Full story - October 02, 2020
Two coal miners in uniform with skinned blackened from coal mining.
Former coal miners who suffer from black lung disease are especially vulnerable to COVID-19 and many are not getting the care or the benefits they need.
Full story - September 25, 2020
RBG memorial at Capitol
In addition to championing women’s rights, late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg took a strong and sophisticated stand on protecting nature and the climate.
Full story - September 25, 2020
A 1790 Treaty of Muscogee (Creek) Nations and the US, written with elegant cursive script
A recent Supreme Court ruling recognized Native Americans sovereignty over millions of acres of tribal lands in Oklahoma, partially rectifying decades of ignored rights and disregarded treaties.
Full story - September 18, 2020
A group of runners carrying staffs and smile for a group shot
In his memoir, "Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land," Noe Álvarez shares how the communal run helped him reclaim a relationship with the land and reconnect with his parents' migration and life of labor in the agricultural fields of the northwest.
Full story - September 18, 2020
A person wearing a finger sack points at an "I Voted" sticker after casting ballot for the upcoming presidential election as early voting begins in Houston, Texas, Oct. 13, 2020. 
Surveys suggest Black and Latinx voters, along with younger voters, are more likely than white voters to view the environment and climate as their top concerns. The League of Conservation Voters and other environmental groups aim to help mobilize these voters this November.
Full story - August 14, 2020
Biden and Harris wear masks, clasp hands, and Harris points at Biden, smiling with her eyes.
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s choice of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate made history and highlighted the campaign’s focus on environmental justice.
Full story - August 07, 2020
An image of blue water surrounding the Galápagos Islands.
A fleet of more than 200 Chinese fishing vessels off the coast of the Galápagos Islands poses a danger to the area’s delicate ecosystem, Ecuadorian officials say.
Full story - July 31, 2020
gray and white smokestacks billow
The environmental movement in America has deep ties to the nation’s history of systemic racism and white supremacy. Now, as Americans confront racial injustice anew, powerful green groups like the Sierra Club are beginning to reckon with their own histories of hate and exclusion.
Full story - July 31, 2020
Green trees in the corner with wide swath of cleared forest in the center
The COVID-19 pandemic is estimated to cost several trillion US dollars. But a new study suggests that spending just a tiny fraction of that to curb deforestation and the wildlife trade could prevent another costly pandemic.
Full story - July 24, 2020
Dakota Access pipeline protest
A bedrock conservation law, the National Environmental Policy Act, or NEPA, is the latest environmental regulation rolled back by the Trump administration.

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