Social Justice

In a post-Roe West, abortion is on the ballot
In a post-Roe West, abortion is on the ballot
Reproductive rights are in the hands of the states — and their voters.
‘Estás viviendo en una lata’
‘Estás viviendo en una lata’
En Arizona, los residentes de casas rodantes son más propensos a morir de calor excesivo.
‘You’re living in a tin can’
‘You’re living in a tin can’
Arizona’s mobile-home residents are far more likely to die from excessive heat.
How a medical examiner’s office transformed to address migrant death
How a medical examiner’s office transformed to address migrant death
Amid a shortage of forensic pathologists, Arizona’s Pima County has identified thousands of those who lost their lives in the Borderlands.
Utah’s youth climate activists held a funeral for the Great Salt Lake
Utah’s youth climate activists held a funeral for the Great Salt Lake
‘Even though we’re the ones speaking up, the only landscape we know is something dead.’
Photos: The pride and pain of the UFW march
Photos: The pride and pain of the UFW march
California farmworkers and their advocates walked 335 miles to the state’s capitol in support of voting protections.
Conserve groundwater. Fallow farmland. Increase dust?
Conserve groundwater. Fallow farmland. Increase dust?
A new study warns that California’s groundwater regulations could create more dust, worsening already poor air quality.
The night the Greyhounds came
The night the Greyhounds came
In northern Arizona and southern Utah, shared experiences of the boarding school round-ups live with survivors to this day.
The new top ways to go outdoors
The new top ways to go outdoors
If you’re getting out into nature, do right by the land and each other.
Questions about the LandBack movement, answered
Questions about the LandBack movement, answered
Number one: Why are Indians spray-painting my Starbucks?
At Oak Flat, courts and politicians fail tribes
At Oak Flat, courts and politicians fail tribes
Chi’chil Biłdagoteel exemplifies the larger struggle tribes face over protecting off-reservation, culturally important lands.
‘We are not for sale’
‘We are not for sale’
The Environmental Justice for All Act could give communities more agency to stop mega warehouse projects.
(Not) one nation, under God
(Not) one nation, under God
To truly become a more equal society, look to our youth, the ‘nones.’
Take a deep breath with this new Utah art exhibit
Take a deep breath with this new Utah art exhibit
‘Air’ at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts wants to pull your head out of the clouds.
Where anti-LGBTQ+ politics intersect with housing the homeless
Where anti-LGBTQ+ politics intersect with housing the homeless
A new report shows Southern Oregon’s largest homeless shelter is led by a conversion-therapy proponent.
A chronic polluter closes its doors. What’s next?
A chronic polluter closes its doors. What’s next?
The owner of a wood treatment plant is trying to walk away from its mess in West Eugene, Oregon. Neighbors say, not so fast.
A community poisoned by oil
A community poisoned by oil
People living in Wilmington, California, experience higher levels of illness and ailing mental health.
Reconsidering Wilma Mankiller
Reconsidering Wilma Mankiller
As the Cherokee Nation’s first female chief’s image is minted onto a coin, her full humanity should be examined.
When the heat is unbearable but there’s nowhere to go
When the heat is unbearable but there’s nowhere to go
How last year’s record-breaking heat wave caused misery and chaos for Washington’s incarcerated population — and why it’s set to happen all over again.
Census undercount threatens federal food, health programs on reservations
Census undercount threatens federal food, health programs on reservations
Federal money, important for aid programs, is tied to the inaccurate population numbers.
 Free, prior and informed consent is the gold standard of Indigenous rights. Why isn’t it followed?
Free, prior and informed consent is the gold standard of Indigenous rights. Why isn’t it followed?
Indigenous leaders at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples push for stronger support of the consultation process.
Sea Potential works to empower people of color in marine sciences
Sea Potential works to empower people of color in marine sciences
‘The key is being able to feel comfortable … these spaces need to feel safe.’
What’s missing in California’s solar debate
What’s missing in California’s solar debate
Energy justice advocates are pointing out a gaping hole in making renewable energy more accessible: community solar.
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