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Studies Suggest Air Pollution Increases Threat of Coronavirus Airborne Transmission

By: Shaina Smith, Community Organizing Intern The reality of environmental inequality is that industry polluters target low-wealth and minority communities disproportionately. A 2018 study found that Black and Latino people are typically exposed to 56% and 63% more air pollution than is caused by their consumption, but that white people [...]

By |July 30th, 2020|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Studies Suggest Air Pollution Increases Threat of Coronavirus Airborne Transmission

Biden Releases Environmental Plan in Bid for Progressive Vote

By Paolo Padova, Science Intern Last week the presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, released his climate and energy plan. Biden’s plan puts an emphasis on environmental justice and its intersection with racial inequality. The plan commits to creating a new Environmental and Climate Justice Division within the Department of Justice [...]

By |July 22nd, 2020|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Biden Releases Environmental Plan in Bid for Progressive Vote

A Call to Action: On the State of Our Nation & Covid-19

By Jenna Clark, Communications Intern This week, Congress is in recess. Most Representatives and Senators will return home to districts in turmoil. After many states reopened, Covid-19 rates skyrocketed in much of the south, west, and Midwest. On Wednesday, the United States reported 67,300 new cases. On the same day, [...]

By |July 17th, 2020|Tags: , |Comments Off on A Call to Action: On the State of Our Nation & Covid-19

Behind the Dakota Access, Keystone XL, Atlantic Coast Pipeline Wins

By Hamsavardhini “Anu” Thirunarayanan, Intern This past Sunday, July 5, Dominion Energy and Duke Energy declared that they would cancel their planned Atlantic Coast Pipeline, despite the $3.4 billion investment and just 20 days after securing a 7-2 U.S. Supreme Court vote allowing them to build the pipeline below the [...]

By |July 9th, 2020|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Behind the Dakota Access, Keystone XL, Atlantic Coast Pipeline Wins

Racial Inequities: From Medical Care to Pollution

By: Julie Silverman, Summer Communications Intern The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Trayvon Martin, and far too many other Black Americans have brought racial injustices to light in all spheres of life, specifically in terms of police brutality. However, racial disparities, specifically involving Black individuals have [...]

By |July 1st, 2020|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Racial Inequities: From Medical Care to Pollution

CDC – Where are you?

As the country moves to reopening this summer, with some states moving more quickly and others more deliberately, one thing seems clear, people are not paying attention to details and to the rules of living with a pandemic. Where are the masks and where is the social distancing? And where [...]

By |June 24th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on CDC – Where are you?

If You Care About the Economy, You Should Also Care About Pollution

By: Sophie Weinberg, Intern Money is the driving force behind many industries in the United States, and those that pollute are no exception. It is a common perception that those industries, such as coal mining, are vital to the economy, when in reality pollution that results from those industries is [...]

By |June 18th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on If You Care About the Economy, You Should Also Care About Pollution

One Step Forward, So Many Steps Back

By: Kara Hoisington In 2019, data of all police killings in the country compiled by Mapping Police Violence, black Americans were nearly three times more likely to die from police than white Americans. The recent murder of George Floyd finally sparked the flame for Congress to address this form of [...]

By |June 10th, 2020|Tags: , , |Comments Off on One Step Forward, So Many Steps Back
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