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Environmental regulators hope new data-driven tools will help identify hotspots and drive environmental justice. Some activists, who’ve been fighting polluters for decades, have doubts that more information will make a difference.
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By layering multiple health, economic and environmental indicators, digital mapping tools are helping cities identify and respond to environmental injustices.
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More than 900,000 Ohioans lost power last year from weather-related events. Climate change will likely bring more severe storms.
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Grassroots leaders of successful fights against coal plants and petcoke are taking the lead: “Communities must have a way to be involved in a permitting process that is really broken,” one said.
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A suburban state lawmaker’s bill would supplement federal weatherization funding over the next three years, nearly doubling the money available and providing crucial flexibility to cover “pre-weatherization” work.
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Through her work with Chicago’s Field Museum, Ylanda Wilhite encourages kids to engage with nature in their neighborhoods, with a particular focus on BIPOC and disinvested communities.
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The Great Lakes Impact Investment Platform features 40 projects representing nearly $4.5 billion in investment opportunities, including household energy efficiency retrofits, coal mine reclamation and solar development.
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More than a dozen local governments in the state either have or are expected to pass climate emergency resolutions this month as part of an initiative by the Minnesota Cities Climate Caucus.
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As owner NRG proposes a remediation plan for coal ash covered under state and federal law, other, older deposits that are exempt from the laws may pose a greater risk to water contamination and future redevelopment.
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The Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians is seeking to designate the Straits of Mackinac as a Traditional Cultural Property following the discovery last fall of a potential archaeological site.