Photographs by Demetrius Freeman for NRDC

Inside NYC’s Public Housing, Mold and Neglect Are a Dangerous Combo

The New York City Housing Authority has failed to comply with court orders to remedy unhealthy living conditions. But tenants and advocates refuse to let the nation’s biggest residential landlord off the hook.
Victory

A landmark class-action lawsuit settlement has 400,000 New York City public housing residents breathing easier.

On Location

Partnering with NRDC and ACLU, residents of this Michigan city took their local government to court in a battle for safe drinking water.

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Dr. Michael Anthony Mendez on his new book, "Climate Change from the Streets", and the readiness of Latinos to act on climate and justice.

What's At Stake

Vulnerable communities across America pay the highest price for environmental justice issues brought upon by polluters.

Policy Primer

Trump likens our “inner cities” to war zones . . . then guts the programs geared to safeguard clean air and water for low-income communities of color.

Northeast Dispatch

The Empire State has adopted an innovative strategy to ward off an invasion of fracked-gas pipelines—and it’s working.

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Dennis Derryck, the founder of Corbin Hill Food Project, is on a mission to diversify the farm-share model—and to deliver more callaloo.

onEarth Story

The country’s prison industry has little regard for where its facilities are located—even if that means building on noxiously polluted ground.

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For activist Bryan Parras, a native of Houston’s refinery-filled east side, the personal is very much the political.

Q&A

Both problems pose significant health risks, but many people grappling with them can’t afford major renovations—and can’t move out. NRDC attorney Albert Huang shows us the range of solutions to consider.

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