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How to Protect America’s Public Health System From Leaders Like Trump 6.7.2020 Mother Jones
As the world grapples with the devastation of the coronavirus, one thing is clear: The United States simply wasn’t prepared. Despite repeated warnings from infectious disease experts over the years, we lacked essential beds, equipment, and medication; public health advice was confusing, and our leadership offered no clear direction while sidelining credible health professionals and institutions. […]
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FroSkate hosts a peaceful protest in support of Black lives 6.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Local skateboarding group FroSkate hosts a peaceful protest in Grant Park on July 4, 2020, calling for Black power, the defense of Black lives, the divestment of the police and investment in their communities. Skateboarders, roller skaters, in-line skaters and cyclists participated in the rally.
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Meet the Nuns Who Created Their Own Climate Solutions Fund 5.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It’s been five years since Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si,” the celebrated 225-page encyclical in which the pope called for environmental justice and fundamental social change in the face of global warming. To mark the occasion earlier this month, the Vatican […]
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Germany’s COVID-19 Stimulus Prioritizes Low-carbon Investments 2.7.2020 WRI Stories
Germany’s COVID-19 Stimulus Prioritizes Low-carbon Investments Comments|Add Comment|PrintGermany's new stimulus package invests heavily in EVs and public transit. Photo by Avda/Wikimedia Commons As the world continues to grapple with the COVID-19 crisis and its enormous economic and social impacts, Germany has pointed the way towards building back better in a way that emphasizes environmental as well as economic concerns. Its €130 billion ($146 billion) domestic stimulus is not just aimed at... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Grindr's new owners are straight. They say that's OK 2.7.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Citing national security concerns, the U.S. compelled the Chinese owners of Grindr, the popular gay dating app, to sell the company to American investors. Here's their vision for the company.

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Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni 29.6.2020 GreenBiz.com
Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni Heather Clancy Mon, 06/29/2020 - 02:30 June 22 marked the publication of the fifth annual GreenBiz 30 Under 30 , our report celebrating rising young professionals in the field of corporate sustainability.  What’s up in the worlds of the 120 alumni from past lists? We reached out this spring to check in, asking those inclined to weigh in on how current events have changed their world views. We asked them to consider two questions: With the world turned upside down, what is your focus at work? Do you think the COVID-19 crisis marks a turning point for the sustainability movement?  Following are some of their responses, lightly edited, representing perspective from all four past cohorts. We did not specifically ask the alumni to consider the broader question of systemic racism, as our outreach was completed prior to the national protests triggered by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But look for future updates and essays on this topic, such as ...
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3 Ways U.S. Cities Are Investing in Clean Energy for Resilience 24.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
By 2030, more than 145 million people across the world will be impacted by flooding each year – many of whom live in coastal areas of the United States. Wildfires are growing rapidly in areas of the U.S. where they once were ...
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Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan 23.6.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Let’s incubate the Green Swans hatched by the COVID-19 Black Swan Tom Baruch Tue, 06/23/2020 - 01:30 The global COVID-19 pandemic is a historic Black Swan event that offers a Green Swan of opportunities to harvest innovation from 50 years of converging exponential technologies. We are presented with a rare opportunity to invest in new innovations, rebuild our data and power infrastructures and supply chains to restore and strengthen the economy while healing the environment. According to author Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Black Swans are unexpected, hard-to-predict events that result in extreme, unintended consequences. The coronavirus pandemic is a classic Black Swan. Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed countries and states scrambling for personal protective equipment and ventilators. Oil tankers are carrying millions of tons of oil with nowhere to go. Farmers are destroying food and supermarket shelves are missing essential items across the nation. These events, made visible by the COVID-19 virus, ...
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Black-owned businesses face a system set up against them. COVID-19 makes it worse 20.6.2020 LA Times: Business

The coronavirus-related closures hurt many small businesses. But before that, Black-owned businesses already faced hurdles in getting financing.

