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Recent News

• Black and Latino neighborhoods pay more for energy despite far lower emissions
• A freeway ripped the heart out of Black life in Detroit. Now Michigan wants to tear it down.
• Calling climate change a ‘crisis’ doesn’t do what you think
• How ‘Climate Migrants’ Are Roiling American Politics
• Saving History With Sandbags: Climate Change Threatens the Smithsonian

RCC Fellow Vitaz in the News: Fighting For the Climate Means Upholding Indigenous Sovereignty

Indigenous Wet’suwet’en water defenders are currently occupying their sovereign territory in British Columbia, Canada to resist construction of the illegal Coastal Gaslink Pipeline.

A Willfully Misunderstood Earmark Can Help Reduce Climate-Change Heat Deaths

A small item in Build Back Better is in fact a response to a mortal threat.

The Summer from Hell

In the nineties, when it was novel, I used to run around shouting about climate change, “It’s not just polar bears and penguins, it’s people, too!”

Environmental Education Outside the Classroom: The Campus as Haven for Environmental Learning

One thing that has surprised me is the number of students unaccustomed to — and amazed by — positive interactions with serene environments where one can interact with the wonder of our world.

It’s Time for a Power Shift in Louisiana

On August 25, Hurricane Ida, a Category 4 hurricane, whipped through Louisiana. Though Ida was the one of the strongest to hit the Gulf Coast, it was not just the storm that was responsible for the suffering Louisianans would incur in the coming weeks and months.

The Consequences of Nature Deficit in Urban Spaces

Often, the older generation chastises young children for constantly being stuck indoors. Dubbed “iPad kids,” the children of today are seldom depicted in an outdoor setting and instead, are seen glued to their electronics.