Nurses call on Biden administration to tackle environmental racism during COVID-19 pandemic

While the nation has been fixated on responding to one pandemic, a previously silent epidemic is getting louder: racism.

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Montana tribes hard-hit by COVID-19 brace for Republican takeover

Native Americans in Montana are dying from COVID-19 at a rate 11 times higher than white residents.


Naturally Latinos Conference fights against stereotypes in Chesapeake Bay watershed

Nearly 350 people tuned into the third annual Naturally Latinos Conference Dec. 2–4, organizers said. That turnout was double any of the previous gatherings. About half of the participants identified themselves as Latinos.

The battle for the Black Hills

Nick Tilsen was arrested for protesting President Trump at Mount Rushmore. Now, his legal troubles are part of a legacy.

Capitol rioters walked away. Climate protesters saw a double standard

“There’s two worlds,” said one community activist who has been arrested several times at nonviolent protests. “And we’ve got to fix that.”

In a time of social and environmental crisis, Aldo Leopold's call for a 'land ethic' is still relevant

Labeling Leopold racist oversimplifies his wilderness advocacy and his effort to understand human population pressure as a factor in environmental change.

Green groups have a racism problem. Waterkeepers are trying to solve it

The Waterkeeper Alliance is an exclusive club. Here's how it’s aiming for inclusivity.

Deb Haaland’s tough road ahead at the Interior Department

Haaland will have to overcome the Interior’s legacy of colonialism and fossil fuel plunder — as well as her boss’s moderate centrism.

Benjamin Thomas, Monique Smith: Black Americans' vaccination fears can be eased by a public health campaign

After centuries of mistreatment, many African-Americans are wary of the COVID-19 shot. A public health campaign could help rebuild trust.

Amid Nova Scotia lobster dispute, one fishery charts new path forward

While protest, racism and violence have dominated the headlines surrounding the launch of Mi’kmaq lobster fisheries in eastern Canada, Mi'kmaq from Potlotek have been able to peacefully pursue their rights in a way that’s giving other First Nations hope

'They're liars': Activists say Brooklyn residents were not informed of fracked gas pipeline

Environmentalist groups say the pipeline, intended to funnel gas from Pennsylvania to north Brooklyn, is an example of environmental racism.

Pollution, poverty and pandemic: A community on edge

In a segregated community outside of an Alabama oil refinery, chronic illness tells a story of racial inequality, poverty and disease as the United States approaches 300,000 deaths from COVID-19.

Climate racism is real. Researchers found it in U.S. cities

A disproportionately high number of poor and non-white people live in the hottest neighborhoods across the country. It's often the result of discriminatory practices by banks and local governments.

This Fixer wrote the book on addressing poverty, wastewater, and climate change in rural America

A conversation with Catherine Flowers, author of "Waste: One Woman’s Fight Against America’s Dirty Secret."

Trump's environmental rollbacks are racist. Here's how Biden can overturn them immediately.

With Joe Biden heading to the White House, the fossil fuel industry is preparing for a fight.

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In defense of all species

From manatees to Labradoodles, let's treat them all with respect and dignity.

Op-ed: A push for answers about the environmental causes of child cancer

A first-of-its kind study aims to tease out the link between pollution and cancer in children.

Moving forward after four years of fights and falsehoods

As the US turns the page on a skeptical and openly hostile administration, environmental science and journalism face continued obstacles—but there is some optimism.

LISTEN: Dana Williamson on bringing communities to the forefront of environmental justice research

"There needs to be more intentionality around working with communities that are experiencing environmental inequities."

Unplugged: Abandoned oil and gas wells leave the ocean floor spewing methane

The Gulf of Mexico is littered with tens of thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells, and toothless regulation leaves climate warming gas emissions unchecked.

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