Colonialism, the climate crisis, and the need to center Indigenous voices

As world leaders gather at COP26, we need acknowledge the historical root causes of the climate crisis.

We are in one of the most consequential months of human history as the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) is underway in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Hands on the land, heart in community: Returning cultural fires

It was a California Summer. I was working in a plant nursery tucked into the Cascade Mountain Range—blue mountains in the distance and rivers and creeks to splash in.

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Manos en la tierra, corazón en la comunidad: Incendios culturales recurrentes

Fue un verano de California. Estaba trabajando en un vivero escondido en la Cordillera Cascade Range: montañas azules en la distancia y ríos y arroyos para chapotear.

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Pollution’s mental toll: How air, water and climate pollution shape our mental health

For years Americans have been warned about the dangers of pollution and climate change but one effect is neglected: impacts to our brains.

Analysis: 7 things the White House should do to limit PFAS pollution

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