Jackson water issues result of environmental racism, expert says

While water pressure has been restored in Jackson, Miss., the water is still not safe to drink and a boil order remains in effect. The ongoing issues are a result of years of neglect and of environmental racism, said an expert ...

Student loan forgiveness could help more than 40 million

More than 40 million Americans could see their student loan debt reduced—and in many cases eliminated—under the long-awaited forgiveness plan President Joe Biden announced Wednesday, a historic but politically divisive ...

Improved maize yields in Tanzania

Given the extra cost, it's understandable that Tanzanian farmers living below the poverty level may be both unable and unwilling to invest in chemical fertilizers to address soil deficiencies. But research from a multidisciplinary ...

Grocery taxes put low-income families at risk for food insecurity

Approximately one-third of all U.S. counties do not exempt grocery foods from the general sales tax, which means the lowest-income families living in those areas are most susceptible to food insecurity. New research from ...

A third of U.S. families face a different kind of poverty

Before the pandemic, one-third of U.S. households with children were already "net worth poor," lacking enough financial resources to sustain their families for three months at a poverty level, finds new research from Duke ...

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