Saturday, August 17, 2019

Tag: Hurricane Harvey

Unpaid: Inside the ‘lawless jungle’ of worker exploitation after Hurricane Harvey

The amount of money not paid to workers after Hurricane Harvey is unknown.

Houston neighbors said no to Walmart and invested in Black-owned businesses...

Communities of color turned to each other to make it through the disaster. Months later, they’re doing the same to rebuild.

Minority communities suffer from storms as GOP and Trump admin promote...

“People are going to die from cancer and have mold for the chaser.”

Why is a dump for Hurricane Harvey debris next to an...

“It is appalling what is going on in that community."

Perfect storms? From Katrina to Maria, some would profit from catastrophe

“I hate to tell you Puerto Rico, but you’ve thrown our budget a little out of whack.” –Donald Trump in Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Oct. 3rd

Why hurricanes Harvey and Irma won’t lead to action on climate...

The hurricanes of Harvey and Irma will be a catalyst for a new age of realism regarding the hazards of climate change.

The great flood

The damage suffered by Houston, Tampa and Miami is not an anomaly. It is the beginning of the end.

All 5 living former U.S. Presidents come together for Harvey relief...

“As former presidents, we wanted to help our fellow Americans begin to recover.”

7 key environmental amendments to watch

As debate continues on the spending bill, dozens of environmental amendments could receive votes. Here are some to watch:

Disaster recovery should heal, not divide, our communities

It’s time to redefine disaster recovery.

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Ideas from hell: The far right’s weaponized conspiracy theories

Since the end of April, there have been three mass shootings that can be directly tied to white nationalism. The victims of...

Blackwater mercenary sentenced to life in prison

Responsible for firing the first bullet in the Nisour Square massacre in 2007, former Blackwater security contractor Nicholas Slatten was sentenced Wednesday to life in federal prison. Last year, Slatten was convicted of first-degree murder...

EPA reverses approval of poison traps used to kill wildlife

Last week, Trump’s EPA had made the decision to reauthorize the use of deadly cyanide traps to kill the wild animals that...

Pennsylvania is discharging radioactive fracking waste into rivers as landfill leachate, impacting the Chesapeake...

Edited by Melissa Troutman Originally published by Joshua B. Pribanic and Talia Wiener for Public Herald edited by Melissa Troutman

Fighting back: Six states sue the EPA over its approval of pesticide linked to...

“The EPA is egregiously sacrificing our children’s health by refusing to make a determination on this dangerous pesticide.”