Environmental justice refers to the equal and fair involvement of all people as it relates to laws and policies regarding environmental regulation.
- 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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Government Will No Longer Consider Race In Fight for Environmental JusticeWhat is environmental racism, exactly? The U.S. government has just made a disappointing declaration in regards to fighting for environmental justice.
9 Banned Books About the Environment That Should Definitely Be On Your Reading ListIf you're exploring the world of banned books, here are a handful of them that pertain to the environment, climate injustice, and beyond.
6 Graphic Novels That Discuss the Ongoing Climate CrisisTalking about climate change can be difficult, so instead of stumbling through a conversation, give one of these six environmental graphic novels to a friend.
Paramount Plus Docuseries 'Wasteland' Explores America's Collapsing Sewer SystemParamount Plus is bringing subscribers the new docuseries 'Wasteland,' exploring the collapsing sewer systems in the U.S. — here's how to watch.
Michael Regan Is Leading the EPA "Through the Lens of Environmental Justice"EPA Administrator Michael Regan recently appeared on 'The Daily Show,' where he spoke about his goals as EPA Administrator.
Native Tribes Reunited With Redwood Forest That Was Stolen During California GenocideOne 523-acre stretch of a Californian redwood forest has been returned to the tribes that once inhabited it.
Rihanna’s Foundation Pledges $15 Million to Climate Justice OrganizationsRihanna’s foundation, the Clara Lionel Foundation, just made a $15 million donation that will help fight for climate justice.
8.5 Million Gallons of Spilled Sewage in Southern California Forced Several Beaches to CloseAbout 8.5 million gallons of raw sewage were spilled in Southern California, which led to the emergency closing of several major beaches statewide.
What Is Dietary Racism? Why a Publicity Stunt Called It Out at StarbucksHere's a look into dietary racism, and the spoof calling out Starbucks’ allegedly racist milk prices.
These Environmental Docs and Movies Made Serious Waves in 2021Here's a look into eight of this year's most popular docs and movies that taught viewers about the climate crisis.
In Addition to Humanitarian Crisis, the Border Wall Will Cause "Ecological Disaster"As the construction of the Texas-Mexico border wall is about to create a major humanitarian crisis, we're delving into its environmental impact.
High Levels of Diesel Fuel Were Discovered in Oahu Drinking WaterIs the Navy poisoning Hawaii's drinking water? Those living in Oahu's military base have unfortunately been ingesting high levels of disel.
Yet Another Reason to Abolish Prison Systems: Their Environmental ImpactWhat is the impact of mega prisons? Aside from the fact that these massive establishments are inhumane, they also come with an environmental impact.
Sacrifice Zones Are a Major Environmental Issue That Harm Marginalized CommunitiesWhat are sacrifice zones? Many marginalized communities are exposed to dangerous levels of pollution and toxins, which cause serious health problems.
Will Releasing Radioactive Water From 2011 Fukushima Disaster Harm the Pacific Ocean?Why is Japan releasing water from the 2011 Fukushima disaster into the Pacific Ocean? It could ultimately make for an environmental travesty.
How This 19-Year-Old Activist Is Fighting for Intersectional Environmental Justice (Exclusive)Diego Arreola is fighting for environmental justice through his organization Green Speaking, and he shared his Green Routine with us.
‘They're Trying To Kill Us’ Documentary Exposes Food Injustice in Communities of Color'They're Trying To Kill Us' is a new documentary about food injustice, racism, and chronic disease in communities of color, and it features interviews with Ne-Yo, Billie Eilish, Chris Paul, and many more.