People walk through MLK Park near Santa Fe and Nystrom Village neighborhoods in Richmond, California, March 23, 2021. Photos by Sarahbeth Maney for OneZero.

Black in the Time of Climate Change

Wind blows oily black dust onto cars, windowsills, and lawns as a 100-car train loaded with coal rolls past Parchester Village, a historically Black neighborhood in Richmond, California. This happens a couple of times a week. The train’s cargo, mined from the mountains of Utah by the coal giant Wolverine…

The Color of Climate

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This is The Color of Climate, a weekly column from Future Human exploring how climate change and other environmental issues uniquely impact the future of communities of color.

Indigenous communities and environmental groups are fighting a battle against a planned tar sands pipeline they say could do irreparable damage to…

Words of Warming

Words of Warming is a series from Future Human defining the language of climate change and environmental and climate justice.

Definition of tar sands (also called oil sands):

A mixture of sand, clay, water, and bitumen—a thick, sticky oil that’s made of hydrocarbons; it can be refined to produce gasoline…

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In an interview with The Information on Monday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg claimed that augmented- and virtual-reality glasses would help mitigate climate change by allowing people to virtually “teleport” places rather than physically travel.

“It’s going to have a big society-wide impact on a lot of things we care deeply…

The Color of Climate

The text “The Color of Climate” is illustrated in a circle pattern  around a globe icon. Behind the text there are two images side-by-side — on the left is a gavel and an “I Voted” sticker, and on the right is an oil drilling machine.
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This is The Color of Climate, a weekly column from Future Human exploring how climate change and other environmental issues uniquely impact the future of communities of color.

On Monday, the Kern County Board of Supervisors in California voted to approve an ordinance that will allow fast-track permitting of tens…

A group of public health and environmental researchers are calling for an immediate ban on a group of chemical compounds known to harm women and children — and especially women and children of color.

In a paper published in the American Journal of Public Health in February, the group, comprised…

Words of Warming

“Words of Warming” curved around a globe with meridians, all in a big circle. The background is an orange-to-red diagonal gradient. A radial motion blur effect and noise have been added.

Words of Warming is a new series from Future Human defining the language of climate change and environmental and climate justice.

Definition of carbon capture and sequestration

1: a group of technologies aimed at removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and storing it in deep underground rock formations called…

THE COLOR OF CLIMATE

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This is The Color of Climate, a weekly column from Future Human exploring how climate change and other environmental issues uniquely impact the future of communities of color.

A group of public health and environmental researchers from across the United States are calling for reforms in how we regulate a…

Aerial view of pits containing production water from oil wells near Hwy. 33 and Lokern Road on February 25, 2015 in Kern County, CA. Photo: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images

Earlier this month, the Planning Commission of Kern County, California, recommended that the county’s board of supervisors approve the fast-tracking of over 67,000 new oil and gas wells. …

WORDS OF WARMING

“Words of Warming” curved around a globe with meridians, all in a big circle. The background is a blue-to-teal-to-green gradient. A radial motion blur effect and noise have been added.

Words of Warming is a new series from Future Human defining the language of climate change and environmental and climate justice.

Definition of energy justice

: an attempt to remediate historic and ongoing social, economic, and health burdens suffered by historically marginalized communities because of how the energy system is…

Drew Costley

Drew Costley is a Staff Writer at FutureHuman covering the environment, health, science and tech. Previously @ SFGate, East Bay Express, USA Today, etc.

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