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CA - Returning Diablo Canyon Lands to Indigenous Hands

The Yak Titʸu Titʸu Yak Tiłhini in California have requested the return of their coastal homelands, currently occupied by a nuclear power plant.

Northeast
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NY - New York puts $4.2bn environmental bond act on the midterm ballot

The proposal, a first in 26 years, aims to disburse benefits to communities most impacted by the climate crisis

International
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World - Q&A: Environmental justice and other topics to watch at climate negotiations

International negotiators will meet in Egypt this Sunday for the latest U.N. climate change conference. Stanford experts in a range of fields discuss issues likely to be in the spotlight, including compensation to developing countries for climate change-related damages.

International
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World - Loss and damage and climate financing - what it means

At COP27 in Egypt next week, negotiations surrounding climate finance and loss and damage payments will be crucial to the discussions. Read on to brush up on what these terms mean.

West Coast
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CA - California tribes reclaim 200 miles of coastline and will manage it using tradition

In California, five Native tribes will reclaim their right to manage and protect more than 200 miles of coastal land.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - In Texas, a New Study Will Determine Where Extreme Weather Hazards and Environmental Justice Collide

Researchers hope the results of the study, funded by a $66 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy, will empower citizens to advocate for more equitable climate solutions.

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USA - A University of Maryland Center Just Gave Most State Agencies Ds and Fs on an Environmental Justice ‘Scorecard’

The grading found inconsistencies in the agencies’ pursuit of equity and justice, and the center’s director says the governor must act to make fighting environmental racism a priority.

Coastwide
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USA - Historic racism creates barriers to beach access in towns across the country

Residents-only policies at many of the nation's town-owned beaches mean low-income people and people of color have less access to the shore.

Coastwide
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USA - Researchers discuss equity in storm planning and response

Storms exacerbate inequalities. Increasingly frequent hurricanes and intense precipitation events hit hardest in communities with less ability to afford flood insurance, a higher percentage of homes near industrial plants, and other challenges.

Coastwide
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USA - Stanford researchers discuss equity in storm planning and response

Storms exacerbate inequalities. Increasingly frequent hurricanes and intense precipitation events hit hardest in communities with less ability to afford flood insurance, a higher percentage of homes near industrial plants, and other challenges.

Caribbean
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PR - Why Latino people are on the front lines of climate change

Most residents of Puerto Rico still don't have electricity or water days after Hurricane Fiona caused floods and landslides. The widespread damage, just five years after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the territory's infrastructure, revealed how unprotected the island's 3.2 million residents are as climate change makes hurricanes more powerful and rainy.

International
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CAN - Inside a 50-year journey to reopen the ‘lungs’ of the Squamish River

A company built a spit that blocked salmon from accessing crucial habitat — then it left. Decades later, the Squamish Nation, local environmentalists and the federal government have worked together to finally break open the barrier and reconnect a fractured estuary

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NC - America's oldest Black town is trapped between rebuilding and retreating

Linda Worsley had been trying to get back to her hometown of Princeville, North Carolina, for almost six years. In 2016, Hurricane Matthew overwhelmed the banks of the Tar River and submerged the town under more than 10 feet of water, destroying Worsley’s house and nearly 500 others.

Gulf of Mexico
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TX - ‘THE FISHERMEN AND THE DRAGON’ UNCOVERS RACIST CONFLICT IN GALVESTON BAY HISTORY

A new nonfiction book reveals dark details of a clash between white and Vietnamese shrimpers, corporate polluters, and the KKK in Texas. by

West Coast
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CA - Climate Action Includes Equitable Coastal Access

In July 2022, Los Angeles County, for the first time, returned stolen coastal property that had been taken from a Black family.