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How to Prevent City Climate Action from Becoming "Green Gentrification" 12.12.2019 WRI Stories
How to Prevent City Climate Action from Becoming "Green Gentrification" Comments|Add Comment|PrintGowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Robert Wolcheck/Flickr When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 14 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs, homes and possessions. But some people were hit harder than others. Nearly two-thirds of jobs lost after the hurricane were lost by women, and nearly 80 percent of the population of flooded neighborhoods were people of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Putting People at the Center of Climate Action 12.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
This commentary explores the social and economic benefits that climate action can deliver and uses real world examples to show how these benefits can be used to further equity and ensure a just transition to a new climate economy. In ...
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EPA’s methane rollback sparks opposition from a diverse group of stakeholders 11.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EPA’s methane rollback sparks opposition from a diverse group of stakeholders
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Why human health must be at the center of climate action 11.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
Companies can exacerbate the challenges, but the private sector also positively contribute to solving these challenges.
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More California salad contaminated by E. coli bacteria, CDC says 10.12.2019 LA Times: Business

The latest outbreak of E. coli contamination sickened eight people in upper-Midwest states and 16 in Canada.

Fearing retaliation, some immigrants stay away from public aid 10.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Medicaid, food assistance and other federal programs can help keep struggling immigrant families afloat. Many, though, increasingly fear being punished for seeking those benefits, and being labeled a “public charge.”
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New mapping tool shows who will be impacted by EPA’s dangerous methane rollback 9.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New mapping tool shows who will be impacted by EPA’s dangerous methane rollback
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Elevated level of cancer-causing benzene detected at Greeley school near oil and gas operation 5.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
An 11-well oil and gas industrial pad hummed as students played outside Bella Romero K-8 Academy in Greeley this week, a month after tests by Colorado's health department detected elevated levels of cancer-causing benzene in the air.
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Delhi’s Deadly Smog: Policy Paralysis Around a Preventable Problem 4.12.2019 WRI Stories
Delhi’s Deadly Smog: Policy Paralysis Around a Preventable Problem Comments|Add Comment|PrintSome of Delhi's dangerous air pollution comes from crop burning in neighboring states. Photo by Neil Palmer/CIAT. Delhi choked under a thick blanket of toxic air last month. The government's pollution control authority declared a public health emergency, and the city's action plan kicked into effect, although its impacts were limited. Many international news outlets covered the crisis, but few captured... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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EPA Changes Definition of “Ambient Air,” Allows an Increase in Dangerous Pollution 3.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EPA Changes Definition of “Ambient Air,” Allows an Increase in Dangerous Pollution
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China Faces 4 Big Risks if it Continues Building More Coal Plants 2.12.2019 WRI Stories
China Faces 4 Big Risks if it Continues Building More Coal Plants Comments|Add Comment|PrintA coal-fired power plant in Shanxi, China. Photo by Kleineolive/Wikimedia Commons As the world turns attention to the UN climate meetings this week, news from China has captured global headlines: From January 2018 to June 2019, the country added 43 gigawatts (GW) of net new coal power capacity to its existing 1,000 GW coal fleet, while the rest of the world collectively reduced coal capacity by 8 GW.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Green Groups Ask to Join New York, New Jersey, NYC in Cross-State Air Pollution Case 27.11.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Green Groups Ask to Join New York, New Jersey, NYC in Cross-State Air Pollution Case
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Opinion: Our food is tainted with E. coli, yet the FDA is rolling back safety rules 26.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Trump is rolling back rules to prevent E. coli outbreaks like the Salinas lettuce recall that hospitalized 28 people in 16 states.

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New study finds elevated health risks due to pollution from oil and gas activity in Colorado 22.11.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New study finds elevated health risks due to pollution from oil and gas activity in Colorado
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Governor Newsom steps up California oil and gas oversight 19.11.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Governor Newsom steps up California oil and gas oversight
How US colonialism affects Indigenous peoples’ stewardship and access to food 9.11.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
From ceremonies to harvesting and food storage, to political leadership, to gender relations, indigenous groups have detailed understandings of how design societal institutions to support resilience. But colonialism changed that.
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Investigation: Lead in some Canadian water worse than Flint 4.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A yearlong investigation by more than 120 journalists tested lead exposure in 11 cities across Canada and found one-third exceeded the national safety guideline, with contamination in several cities consistently higher than they ever were in Flint, Michigan.
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Buildings Are an Ideal But Overlooked Climate Solution 4.11.2019 THE CITY FIX
In her speech before the United Nations in September 2019, Greta Thunberg called out the assembled world leaders for their stubborn adherence to the status quo in the face of an escalating climate crisis. “How dare you pretend that this ...
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Santa Ana winds are causing wildfire smoke to hug coastal areas of L.A. and Long Beach 1.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Smoke from multiple wildfires hung over much of Southern California, concentrated by winds along a coastal stretch from Santa Monica to Long Beach.

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Environmentalists push Minnesota to ban lead bullets, tackle over health concerns 31.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
“We all know that lead is bad for people, it’s bad for wildlife. It’s just not something that should be voluntarily introduced to our environment by hunters and fishermen and others,” the petition author says.
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