Posted inClimate Change, Environmental Justice, Partner Content

Long burdened by environmental racism, activists in Memphis are turning the tide

This story was originally published by The 19th. First, the butterflies disappeared. Then, the family dog died; and then the neighbors did, too. But Marquita Bradshaw’s biggest loss of those adolescent days was probably her great-grandmother. Susie Hall died in 1995 after developing uterine and kidney cancers. “We lost our matriarch. … She was the […]

Posted inAir Pollution, Environmental Justice

In Brooklyn, Public Housing Tenants Struggle Against the ‘Slow Violence’ of Industrial Pollution

This story was published in partnership with The City. Sign up for their newsletter here. Elisha Fye jokes that he was a member of the “true little rascals” while growing up in the New York City Housing Authority’s Cooper Park Houses in North Brooklyn’s industrial corridor. The expansive 700-apartment housing project was erected in 1953, and Fye’s […]