environment

(Mis)measuring Intelligence: Environmental Racism Is Assaulting the Minds of People of Color

Harriet A. Washington argues that intelligence is malleable rather than fixed or inherited, and that it’s possible to solve the problem of poisons and pathogens attacking the nervous systems of people of color.

Fashion Victims: Can Creativity Survive If the Hustle Never Stops?

It’s not just the fashion industry that’s suffering the effects of late-stage capitalism’s relentless production demands. Read more »

A Softer Smokey: Fighting Fires Alongside Toxic Masculinity

Smokey is a symbol of the failure of our government to embrace progressive ideals and a more inclusive and open-minded ecological stance which would lead to more thoughtfully managed natural spaces. Read more »

The Good Fight: The Invisible Young Women Driving Climate-Change Activism

Younger women are at the forefront of the climate change conversation. Read more »

Burning Issue: “Embrace of the Serpent“ Sees Capitalist Destruction through Indigenous Eyes

The film subverts a colonialist narrative by presenting the experience of a white man on Amazon land—not through his eyes, but through those of the people he’s exploiting. Read more »

The Amazon Fire Isn’t Just Climate Change—It’s Political Violence

The Amazon fires are another example of politicians prioritizing greed above caring for their constituents and protecting the people who inhabit the land they govern. Read more »

Apostle of the Cacti: How Minerva Hamilton Hoyt Saved the Desert

Minerva Hamilton Hoyt’s erasure is so predictable because Americans have mythologized the creation of our national parks as an inherently masculine endeavor. Read more »

Fake Believe: How Bogus News Has Elevated Brazil’s Would-Be (and Might-Be) President

This weekend’s runoff election is likely to result in a far-right extremist leader. Read more »

Popaganda: Will Veganism Save the World?

Is it possible to reduce veganism to a diet or wellness thing, or is it inherently political?  Read more »

The Defenders: Colombian Women are Putting Their Lives on the Line for the Earth

Latin America was by far the most dangerous region in the world for environmental advocates, and Colombia has consistently been one of the most dangerous. Read more »

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Busy Philipps Accuses James Franco of Assault

Busy Philipps stated that the actor violently “threw her to the ground” while on the set of Freaks and Geeks. Read more »

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