Demonstrators from from over 30 environmental organizations rally supporters for transit and environmental justice during the 2022 Earth Day Strike organized by the Sunrise Movement of Pittsburgh and Pittsburghers for Transit Justice at the City County Building on April 22, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Toward Environmental Justice: Key Concepts

Environmental justice results from the equitable distribution of environmental benefits and harms through the restructuring of systems of oppression.
League of Women Voters representatives gather around a table on a sidewalk while writing and mimeographing news releases to hand out at train stops en route to the Democratic Convention.

The League of Women Voters Takes On the Environment

Having won the right to vote, some suffragists moved on to fight water pollution and protect the environment.
In August 2018, outside the Swedish parliament building, Greta Thunberg started a school strike for the climate.

Should We Just Listen to the Scientists?

Looking beyond the science of climate change may allow for a more nuanced approach to the growing global crisis.
A barbed wire fence runs along a beach near the Korean Demilitarized Zone, on February 3, 2018 near Goseong-gun, South Korea.

The Accidental Nature Preserve of the DMZ

The 1952 Korean War armistice set up a demilitarized zone between North Korea and South, inadvertently creating a critical nature sanctuary.
Toxic chemicals float on the surface of Leslie Run creek on February 25, 2023 in East Palestine, Ohio.

Vinyl Chloride, Revisited

In the wake of the derailment of a train in Ohio come renewed concerns about vinyl chloride and its use in industrial products.
Tourists look at icebergs that have broken off of receding Breidamerkurjokull glacier, which looms behind, at Jokulsarlon lake on August 15, 2021 near Hof, Iceland.

Minding Tourism’s Communication Gap

Tourism is Iceland’s biggest industry, but tourists and staff are increasingly threatened by extreme weather linked to climate change. How to keep everyone safe?
Eight-port air sampler head by Glass Developments Ltd., London, 1971-1980

Object Lessons from the Modern Environmental Movement

This Earth Day, we're looking at the ominous slash beautiful material culture of the modern environmental movement.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses delegates before he signed the COP21 Climate Change Agreement on Earth Day, April 22, 2016, at the United Nations General Assembly Hall in New York, N.Y.

The Paris Agreement: Annotated

Adopted by almost 200 parties at the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference, the Paris Agreement captures international ambitions for cooperative climate action.
Watercolor painting of the earth by Martin Eklund

On Earth Day

Celebrate Earth Day with stories from JSTOR Daily.
A truck dumping biosolids in Geneva, Illinois

Waste Not, Want Not

Sewage is a vital part of a circular economy—and we have the tech to make good use of it. Why don’t we?