Environmental Justice

"Trump's Latest Environmental Rollback Threatens Minority Communities"

"President Trump’s latest executive order, lifting environmental review of major projects, will have a disproportionately harmful effect on minorities, experts warn."

Source: The Hill, 06/09/2020

Population Of Top 10 Counties For Climate Disasters: 81% Minority

"Communities with large minority populations are among the most vulnerable in the U.S. to the effects of climate change and could become more threatened as the coronavirus pandemic weakens their resilience to disasters, according to experts and federal data."

Source: Climatewire, 06/09/2020

Green Groups Back Protesters -- But Grapple With Own Issues With Race

"Green groups are expressing full-throated support for demonstrators protesting the killing of George Floyd, a black man in Minneapolis police custody — even as they struggle with their own long-standing issues with addressing racial inequality and a lack of diversity in their ranks."

Source: Washington Post, 06/05/2020

Judge Rules Citizen Lawsuit Can Proceed Against WV Gov's Coal Companies

"A federal judge has denied a request by coal companies owned by the family of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice to dismiss a lawsuit over selenium violations at a southern West Virginia coal mine."

Source: WV Public Broadcasting, 06/05/2020
June 10, 2020

Building Community Resilience: Climate Action and Equity

Join Simon Fraser University's Adaptation to Climate Change Team (ACT) for an insightful discussion with Dr. Edward Cameron about climate justice and equity in a post COVID-19 world. 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET.

June 5, 2020

Stories from the Frontlines: Journalists and Protests with CNN's Brian Stelter

Join CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter as he talks with journalists covering the protests over the death of George Floyd. Why have journalists faced such unprecedented harassment, intimidation and detainment during this fast-moving story? How can they protect themselves and get the access they need to keep their communities informed going forward? An SPJ Live Online Session, 12:00 p.m. ET.

June 5, 2020

Covering Protests: Journalists Under Attack

Join the International Center for Journalists, 10:00 a.m. ET, for a special event on the alarming trend of police targetting journalists covering protests, featuring Linda Tirado, a freelance photojournalist who was blinded in one eye while covering the Minneapolis protests; Branden Hunter, Detroit Free Press; Maria Salazar-Ferro, CPJ; and Ahmer Khan, winner of the 2020 Human Rights Press Award for his coverage of unrest in Kashmir.


"Floyd Protests: Could Tear Gas Blasts Lead To More Cases of COVID-19?"

"From Washington to Los Angeles, the scene has become eerily mundane in the last week: The soft thud of a tear gas canister landing on pavement, followed by a billow of white smoke enveloping a throng of fleeing demonstrators."

Source: Greenwire, 06/04/2020


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