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┬áthan 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┬ásouthern Texas and Louisiana, experts estimate that up to one million cars and trucks were destroyed by the storm….