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Book Review: ‘Charleston,’ by Susan Crawford

In “Charleston,” a case study of climate change and government negligence in the South Carolina city, Susan Crawford makes clear the disproportionate costs borne by communities of color in the coastal United States.
Wildfire destroys a piece of Black history in rural California

Wildfire destroys a piece of Black history in rural California

The Lincoln Heights community endured for decades, despite segregation, economic hardship and a pandemic. Then came the Mill fire.
E.P.A. will make racial equality a bigger factor in environmental rules

E.P.A. will make racial equality a bigger factor in environmental rules

The agency is creating an office of environmental justice to address the disproportionate harm that climate change has caused in low-income areas and communities of color.
Dauté Martin: Katrina babies are hurting, but we are healing, too

Dauté Martin: Katrina babies are hurting, but we are healing, too

What happened to the children who lived through Hurricane Katrina?
Finding traces of Harriet Tubman on Maryland's Eastern Shore

Finding traces of Harriet Tubman on Maryland's Eastern Shore

A historian marks the 200th birthday of a fearless conductor of the Underground Railroad with a visit to her birthplace, only to learn how climate change is washing away memories of “the ultimate outdoors woman.”
How redlining contributed to air pollution across America

How redlining contributed to air pollution across America

A new study shows how redlining, a Depression-era housing policy, contributed to inequalities that persist decades later in U.S. cities.
The White House is taking on environmental racism, but it won't mention race

The White House is taking on environmental racism, but it won't mention race

Communities of color bear a disproportionate burden from pollution, research shows. But using race to allocate federal help could result in legal problems.
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