FOUR YEARS LATER: BIG STEPS TOWARD ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE IN THE MISSISSIPPI DELTA

You may not have heard of the Kemper County Coal Plant, but what it releases in the air impacts more than 186,000 customers and residents across the Mississippi Delta. The coal plant is located in Kemper County, Mississippi, a small county with over 10,300 residents. Many of the residents are of low socioeconomic status and in turn, are gravely affected by the coal plant’s health risks and financial impact.

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OIL-BY-RAIL THREATENS SAFETY OF PEOPLE AND PLANET IN PACIFIC NORTHWEST

Reposted with permission from EcoWatch

By Stephanie Spear, CEO of EcoWatch

With an estimated 9 million barrels of crude oil moving over rail lines in North America at any given moment, it’s no wonder that safety and environmental ramifications of oil-by-rail are top of mind for many. In the wake of the one year anniversary of Quebec’s Lac-Mégantic fatal train derailment explosion, it’s imperative that more people become aware of the dangers of unprecedented amounts of oil being transported through the heart of communities and cities in the U.S. and Canada.

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[BLOG]: IN HONOR OF SHARK WEEK: HOW TO LIVE A SHARK-FRIENDLY LIFE

A shark-friendly life, you say?
Perhaps you’re like me. Perhaps sharks are the last thing that you ever imagined you would need to think about protecting when you shop, dine, or chat with friends about protecting the Earth. I mean, sharks are powerful predators, right? (With rows of razor-sharp teeth!?) Who needs to protect them?! It took me years to realize their needs myself, in part because I needed a major change in perspective.

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