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Trump’s ACE Rule May Especially Harm Vulnerable Communities 17.9.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
(This post was co-authored by EDF intern Laura Supple) The Trump administration’s latest attack on clean air protections may cause the greatest harm to the most vulnerable communities – according to EPA’s own projections. In June, the Trump administration repealed the Clean Power Plan – America’s first and only nationwide limit on carbon pollution from […]
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Environmental Groups Sue Trump Administration Over 'Head-in-the-sand' Approach to Protecting Endangered Species 23.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Earlier this month, the Trump administration finalized changes to a set of regulations which would diminish the protections afforded to threatened species.
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Anti-Immigration White Supremacy Has Deep Roots in the Environmental Movement 19.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The environmentalist, white nationalist, and influential anti-immigration activist John Tanton died less than three weeks before the El Paso shooting. Tanton lived to see his movement shape much of modern US immigration policy, but not this latest […]
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Federal Lands Are Becoming Tribal Lands Again 17.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The smell of scorched soil and burnt wood filled the air. Michael Rondeau, CEO of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, looked over the damage, clad in forest-green pants and a lemon-yellow jacket […]
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Is grass-fed beef really better for the planet? Here's the science 13.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
There are many elements to consider: climate, animal welfare, greenhouse-gas emissions, land use. And with so many factors at play, sometimes the answer gets complicated.
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The El Paso Manifesto: Where Racism and Eco-Facism Meet 5.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A manifesto posted online shortly before Saturday’s massacre at a Walmart in El Paso that the suspected shooter may have written blamed immigrants for hastening the environmental destruction of the United States and proposed genocide as a pathway to ecological sustainability. Filled […]
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Kamala Harris and AOC Just Injected Environmental Justice Into the 2020 Race 30.7.2019 Mother Jones
Senator Kamala Harris was the first candidate to mention the Green New Deal in the first presidential debate, when she corrected NBC moderator Chuck Todd. “I don’t even call it climate change,” she said. “It’s a climate crisis…That is why I support a Green New Deal.” And yet, of the top four presidential candidates, Senator Kamala […]
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Resource depletion is a serious problem, but 'footprint' estimates don't tell us much about it 26.7.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's almost Earth Overshoot Day — and we still are having difficulty measuring the full impact of our consumption.
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Opinion: Jay Inslee on persuading Americans to save ourselves from climate change 25.7.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Washington Governor and 2020 presidential candidate Jay Inslee say down with the Los Angeles Times editorial board to discuss climate change and the coming election.

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Celebrating and Empowering ESA – A Journey Towards Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice 23.7.2019 EcoTone
Kennedy “Ned” Rubert-Nason, University of Maine at Fort Kent; ESA Inclusive Ecology section Teresa Mourad, Ecological Society of America Aramati Casper, Colorado State University; ESA Inclusive Ecology section Zakiya Leggett, North Carolina State University; ESA SEEDS alumna When it comes to diversity, equity, inclusion and justice, knowing that there is a safe space to broach ...
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Vien Truong: business leaders can catalyze environmental justice reform 22.7.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. This episode: How governments, businesses and NGOs can work together toward environmental equity
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Minnesotans protest planned PolyMet mine at Toronto shareholders meeting 27.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The protest outside of the company's annual shareholders meeting came as the company moves closer to beginning construction on the project.
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At fashion's big gathering, calls for inclusivity and circularity 18.6.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Could we work towards a circular fashion system by deepening our understanding of the positive impact realizable on humans across the industry?
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Trump Admin Wants to Erase Thousands of Deaths Due to Air Pollution: Report 21.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
This would not be the first time the Trump administration has tried to change the math in an apparent effort to justify its policy proposals.
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Battles erupt over warehouse jobs as the Legislature moves to curb subsidies 13.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Hundreds of residents packed a church hall in San Bernardino a few weeks ago to hear community leaders rail against a huge new logistics center planned for the town’s airport.

The $200-million air cargo facility, the size of 11 football fields, could eventually generate some 3,800 jobs, garnering...

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Denver City Council District 1 candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council District 1 race features Praj Kulkarni, Victoria R. Aguilar, Sabrina D'Agosta, David Sabados, Mike Somma, Amanda Sandoval and Scott Alan Durrah.
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This Faith Leader Sees Climate Change as a Moral Emergency 6.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Last winter, a few dozen scientists and faith leaders walked into the Archdiocese of Boston headquarters in Braintree, Massachusetts, to talk climate change. The meeting took some time to find its footing—after all, these two camps don’t always speak the same […]
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How the Green New Deal Went From a Grassroots Organizer’s Dream to a Major Talking Point for the Dems 15.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published in Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In the wake of Donald Trump’s 2016 victory, a progressive group called the Justice Democrats jumped into action. If the liberal establishment had failed to keep Trump from power, clearly it was time for some fresh political blood. The group embarked […]
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New Report Identifies Proactive Strategies to Manage California's Renewable Energy Transition 14.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New Report Identifies Proactive Strategies to Manage California's Renewable Energy Transition
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Environmental Racism: Trump Jr. Mocks ‘Racist Air’ 14.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Studies have shown that racial minorities are more likely to be exposed to environmental hazards.
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