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Trump Attacks Them. COVID-19 Threatens Them. But Immigrants Keep the US Fed. 28.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity.  He was a poultry worker and a Mexican immigrant. But those details weren’t documented when Rodolfo Tinoco became one of more than 203,000 who’ve died so far from COVID-19 in the United States. Tinoco died May 12 at 63, after a month-long struggle in […]
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From China’s stand to Walmart’s wish list: A Climate Week news cheat sheet 25.9.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
From China’s stand to Walmart’s wish list: A Climate Week news cheat sheet Heather Clancy Fri, 09/25/2020 - 00:30 As with virtually all gatherings of the climate community during the COVID age, this year’s Climate Week was convened as an online event — one hosted from more than 20 countries across myriad time zones rather than its usual host city of New York.  Instead of running between Manhattan locations, attendees platform-hopped among more than 450 presentations, panels, screenings and other events, including those hosted by the World Economic Forum and the United Nations, while iconic structures such as the Empire State Building turned their lights green to recognize the urgency of the climate crisis. As is their wont, many companies used the occasion to proclaim updated commitments — the buzzword du la semaine was "net-zero" with Walmart declaring a zero-emissions target by 2040 along with a big clean fleet promise and a pledge to "protect, manage or restore" at least 50 million acres of land and 1 ...
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App-based food delivery companies must work with restaurants under new California law 25.9.2020 LA Times: Business

Companies like DoorDash, Grub Hub, Postmates and Uber Eats must sign formal agreements with local restaurants before advertising food delivery to customers.

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Rural Women Must Be at the Heart of COVID-19 Response and Recovery 21.9.2020 WRI Stories
Rural Women Must Be at the Heart of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Comments|Add Comment|PrintManioc farmer in Lukolela, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Ollivier Girard/CIFOR COVID-19 continues to sweep across the world, and has now spread from the developed world to the global South.  With rural populations making up three-quarters of the world’s poor, the impact of the pandemic will inevitably be most devastating in developing nations.   Emerging evidence from this pandemic and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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4 Priorities for Climate Action and Social Equity in the COVID-19 Recovery 21.9.2020 THE CITY FIX
The COVID-19 crisis has shown how deep inequalities make society as a whole more vulnerable – providing important lessons for building resilience in an era of climate change. The people most exposed to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic ...
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Emails Show the Meatpacking Industry Drafted an Executive Order to Keep Plants Open 18.9.2020 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. In late April, as COVID-19 raced through meatpacking plants sickening and killing workers, President Donald Trump issued a controversial executive order aimed at keeping […]
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Here’s How Big Farms Got a Big Government Pass on Air Pollution 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity.  On nice days, Elsie Herring can sink back into her porch rocking chair, enjoying the rural property that’s been in her family since 1891. Other days, the wind carries a foul-smelling mist that chokes Herring and coats the pink siding of her home. It’s […]
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Column: ‘It’s like we’ve been living in a pandemic all along.’ COVID-19 and recent looting add to setbacks for long-neglected North Lawndale. 13.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
North Lawndale has been at the bottom of nearly every economic indicator. So when COVID-19 came knocking, the doors of the West Side neighborhood flung open.
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He turned his concrete patio into an edible garden with fruit trees 13.9.2020 LA Times: Health

Ken Sparks transformed the East L.A. hardscape into a fertile landscape, with chickens, a butterfly garden and organic vegetables

