Deniss Martinez

Indigenous people climate change

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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Indigenous wildfire

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

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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Pennsylvania’s first proposed hazardous waste landfill would be near homes and schools

Residents can voice their opinions at an upcoming public hearing or in public comments.

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New research could help pinpoint “forever chemicals” exposure — giving communities a roadmap for cleanup and individuals direction on what to avoid.

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Investigation: PFAS on our shelves and in our bodies

Testing finds concerning chemicals in everything from sports bras to ketchup, including in brands labeled PFAS-free.

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