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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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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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Chile’s Protests Offer Lessons on Social Inequality and Climate Action 2.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
Chile withdrew as host of this year’s UN climate conference amid widespread unrest, but that doesn’t mean that fighting climate change should be pushed into second place behind addressing social inequality. On the contrary, the situation in Chile shows all countries that the social and climate ...
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A U.S. tribe wants to resume whale hunting. Should it revive this tradition? 1.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Makah tribe wants to resume hunting gray whales, allowed under a U.S. treaty. But marine law forbids it, and even advocates of Native American rights question the ethics.

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The Prophet of Silicon Valley 22.11.2019 Mother Jones
Imagine the tycoons of Silicon Valley engineered a presidential candidate they could really get behind. He would be a man, of course. He would not be a stuffy academic or politician but, like them, a big thinking entrepreneur. He would understand online culture. He would have a slogan that would place technological progress over ideology, […]
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Opinion: Why Jimmy Hoffa still casts a long shadow over labor 10.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Five decades after Hoffa's disappearance, his story is still used to justify efforts to curb union power.

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How US colonialism affects Indigenous peoples’ stewardship and access to food 9.11.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
From ceremonies to harvesting and food storage, to political leadership, to gender relations, indigenous groups have detailed understandings of how design societal institutions to support resilience. But colonialism changed that.
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They've managed the forest forever. It's why they're key to the climate change fight 5.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Scientists and world leaders increasingly recognize the need to bolster indigenous rights not only on humanitarian grounds, but for the good of the global environment.

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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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Episode 195: AI tale, Ceres tackles capital markets, the kids are more than alright 1.11.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Week in ReviewCommentary of some of this week's stories begins at 7:20.
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How to use mental time travel and forethought to navigate our climate futures 14.10.2019 GreenBiz.com
Forethought can be a useful tool in saving ourselves and the planet.
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