When it comes to how we treat children, UNICEF ranks the U.S. at 34 out of 35 industrialized countries; 22 percent of children in the U.S. live in poverty
The study from Harvard and Syracuse University calculates the decline in heart attacks and lung disease when soot and smog are reduced.
The Newark-based farm will take the space currently being occupied by an abandoned steel factory, with the first phase of operations there to begin later this year.
"We must act now to address global climate change and promote the creation and maintenance of good jobs in the clean energy economy."
After the urban farm is up and running, further plans include a fitness center, a tech business, a juice bar, athletic shoe and clothing manufacturing companies.
Calling themselves "natural partners," the Amalgamated Transit Union and the Sierra Club are banding together in a nationwide campaign.
Like the civil rights movement of the 1950s and '60s, the environmental movement has both moral and practical aspects. It needs a strategy that unites both inside and outside struggles and goals.
President Obama included job creation in his climate change speech June 25, while Los Angeles launched the largest-ever urban solar rooftop program.
Many climate scientists, such as James Hansen of NASA's Goddard Institute, believe that any sustained period of time with higher than 350 ppm threatens catastrophic global warming.
Bill McKibben plays a vital role in the environmental movement. As an activist, and thinker, his contributions have international significance.