Science & Environment


Today in history: Hurricane Katrina’s pain index 10 years later

When Katrina hit, the nation saw tens of thousands left behind in New Orleans. Ten years later, it looks like the same people have been left behind again.


Poverty and child brain damage

When it comes to how we treat children, UNICEF ranks the U.S. at 34 out of 35 industrialized countries; 22 percent of children in the U.S. live in poverty


Environment issues hurt poor people most, say speakers at LA forum

Grijalva, who chairs the congressional committee and is a member of the Progressive Caucus, said, "40 years of environmental policy issues are under attack."


At state park, fight is on to stop mountaintop removal

The Kanawha Forest Coalition is desperately fighting a mountaintop removal project just outside of Kanawha State Forest, a state park in Loudendale, West Virginia.


Today in eco-history: Richmond food riots

Thousands of people, mostly women, broke into shops and began seizing food and other items before the militia arrived to stop them.