Ironton residents blame environmental racism for Hurricane Ida's catastrophic damage to their historic Black community.
Tribes face devastating circumstances and little government assistance more than a week after the Category 4 hurricane pummeled their homes.
Indigenous peoples in North America have helped block tar sands mines, oil pipelines, and LNG export terminals. Their successes against the fossil fuel industry have kept enormous volumes of carbon pollution out of the atmosphere.
The authors highlight the disproportionate impact of climate change on low-income countries, and urge richer nations to take the lead in cutting emissions.
Residences near where Formosa plans to build a sprawling petrochemical complex were severely impacted by winds from Ida, fueled by the Gulf’s unusually warm waters.
Gulf Coast communities — already contending with Covid-19, racism and lingering damage from last year's hurricanes — now face added pollution risks from the fossil fuel industry as Hurricane Ida nears amid build-out of gas export and plastic-manufacturing plants.
The criticism comes despite COP26 President Alok Sharma insisting that the summit would be an "inclusive" event, with “all voices” heard.
The environmental protest group has said it wants to highlight the role of the City of London in financing fossil fuels around the world.
New pipelines could help Canada export more tar sands, boosting the bottom lines of Alberta’s oil producers. But experts warn that Canada is charting a ‘path to climate crisis.’
If built, the plastics plant would pump air pollutants into surrounding communities and contribute more to climate change than three coal power plants. Corps announcement deals significant blow to project's backers.