People & Population

"Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Risks, Affecting Black Mothers Most"

"Pregnant women exposed to high temperatures or air pollution are more likely to have children who are premature, underweight or stillborn, and African-American mothers and babies are harmed at a much higher rate than the population at large, according to sweeping new research examining  more than 32 million births in the United States."

Source: NYTimes, 06/19/2020

“Billionaire Wilderness: The Ultra-Wealthy and the Remaking of the American West”

It’s a site of stunning natural beauty. It’s also the place with America’s worst income inequality. A new book details how Wyoming’s Teton County elite have, perhaps unwittingly, used their extreme wealth to remake the region through conservation easements and donations to environmental causes, but remain blind to the needs of the area’s poorer residents. The latest BookShelf review explains.

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SEJ Stands With Journalists of Color Speaking Out About Systemic Racism

The Society of Environmental Journalists stands with journalists of color who are shedding light on systemic racism, inequities, and discrimination inside and outside of the newsroom. We condemn violence against people who are peacefully protesting police killings of Black people, and violence against journalists reporting on them. We condemn the silencing of Black voices in any newsroom, as well as voices from other underrepresented communities.


"Trump's Latest Environmental Rollback Threatens Minority Communities"

"President Trump’s latest executive order, lifting environmental review of major projects, will have a disproportionately harmful effect on minorities, experts warn."

Source: The Hill, 06/09/2020

Population Of Top 10 Counties For Climate Disasters: 81% Minority

"Communities with large minority populations are among the most vulnerable in the U.S. to the effects of climate change and could become more threatened as the coronavirus pandemic weakens their resilience to disasters, according to experts and federal data."

Source: Climatewire, 06/09/2020


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