Environmental justice refers to the equal and fair involvement of all people as it relates to laws and policies regarding environmental regulation.
- On June 19, 1865, Juneteenth was born, and it's now celebrated as the unofficial end of slavery in the United States. Here are 10 facts about the holiday.
Police Fatally Shoot Atlanta Forest Defender During "Cop City" Protest — Everything to Know About This MovementAtlanta forest defenders are protesting to defend Weelaunee Forest — here's everything you need to know.
These Are the Top 5 Most Polluted Rivers in the WorldUnfortunately, so many waterways around the world are struggling with pollution. Here are the five most polluted rivers in the world.
How Martin Luther King Jr. Laid the Groundwork for Environmental JusticeMLK Jr. used his voice to advocate for environmental justice on multiple occasions.
Jane Fonda's History of Social and Environmental ActivismIn 2020, actress and activist Jane Fonda flew to Minnesota to oppose the Line 3 — take a look back at her history of environmental and social activism.
Standing Rock Protests Come to Life in Feature Film 'On Sacred Ground,' Starring David Arquette (Exclusive)'On Sacred Ground' is a new movie that chronicles the 2016 construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, as well as the protests against it.
Biden Administers Federal Assistance to Havasupai Tribe, After Ongoing Arizona FloodsBiden has officially declared the ongoing floods in Arizona a federal disaster to the Havasupai Tribes, in order to get them federal assistance.
The Death Toll From Philippines’ Floods Is Still RisingHow many have died as a result of flooding in the Philippines? Unfortunately, several people have been found dead — and many are still missing.
How the Great American Outdoors Act Helps Protect Natural Spaces in the U.S.The Great American Outdoors Act in the U.S. is meant to help protect natural spaces all across the country. Here's how it works.
Water Levels at Lake Shasta Are Higher Now Than Last Year — Why It's a ProblemWhat is the water level at Lake Shasta? It has see ups and downs over the years, but higher levels can also be a sign of a worsening drought.
Biden Issues Grant to Relocate Native Americans From Rising OceansThe Biden administration recently issued a $75 million grant to relocate three Native American tribes from rising sea levels.
Grand Canyon’s “Indian Garden” Renamed to Something More P.C.Formerly home to many southwestern tribes, it's no surprise the Grand Canyon displaced many of them — which is why the name "Indian Garden" is being changed.
Giving Tuesday: Incredible Environmental Charities Worth Donating ToWhen is Giving Tuesday 2022? Here are all the basics on the holiday, plus our roundup of a few environmental charities worth donating to.
Here Are the Most Endangered Plants in the U.S.Because of all kinds of factors that cause plants all over the world to become endangered. Here are some of the most endangered ones in the U.S.
New Mayor of Los Angeles Promises to “Solve Homelessness” — What Are Available Solutions?The new mayor of Los Angeles, Calif., Karen Bass, has promised to solve homelessness. But what are solutions to homelessness?
The EPA Is Finally Taking Action Regarding the Jackson, Miss. Water CrisisIs the Jackson, Miss. water crisis resolved? Even though a legal agreement hasn't yet been made, the EPA is finally stepping in.
The Population Has Officially Hit 8 Billion. Here's How This Could Impact Climate ChangeWhen did the population reach 8 billion?
Climate Activists Strike Art Again — This Time, With Maple SyrupShortly after various famous paintings were vandalized last month, two activists targeted an Emily Carr painting with maple syrup in Vancouver last weekend.
Who Founded Just Stop Oil, the Civil Resistance Climate Group Throwing Soup at Art?Who owns Just Stop Oil, and what exactly is the climate activist group’s mission?
Climate Activists Barricade Airports in 13 Countries, Demanding Governments Ban Private JetsProtests in over a dozen countries this week focused on asking world leaders to ban private jets.
Millions of Americans Lack Access to Food — What Causes Food Insecurity?The causes of food insecurity in America are complicated and interconnected. Low-income families and people of color are most likely to experience food insecurity.
Implementing Food Desert Solutions Can Increase Food Security in Communities of ColorFood desert solutions can increase food security. In food deserts, people don’t have access to affordable, healthy foods. This affects communities of color and low-income families.
Melanated Campout Is Immersing People of Color in Nature With Vibrant Camping Events (Exclusive)Melanated Campout is a Black-owned and woman-owned company that hosts an annual camping retreat for people of color.
Why Is the Environmental Justice For All Act Important? What Environmentalists Should KnowThe Environmental Justice For All Act, a bill created to fight environmental racism, is the first major bill that’s been passed that addresses environmental justice.
What is Ecofeminism, and Why Does it Matter?Ecofeminism is the idea that environmental degradation and the oppression of women are linked. Read on to learn more about this connection between women and nature.
Are Climate Reparations the Remedy for Environmental Injustice?What are climate reparations? While you may have heard of reparations in regards to paying back racial minorities, this is a slightly different concept.
