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Trump is clamping down on White House protest. Be very afraid of what comes next | Will Bunch 14.10.2018 Philly.com News
Trump's First Amendment crackdown now includes trying to limit protests to a sliver of sidewalk in front of the White House.
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The Constitution's Anti-Majoritarian Bias 10.10.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Elaine Thompson Protesters hold signs outside the Washington State Capitol before Electoral College electors begin voting following the 2016 presidential election in Olympia. The battle over the Constitution has been joined. Writing in the  New York Post , National Review editor Rich Lowery has taken it upon himself to counter many of the arguments that liberals have lodged in the wake of the Kavanaugh confirmation that the Constitution is anti-majoritarian. Those arguments have pointed out that the two most recent Republican presidents decisively lost the popular vote but were elected nonetheless due to the anti-majoritarian Electoral College; that the Senate’s one-state, one-vote structure greatly magnifies the power of small states at the expense of popular majorities; and that as a consequence of those two anti-majoritarian distortions, we now have a far-right Supreme Court devoted to imposing its beliefs and biases on its disconsolate compatriots. To which Lowery responds, in essence: Yes, ...
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3 challenges — and opportunities — for businesses to help save tropical forests 10.10.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Research shows climate finance is reaching most jurisdictions, but slowly.
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Three things to know ahead of EPA’s oil and gas wastewater meeting 8.10.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Three things to know ahead of EPA’s oil and gas wastewater meeting
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Daimler Extends Management Reshuffle 8.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Daimler long-serving finance chief said he wouldn’t seek an extension of his contract when it expires next year, marking a new step in the management reshuffle at the German car maker.
You can't outproduce our environment 6.10.2018 GreenBiz.com
Or, how this farmer chose regenerative agriculture over conventional growing.
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How to conserve half the planet without going hungry 5.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
In order to preserve biodiversity, we need to protect land — land that's been resettled for agriculture.
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Demand is driving deforestation — what can companies do? 5.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Research found that 27 percent of global forest loss is caused by permanent commodity-driven deforestation-as-usual.
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Will the Next Women’s March Be Taxed? 4.10.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana Protesters rally in front of the U.S. Capitol during the Women's March on Washington, on January 21, 2017. democracy_rules.jpg When protesters first turned up on Capitol Hill last month to heckle Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the senators considering his Supreme Court nomination, President Donald Trump voiced amazement “that people allow the interruptions to continue.” “I think it’s embarrassing for the country to allow protestors,” Trump  told The Daily Caller , all but suggesting that such public demonstrations  should be illegal . Trump may soon get his wish, or something like it, if the National Park Service follows through with  plans  to impose steep fees, waiting periods, and other new restrictions on protesters demonstrating on the National Mall and other public lands in the nation’s capital. The new rules  would effectively  ban protests in front of the White House, give government officials broad discretion to thwart permits, and force protesters to cover the costs of ...
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Major conservation program at risk in farm bill draft 4.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Congress' current versions of the new farm bill would slash funding for a conservation program comprising over 70 million acres.
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From pasture to classroom, a how-to-farm class at Delaware Valley University 3.10.2018 Philly.com News
The class starts Oct. 9.
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The Hidden Hazards Beneath Trump’s Dismantling of the EPA 3.10.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews) A new development is built along Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal, a Superfund site polluted with decades' worth of industrial waste and sewage. The Trump administration has been taking steps, some quietly, some very publicly, to dismantle the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). One such quiet step was the administration’s proposal earlier this year to speed up agency efforts to remediate and redevelop former industrial and other hazardous sites known as Superfund sites and brownfields. On its face, the proposal might seem like a bright spot. But EPA officials actually envision using public funds to clean up private lands owned by developers like President Trump and his son-in-law Jared Kushner to prepare these sites for massive redevelopment projects. It’s an old but deceptive approach, cleaning up a handful of highly visible, hazardous sites and creating the appearance that the EPA is keeping the public safe, while leaving the vast majority of potentially toxic sites untouched, ...
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Gender-reveal party accident leaves border agent bearing guilt for wildfire 2.10.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
What to expect when you're expecting? Probably not a 47,000-acre blaze. But that's what Dennis Dickey got after he fired at a target meant to explode in blue or pink. Now, he has pleaded guilty.
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442 acres of NJ cranberry farm preserved; will open to public but close to ATVs 2.10.2018 Philly.com News
The land once owned by the Birches Cranberry Company includes 5.5 miles of streams, including the pristine Burrs Mill Brook, a tributary of the Rancocas Creek. As such, Burrs Mill Brook feeds into the Delaware River watershed, a network of waterways that feed the region's main river. The foundation bought the land to protect wildlife and water quality.
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How could a cop's use of force land a Philly kid in an institution? When you're truant, almost anything can​ 30.9.2018 Philly.com News
How school run-ins can lead to incarceration for struggling Philly kids
Have we learned anything in the last 4 decades when it comes to allowing chemicals like PCBs onto the market? 29.9.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Have we learned anything in the last 4 decades when it comes to allowing chemicals like PCBs onto the market?
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Lessons learned from centuries of indigenous forest management 28.9.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Ecologist Charles M. Peters discusses how, in an era of runaway destruction of tropical forests, the centuries-old understanding of indigenous woodland residents can lead restoration efforts.
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Why New Mexico shouldn’t rush toward repurposing oilfield wastewater 28.9.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Why New Mexico shouldn’t rush toward repurposing oilfield wastewater
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Tech Firms Face Bias Accusations at Congressional Hearing 28.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
A day before Google’s chief was to meet with top Republicans, critics in a congressional hearing accused the internet giant and other tech firms of being “insular” and dismissive of the free-speech rights of conservatives.
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Police technology vs. civil liberties -- science fiction or current reality? 27.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Technology I enjoy reading science fiction, especially when it considers humanity's struggle to deal with new technologies. Often these stories present a cautionary tale about how new technologies can be misused to oppress people. This idea of science fiction as cautionary tales was summed up by author Ray Bradbury, who wrote: "The function of science fiction is not only to predict the future, but to prevent it." One of my favourite science fiction writers is Philip K. Dick, who wrote a number of these cautionary tales. One of them, "The Minority Report" (which you may know instead as a Tom Cruise movie -- the short story is better) presented a future where police did not investigate crimes that had occurred; instead, the "PreCrime" unit stops crimes before they occur, based on predictions from precognitive mutants. Reality imitates fiction So imagine my surprise when I came upon an article discussing police use of a computer program called PredPol (short for predictive policing) to identify areas that ...
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