Category Archive: Environmental Justice

Sep 11

Legacy of the Johnstown Flood

Remembering and learning from a historic tragedy: After a hard rain in the spring of 1889, a man-made lake burst through a dam. A wall of water three stories high ripped through Johnstown, Pennsylvania, destroying the town and killing more than 2,000 people. Jed Shugerman, a law professor at Fordham University, says attempts by townspeople …

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Aug 13

Bringing back First Nation traditions

In 2017, twelve indigenous youth from Canada spent the summer retracing a route taken by their ancestors. James Wagar, a member of the Métis Nation of Ontario, says, “The Métis were the movers of the furs, the go-between between Indian communities and the European trading forts. So the Metis traveled from Quebec City all the way through …

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Jul 31

Get the Scoop on Too Much Poop

Cow manure in our water is a growing concern. . . Learn more: Farmers that raise livestock end up with a lot of manure, which they often spread on their fields as fertilizer. But in some cases, there’s just too much manure. “There’s so much built up on the ground that it runs off the surface, and …

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Oct 13

Chicago Gets Rain Ready

Rain, rain, don’t go away—Chicago is taking action to prevent widespread flooding, so major rainfall doesn’t have to be a downer. Listen up: Rain means puddle-jumping fun—until a torrential downpour creates a flooded dystopia in your home. Part of the reason home flooding can occur is that large cities are often a sea of hard, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.currentcast.org/stormwater-management/chicago-gets-rain-ready/

May 14

Wildlife Grants Awarded to Tribes in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota

—Morgan Linn, Great Lakes Echo* Native American tribes will protect bats from logging and place sturgeon in school aquariums as part of a recent round of federal grants. The Tribal Wildlife grant program was established by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2003. More than $68 million has gone to tribes since then, said …

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