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Newsletter: Community Leaders Extend a Lifeline

May 31, 2022

Everybody knows that disasters – including hurricanes and floods, heat waves and fires – cause tremendous hardship. What’s less well known is that disasters generally strike people already experiencing hardship. That’s because it’s the poor and the marginalized who tend to live in areas most vulnerable to calamity.

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Newsletter: An Accidental Activist in New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward

April 18, 2022

In 2005, she was a divorced, single mom living in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. “I had an autistic son and a full-time job,” she said. “My mother helped me, but I didn’t have time for anything more than work and family. Or so I thought.”

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Newsletter: For Many in Harm’s Way, the Costs of Relocation Are Too Great

March 15, 2022

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 2021 was one of the most destructive and expensive years in American history. The total cost in dollars was some $145 billion.

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Toast by Sue Coe

Newsletter: Toast

January 24, 2022

This special issue of the Anthropocene Alliance Newsletter is dedicated to a single artwork by Sue Coe. Sue has been a good friend of Anthropocene Alliance from the beginning, offering advice and moral support when we first launched, and providing artworks to illustrate some of our blogs and stories. Her art is found in the permanent collections of many of the most famous museums in the world. She had a retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 2018 and her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Nation, and dozens of other newspapers and magazines.

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A New Initiative Helps Flooded Communities Get Federal Aid

December 30, 2021

The following story follows up on our broader study of environmental injustice in Port Arthur, written by Anthropocene Alliance co-founder, Dr. Stephen F. Eisenman.

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Flooding in South Carolina 2017

Newsletter: “Tell FEMA!”

November 16, 2021

The following story is about home buyouts and climate migration in one South Carolina community. For more on this, please see our statement, “The Great American Climate Migration” and our “Ten Point Platform on Climate Change.”

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Tar Creek

Newsletter: A River with Rights

October 30, 2021

This edition of Anthropocene Alliance Newsletter is dedicated to a single story: The struggle of the working-class and Indigenous people of Tar Creek, Oklahoma to restore to health a once beautiful and still cherished river tributary. Tar Creek is a branch of the Neosho River that flows through Miami, Oklahoma.

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Image top: The North Star newspaper, Rochester, New York, edited by Frederick Douglas, June 2, 1848