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July 16, 2020

Ocean Justice: Where Social Equity and the Climate Fight Intersect

Ocean justice, as Ayana Elizabeth Johnson describes it, is where ocean conservation and issues of social equity meet: Who suffers most from flooding and pollution, and who benefits from conservation measures?

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June 9, 2020

Unequal Impact: The Deep Links Between Racism and Climate Change

Activist Elizabeth Yeampierre has long focused on the connections between racial injustice and the environment and climate change. In the wake of George Floyd’s killing and the outsized impact of Covid-19 on communities of color, she hopes people may finally be ready to listen.

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June 23, 2020

In Pandemic Recovery Efforts, Polluting Industries Are Winning Big

Oil and gas giants, mining interests, and coal-fired power plants have all received financial and regulatory relief as governments around the world enact pandemic recovery plans. These moves threaten to create a dirty, high-carbon legacy that long outlasts the current crisis.

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May 22, 2020

Some Leaders Are Using COVID-19 To Build A Better Future. Others Are Using It As A Weapon.

The coronavirus crisis could lead us down the path of authoritarianism or build a greener, more inclusive future.

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June 18, 2020

Why COVID-19 will end up harming the environment

Even though the air has been cleaner as a result of the global lockdowns, a more polluted future has been brewing while we weren’t looking.

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May 12, 2020

How Renewable Energy Could Emerge on Top After the Pandemic

The short-term prospects for wind and solar power look rocky amid the economic upheaval of the coronavirus. But long term, renewables could emerge stronger than ever, especially if governments integrate support for clean energy into Covid-19 economic-recovery programs.

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© 2018 by Beth Gardiner