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Environmental stories are everywhere - from the chocolate we eat to the TVs we watch. I use this blog to show how science communication matters in everyday life.
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Category Archives: environmental justice
Climate Access hosted an online conversation on May 13 about how United States environmental communicators can build relationships with low-income and minority communities. Insights from Detroit, Mississippi, Alabama, New York, New Orleans, and southeastern coastal states enriched the conversation. “The folks … Continue reading
This month, Mother Jones published the results of a surprising investigation into the foul effects of lead in the United States. The article claims leaded gasoline caused a wave of crime in the last century. Crime rates dropped once the lead was removed. The … Continue reading
Like a wet catfish on a dock, the messaging provided by fishing advisories about toxic chemicals flops, flails and fails when it reaches communities of color in some parts of the United States. That’s the implicit conclusion of an article … Continue reading
Orion Magazine hosted an online meeting, “Bringing Cultural Diversity to the Environmental Movement,” on June 19. The speakers set the stage for the conversation by talking about alienation. They’ve noticed a culture of subtle silencing, unintentional exclusion, and institutionalized discrimination … Continue reading
Environmental justice organizations in the United States often have limited resources. An article in AlterNet critiqued the environmental movement’s tendency to fund large organizations at the expense of supporting grassroots groups; this may be part of the reason that environmental … Continue reading
The article below is an edited reprint of a story about worker safety which I wrote last year. I’m posting it in honor of May Day. On Saturday, March 25, 1911, 146 garment industry workers – mostly young Jewish and … Continue reading