environmental justice

Hurricanes Keep Killing Long After Landfall

Hurricanes Keep Killing Long After Landfall

New research is examining fuller perspectives on the lethality of hurricanes and tropical cyclones and revealing disproportionate harm upon women and people of color. Death rates in areas hit by tropical cyclones are as much as 33% higher in the months following storms, a study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association found, with […]

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    Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Dakota Access Pipeline Appeal

    Supreme Court Refuses to Consider Dakota Access Pipeline Appeal

    The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to consider an appeal by Energy Transfer, the Dallas-based operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), over a 2020 ruling requiring an environmental review of the oil pipeline, The Guardian reported. The lawsuit was brought by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe who — along with the Cheyenne River Sioux […]

    ‘This is What Environmental Justice Looks Like’: Majority Latino Community Wins Victory Against Polluting Metal Shredder

    ‘This is What Environmental Justice Looks Like’: Majority Latino Community Wins Victory Against Polluting Metal Shredder

    A majority Latino neighborhood on Chicago’s Southeast Side has won a major environmental justice victory. On Friday, the city denied a permit for a metal shredder that community members fought with a month-long hunger strike last year. “This is a testament to the love and pride we have for the Southeast Side,” activist Gina Ramirez […]

    What Voting Rights Mean for the Planet

    What Voting Rights Mean for the Planet

    By Derrick Z. Jackson As studies increasingly tally the death toll of climate change, the recent stalemate over voting rights legislation in the Senate puts the United States at a grave crossroads.  The Republican Party that is rolling back voter protections in the states and blocking them on Capitol Hill — enabled by conservative Democrats — […]

    Incarcerated People Face the Worst Impacts of Climate Change, Investigation Finds

    Incarcerated People Face the Worst Impacts of Climate Change, Investigation Finds

    Climate change, on top of a long list of societal inequities, disproportionately harms incarcerated people in the U.S., a multi-part Intercept investigation reveals. California, Texas, and Florida have the highest incarcerated populations and also face some of the most frequent and extreme impacts of climate change. Justin Phillips, who has a kidney condition that makes […]

    American Cities Lack Safe Infrastructure for Bikers of Color

    American Cities Lack Safe Infrastructure for Bikers of Color

    Efforts to make Los Angeles, and other cities across the country, more bike friendly are ignoring one of the biggest obstacles to making cycling safer for BIPOC residents: cops. “As transportation planners, we’ve gone straight to the physical infrastructure, when for Black cyclists — and there are growing numbers of them — it’s not about […]

    Increased Flooding Due to Climate Change Will ‘Disproportionately’ Affect Black Communities, Study Finds

    Increased Flooding Due to Climate Change Will ‘Disproportionately’ Affect Black Communities, Study Finds

    Climate-caused flooding will increase in the next 30 years, causing billions of dollars of losses that will disproportionately affect Black communities in the United States, according to a new study. Flood risk will increase by 26 percent, especially on the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts, where there is a greater threat of sea level rise and hurricanes are becoming more intense.

    Rihanna Donates $15 Million to Climate Justice

    Rihanna Donates $15 Million to Climate Justice

    Rihanna is donating $15 million to organizations that champion climate justice.  The singer is donating the money through her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), which she founded in 2012 to honor her grandparents Clara and Lionel Braithwaite, and describes itself as supporting climate resilience and justice in the U.S. and the Caribbean.  “At the Clara Lionel […]