Mutual aid organizations nationwide are providing an essential frontline response to the twin crises of COVID-19 and police brutality. Prime among them is For the Gworls, a platform connecting and raising money for the Black trans community.
[...] oil and gas companies are funding police foundations around the country, from New Orleans to Detroit
[...] any conversation about defunding or abolishing the police in Minneapolis would be incomplete without a discussion of the Minneapolis parks system, which maintains its very own force of police officers to patrol more than 6,000 acres of park land within the city — one of whom was present at Floyd’s killing.
“But the movement in which we now take part stretches beyond city streets to the fields, orchards, and vineyards that feed this country.”
Several people who were exposed to the tear gas during the recent protests in response to police brutality have come forward online to say they experienced painful disruptions to their menstrual cycle.
Scientists are applying machine learning to identify human influence on the environment by literally listening to the environment — that is, by monitoring forest “soundscapes.”
Thawing permafrost might result in more carbon emissions than previously thought. The culprit? Sunshine.
It’s unclear whether these lawsuits will actually achieve their intended goal. But one thing is obvious: cities and states aren’t giving up pinning the blame for climate fallout on major oil companies just yet.