From the News Wires

Deploying the science of extreme weather attribution in the courts.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:00am
Governments and businesses can no longer ignore the risk of extreme events or write them off as “Acts of God”. Instead, quantifying the impact that humans have on climate events could help us mitigate climate risk and adapt for a stable future.

"No toilet, no ventilation": Prisoners describe horrific conditions in Harvey's flood zone.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:00am
We are barely alive, say prisoners in Beaumont, Texas.

The next Standing Rock.

Climate Change News (Offsite) - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:00am
A new Canadian pipeline could be "game over" for the climate—and activists are lining up to stop it.

Zero tolerance of deforestation likely only way to save Amazon gateway.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:00am
In a new paper, conservationists urgently call for a policy of zero deforestation and sustainable agroforestry in Maranhão, one of Brazil’s poorest states, before it’s remaining Amazon forests are lost.

Flint water crisis legal bills top $15M with far to go in criminal cases.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:00am
The state has paid more than $15 million in legal fees related to the Flint water crisis even though 13 current and former city and state employees are just getting started in fighting criminal charges against them.

The next Standing Rock.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:00am
A new Canadian pipeline could be "game over" for the climate—and activists are lining up to stop it.

Citing social equity issues, Illinois utility seeks to cut efficiency targets.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:00am
Next week, an Illinois utility will seek permission from state regulators to lower its energy efficiency targets — in the name of social justice.

In Houston, a terrifying real-life lesson for disaster-prone cities.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Fri, 09/08/2017 - 7:00am
Cities across the country that live with the threat of disaster — from earthquakes in San Francisco to hurricanes in Miami — are watching the catastrophe in Houston for lessons learned.

NFL Players Discuss Anti-Racist Actions, Announce #PlayersCoalition in New Video

Race Wire - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:52pm

Anquan Boldin: “This is about lifting up our communities and treating them with the dignity and support they deserve.” 

Oil Refinery Leak Threatens Health of a Latinx Neighborhood in Houston

Race Wire - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:52pm

Manchester residents are breathing air with high concentrations of a chemical that causes cancer.

Time's New Multimedia Series Profiles 23 'First' Women and Girls of Color

Race Wire - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:52pm

Ava DuVernay, Mo’ne Davis and 21 others feature in the magazine’s new project, which honors female trailblazers in entertainment, politics, sports and beyond.

New Documentary Explores Current Segregation in America's Schools

Race Wire - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:52pm

The Netflix release of “Teach Us All” coincides with the 60th anniversary of the Little Rock Nine’s school integration action.

READ: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Why Trump is 'The First White President'

Race Wire - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:52pm

“Trump truly is something new—the first president whose entire political existence hinges on the fact of a Black president.”

How Climate Change Intensified Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

Race Wire - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:52pm

A new article explores the devastating connection between these storms and global warming.

Las Vegas MPD Officers Allegedly Assaulted Michael Bennett of Seattle Seahawks

Race Wire - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:52pm

The outspoken player says police forcefully apprehended him following the August 26 Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight.

Inside the Movement to Free People Who Are Only in Jail Because They Can't Afford Bail

Race Wire - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:52pm

Eliminating cash bail has become a focal point in the fight to transform the criminal justice system. Inside the wins and challenges of a growing movement that raises money to free people of color who are in jail simply because they can’t afford to post bail.  

What DREAMers Need to Know About DACA Now

Race Wire - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:52pm

This is how the Department of Homeland Security is implementing the “wind down” of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

VIDEO: Angry and Unafraid, 'DREAMers' Denounce Trump's Decision to End DACA

Race Wire - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 10:52pm

Hundreds of ‘DREAMers’ descended on Trump Tower in New York City to declare that they are “undocumented and unafraid” of the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

In Harvey's wake, critics see big money behind lax petrochemical reporting.

National Environmental News on Other Sites - Thu, 09/07/2017 - 7:00am
Unlike any past storm — natural or man-made — Hurricane Harvey has exposed the fault lines between the politically powerful Texas petrochemical industry and the public’s right to know what dangers lie within their facilities.

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