Environmental pollution and exposure to risks from climate change are closely linked with a history of institutional racism in the United States. Heather McTeer Toney, field director for Moms Clean Air Force, says demonstrations for racial justice and police reform must also pay attention to environmental justice for communities of color.
On Easter Sunday, dozens of tornadoes tore across Southeastern US, killing more than 30 people. The deadly cluster of storms coincided with waters in the Gulf of Mexico that were three degrees Fahrenheit warmer than the long-term average.
A century of fire suppression has turned much of the West into a tinderbox. Prescribed fire could help bring nature back into balance, but it’s currently far more common in the Southeastern US than in the West, where it’s sorely needed.
The "thousand-year" flood that hit the Carolinas earlier this week is just the latest in a string of extraordinary rain events in the US and around the world. And while the details differ, they fit into a pattern directly linked to climate change.
The popular crayfish, perhaps better known in some corners as the crawfish, is on the move. The red swamp crayfish is invading, with some outside assistance, Washington State lakes and pushing out native species.
Tornadoes tore across parts of the United States on Sunday night, killing at least two, in Jefferson County, Ala., and wounding dozens. But many lives were likely saved with timely warnings from the National Weather Service -- warning they hope to make more accurate with a new radar system rolling out nationally.
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