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Here is Newsom's plan to allow only zero-emissions car sales in California by 2035 24.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Here are the key points of Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to allow only zero-emissions car sales in California by 2035.

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Using the Ocean As a Tool for Global Economic Recovery 16.9.2020 WRI Stories
Using the Ocean As a Tool for Global Economic Recovery Comments|Add Comment|PrintCoastal communities, which heavily rely on the ocean economy, are among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Nilantha Ilanguamuwa/Flickr The ocean economy, which contributes upwards of $1.5 trillion in value added to the global economy, was particularly hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, with a projected loss of $1.9 billion for international shipping carriers alone. Coastal communities were hardest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Environmental remediation and infrastructure policies offer crucial opportunities for fossil fuel communities in transition 16.9.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This second report in a joint research series by Environmental Defense Fund and Resources for the Future examines U.S. federal environmental remediation and infrastructure policies that can create jobs and restore communities that have been historically reliant on fossil fuels. Daniel Raimi of RFF authored the report described in this blog post. All views expressed […]
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The City of Newark’s Scrappy and Remarkable Fight Against COVID-19 9.9.2020 Mother Jones
For 12 years, Berlyne Vilcant has worked for the city of Newark, New Jersey, as a disease investigator, which means that when there’s a cluster of cases of a particular disease—salmonella at a restaurant, say, or norovirus in a hotel—it’s her job to figure out how it started, who caught it, and how to stop […]
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Nobody Would Have Guessed That Newark Would Be a Model for Fighting COVID-19. But It Is. 9.9.2020 Mother Jones
For 12 years, Berlyne Vilcant has worked for the city of Newark, New Jersey, as a disease investigator, which means that when there’s a cluster of cases of a particular disease—salmonella at a restaurant, say, or norovirus in a hotel—it’s her job to figure out how it started, who caught it, and how to stop […]
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Our new report shows the importance of “accelerating to 100% clean” vehicles 2.9.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Air pollution is the largest environmental cause of disease and death in the world. In the U.S. almost half of all people live in communities with unhealthy levels of air pollution. More than 20,000 Americans die prematurely every year as a result of the motor vehicle pollution on our roads and highways, according to a […]
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With many struggling to buy food during the pandemic, grassroots efforts have stepped up. ‘It’s my motivation to get up in the morning.’ 28.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
As food insecurity soars, dozens of small, grassroots initiatives that have stepped up to tackle surging food insecurity. The efforts are marshaling people and resources that sometimes go overlooked, with a spirit of collaboration and long-term vision that seek to leave battered communities stronger than they were before.
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Top Prosecutor Kim Gardner Isn’t Backing Down From Trump, Hate Mail, or an Armed Suburban Couple 26.8.2020 Mother Jones
They didn’t say her name directly, but Kimberly Gardner knew that Donald Trump’s supporters were trying to smear her on the first night of the Republican National Convention. Gardner is the chief elected prosecutor in St. Louis, a position that might not normally get national attention. But over the past few months, the president and […]
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Another coronavirus inequity: Those who can afford to stay in place and those who must move 23.8.2020 LA Times: Health

A new UC Davis study links social distancing to income, showing America's wealthy have become its least mobile while poorer people face more exposure.

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‘It’s always a scary thing’: More than 175,000 Illinois residents may have recently lost health insurance 21.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Across Chicago and the country, many people have added a new concern on to their ever-growing list of worries during the pandemic: a lack of health insurance. It is forcing families to make some hard choices.
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In another troubled time, Englewood continues efforts to transform 14.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Englewood residents and organizers have big plans for a construction project that will be home to a Fresh Market grocery and food co-op, the first step of a redevelopment that aims to transform vacant lots and abandoned buildings into amenities that include the food store, a recycling operation, a health center, a business incubator, mixed-use housing, a job training site and a restaurant.
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‘Nine times out of 10, I was completely brushed off’: Black Chicagoans confront bias in health care, hope for change 13.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Many Black Chicagoans have experienced times a doctor didn’t believe them, dismissed their concerns or didn’t fully explain their options.
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New report: How economic development policies can support fossil fuel communities in the move to a clean economy 11.8.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This first report in a new joint research series by Environmental Defense Fund and Resources for the Future examines US federal economic development programs and policies that can revitalize communities that have been historically reliant on fossil fuels. Daniel Raimi, Wesley Look, Molly Robertson of RFF and Jake Higdon of EDF contributed to the report […]
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America’s Rich Used to Move Around More Than the Poor. When COVID Landed, That Flipped. 8.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Wired and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Now more than ever in the US, your money defines you. If you’re rich, you’ve splurged on enough canned food and TP to ride out several pandemics, let alone COVID-19. As the start of the school year approaches, perhaps […]
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Auburn Gresham group selected for $10 million prize for plan to address roots of crime and disenfranchisement 7.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The $52.8 million plan, “Always Growing, Auburn Gresham,” on Thursday was awarded $10 million by the Pritzker Traubert Foundation, securing the first-ever Chicago Prize.
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COVID-19 Bailouts Should Target Oil and Gas Workers and Communities, Not Companies 5.8.2020 WRI Stories
COVID-19 Bailouts Should Target Oil and Gas Workers and Communities, Not Companies Comments|Add Comment|PrintCoronavirus stimulus and recovery packages should prioritize a fair transition for fossil fuel workers. Photo by Justin Woolford/Flickr. As COVID-19 wreaks havoc across the U.S. economy, the oil and gas industry is a major casualty. U.S. petroleum consumption has fallen to its lowest level in decades due to travel restrictions and the economic slowdown. The U.S. Energy Information... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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New research series: Ensuring fairness for workers and communities in the transition to a clean economy 5.8.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
EDF and Resources for the Future (RFF) partner on a new research series to inform policymaking on fairness for fossil fuel workers and communities in transition. The shockwaves from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to reverberate across the United States, with tens of millions unemployed and workers in every sector in need of support. The energy […]
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Is a Big Win for Conservation a Blow to Climate Action? 27.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. On July 22, Congress passed the biggest public-lands spending bill in half a century. The bipartisan bill, called the Great American Outdoors Act, puts nearly $10 billion toward repairing public-lands infrastructure, such as outdated buildings and dysfunctional […]
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Opinion: Thousands of you told us you want California to change. We want to hear from even more of you 26.7.2020 LA Times: Opinion

More than 3,500 readers discussed the post-COVID-19 changes they want in California. Fairness and equality were common themes.

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The GOP Plan to Slash Unemployment Benefits Puts the Whole Economic Recovery at Risk 25.7.2020 Mother Jones
From her apartment in New Jersey, Elise Nussbaum has spent the past four months counseling dozens of people all over the country—in New York, California, Texas, and beyond—about their money, in the middle of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Nussbaum is a financial coach with Neighborhood Trust, a New York nonprofit that […]
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