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Representation, protection, restitution: Women lay out key demands at COP27 climate summit
Women are disproportionately impacted by climate change, but are also left out of decision-making. This year’s UN summit attendees are working to change that.
NAACP climate director explains why now is the time to fight environmental racism
Abre’ Conner, the group's director of climate and environmental justice, discusses how policy leaves Black communities vulnerable to pollution — and how that can change with the midterms.
From wildfires to hurricanes, midwives could play a key role in disaster response
The Biden administration released a plan to invest in more midwives to address the maternal health crisis.
This program is blazing a trail for women in wildland firefighting
As wildfires worsen and the state faces a firefighter shortage, a California pilot program aims to recruit women to fight fires. But the field remains full of obstacles.
As the EPA introduces environmental justice office, the ‘mother of the movement’ remembers the Black women who led the battle
Dollie Burwell sees the announcement as a full circle moment after her community raised the profile of environmental racism 40 years ago.
A congressman's insult highlights the misogyny women in the climate movement face
Women and nonbinary experts and activists in the climate movement are frequently cast as overly emotional, irrational and even un-American.
Without clean water, parents in Jackson, Mississippi, struggle to provide
A disaster researcher looks at how Mississippi’s infrastructure failure threatens the health of its youngest and most vulnerable.
Common household items are exposing pregnant people to cancer-causing chemicals, study finds
Chemicals including melamine and cyanuric acid were found in nearly all participants, but the highest levels were in women of color.
UN Women terminates partnership with investment firm BlackRock after public outcry
The move comes after nearly 600 women's rights organizations signed an open letter asking the international body to back out of the partnership.