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Environmental Racism news and analysis from The Nation
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.
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February 12, 2021
Come Dream With Me: Environmental Justice, Colorized, 2021
Because my generation’s dreams cannot be deferred or denied any longer.
October 12, 2020
The Hardest Thing About the Green New Deal
Three new books raise the question: What does global solidarity look like at this late hour?
October 5, 2020
Extinction Rebellion’s Long Overdue Reckoning With Race
After experiencing a barrage of criticism for its lack of diversity, has the climate activist group finally made inclusivity a priority?
Natasha Hakimi Zapata
August 18, 2020
Trump’s Attacks on Science Will Hasten Climate Catastrophe
And his pro-pollution policies are increasing poor communities’ exposure to toxins, undermining food safety, and harming workers and consumers.
June 17, 2020
Climate-Justice Stories Are in Every Community, Waiting to Be Told
Centering racial, economic, and gender justice in climate coverage is about being journalistically accurate, not politically correct.