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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…
Dozens of Appalachians and their allies bring hundreds of gallons of toxic water from their homes to EPA offices in Washington, D.C. to protest mountaintop removal for coal. But fracking also presents a water concern in the region.

Environmental Justice, Hydraulic Fracturing and Appalachia

Appalachia is most known for mountaintop removal for coal. But hydraulic fracturing (aka fracking) is growing in popularity and creating new environmental and…
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What is Climate Justice?

According to Green For All, climate change is more likely to adversely affect communities of color and low-income individuals. Sixty-eight percent of African…
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How Waste Management Got Proactive on Environmental Justice

Waste Management's Sue Briggum talks about how important understanding and discussing environmental justice issues with communities and companies has been for developing their…
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Environmental Justice, Equitable Development and the Spartanburg Story

ReGenesis, a community-based environmental justice organization in Spartanburg, South Carolina has partnered with industry and government to implement solutions to environmental inequalities in…