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Louisiana sisters fight to protect their community's health and enslaved ancestors' history
The west bank of St. John the Baptist Parish has largely been preserved by the descendants of enslaved people. But a proposed grain facility could threaten the future — and history — of the place.
Meet the women working to grow local food systems on U.S. island territories
On island territories, where most food is imported, achieving a level of food sovereignty is becoming more urgent due to climate change.
How the future of sustainable fashion is rooted in the fight for garment worker protections in Los Angeles
A proposed community plan has enormous implications for the future of the L.A. fashion industry — and labor rights activists are working to make sure the district and its 20,000 workers are top of mind.
A mother-daughter duo wants healthy environments to be guaranteed in state constitutions
Maya and Anneke van Rossum’s proposed Green Amendments are part of a multigenerational effort to guarantee Americans the right to clean air, water, land and climate.
Principal historian Turkiya Lowe is reshaping how the National Park Service tells the American story
Lowe, the first Black person and the first woman to oversee the history taught in the parks system, is focused on everyday people and unsung heroes.
Women are less likely to buy electric vehicles than men. Here’s what’s holding them back.
The United States is pouring more money into electric vehicle infrastructure and rebates, but safety and affordability could be behind the gender gap between men and women owners.
How can we shield children from the impacts of climate change? Investments in schools can help.
A group of researchers and advocates are urging California to upgrade its education infrastructure to help residents and students adapt to the climate crisis.
‘You need water for everything’: Pregnant people and parents struggle to find safe water in Jackson
While water service has been returned to the Mississippi city’s general population, lead contamination is still making tap water unusable for pregnant people and young children.
This student was overwhelmed by ‘alarmist’ environmental education. So she designed her own college course.
Sage Lenier’s sustainability course at UC Berkeley focuses on solutions. Now she’s launching a nonprofit to equip students with the knowledge to help solve the climate crisis.
Long burdened by environmental racism, activists in Memphis are turning the tide
Black women, particularly mothers, are leading efforts to treat people currently harmed by toxic neighborhoods and prevent future damage.