User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Independent
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
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Could indoor air quality become part of the post coronavirus playbook? 15.5.2020 GreenBiz.com
Could indoor air quality become part of the post coronavirus playbook? Joe Snider Fri, 05/15/2020 - 01:29 Here is what we know, or think we know, about COVID-19: it can spread through the air. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , it is thought that the COVID-19 virus can spread "through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes or talks." According to a news release from the National Institutes of Health on March 17, these respiratory droplets seem to be detectable in the air for as long as three hours. Here is what we also know about hospital buildings and the way they are designed: Ventilation is an important aspect for the design of medical facilities, embraced to prevent the spread of airborne disease. As engineer Gregory Hudson notes in his article " Ventilation Strategies for Healthcare Facilities ," "Appropriate ventilation, when properly applied and designed, can limit the spread of airborne pathogens throughout a healthcare ...
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Clean trucks are more important than ever 5.5.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Cleaning up air pollution drives economic growth.
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Are we prepared for the next big crisis? 5.5.2020 GreenBiz.com
The next major crisis facing the American people may be larger than the current pandemic. Here are five steps to take.
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In their words: How Westerners are weathering the pandemic 17.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
From feeling hopeful to anxious to resilient, people across the West offer a look into their communities.
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Park closures have unequal costs 16.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
As we limit outdoor access, consider the impact on underrepresented communities.
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Here are 4 ways cities are coping with the effects of COVID-19 15.4.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Cities — from Wuhan in China to New York in the United States — have been at the front lines of the novel coronavirus crisis and will be in the same position for future crises.
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Hip hop can bring green issues to communities of color 13.4.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The environmental movement largely has failed to connect with people of color and marginalized urban communities. By confronting issues from contaminated water to climate change, hip hop music can help bridge that divide and bring home the realities of environmental injustice.
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Dyper and TerraCycle make composting diapers accessible 10.4.2020 GreenBiz.com
Leaders from the two companies hope others will be inspired to do more to reuse or compost their products.
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Public health workers innovate around social distancing guidelines 9.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Outreach to immigrant communities moves to Facebook and phones, as roving mobile health programs deliver food and medicine.
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Air pollution and COVID-19 could be a dangerous cocktail 3.4.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Pollution already makes breathing harder for some. Will the pandemic follow similar patterns?
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The growing movement to help farmers reduce pollution and make a profit 2.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
In Pennsylvania, an innovative program is showing farmers how to plant cash crops in buffer zones to help stabilize stream banks and clean up waterways.
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Trump’s EPA halts environmental law enforcement during coronavirus pandemic 31.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
The decision has caused an uproar among former agency officials.
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How the U.S. was caught ill-prepared for coronavirus 19.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
While experts say the president’s response has contributed to the crisis, the public health care system suffers from decades of underfunding.
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In Washington, COVID-19 quarantine plans disrespect communities of color 13.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
‘In the end, among the most lasting symptoms of COVID-19 will be the layers of inequity it exposed in our society.’
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Beauty products can be more toxic for women of color — it's time to change that 12.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We should applaud the growing number of safer product commitments from retailers. But we need to ensure improvements happen across the entire beauty aisle.
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Adapting to fire: How cities can enhance resilience with distributed energy 10.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Solar-plus-storage and microgrids are among the powerful tools to help cities withstand nature disasters.
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Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac: 'Every day is a chance that will not come again' 7.3.2020 GreenBiz.com
As the U.N. negotiators behind the Paris Agreement, Figueres and Rivett-Carnac have done a lot of work together. We caught up with them about their latest collaboration, a book called "The Future We Choose: Surviving the Climate Crisis."
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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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Thirsty crops and vulnerable families vie for California’s precious water 4.3.2020 High Country News Most Recent
Farmers are pumping until residential wells run dry in the Central Valley.
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General Motors, International Paper name their first CSOs 3.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Plus a new 'ClimateVoice' seeks to pump up the volume on climate policy in business.
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