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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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Exclusive: In a Devastated Town, Bernie Sanders Explains His Plan for a Climate Change Revolution 24.8.2019 Mother Jones
Bernie Sanders wants the United States to combat climate change like a nation at war. The Democratic presidential candidate detailed his new climate platform on Thursday in Paradise, California, while surrounded by devastation that wouldn’t look out of place on a battlefield. Today Paradise is a ghost of itself after last year’s deadly Camp Fire; […]
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Hmong immigrants helped save this prairie town, but now their children are leaving 16.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The influx of Hmong-Americans into Walnut Grove, Minn., gave the community a boost, but two decades in, they’re facing the same challenge as other rural parts of the state: How do you give young people a reason to stay?
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Baltimore's Reinvention Can Start Right Now. But What Would Success Be? | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Any criteria for success must focus on the lives of Baltimoreans.
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Opinion: Andrew Yang on gun violence, the decline of the American worker and 'freedom dividends' 15.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Andrew Yang, a tech entrepreneur running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, met recently with members of the Los Angeles Times editorial board to discuss his candidacy.

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Opportunity zones could provide major boost for clean energy, sustainable development 14.8.2019 GreenBiz.com
Predictions of $200 to $300 billion investments in the nation’s 8,700+ OZones show the massive opportunity for the private sector.
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Lured by jobs and housing, Karen refugees spread across Minnesota 13.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A small but growing number of Karen refugees are migrating from the Twin Cities metro area to put down roots in places like Albert Lea, Austin, Marshall and Willmar in Greater Minnesota.
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Most College Students Would Choose Community College with a Guaranteed $100K Job Over Free Harvard Education 13.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
While students would take the high paying job over a Harvard education, the majority of students would also prefer to take on $35,000 worth of debt to have a "fantastic experience."
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Growing Momentum for Just Transition: 5 Success Stories and New Commitments to Tackle Inequality Through Climate Action 6.8.2019 WRI Stories
Growing Momentum for Just Transition: 5 Success Stories and New Commitments to Tackle Inequality Through Climate Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintAn indigenous community meeting in Peru. Flickr/CIFOR There is growing evidence that climate change and inequality can be addressed together. As leaders prepare for the September's Climate Action and SDG summits, an increasing number of countries are taking steps to ensure that climate actions benefit the most vulnerable and do not leave poor and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Growing Momentum for Just Transition: Five Success Stories and New Commitments to Tackle Inequality Through Climate Action 6.8.2019 WRI Stories
Growing Momentum for Just Transition: Five Success Stories and New Commitments to Tackle Inequality Through Climate Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintAn indigenous community meeting in Peru. Flickr/CIFOR There is growing evidence that climate change and inequality can be addressed together. As leaders prepare for the September's Climate Action and SDG summits, an increasing number of countries are taking steps to ensure that climate actions benefit the most vulnerable and do not leave poor and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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In Seattle, a move across town could be a path out of poverty 5.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Studies show poor children living in "high opportunity" areas have a better chance at success. A program in the Seattle area to help families move to better neighborhoods has seen promising results.
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Opinion: Jay Inslee on persuading Americans to save ourselves from climate change 25.7.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Washington Governor and 2020 presidential candidate Jay Inslee say down with the Los Angeles Times editorial board to discuss climate change and the coming election.

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This Former Republican Could Be the Dems’ Best Shot in Georgia 1.7.2019 Mother Jones
One humid June afternoon, a group of neighbors gathered in a screened porch in Brookhaven, Georgia, to see a Democrat named Teresa Tomlinson make the case that she should be their next US senator. The neighbors, mostly senior citizens in Talbots shorts sets, sensible shoes, and name tags with names like Nancy, Gail, Herb, and […]
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BBC special: Vaccination: The Global Picture 24.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A BBC special dives deep into some of the cases that could be causing parents to avoid vaccinating their children.
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L.A. County has been thinking big on mental health and public safety. Let’s not backslide 11.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

When states began closing mental hospitals in the second half of the last century, the plan was never to move hundreds of thousands of patients to jails, prisons or the streets. The intention embedded in the Community Mental Health Act was evident in the bill’s name when President Kennedy signed...

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6 in 10 Californians want to end single-family-only zoning near transit and jobs, poll says 6.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A strong majority of Californians want the state to force local governments to allow apartments in single-family-home neighborhoods near transit and jobs, according to a new statewide poll.

The survey from the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California released Wednesday found that 62% of...

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