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Fellows weave their life experiences with their scientific expertise in essays that push back against persistent injustice and oppression, and offer paths for institutions and communities to push toward environmental justice and equity.

What do new cookstoves in Ghana and air conditioners in NYC have in common? Energy justice.

Combating energy poverty and energy insecurity are critical elements to achieving environmental health equity for billions worldwide.

The hidden culprit stealing people’s breath in Puerto Rico

Fungal spores are an insidious menace for asthma patients in flood-prone Puerto Rico. We need education and collaboration with the U.S. to help people breathe easier.

How environmental justice work takes a toll on people of color

From discrimination and a lack of staff diversity to witnessing communities like yours harmed, environmental justice work is an emotional and physical struggle.

World Toilet Day: Housing status should not determine access to clean, safe bathrooms

Bathrooms, when sufficient, provide us the space to care for ourselves and have dignity. We need to extend this right to people experiencing homelessness in US cities.

Worsening heat waves are hammering the disabled community

EHN talked to people with disabilities put in increased danger during last summer’s Pacific Northwest heat waves. Activists say accessible cooling centers and air conditioning are key to combating this injustice.

The role of electric vehicles in the push for environmental justice

Expanding electric vehicle access will help improve air quality and mobility in low-income communities plagued by environmental racism.

Nature for all: Connecting communities of color with the outdoors

From an early age, many people don’t feel welcome in outdoor spaces or inspired to pursue environmental science careers. That needs to change.