The Associated Press reveals the significant gaps in health outcomes between Black Americans and their white counterparts throughout their lives.
Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
The theme of our 10th Annual Prayer Breakfast is The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice. This event will gather various community residents, leaders, and agencies to join in fellowship through a dialogue on environmental justice in Iowa. We are honored to have our keynote delivered by Dr. Robert D. Bullard, a distinguished professor and award-winning author known as “The Father of Environmental Justice”. Following Dr. Bullard's keynote address, we will present the Make A Difference awards to the following 2023 honorees:
- Dr. Mary Chapman, Vice President Emeritus, Des Moines Area Community College
- Sgt. Bernell Edwards, a 31-year veteran of the Des Moines Police Department
- Ania Ewing, a 5th grader at Samuelson Elementary School and member of Girl Scout Troop #30078
Immediately following the breakfast, the Iowa Environmental Council and community partners will sponsor a Dialogue on Environmental Justice in Iowa, providing an opportunity for participants to discuss how race, equity and justice intersect with environmental issues in the state.
Join us as we promote Dr. King's message for peace, justice, and righteousness.
Dr. Bullard, who earned his Ph.D. at Iowa State University, is the former Dean of
the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern
University. He currently serves as Distinguished Professor of Urban Planning and
Environmental Policy and Director of the Bullard Center for Environmental and
Climate Justice. He is an award-winning author of eighteen books that address
sustainable development, environmental racism, urban land use, industrial facility
siting, community reinvestment, housing, transportation, climate justice,
disasters, emergency response, community resilience, smart growth,
and regional equity.
Grassroots groups are collecting their own pollution data to increase accountability and demand environmental justice.
Three Texas oil & gas industry sites that caught fire had long violation records.
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According to the American Red Cross, 64% of African-American, 45% of Hispanic/Latino, and 40% of white children have few to no swimming skills.
This article by Somini Sengupta discusses the dangerous feedback loops that extreme heat can trigger for hospitals and clinics in the United States.
Lawmakers in the United States are currently negotiating the national debt ceiling and in the midst of these negotiations, the future of clean energy and environmental protection.
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EPA’s upcoming climate rules are expected to rely on carbon capture technology.
Final investment decision for Rio Grande LNG project, set to be built in Brownsville, Texas by Bechtel, is set to be made in June, says its developer.
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