Environment

The climate crisis is an issue of faith as people of faith are called to care for creation, writes IIka Vega of United Women in Faith.

Everyone who has a common interest in Mother Earth is aware of Earth Day and more than likely hip to the strained relationship between politics and climate control. On the global holiday this year, President Barack Obama spoke about the importance of acknowledging climate change during his speech in the Florida Everglades Wednesday. In a special video, […]

Almost a year ago, President Obama announced that his administration would embark on an ambitious initiative he called “My Brother’s Keeper.” The intention was to get communities involved in the lives of young men, particularly those of color, to ensure their positive guidance from “cradle to college.” It was intended to foster support networks where none […]

Growing up, AmaRece Davis (pictured) didn’t have the most-positive outlook. In fact, it was the same outlook as most of the young men in Homewood, one of the most economically depressed, crime-ridden areas of Pittsburgh, Pa. Drugs, gangs, poverty, lack of opportunities. The turf is as familiar as the routine. Two of his older brothers […]

April 22 marks Earth Day, the annual event held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It’s an important day to acknowledge but so often black Americans are missing from conversations around environmental health and sustainability. Tuesday, Earth Day 2014, “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin convened a special panel of experts and activists to discuss the […]

NEW YORK — In 1962, when New York city planners first proposed a sewage treatment plant for the residents and businesses of Manhattan’s West Side, they picked a spot on the Hudson River around 72nd Street. The neighborhood, however, was well on its way to becoming what it is today — the white, upper middle […]

HARLEM — New York City may be forced to dump untreated sewage into the Hudson River after a four-alarm fire erupted on Wednesday at a waste treatment plant on 135th street in Harlem. The fire created a 30-foot plume by noon and burned for three hours, sending employees running out of the plant. Thousands were […]

STOCKHOLM — Global mercury emissions could grow by 25 percent by 2020 if no action is taken to control them, posing a threat to polar bears, whales and seals and the Arctic communities who hunt those animals for food, an authoritative international study says. The assessment by a scientific body set up by the eight […]

Here is an episode from our popular “On The Road” series from last year when Washington Watch correspondent and Interactive One Chief Content Officer Smokey D. Fontaine traveled to Louisiana to expose the frightening dilemmas of living in the Gulf Coast region after the worse oil spill in US history. Like this? Then def check […]

LONDON —Thousands of endangered penguins have been coated with oil after a cargo ship ran aground and broke up on a remote British South Atlantic territory, officials and conservationists said Tuesday. PARTNER LINK: Shortest Celebrity Marriages The shipwreck also threatens the lobster fishery that provides a livelihood to one of the world’s most isolated communities. […]

From MSNBC: NEW ORLEANS — The federal official leading the Gulf oil spill cleanup said Friday a new containment cap and an additional ship collecting oil could effectively contain the spill in the next three days.