Air pollution: black, Hispanic and poor students most at risk from toxins – study

Read the full story in The Guardian. Schoolchildren across the US are plagued by air pollution that’s linked to multiple brain-related problems, with black, Hispanic and low-income students most likely to be exposed to a fug of harmful toxins at school, scientists and educators have warned.

Waste Dumps Remain A Burden For Minority Neighborhoods

Read the full story from WOSU. Marion Motley Playfields is a park on Cleveland’s east side. Named for a local pro football star, it has grassy fields, baseball diamonds and hills. But those fields hide a troubling history. Before the park was created, parts of the property were used as a storage yard for a brick …

The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program

Proposals due February 16, 2018. The FY 2018 EJ Collaborative Problem-Solving solicitation is now open. Ten awards will be made (one award per region) in amounts of up to $120,000 per award for a two-year project period. Cooperative agreements will be awarded to local community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations seeking to address environmental and public …

Expressway seen as symbol of racial inequity, health problems

Read the full story from WBFO. The scent of exhaust fumes fill the air on a mid-January afternoon. Cars, trucks and buses zip back and forth from downtown Buffalo on the Kensington Expressway, also known as the Martin Luther King Jr. Expressway. This section of Route 33 was built in the early '60s, wiping out …

Bombs in Your Backyard

Access the map at ProPublica. The military spends more than a billion dollars a year to clean up sites its operations have contaminated with toxic waste and explosives. These sites exist in every state in the country. Some are located near schools, residential neighborhoods, rivers and lakes. A full map of these sites has never …

EPA Announces Availability of $1.2 Million in Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today the availability of $1.2 million for Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (CPS) Cooperative Agreements. These funds will be distributed to 10 community-based organizations that work to address environmental justice issues nationwide. Each recipient will receive up to $120,000 for two-year projects that create self-sustaining, community-based partnerships that will …