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Environmental Racism news and analysis from The Nation
November 17, 2022
These Moms Are Leading the Fight Against Environmental Racism
In Los Angeles, the fight against toxic air pollution is a family affair.
September 27, 2022
The Mississippi Water Crisis Is the Tip of the Global Disaster to Come
Extreme weather will put a strain on global water supplies.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 22, 2022
No, America Doesn’t Actually Need “Sacrifice Zones”
Their suffering is not for the greater good.
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis
August 19, 2022
Trying to Keep the Roof on in Louisiana’s Cancer Alley
While the petrochemical industry keeps blowing it off.
August 11, 2022
Does the Climate Bill Throw Environmental Justice Under the Bus?
And three more questions about the biggest climate legislation in US history.
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June 27, 2022
Native Growers Can Help the US Meet Its Climate Goals. Will the New Farm Bill Offer Enough Support?
A conversation with Carly Griffith Hotvedt about the Native Farm Bill, traditional Indigenous knowledge, and environmental conservation.
March 17, 2022
The US Is Facing a Maternal Health Crisis. Climate Change Is Making It Worse.
Soaring temperatures, air pollution, and extreme weather contribute to adverse pregnancy outcomes—especially for women of color.
March 4, 2022
“You Can’t Separate People From the Planet”
Activist and author Leah Thomas lays out her vision for a more just environmental movement.
January 25, 2022
The Tularosa Downwinders Have Waited 75 Years for Justice
Even though the first atomic bomb exploded in their state, New Mexicans were never compensated for the health consequences of nuclear contamination. These campaigners have vowed to change that.
June 8, 2021
Charting a Sustainable Course for the Blue Economy
Ocean industries are often even more polluting than their terrestrial counterparts.