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Researcher seeks to protect where the wild things walk 21.11.2017 Environmental News Network
UBC research is paving the way for a route that will serve as a pilot project to protect green space and allow wildlife to move throughout the Okanagan Valley.Kelowna was identified in the 2016 Stats Canada census as one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada. With growth comes development and UBC Professor Lael Parrott says the region is in danger of fragmenting low-elevation ecosystems and losing the habitat and movement routes needed by wildlife, especially on the east side of Okanagan Lake.
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We Saw Puerto Rico's Struggle to Survive 21.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The current political climate is hostile to real accountability. Help us keep lawmakers and corporations in check -- support the independent journalism at Truthout today! Almost two months after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, the island is adjusting to a new reality. As one activist we met put it, Hurricane Maria ripped the leaves off the trees -- and also ripped away the thin veil that barely concealed widespread poverty and immiseration. The first few weeks after the storm were a period in which people worked just to ensure the safety of their families, comrades and loved ones, using alternative methods of communication to reach people in different areas. With very little support from the government, people pooled their resources to clean out their homes and try to salvage what was salvageable. As of mid-November , about two-thirds of the island's residents remained without electricity. Although authorities are promising to restore power to 95 percent of residents by mid-December, attempts to ...
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Can the NAACP save itself? With viral protests and new leadership, a storied group tries to reinvent 21.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

When the most prominent African American civil rights group recently issued a nationwide warning against flying on American Airlines, it was a surprising move for an organization known more for slow-moving lawsuits than public confrontation with major corporations.

Leaders of the National Assn....

