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Coronavirus and the Climate: A Singular Crisis

Introduction The ongoing pandemic of the novel coronavirus – COVID-19 – is already affecting all our lives. While the full extent of its spread and resultant mortality is yet to be seen, there is no doubt that in terms of media coverage, social dynamics, economic consequences and government reaction, something unprecedented is happening. Far from […]

Environmental Justice Politics and Protest

Amid mass protests, democratic debates ignore climate crisis

During the CNN and New York Times Democratic Debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, moderators did not ask a single question about the climate crisis. Twelve candidates sparred for three hours over topics including impeachment, Syria, healthcare, the economy, gun violence and women’s reproductive health, but they never directly addressed the hottest topic of […]

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The Permian Highway Pipeline and the battle for Texas’ future

This story has been updated as of October 25, 2019. The Permian Highway Pipeline is slated to run 430 miles through Texas, but a coalition of environmental organizations, local governments and private landowners are standing in the way to protect their land, water and future. In 1996 Richard Kinder left his job as President and […]

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‘A new era altogether’: Youth climate activists testify to congress

Youth climate activists addressed the US House Climate Crisis Committee and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee Wednesday, September 18. All of the committee members who spoke seemed to agree that climate change is a serious threat, but the congress members and activists clashed over how, and to what extent, the United States should act. Meet the Activists […]

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‘It’s not worth it:’ Petrochemical pollution burns across Houston

The city of Houston, Texas is often referred to as ‘the energy capital of the world.’ In addition to being home to oil and gas giants like BP America, ConocoPhillips and Shell, the Houston metropolitan area is dotted with petrochemical plants. Roughly 400 chemical plants employ 36,000 people, generating 40% of the nation’s chemicals and […]