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California was choked by wildfire smoke. How bad is it for our health? 19.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

For weeks, millions of Californians were smothered by smoke from wildfires. Many worry about long-term health impacts.

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As they focused on others with COVID-19 and refused to walk away, Illinois health care workers bore the brunt of pandemic’s fury 18.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The Tribune has identified and interviewed the families of nearly 50 deceased health care workers in Illinois to chronicle the devastating loss of life and acts of heroism.
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Remote learning, in school? Some suburban public schools closed by COVID-19 have reopened for e-learning supervision — at a price to taxpaying parents. 17.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
In some cases, the students are in the same schools where their own teachers are giving remote lessons from empty classrooms.
As Census Deadline Looms, South Texas Organizers Are in a Race Against Time 17.9.2020 Mother Jones
When the coronavirus pandemic struck earlier this year, Martha Sanchez and her team at La Union del Pueblo Entero realized that going door-to-door was no longer an option. So they came up with a new, safer, way to spread the word about the census in the colonias of Hidalgo County, Texas, “We get in the […]
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Here’s How Big Farms Got a Big Government Pass on Air Pollution 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity.  On nice days, Elsie Herring can sink back into her porch rocking chair, enjoying the rural property that’s been in her family since 1891. Other days, the wind carries a foul-smelling mist that chokes Herring and coats the pink siding of her home. It’s […]
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Circular Electronics: Creating a Responsible Supply Chain, Part 1 16.9.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Circular Electronics: Creating a Responsible Supply Chain, Part 1 Can we create a responsible circular supply chain for circular electronics? This more in-depth series of case studies will explore how electronics companies are designing waste out of products and offerings, including easily repairable and modular consumer electronics. This discussion explores deeper nuances of the circular economy approaches to recycling electronics." Part one of a two-part breakout session: https://youtu.be/c4esivyFbhY Speakers Dan Reid, Senior Environmental Program Manager, Responsible Business Alliance Remco Kouwenhoven, Social Innovation Lead, Fairphone Jordan Tse, Sustainability Program Manager, Facebook Shelley Zimmer, Sustainability Program Manager, HP Holly Secon Wed, 09/16/2020 - ...
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New Study Finds Toxic 'Forever Chemicals' Contaminating School Water Systems in 18 States 16.9.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

A study published Thursday warned water systems for numerous schools and day care centers in 18 states may have been contaminated by toxic chemicals produced at nearby chemical plants. The Environmental Working Group conducted the study by looking at the water systems for schools across the U.S. at risk of contamination, focusing on finding per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, known as PFAS or fluorinated “forever chemicals.”

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New Research Shows Disproportionate Rate of Coronavirus Deaths in Polluted Areas 15.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. The industrial plants in the riverside Louisiana city of Port Allen have worried Diana LeBlanc since her children […]
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Circular Electronics: Designing Out Waste 15.9.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Circular Electronics: Designing Out Waste   Hold the phone! Can waste be designed out of consumer electronics? Building off of the established principles of the Responsible Business Alliance’s (RBA’s) previous session, this more in-depth series of case studies will explore how electronics companies are designing waste out of products and offerings, including easily repairable and modular consumer electronics. This discussion explores deeper nuances of the circular economy approaches to recycling electronics. Speakers Dan Reid, Senior Environmental Program Manager, Responsible Business Alliance Remco Kouwenhoven, Social Innovation Lead, Fairphone Jordan Tse, Sustainability Program Manager, Facebook Shelley Zimmer, Sustainability Program Manager, HP Holly Secon Mon, 09/14/2020 - ...
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COVID-19, weakened environmental protections, and rights infringements threaten the Amazon’s Indigenous territories and protected areas 14.9.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This post was coauthored by Bärbel Henneberger. Indigenous communities living in the Amazon rainforest are known as the ‘guardians of the forest’ because of their effectiveness in keeping forests intact. Indigenous territories and protected areas, which cover 52 percent of the Amazon and store 58 percent of the carbon, outperform surrounding lands in terms of […]
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Why are so many schools closed when California cleared them to reopen? 14.9.2020 LA Times: Health

San Diego County has gotten the green light to reopen schools, and Orange County officials believe they'll soon be allowed to follow. But the picture on a school district level is far more complicated.

With deadline looming, Chicago is badly lagging in census response, especially in communities of color 12.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
With the census deadline looming, responses in the city of Chicago are still substantially behind the rest of the state, particularly in communities of color that stand to be hit the hardest by the consequences of an undercount.
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Action Alert: Urge Congress to Support Research Relief 11.9.2020 EcoTone
Join ESA and 22 other professional societies representing hundreds of thousands of scientists, mathematicians and engineers as part of a collaborative effort to raise awareness of the importance of restoring our academic research enterprise impacted by COVID-19. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service (CRS), the impacts on the federal enterprise are far-reaching, resulting in lab ...
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At the Nation’s Largest Student Farm Organization, a Reckoning on Race 11.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Food and Environment Reporting Network. When Xavier Morgan first enrolled in the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences in 2010, he wasn’t necessarily interested in farming. In fact, his admission to the school, which his aunt recommended due to its strong reputation for career and technical education, was in part […]
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'No going back' to racist past, L.A. civic leaders say of post-COVID future 10.9.2020 LA Times: Health

A new report paints a dark picture of racial and economic inequity in Los Angeles and recommends an overhaul

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Most L.A. households face serious financial problems amid coronavirus pandemic, poll finds 9.9.2020 LA Times: Health

The survey offers further proof that the heaviest impact of the outbreak often falls on Black and Latino households.

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Michigan's Muslims are thinking globally, but running and voting locally 8.9.2020 LA Times: Nation

The five young Muslim Americans huddled around a table inside the Yemeni coffee shop, pouring adeni chai into curved red and gold glasses.

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Op-Ed: School custodians like me are considered essential workers. We're not treated like it 7.9.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Workers such as janitors and instructional aides are considered "critical" to reopening schools and addressing remote learning in the COVID-19 era. Why are so many losing their jobs?

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As second heat wave sears California, experts say health impacts will worsen with climate change 5.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

As a second major heat bears down on Southern California, experts are warning the public to take seriously the health dangers of extreme temperatures.

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Close-knit Latino family ties bring coronavirus dangers to traditional gatherings 4.9.2020 LA Times: Health

In the U.S., Latinos have been disproportionate casualties of the virus. They are about 39% of the population in California, but Latinos make up 60% of positive cases and 48% of deaths.

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