Derrick Z. Jackson

Derrick Z. Jackson: Children will suffer the consequences of recent Supreme Court rulings

Recent decisions by the high court will irreparably impact our children's health.

It appears to be of no concern to the Supreme Court’s 6-3 ultraconservative majority how children are collateral damage in its monumental rulings to close the 2021-22 term.

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roe v. wade

Derrick Z. Jackson: Roe v. Wade draft bodes ill for air, wetlands and the EPA

Science and the U.S. Supreme Court are on course to become oil and water, much to the joy of Big Oil and to the dread of those who support actions that protect our planet.

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Derrick Z. Jackson: Nearly one million US deaths from COVID-19—the grim consequences of sidelining science

One million US deaths from COVID-19. Catatonic politics on climate change. Communities suffocating from environmental injustice.
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Climate colonialism at COP26: Derrick Z. Jackson

The refusal of the United States and fellow rich nations to compensate developing countries for the devastation wrought by air pollution and climate change smacks of a kind of modern colonialism at its worst.

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Photo Essay: Giving Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante the protection they deserve

Photo Essay: Giving Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante the protection they deserve

Walls of red, walls of gold. Stratified hillsides exposing 270 million years of Earth formation with ribbons of cocoa, caramel, burned orange, and white.

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oil and gas climate change

“Code Red” for climate means reducing US oil and gas production: Derrick Z. Jackson

This summer, the report from the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that keeping the increase in global temperature under 2 degrees Celsius would be "beyond reach" without "immediate, rapid and large-scale" reductions in global warming emissions.

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Great Crested Grebe

Don't compromise science when protecting water quality in the nation’s rivers and streams: Derrick Z. Jackson

With its "Waters of the United States" rule, President Obama's administration enacted unprecedented protections of rivers and streams.

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COVID-19 vaccination

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

On March 29, Eric, the most prominent lay leader at my church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, perished from COVID-19.
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