Black History Month: Environmental Justice

Allison Scott Black History

Environmental issues are often overlooked within Black communities, even though we are among the most adversely affected communities. The conversation is growing in light of the pandemic, but Black communities have been disproportionately affected by issues, such as climate change and pollution, for decades. The health disparities resulting from conditions within our communities are directly linked to institutionalized racism. More …

Tragic Flooding in Houston

Briana Tracy Archive

Photo by Martin Katerberg via Flickr The Houston area continued to recover Tuesday, April 19th after historic flooding swept across Southeast Texas, where at least six people are reported dead and at least 1,000 homes swamped. All of the deaths are caused due to drownings when people drove their cars into flooded roads. The National Weather Service issued a flash …

California Natural Gas Storage Facility Causing Major Pollution

Jerzy Messan Archive

Photo by Earthworks via Flickr After flying his pollution detecting airplanes around California, UC Davis scientist Stephan Conley reported that that the Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon storage field has emitted high levels of methane into the air. Methane, a greenhouse gas that is significantly more detrimental to the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, makes Porter Ranch, a suburban area …

What About Global Warming?

Brian Griffith Archive

Photo by Climate Safety via Flickr Global warming or global climate change has been an issue for years, specifically in the 21st century. 2015, according to CNN News, was the hottest year on record. The change does not seem to be too monstrous, right now. Looking at the day to day, we do not tend to notice the difference between …