate crisis

The Energy Resilient Communities Act was recently introduced by reps hailing from California and New York.
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David Scott sets racial justice, food security and climate as priorities for House ag committee

The first Black chairman of the powerful committee says his team is already lining up several spring hearings on key issues.
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After George Floyd, carbon capture tech tiptoes into racial justice

How national police protests and the Green New Deal pressured carbon capture leaders on equity.
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AOC rallies progressives to push Biden for bold action

The group of young progressive Democrats in the House is moving quickly to pressure President-elect Joe Biden for bold action on climate change and racial justice despite wariness among some in the party's establishment of moving too far, too quickly.

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'We don't have any choice': The young activists naming and shaming US politicians

As the election nears, young Americans are calling on US politicians to take action on climate, police brutality and immigration.

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Earth Day: Amidst the greenwashing, it's still a good thing

When corporations tout their greenness and journalists get beaten senseless by lame ideas.

‘Forever chemicals’ coat the outer layers of biodegradable straws

More evidence that harmful PFAS chemicals are sneaking into some "green" and "compostable" products.

Pesticide DDT linked to increased breast cancer risk generations after exposure

Groundbreaking study finds women whose grandmothers had high DDT exposure are more likely to be obese and have early menstruation—both breast cancer risk factors.

Want more clean energy? Focus on people, not technology

Energy decisions can be deeply personal. We need to listen to households and communities before we prescribe their energy transition.

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.

The political, media, and community response to our Fractured investigation

From a media blitz to calls for statewide drilling bans, here's a look at the fallout and impacts so far from EHN's investigation of western Pennsylvania fracking impacts.

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