The Plastics are Everywhere

Plastics are everywhere. They are in our clothes, our furniture, our cars, our cutlery and dinnerware, and our bodies. A recent study by Orb Media found that plastics exist in the tap water of our largest…

Water is Life

California passed a unique statute in 2012 declaring access to safe and affordable drinking water and sanitation to be a human right. This measure was necessary given that a potential 39 million people in the state…

Racial Disparities Still Exist in Air Pollution

A new federally funded study found that people of color are still more likely to suffer from air pollution than the white population in the United States. While the results of this study aren’t shocking, the results…

Environmental Justice, Hookworm, and the American South

Hookworm, an intestinal parasite often found in areas of extreme poverty, is making a comeback in an unexpected place: the American South. More than one in three people tested in southern Alabama tested positive for the…

A Solution to Houston’s Transit Problem

Nearly 91% of Houston, Texas’s residents travel alone by car to get to work. After Hurricane Harvey devastated southern Texas and Louisiana, experts estimate that up to one million cars and trucks were destroyed by the storm….

The Problem of Lead in a Trump Administration

In Buffalo, NY, Lacie Manzella’s three children had dangerously high levels of lead in their blood, resulting in nosebleeds and development disorders for her youngest son. County inspectors found at least 15 lead-based violations in her…

Resiliency Nationwide

This blog has previously discussed the importance of building climate resilient cities, and how the need for resilient habitats will become increasingly important with changing weather systems and climate. With President Trump’s proposed budget cuts to…

Ecological Restoration Companies

Despite Trumps claim that environmental regulations are killing jobs, these regulations are actually sparking new entrepreneurship, and putting former coal miners back to work. Glynis Board, In Coal Country, Environmental Regulations are Creating Jobs, www.npr.org, (April…

Trump’s Budget Cuts Will Have Disproportionate Impact

Donald Trump has made no secret of his desire to deregulate the federal government, with an eye towards the EPA’s climate change related activities. Trump’s proposed budget seeks to cut 31% of the EPA’s current budget….

China and Climate Change

Trump recently signed an executive order to scale back Obama’s climate change policies, as he promised on the campaign trail. Michel Martin, China Poised to Fill Leadership Void On Climate Policy – With Economic Incentives, www.npr.org…