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

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.

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 en la Organización de Justicia Ambiental de La Villita , dijo que la raza está jugando un papel importante en la injusticia que enfrenta...

Little Village alleges environmental racism after coal plant demolition

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.

Maria Guerrero, 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 the Little Village Environmental Justice Organization, said race is playing a significant role in the injustice communities of color are...

Chicago population continues to decline

Chicago population continues to decline

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

June 3, 2019

The Chicago area saw a population decline for the fourth year in a row, according to census data, raising questions as to why people continue to leave and what the potential consequences could be down the line. Between 2017 and 2018, the Chicago metropolitan area’s population decreased from 8,651,392...

The long ride north

For 27 years, the South Side didn’t have a trauma center to treat gunshot victims. This meant the injured would have to endure a 10-mile ambulance ride north, often through dense traffic. Now the University of Chicago is slated to change that.
(Photo courtesy of Alex McLean)

Benjamin Conboy, Managing Editor

April 23, 2018

On the night of May 7, 2013, Kevin Ambrose left his house near East 48th St. and Prairie Ave. on the South Side to go meet a friend at the 47th Green Line station, only one block north of his house. Ambrose’s neighborhood could be dangerous at night, so he would always meet his friends at the CTA st...

“The Chi” a love letter to the South Side

Alex Hibbert as Kevin and Jason Mitchell as Brandon in

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

January 22, 2018

“The Chi” depicts life on the South Side of Chicago as a tragic event intertwines the lives of the main characters. The show airs on Showtime on Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. and follows an ensemble cast as they live every different lives that are connected in some way. In the premiere episode, nothing i...

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