Chicago Hunger Strike Against Recycling Plant Grows: “We’re Starving Ourselves to Save People’s Lives”

Activists oppose metal shredder moving to East Side, a low-income Latino community reeling from the effects of industrial pollution.

Taylor Moore The Guardian

Talking Points: Spring 2021

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Spike in Birdwatching is a Conservation Boon

The challenge now is to sustain this interest and turn it into political action.

Fiona Cundy, Randy Hester, and Marcia McNally

Scrappy Endeavor

The Global South is a dumping ground for the world’s electronic waste. In Kenya, recyclers are looking to e-waste for resources — and a safer circular economy.

Kang-Chun Cheng

Close the Circuit

If we are to transition to an economy that’s truly green, we cannot afford to ignore the ever-vexing question of what to do with not just our e-waste, but all our crap.

Maureen Nandini Mitra

Change Meatpacking Plant Policies that Encourage Workers to Show Up Sick

Meat- and poultry-processing facilities are deadly Covid-19 hotspots, yet punitive employee attendance policies are still in place.

Ruqaiijah Yearby

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Spring 2021

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Swimming to Heal

Laura Owen Sanderson swims the waterways of the United Kingdom on a mission to heal herself and the surrounding environment.

Josh Bennett

Older Black Farmers See Little Hope in Biden’s Agriculture Pick

Black farmers have been disregarded by the USDA for years. Will anything change in Tom Vilsack’s second stint?

Summer Sewell The Guardian

From Cradle to Grave

To get to a healthier pattern of consumption, to complete the cycle and close the loop, we’ve got to get used to passing things on again.

Sandra Goldmark

Wildfire, Landslides Threaten California’s Endangered Black Abalone

In the wake of a record-breaking wildfire season and an intensifying rainy season, debris flows wreak havoc on Big Sur's rocky intertidal habitats.

Anne Marshall-Chalmers

Her First Ski Home

Our child may not remember individual moments in the Alaskan backcountry, but they will wire her mind to the outside world.

Tim Lydon

Not Another Brick in the Seawall

In a beach village in Japan, surfers and scientists oppose a proposed seawall that would threaten an important coastal ecosystem.

Kim Feldmann

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