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COVID-19 vs Past Pandemics

(CDC) Blog by: Joy Barua COVID-19 has caused a major disruption in the entire world and have paused our daily life. It might even go down as the greatest challenge of its kind that we have faced in our lifetime. While the world is on pause and is [...]

By |April 7th, 2020|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on COVID-19 vs Past Pandemics

COVID-19 Is Bad & Could Be “A Double Whammy” For People in Texas

  Blog by Sharon Franklin DaLyah Jones a staff writer for Texas Observer covering the environment reported on March 25, 2020 that COVID-19 Could Be a Double Whammy for Those in Pollution Hotspots. Ms. Jones reports that air pollution across the globe has sharply dropped, an unintended silver lining of [...]

By |April 2nd, 2020|Tags: , , |Comments Off on COVID-19 Is Bad & Could Be “A Double Whammy” For People in Texas

Shelter In Place Can Be Very Different Depending on Where You Live

The Center for Health, Environment & Justice team and I send our compassion, support and affection to those whose health and livelihoods may be affected by COVID-19. This is a worldwide crisis on a scale we have not seen in our lifetimes. We are thinking of you, your family, friends [...]

By |March 19th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Shelter In Place Can Be Very Different Depending on Where You Live

The Coronavirus Outbreak

This blog was recently published by Hesperian Health Guides. Coronavirus is all over the news and people are looking for how-to, actionable information on surviving the pandemic. But limiting advice and actions to improving individual or community hygiene is only washing our hands of the problem. To successfully defeat the looming [...]

By |March 11th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Coronavirus Outbreak

Environmental Racism & Injustice

Blog by Joy Barua   Credit: GERALD HERBERT / AP The color of our skin or where we live shouldn’t determine the outcome of our health. Unfortunately, that is not the case for a large portion of the population both domestically and internationally. Environmental racism and justice are critical issues [...]

By |March 4th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Environmental Racism & Injustice

Why Are So Many Black & Brown Communities Being Displaced & Erased ???

Blog by Sharon Franklin    Credit: Kate DeCiccio y Rose Jaffe (artists), Department of Public Works Murals DC Project On January 20, 2020, El'gin Avila, MPH, CPH, a PhD student studying Industrial Hygiene at the University of Minnesota and the founder of Equitable Health Solutions published an article in Environmental [...]

By |February 27th, 2020|Comments Off on Why Are So Many Black & Brown Communities Being Displaced & Erased ???

The Numbers are OUT: Top polluters paid NO TAXES in 2019!

By Gustavo Andrade, Organizing Director The numbers are out on the Trump tax cuts, and some of them are staggering: Top polluting companies paid nothing (!) in taxes on billions of dollars of profits last year. According to a new report issued recently by the Institute on Tax and Economic [...]

By |February 19th, 2020|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The Numbers are OUT: Top polluters paid NO TAXES in 2019!

What is Under the Surface?

By Liz Goodiel Across the country, there has been a growing awareness for communities affected by water and soil samples contaminated with hazardous substances, including lead, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxin, arsenic, and more. The presence of such dangerous chemicals have disrupted the lives of residents, children and susceptible individuals that [...]

By |February 12th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on What is Under the Surface?
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