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For three decades, Cecil Corbin-Mark demanded justice for underserved and overlooked communities, leaving a legacy that many in the movement will never forget.
It condemned disproportionate cancer rates in the badly polluted petrochemical corridor. (via @HuffPost )
Alexis Nikole Nelson is a foraging expert who shares tips of the trade through social media.
1/ “They're killing people by doing this.” In 2008, a sugarcane fire in Palm Beach County, FL, left six elementary school students hospitalized. Two weeks later the school board renewed a lease of its land to U.S. Sugar.
2/ The school year coincides with the annual sugarcane harvest burn. Filling the air with smoke, soot, and ash, the burn releases a type of particulate matter linked to health risks. All while kids sit in class, right next to the fields.
"Drought, wildfires, heat waves, mudslides, rising sea-levels, and much much more. In terms of climate change, the debate is over. The issue in front of us is not a scientific debate. It has everything to do political will."