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This Black Lives Matter Activist Is Running for Congress. Can She Bring Down a 20-Year Incumbent? 31.7.2020 Mother Jones
Cori Bush smells tear gas when there isn’t any. Loud noises frighten her, reminders of police brandishing sniper rifles, firing rubber bullets, and revving the engines of armored vehicles. When the video of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck began to circulate, Bush’s reaction was instinctual: “Don’t look at it.” She […]
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Global Warming. Inequality. COVID-19. And Al Gore Is…Optimistic? 13.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Wired and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Before he was the guy with the climate change PowerPoint presentation, before he lost the US presidency by a nose (and a Supreme Court decision), Al Gore had a reputation for pitching ambitious policy solutions to the knottiest societal problems. From the Senate […]
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COVID-19 pandemic hits Chicago media hard. ‘There’s never been a more challenging time for newsrooms.' 11.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on Chicago media across the board, accelerating ad revenue declines and precipitating everything from furloughs and layoffs to shutting down operations. At the same time, the pandemic has boosted audiences and accelerated innovation, including a shift to digital-only platforms and in some cases, nonprofit business models
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Democratic Leaders Want to Know Why Facebook’s New Oversight Board Won’t Deal With Climate Lies 7.7.2020 Mother Jones
Eighteen months ago, in a belated response to criticism of how Facebook polices content, the company announced it would create an Oversight Board to weigh in on dangerous misinformation campaigns that have overtaken the platform. The new Oversight Board, appointed in May, pledged to “focus on the most challenging content issues for Facebook, including in […]
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How a PG&E Contractor With a Sketchy Past Made Millions After California’s Deadliest Fire 4.7.2020 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. It was a last-ditch effort to save a scofflaw business. For years, the owners of Bay Area Concrete […]
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Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni 29.6.2020 GreenBiz.com
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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Trump Is Using the Pandemic to Undo Environmental Rules. It’s Hurting Black Americans. 10.6.2020 Mother Jones
Under the cover of the pandemic, the Trump administration has been hard at work dismantling the rules that protect public health. He has reversed standards for clean cars and mercury emissions from coal plants. He’s suspended rigorous environmental reviews required by the Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act to expedite approval of highways […]
A Sustainable Ocean Economy for 2050: Approximating its Benefits and Costs 8.6.2020 WRI Stories
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Are We Creating Pandemic Viruses Simply to Generate Research Funds? An Interview with Dr. Jonathan Latham. 30.5.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

In an interview conducted on May 8, 2020, Pat Thomas and Dr. Jonathan Latham discussed the possible origins of COVID-19, the lack of security in labs conducting research on viruses, and the question of whether this type of research is even necessary or productive. Latham is co-founder and executive director of the Bioscience Resource Project and editor of Independent Science News. He holds a master's degree in Crop Genetics and a Ph.D in Virology.

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More Pandemics in Our Future, Unless We Shut Down Gain-of-Function Research: An Interview with André Leu 30.5.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
In an interview conducted on May 20, 2020, Pat Thomas and André Leu discussed the possible origins of COVID-19. Leu is international director of Regeneration International . He is also author of several peer-reviewed papers and books. His latest book  is “Poisoning our Children.”   PT: Hey everyone, wherever you're turning in from today. You are very welcome here on Facebook live with the Organic Consumers Association . We are continuing our exploration of the coronavirus, and its origins, and looking at some of the evidence that the mainstream media seems too often to want to downplay. I'm Pat Thomas and with me today is André Leu. André is the international director of Regeneration International , he's a longtime organic farmer in Australia, he's a former president of IFOAM Organics International and author of the books " Poisoning Our Children " and "The Myths of Safe Pesticides." "The Myths of Safe Pesticides." André, ...
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Pandemic Reporting—Is the Media Getting It Wrong? 30.5.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
In an interview conducted on May 21, 2020, Pat Thomas and Sam Husseini discuss the mainstream media’s coverage of the COVID-19 crisis, including the reluctance to explore all reasonable possibilities. Husseini is a writer, journalist and communications director at The Institute for Public Accuracy .   PT: Welcome back everyone. We’re live on Facebook here at the Organic Consumers Association . I'm Pat Thomas. I'm still talking about the coronavirus, but today, from a slightly different perspective. We spent some time over the last couple of weeks looking at the origins of the coronavirus. Several of the scientists we've spoken to have expressed frustration with the reluctance of mainstream media to delve more deeply into credible possibilities, such an as an overspill from a lab.   It's a frustration that a lot of us share, which is why today we are asking: Is the media getting its response wrong? And when you start looking into that question, it becomes quickly apparent that it is every bit as complex ...
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Mount St. Helens Is Going Green Again 25.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The most explosive volcanic eruptions are striking not just for their vivid pyrotechnic displays, or for the huge clouds of ash they spew into the air. Often, the aftermath is just as jarring—the miles upon miles of ash […]
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Trump lashes out with distractions and disinformation 19.5.2020 LA Times: Health

