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Environmental Justice

Standing up for our health and homes.

A Friend of the Mountains Remembered A Friend of the Mountains Remembered
by Bill Kovarik
Larry Gibson grew up in the mountains of West Virginia, and dedicated his life to defending them from the coal industry.
Occupy Your Victories: Occupy Wall Street’s First Anniversary Occupy Your Victories: Occupy Wall Street’s First Anniversary
by Rebecca Solnit
Rebecca Solnit provides an inspiring panorama of triumphs that Occupiers helped achieve in just one short year. She urges us to stay in it for the long haul.
Lockdown on the Pipeline: How a Houston Businessman Helped Shut Down Keystone for a Day Lockdown on the Pipeline: How a Houston Businessman Helped Shut Down Keystone for a Day
by Candice Bernd
Seven people—including Texas landowners whose land has been seized through eminent domain—halted work at the Livingston pipe yard, stopping construction of the Keystone XL pipeline for a day.
Mining for Gold: A “Pact With the Devil”? Mining for Gold: A “Pact With the Devil”?
by John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
The economic crisis—and the rising price of gold—have spurred North American firms to reopen mines and attack environmental regulations. Here’s what we can learn from El Salvador’s moratorium on new mining permits.
Why We’re Putting Ourselves on the (Pipe)Line With the Tea Party Why We’re Putting Ourselves on the (Pipe)Line With the Tea Party
by Will Wooten, Candice Bernd, Ron Seifert
Occupiers, Tea Partiers, landowners, and environmentalists are challenging construction of the Keystone XL pipeline’s Gulf Coast segment—together.
A Walk to Heal the Tar Sands A Walk to Heal the Tar Sands
by Kristin Moe
Take an 8-mile trek with indigenous groups through one of the world's largest ecological dead zones, and you might find something lifegiving.
A Critical Mass for Real Food A Critical Mass for Real Food
by Anim Steel
The old logic of the slave plantation is still the logic of our industrial food system, 500 years in the making. There’s a new way of thinking taking off.
Blockade Aims to Stop Southern KXL Pipeline Blockade Aims to Stop Southern KXL Pipeline
by Christine Leclerc
Activists in the Gulf Coast aren’t willing to stand by while a portion of the controversial pipeline gets fast-tracked.
Paragliding Africa Paragliding Africa
How one photographer captured the continent from the sky—with a fan strapped to his back.
Cry Wolf: An Unethical Oil Story Cry Wolf: An Unethical Oil Story
In an attempt to bolster caribou populations, Alberta is hunting wolves. But are they really the cause of the problem?
Trading in Democracy: Why Rights Are Still For Real People Trading in Democracy: Why Rights Are Still For Real People
by Robin Broad, John Cavanagh
International trade deals allow businesses to sue elected governments when corporate interests are threatened abroad. Here’s why you should care.
10 Things You Should Know About the Rio+20 Earth Summit 10 Things You Should Know About the Rio+20 Earth Summit
by Janet Redman
Will we turn environmental protection into a game of profit? What you need to know about the global gathering.
Climate Denialists on the Ropes Climate Denialists on the Ropes
by Bill McKibben
Unfortunately, so is the planet.
A Worldwide Effort to Make Climate Change Visible A Worldwide Effort to Make Climate Change Visible
by Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben: It’s time for each of us to get involved in the full-on fight between misinformation and truth.
Taking Monsanto to the People’s Court Taking Monsanto to the People’s Court
by Blair Braverman
With the legal system failing to hold Monsanto accountable, Iowans convened a court of public opinion.
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