People & Population

"Minority Communities Question Election-Year Push by EPA"

"Theresa Landrum lives in southwest Detroit, where residents complain frequently about dirty air. Tree-shaded neighborhoods with schools, churches and parks lie on either side of an interstate highway and in the shadow of a sprawling oil refinery that belches soot and fumes."

Source: AP, 10/27/2020

Letting Residents Take the Lead in ‘Polluter's Paradise’

A battery of polluting industry spewing toxic pollution and a small town of residents south of Baton Rouge unbowed by their circumstance make for the ingredients of a powerful team investigative project, newly named to the top prize in the Society of Environmental Journalists’ 2020 reporting awards. Inside Story offers a look behind “Polluter’s Paradise” in a Q&A with reporter Tristan Baurick.

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"Climate Impacts: U.S. Migrants On The Move Due To Warming"

"Climate migration in America is no longer about small, isolated communities pulling up stakes to avoid floods, wildfires or rising seas. Physically moving to reduce climate risk is becoming mainstream, experts say, even if climate migrants don't acknowledge warming as a driver of their relocation decisions."

Source: E&E News, 10/16/2020

"Mining Covers More Than 20% Of Indigenous Territory In The Amazon"

"Mining, both legal and illegal, impinges on more than one-fifth of Indigenous territory in the Amazon, according to a new study from the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the Amazon Geo-Referenced Socio-Environmental Information Network (RAISG)."

Source: Mongabay, 10/13/2020

IG Report: FEMA Mismanaged Puerto Rico Aid After Hurricanes Irma, Maria

"The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mishandled the distribution of aid in Puerto Rico after two devastating 2017 hurricanes, the agency’s Office of Inspector General said in a report released Thursday."

Source: The Hill, 10/02/2020

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