Biden infrastructure plan: White House targets racial inequities

Biden's more than $2 trillion infrastructure and economic recovery plan aims to curb racial inequities in housing, transportation and jobs.
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The unbearable whiteness of climate anxiety

The climate movement is ascendant, and it has become common to see climate change as a social justice issue.


Donations to Black-led food and land organizations shift from charitable giving to true reparations

Transferring wealth to Black-led groups is a particularly potent form of reparations with immediate benefits to communities of color.

Teen Vogue’s Book ‘No Planet B’ Offers a Guide to the Climate Crisis

The youth-led fight for our collective future is the focus of a new anthology of Teen Vogue's climate change coverage, released Tuesday by Haymarket Books.


Uganda: Turning trash into COVID masks for the hearing-impaired

When entrepreneur Juliet Namujju realized COVID masks were preventing her hearing-impaired staff from lip-reading, she resolved to find another enterprising use for Uganda's mountains of plastic waste.

The swift, disruptive rise of 'slow streets'

In many cities, the swift rollout of car-restricted streets at the start of the pandemic faced fierce community resistance. Now planners are changing their playbook. 

Can doughnuts save the planet?

Imagine a ring doughnut. This is the basis of an idea about how we could run the world in a way that gives everyone what they need - food, homes, healthcare and more - and save the planet at the same time.


Russell Zerbo, Christina D. Rosan: Philly is ready to start fighting climate change again

Local clean air advocates look to Joe Biden to renew a much-needed partnership to help the city and the planet fight climate change.

Shareholders challenge firms they invest in to promote good in the world

Financial advisors, active asset owners and investment managers deploy shareholder advocacy to make corporations notice and respond to shareholder concerns.

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."

New York’s notorious Rikers Island jail is closing: Now it’s time to put the land to better use.

There are many ideas for what the 400-acre island in the middle of New York be transformed into: affordable housing, an energy hub, or a new manufacturing center.

'Doomsday' transit cuts could cripple U.S. economy

New York’s MTA plans to slash subway service, and other cities have proposed brutal budget cuts if federal transit support doesn’t arrive.  

The fall of Trump propels the climate story into a decisive new era

Donald Trump's defeat in the US presidential election is the biggest development in the climate story in years, if only because it means that the story might not have a hellish ending after all.


How conservation groups confront distrust from communities of color

Environmental organizations are realizing that if they want to attract a broader constituency, they must first make up for past missteps.


Youth voter turnout is surging due to concerns over guns, climate change and race

Major social movements driven by young activists around climate change, gun safety and Black Lives Matter protests have led to an explosion of civic awareness among younger Americans, who are on track to turn out to vote in record numbers this election and could play a pivotal role in some key battleground states.

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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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