Environment & Climate
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Women are working to make the clean energy transition more equitable
In a profession dominated by men, solar training nonprofits and trade unions are providing networking opportunities, creating caregiving pilots and training men to be better allies against harassment.
The clean energy transition will create a lot of jobs — for men
The investment in climate action from the Inflation Reduction Act will help create millions of jobs. But experts say changes are needed for women to reap those benefits.
As energy costs soar, this federal program could help low-income women pay their bills this summer
Climate change has led to more frequent heat waves and hotter summer months, and the need for LIHEAP energy funding is increasing for families.
How exposure to toxic chemicals in everyday products can impact reproductive health
The 19th spoke with environmental scientist Tracey Woodruff to better understand the link between chemicals like PFAS and BPA on fertility, maternal and fetal health.
Digital activists are using Wikipedia to change the narrative around women and climate work
The effort aims to chip away at the invisibility of women, women of color and LGTBQ+ people on Wikipedia – particularly in the climate sphere.
The 19th Explains: How pregnant people can prepare for a summer of heat waves
A growing body of research over the last decade points to the impact extreme heat has on maternal and fetal health.
Pushed by lawmakers and the formula shortage, FEMA boosts efforts to support breastfeeding families during disasters
The agency makes it more clear that parents qualify for reimbursement if they need breast pumps and other resources to keep their babies fed.
Biden’s new environmental justice office aims to tackle the health impacts disproportionately faced by people of color
The interim director of the Office of Environmental Justice in the Department of Health and Human Services joins a growing list of women of color tapped to work on these issues.
Climate change is forcing care workers to act as first responders
A new pilot program in California aims to provide the training and resources they need to take care of their clients and themselves. But advocates say increased responsibility should equal more pay.
Union president on why care work is inextricably linked to challenges of climate change
Mary Kay Henry, the SEIU’s first woman president, says a stable care force could help communities adapt to and survive natural disasters.