Leanna First-Arai, Truthout

Leanna First-Arai

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Memphis, TN, United States

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Recent:
  • Truthout
Past:
  • Grist
  • Undark Magazine

Recent articles by Leanna:

Hundreds of Thousands of Students Traveled Home This Week Amid COVID Spike

Masking, social distancing and single-household celebrations are key to stopping new outbreaks. → Read More

Factory Farms Are Poisoning Rural Communities. Will Biden Take on This Crisis?

Public health researchers say Biden must take action to protect the rural communities overrun by factory farms. → Read More

Opponents of Trump’s Border Wall Are Getting Out the Vote in Texas

Canvassers are building opposition to the wall among affected communities in a newly competitive state in the 2020 race. → Read More

Youth Activists Are Transforming the Election by Leading Protesters to the Polls

In three major battleground states, early voting from people under 29 has increased by almost 700 percent since 2016. → Read More

The climate crisis is eroding Trump’s support among farmers. Will they swing the vote?

Farmers’ support for Trump has fallen from 89 percent to 71 percent since April. → Read More

Farmers Are Plagued by Debt and Climate Crisis. Trump Has Made Things Worse.

Experts suggest that the U.S. must urgently look inward to address its own climate-related food security issues. → Read More

Trump Is Losing Farmer Support in Climate Crisis. Will They Swing the Election?

Amid the worsening climate crisis, farmers’ support for Trump has fallen from 89 percent to 71 percent since April. → Read More

In a cross-state aquifer spat, a view of a water-stressed future

Mississippi sued Memphis over its use of a deep aquifer. A possibly paradigm-shifting Supreme Court decision looms. → Read More

In a Cross-State Aquifer Spat, a View of a Water-Stressed Future

Mississippi sued Memphis over its use of a deep aquifer. A possibly paradigm-shifting Supreme Court decision looms. → Read More

This Appalachian Collective Has Launched Its Own "Green Stimulus"

West Virginian beekeepers are supporting local agriculture and demonstrating the benefits of non-extractive livelihoods. → Read More

Youth Climate Activists Have Endorsed Bernie Sanders. Can It Tip the Scales?

A recent wave of endorsements reflects the Vermont senator's appeal for younger voters who are concerned with climate. → Read More

More Climate Lawsuits Could Spur Federal Legislation and a Just Transition

Municipalities are increasingly suing Big Oil at the state level to recover costs related to climate change. → Read More

"Market Solutions" Won’t Bring Climate Justice. Eco-Feminism Is the Alternative.

Eco-feminism undergirds protests against lack of action and representation at official UN summit. → Read More

Petroleum Is at the Heart of Ecuador’s Anti-Austerity Protests

Indigenous groups say Ecuador's reliance on extractive industries violates their constitutional rights. → Read More

"Climate Anxiety" Starts in Elementary School. Friday's Strike Channeled It.

Turning anxiety into powerful action, students led and teachers followed during the September 20 climate strike. → Read More