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A New Study Reveals What’s Actually in Hot Dogs. Hint: It’s Not Meat. 5.7.2020 Mother Jones
If you think you’re eating meat when you have a hot dog, I’m sorry to tell you that you’ve been getting played. We all have. What’s actually in them, then? “They’re just tubes of fat,” Tyler Rouse, a pathologist at the Stratford General Hospital in Ontario, Canada, explained to Scientific American. Rouse got curious as […]
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Wildland Firefighters Are Risking Their Mental Health 3.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. An hour or so before dawn in late July 2015, just south of the California-Oregon border, Danny Brown turned off the highway into the Modoc National Forest and headed toward a menacing glow of flames to the […]
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After delays from pandemic, census outreach door-knockers slated to start visiting households in August 2.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Census will start visiting households that have not yet responded to the form in August, a return of the traditional face-to-face campaigning that has been delayed for months because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Want jobs and clean energy? This overlooked technology could deliver both 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

"You could have all the renewable energy in the world. But if you don't have the transmission lines, you have nothing," then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in 2010.

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DPS graduates can attend Community College of Denver for free this fall 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Eligible 2020 graduates of Denver Public Schools can attend the Community College of Denver for free this fall, the college announced Tuesday.
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Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni 29.6.2020
Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni Heather Clancy Mon, 06/29/2020 - 02:30 June 22 marked the publication of the fifth annual GreenBiz 30 Under 30 , our report celebrating rising young professionals in the field of corporate sustainability.  What’s up in the worlds of the 120 alumni from past lists? We reached out this spring to check in, asking those inclined to weigh in on how current events have changed their world views. We asked them to consider two questions: With the world turned upside down, what is your focus at work? Do you think the COVID-19 crisis marks a turning point for the sustainability movement?  Following are some of their responses, lightly edited, representing perspective from all four past cohorts. We did not specifically ask the alumni to consider the broader question of systemic racism, as our outreach was completed prior to the national protests triggered by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But look for future updates and essays on this topic, such as ...
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Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure 29.6.2020 WRI Stories
Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure Comments|Add Comment|PrintDepartments that work together on projects and use natural infrastructure, like the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore, can achieve a variety of benefits. Photo by Stefano/Flickr. Capital City, a (hypothetical) seaside metropolis, has a growing population. However, much of its infrastructure was built 100 years ago and is straining from deferred maintenance, unable to meet the city’s... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Policy News: June 29, 2020 29.6.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: President Trump Suspends Entry Under H1-B Visas Through the End of 2020 Senators Introduce Bill Restricting Visas to Researchers with Ties to “Hostile Foreign Actors.” House Democrats Infrastructure Bill Reauthorizes Watershed Restoration Programs, Creates Wildlife Corridor System Full House will vote on bill this week. Congress Senate confirms Sethuraman “Panch” Panchanathan to ...
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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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A trying first half of 2020 included spike in shootings and homicides in Chicago 26.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Through Sunday, the city saw a jump of more than 25% in the number of homicides, reaching 295, which is 60 more than the same period a year ago, according to a review of crime statistics. Shooting incidents with at least one victim shot fatally or nonfatally jumped by almost 40% through Sunday, totaling 1,250.
Clean Energy Can’t Come at the Expense of the Ocean—and it Doesn’t Have To 24.6.2020 WRI Stories
Clean Energy Can’t Come at the Expense of the Ocean—and it Doesn’t Have To Comments|Add Comment|PrintDeep-seabed mining for minerals could disturb and damage sensitive ocean ecosystems. Photo by kimhiz/Pixabay As clean energy expands, demand for metals and rare earth elements is growing along with it.  Developing the wind turbines, solar panels and batteries that will power our low-carbon future requires cobalt, nickel, zinc, copper, silver, gold, lithium and more. While these materials have... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Parents, educators at Greeley school petition governor to shut down nearby fracking wells 23.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Parents and educators from the Bella Romero Academy in Greeley sent a petition to Gov. Jared Polis this week demanding the shutdown of natural gas fracking wells near the school that they say are exposing students to the cancer-causing chemical benzene.
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Chicago’s violent weekend renews search for answers in a tense city, points again to entrenched problems 23.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Chicago’s violent weekend renews search for answers in a tense city, points again to entrenched problems
Many L.A. community college students suffer a lost semester amid coronavirus crisis 22.6.2020 LA Times: Health

District data and survey responses reveal a disappointing semester for L.A. community college students, many of whom lacked access to technology, quiet study space and basic needs.

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On the ground in Wisconsin: Trump’s team goes door-to-door while Democrats stay virtual amid the coronavirus 21.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
President Donald Trump and Republicans have fully embraced a return to in-person, grassroots organizing while the presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his campaign have not, citing health risks to campaign staffers, volunteers and voters.
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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Officials report 634 new known COVID-19 cases and 45 additional deaths as Chicago plans return of limited indoor dining next week 21.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
Black-owned businesses face a system set up against them. COVID-19 makes it worse 20.6.2020 LA Times: Business

The coronavirus-related closures hurt many small businesses. But before that, Black-owned businesses already faced hurdles in getting financing.

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‘Now we have everyone’s eyes and ears:’ Juneteenth march organizers focus on police reform 19.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
March for US 2020, scheduled for Friday morning, will focus on community organizing around the city.
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Op-Ed: What DACA has allowed me to achieve for myself and my community 18.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Several DACA recipients tell us about how the program has changed their lives and what it's meant to their community.

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L.A. is broken. The 'People's Budget' would finally do something to fix it 18.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Black Lives Matter has long modeled what it would look like for Angelenos to live the values we purport to hold. It's time for L.A. to finally step up.

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