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Environmental Justice news and analysis from The Nation
April 14, 2016
Mr. Sanders Goes to the Vatican
Bernie may be Jewish, but he seems to have found an echo of his politics in the Catholic Church’s call for social justice—especially under Pope Francis.
April 14, 2016
A Radical Alliance of Black and Green Could Save the World
But first the two movements will have to rediscover their shared roots in a fundamental critique of an economy and a society that value things more than lives.
James Gustave Speth
J. Phillip Thompson III
April 7, 2016
Good News on Climate Change… and Bad News
Global emissions may have peaked—but temperatures are rising at record speed, threatening a massive sea-level rise that could destroy major cities by 2100.
March 16, 2016
As the United States Votes, Honduras Kills
Yet another murder of an indigenous activist under a regime supported by the Democratic front-runner.
March 11, 2016
The Pediatrician Who Helped Uncover the Dangers of Lead Has Some Advice for Flint
Dr. Philip Landrigan says we should not give up on the Michigan city's poisoned kids. We should give them support, resources, and early intervention services as soon as possible.
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March 10, 2016
Before Her Murder, Berta Cáceres Singled Out Hillary Clinton for Criticism
The presidential candidate has ignored criticism of her role in enabling the consolidation of the Honduran coup.
March 9, 2016
21 Kids Are Suing President Obama Over Climate Inaction
The complaint accuses the government of infringing on “
the fundamental right of citizens to be free from government actions that harm life, liberty, and property” by
approving and promoting fossil fuel development.
March 7, 2016
Three Times When ‘Impractical’ Movements Led to Real Change
Against all odds, the world broke open. Could it happen again in 2016?
March 3, 2016
The Clinton-Backed Honduran Regime Is Picking Off Indigenous Leaders
The names of Berta Cáceres’s murderers are yet unknown. But we know who killed her.
February 9, 2016
Flint Isn’t the Only Place With Racism in the Water
Environmental racism is an issue of political power: Polluters and waste sites are placed where politicians expect little or no political backlash.