Burning trash ‘poisoning communities’ in Florida, complaint says

State officials are endangering the health of vulnerable residents and violating their civil rights by allowing them to be exposed to the harmful emissions of 10 waste-to-energy plants across Florida, according to a federal complaint filed by an environmental organization. Four of the plants are located in the Tampa BayContinue Reading

The Nevada System of Higher Education held a special meeting to fill in for Chair Cathy McAdoo ...

A third-party investigation into higher education Chancellor Melody Rose’s sex-based hostile work environment complaint found “insufficient evidence” to substantiate her claims. The Nevada System of Higher Education’s Board of Regents is holding a special meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday regarding the conclusion the investigation. Regents will consider whether to reinstateContinue Reading

EPA Takes up Environmental Justice Complaint Against Philly’s Permit for Natural Gas Power Plant

Within a week of taking office, President Joe Biden signed an executive order committing federal agencies to address environmental justice — making sure poor neighborhoods and communities of color aren’t saddled with a disproportionate number of polluters. He formed the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council and the Environmental Interagency Council toContinue Reading

Two Mental Health Staffers Charge Stanford University With Fostering ‘Hostile Environment for Jews’ in Complaint

The main quadrangle at Stanford University. Photo: King of Hearts / Wikimedia Commons. A complaint filed by two Jewish mental health clinicians at Stanford University alleges that the school’s diversity trainings fostered a “hostile and unwelcoming environment for Jews,” according to a complaint seen by The Algemeiner on Tuesday. TheContinue Reading

- Mining giant Rio Tinto Face Environmental, Human Rights Complaint in Papua New Guinea -

Active Citizens, Asia-Pacific, Crime & Justice, Development & Aid, Environment, Featured, Food & Agriculture, Headlines, Health, Human Rights, Natural Resources, Regional Categories, TerraViva United Nations, Water & Sanitation On the occasion of World Environment Day, 5 June 2021, drawing from IPS’s bank of features and opinion editorials published this year,Continue Reading