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March 6, 2015 | Blog Post

Celebrating Creative Women in a Climate Crisis

Wherever Women’s History Month is observed, there are people celebrating the life and legacy of Rachel Carson, but even the wildly original Carson owed a debt to the courageous women who came before her.

March 4, 2015 | Blog Post

Protecting The Environment Protects Us All

Darrell Byers, Vice President of Development at Earthjustice, describes the moment that he realized that the violation of the environment is a civil rights issue.

March 3, 2015 | Blog Post

Black Futures Must Involve Environmental Justice

Black Lives Matter leaders brilliantly reframed Black History Month to use each day in February to focus on a separate cultural or political issue facing African Americans.

February 27, 2015 | Blog Post

At the Feet of My Ancestors

My grandparents treated all living things with respect, and from them I learned a deep appreciation for nature and a respect for animals.

February 27, 2015 | Feature

Coal Ash Contaminated Sites & Hazard Dams

Coal ash is the toxic waste formed from burning coal in power plants to make electricity. Hundreds of contaminated sites and spills have occurred among the 1,400+ coal ash waste dumps across the country.


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