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These are the jobs and sectors exempted from California's coronavirus stay-home order 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Many businesses, jobs and operations are exempt from Gov. Gavin Newsom's order for Californians to stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Schools are closed, but learning must go on. How is this working for the neediest students? 19.3.2020 LA Times: Health

In a teleconference meeting of more than 7,500 school district officials and educators across California, the message was clear: School buildings may be closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but learning is still in session.

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Trend: Nutrient diversity goes beyond meatless meat 16.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The potential of lab-grown and plant-based protein as a solution to climate change and world hunger has already generated a great deal of buzz.
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Childhood hunger in the US is a solvable problem 13.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
There’s no shortage of food in the country. Here's how one organization is connecting hungry kids to the abundance of food and existing programs previously inaccessible to them.
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There’s a Global Pandemic but the Trump Administration Will Still Cut Food Stamps 12.3.2020 Mother Jones
As new coronavirus cases around the world and in the United States continue to climb, President Donald Trump Wednesday night announced sweeping proposals for financial relief to attempt to protect small businesses and some workers from some of its effects. “Our banks and financial institutions are fully capitalized and incredibly strong,” he said. “This vast economic […]
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Tampons, pads and politics mesh amid push in Colorado for access to menstrual supplies 11.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As a national movement for better access to menstrual products gains steam, “period equity” activists in Colorado are finding the path to change isn’t straight. Although Denver last summer repealed sales taxes on menstrual products and the state now requires supplies to be provided in prisons, an effort to repeal the statewide sales tax on the products failed. So, activists assemble supply kits to donate to those who need them.
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25 badass women shaking up the climate movement in 2020 6.3.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In honor of International Women's Day, we recognize courageous executives, investor advocates and policy visionaries who are role models for any gender.
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We need to think beyond urban farming 26.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
But the broader agricultural world can learn much from how those operations use data.
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The complexities of composting 24.2.2020 GreenBiz.com
This article is adapted from GreenBiz's weekly newsletter, Circular Weekly, running Fridays. Subscribe here.These days, recycling gets all the attention. Yet while the world scoffs at global recycling rates and panics at plastic pollution, I often wonder when a similar wave of public outrage will arrive for recycling’s biological counterpart: the humble world of compost. 
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Trump Isn’t Waging a War on Poverty. He’s Waging a War on Poor People. 14.2.2020 Mother Jones
This week, President Donald Trump released a $4.8 trillion budget proposal that would further decimate the already weakened social safety net. Trump’s plan would make steep cuts to food stamps, Medicaid, housing assistance, and other welfare programs that millions of Americans rely on. But the budget is merely a wish list with no chance of […]
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Trump’s Budget Is a $292 Billion Attack on Poor Americans 11.2.2020 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would take an axe to the social safety net, making huge cuts to cash and food benefits for low-income Americans. The White House released its proposal for the 2021 budget on Monday. It is not expected to become law: The Democratic-controlled House is certain to vote against it. But the document shows just […]
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Trump Just Claimed He’s Weaning People Off Food Stamps. In Truth He’s Kicking Them Off. 5.2.2020 Mother Jones
At the State of the Union speech on Tuesday night, Donald Trump credited his administration for helping lift people out of poverty and off dependence on food stamps, saying that since he became president, 7 million people have stopped using food stamps. But that’s not showing a complete picture. While Trump brags on national television about […]
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Animal welfare expert Temple Grandin: Creative problem-solving takes visual minds 28.1.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Instrumental in designing more humane practices for McDonald's, the Colorado State university professor chats about the promise of regenerative agriculture and the state of sustainability in slaughterhouses.
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The Trump Administration Is Getting Sued Over Its New Food Stamps Rule 17.1.2020 Mother Jones
Last month, the Trump administration announced that it was moving forward with its proposed rule that would change the work requirements for those described as “able bodied adults without dependents” who are part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps. Advocates for the poor have estimated that the new rule would cut off  […]
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How 16 initiatives are changing urban agriculture through tech and innovation 2.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
From high-tech indoor farms in France and Singapore to mobile apps connecting urban growers and eaters in India and the United States, here are more than a dozen initiatives using tech, entrepreneurship, and social innovation to change urban agriculture.
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Early-career public-sector sustainability professionals reflect on VERGE 19 (Part 2) 20.12.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Two-way conversations. Interdisciplinary perspectives. Here’s what inspired CivicSpark leaders at this year’s conference.
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What's in a name? When it comes to fruit, economic and genetic forces have a major say 19.12.2019 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Today more than half of all newly developed fruit varieties have gobbledygook for official names, such as WA 38, Code 3X97 or Burpeachthirtysix.

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Climate change poses an existential risk to ocean industries. Here’s how they can respond. 13.12.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
And three ways to approach solutions.
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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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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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