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Setting the Record Straight on the Benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative 17.6.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Protecting Pennsylvanians from COVID-19 and addressing the systemic racial injustices that plague our communities must be the top priorities of our elected officials right now. However, it’s critical lawmakers don’t lose sight of the escalating threats to our health and economy, including the pollution that impacts the safety and well-being of our families and communities. […]
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Navigating Converging Shocks from a Pandemic and a Cyclone: Lessons from the Pacific 17.6.2020 WRI Stories
Navigating Converging Shocks from a Pandemic and a Cyclone: Lessons from the Pacific Comments|Add Comment|PrintFiji’s Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum (center, white shirt and tie) with the villagers from Navaceitavou. Photo by Caitlin Smith/WRI Coronavirus has upended the global economy, presenting governments with a challenge: how to navigate a severe, external threat in a manner that strikes the right balance between efforts to protect public health and people’s livelihoods. The pandemic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
3 keys for scaling nature-based solutions for climate adaptation 17.6.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This article originally was published in World Resources Institute . In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat. More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some places, entire villages and more than a mile of coastline have been lost to the sea. The flooding and erosion are exacerbated by the destruction of natural mangrove forests. These forests absorb the brunt of waves’ impact, significantly reducing both the height and speed of waves reaching shore. And mature mangroves can store nearly 1,000 tons of carbon per hectare, thus mitigating climate change while also helping communities adapt. Without mangroves, 18 million more people worldwide would suffer from coastal flooding each year (an increase of 39 percent). That’s why in Demak, Java, a diverse group of residents, NGOs, universities and the Indonesian government are working together on the "Building with Nature" project to restore a ...
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3 Ways U.S. Cities Are Investing in Clean Energy for Resilience 16.6.2020 WRI Stories
3 Ways U.S. Cities Are Investing in Clean Energy for Resilience Comments|Add Comment|PrintBlue Lake Rancheria solar PV system, Northern California. Photo by U.S. Department of Energy/Flickr By 2030, more than 145 million people across the world will be impacted by flooding each year – many of whom live in coastal areas of the United States. Wildfires are growing rapidly in areas of the U.S. where they once were rare, burning more than twice as much land area per year from 2000-2018 than in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Rockefeller Foundation pledges $10 million to increase economic opportunity for minority-owned businesses in Chicago and 9 other cities 16.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The Rockefeller Foundation has launched a new initiative that will invest $10 million in 10 U.S. cities, including Chicago, to promote economic equity for low-wage workers and minority-owned small businesses.
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What Path We Take Post-COVID-19 Will Depend in Large Part on How the World’s Cities Change 11.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
This article was originally published on Global Dashboard, as part of their Scenarios Week series, exploring and expanding on Long Crisis Scenarios. For professional optimists like me in the business of advancing an alternative, more wholesome economic model, the temptation can ...
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Roseland residents march to demand change in their neighborhood: ‘What I saw was devastation’ 11.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
As a show of neighborhood solidarity, more than a week after the neighborhood sustained damage from looters, several dozen Roseland community members, including the Calumet District commander, marched through the neighborhood.
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Is Destruction the Inevitable Fate of Our Forests? 8.6.2020 WRI Stories
Is Destruction the Inevitable Fate of Our Forests? Comments|Add Comment|PrintForest fires in Kalimantan, Indonesia. Photo by CIFOR/flickr The world lost 3.8 million hectares (9.3 million acres) of tropical primary forests last year – an area nearly the size of Switzerland constituting some of the most valuable ecosystems on the planet for climate stability and biodiversity conservation. According to the latest data on Global Forest Watch, the area of forest loss in 2019, both overall and in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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A Sustainable Ocean Economy for 2050: Approximating its Benefits and Costs 8.6.2020 WRI Stories
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Column: Cleaning up after the looting: ‘We’re investing in ourselves’ 3.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
On Monday morning, three young adults went together with brooms to help clean up a vandalized West Side neighborhood. Here's why: “You’ve got to send a message to everybody that you’re not going to give up."
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Europe Charts a Course for Sustainable Recovery from COVID-19 3.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
On May 27, the European Union unveiled a €750 billion ($826 billion) recovery proposal as a centerpiece of its economic response to the coronavirus crisis, while also increasing its existing budget. EU officials have said that 25% of the stimulus package will be set ...
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