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Why are some Native Americans fighting efforts to decriminalize peyote? 29.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Some Native Americans are deeply offended by a movement to decriminalize peyote along with other psychedelic plants.

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World Water Day 2020: The role of innovation in creating abundance 20.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We are now beyond business-as-usual approaches for water, which is critical for watersheds such as the Colorado River Basin.
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Tribal Nations Enter Negotiations Over Colorado River Water 15.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Colorado River Basin is the setting for some of the most drawn-out and complex water issues in the Western US. In 2019, the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan—a water-conservation agreement between states, tribal nations and the […]
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When Climate Change Drove All the Men Away 1.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Miles short of the Mexico-US border, rough hands yanked Javier Hernandez from the trunk. They beat him, fractured his skull and then buried him with straws poking from his nostrils for air. Known as coyotes, Javier’s smugglers […]
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Mark Halperin Says Murderers Are Treated More Fairly Than Canceled People 27.2.2020 Mother Jones
One afternoon last week, disgraced political pundit Mark Halperin and three women settled onto stools in the basement of a small theater in San Francisco to talk about the injustices of cancel culture and the indignity of being shamed, shunned, and ignored. Only me and two other journalists showed up. The rest of the audience […]
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When should retirees stop actively investing? 26.2.2020 LA Times: Business

A retiree needs to consider whether it's time to transition away from active investing and individual stocks and move into a more passive portfolio.

Column: As L.A. says goodbye to Kobe Bryant, it's worth asking why some fame lasts, and some vanishes 21.2.2020 LA Times: Opinion

As Los Angeles bids hail and farewell to Kobe Bryant, it's worth a closer look at the half-life of fame — who stays in our collective memories, and why.

Global search uncovers proven innovations in clean energy, climate solutions 20.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
Inspiration from the longlist of finalists for this year’s Ashden Awards.
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Russian Tatars feel threatened as Putin pursues nationalist agenda 18.2.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Russia's parliament approves legislation ending the rights of the 85 regions, republic and territories to mandate compulsory regional language lessons.

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Spanish response to State of the Union calls Trump 'the greatest threat' 5.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Rep. Veronica Escobar delivered the Spanish-language response to President Trump's State of the Union, focusing on health care, gun violence and immigration.
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Seed preservation is vital for a sustainable food system 27.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
"Our seeds are more than just food for us. Yes, they are nutrition. But they’re also… spirituality," says Electa Hare-RedCorn, a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma and a Yankton descendant. "Each seed has a story and each seed has a prayer."With a background in social work, Hare-RedCorn was brought on to the Pawnee Seed Preservation Project in 2012 as a seed-keeper, to carry the conversation forward with youth and families. The project, she says, has become a movement.
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10 Big Changes for Forests Over the Last Decade 10.1.2020 WRI Stories
10 Big Changes for Forests Over the Last Decade Comments|Add Comment|PrintA lot changed for the world's forests over the 2010s, but much remains to be done. Photo by flickrfavorites/Flickr. The last decade was pivotal for the world's forests. The 2010s saw the rise of unprecedented new commitments — from governments and the private sector alike — to bring deforestation to heel. The UN REDD+ framework, the New York Declaration on Forests and the Sustainable Development Goals set out ambitious... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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5 priorities to ensure climate action benefits low-income and disadvantaged groups 10.1.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We can't leave anyone behind as we transition to a clean economy.
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The Hypocrisy of Trump’s Threat to Destroy Iran’s Cultural Sites 9.1.2020 Mother Jones
Three days before an American drone assassinated one of Iran’s top generals, the White House bragged in a press release about spending $25 million overseas “to protect religious freedom, religious sites and relics.” Over the weekend, President Donald Trump thoroughly undermined that boast by threatening, via his favorite platform, to eradicate 52 Iranian sites, including […]
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Latest hostage in escalating U.S.-Iran tensions: Persia's cultural monuments 8.1.2020 LA Times: Nation

Trump's threats to attack Iran's cultural sites cause scholars to recoil, bringing to mind memories of war crimes and attacks since ancient times.

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Trump says he'll target Iran's cultural sites. That's illegal 7.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Hague Convention, signed by the U.S., requires "refraining from any act of hostility" against cultural property. The Pentagon educates troops about their obligations to safeguard such sites.
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Collective Action at the Crossroads: What to Watch in 2020 6.1.2020 WRI Stories
Collective Action at the Crossroads: What to Watch in 2020 Comments|Add Comment|Print2020 is a key year for action on climate and other sustainability goals. Photo by hpgruesen/Wikimedia Commons It seems like a lifetime ago when at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, I watched more than 100 heads of state and government queue to sign the original documents of the Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Biodiversity Convention and Agenda 21. Negotiations had been tough, and some leaders were more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Donald Trump Threatened Iran With War Crimes. Mike Pompeo Doesn’t See a Problem With That. 5.1.2020 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump sent a string of tweets on Saturday night threatening further military action against Iran—including strikes on key cultural sites, which could be considered a war crime under international law—in response to Iran’s promised retaliation for the killing of its most powerful military official last week. On Sunday, in appearances on the morning […]
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Best of 2019 Video Vault: 5 videos that kept us thinking in 2019 26.12.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Equity and plastic and leadership — oh my!
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COP25: What We Needed, What We Got, What’s Next 23.12.2019 WRI Stories
COP25: What We Needed, What We Got, What’s Next Comments|Add Comment|PrintClimate action march, Madrid, December 6, 2019. Photo by John Englart/Flickr The blunt truth about COP25, the international climate summit in Madrid this month, is that countries failed to make the progress needed toward meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement. While citizens around the globe took to the streets to demand greater climate action, and businesses and cities pushed for more ambitious climate leadership,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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