Environmental Justice

Our Mission: To discuss and explore the linkages between environmental quality and social justice, and to promote dialogue, increased understanding and appropriate action.

Offiicals ill-prepared to help those outside of levee system, Tulane study finds

Tulane researchers recently sought the answer to a question the coastal-restoration community usually avoids: What happens to people and towns if state fails in its efforts to prevent the Gulf of Mexico from swallowing southeastern Louisiana?

The Most Ambitious Environmental Lawsuit Ever

A quixotic historian tries to hold oil and gas companies responsible for Louisiana’s disappearing coast

Louisiana Loses Its Boot

The boot-shaped state isn’t shaped like a boot anymore. That’s why we revised its iconic outline to reflect the truth about a sinking, disappearing place.

Losing Ground

In just 80 years, some 2,000 square miles of its coastal landscape have turned to open water, wiping places off maps, bringing the Gulf of Mexico to the back door of New Orleans and posing a lethal threat to an energy and shipping corridor vital to the nation’s economy.

As a State Wrangles, Its Coast Is Swept Out to Sea

A lawsuit against the oil industry has launched a flurry of bickering, but no cash to fix the coastline.

Meet the People Fighting Pollution in Michigan's Most Toxic Zip Code

Detroit's Area Code 48217 is the most polluted in America, with highways, heavy industry, and salt mining all contributing to decreased levels of health. However, despite poverty and other setbacks, the area's residents are finding ways to make their voices heard.

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