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En esta foto del 11 de abril de 2020, un fotógrafo con una bicicleta camina a través de la nube de polvo que desciende a través del vecindario de La Villita, después de que la pila de humo de la Estación Generadora Crawford fue implosionada en Chicago.Cincuenta años después de que el primer Día de la Tierra ayudara a estimular el activismo sobre la contaminación del aire y el agua y la desaparición de plantas y animales, las mejoras significativas son innegables, pero persisten desafíos monumentales. Las comunidades minoritarias sufren desproporcionadamente la contaminación continua. La deforestación, la pérdida de hábitat y la sobrepesca han causado estragos en la biodiversidad mundial. Y la amenaza existencial del cambio climático se avecina en grande.

La Villita alega racismo ambiental después de la demolición de una planta de carbón

Maria Guerrero, La DePaulia Managing Editor May 1, 2020

Los residentes de La Villita dicen que están experimentando racismo ambiental luego de una demolición de una planta de carbón local.  Edith Tovar, un residente permanente y organizador de la comunidad...

In this April 11, 2020 photo, a photographer with a bicycle walks though the dust cloud descending though the Little Village neighborhood, after the Crawford Generating Station smoke stack was imploded in Chicago. Fifty years after the first Earth Day helped spur activism over air and water pollution and disappearing plants and animals, significant improvements are undeniable but monumental challenges remain. Minority communities suffer disproportionately from ongoing contamination. Deforestation, habitat loss and overfishing have wreaked havoc on global biodiversity. And the existential threat of climate change looms large.

Little Village alleges environmental racism after coal plant demolition

María Marta Guzmán, La DePaulia Managing Editor May 1, 2020

Little Village residents are reportedly experiencing environmental racism following the demolition of a local coal plant.  Edith Tovar, a lifelong Little Village resident and community organizer at...

Framed by saguaro cactus, the downtown Phoenix skyline is easier to see, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, as fewer motorists in Arizona are driving, following the state stay-at-home order due to the coronavirus, and it appears to be improving the air quality and decreasing the effects vehicle emissions have on the environment.

Experts think environmental upturn from COVID-19 may only be temporary

Kate Santillan, Contributing Writer April 16, 2020

As COVID-19  continues to spread around the globe, more precautions and restrictions are being created to help slow the spread of the virus, forcing many people to abandon their jobs and daily lives to...


AirPods: how Apple masks the environmental cost of comfort

Hifza Ayaz, Contributing Writer March 27, 2020

In 2016, Apple released AirPods, or Bluetooth earbuds facilitating consumers’ convenience of listening to music without being tethered to phones. AirPods signify comfort and discern those who have the...

OPINION: Fast fashion is so last generation

OPINION: Fast fashion is so last generation

Cheap, mass produced fashion is a wasteful form of consumerism and should be avoided to protect the environment.
Camille Koch, Contributing Writer February 23, 2020

With stores like H&M, Zara and Forever 21, cheap fashion is right at our frugal fingertips. However, factoring in the environmental and the labor costs of these items, these clothes are more than you...

DePaul students demand sustainability plan

DePaul students demand sustainability plan

Lauren Paris & Erica Carbajal, Contributing Writers April 22, 2019

DePaul’s newest student-run environmental organization, Climate Reality: DePaul Chapter, recently launched the “What About DePaul?” campaign, after learning that DePaul is one of the only major Chicago...

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