Not All Watersheds Are Created Equal: Natural Boundaries Also Predict Patterns Of Inequality
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Elizabeth S. Vidon is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry.

                       

Not All Watersheds Are Created Equal: Natural Boundaries Also Predict Patterns Of Inequality

Patterns of inequality in exposure to environmental pollutants exist around the world today, even right here in our backyards. Such patterns of injustice, observed over the past few decades, are often researched and discussed in the body of scholarship known as Environmental Justice. Researchers who work in this field typically study patterns of exposure by race and class, documenting the fact that the underprivileged in society are exposed to harmful pollutants and environmental hazards to a greater degree than other...

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