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Almost 9 Million Deaths Caused by Fossil Fuel Pollution

Almost 9 Million Deaths Caused by Fossil Fuel Pollution

New research from Harvard University found that deaths from fossil fuel emissions are significantly higher than previous estimates. In 2018, more than 8 million people died from the pollution caused by coal, oil, gas, and other fossil fuels. That accounts for nearly 1-in-5 of all deaths worldwide. Prior research put the number at a little over 4 million deaths per year.

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Dust from Demolition Projects is Air Pollution

Dust from Demolition Projects is Air Pollution

No, all that dust everywhere isn’t just something you have to deal with when there’s a demolition project near you. Have you ever lived or worked near a large demolition project? Do you see the dust hovering in the air, maybe over your home or business or your car as...

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Reflections on 2020: Hope, Empathy, and Courage

Reflections on 2020: Hope, Empathy, and Courage

“Hope is your superpower. Don’t let anybody or anything make you hopeless. Hope is the enemy of injustice. Hope is what will get you to stand up when people tell you to sit down.” —Bryan Stevenson “Had Harriet Tubman compared the 70 slaves she freed to 4 million...

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The Importance of Telling the Whole Story

The Importance of Telling the Whole Story

When I call my parents in Virginia or my college friends in Chicago, they always want to hear about my work with GASP. “How’s your internship going?” “Tell me about what you do!” I get really excited about the opportunity to talk to them about environmental social...

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Meet Ugo Ejidoh, Fall MPH Intern (UAB)

Meet Ugo Ejidoh, Fall MPH Intern (UAB)

What is your major at and why did you choose it?  My major is in public health, and I have chosen it because of the growing concerns regarding global environmental issues and disease epidemics. Let me also add that I am a Nigerian trained pharmacist. I have realized...

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Our Brains, Air Pollution and Hurricanes

Our Brains, Air Pollution and Hurricanes

After a morning of protesting Governor Ivey’s inaction on the contaminated 35th Ave Site in North Birmingham, we sped down I-65 towards home. As we drove, we talked about how well the protest had gone and wondered if our representatives would get it, how could they...

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Meet Erin Rhodes, Fall Intern

Meet Erin Rhodes, Fall Intern

Erin has moved to Birmingham for the semester to volunteer with GASP as an Environmental Justice Intern through Wheaton College's Human Needs and Global Resources (HNGR) program. Welcome to Birmingham, Erin! What is your major and why did you choose it?I study...

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