Posts Tagged climate justice

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Hurricane Season: Are Puerto Rico and Houston Ready?

This June will mark the beginning of hurricane season, and less than a year after hurricanes Harvey and Maria, Puerto Rico and Houston are bracing themselves for the probability of more storms – the aftermath of which we know will disproportionately hurt low-income communities.  

This June will mark the beginning of hurricane season, and less than a year after hurricanes Harvey and Maria, Puerto Rico and Houston are bracing themselves for the probability of more storms – the aftermath ...

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Five years after Hurricane Sandy, thousands march in NYC

To honor the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy hitting New York and New Jersey, thousands of people, including myself, marched over the Brooklyn Bridge last weekend. We marched to remember the victims of the storm and stand in solidarity with survivors of Hurricane Maria – but also to demand concrete action from our elected officials on climate change. 

To honor the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Sandy hitting New York and New Jersey, thousands of people, including myself, marched over the Brooklyn Bridge last weekend. We marched to remember ...

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Trump’s Plan to Roll Back the Clean Power Plan Will Kill People

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator who made his career off of suing the EPA, has announced that he will sign a rule to roll back President Obama’s central legacy on climate change, the Clean Power Plan. The Clean Power Plan set concrete goals for reducing carbon pollution from power plants that produce our electricity.

Scott Pruitt, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator who made his career off of suing the EPA, has announced that he will sign a rule to ...

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I Interrupted Our EPA Administrator’s Speech. Here is why.

Last week, I stood up during a talk by Scott Pruitt, our Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, and called out his climate change denial until I was escorted out by security. I did this because my generation cannot afford to stay silent while he undermines our futures.

Last week, I stood up during a talk by Scott Pruitt, our Environmental Protection Agency Administrator, and called out his climate change denial until I was escorted out by security. I did this ...

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We march for the climate. We march for women.

Things have been pretty bad for Mother Earth lately. Our country currently has a president who believes that climate change is a Chinese hoax and an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head who does not believe in protecting the environment.

Things have been pretty bad for Mother Earth lately. Our country currently has a president who believes that climate change is a Chinese hoax and an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head who does not believe in protecting the environment.

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Report: The Environment as the new battleground for human rights

Last year was the most lethal year on record for land and environmental defenders, according to a new report from Global Witness. In 2015, the organization documented the murders of 185 people who were righting to protect their land, forests and rivers against destructive industries. 

Last year was the most lethal year on record for land and environmental defenders, according to a new report from Global Witness. In 2015, the organization documented the murders of 185 people who were righting to protect ...

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Around the globe, thousands protest to break free from fossil fuels

Over the last two weeks, over 30,000 people around the world took part in actions to demand that as a global community, we Break Free from fossil fuels. From the Philippines, to Wales, to Nigeria, to Brazil, protestors hit the streets and the internet to demand change.

Over the last two weeks, over 30,000 people around the world took part in actions to demand that as a global community, we Break Free from fossil fuels. From the Philippines, to Wales, to Nigeria, to Brazil, protestors hit ...

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