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Forests & Urban Tree Canopies

"92 percent of low-income communities have less tree cover than wealthier ones.... [T]ree cover was on average 15.2 percent less for a low-income U.S. Census block compared to a high-income one. Poorer areas were hotter by an average of 1.5 degrees Celsius. 'Neighborhoods with less trees are hotter, and hotter neighborhoods are more deadly in heat waves... An inequality in tree cover is also inequality in climate risk.”

- From "Deadly Air Pollutant...." 
(linked & cited below)

Featured Resources by Source Type: Forests

Featured Organizations & Online Resources

Featured Articles 

Use the links below to find articles from different publication types.

Reference Articles

These background or overview articles are useful for defining and understanding the history and key concepts of a topic. They come from subject-specific books and reports and aim to help you understand the basics. Find more articles like these in the databases Gale Ebooks, Opposing Viewpoints, or CQ Researcher.

Popular Source Articles

These kinds of articles are from mainstream publications like the "Washington Post," "The Atlantic," or other publications aimed at the general public., as well as a wide variety of websites, both commercial, educational, and governmental. Find more sources like this in Academic Search Complete, ProQuest  Combined, or Science In Context.

Scholarly Articles

Scholarly journal articles are written by scholars/experts/researchers for others in their field with the aim of sharing, reviewing, and building new information. These publications can give us insight into the ways that environmental justice topics are being studied at a research-based, academic levels. Find more articles like these in ProQuest Combined, Agricola, OR Global Issues in Context. 

Featured Videos

There are some DVDs you can check out from the library on environmental topics as well. The links here, however, are largely for online videos as there are so many great organizations with content. Streaming education films can also be searched in the database Films on Demand, linked in the "Digging Deeper in Your Research" tab of this guide, or from the library's homepage.

Featured Podcasts

Linked below are some well-known podcasts pertaining to climate change and other environmental issues

Sources used on this page: 

Eilperin, J., & Fears, D. (2021, April 28). "Deadly air pollutant 'disproportionately and systematically' harms Americans of color, study finds. The Washington Post. Retrieved October 1, 2022, from environmental-justice-pollution/

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