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Open Government Reforms Accelerate Action on Climate and Sustainable Development 21.11.2017 WRI Stories
Open Government Reforms Accelerate Action on Climate and Sustainable Development Comments|Add Comment|PrintOpen government makes it easier for Costa Ricans to participate in decisionmaking. Flickr/WRI People around the world are contending with impacts long predicted to arise from climate change: monster hurricanes, deadly droughts and unprecedented flooding. This year's spate of climate-related disasters unraveled hard-won development gains and underscored the urgent need to deliver the Paris... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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This Isn’t Over Yet. The Keystone Pipeline Can Still Be Stopped. 21.11.2017 Mother Jones
The Nebraska Public Service Commission removed a major regulatory roadblock to the construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Monday.  Though that might seem like the final judgement in the nine-year battle waged by the US environmental movement against it, nothing about the fate of the once-dead, then-revived pipeline has ever been certain. Even though the commission approved the […]
Thinking Big by Burning Small 20.11.2017 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
A recent paper by scientists from Wits University in South Africa shows how creative fire management can increase habitat for wildebeest and other grazing animals in national parks.
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Mismanagement, Fraud and Worker Abuse at Charter Schools Are Driving School Staff to Unionize 20.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Unionized teachers with ASPIRA charter school network rally outside an ASPIRA high school to convince the company's management to come to terms on a contract on March 9, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) Charter school teachers and staff are increasingly seeking union representation. Issues such as job security, salary, benefits and decent working hours have been catalysts driving collective bargaining efforts. Pro-union workers also want a larger say in decisions impacting school management and measures of student learning. Unionized teachers with ASPIRA charter school network rally outside an ASPIRA high school to convince the company's management to come to terms on a contract on March 9, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) Grassroots, not-for-profit news is rare -- and Truthout's very existence depends on donations from readers. Will you help us publish more stories like this one? Make a one-time or monthly donation by clicking here. Nearly 30 ...
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France wrestles with the line between seduction, harassment 19.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Seduction is a profound part of our national identity ... the culture of the 'French lover' and the 'French kiss' is in danger because of political correctness," said a French writer.
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Imagining a New Social Order: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin in Conversation 19.11.2017 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) In a time of deep political, social and economic uncertainty for everyone (except the ultra-rich), Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin provide some theoretical and practical guidance for the left. This Truthout interview is an effort to help reimagine a realistic social order in an age when the old order is dying but the new has yet to be born. Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! We live in an age of illegitimate neoliberal hegemony and soaring political uncertainty. The evidence is all around: citizen disillusionment over mainstream political parties and the traditional conservative-liberal divide, massive inequality, ...
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Jesse Jackson's decades in public eye shaped by many roles 19.11.2017 AP National
CHICAGO (AP) -- For more than 50 years, the Rev. Jesse Jackson has been in the public eye as an activist, a two-time presidential candidate and a guiding force in the modern civil rights movement....
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Stop Cutting Down Trees. Cities Need Birds to Eat Gross Bugs that Transmit Disease. 19.11.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  A grove of five or six mature trees, some of them rising more than 50 feet into the air, once grew on a lot abutting our East Boston yard. In the summer, they shaded the cluster of five townhouses that wrapped around […]
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Roy Moore stands with homophobic supporters 19.11.2017 Philly.com News
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies.
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These Philly schoolkids marched against injustice 50 years ago, and police responded with nightsticks. Today, they inspire a new generation 18.11.2017 Philly.com News
"The clubs were going in every direction," said an adult organizer of the walkout to bring reforms and more awareness of black students' concerns. Then-Police Commissioner Frank Rizzo ordered more than 100 men in full riot gear to charge students who had been largely peaceful. "The kids were helpless."
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On the Ground: “Win A Trip with Nick Kristof” 2018 Contest Rules 18.11.2017 NY Times: Editorials
Apply to win a reporting trip to the developing world.
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Virginia Tech works to protect Africa's crops against invasive pests 17.11.2017 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
As invasive and indigenous insect pests continue to wreak havoc on crops across Africa, a Virginia Tech-led project is intensifying its work to coordinate a response that looks beyond geographic and financial barriers.Stopping crop losses requires working across borders, said Muni Muniappan, director of the Virginia Tech-led Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Integrated Pest Management. “Fighting these pests in just a few of these countries is futile, because it will continue to thrive in the countries where we are not working,” he said.
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The Daily 202: How EPA chief Scott Pruitt wants to redefine ‘environmentalism’ 17.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
In an interview, Pruitt explains why he wants to partner with the businesses he regulates.
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Federal judge rebukes St. Louis police for tactics used on protesters after ex-officer's acquittal 17.11.2017 Washington Post
Federal judge rebukes St. Louis police for tactics used on protesters after ex-officer's acquittal
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Philly just lost one of its three monuments to women. Let's build five more | Conrad Benner 17.11.2017 Philly.com News
Although the city of Philadelphia is home to over 1,500 public sculptures, there are only two that celebrate the life of a real, historical woman.
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Denver comedy scene roiled over growing harassment, intimidation allegations 17.11.2017 Denver Post: Entertainment
Denver's comedy scene has been roiled in recent weeks by a growing number of female performers alleging incidents of sexual harassment and discrimination at some of the city's best-known venues.
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How Democratic Socialists Worked With Sanders's and Other Grassroots Groups to Sweep November's Elections 16.11.2017 Truthout - All Articles
How did 15 of the candidates endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) win at so many levels of government this November? Deputy Director David Duhalde explains how DSA's strategy of supporting candidates endorsed at the grassroots level by autonomous chapters or groups like Sanders's Our Revolution and the Socialist Alternative paid off, and DSA's plans for 2018. Lee Carter, a socialist who won a seat during this year's elections in the Virginia House of Delegates for the 50th District, poses on November 9, 2017, in Manassas, Virginia. (Photo: Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images) Grassroots, not-for-profit news is rare -- and Truthout's very existence depends on donations from readers. Will you help us publish more stories like this one? Make a one-time or monthly donation by clicking here. Welcome to Interviews for Resistance. We're now several months into the Trump administration, and activists have scored some important victories in those months. Yet there is always more to be done, ...
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