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Environmental Racism news and analysis from The Nation
June 8, 2017
A Brutal Expulsion in Guatemala Shows How Neoliberalism Gets Greenwashed
Government and big media portray it as a conflict between squatters and conservationists, but it’s just as much about extraction, displacement, militarization, and narcotics.
May 18, 2017
After Promising a ‘Fair Hearing’ on Monuments, Secretary Zinke Shuts Out the Public
As the Interior Department considers unprecedented changes to protected lands, avenues for public input have been curtailed.
December 15, 2016
Take the Fight Against the Dakota Access Pipeline to the Banks That Are Funding It
Demand that the banks backing the Dakota Access Pipeline support the sovereignty and rights of indigenous peoples and end their financing of the pipeline.
December 14, 2016
We Are Hitting the Wall of Maximum Grabbing
We have an epidemic of grabbing—land grabbing, resource grabbing—and now the most powerful nation on earth has elected Donald Trump as its grabber-in-chief.
November 15, 2016
How You Can Stand With Standing Rock
Today’s #NoDAPL action targets the Army Corps of Engineers. Watch this video—then call them.
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August 31, 2016
Are You a Millennial? Congratulations! Climate Change Will Cost Your Generation $8.8 Trillion
That is, unless real change comes to the economy, and fast.
August 29, 2016
White New Orleans Has Recovered from Hurricane Katrina. Black New Orleans Has Not.
Taking stock 11 years after the storm.
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
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.
February 23, 2016
A New Study Suggests Even the Toughest Pesticide Regulations Aren’t Nearly Tough Enough
As in most states, regulators in California measure the effect of only one pesticide at a time. But farmers often use several pesticides together—and that’s a big, toxic problem.