pollution

Tuskegee University
These four places and events illustrate how environmental racism has become the rule — not the exception — for minorities everywhere. 
A residential street at night, illuminated by a row of streetlights.

A residential street at night, illuminated by a row of streetlights. (Matthew Brown/SUNY-ESF)

SUNY-ESF
We keep putting so much light into the world that we are losing the dark.
Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
The invention of plastic has transformed human life. Plastics are incredibly convenient, and far more affordable than alternative materials. However, the downsides are overwhelming.
Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
The Chesapeake Bay, known for its beauty and ecological bounty, faces high levels of pollution from agricultural and urban runoff. Now it has a protective Congressional act, backed by bipartisan support.

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent Cate Twining-Ward has been working as a COVID-19 tester during the pandemic. Her experience has made her rethink consumables. (Photos courtesy Cate Twining-Ward/George Washington University)

Planet Forward Senior Correspondent | The George Washington University
I can tell you, without a shred of uncertainty, that where I am today is just about the farthest from where I had expected myself to be a year ago.

(Paulina Oswald/Eckerd College)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Eckerd College
Here are seven ways to get started on reducing your environmental impact that are easy on you and your wallet.

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg director Makoma Lekalakala speaks at the Madrid U.N. Climate Change Conference in December 2019. (Photo courtesy of Earthlife Africa Johannesburg)

Planet Forward Correspondent | George Washington University
In South Africa, a country with the world's largest wealth disparity, poor communities face daily environmental threats. Find out how environmental justice activists are chipping away at this inequality through grassroots efforts.

Lake Erie algal blooms (NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory/Flickr).

George Washington University
The Baltic Sea is choking, and so are many of the creatures that depend on it.  Oxygen levels of the Baltic are so depleted that fish and plant species can’t survive in its waters, making it one of the most polluted seas in the world.
The George Washington University
Eastern oysters are one of the most iconic species living in the Chesapeake Bay, providing benefits to the Bay’s ecosystem and economy. But unfortunately, eastern oysters are in trouble.   Lets take a closer look at how scientists at the George... Read More
Planet Forward Correspondent | SUNY-ESF
Where do we draw the line between historical preservation and present-day environmental degradation? In the case of Glass Bottle Beach, where early 1900's garbage bleeds into the ocean with every tide, the line is surprisingly very fuzzy.

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