While Texas Catholics are known for their anti-abortion activism and their work assisting new immigrants in the state, they're not as know for taking a strong stand against the hazards of oil and gas development or threats posed by climate change.
After growing up poor in a predominantly African-American neighborhood of Cincinnati, those who had been exposed to lead as toddlers, even in small amounts, showed changes that were subtle, permanent and devastating on MRI scans.
There’s nothing green about asphalt, unless you can make less of the stuff by more efficiently reusing the pavement we’ve already got. The Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry in Wilmington says it’s found a way.
For many Californians, the state’s long drought has meant small inconveniences. But in two rural valleys, farmworkers and other poor residents are feeling its impact in a far more serious and personal way.