Results related to “Environment”

Climate Change Will Create More Environmental Refugees

Climate Change Will Create More Environmental Refugees

by Julianne Hing on January 9 2015, 5:05PM

Some 22 million people were displaced because of extreme natural disasters in 2013.

Topics: Environment, Immigration, /NOW

Apple Announces New Upgrade: Former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson

Apple Announces New Upgrade: Former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson

by Brentin Mock on May 29 2013, 11:17AM

The first black chief administrator of EPA is now working to green up Apple.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

Wal-Mart Smacked With $110 Million in Fines for Environmental Crimes

Wal-Mart Smacked With $110 Million in Fines for Environmental Crimes

by Brentin Mock on May 29 2013, 10:50AM

Wal-Mart illegally disposed of hazardous liquids and pesticides, now they’re paying up.

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

Texas Settlement Could Be Blueprint for Disaster Recovery

by Michelle Chen on June 8 2010, 10:59AM

While the government struggles to confront the mounting catastrophe on the Gulf Coast, a legal settlement in Texas is set to put hundreds of millions in long overdue relief funds into the hands of disaster victims. Since the 2008 hurricane…

Topics: Environment

Abandoning Justice for Power in South Africa

by Michelle Chen on April 19 2010, 8:00AM

South Africa has been struggling for over a decade to overcome the vestiges of apartheid, and to this day is constantly challenged by racial conflict and socioeconomic inequality. And as if there weren’t enough obstacles strewn in the country’s rocky…

Topics: Environment, Global Affairs

A Fresh Face at Greenpeace

by Michelle Chen on November 19 2009, 7:10AM

Greenpeace has earned a reputation as the quintessential radical environmental group, facing down oil tankers and crusading against nuclear plants. Today, the organization’s new executive director, a veteran of racial justice struggles in Africa, is tipping the group’s focus…

Topics: Environment, Global Affairs

Rinku Sen and Billy Parish: Young, Green, and Broke

by Rinku Sen on October 6 2009, 8:08AM

This piece was coauthored with Billy Parish of the Energy Action Coalition; it originally appeared at the Huffington Post. Last week, the Labor Department reported that youth unemployment stands at 18.2%, nearly twice the national average of 9.8%. The percentage…

Topics: Economy, Environment

Florida: No Job Creation, No Stimulation

by Debayani Kar on October 2 2009, 8:09AM

Today, Vice President Joe Biden announced specific benchmarks that the federal government will use to determine whether the Recovery Act has been a success. But none of his benchmarks include numbers of jobs created. October will see the roll out…

Topics: Economy, Environment

Van Jones Resigns

by Channing Kennedy on September 6 2009, 11:01AM

Van Jones, special adviser on green jobs to President Obama, has resigned. The text of his statement follows: I am resigning my post at the Council on Environmental Quality, effective today. On the eve of historic fights for health care…

Topics: Environment

Choosing Between Cancer and the Ozone

by Leticia Miranda on August 26 2009, 11:26AM

The California Department of Pesticide Regulation is looking at using methyl iodide, a known carcinogenic that’s used in very small amounts to induce cancer in research specimens, on California’s strawberry fields. But it’s ok because they’re preserving the ozone…

Topics: Environment

Caption Contest Post Has Moved!

by Channing Kennedy on August 25 2009, 1:57PM

Hey all: Thanks for participating! Head on over to the new caption contest post, and bring your A game! Last week’s winner below the jump. ——————————————————————— AND SPEAKING OF: Last week’s winner is (drumroll please) RaceWire commenter tonymacias, with: “Y’all…

Topics: Environment, Media, Video & Multimedia

Ignore the Haters, Sierra Club!!: Open Letter to Allison Chin

by Adrienne Maree Brown on July 29 2009, 5:13PM

Dear Allison, Yesterday, the Sierra Club published a post on their Insider blog - “Yep, We’re Too White”. It’s a very short post highlighting that last week, EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson called for more “diversity” in environmental movements, and you,…

Topics: Environment

What Race Really Has to Do with The CA Central Valley’s Fight for Water

by Leticia Miranda on July 16 2009, 4:50PM

Thanks to one of our readers and a local listener-supported radio station here in the Bay Area, I was promptly corrected about what the real racial politics are when it comes to water in the Central Valley. As an…

Topics: Environment

Asthma or Jobs?

by Leticia Miranda on July 3 2009, 2:58PM

That’s the question Chevron is asking Richmond, CA. This Wednesday, a Contra Costa Superior Court Judge sided with environmentalists and community groups in a lawsuit against the refinery to stop the company from manufacturing cruder types of oil until…

Topics: Environment

The body burden

by Michelle Chen on June 9 2009, 2:53PM

Pollution is all around us, but the toll it takes on our bodies is often invisible. To understand the physical legacy of environmental toxins, dirty air and chemical products, environmental justice activists as well as federal agencies have begun…

Topics: Environment, Health

What Disaster Could Look Like in Southern California

by Jorge Rivas on May 20 2009, 9:52AM

A 4.1 earthquake struck Los Angeles County yesterday afternoon about two miles north of the epicenter from another 4.7 temblor on Sunday. Los Angeles has experienced two earthquakes in the last week that are relatively strong compared to the…

Topics: Environment

Appetite for equity

by Michelle Chen on May 15 2009, 9:20PM

Do we care more about the chemicals on the tomatoes in the produce aisle than the people who pick them? Sarah Newman at Alternet writes that the green veneer of organic food often masks exploitative labor conditions, as major…

Topics: Environment

Now It’s Official: The Poor and People of Color Get the Dirty Air

by Guest Columnist on May 6 2009, 9:36AM

by Nina Jacinto This post originally appeared on Wiretap. Last week, researchers at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Southern California released a study that confirms what many people are all too familiar with: toxic pollution falls disproportionately…

Topics: Environment

Standing up on Desert Rock

by Michelle Chen on April 28 2009, 9:10PM

An environmental justice struggle in the heart of Indian Country took a new turn on Monday, with a decision by the Obama administration to reconsider a permit for a proposed power plant in New Mexico. The planned Desert Rock…

Topics: Environment

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