Tag: Climate & Environment

HBCU Climate Change Conference Could Spark Needed Conversations

Source: Vladimir Vladimirov / Getty The HBCU Community will come together for the 8th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference next week.  The Deep South Center for Environmental Justice in collaboration will host the event in collaboration with Texas Southern University on April 13 –… Continue Reading “HBCU Climate Change Conference Could Spark Needed Conversations”

Half Of US Adults Exposed To Harmful Lead Levels As Kids

Over 170 million U.S.-born people who were adults in 2015 were exposed to harmful levels of lead as children, a new study estimates. Researchers used blood-lead level, census and leaded gasoline consumption data to examine how widespread early childhood lead exposure was in the… Continue Reading “Half Of US Adults Exposed To Harmful Lead Levels As Kids”

Rihanna’s Foundation Donates $15M To Nonprofits Focused On Climate Justice

Source: Steven Ferdman / Getty Beyond her music and business ventures mogul, Rihanna is known for paying it forward. For her latest social good project, the Barbados native is putting the focus on addressing climate change. The Fenty Beauty founder has made a multi-million… Continue Reading “Rihanna’s Foundation Donates $15M To Nonprofits Focused On Climate Justice”

Secretary Deb Haaland Sees Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill As Pathway To Addressing Environmental Racism

Source: Genaro Molina / Getty Department of Interior Secretary Deb Haaland wants communities to understand the positive impact of the bipartisan infrastructure legislation on addressing longstanding environmental inequities. As part of her mandate in the Department of the Interior, Haaland is committed to leveraging… Continue Reading “Secretary Deb Haaland Sees Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill As Pathway To Addressing Environmental Racism”

At 113, NAACP Evolves For Relevance On Racial Justice Agenda

As the NAACP turns 113, look for its voice to grow louder on issues like climate change, the student debt crisis and the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic — while keeping voting rights and criminal justice reform at the forefront of its priorities.… Continue Reading “At 113, NAACP Evolves For Relevance On Racial Justice Agenda”

Drivers Snowed-In All Night As I-95 Shuts Down In Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of motorists waited desperately for help Tuesday after being stranded all night in freezing temperatures along a 50-mile stretch of highway south of the nation’s capital that became impassable when tractor-trailers jackknifed in a winter storm, state police said.… Continue Reading “Drivers Snowed-In All Night As I-95 Shuts Down In Virginia”

4 New Year’s Resolutions To Improve The Environment

Source: Xavier Lorenzo / Getty When many people think of New Year’s resolutions, they brainstorm ways to improve themselves for the year ahead. What if we expanded those aspirations to include resolutions that benefit our communities, society and the planet, too? It might not… Continue Reading “4 New Year’s Resolutions To Improve The Environment”

Communities Across Kentucky Come Together To Lend A Helping Hand After Devastating Tornadoes

Source: CHANDAN KHANNA / Getty After news of the devastation from multiple tornadoes spread, Jimmy Finch knew he had to do something. So he loaded up supplies and set out from his home in Clarksville, Tenn, driving nearly two hours to Mayfield, Ky., to… Continue Reading “Communities Across Kentucky Come Together To Lend A Helping Hand After Devastating Tornadoes”

Maryland Homeowner Tries To Smoke Out Snakes & Burns Down House

POOLESVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland home was accidentally burned to the ground by an owner trying to get rid of a snake infestation, officials said. LIKE US ON FACEBOOK. FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM & TWITTER. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE. The homeowner in Poolesville, a town about 25 miles… Continue Reading “Maryland Homeowner Tries To Smoke Out Snakes & Burns Down House”

‘Harness That Anger’: Obama Offers Advice to Young Climate Change Activists (Watch Full Speech)

Former President Barack Obama looked beyond his audience of delegates at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland Monday and focused his attention on the young activists watching online, pleading with the generation to adopt a more conciliatory approach to their fight. LIKE US… Continue Reading “‘Harness That Anger’: Obama Offers Advice to Young Climate Change Activists (Watch Full Speech)”