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National popular vote bill headed to Colorado governor’s desk 22.2.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The national popular vote bill passed the Colorado House 34-29 Thursday and is headed to Gov. Jared Polis' desk.
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Climate solutions depend on rare earths. Here's how they can be sourced responsibly 21.2.2019 Design & Innovation |
These elements are necessary for solar energy, wind energy and electric vehicles — and so is the way we secure them.
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Can the SDGs turn business risks into opportunities? 21.2.2019 Small Business |
The quest is operational, philanthropic and existential.
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Solar for schools and 9 other state environmental budget items to watch 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz's budget proposal mostly maintains environmental programs, but there are some changes, such as a tax credit for farmers who install buffers along waterways and new spending on strategies to reduce food waste.
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The backers of New York’s giveaway to Amazon still don’t understand why it was wrong 21.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The fallout from Amazon’s cancellation of plans to build a headquarters complex in New York City continues to rain down on local politicians and fans of tax giveaways to pay corporations to relocate or expand.

The debate boils down to one camp arguing that the incentives promised Amazon — nearly...

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London Fashion Week: a study in opulence and urgency 20.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

For the most part, the collections that came down the runways here were in step with the ones on the New York Fashion Week docket — tons of tulle, enough metallics to set off an airport metal detector, an abundance of A-line silhouettes and trouser legs that flared, billowed and pooled around the...

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Daily Digest: The Walz budget 20.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A roundup of the day's top stories from politics and government.
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Policy News: February 19, 2019 20.2.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: ESA Selects Graduate Student Policy Award Winners Ten graduate students will travel to Washington, DC to receive policy and communication training and meet with lawmakers. Democrats Introduce the “Green New Deal” in House and Senate A sweeping and aspiration resolutions could be a major element of debate heading into 2020 presidential season. ...
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Scientist says some pollution is good for you — a disputed claim Trump’s EPA has embraced 19.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In early 2018, a deputy assistant administrator in the EPA, Clint Woods, reached out to a Massachusetts toxicologist best known for pushing a public health standard suggesting that low levels of toxic chemicals and radiation are good for people.

“I wanted to check to see if you might have some...

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Climate Change Isn’t Just Frying the Planet—It’s Fraying Our Nerves 18.2.2019 Mother Jones
Over the last year, Rebecca, a 35-year-old woman living in Washington, DC, had been losing sleep over the seemingly endless flow of apocalyptic environmental news. She fretted about the Trump administration’s loosening of emissions regulations and the United Nations’ dire predictions about climate change. In October, she sought help from a psychiatrist who put her […]
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ChangeMakers: Judge Juanita Freeman, bringing diversity to the bench in Washington County 18.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Judge Juanita Freeman, 36, is the first black judge in Washington County, Minn.
Congress passes bill to avoid government shutdown, but Trump has a surprise in store 15.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

As the witching hour approached, Congress reached a bipartisan agreement to fund the federal government, and President Trump offered his own surprise.


Barriers but No Wall

The spending bill that Congress approved Thursday night is more than 1,000 pages long and will keep the federal...

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Exposure to Weed Killing Products Increases Risk of Cancer by 41% - Study 15.2.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

A broad new scientific analysis of the cancer-causing potential of glyphosate herbicides, the most widely used weedkilling products in the world, has found that people with high exposures to the popular pesticides have a 41% increased risk of developing a type of cancer called non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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Sheriff Villanueva says he'll make 'deliberate policy shift' on immigration 15.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Alex Villanueva’s upset victory in last fall’s L.A. County sheriff’s race hinged on the overwhelming support he got from immigrant rights advocates and Latino voters.

By vowing to strictly limit his department’s cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and keep the county jails...

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Grand Portage mourns the loss of its longtime leader 15.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Norman Deschampe, who served as tribal chairman of the Grand Portage Band of Lake Superior Chippewa for 27 years, died Feb. 9. He's remembered for his dedication to improving the lives of tribal members -- particularly children.
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ESA Selects 2019 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients 14.2.2019 EcoTone
The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is honored to announce this year’s Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award (GSPA) recipients. This award provides graduate students with the opportunity to receive policy and communication training in Washington, D.C. before they meet lawmakers. Ten students were selected for this year’s award: Kristina J. Bartowitz (University of Idaho), ...
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ChangeMakers: Michelle Walker, getting kids ready to learn 13.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Michelle Walker, 45, is executive director of Generation Next. The nonprofit works to help children get ready for school, from kindergarten to college.
In Iraq, Iran-affiliated militias that helped rout Islamic State wield growing clout 13.2.2019 L.A. Times - World News

In 2014, as Islamic State militants were seizing large chunks of Iraqi territory and advancing toward Baghdad, hundreds of thousands of volunteers rose to the capital's defense. They joined the Shiite-dominated militias known in Arabic as the Hashd al Shaabi.

Though many of the militias were funded...

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Read Gov. Gavin Newsom's prepared remarks for his first State of the State address 13.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Here are the full prepared remarks for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s first State of the State address:

Mr. Speaker, thank you for being a champion for all Californians – and for welcoming Jen and me into your house today.

Madam Pro Tem – thank you for your commitment to collaboration, which has helped make...

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Heading south: Warming to change how U.S. cities feel in 2080 13.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The climate in New York City in 60 years could feel like Arkansas now. Chicago could seem like Kansas City and San Francisco could get a Southern California climate if global warming pollution continues at the current pace, a new study finds.
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