Posted inEnvironmental Justice

How a Flooding Crisis Unearthed Another Environmental Injustice in Rural Alabama

Brought on by years of incessant flooding, Timothy Williams' home is sinking — and fast. Over the past few years, it’s sagged nearly 2 feet deeper into the constantly swelling and shrinking clay soil across rural Coffee County, Alabama. He's not alone. Roughly a dozen of his neighbors in the historically Black community have spent […]

Posted inHealth, Health Equity

What We Know About Gas Stoves and Black Asthma Rates

Black Americans are 40% more likely to have asthma than white Americans. Black children are five times more likely to be hospitalized for the chronic lung condition. And while asthma-related deaths are decreasing overall, they remain most common among Black Americans. These disparities make the contentious debate over banning gas stoves a particularly important one […]