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How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice 6.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice Kristoffer Tigue Mon, 07/06/2020 - 01:00 This story originally appeared in InsideClimate News and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. In many ways, Maleta Kimmons defines her neighborhood by what it lacks. Several houses near her home remain vacant. Last week, she had to drive seven miles just to buy groceries. And two weeks ago, at the height of the Minneapolis protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a police officer May 25, looters broke into the only pharmacy in the area, forcing the store to close and leaving many in the neighborhood without easy access to life-saving medication such as insulin or inhalers for asthma. Kimmons, who prefers to go by the name Queen, said what her neighborhood doesn't lack is pollution. Near North, where Queen lives, is one of several neighborhoods that make up north Minneapolis, a  predominately ...
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Racism makes the impacts of climate change unequal 2.7.2020 GreenBiz.com
This article originally was published on Yale Environment 360 . The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans have cast stark new light on the racism that remains deeply embedded in U.S. society. It is as present in matters of the environment as in other aspects of life: Both historical and present-day injustices have left people of color exposed to far greater environmental health hazards than whites. Elizabeth Yeampierre has been an important voice on these issues for more than two decades. As co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance , she leads a coalition of more than 70 organizations focused on addressing racial and economic inequities together with climate change. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Yeampierre draws a direct line from slavery and the rapacious exploitation of natural resources to current issues of environmental justice. "I think about people who got the worst food, the worst ...
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House Democrats’ climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities.
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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened June 29 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area 30.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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Why now is the moment for cities around the world to act decisively on air pollution 30.6.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Sarah Vogel, Ph.D., is Vice President for Health. This is the second in a series of Global Clean Air blogs on COVID-19 and air pollution. EDF scientists and program experts will share data about pollution levels during quarantine from a local and global perspective, and provide recommendations for governments and companies to Rebuild Better. Around the […]
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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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How Black environmentalists are organizing to save the planet from injustice 26.6.2020 GreenBiz.com
How Black environmentalists are organizing to save the planet from injustice Rachel Ramirez Fri, 06/26/2020 - 00:30 This story originally appeared in Grist;  and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. "I can’t breathe." These were among the final words that George Floyd and Eric Garner gasped before their deaths at the hands of white police officers. That plea has become part of the current rallying cry for racial justice and an end to police brutality in the United States. But for Black people living near industrial facilities, the phrase has an additional layer of meaning: a reminder of their disproportionate pollution burden. "While many in power seemed surprised that COVID-19 is killing twice as many Black Americans, those of us in the environmental justice movement know that the health impacts of cumulative and disproportionate levels of pollution in our communities have created underlying health ...
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How will the COVID-19 pandemic end? 24.6.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Viruses are not as smart as humans, but they are much more patient. And the coronavirus' track record suggests it won't simply burn itself out.

Lyft commits to 100% electric vehicles by 2030. Here’s why it matters. 18.6.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Lyft commits to 100% electric vehicles by 2030. Here’s why it matters.
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Setting the Record Straight on the Benefits of the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative 17.6.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
Protecting Pennsylvanians from COVID-19 and addressing the systemic racial injustices that plague our communities must be the top priorities of our elected officials right now. However, it’s critical lawmakers don’t lose sight of the escalating threats to our health and economy, including the pollution that impacts the safety and well-being of our families and communities. […]
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Hurricanes Coming: Protecting Black and Brown Neighborhoods from a “Triple Whammy” 17.6.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Elena Craft, Ph.D., is Senior Director of Climate and Health This is the first in a series of #GlobalCleanAir blogs on COVID-19 and air pollution. EDF scientists will share data about pollution levels during quarantine from a local and global perspective, and provide recommendations for governments and companies to Rebuild Better. A black man who […]
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Don't fund me: The most questionable coronavirus crowdfunding ideas 17.6.2020 LA Times: Business

A mask that only covers your nose, a keychain to touch elevator buttons for you, and other highly suspect new gadgets you can crowdfund.

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The case against the Trump administration’s rollback of the Clean Power Plan 16.6.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
The Environmental Protection Agency will file a legal brief today defending its decision to dismantle the Clean Power Plan and replace it with the harmful and cynically misnamed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule. But nothing EPA says can alter the fact that ACE is destructive, costly, and unlawful. EPA projects that ACE will reduce power […]
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Imperial County has highest rate of COVID-19 cases in the state; it wants to reopen anyway 15.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Imperial County, with a high COVID-19 rate, is divided. Many businesses are desperate to reopen, but many residents fear reopening now will cost lives.

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New York’s EV plan is missing a very important piece: trucks and buses 12.6.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New York’s EV plan is missing a very important piece: trucks and buses
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Carried by wind and rain, plastics pollution is contaminating Rocky Mountain National Park and other western wildernesses 11.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
New research finds plastics pollution is spiraling, spreading thousands of miles in wind as well as through rainwater, with the heaviest deposition of inhalable particles measured at high-elevation Colorado sites such as Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Coronavirus batters finances of African American healthcare centers in the Bay Area 11.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Several Bay Area health clinics provide crucial services to African Americans and other neglected populations. But the pandemic has hurt their finances and those of other clinics nationwide.

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What Path We Take Post-COVID-19 Will Depend in Large Part on How the World’s Cities Change 11.6.2020 THE CITY FIX
This article was originally published on Global Dashboard, as part of their Scenarios Week series, exploring and expanding on Long Crisis Scenarios. For professional optimists like me in the business of advancing an alternative, more wholesome economic model, the temptation can ...
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No evidence Colorado health department illegally altered COVID-19 death certificates, DA finds 9.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A Colorado district attorney announced Tuesday that he found no evidence that the state's health department illegally altered or falsified the death certificates of COVID-19 patients at a Centennial nursing home.
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Here’s how Colorado’s Democratic U.S. Senate candidates differ on the issues as primary ballots drop 8.6.2020 Denver Post: Local
One is a teetotaler, the other a beer-drinking brewery founder. One is a former legislator, the other a former executive. And, perhaps most importantly to voters, one is a liberal and the other a moderate.
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