The socioeconomic profile and long history of environmental hazards have left East St. Louis with alarmingly high asthma rates.
A 2011 New York state report concluded that climate impacts will be "highly uneven" across households and disadvantaged populations.
A low income community has a high rate of diabetes, linked to PCBs exposure from contamination from a Monsanto plant.
The Keweenaw Bay Indians in Michigan fight to protect their clean water and sacred sites from mine development.
A growing number of low-income families in California are paying for water that is not safe to drink.
Growing body of research suggests that the stress of poverty makes children more susceptible to contaminants.
The many ethnic minorities of Richmond, Calif. unite in one of the oldest environmental justice movements in the U.S.
The city of North Richmond, California, which is 97 percent minorities, is surrounded by five oil refineries.