SJNN Cycle 4 fellow Eiren Caffall recently published this lyrical longform reported essay, drawing on her SJNN research, on flooding and environmental racism in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood.Read more
By Noah Broder For people in the mountain town of San Salvador in Puerto Rico, recovery from Hurricane Maria wasRead more
The Future Energy Jobs Act of 2016 set ambitious clean-energy goals lauded by clean energy advocates, developers, labor unions and community groups alike. As coal and clean energy sources have been pitted against each other in the national debate, the state’s aggressive pivot to renewable energy will leave the state’s fruitful coal industry, for the most part, unaffected.Read more
By Kimberly Jin “This is one Chicago,” said Gina Ramirez at an Oct. 11 meeting of residents from Little Village,Read more
When Hurricane Maria wiped out power to most of Puerto Rico, it showed the rest of the world what many on the island already knew. Puerto Rico’s energy system, run by the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) government utility, was seriously outdated, unreliable and extremely vulnerable to the kind of extreme weather that frequently hits the island. Puerto Ricans knew they needed something different.Read more
Sharing homemade green banana tamales at their campsite on the side of a busy highway February 11, a dozen Puerto Ricans celebrated a decision by Gov. Ricardo Rosselló the day before to pull his support for a long-fought trash incinerator proposal in Arecibo, a rural beachfront town 40 miles west of San Juan.Read more
SJNN Fellow David Unger writes for South Side Weekly about the Array of Things, a
partnership between the government, the city and Chicago universities.