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By Christina Sturdivant Sani / On January 28th, 2019

“When people reflectively say after something goes wrong in the black community that ‘it all starts at home,’ I want them to shift talking about this cultural pathology to one of structural racism.”

By Nicole Silk / On January 26th, 2019

President Trump’s EPA threatens to leave over a third of Americans’ drinking water unprotected.

By Laurie Mazur / On January 23rd, 2019

When you think of toxic chemicals in the environment, what comes to mind? Perhaps a belching smokestack, or a pipe discharging chemical waste into your local river. You probably don’t think of your living room. But you should.

By Samantha Harvey / On January 18th, 2019

A healthier planet requires an overhaul of our economic system, and workers collaborating with climate justice movements would be doubly powerful. But the connections between them aren’t widely known.

By Daniel Reich / On January 14th, 2019

The stakes are high. If we fail to curb greenhouse gas emissions, we must brace for a hotter, more fiery future.

By Jill Ryan / On January 7th, 2019

Toxic chemicals with known health impacts have contaminated drinking water in Michigan and across the nation. Government agencies have concealed the dangers. Sound familiar?

By A. Stanley Meiburg / On December 24th, 2018

The death of George H.W. Bush is cause to honor a man who made it possible for all Americans to breathe cleaner air. It also reminds us that partisan politics need not obstruct progress toward a healthier environment.

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By Gary Paul Nabhan / On December 17th, 2018

Instead of compensating soybean farmers for losses, we should pay them to plant native perennials to protect bees and butterflies.

By Christopher S. Zarba / On December 10th, 2018

The agency jettisons expert panels providing guidance on important health and environmental issues.

By Ruby Woodside / On December 3rd, 2018

Higher education can be part of the climate solution, by implementing key strategies that build community climate resilience.

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