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How Oakland's environmental justice movement transformed California's regulatory culture of climate change 11.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Local groups have engaged with regulators, legislators and other experts to drive impact.
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Amid death and urban renewal, a rough year for the refugees of Denver’s Street Fraternity 5.1.2020 Denver Post: Local
At least four members of a refugee self-help group called Street Fraternity died from car wrecks and guns in 2019. The Street Frat soccer team got booted from an indoor league. Rising rents and urban renewal raised economic pressure on refugee families.
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How to prevent city climate action from becoming 'green gentrification' 3.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Why it's important for cities tackling climate change to engage with frontline communities.
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1 year after losing its hospital, a rural town is determined to survive 26.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Anger and fear have turned to pragmatic hope in the year since the people of Fort Scott, Kan., lost their hospital to corporate downsizing. A community health center remains. So far, so good.
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Ensuring a "Just Transition": 5 Priorities to Make Climate Action Benefit Disadvantaged Groups 21.12.2019 WRI Stories
Ensuring a "Just Transition": 5 Priorities to Make Climate Action Benefit Disadvantaged Groups Comments|Add Comment|PrintClimate activists around the world are calling for fair climate policies that address social justice and inequality. Photo by Andreas Link/Young FoEE Discussions on the social aspects of climate action have long focused on jobs in carbon-intensive industries, but they've started considering the broader picture. Solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Fewer students are going to college. Here's why that matters 16.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
College enrollment continues to decline, according to data released Monday. Small colleges have been forced to close; others are getting creative when it comes to finding and keeping students.
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How to Prevent City Climate Action from Becoming “Green Gentrification” 14.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 14 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs, homes and possessions. But some people were hit harder than others. Nearly two-thirds of jobs lost after the hurricane were lost by women, and ...
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How to Prevent City Climate Action from Becoming "Green Gentrification" 12.12.2019 WRI Stories
How to Prevent City Climate Action from Becoming "Green Gentrification" Comments|Add Comment|PrintGowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Robert Wolcheck/Flickr When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 14 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs, homes and possessions. But some people were hit harder than others. Nearly two-thirds of jobs lost after the hurricane were lost by women, and nearly 80 percent of the population of flooded neighborhoods were people of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Putting People at the Center of Climate Action 12.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
This commentary explores the social and economic benefits that climate action can deliver and uses real world examples to show how these benefits can be used to further equity and ensure a just transition to a new climate economy. In ...
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Triple play: Two Harbors man fills three community needs in one long day 11.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
People in small towns are used to wearing many hats. But few wear as many as Steve Tatro. Last week, he filled in as a school bus driver, a substitute teacher and a hockey referee — all on the same day.
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The coal industry is shrinking — here's what miners need for a just transition 5.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
Programs should be nurtured to have lasting effects, rather than serving as short-term band-aids.
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12 Reasons Climate Action Is Good for the United States Economy 27.11.2019 THE CITY FIX
The United States is the only nation that doesn’t show up in the list of countries currently committed to the Paris Agreement. But that doesn’t mean most Americans aren’t trying to do their part. In fact, U.S. states, cities and ...
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12 Reasons Climate Action Is Good for the United States Economy 26.11.2019 WRI Stories
12 Reasons Climate Action Is Good for the United States Economy Comments|Add Comment|PrintSolar installation is one of the main clean energy jobs of the future. Photo by Green Energy Futures/Flickr. The United States is the only nation that doesn't show up in the list of countries currently committed to the Paris Agreement. But that doesn't mean most Americans aren't trying to do their part. In fact, U.S. states, cities and counties that support the Paris Agreement make up about two-thirds of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Uprooted: The 1950's plan to erase Indian Country 4.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the 1950s, the United States government came up with a plan to solve what it called the "Indian problem." It would assimilate Native Americans by moving them to cities and eliminating reservations. The 20-year campaign failed to destroy Native cultures and tribal sovereignty, but its impact is still felt today.
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Lumber salvaged from Baltimore’s houses and trees creates jobs and cuts wood waste 25.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Plus, shared stewardship may increase social cohesion and promote community development.
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Lumber Salvaged from Baltimore’s Row Houses and City Trees Creates Jobs and Cuts Wood Waste 5.10.2019 THE CITY FIX
Baltimore, like many post-industrial cities, confronts novel challenges. Once the sixth largest city in the U.S., Baltimore’s population has contracted by more than a third, resulting from a complex suite of factors including job loss, economic decline, and discriminatory policies or housing and lending ...
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Lumber Salvaged from Baltimore’s Row Houses and City Trees Creates Jobs and Cuts Wood Waste 4.10.2019 WRI Stories
Lumber Salvaged from Baltimore’s Row Houses and City Trees Creates Jobs and Cuts Wood Waste Comments|Add Comment|PrintUrban trees in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood. Photo by Paul Gardner/Flickr Like many post-industrial cities, Baltimore faces a variety of challenges. Once the sixth largest city in the U.S., Baltimore’s population has contracted by over a third as a result of a complex suite of factors including job loss, economic decline, discriminatory housing and lending practices and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Local communities play outsized and overlooked role in global fisheries 3.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Flying along the coast in Senegal, it’s impossible not to notice thousands of dots below in the water. These are large, planked fishing canoes, the product of centuries of design and tradition, and a vital part of the local economy.
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Illinois must take immediate action on the Clean Energy Jobs Act 2.10.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Illinois must take immediate action on the Clean Energy Jobs Act
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As rising heat bakes U.S. cities, the poor often feel it most 3.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Hotter neighborhoods tend to be poorer in dozens of major U.S. cities. That extra heat can have serious health effects for those living there.
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