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lithium

Is the extraction of lithium for lithium ion batteries really worse for the environment...

Dear EarthTalk: Is the extraction of lithium for lithium ion batteries really worse for the environment than fracking? -- Mitch Newhouse, Oak Park, IL In...
semaj found dead in home

Toddler who family said wandered off found dead in home

CHICAGO — The search for a missing Illinois toddler came to a tragic end a little more than 24 hours after it began, according to...
james clingman

Black Fraternities and Sororities Have the Economic Clout to Power the Next Black Renaissance

Remember the scene from “New Jack City” when Nino Brown (Wesley Snipes) told Scotty (Ice-T), “This ain’t personal; this is business?” And at the end...

Environmental Justice Must Be a National Priority

o often missing in discussions on the challenges facing African Americans is any focus on environmental justice, the idea that all people should enjoy...
Ben Chavis

How Obama’s Education Law Can Help Black Parents Bridge the Education Gap

All parents want the best for their children. We all acknowledge that attaining a high-quality K-12 education is probably the single most important factor...
black physicians earn less

Black Physicians Earn Less than White Physicians

African-American physicians earn 15 percent less than White physicians—an average of $262,000 compared to $303,000—according to Medscape’s 2017 Physician Compensation Report. Approximately 19,200...
Roger Caldwell

What Does the Firing of Bill O’Reilly Say about Republicans? 

The Republicans control most of the legislatures and governorships in the country, and they  control both House in the Federal government, and the presidency....
pesticides

Are pesticides worth the environmental toll, given the additional mouths we can feed?

Dear EarthTalk: Even though pesticides may take an environmental toll, isn’t it worth it given how many more mouths we can feed thanks to...
race and babies

Study: Babies As Young As 6 Months Old Show Bias for Own Race

According to NYMag.com, two recent studies out of Canada suggest that babies as young as 6 months show a preference for their own race...
Chibok girls

Remember the Chibok Girls

Three years ago, Boko Haram terrorists burst into dormitory rooms at the Government Secondary School in the northern Nigerian town of Chibok and kidnapped...