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Environmental Justice news and analysis from The Nation
November 21, 2017
Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Is a Climate Criminal—and I’m Willing to Go to Jail to Say So
A big part of what makes nonviolent civil disobedience powerful is the willingness of those engaging in it to suffer the consequences.
November 17, 2017
These Women Nobelists Are Fighting for Grassroots Activists in Central America
They’re bringing limelight to women-led movements resisting land grabs and destruction from mining companies, hydroelectric plants, and monoculture plantations.
November 15, 2017
Elon Musk Will Not Help Lead a Climate Leap
Los Angeles activists are fighting for climate justice, but, at nearby Tesla, green jobs aren’t good jobs.
November 7, 2017
The Paris Climate Accord Didn’t Go Nearly Far Enough—Can Bonn Do Better?
If negotiators are going to meaningfully combat the climate crisis this week, they’ll need to forget about pleasing fossil-fuel corporations.
October 24, 2017
It Doesn’t Matter if Cities Are Climate Change–Proof if No One Can Afford to Live in Them
In the wake of this year’s devastating hurricanes, cities need to focus on equity in all of their future climate-adaptation plans.
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August 16, 2017
Wanna Save the Planet? Follow the Haida Nation’s Example.
Indigenous peoples steward 80 percent of earth’s biological diversity, but need sovereignty to resist corporate plunder. The amazing triumph of the Haida shows how to get there.
August 8, 2017
Over 3,000 New Yorkers Could Die From Summer Heat Each Year by 2080
Unless we act now, deaths from extreme heat will become much more common as the globe warms.
August 3, 2017
The Missed Opportunities of ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’
Al Gore’s latest film draws climate change back into the political limelight, but fails to draw connections between environmental and economic justice.
August 2, 2017
Donald Trump and Ryan Zinke Are Purging Climate Scientists for Telling the Truth
Dozens of senior officials have been reassigned at the Department of the Interior, including Dr. Virginia Burkett, who contributed to the IPCC reports that won the Nobel Peace Prize.
June 19, 2017
How to Protect the Environment Where It’s Worked by Human Hands
Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman
, Miriam Horn reminds us what Middle America looks like as a place, not an ideology.