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Why Should Governments Refill the Green Climate Fund's Coffers? 22.2.2019 WRI Stories
Why Should Governments Refill the Green Climate Fund's Coffers? Comments|Add Comment|PrintA new solar project funded by the GCF will provide energy to Central Mongolia. Flickr/Daniela Hartmann Last month, a 10-megawatt solar plant went online in Sumber Soum, in central Mongolia. New solar plant inaugurations may be commonplace in many parts of the world, but in Mongolia, this was a noteworthy development. The country of 3 million people has traditionally relied heavily on coal-fired... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Two Decades Ago, He Blocked Abortion Clinics and Dodged Police. Now He’s Helping Wage Trump’s War on Reproductive Rights. 22.2.2019 Mother Jones
One November afternoon in 1998, about 20 anti-abortion protestors gathered outside a minister’s home on a quiet, tree-lined street in a Madison, Wisconsin suburb. Among them was 23-year-old Matt Bowman, a recent college graduate who had come to town the year before to join a pro-life group, hoisting a large picture of a dismembered fetus […]
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Venezuela has seen major protests before. Why is this moment different? 22.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Since he took office in 2013 after the death of mentor Hugo Chavez, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has withstood myriad anti-government protests, which have resulted in hundreds of deaths and thousands of arrests in violent clashes with police.

There have been more than 48,900 anti-government...

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Walmart Baby Saving's Days: Deals, Participating Stores 22.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Walmart Baby Savings Day deals are also available online.
Denver thrift store donations on the rise as homeowners take Marie Kondo’s advice to heart 22.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Places like Peak Thrift in Denver are reaping the benefits of the Marie Kondo tidiness movement.
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Paul Dewar's motto was 'faith is political' 21.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Dennis Gruending Paul Dewar, the much loved and respected former Ottawa MP, died of cancer on February 6, 2019. Ten years earlier he spoke at a night class that I taught to middle-aged and older adults. Paul was raised in a political home and his parents were staunch Catholics, although he and his partner Julia Sneyd later attended at a United Church. I posted a piece on my blog in 2009 about Paul's appearance in my class, and am reposting it here. Faith is political You cannot be a person of faith without being political, says Paul Dewar, the New Democratic Party MP for Ottawa Centre. In early 2009, Dewar spoke to my Faith and Public Life class at the Ottawa School of Theology and Spirituality. "Faith and politics are congruent and we have no option but to be political if we are going to live the gospel," Dewar said. "We have to constantly question what the Christian message is, and we can never stop trying to change the way things are in society." Dewar added that for him the word "political" includes ...
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Climate solutions depend on rare earths. Here's how they can be sourced responsibly 21.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
These elements are necessary for solar energy, wind energy and electric vehicles — and so is the way we secure them.
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University task force recommends removing the names of Coffman and others from Twin Cities campuses 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The task force cited four buildings in the Twin Cities named for former officials found to have supported discriminatory policies at the university.
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On the beer: how Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is adding sustainability into the beverage industry 20.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
One part flavor, one part hops, one part innovation.
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Policy News: February 19, 2019 20.2.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: ESA Selects Graduate Student Policy Award Winners Ten graduate students will travel to Washington, DC to receive policy and communication training and meet with lawmakers. Democrats Introduce the “Green New Deal” in House and Senate A sweeping and aspiration resolutions could be a major element of debate heading into 2020 presidential season. ...
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Ramping Up Governance of the Global Environmental Commons: What do Theory and History Tell Us? 19.2.2019 WRI Stories
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The Green New Deal would boost the restoration economy. What does that mean? 19.2.2019 GreenBiz.com
Few are paying attention to a thriving $25 billion economy that's already supporting more than 200,000 jobs outside of renewable energy. These 11 points clear up misconceptions and myths.
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A loan program was set up to boost energy efficiency. Instead, it's being used to build 'granny flats' 17.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As stories piled up of homeowners being smooth-talked into taking home improvement loans they couldn’t afford, defenders of the PACE program cited its safety features.

The loans could be used only for environmentally friendly and safety projects, they noted. And money couldn’t be issued until projects...

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Poll: Likely 2020 Voters Support Parts of Green New Deal, Despite Concerns Over the Cost 16.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A majority of likely 2020 voters support key aspects of a Green New Deal even when faced with potential costs and downsides, but strict regulations to decarbonize the nation’s top polluters could trigger a backlash, according to a new poll from proponents […]
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Mahershala Ali's 45th Birthday: His Best Roles 16.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor for 'Moonlight', making him the first Muslim to triumph in any acting category at the Oscars.
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This city told Amazon and Google: No incentives for you 16.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Amazon canceled plans for a New York City Headquarter after meeting stiff opposition over big tax breaks and other incentives. A California mayor refused to offer similar incentives but landed Google anyway.
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Fortuna Silver mine opposed by community of Santa Carina Minas in Oaxaca, Mexico 15.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson In November 2018, Peace Brigades International-Canada brought two human rights defenders from Mexico to share their concerns about the intentions and impacts of Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines in the south-eastern state of Oaxaca. Salvador Martínez Arellanes and Neftalí Reyes Méndez visited Toronto and Ottawa with firsthand information and updates about the concerns being expressed by the residents of Santa Catarina Minas, a community in the Central Valleys Region of Oaxaca. Martinez Arellanes is an Indigenous leader from Santa Carina Minas, while Reyes Méndez is with the Oaxacan Territorial Defense Collective and EDUCA, a non-governmental organization based in the city of Oaxaca that promotes justice, equality and social participation. Virry Schaafsma, the Mexico City-based Advocacy Coordinator for Peace Brigades International – Mexico Project , travelled with them to Canada. Large parts of the territory in Oaxaca have been granted to Fortuna Silver without the consent of local ...
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Women's Memorial March continues to demonstrate resilience and a call for justice 15.2.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Women's Memorial March continues to demonstrate resilience and a call for justice
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Police Accused of 'Collusion' with Far-Right Group 15.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
One exchange appeared to show Niiya advising Gibson about how to help Patriot Prayer member Tusitala "Tiny" Toese avoid arrest.
After Battling Organized Labor, Amazon Says Goodbye to Its New York Plans 15.2.2019 Mother Jones
When Amazon announced in November that it would be opening an east coast headquarters in New York City, employees began snatching up million-dollar condos in Queens’ Long Island City neighborhood, where construction was slated. But those employees might be left with buyer’s remorse this Valentine’s Day. After mounting pressure from progressive groups, labor organizers, and some city […]
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