Environmental Justice

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2.2 million more Americans file for unemployment – and the Coronavirus recession is worse for African Americans

After 11 weeks of coronavirus-related layoffs, the Department of Labor reported Thursday that a non-seasonally adjusted total of 37 million Americans have filed for and are receiving or waiting to receive benefits from their state unemployment insurance systems or the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program that provides benefits to gig workers and others not eligible for regular state […]

June 4th

Black Lives Matter: Struggle and Sustainability Along the Louisiana Gulf Coast

In 2018, studies showed that 51.3 million domestic and international visitors traveled to Louisiana. In addition to the festivals and rich culture, Louisiana’s unique environment and culinary traditions are major attractions. Louisiana also holds the second largest commercial fishing industry in the U.S., following Alaska, and produces approximately one-third of the nation’s oysters. By Anne-Julia Price Impakter However, Louisiana […]

Doctors can’t treat COVID-19 effectively without recognizing the social justice aspects of health

Recent data shows that black, Latino, indigenous and immigrant communities are disproportionately affected by COVID-19, due in large part to the persistent legacy of structural racism – practices and policies that systematically benefit white people and harm people of color. From the Bronx and Queens, New York to the Mission District in San Francisco, to the […]

Climate scientists speak out on BLM and social justice. So of course, climate deniers attack them.

If there was any question as to the depths of despicability to which deniers dare reach, let the answer be found in their reactions to the nationwide protests against the homicides of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and countless other victims of the white supremacy still ingrained in the United States and enforced through policy brutality. By Climate Denier Roundup Not that the […]

Birding while black – From outrage to justice

By now, you’ve likely seen the video of Christian Cooper, a Black birder, being unjustly harassed by a white woman who was illegally walking her dog off leash in Central Park. Amy Cooper’s call to the police could have resulted in yet another death of an unarmed Black person at the hands of an officer […]

May 31st

Piling pandemic on top of injustice: Elizabeth Warren calls attention to Native Americans under the coronavirus

Sen. Warren and Rep. Haaland co-author op-ed on federal response to COVID-19 on Native reservations: American Indians and Alaska Natives already suffer disproportionately from health conditions and environmental injustices that make them more susceptible to complications during a pandemic. The Navajo Nation had infection rates higher than any state. In New Mexico, American Indians make up 11% of the […]

May 30th