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by Brentin Mock on April 23 2013, 6:00AM
With the defeat of Big Green on climate-change, community-based, grassroots groups led by people of color are creating a blueprint for actual change. The EJ response to Superstorm Sandy is Exhibit A.
by Brentin Mock on April 2 2013, 6:30AM
In Obama’s first term, big environmental groups poured resources into congressional lobbying and corporate connections rather than environmental justice. With climate change back on the legislative table, will history repeat itself?
Support for the Keystone XL oil pipeline is growing among Congressional Republicans, Democrats and organized labor. But what will the controversial project actually do for the areas that it would cross?
by Brentin Mock on March 14 2013, 10:21AM
As head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson was explicit about protecting people of color and low income communities from excess pollution and waste. This made her unpopular in some corners. Will her EJ legacy survive her exit?
by Aura Bogado on January 23 2013, 9:20AM
The Attawapiskat First Nation chief and Idle No More movement have put Natives under the spotlight in Canada—begging larger questions for the U.S., too.
by Imara Jones on November 15 2012, 9:24AM
Those who can least bear the brunt of climate change are those feeling its consequences most acutely, both in the U.S. and abroad. But both the “climate gap” and climate change are fixable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.