environmental justice

Protesters call for the resignation of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder in the wake of the Flint water crisis.

How Michigan’s Elimination of Democracy Poisoned a City

How could something like the Flint water crisis happen? Just take a look at Michigan's rotten political culture.
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The Flint Water Crisis: A Timeline

After the Michigan city switched its drinking water source to the Flint River to save money, enough lead to qualify as toxic waste…
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The LA Methane Leak: 2015’s Epic Environmental Injustice

Environmental injustice can occur anywhere, and this Christmas, a gated community of 30,000 residents in the scenic hills of Los Angeles proved this…
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Bill McKibben’s Brash One-Man-Stand Against Exxon and Climate Change

There are more than 160,000 gas stations in the U. S., more than three times the number of supermarkets. Yet when 350.org founder…
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Mount Polley Mine: ‘Indigenous Law’ Will Now Be Enforced

Six months after billions of gallons of tailings waste barreled into the Fraser River watershed in British Columbia, Canada, local Aboriginal communities are…
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Report: Pollution is the Leading Cause of Death in the Developing World

Pollution is the leading cause of death in low- and middle-income countries, according to a report from the Global Alliance on Health and…
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Poll Clears Up Misconceptions: People of Color Concerned About Climate Change

Despite the long-standing environmental justice movement, the misconception that people of color don’t care about environmental issues remains. But a new poll commissioned…
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Houston’s One-Bin Recycling Program: Path to Zero Waste or Environmental Racism?

When you think of zero waste, you might picture towering compost heaps or overflowing recycling carts – but what about one bin for…
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CSR Asia Highlights the Benefits of Sustainable Palm Oil

Giving smallholders greater say in multi-stakeholder initiatives holds out the promise of greater business opportunities and sustainability for palm oil producers, according to…
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Obama, McCarthy Reaffirm Government’s Commitment to Environmental Justice

On the 25th anniversary of a historic executive order issued by then President Clinton, the President and EPA Administrator's renewed commitment to environmental…
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Los Angeles River Greening Demonstrates Fundamental Elements of Environmental Justice

The Army Corps of Engineers paved the LA river in a sea of concrete in the 1930s. Today, restoration is bringing back more…
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The Triple Bottom Line and the Wealth of Nations

From the local to the global, stakeholders across the public and private sectors are applying new data-driven metrics and methodologies to assess the…
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How to Address Economic & Environmental Problems in One Shot

Public and private sector policies and actions centered firmly on climate change mitigation and adaptation offer us the ways and means to address…
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Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency on the Rise in Indian Country

In tune with traditional Native American values and culture, Native Americans are increasingly turning to renewable energy and energy efficiency initiatives as a…
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Native Americans, Renewable Energy and Environmental Justice

The potential is apparent, but will renewable energy actually revise the legacy of natural resource development and environmental justice for Native Americans? Renewable…