"New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) signed legislation establishing an environmental justice advisory group to focus on ensuring no group is disproportionately affected by hazards such as pollution."
People & Population
"For Indigenous activists in Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Edmonton), a change in government doesn't necessarily mean a change in tactics."
"A historic graveyard in Texas lies within the barrier’s 150ft ‘enforcement zone’ the government has said it plans to raze".
"NUIQSUT, Alaska — The varnished wooden cross stands amid a cluster of grave markers tilted at odd angles in the cemetery, because the ground beneath them is sinking. Rising temperatures are thawing the once-frozen earth, forming pools of water that run through the graveyard."
"Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg was named Time magazine’s 2019 “Person of the Year” early Wednesday."
The data on dirty air is devastating. But it wasn’t just the numbers that prompted freelance journalist Beth Gardiner to chase the story of worsening air pollution around the globe. It was also the impact on human lives and the intersection with politics, power and money. She explains in our latest feature story. Plus, resources for your own reporting.
"Climate-fueled disasters have forced 20 million people -- or one person every two seconds -- from their homes every year for the last decade, according to a new global report."
"Help has been slow to arrive to White Swan after severe flooding compounded long-standing social and economic inequalities."
"William D. Ruckelshaus, a member of the Nixon administration who is considered the "father" of EPA, died today [Wednesday].
"Native American tribes, environmentalists, state and federal agencies, river rafters and others say they have significant concerns about proposals to dam a Colorado River tributary in northern Arizona for hydropower."