Regan Patterson

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Black communities must lead the charge to repair harm from freeways

Electrification isn't enough. Transportation justice requires a redistribution of power.

"Did you hear about the rose that grew from a crack in the concrete?" asked Tupac Shakur.

I did—it's the story of Black survival in spite of living in undesirable environmental conditions.

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Las comunidades negras deben liderar la tarea para reparar los daños causados por las autopistas

Las comunidades negras deben liderar la tarea para reparar los daños causados por las autopistas

"¿Has escuchado hablar acerca de la rosa que creció de una grieta en el concreto?" preguntó Tupac Shakur.
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Workers exposed to PFAS in a variety of industries

From construction to skiing, PFAS are an important, but understudied, source of on-the-job chemical exposure.

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Peter Dykstra: The steal of the last century and a half

The General Mining Law of 1872 turned 150 this month. It hasn’t changed a bit.

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Op-Ed: Black gold and the color line

How historical racist redlining practices are linked to higher exposures to oil and gas wells.

Words of wisdom from three leaders in the environmental health and justice field

Words of wisdom from three leaders in the environmental health and justice field

A Q&A with Black and Latina researchers about health equity research and career advice for early career scientists.

PFAS Testing

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.

Our mothers' gifts: Readers respond

Our mothers' gifts: Readers respond

We asked you to share one "big lesson" from your mother. And you responded

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