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Whales are dying, but numbers are unknown. Coronavirus has stalled scientific fieldwork 28.3.2020 LA Times: Science

Stay-at-home requirements have upended the field work of researchers, including that of scientists and volunteers who track migrating gray whales.

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Why a fight over homeless people could determine how much coronavirus hurts California 27.3.2020 LA Times: Health

What was billed as a coordinated plan to help homeless people has become a patchwork approach, slowing crucial efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Destroying habitats has opened a Pandora's box for new diseases to emerge 24.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The novel coronavirus outbreak may be just the beginning of mass pandemics.
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Students hit hard as L.A. community colleges scramble to respond to coronavirus 22.3.2020 LA Times: Health

An uneven response from schools is disrupting the lives of students who rely on campuses for education and essential services like food and healthcare.

Does air pollution make you more susceptible to coronavirus? California won't like the answer 21.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Does Southern California air pollution increase the risk of getting coronavirus? Probably, experts say.

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Democrats Promised a Door-Knocking Army in 2020. The Pandemic Has Changed Their Plans. 21.3.2020 Mother Jones
In 2020, Democrats were going to knock on a lot of doors. There won’t be any doors knocked—not now, not soon, and perhaps not until sometime after November’s ballots have been cast. Since the summer of 2019, the Democratic National Committee has trained more than 600 college students on the best methods for door-knocking, phone-banking, […]
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The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Be a Disaster for the Census 20.3.2020 Mother Jones
Counting every person in the United States is usually a social endeavor. Grassroots organizers and civic leaders canvass their neighborhoods to encourage people to respond to the once-every-10-years census. A fleet of door-knockers, known as enumerators, hired by the Census Bureau visits the homes of people in hard-to-count communities. Other Census Bureau employees count people […]
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In a circular economy, product-as-a-service has social and environmental benefits 20.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Looking at washing machines, research from Sweden's Linköping University tries to solve part of the puzzle about how to shift business models to find more traction when it comes to being circular, as well as adding a social element.
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Could the Ohio River have rights? A movement emerges, testing the power of local control 17.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Lake Erie recently was granted its own bill of rights. Here's a closer look at the momentum around rights for nature.
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Elevated climate-related risks spur new approaches to doing business 16.3.2020 GreenBiz.com
Researchers from University of Cambridge found that climate change could add around 20 percent to the global cost of extreme weather events by 2040. They are urging businesses to evaluate their own exposures to the growing risk to improve their resilience and sustainability.
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An unexpected side effect of the coronavirus? A new urgency about helping homeless people 16.3.2020 LA Times: Health

As public health officials scramble to manage the spread of the novel coronavirus, strategies are taking shape to protect California's homeless population.

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A Parent at My Kids’ School Tested Positive. New York City Didn’t Tell Us and Hasn’t Closed the School. 15.3.2020 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. Last night, every family at my kids’ school in Brooklyn received a scary message from the principal: A school parent has tested positive for […]
How to build a flood resilient future 14.3.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A new book shows how we can adapt the built and natural environment to be more flood resilient in the face of climate change.
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California schools closed by coronavirus concerns will get help, Gov. Gavin Newsom says 14.3.2020 LA Times: Health

The action comes on the heels of the temporary closure of all schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District and schools in most of the state's largest cities, some of which made the decision to close earlier this week.

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Op-Ed: State universities say they want diversity but recruit well-off, white, out-of-state students 12.3.2020 LA Times: Opinion

A study of 15 public universities shows 12 made more out-of-state than in-state recruitment visits, and seven made more than twice as many out-of-state visits.

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Adapting to fire: How cities can enhance resilience with distributed energy 10.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Solar-plus-storage and microgrids are among the powerful tools to help cities withstand nature disasters.
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MN conservation officers choose education as way to enforce state’s natural resources laws 10.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A review of the three most recent available years of DNR enforcement records show conservation officers opt to educate rather than cite offenders about two-thirds of the time, issuing warnings instead of the citations that come along with fines and paperwork — and that’s fine with agency leaders.
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How we can make Time of Use Pricing work for everyone 9.3.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
How we can make Time of Use Pricing work for everyone
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Latest research leaves questions about some sources of atmospheric methane unsettled, but need to act remains 9.3.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Latest research leaves questions about some sources of atmospheric methane unsettled, but need to act remains
The Internet Is Brutal Towards Public Women. Greta Thunberg Is No Exception. 9.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Wired and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg is 17 years old, legally a minor. Despite her age, in the past week, numerous actual adults have made her the subject of many forms of online harassment. Some say she ought to be “burnt […]
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