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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

Climate Change Report: American Indian Tribes Hit Hardest

Climate Change Report: American Indian Tribes Hit Hardest

by Jorge Rivas on August 22 2011, 11:04AM

Whether it’s a storm, wildfire or drought, the study found American Indian Tribes are always hit the hardest.

Topics: Environment

Who's Grabbing Africa's Land? U.S. Speculators, Including Universities

Who’s Grabbing Africa’s Land? U.S. Speculators, Including Universities

by Michelle Chen on July 29 2011, 9:22AM

The financial industry has identified rich soil in poor countries. But watchdogs warn that turning Africa’s land over to the global financial marketplace will deepen an already growing food crisis.

Topics: Environment, Global Affairs, Global Justice

The Globe's Not Only Getting Hotter. It's More Unjust and Unstable, Too

The Globe’s Not Only Getting Hotter. It’s More Unjust and Unstable, Too

by Michelle Chen on July 6 2011, 9:32AM

Climate change is wreaking havoc on more than the environment. All over the Global South, it’s creating refugees, sparking conflict over resources and justifying repression.

Topics: Environment, Global Affairs, Global Justice

5 Ways to Prepare For When Disaster Strikes

5 Ways to Prepare For When Disaster Strikes

by Asraa Mustufa on May 31 2011, 9:57AM

Advocates from the country’s Black Belt share their hard-learned lessons.

Topics: Environment

The Nuclear Industry's Astroturf Movement in Communities of Color

The Nuclear Industry’s Astroturf Movement in Communities of Color

by Brian Palmer on May 26 2011, 9:13AM

Entergy, the nation’s second largest nuclear power generator, is pitting black and brown people against New York’s green movement.

Topics: Environment

Five Simple Ways to Mark Earth Day by Building Environmental Equity

Five Simple Ways to Mark Earth Day by Building Environmental Equity

by Hatty Lee on April 24 2011, 12:12PM

There can be no sustainability without equity. Here are some ideas for creating both.

Topics: Environment

A Year After BP Oil Spill, We're None the Wiser

A Year After BP Oil Spill, We’re None the Wiser

by Megan Hagist on April 22 2011, 1:39PM

From the Gulf to the Cape, Native organizers are trying to fix the problems corporations create.

Topics: Environment

Here's to Resilience and Love Along the Gulf Coast

Here’s to Resilience and Love Along the Gulf Coast

by Hatty Lee on April 20 2011, 6:15PM

Remembering the nation’s worst environmental disaster one year later.

Topics: Environment

NAACP Report: Some Gulf Coast Oil Spill Toxins Are Harder to See

NAACP Report: Some Gulf Coast Oil Spill Toxins Are Harder to See

by Yvonne Yen Liu on April 20 2011, 6:08PM

From rising unemployment to domestic violence and depression, communities of color are still being hit hardest one year after the disaster.

Topics: Environment

Residents Still Search for Answers in BP Oil Spill Disaster

Residents Still Search for Answers in BP Oil Spill Disaster

by Jamilah King on April 19 2011, 4:52PM

While the oil may appear to be gone, the nation’s worst environmental disaster is still being felt by residents.

Topics: Environment

The Radioactive Racism Behind Nuclear Energy

The Radioactive Racism Behind Nuclear Energy

by Michelle Chen on March 23 2011, 10:26AM

At every point in the nuclear production chain, the industry has sloughed a disproportionate share of the risk on marginalized communities.

Topics: Environment, Global Justice

White House Could Be Forced To Re-Open Yucca Mountain Talks

White House Could Be Forced To Re-Open Yucca Mountain Talks

by Julianne Hing on March 16 2011, 5:10PM

Energy Secretary Steven Chu told Congress that, if the administration loses a pending legal challenge, the idea Native Americans have fought may be back.

Topics: Environment

GOP Reopens Fight Over Nuclear Waste in Sacred Yucca Mountain

GOP Reopens Fight Over Nuclear Waste in Sacred Yucca Mountain

by Julianne Hing on March 15 2011, 11:53AM

Before Japan’s crisis, the push for more nuclear energy in the U.S. revived a fight Native Americans have been waging for years.

Topics: Environment

A Food Crisis Is Coming, But Urban America Already Has It Solved

A Food Crisis Is Coming, But Urban America Already Has It Solved

by Imara Jones on February 16 2011, 11:07AM

Urban farms grew out of crisis in black and brown neighborhoods. Now they’re an innovation all of America desperately needs.

Topics: Environment, How We Eat

Chicago Demolition Sheds Light on Public Housing Debate

Chicago Demolition Sheds Light on Public Housing Debate

by Jamilah King on December 7 2010, 2:19PM

Just how useful is urban redevelopment to low-income residents?

Topics: Environment

Dispatch From Cancun: Developing Paradise in the Suicide Capital

Dispatch From Cancun: Developing Paradise in the Suicide Capital

by Roberto Lovato on December 3 2010, 10:06AM

As world leaders gather for climate talks on one side of town, Roberto Lovato visits the other, where the turmoil of climate change threatens hearts and minds, too.

Topics: Dispatches, Environment

Coal Pollution Will Kill 13K in 2010, Clustered in Cities, Says Study

Coal Pollution Will Kill 13K in 2010, Clustered in Cities, Says Study

by Michelle Chen on September 14 2010, 11:35AM

The good news is that this injustice can be at least partially remedied through human action.

Topics: Environment

How the Discovery Channel Gunman's Green Activism Turned to Hate

How the Discovery Channel Gunman’s Green Activism Turned to Hate

by Julianne Hing on September 2 2010, 4:36PM

A growing sect of the environmental movement is being co-opted by white nationalists.

Topics: Environment

Is Environmental Injustice Morphing Little Girls' Bodies?

Is Environmental Injustice Morphing Little Girls’ Bodies?

by Michelle Chen on August 10 2010, 1:27PM

The latest research suggests an array of social and environmental factors may be causing girls bodies to develop prematurely, especially girls of color.

Topics: Environment, Health, On Gender