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COVID-19 and Environmental Racism

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On September 15, 2020
ProPublica has a critically important article linking high rates of COVID-19 with those who are already exposed to high levels of toxicity due to their race and class. Environmental racism is a well-known issue, though sadly more on an academic level than among the general public. Environmental organizations don’t center this issue as much as […]

New Ways to Pollute

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On August 14, 2019

Capitalism clearly has the solution to our environmental problems! When Melanie Bergmann, an ecologist at the Alfred Wegener Institute in Germany, collected snow and ice samples for her new study, she

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The United States will never do enough to compensate Vietnam for the horrible crimes it committed against that country. Those crimes didn’t suddenly end in 1973 or 1975. Rather, the incredible environmental damage from the defoliation campaigns remains a major problem for Vietnam. That’s in terms of defoliation but also the massive pollution of waterways […]
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The Bhopal disaster was one of the worst in industrial history. I’ve written about it here and discussed it at some length in Out of Sight. The thing about a disaster like this is that it doesn’t go away. People still live there and they have to deal with the consequences of a terrible thing […]
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Just a note reminding us of something that we should know and act upon and almost never do–that people of color are exposed to pollution rates far greater than whites. Some of this is that polluting industries directly target communities of color for their facilitates because they know the chances of successful fights against it […]
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