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Dallas Post Tribune

5 Ways Climate Change Affects The Mental Health Of Young People

DALLAS POST TRIBUNE — The European Parliament’s recent ban on single-use plastic products was hailed as a positive step in the world’s battle against climate change.Yet at the same time, younger generations around the world want to see more government action. Deeply concerned about their future as dire forecasts of a worsening environment continue, students from across the globe keep protesting. And while the threats often associated with climate change are to physical health, homes, the air, water, and economy, psychologists says the toll it takes on young people’s mental health can’t be ignored. […read more]

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President Trump on Feb. 15 declared a national emergency to allocate additional funding to build a wall at the southern border. (Photo: Washington Post / YouTube)
Featured

DENIED! Bi-Partisan Pushback Leads Trump to Cry, “Emergency”

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Trump said he’ll get money from multiple sources including tapping into the $3.6 billion earmarked for military construction, $600 million in asset forfeitures seized by the U.S. Treasury Department, $2.5 billion available through the Department of Defense’s drug interdiction program and the nearly $1.4 billion Congress approved earlier in the week for border barriers – an agreement that proved vital in avoiding another government shutdown. […read more]

“There is simply no denying the difference in response to predominantly black compared to predominantly white communities” — Felicia Davis, founder & CEO of the HBCU Green Fund and sustainability director at Clark Atlanta University
Black History

From Slavery to Civil Rights and Environmental Racism

NNPA NEWSWIRE — With President Donald Trump castigating the science of global warming, it’s little wonder that today’s environmental policies not only target people of color when it comes to the placement and operation of unhealthy facilities, they also exclude people of color from being a part of the policy making process — even though they are the ones who are usually most directly negatively impacted by environmental injustices. […read more]

Op-Ed

The Bee at my Mailbox

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   There is a bee that hovers by my mailbox. I have never had this experience. When I approach the mailbox, it flies in out of nowhere and hovers by the box. It does not attack me but makes Read More

Health

Changing Blacks’ Attitudes on Green Living

  By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) –  A record-high 356 temperatures were tied or broken across the contiguous United States in 2012, marking the warmest year ever in American history. Over that same period, widespread droughts, wildfires, hurricanes, snowstorms, and superstorms put a Read More

Politics

Changing Our Views on Climate Change

  By Carlton Brown Special to the NNPA from The Mississippi Link PERSPECTIVE “Our Negras are happy here in Mississippi. It’s the outside agitators causing the problems.” So claimed Mississippi Gov. Ross Barnett in response to the Freedom Riders’ activities during the summer of 1963. In Read More

Politics

Senate’s Filibuster Rule Change Should Help Obama Achieve Key Second-Term Priorities

[The Washington Post] The Senate vote Thursday to lower the barriers for presidential nominations should make it easier for President Obama to accomplish key second-term priorities, including tougher measures on climate change and financial regulation, that have faced intense opposition from Republicans in Congress. The Read More

Technology

The Four Biggest Mistakes We’re Making in the Climate Change Debate

[Catholic.org] LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) – I commonly write on climate change as a favorite topic and have interviewed several climatologists about the issue. My coworkers engage me in friendly discussions and the recent report in the Daily Mail that proved the surface area of Arctic Read More

No Picture
Op-Ed

Clearing the Air on Climate Change

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   In response to a commentary I wrote, I received a note the other day from a reader.  Among other things they were most concerned about what they believed to have been the dismissal of those who challenge the Read More

No Picture
Op-Ed

Influencing Barack Obama’s Second Act

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist   There is a different feel in the air, and it should not be surprising.  As historic as was the re-election of President Obama, nothing can replace the uniqueness of the opening of his first term four years ago.  Read More