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Policy News: June 2, 2020 2.6.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Letter to the community Racism and prejudice continue to harm scientists, future scientists, and the communities we serve. ESA leaders echo the message of these protests: Black lives matter. Webinar: Invasive Species Policy and COVID-19 Webinar recording and related resources posted online. Ecology of COVID-19 blog series ESA guest blogs explore the ...
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Let’s Connect the Dots Between Environmental Injustice and the Coronavirus 30.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. While cities and towns across the United States are wrestling with the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, none have been hit harder than low-income and minority communities. Places like Detroit, Chicago, and St. James Parish […]
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Pandemic Shock: Digital Dictatorship or Green Recovery? 30.5.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
In the COVID-19-driven time warp of the past 90 days, politics, economics and public opinion have changed drastically.  Important aspects of social behavior seem to have improved—less non-essential travel, less consumption, more family focus, reduced greenhouse gas pollution (17 percent less worldwide in early April), increase in demand for healthy, home-cooked foods, appreciation for nature, mutual aid, social solidarity and more attention paid to the plight of farmworkers, small farmers, healthcare workers and food chain workers. Unfortunately, other impacts of the pandemic are quite negative, in fact catastrophic: massive infections and deaths, widespread anxiety and fear, extreme political polarization and economic meltdown, including a massive number of bankruptcies of small businesses, with 40 million workers unemployed in the U.S. alone. In addition, the federal government, led by the White House and Senate Republicans, abetted by corporate Democrats, has relaxed pollution, environmental and food ...
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Alderman seeks assurances Home Depot won’t discriminate against immigrants after sign was posted at a Chicago store asking for US ID cards for returns 29.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
A Northwest Side alderman is seeking assurances from Home Depot that the hardware giant isn’t discriminating against immigrants after a sign was posted in a store near his ward saying people returning products would need to show U.S. ID cards. The sign in the Brickyard Home Depot store in the Montclare neighborhood read “When returning items, please have a valid United States ID ready only, foreign identification is no longer accepted. Thank you for your patronage!”
'This country doesn't help you. You help yourself': China's rural migrants struggle with no work 29.5.2020 L.A. Times - World News

As China's outbreak eases, migrants are bearing the brunt of the lockdown's economic cost

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These lenders didn't make it easier to find homeowner relief, watchdog says 28.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Millions of homeowners eligible for relief under the CARES Act were provided confusing information by more than two dozen banks, a watchdog has found.

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Trump expected to sign order on social media 28.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Stepping up his fight with Twitter, Trump is expected to sign an order that could open the door for lawsuits against social media companies.

O.C. company profited off fake coronavirus tests, prosecutors say 28.5.2020 LA Times: Health

A Huntington Beach company falsely promised buyers an FDA-approved coronavirus home testing kit with results in 10 minutes, L.A. city attorney says.

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Huntington Beach company profited off fake coronavirus tests, prosecutors say 28.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Wellness Matrix Group falsely promised buyers an FDA-approved coronavirus home testing kit with results in 10 minutes, L.A. city attorney says.

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Family separation returns under cover of the coronavirus 27.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Three children are fighting government efforts to take them from their father and deport them to El Salvador to no one. They're far from alone.

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Officials express cautious optimism ahead of reopening plan’s next phase as COVID-19 hospitalizations drop to 6-week low 27.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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More rain, more floods, more often. Why wet basements and swollen rivers are becoming the new spring reality for Illinois. 22.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
As Illinois grapples with widespread flooding, one thing is for sure: 'It’s gonna happen again.'
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The Spot: Gov. Polis’ lifeline to ballot campaigns, weaponized public records and the legislature reconvenes 22.5.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
It’s hard to understate the significance of the governor’s recent executive order to allow ballot petitioners to collect signatures online and through the mail.
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Residents say they are being kept in the dark about COVID-19 as nearly 90 deaths are recorded at low-income housing in Chicago. ‘This is dangerous.' 21.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Tribune investigation finds residents at subsidized housing across Chicago have been told little about COVID-19 cases where they live.
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Tested positive for COVID-19? Police might know when they show up at your house. 21.5.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
If you’ve tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the Denver region, your home address might have been handed over to an emergency dispatch center and flagged for law enforcement as an infection site.
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduces new tenant eviction rules, advocates say they don’t do enough to protect Chicago renters 20.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Mayor Lori Lightfoot is moving ahead with an ordinance to require more notice and in some cases payments to renters from landlords who are evicting them, despite some progressive aldermen saying the measure doesn’t go nearly as far as the tenant protections housing advocates have been trying to negotiate with the administration.
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L.A. uneasy about order to move homeless people from freeways. 'There's ethical issues' 20.5.2020 LA Times: Health

A federal judge has ordered L.A. to move homeless people away from freeways. Mayor Garcetti says he worries it will lead to confrontations with police.

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Denver District Court judge dismisses lawsuit on Colorado red flag gun law 20.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
A Denver District Court judge dismissed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging how Colorado's controversial Red Flag gun law was passed.
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Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s first year in office was filled with big moments and tough decisions. Then the coronavirus ‘changed everything.’ 19.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
During a wide-ranging interview in her City Hall office to mark the anniversary of Lori Lightfoot becoming Chicago’s first black woman and openly gay mayor, she told the Tribune the coronavirus pandemic “changed everything.” “Our lives will be defined by the moments that we’re living right now,” Lightfoot said.
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Policy News: May 18, 2020 19.5.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: Pandemic Response House Legislation Includes Funding for Science, Wildlife Disease The latest coronavirus bill includes $125 million for NSF. Webinar: Invasive Species Policy and COVID-19 Speakers will explore how ecological research can inform policy and contribute knowledge to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive species. National Science Board Unveils Visions 2030 ...
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