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The Nature Gap Report

The Nature Gap

People of color, families with children, and low-income communities are most likely to be deprived of the benefits that nature provides.

Jenny Rowland-Shea, Sahir Doshi, Shanna Edberg, 1 More Robert Fanger

The Race for Nature Report
A National Park Service employee gently plants a whitebark pine seedling in ground blackened by fire on Mount Brown in Glacier National Park, Montana, September 2019. (Getty/Chip Somodevilla)

The Race for Nature

To save family farms, ranches, and rural communities from economic collapse, the United States should launch a major effort—a “Race for Nature”—that pays private landowners to protect the water, air, and natural places that everyone needs to stay healthy.

Ryan Richards, Matt Lee-Ashley

The COVID-19 Response in Indian Country Report

The COVID-19 Response in Indian Country

The disproportionate devastation COVID-19 is having in Native American communities lays bare the U.S. government’s systemic failure to meet its trust and treaty obligations.

Sahir Doshi, Allison Jordan, Kate Kelly, 1 More Danyelle Solomon

5 Ways Trump’s Latest Anti-Environmental Proposal Would Allow Fossil Fuel Companies to Bulldoze Communities Article
An oil refinery lights up the night sky in Three Rivers, Texas. (Getty/The Washington Post/Michael S. Williamson)

5 Ways Trump’s Latest Anti-Environmental Proposal Would Allow Fossil Fuel Companies to Bulldoze Communities

The Trump administration is proposing to gut environmental review, clearing the way for fossil fuel corporations to build more polluting projects with less public input and without considering the impacts of climate change.

Christy Goldfuss, Claire Moser, Sally Hardin

Multinational Mining Corporations Are Exploiting U.S. Taxpayers Report

Multinational Mining Corporations Are Exploiting U.S. Taxpayers

The laws governing mining of metals and other hardrock minerals on U.S. public lands haven’t been updated in almost 150 years, resulting in the giveaway of taxpayer-owned resources to foreign-owned mining companies for free.

Nicole Gentile

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