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Interview of the Week: Emilie Brzezinski

Interview of the Week: Emilie Brzezinski

Emilie Brzezinski is an American sculptor with a career that’s spanned five decades and expressive themes that have always related to nature. And while Brzezinski has worked with a variety of media, her primary focus has been monumental wood sculpture–using a chain saw and ax to carve towering forms that breathed new life into felled […]

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This week we celebrate the “Renamers” 

This week we celebrate the “Renamers” 

We wanted to call attention to all the people who are taking action to right the wrongs of the past by changing the names of well-known things in recognition of what we must do to be a more just society.  Here are just a few: NASA – for renaming its main office the “Mary W. […]

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Dangerous Pollution in Cancer Alley Leads to Higher COVID Mortality

Dangerous Pollution in Cancer Alley Leads to Higher COVID Mortality

Between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, a trail of 150 petroleum factories makes up one of the most rampant petrochemical industries in the nation for the past century. It’s also led to some of the nation’s most polluted air and water giving the region the ominous nickname of “Cancer Alley” due to the concentrations of […]

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One Holy See Thing:  The Pope Urges All Catholics To Divest From Fossil Fuels

One Holy See Thing: The Pope Urges All Catholics To Divest From Fossil Fuels

On the fifth anniversary of his historic encyclical “Laudato Si” in which Pope Francis urged Catholics to protect nature and warned of the dangers of failing to address climate change, the Vatican released a guide containing “practical steps” people can take to achieve the goals of the encyclical, including disinvesting from fossil fuel industries, according […]

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Hero of the Week: Dr. Linsey Marr

Hero of the Week: Dr. Linsey Marr

Dr. Linsey Marr‘s expertise in aerosol science has been crucial knowledge for public health officials during the COVID-19 pandemic. As the New York Times reported, her research led to the publication of a groundbreaking study that found flu virus in microscopic droplets that were small enough to remain floating in the air for an hour […]

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Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Complications–Black Mothers Especially Affected

Climate Change Tied to Pregnancy Complications–Black Mothers Especially Affected

Yesterday a startling study was published which analyzed 32 million U.S. births to reveal that pregnant women who are exposed to air pollution, high temperatures and ozone are more likely to have premature, underweight or stillborn babies. What’s worse is that Black mothers are at the highest risk of these pregnancy complications. As the New […]

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