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Suzie Canales never planned on going back home. But, when she saw what was happening to her family, her friends, and her neighbors in her community, she could not stay away. In 1999, Suzie visited ...
by Mary Anne Hitt
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri May 22, 2015 at 12:18 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
485 million years ago the Earth was a very different place. The Earth's climate was mostly warm and wet, with sea levels nearly 2,000 feet above those of today. The area north of the tropics was ...
by GregWright
Comment Count 24 comments on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 06:00 AM PDT with 100 Recommends
Parents want the best for their children. Lois Gibbs said of her fight to clean up the poisonous dumpsite of Love Canal, "The government wouldn'€™t help me, so I decided to do it myself." From ...
by Marcia G Yerman
Comment Count 3 comments on Wed Apr 08, 2015 at 04:21 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Governor Jerry Brown on April 1 issued an executive order that he claimed will "save water" during California's record drought by imposing mandatory 25 percent reductions in water usage by cites and ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 49 comments on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 06:02 PM PDT with 85 Recommends
To some, perhaps the idea that they should look to the Bronx for true inspiration likely seems foreign. Here are three examples of Bronx institutions and people who take my breath away and inspire ...
by A Siegel
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 04:11 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
That it is the repetitive refrain from a powerful column by Charles M. Blow in today's New York Times titled Inequality in the Air We Breathe? . The occasion of the column the was plan to do use "...
by teacherken
Comment Count 23 comments on Thu Jan 22, 2015 at 01:20 AM PST with 207 Recommends
Medellín went from being ground zero of Colombia's drug war to UN poster child for urban equality—and the people made it happen, by designing the city they wanted. Note: This article appears in ...
by citisven
Comment Count 23 comments on Mon Dec 22, 2014 at 12:31 PM PST with 77 Recommends
It's hard to believe, but the Obama administration recently selected Chevron, the San Ramon-based corporate giant known for environmental destruction and the violation of human rights throughout the ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Dec 08, 2014 at 07:52 PM PST with 9 Recommends
Erin Brockovich, the legal clerk and environmental activist who was instrumental in building a case against the Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 1993 for its contamination of drinking water in ...
by Dan Bacher
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Nov 18, 2014 at 08:58 AM PST with 14 Recommends
Ana Baptista is on a mission to drive change. With a Masters from Brown University in Environmental Studies, a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy, and a teaching post at the New School for ...
by Marcia G Yerman
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Oct 28, 2014 at 12:59 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
"Do you know what we want? We want justice—oceans of it. We want fairness—rivers of it. That’s what we want. That’s all we want." Amos 5:24 (The Message) There is just one month to go ...
by cmanning
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Oct 29, 2014 at 08:01 AM PDT with 21 Recommends
Low-income communities and communities of color, are often over looked when it comes to environmentalism. Often times, they may be disregarded as not caring, or difficult to engage, or simply ...
by jarbelaez
Comment Count 10 comments on Fri Sep 19, 2014 at 08:23 PM PDT with 52 Recommends
Representatives from the Collective and KOPI (of Île-à-Vache) and family members of imprisoned Lamy speak to the press. By Other Worlds and the Solidarity and Resistance Collective for the ...
by Bev Bell
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Sep 15, 2014 at 09:05 AM PDT with 11 Recommends
The trouble with letting television tell the story of our recent history is that it tends to overemphasize events designed for the camera. For example, the made-for-TV version of the civil rights ...
by Willinois
Comment Count 11 comments on Tue Sep 09, 2014 at 07:41 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
Bloomberg News reviews studies on the link between birth defects and living near fracking sites. It's compelling. Multiple studies show increased rates of congenital heart defects, low birth weight, ...
by Willinois
Comment Count 10 comments on Wed Aug 27, 2014 at 07:11 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
It's been a hard summer. Climate change contributed to the growth of toxic algae that poisoned the water supply of half a million people in Toledo, Ohio. Thousands of innocent Palestinians are being ...
by AnkurSingh
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Aug 15, 2014 at 05:30 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Lord Rupert Murdoch is proud to announce the successful repeal of that odious carbon tax in Australia. It required skillful media and political manipulation . Opponents of the ...
by DWG
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Jul 08, 2014 at 06:40 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
In North Omaha, Nebraska, local residents just won a powerful, inspiring victory to move their utility beyond coal. After years of amazing community activism from local parents, business owners, ...
by Mary Anne Hitt
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 01:17 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
California’s earth, air and water face the threat of ongoing fracking unless the Legislature votes to impose a moratorium that the oil industry is determined to resist. My bill, SB 1132, needs ...
by Senator Holly Mitchell
Comment Count 18 comments on Tue May 20, 2014 at 03:00 PM PDT with 61 Recommends
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) serves as the Majority Chairperson of the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works ( EPW ). She is the first woman to do so. It is from this vantage point ...
by Marcia G Yerman
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat May 10, 2014 at 11:06 AM PDT with 10 Recommends