Environmental Justice News

  • Models Are Better, But Far From Perfect

    Star Tribune

    Note that temps across the far north will be nearly -10F to -15F below average. The Lyrids aren’t the richest shower of the year. That’s why you’ll see fewer Lyrid meteors.

  • Water's world: Three-part documentary looks at our relationship with our most fundamental resource

    Albuquerque Journal

    The first part premieres on Earth Day at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, on New Mexico PBS. We didn't want people to feel like it was finger wagging. This is where Jill Farrant, who works with resurrection plants comes into play." Farrant is a physiologist and professor at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

  • Art for Earth Day: Seattle Times artists past and present share their views of our world

    The Seattle Times

    The art was created in airbrushed acrylic paint." David Miller is the Pacific NW magazine art director. Previously, he was The Seattle Times design director. She has won numerous awards and was featured in Print magazine, along with other Seattle Times art department members.

  • Through the ages, contagions 'impacted everybody'

    Lewiston Morning Tribune

    They would just scatter and try to get away from the disease." Over time, the Nez Perce had to deal with more illnesses. It wiped out a village of Nez Perce who were hunting in Buffalo Country in the mid-1800s. It's not just a geographic area or a certain group of people; it's everybody being impacted.

  • Oceanside seeks relief after record rainfall

    The San Diego Union-Tribune

    The total rainfall for the week was 5.7 inches. "We were lucky it wasn't a normal Friday, where people were out driving," Lawrence said. The entire state is under stay-at-home orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Most of the heavy rain was localized in North County, he said. Encinitas had even more, over 7 inches for the week.

  • After this bizarre intermission, the world's orchestras -- and its chamber ensembles and choirs -- will matter even more. Here's why.

    The Philadelphia Inquirer

    When this bizarre intermission is over, though, orchestras are poised to be more deeply affecting than ever. Listeners are parched. In this silence, I've been thinking about something late Philadelphia Orchestra music director Wolfgang Sawallisch said a couple of decades ago. Yes, dozens of ensembles are stocked with wonderful instrumentalists.

  • Nature of Things: With flood control, the devil's in the details

    Laurel Leader

    One of those, the Peace River Valley Water Conservation and Drainage District, built the original control structure on Saddle Creek south of Lake Hancock. The Southwest Florida Water Management District, which was founded as a flood-control agency, inherited the structure and never saw fit to dismantle it.

  • From the Black Death to AIDS, pandemics have shaped human history. Coronavirus will too

    Los Angeles Times

    While the outbreaks wrought their death tolls and grief, they also prompted massive transformation _ in medicine, technology, government, education, religion, arts, social hierarchy, sanitation. Unforeseen consequences will lead to even more unforeseen consequences. But stress cracks are already showing. Surveillance used to track people exposed to the virus can be turned against political enemies and dissidents.

  • Stay home, rural America: You are the unseen simmering hotspot | Opinion

    The Patriot-News

    Rural industries like mining and farming also bring danger and hazardous practices to rural areas, putting health of communities at greater risk. This creates conditions for poor health literacy, and poor health literacy perpetuates poor health outcomes. Fortunately for rural areas, social distancing is often a normal way of life.

  • Endangered steelhead in Willamette, Santiam continue rebound after 33 sea lions killed

    The Register-Guard

    ...extinction, winter steelhead in the Upper Willamette River system continued to show improved numbers this season. Wildlife managers said this year's run has been bolstered, for the second year in a row, by a program that killed sea lions preying on chrome fish near Willamette Falls. A total of 4,760 winter steelhead have returned above Willamette Falls and spread into rivers including the North Santiam so far this year, with their projected numbers likely to reach 6,500, according...