By Ayate Temsamani, Green America's Climate Fellow
A few years ago, a young boy named Kevin Brown made national news after pollution from an industrial factory near his home triggered repeated asthma attacks. Kevin was going to emergency rooms week after week. His mother, Lana Brown, said, "I…
Like the Standing Rock Sioux before them, the Menominee Nation has taken up the mantle of “water protectors” in the Midwest. They’re also trying to safeguard their Tribal history. By Tracy Fernandez Rysavy
As we work toward Drawdown, it’s critical to address the impacts of climate change in communities of color, which are often hit “first and worst.” By Jacqui Patterson, director of the NAACP’s Environmental and Climate Justice program
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Note: This interview is from an article in published in the Fall 2007 issue of Co-op America Quarterly, now called Green American.
Dr. Robert D. Bullard is Ware professor of sociology and director of the Environmental Justice Resource Center at… By Tracy Fernandez Rysavy
Water supplies across the US have become contaminated by toxins from the energy, mining, and agricultural industries, among others—wreaking havoc on ecosystems and human health. But local communities are taking action to ensure clean water for all. By Tracy Fernandez Rysavy
We have had many big breakthroughs recently. Major companies across all industries are changing -- proof of the power of consumer pressure. We are witnessing how our economic power is truly changing the world for good and towards a simpler, more sustainable way of living. We are winning and we are opening doors for more businesses to go green.
While forward-thinking tech companies like Apple, Facebook, and Google have committed to running on 100% renewables and are investing in facilities powered by renewable energy, AT&T and Verizon continue source the majority of their energy from dirty energy sources.
Unlike actual clouds, which float in a mist above our heads, “the cloud”, as its known, is a physical network of many computers housed in warehouses all over the world. The servers in these data centers rely on massive amounts of energy to operate. This energy is generated by coal, natural gas,…
Climate change is not a purely environmental issue, and neither is the fight for a sustainable food system. Diversity and environmental justice play a major role in navigating the future of these intertwined issues.
Climate change is having…
On Monday, the President made an unsettling move and reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah – Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Combined Trump reduced the area of these parks by 2 million acres, decreasing the size of Bears Ears…