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Beard Papa’s cream puffs return with the rise of a cute food boom in Chicago 11.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
“We’ve been going through our fair share of COVID depression. I was stunned that so many people came out during a pandemic.”
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4 Priorities for Climate Action and Social Equity in the COVID-19 Recovery 11.9.2020 WRI Stories
4 Priorities for Climate Action and Social Equity in the COVID-19 Recovery Comments|Add Comment|PrintMany on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis are also most vulnerable to climate change impacts. Photo by Omotayo Tajudeen/Pexels The COVID-19 crisis has shown how deep inequalities make society as a whole more vulnerable —providing important lessons for building resilience in an era of climate change. The people most exposed to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems 10.9.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Hard truths from a decade of investing in regional food systems Meredith Storton Thu, 09/10/2020 - 02:00 The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the inequities and fragility of our industrialized food system and accelerated the movement to create strong regional food systems that support local growers, provide food security, give communities agency over their food supply and yield environmental benefits. These systems will remain out of reach, though, unless we address persistent, decades-old structural issues. Price pressures continue to challenge the viability of decentralized food systems and communities of color continue to be underserved — as farmers, food chain workers, supply chain entrepreneurs and consumers. We need to change both who we fund and how we fund if we want to create equitable, thriving regional food systems. What will it take to achieve such massive shifts? RSF Social Finance has been reflecting on that question as we wind down our Food System Transformation Fund, a pooled loan fund ...
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8 new Denver restaurants to get excited about this season 8.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
With fall approaching, restaurant owners have no idea where they’ll be tomorrow. Even still, there are some who are betting on newly available real estate, or existing lease obligations, and forging ahead. Yes, there will be openings to celebrate and businesses to support. And they will need it.
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“It’s unprecedented”: Congress returns as Coloradans seek help with housing, unemployment 8.9.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Crushed under the weight of economic shutdowns, many Coloradans expect the federal government to ease the financial burdens this pandemic has caused. For the past several months, their weary eyes have seen nothing but congressional stalemates and inaction.
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One Woman’s Remarkable Quest to Feed Seattle’s Frontline Workers 7.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. In early March, during the first days of the pandemic, people across the country were glued to the news, eager for the latest updates from hospitals and research labs. Ellen Kuwana, a science communicator in Seattle, read […]
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Meatpacking was already a dangerous job for California workers. The pandemic made it worse 4.9.2020 LA Times: Health

The shutdown of the Foster Farms plant this week due to coronavirus deaths exposes lapses in one of the most dangerous workplace sectors.

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5 Pillars for a Green and Resilient Recovery from COVID-19 2.9.2020 WRI Stories
5 Pillars for a Green and Resilient Recovery from COVID-19 Comments|Add Comment|PrintWoman in face mask on subway. Photo by Ketut Subiyanto/Pexels The COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis is likely to push tens of millions of people back into poverty and undercut efforts to improve human well-being around the world. And as bad as things are, this is only a preview of how the climate crisis and the destruction of nature will threaten our economies and societies. Yet we have all the means... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Circular economy startups compete at Circularity 2020, taking on shoes to shelf-life 31.8.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Circular economy startups compete at Circularity 2020, taking on shoes to shelf-life Holly Secon Mon, 08/31/2020 - 01:00 A circular economy is urgently required for the shift to a more sustainable planet. But it will take new, innovative ideas to build a global system that uses and reuses all of the resources within it and moves us away from the deeply entrenched extractive system under which the modern world functions. At Circularity 20, GreenBiz’s online circular economy event, five startups presented their potentially world-altering ideas during the Accelerate competition. This GreenBiz tradition began in 2012 at its VERGE events, offering a venue where startups make a 2.5-minute pitch of their technology to the audience. During last week's event, the online audience voted on its favorite, and an expert panel of Taj Eldridge, senior director of investments at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI), and Monique Mills, with the Startup Catalyst at the Advanced Technology Development Center at ...
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With many struggling to buy food during the pandemic, grassroots efforts have stepped up. ‘It’s my motivation to get up in the morning.’ 28.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
As food insecurity soars, dozens of small, grassroots initiatives that have stepped up to tackle surging food insecurity. The efforts are marshaling people and resources that sometimes go overlooked, with a spirit of collaboration and long-term vision that seek to leave battered communities stronger than they were before.
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Therapeutic pork belly tacos and other takeout awesomeness 27.8.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Barbecue, tacos, Trinidadian cuisine and other great takeout from new restaurants.

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