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A collaboration between the historically Black women’s college and an exploration nonprofit will allow students to spend weeks at sea with experts of color on the research ship OceanXplorer.
By/ The 19th*
WE IN THE UNITED STATES have a habit of turning everything we touch into consumer objects with which to festoon our lives until we abandon them for the next new thing—one more bauble in what Caleb Smith calls our “attention economy,” one more turn in the endless cycle of production and consumption that feeds the growth on which capitalism depends.
California officials and environmental justice advocates are cheering the first 10 years of an innovative environmental data tracking tool. CalEnviroScreen has helped focus cleanup efforts in many of the state’s disadvantaged communities.
Susan Crawford has a keen eye for marketing, but less so for honest journalism. Her recently released book, “Charleston: Race, Water, and the Coming Storm,” purports to explore the linkage between Charleston’s tragic history of racial oppression and the existential threat that sea level rise poses for the city. But Crawford’s conflation of the subjects of race and sea level rise fails to illuminate either one, much less offer solutions.
Leaders in North Port St. Joe had big plans for tourism, real estate, even a Black history museum. Then they found out, almost by accident, that elected officials had been pushing the LNG terminal for years without telling them.
As President Biden officially announces his reelection bid for 2024, we look at his recent executive order establishing a new Office of Environmental Justice within the White House and requiring all federal agencies to weigh the environmental impact of policies on marginalized communities.
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: As Maine lawmakers consider requiring the state to prioritize disadvantaged communities when making environmental policy choices, advocates want the bill to provide a clearer definition of frontline groups and take other stronger steps. (Portland Press Herald)
TRENTON – On the first day of Earth Week, Governor Phil Murphy today announced the final adoption of regulations to implement New Jersey’s landmark Environmental Justice (EJ) Law.
A way of life nurtured for hundreds of years in the U.S. Southeast guards coastlines from climate change
Cross-currents of denialism, boosterism, broken governance systems and deep-seated racism will meet with rapidly accelerating sea level rise
The dead man’s soul reunited with its maker long ago. Researchers now hope they can return his body to his family. In the process, they have brought to life a new understanding of a Gullah-Geechee community that lived on the shores of Winyah Bay in the decades after the Civil War.
Driven primarily by fossil-fuel use and associated carbon emissions, climate change poses an existential threat to planetary life by transforming physical and social environments through rising sea levels, drought, heat waves, more intense hurricanes and flooding, and disruptions to energy and food production.
MARYLAND- The Climate, Labor, and Environmental Equity Act seeks to require the Maryland Department of Environment to look at a whole community, and any projects in it that may already be contributing to air and water pollution when making the decision to green light permitting for additional projects.