Teresa Mok: ‘Model minority’ stereotype obscures the food insecurity Asian Americans face

Immigration status and language barriers have long made food access in some Asian American communities a challenge. The pandemic and recent waves of violence and harassment have made the situation worse.
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How a protest in a Black N.C. farming town nearly 40 years ago sparked a national movement

"I Can't Breathe" were George Floyd's dying words under a White police officer's knee. They eerily echo what Black, Latino, Native American and other non-White environmental justice activists have said for decades about choking pollution in their communities.

NAACP report: Fossil fuel industry uses deception to conceal damage to BIPOC communities

The fossil fuel industry continues to use a long list of deceptive tactics to conceal environmental destruction that harms Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and low-income communities.

Understanding the fossil fuel industry's legacy of white supremacy

In December, The New York Times published a story revealing how ExxonMobil and other oil companies had paid a public relations firm named FTI to build “news” and information websites falsely suggesting grassroots support for the fossil fuel industry and its initiatives. ExxonMobil, which didn’t

Op-ed: Environmental racism in Chicago will be made worse by General Iron facility

In this op-ed, Chicago high school students talk about why they're fighting the construction of a new industrial facility in their neighborhood.

Plan to expand Texas highway stalled over environmental racism concerns

Texas is crisscrossed by thousands of miles of freeways, but a Houston-area county is suing the state to stop one of them being expanded, arguing the air pollution and displacement will primarily harm minority communities.


Measuring equity through city trees

Planting trees is a way to build community and bolster benefits to human and environmental health.

Climate project reveals racial tensions at Minnesota golf course

Black people faced overt discrimination on this city's public golf courses until the 1950s. Now climate change is elevating golf's racist past once again.

Chicago activists end hunger strike against recycling plant but vow to 'continue fight'

Southeast Side organizers and residents are demanding the city stop a metal shredder from operating in a Latino neighborhood already overburdened by pollution.

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.

General Iron: Mayor Lori Lightfoot responds to hunger strikers opposed to move

Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she wants to work on environmental issues on the Southeast Side but won't commit to denying metal shredder's permit.

London’s air pollution problem: ‘Bringing everyone together is the way to make real change’

Those most affected by the problem of air pollution are the least likely to be involved in the solution. How can we change that?

Biden and faith groups to fight racism, climate change, pandemic

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Sunday outlining his administration's plans to combat racism, poverty, polarization, climate change and other crises with the help of people of faith.

‘Minari’ shines a spotlight on Asian American farmers

The film chronicles the journey of a Korean American family farming in 1980s Arkansas, and resonates with farmers who see their own experiences reflected.

GOP senators backed an extremist at Interior but reject a Native American woman

Sens. Steve Daines and John Barrasso, who had no concerns about an anti-public lands ideologue overseeing federal land, say Rep. Deb Haaland is too "radical."

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The pollution plumes of North Pole

An oil refining chemical has infiltrated the water of a small Alaskan town, but families—many worried about health issues—are left with more questions than answers.

Fractura Hidráulica: Sustancias químicas nocivas e incógnitas persiguen a los habitantes de Pensilvania rodeados de fracturación

Hicimos pruebas a familias en el país de la fracturación para detectar sustancias químicas nocivas y revelamos exposiciones inexplicables, niños enfermos y la "vida de ensueño" de una familia afectada.

Systemic racism continues to plague pandemic response: Derrick Z. Jackson

Remembering those have fallen to the collective selfishness of the prior White House and the nation's governors—a selfishness significantly stained by systemic racism.

Fractura Hidráulica: página de preguntas frecuentes

Encontramos exposiciones alarmantes a la probable contaminación por la fracturación hidráulica. Pero esto es sólo el principio de la historia.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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

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

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