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By Martina Guglielmone Council on Hemispheric Affairs   President Trump’s recent announcement of his decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord has brought attention to the fact that only two other nations – out of 197 in the…

By Lori Popkewitz Alper Moms Clean Air Force   When we hear the words “climate change” many things come to mind, including intense heat waves and droughts, increase in natural disasters, loss of sea ice, accelerated sea level rise, and…

By Lindsey McDougle The Conversation Earth Day comes right before National Volunteer Week, an annual celebration of North American volunteerism in late April. This fortuitous timing gives environmental nonprofits an opportunity to engage prospective volunteers, especially nonwhites who live…

By Dominique Browning Moms Clean Air Force In the months since his inauguration, Donald Trump has repeatedly undermined our children’s health. He has attempted to strip the EPA of funding, dismantle America’s Clean Power Plan, and disregard research on dangerous…

By Mari Jensen Futurity Warming in the 21st century has reduced Colorado River flows by at least 0.5 million acre-feet—about the amount of water used by 2 million people for one year, a new study warns. “This paper is…

By Blaine Friedlander Futurity A new way to test for a wide range of micropollutants in waterways has already turned up a nightmarish cocktail of contaminants. “Water quality monitoring is conventionally done by narrowly investigating one or a few contaminants at…

By Cliff Despres SaludToday Did you know Mexican-American kids drink less plain water than white kids? They also are more likely to perceive tap water as unsafe? In fact, negative perceptions of school water fountains were associated with sugary…

By Lizette Escobedo Moms Clean Air Force   Latino leaders gathered in Washington, D.C. recently for the National Latino Climate Leadership Forum to discuss how to best tackle environmental issues impacting Latinos. As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, low-income communities of color…

By Stephanie Desmon Futurity Asthma patients who live near major Pennsylvania fracking sites are as much as four times more likely to suffer attacks than those farther away, a new study shows. The findings add to growing evidence that…