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Blame California's cities and counties for housing delays, not state environmental law, new study says 21.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
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Sexual misconduct allegations leave a swath of Los Angeles County without representation in the Capitol 20.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

For Maria Camacho-Rodriguez, a special-education teacher and a trustee of Cerritos Community College, a monthly education roundtable convened by her Assembly member provided crucial insight into legislation, grant opportunities and other important things happening in Sacramento.

This month, she...

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There's room for progress on tackling sustainability through the supply chain 20.2.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Many consumer-facing companies with recognizable brands are taking action, but companies lower down in the supply chain are not, a new Stanford University study finds.
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Trump Budget Would Undo Gains From Conservation Programs on Farms and Ranches 19.2.2018 Truthout.com
Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. Members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees are starting to shape the  2018 farm bill  -- a comprehensive food and agriculture bill passed about every five years. Most observers associate the farm bill with food policy, but its conservation section is the single largest source of funding for soil, water and wildlife conservation on private land in the United States.  Farm bill conservation programs provide about  US$5.8 billion  yearly for activities such as restoring wildlife habitat and using sustainable farming practices. These programs affect about  50 million acres of land nationwide . They conserve  millions of acres of wildlife habitat  and  provide ecological services  such as improved water quality, erosion control and enhanced soil health that are worth billions of dollars.  Sixty percent of US land is privately owned, and it contains a  disproportionately high share  of habitat for ...
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Even as gay rights battles are won, transgender people continue to face obstacles 19.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

In post-marriage-equality America, where same-sex couples live openly and increasingly are embraced in their communities, those on the conservative right who once pushed back against gay rights now appear to have shifted their focus to the transgender community.

So far this year, 10 states have...

Why Growing Veggies in the City Isn’t Just a Feel-Good Exercise 18.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Gotham Greens’ boxed lettuces have been popping up on the shelves of high-end grocers in New York and the Upper Midwest since 2009, and with names like “Windy City Crunch,” “Queens Crisp,” and “Blooming Brooklyn Iceberg,” it’s clear the company is selling […]
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CU Boulder grapples with plummeting support of higher education among conservatives 18.2.2018 Denver Post: All Political News
The University of Colorado leadership is grappling with how to address a nationwide nosedive in the favorability of higher education — particularly, among conservatives — as CU's own representatives and decision-makers disagree on what's behind the downturn.
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One education reform we haven't tried: Give schools and teachers all the money they need 17.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: California community colleges and other state institutions of higher learning train the workforces that enable corporations to make profits — and these corporations do everything in their power to avoid paying taxes. (“Free community college for ... some. It’s a start,” Opinion,...

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Why mobilizing private capital towards the SDGs is good for business 17.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
To achieve the U.N. Goals, we need trillions, not billions, in investment. Here's how that will create market opportunities for a more sustainable world.
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The Green Movement Is Lily White. That’s a Problem. 17.2.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  It’s been 20 years since Esteban González Burchard took a trip to Chicago that changed his life. The asthma researcher had been to the Windy City before, so tourism wasn’t on his agenda. Rather, he was there to attend the American Thoracic […]
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"Tell Them We Are Rising" showcases the importance of historically black colleges to the African American community — in both the past and present 17.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary
Premiering on PBS, the film tells the story of HBCUs from their beginning, during the times of slavery, to today when some colleges are thriving and others are barely hanging on.
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Philly area Muslim students memorize Quran - 6,200 verses - for a place in paradise 16.2.2018 Philly.com News
Twenty years ago, after-school classes for Quran memorization were difficult to find in the Philadelphia region. If they wanted their children to learn the holy book by rote, Muslim families often had to send them away to boarding schools. That is no longer the case.
Architectural Spotlight: Midcentury modern, with its clean lines and simplicity, still has an edgy feel 16.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

As World War II ended, advances in manufacturing, easing of wartime austerity and pent-up creativity among builders and architects led to a design explosion with its ground zero in Southern California: midcentury modern.

Known for its open floor plans, wide expanses of glass and indoor-outdoor...

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Who's missing from America's colleges? Rural high school graduates 15.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Fewer than 1 in 5 rural adults aged 25 and older have college degrees.
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Fourteen Environmental Programs Eliminated in Trump's Budget Proposal 15.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout. President Trump released his  proposed federal budget for 2019  on Monday, and in the process pushed for the complete elimination of more than a dozen key environmental programs. These include, but are not limited to, areas of the government focusing on climate change, public lands and energy efficiency. Of course, these fully eliminated programs are just the tip of the iceberg. Trump's proposal also drastically slashes the budgets of the Environmental Protection Agency, the US Fish and Wildlife Service and other agencies critical to a sustainable future. The impact of proposed budget cuts on the EPA and other agencies, if passed, will be dramatic, but many operations will probably manage to limp on. That may not be so with the 14 programs Trump has proposed eliminating altogether: The Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy ...
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How We Get Free: An Organizing Story and a Love Letter 15.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Cherelle Baldwin (center), mom Cynthia Long (left) and organizer Mary Shields from California Coalition of Women Prisoners (right) hold a banner prepared by Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration, which lists the names of criminalized survivors. (Photo: Holly Krig) Women and gender non-conforming people of color who defend themselves against domestic violence and sexual assault often end up imprisoned for the "crime." Recent efforts by community organizations to free the wrongfully imprisoned survivors have also challenged us to think about all incarceration as a criminalization of survivors of violence of one form or another -- especially, the violence of poverty -- that should end. Cherelle Baldwin (center), mom Cynthia Long (left) and organizer Mary Shields from California Coalition of Women Prisoners (right) hold a banner prepared by Moms United Against Violence and Incarceration, which lists the names of criminalized survivors. (Photo: Holly Krig) This Truthout original was only possible ...
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This Scientist Stands Between Scott Pruitt and the Destruction of the EPA’s Advisory Boards 14.2.2018 Mother Jones
On January 26, after serving as a scientific advisor to the Environmental Protection Agency for about two years, Robyn Wilson received her first note from EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt thanking her for her service—which was officially over. She had one year left in her term. This message from Pruitt came after months of turmoil, starting in October of last […]
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Free community college for ... some. It's a start. 14.2.2018 LA Times: Commentary

I’m teaching a journalism class this spring semester at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, where much has changed since I attended 20 years ago as a film major. There’s a new library, for one, and a snazzy baseball field. The gigantic parking lot where I’d sleep in my ’83 Corvette between lectures...

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Satellites: Sea level rise to reach 2 feet by 2100 14.2.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Rising seas will likely overwhelm adaptation efforts in many coastal cities.
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Rebuild roads, yes, but what about our schools? | Opinion 13.2.2018 Philly.com News
chool facilities have a direct impact on the education, health, safety, and security of our nation's students and teachers. Deteriorated school buildings and grounds with maintenance issues and legacy toxins, like lead and asbestos, detrimentally affect our children and teachers.
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