EPA's Environmental Justice Department to Launch Several Crucial InitiativesWhat is the EPA's Environmental Justice Department planning? There are several initiatives under the new department's belt.
Poster Ideas for the Global Climate Strike, From Memes to Scathing DemandsWe’ve rounded up a bunch of climate strike poster ideas to help you spread the message that world leaders must declare a climate emergency.
Happy National Hispanic Heritage Month — These Latinx Climate Leaders Are Changing the WorldThese Latinx and Hispanic activists in the climate movement all use their platforms to advocate for intersectional climate justice.
EPA Opens Investigation on the Jackson, Miss. Water CrisisAfter several months of residents being under a boil advisory, the Jackson, Miss. water crisis is under an official investigation by the EPA.
Is Jackson, Mississippi Water Safe to Drink? The City Is Facing Another Water CrisisJackson, MS is experiencing a water crisis, leaving many wondering if Jackson, MS water is safe to drink.
Are Shein Clothes Toxic? A Report Found Evidence of Lead in the Fast Fashion Brand's ClothingDo Shein clothes have lead in them? Here's what you need to know.
What Is Climate Doomism? How to Combat This Gloomy FeelingClimate doomism — both a scare tactic and a scary feeling — has the environmental community divided.
Thanks to Ongoing Protests, EgyptAir Will No Longer Transport Lab MonkeysThanks to ongoing campaign efforts from PETA, EgyptAir will no longer be transporting lab monkeys from Africa and Asia to the U.S., and elsewhere.
In Antiracist Effort, An Audubon Society Chapter Is Changing Its NameAn Audubon Society chapter is changing its name, in an effort to denounce its white supremacist namesake.
Sarah Fleming Manages Her Family Logging Business in Netflix Reality Series, ‘Big Timber’Who is Sarah Fleming in 'Big Timber'? Sarah Fleming manages her family's logging company in the controversial Netflix reality series, 'Big Timber.'
July 18 Is Mandela Day — Here’s How Nelson Mandela Contributed to the EnvironmentLate Nobel Peace Prize winner, Nelson Mandela, is honored every year on July 18 — which is why we're honoring his environmental contributions.
Why Almeta Cooper and Moms Clean Air Force Are Encouraging Parents to Fight Climate Change (Exclusive)We sat down with Almeta Cooper, the National Manager for Health Equity for to join Moms Clean Air Force, to learn more about the organization's work.
Did Shein Factory Workers Really Write "Help Me" on Tags? What We Know About Shein's Working ConditionsPhotos of purported Shein tags reading “help me” and other cries for aid have been circulating the internet.
Environmental Journalist and Indigenous Expert Still Missing in Brazilian Amazon After Allegedly Receiving ThreatsTwo men were reported missing in Brazil: British environmental journalist Dom Phillips, and expert on Indigenous groups Bruno Araújo Pereira.
"Ghost Gear" Is a Bigger Threat to Marine Life Than You May RealizeSomething called "ghost gear" is increasingly becoming an issue in oceans. The meaning behind it could pinpoint how dangerous it actually is.
How to Celebrate Pride Month Sustainably — at Work, Parades, and MoreWe’ve rounded up some tips on how to celebrate Pride Month at work, in ways that could actually create meaningful change within your company.
Goldman Environmental Prize 2022: Here Are the Seven WinnersThe Goldman Environmental Prize 2022 winners have just been announced, honoring a total of seven people in six important categories.
How lauren Ornelas and Food Empowerment Project Are Leading the Food Justice Movement (Exclusive)lauren Ornelas has spent the last 15 years of her life as the founder and president of Food Empowerment Project, an organization leading the food justice movement.
'The End of Medicine' Doc on Why the Next Pandemic Could Be Sooner Than You Think (Exclusive)The documentary 'The End of Medicine' takes viewers behind the scenes of the animal farming industry to show the dangers we live with every day.
4 Incredible Asian American Women Who Are Fighting for Environmental JusticeThere are so many incredible Asian American environmental justice activists fighting for a better and more sustainable planet.
John Oliver Breaks Down Environmental Racism in the U.S. on ‘Last Week Tonight’On the most recent episode of 'Last Week Tonight' John Oliver broke down environmental racism, educating millions of viewers on this issue plaguing the U.S.
West Virginia v. EPA: What to Know About the Environmental Justice Case (UPDATES)What is going on between West Virginia and the EPA? A major environmental case between the Mountain State and the EPA is taking place right now.
Where SCOTUS Nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson Stands on Climate IssuesWhere does Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson stand on climate change issues?
Outdoor Afro’s COO on Inspiring Black Joy in Nature, Celebrating the Planet, and More (Exclusive)Outdoor Afro works “to create and inspire Black connections and leadership in nature,” as COO Joseph Mouzon tells Green Matters.