People & Population

"Opinions Split on Navajo and Hopi Water Rights as Decision Time Nears"

"As decision time looms for a controversial Little Colorado River water settlement, Navajo and Hopi tribal governments are looking increasingly likely to support the settlement – and oppose its companion federal legislation, SB 2109."

Source: Indian Country Today, 06/21/2012

La. Community Challeges EPA Over Weak Protections, Injustice

"Christine Bennett remembers her childhood days in Mossville, La., walking to and from school through an alley of industrial plants. 'We had to cup our noses just to breathe,' said Bennett, who for 53 years lived in the southwestern Louisiana town, a longstanding African-American community."

Source: Huffington Post, 06/21/2012

SEJ Member Spotlight: Terri Hansen

Terri Hansen, a member of the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska and correspondent for This Week from Indian Country, has been reporting on environmental issues since 1992. Her focus areas are the impacts of toxics on human health, environmental justice in the Native American community, and Indigenous Peoples worldwide.

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"Pollution, Poverty, People Of Color: Falling Into The 'Climate Gap'"

"The Shore Plaza East apartments have a stunning skyline view of downtown Boston across the harbor: Waves lap at the foot of the eight-story building; sailboats carve foam trails in the water. These could be million-dollar condos. But, buffeted by winds and the threat of storm-water flooding, these apartments are subsidized housing, reserved for the poor. Despite their first-class view, these residents are especially vulnerable to whatever the air and water may bring to East Boston, a neighborhood that's a magnet for immigrants."

Source: EHN, 06/18/2012

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