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Environmental Justice Atlas


9th, 10th, 11th, 12th


Science, Social Studies, Biology, Earth and Space Sciences, Economics, Civics, Geography, Justice, Health, World Languages, Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, Other

Resource Type

  • Interactive Media

Regional Focus


Map of Airport-Related Injustice and Resistance

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  • This interactive map shows sites of conflict related to airports and aviation around the world.
  • Students can also use the map to explore CO2 emissions from aviation by country (and per-capita, tourism-adjusted data), observe where all major and mid-size airports are located around the world, and explore countries' vulnerability to climate disruptions.
Teaching Tips


  • Students can explore the details of conflicts happening all over the world related to airports and aviation by clicking on the location.
  • After clicking on a location, students can click "see more" and then select from seven orange language icons in the sidebar to view the entire site in translation.

Additional Prerequisites

  • Students should know how to read a map.
  • Students must de-select options in the legend to see other options if they are listed below the previously selection option.


  • Students could choose a site and do research to find more updated information on the conflict.
  • In social studies or civics classes, students could discuss what purposes maps like this one could serve in slowing airport-related climate change problems.
Scientist Notes
This resource is suitable for providing insights on airport-related conflicts as a result of land degradation. The resource is recommended for teaching.
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