In recent days, Trump fired another inspector general, attacked a federal judge, demeaned a whistle-blower, and slammed reporters who check his facts and performance. Instead of presidential leadership during a crisis, critics saw a deliberate campaign of disinformation and distraction.

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ADVISORY: Embargoed Press Call on Tackling Plastic and Pollution in the Ocean 15.5.2020 WRI Stories
ADVISORY: Embargoed Press Call on Tackling Plastic and Pollution in the Ocean Editor's Note: The press call is only for members of the media. Non-media please join a webinar on May 27, Plastic as a Key to Addressing Ocean Pollution WASHINGTON–The equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic pours into the ocean every minute. But what we see is just the tip of the iceberg: only 3% of all plastic in the ocean is visible on the surface, and there are a multitude of other pollutants like oil,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
The fashion industry is unsustainable — here's how journalism is inspiring activism to improve it 15.5.2020 GreenBiz.com
The fashion industry is unsustainable — here's how journalism is inspiring activism to improve it Kirstie Dabbs Fri, 05/15/2020 - 01:43 The fast fashion industry has long been critiqued for unsustainable practices and unethical working conditions. From global cotton supply chains to pollution from textile factories, the need to improve the industry in favor of both people and the planet is pressing.  Bard MBA student Kirstie Dabbs spoke recently with author Elizabeth Segran about their shared passion for building a sustainability-centered future for the fashion industry. They discussed the unchecked growth of the fashion industry’s business model, possibilities for regulations, and how to inspire systematic change in global fast fashion.  Segran writes about design, with a particular focus on the fashion industry as a senior staff writer at Fast Company Magazine . She also recently authored a new book, " The Rocket Years: How Your Twenties Launch the Rest of Your Life ." In it, she discusses how all ...
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Climate Experts Are Calling Michael Moore’s New Film “Dangerous, Misleading, and Destructive” 28.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. A new Michael Moore-produced documentary that takes aim at the supposed hypocrisy of the green movement is “dangerous, misleading and destructive” and should be removed from public viewing, according to an assortment of climate scientists and environmental […]
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Coronavirus crisis hastens the collapse of local newspapers. Here's why it matters 18.4.2020 LA Times: Nation

As local governments and institutions make vital decisions about the pandemic that affect lives and livelihoods, it's clear how useful local newspapers can be.

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Coronavirus crisis hastens the collapse of local newspapers. Here's why it matters 18.4.2020 LA Times: Health

As local governments and institutions make vital decisions about the pandemic that affect lives and livelihoods, it's clear how useful local newspapers can be.

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Sundance Institute launches $1-million fund to support indie film during coronavirus crisis 17.4.2020 LA Times: Health

The Sundance Institute's Keri Putnam speaks about the $1-million relief fund for artists and arts organizations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

State Agencies Are on the Front Lines of Environmental Protection. Will Their Work Survive the Pandemic? 15.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. About a week after Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced a statewide shutdown, a journalist and activist in the western part of the state obtained video that appeared to show a large nearby storage tank leaking reddish-brown fracking wastewater. […]
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