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Native Defenders Are Trying to Protect the Arctic Refuge—And Their Way of Life 14.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. For more than three decades, the Gwich’in Native community has helped to fight off repeated attempts by Republican administrations and fossil fuel companies to drill for oil and gas in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, […]
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What Has the Ocean Ever Done for Us? Humanizing the Sustainable Ocean Economy Narrative 8.9.2020 WRI Stories
What Has the Ocean Ever Done for Us? Humanizing the Sustainable Ocean Economy Narrative Comments|Add Comment|PrintHonolulu harbor. Photo by Bryan/Flickr When we consider the ocean and its relationship to humankind, we often think of it in terms of a transaction: the material and economic benefits the ocean delivers. While these are immense – the value of ocean ecosystem services has been placed at $2.8 trillion annually – there’s far more to recognize. The current COVID-19 crisis has... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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'If we lose this, we lose everything': Government push to teach in Chinese sparks Mongol resistance 3.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Teachers and students have refused to comply with a new bilingual education program in Inner Mongolia. The state is cracking down in response.

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Op-Ed: We rely on science. Why is it letting us down when we need it most? 14.8.2020 LA Times: Science

Too many landmark studies can't be replicated in independent labs, and the consequences for medicine, public policy and how we see the world can't be overstated.

Skunks Are Surprisingly Important in Chicago’s History 9.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In September of 1833, bands of Potawatomi, Ojibwe, Odawa, and other Anishinaabe and Algonquin peoples gathered in a small fur-trapping town called Chicago, where a shimmering prairie met a vast inland sea. After weeks of coercion, they signed the […]
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We Can’t Prevent Another Pandemic Without Stopping the Infodemic 8.8.2020 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. Infectious […]
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America’s Pandemic Response Is Creating Major Hurdles for Many Deaf People 5.8.2020 Mother Jones
After more than five months of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, White House briefings and press conferences still lack an American Sign Language interpreter. On Monday, a week after President Trump resumed his daily briefings, the National Association of the Deaf filed a lawsuit against the White House arguing that the continued refusal […]
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Donald Trump Listens to His Gut. And It’s the Gut of a Racist. 7.7.2020 Mother Jones
With the coronavirus pandemic surging—and deaths and hospitalizations once again increasing—President Trump chose to start this week by attacking a race-car driver. Why would he do that? Simply, because the man is Black. Trump has a track record of demonizing Black sports figure, and with this assault, Trump was opening yet another front in the […]
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Palestinian cookbooks help preserve a culture's identity 2.7.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Sami Tamimi's Falastin is the latest cookbook affirming Palestinian identity through food

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Denver’s thriving arts scene was headed for its best year yet. And then the pandemic hit. 28.6.2020 Denver Post: Business
When crowds of people return without fear to public events, they'll be hungry for musicals and symphonies, street festivals and First Fridays. But ready and willing as they are, Denver's best-known cultural nonprofits have grown increasingly nervous about their uncertain future.
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Wedding bells or crickets? Vendors get creative to save industry in Colorado 26.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
The coronavirus is wreaking havoc on Colorado's wedding industry.
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25 top theater minds dream the future: What will the post-pandemic stage look like? 19.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Patti LuPone, Lynn Nottage, Tarell Alvin McCraney, Young Jean Lee, Joe Mantello and others answer the question: How should theater be different?

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As coronavirus upends funerals in Colorado and elsewhere, there’s hope the pandemic will spur openness about grief 10.5.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Grief, which already can be an isolating experience, has become an even more lonely act as people are forced to mourn without family and friends physically beside them.
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How do we craft the narratives that will define a pandemic? Look to the numbers 22.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Unprecedented is the word used to describe the coronavirus pandemic. How do we tell a story that's never been told before?

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Stunning documentary Last Call for the Bayou now streaming for free 10.4.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Stunning documentary Last Call for the Bayou now streaming for free
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Amid painful losses, Denver’s nonprofit arts-and-culture sector gets strategic. But is it enough? 9.4.2020 Denver Post: Entertainment
Coronavirus shutdowns are wreaking havoc on Denver's arts and cultural institutions. Some financial relief is coming, but will it be enough?
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Getty to create $10-million COVID-19 relief fund for L.A. arts organizations 3.4.2020 LA Times: Health

J. Paul Getty Trust grants for L.A. arts organizations will range from $25,000 to $200,000. A separate artist fellowship grant will be repurposed to provide support to artists

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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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