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A New Play Explores the Beauty of Being Black in the Green Movement

A New Play Explores the Beauty of Being Black in the Green Movement

by Jamilah King on November 5 2012, 9:53AM

Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s “red, black, and GREEN: a blues” is an interactive and intimate look at how communities are redefining sustainability.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Environment

American Indian Tribes Come Together to Help Sandy-Hit Shinnecock Indian Nation

by Jorge Rivas on November 2 2012, 4:38PM

The Shinnecock Indian Nation, a self-governing tribe residing along the shores of Eastern Long Island that was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, is scheduled to receive some much needed assistance from the Seminole Tribe of Florida.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

Northeast Tribal Lands Hit Hard by Hurricane Sandy

by Jorge Rivas on October 31 2012, 5:44PM

Northeastern tribes say they need both federal and non-governmental agencies to help with recovery efforts after Hurricane Sandy.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

W. Kamau Bell Explains Why He Hates Science -- Just Like Mitt Romney [Video]

W. Kamau Bell Explains Why He Hates Science — Just Like Mitt Romney [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on October 17 2012, 10:36AM

In the second video in the “Actually…” series, W. Kamau Bell explains why he hates science just like Mitt Romney.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

Gov. Bobby Jindal Calls for Coastal Parishes to Voluntarily Evacuate

Gov. Bobby Jindal Calls for Coastal Parishes to Voluntarily Evacuate

by Jorge Rivas on August 27 2012, 1:10PM

The announcement came as tropical Storm Isaac continues west-northwestward over the eastern Gulf of Mexico and poses a significant storm surge threat to the northern Gulf coast.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

Hurricane Could Hit New Orleans on 7th Anniversary of Katrina

Hurricane Could Hit New Orleans on 7th Anniversary of Katrina

by Jorge Rivas on August 27 2012, 11:23AM

Isaac remains on track to hit New Orleans area as Category 1 hurricane.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

How Our 'Growth' Obsession Drives Inequity, and May Kill Us All

How Our ‘Growth’ Obsession Drives Inequity, and May Kill Us All

by Imara Jones on July 31 2012, 9:35AM

The problem starts with the very thing we use to measure prosperity: GDP. The seemingly arcane data point is leading us into darkness.

Topics: Economic Justice, Environment

How Can You Measure Income Inequality? Count The Trees Infographic

How Can You Measure Income Inequality? Count The Trees

by Hatty Lee on June 13 2012, 9:36AM

Environmental journalist Tim De Chant used Google Maps to show that in most American cities, trees have become luxury goods. We talked to him about his new project.

Topics: Environment

Canadian and Alaskan Indians Show Shell Execs Why Tar Sands Are So Bad

Canadian and Alaskan Indians Show Shell Execs Why Tar Sands Are So Bad

by Jorge Rivas on May 24 2012, 5:21PM

On Tuesday an indigenous delegation from Canada and Alaska presented Shell’s Chairman and Board with a report detailing the human and ecological rights violations they say the company’s operations have brought to their communities.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

Colbert Shows Anti-Immigrant 'Environmental' Group's Ties to Hate

Colbert Shows Anti-Immigrant ‘Environmental’ Group’s Ties to Hate

by Channing Kennedy on April 26 2012, 1:55PM

A new ad running on MSNBC claims undocumented immigrants are destroying the environment. Guess where their data comes from?

Topics: Environment, Immigration, /NOW

Two Years After BP Gulf Disaster, First Criminal Charges Arrive

by Julianne Hing on April 24 2012, 4:14PM

A former BP engineer has been arrested for deleting text messages which discussed the real scale of the spill.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

Two Years Later, BP's Oil Still Wreaks Havoc Along the Gulf Coast Infographic

Two Years Later, BP’s Oil Still Wreaks Havoc Along the Gulf Coast

by Hatty Lee on April 20 2012, 9:28AM

Black residents along the gulf coast are still feeling the devastating effects of one of the nation’s worst man-made disasters.

Topics: Environment, Gulf Oil Spill

Lakota Women Lead Victory Against Keystone XL. Have You Said Thanks? [Reader Forum]

Lakota Women Lead Victory Against Keystone XL. Have You Said Thanks? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on March 12 2012, 9:41AM

Colorlines.com readers applaud the Lakota Nation’s 75-person highway blockade action, which stopped Keystone XL’s oil trucks dead in their tracks.

Topics: Environment

Lakota Indians Block 'Keystone XL Pipeline' Trucks in Six-Hour Standoff

Lakota Indians Block ‘Keystone XL Pipeline’ Trucks in Six-Hour Standoff

by Jorge Rivas on March 6 2012, 7:17AM

Five Lakotas on Pine Ridge Indian land in South Dakota were arrested Monday after attempting to block two tarsands pipeline trucks from entering their land.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

Jerome Bettis's Hall of Fame-Worthy Fight to Save Kids From Asthma

Jerome Bettis’s Hall of Fame-Worthy Fight to Save Kids From Asthma

by Brentin Mock on February 3 2012, 10:01AM

“The Bus” is up for NFL Hall of Fame induction this Super Bowl weekend. Brentin Mock says his bold activism on behalf of EPA’s clean air rules is proof enough that he’s among the greatest.

Topics: Environment, Health

Obama Rejects Keystone Oil Sands Pipeline Application

by Jorge Rivas on January 18 2012, 4:14PM

The Obama administration rejected a bid to expand the controversial Keystone oil sands pipeline.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

Bay Area Residents Work to Turn Health Inequities Into a Solar Mosaic

Bay Area Residents Work to Turn Health Inequities Into a Solar Mosaic

by Yvonne Yen Liu on October 17 2011, 10:15AM

A new program in Oakland breaks away from the corporate bandwagon of going green to bring solar power to low-income residents.

Topics: Environment

First Nations and Native Activists Come Out Against Keystone XL

First Nations and Native Activists Come Out Against Keystone XL

by Shani O. Hilton on September 7 2011, 10:42AM

Critics say that the extension — which will run from Alberta Canada to Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas — will harm ancestral homelands.

Topics: Environment

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Has Big Post-Katrina Regrets

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Has Big Post-Katrina Regrets

by Jorge Rivas on August 30 2011, 1:32PM

Six years after Katrina, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin says he regrets not evacuating the city sooner.

Topics: Environment

Twitter Rages as NY Announces No Evacuation Plan for Rikers

Twitter Rages as NY Announces No Evacuation Plan for Rikers

by Jorge Rivas on August 29 2011, 2:30PM

Major publications avoided the biggest story in New York’s battle against Hurricane Irene. Twitter played a critical row in bringing the news to the masses.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Environment