Tag: Justice

Will race and income inequalities trip up Cascadia’s fight against climate change?

will race and income inequalities trip up cascadias fight against climate change

This story was produced in collaboration with InvestigateWest. The heavy wind woke Niria Garcia about 5 a.m. It whipped against her home, leaving her restless as she fitfully tried to get a little more sleep. “Something doesn’t feel right,” Garcia thought to herself. On that day last September, a devastating fire ripped through Southern Oregon, […]

Texas’ water problems started way before the winter storm

texas water problems started way before the winter storm

On Monday, as record-breaking below-freezing temperatures overcame the entire state of Texas, county officials told residents to run their faucets continuously to prevent their pipes from freezing. But by Wednesday, hundreds of thousands didn’t even have water to run. On Thursday, some hospitals even reported water shortages. As potable water reached dangerously low levels across […]

How activists in Washington, Oregon, and British Columbia thwarted fossil fuel exports

how activists in washington oregon and british columbia thwarted fossil fuel exports

This story was produced in collaboration with InvestigateWest. SEATTLE — At the corner of Third and Union, amid a sea of downtown high-rises and just across from Macy’s, members of the Northern Cheyenne tribe in native regalia walked alongside Montana ranchers in cowboy hats. The ranchers’ forerunners occupied the same stretch of the Little Bighorn […]

Green groups have a racism problem. Waterkeepers are trying to solve it.

green groups have a racism problem waterkeepers are trying to solve it

In August, the Waterkeeper Alliance, a global network of grassroots leaders dedicated to the preservation of local waterways, finalized the charter for its justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion committee. This step toward racial equity and representation, which took months of planning, is in line with the surge of anti-racism commitments made over the summer by […]

‘I’ll be fierce for all of us’: Deb Haaland on climate, Native rights, and Biden

ill be fierce for all of us deb haaland on climate native rights and biden

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Debra Haaland is making American history. The 60-year-old Congress member from New Mexico will next month become the first Native American cabinet secretary in U.S. history, when she takes responsibility for the country’s land and natural […]