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EPA Launches Civil Rights Investigation Into Jackson, Mississippi, Water Crisis

EPA Launches Civil Rights Investigation Into Jackson, Mississippi, Water Crisis

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching a civil rights investigation into whether or not the state of Mississippi discriminated against its capital city of Jackson by failing to fix its outdated water infrastructure.  The city of Jackson, which is more than 80 percent Black, suffered a water crisis this August after flooding led […]

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    New Jersey Is the Latest State to Sue Fossil Fuel Companies Over Climate Change

    New Jersey Is the Latest State to Sue Fossil Fuel Companies Over Climate Change

    New Jersey state officials have submitted a 200-page civil suit against five major fossil fuel companies (Exxon Mobil, Shell Oil, Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips), as well as their trade association American Petroleum Institute, over misleading consumers and the public about climate change. New Jersey’s lawsuit joins about 20 similar lawsuits from other cities, counties and states […]

    Australia Aims to End Species Extinctions — Can Its New Plan Succeed?

    Australia Aims to End Species Extinctions — Can Its New Plan Succeed?

    Australia has one of the highest rates of species extinctions in the world, but it has just announced an initiative to preserve 30% of the country’s land mass by 2030 in order to bring species extinctions down entirely to zero. Australia is home to many unique plants and animals, but increasing extreme weather events, including […]

    Biden Pledges $60 Million to Help Protect Puerto Rico From Hurricanes

    Biden Pledges $60 Million to Help Protect Puerto Rico From Hurricanes

    In a visit to Puerto Rico Monday, President Joe Biden pledged an initial $60 million to help the U.S. territory prepare for hurricanes and other storms that have been made more extreme by the climate crisis.  His visit comes five years after Hurricane Maria devastated the island’s infrastructure and killed nearly 3,000 people and around […]

    ‘The World Can’t Wait’: UN Chief Calls for More Climate Ambition From Wealthy Countries Ahead of COP27

    ‘The World Can’t Wait’: UN Chief Calls for More Climate Ambition From Wealthy Countries Ahead of COP27

    As representatives from countries all over the world gear up for the COP27 climate change conference in Egypt, Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) António Guterres has been painting a stark picture of intensifying climate impacts around the globe. Guterres accused the wealthiest 20 countries in the world of not doing enough to prevent Earth […]