Shameful Indifference: Shocking Injustice in Skid Row

Not that long ago, Marlene Quarless had a stable job and a four-bedroom home in Florida. When the Great Recession hit, she was laid off, had her home foreclosed, and lost all the good credit she had built up over her 62 years. In search of a fresh start, Quarless headed to Los Angeles to…

Reassignment and Forcible Resignation: What Superintendent Dan Wenk’s Departure Suggests About Environmental Human Rights in the United States Today

Scientists estimate that pollution causes over two million deaths and billions of disease cases each year. Weather pattern alteration, new disease emergence, and agricultural challenges as a result of climate change cause almost 150,000 deaths each year. Increasing use of pesticides and other toxins poison water and air, render areas too dangerous for human habitats,…

Female Infanticide in China

Imagine if all the women in California and Texas vanished. That’s how many women are missing in China as a result of female infanticide. 37 million missing women (“Why Chinese Men…”). We have long been familiar with the fact that many countries favor males over females; however, China exhibits an extreme case of this gender…

Zika’s Forgotten

Infants with shrunken heads. An unknown pathogen. Potential global epidemic. In late 2014, reports of an unidentified  disease, characterized by rashes occasionally accompanied by fever, surged in the state of Pernambuco in northeast Brazil. By March of 2015, similar cases had emerged in surrounding states. Prompted to act, Brazil’s Ministry of Health began to investigate…