When temperatures drop, household use of fossil fuels rises in order to keep homes warm and comfortable. But it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, more than one million households nationwide already heat with biomass pellet stoves rather than burn more expensive and damaging fossil fuels like oil, and such stoves can even be retrofitted into existing fireplaces as an … [Read more...]
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Talks focus on economic, public health impact on climate change in urban areas On Thursday, November 19, the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC) kicked off a national conversation about the economic and public health impacts of climate change in urban areas. These talks were held in Austin, Texas, Baltimore, Maryland and St. Louis, Missouri and highlighted that climate change is … [Read more...]
Leaders of the nation’s major Black churches — representing nearly 13 million African-American members — presented over 10,000 pastors’ signatures to Congressional Black Caucus members in support of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan. The leaders said they are making the effort to push forward the bill, which has a goal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent by … [Read more...]
The Civil Rights Movement in the United States identified a long list of issues that were broadly considered the historical and contemporary evidence of systematic racial discrimination and injustice. With the 2016 presidential election rapidly approaching, the critical importance of environmental justice for Black Americans, Latino Americans, Native Americans and for other … [Read more...]
HERC garbage burning gets rid of the garbage but doesn’t get rid of the garbage by-product that gets into the air we breathe in. Garbage incinerators like that of the HERC incinerator in North Minneapolis, also causes dangers to the environment. The myth is that garbage incinerators are “environmentally preferable” in relation to dumping trash in landfills. Some believe this … [Read more...]