Friday, July 25, 2008

Eco-News Impacting Black Folks Week of 7/20/08

Pulled these articles that are of special interest to black folks from the Above The Fold Environmental Health News that feeds to Black and Into Green daily:

  • Some Black Caucus seek members compromise on tobacco legislation affecting black teens
  • Great Lakes area to be greatly impacted by climate change - Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland
  • Low birth weight babies face greater health risks as adults - pre-natal impact on chronic disease
  • Blacks likely to realize harsher impact of global warming
  • Ghana becomes a dumping ground for old electronics and appliances
  • Shell and Chevron get paid for oil in Nigeria - guess who pays with their health?
  • Blacks in rural Ohio town denied water for almost fifty years - win big settlement

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