environmental justice

EPA to Address Air and Water Pollution in ‘Cancer Alley’

EPA to Address Air and Water Pollution in ‘Cancer Alley’

After a week-long environmental justice trip to Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana in November, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan announced that the EPA will address residents’ complaints about contaminated drinking water, chemical plants placed close to residences and a school and toxic air, The Washington Post reported. Regan said the EPA will invest […]

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    Philippine Women Use Solar, Organizing to Build Resilience

    Philippine Women Use Solar, Organizing to Build Resilience

    Women in the Philippines are working together to build resilience to weather disasters like typhoons and organize around other issues including sustainable agriculture and violence against women, Thomson Reuters reports. After Typhoon Haiyan hammered the central Philippines in 2013, Lorna dela Pena began organizing in Marabut to train women on how to operate solar-powered generators […]

    Vicious Cycle of Increasing Wealth Gaps, Disproportionate Climate Harms Is Worsening Globally, Report Finds

    Vicious Cycle of Increasing Wealth Gaps, Disproportionate Climate Harms Is Worsening Globally, Report Finds

    As another year of extreme weather disasters draws to a close, a new report from the World Inequality Lab shows how disproportionately culpable the world’s richest people and nations are for climate pollution. This inequality is perhaps best illustrated by the equivalence between the climate pollution produced by one billionaire’s nine-minute joyride into space and […]

    Hundreds of Toxic Sites in California Could Flood Because of Sea Level Rise By 2100

    Hundreds of Toxic Sites in California Could Flood Because of Sea Level Rise By 2100

    A new California mapping project reveals another example of how the climate crisis disproportionately impacts vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. The Toxic Tides project, unveiled during a virtual workshop Tuesday, maps more than 400 hazardous sites like power plants, refineries and toxic waste dumps that could flood if sea levels rise by more than three feet, […]

    COP26 Ends With Climate ​Action Falling ‘Short on the Promises Made in Paris’

    COP26 Ends With Climate ​Action Falling ‘Short on the Promises Made in Paris’

    The 26th meeting of the UN climate talks was finally gavelled on Saturday evening in Glasgow, after more than two weeks of intense negotiations. The Glasgow Climate Pact secured a 2023 timeline for countries to resubmit their national emissions-reduction targets to be more aligned with 1.5°C (2.7°F) of warming, and made an unprecedented mention of […]

    Climate Change Is a Justice Issue – These 6 Charts Show Why

    Climate Change Is a Justice Issue – These 6 Charts Show Why

    By Sonja Klinsky Climate change has hit home around the world in 2021 with record heat waves, droughts, wildfires and extreme storms. Often, the people suffering most from the effects of climate change are those who have done the least to cause it. To reduce climate change and protect those who are most vulnerable, it’s […]