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Why diversity in sustainability matters, and what you can do 23.5.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Here's what some are — and aren't — doing to fight whitewashing in the green movement.
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Would firing Scott Pruitt save the EPA? 22.5.2018 Washington Post
Would firing Scott Pruitt save the EPA?
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Karnataka’s blindspots 12.5.2018 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Cases of environmental injustice abound, but Bladensburg isn’t one of them 19.4.2018 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Cases of environmental injustice abound, but Bladensburg isn’t one of them
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How this up-and-coming leader is improving energy equity in Illinois 10.4.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
How this up-and-coming leader is improving energy equity in Illinois
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Court Rules EPA Unlawfully Delayed Environmental Racism Investigations for Decades 6.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Father Phil Schmitter and other advocates from a predominately Black neighborhood in Flint, Michigan filed a civil rights complaint with the EPA more than 20 years before the city became a symbol of environmental racism. The EPA finally completed its investigation into the complaint last year, and only after environmental justice groups took the agency to federal court. Darlene McClendon, 62, at her home in Flint, Michigan, on October 11, 2016. (Photo: Brittany Greeson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images) Exposing the wrongdoing of those in power has never been more important. Support Truthout's independent, investigative journalism by making a donation! A federal court ruled this week that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Civil Rights Act by delaying investigations into environmental discrimination complaints for years, even decades. For plaintiff Phil Schmitter, a priest and social justice activist from Flint, Michigan, the ruling is a bittersweet victory that was a long ...
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U.S. Superfund sites offer lessons for the future 30.3.2018 GreenBiz.com
Superfund sites are being repurposed as recreational areas, renewable energy facilities and more.
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Can we green cities without causing gentrification? 26.3.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
It takes more than parks, cafes and a riverwalk.
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Why economic 'degrowth' is an ethical imperative 24.3.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
The Global North's economy has created a dire global ecological predicament. Now, we must shift to an economy that respects planetary boundaries.
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New Orleans Approves Natural Gas Power Plant Despite Environmental Racism and Climate Concerns 19.3.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Opponents of Entergy's proposed natural gas power plant pack the March 8 New Orleans City Council meeting. (All Photos: © Julie Dermansky) Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. Despite hearing over four hours of public comments mostly in opposition, New Orleans City Council recently approved construction of a $210 million natural gas power plant in a predominantly minority neighborhood. Entergy is proposing to build this massive investment in fossil fuel infrastructure in a city already plagued by the effects of climate change.  Choosing a gas plant over renewable energy options flies in the face of the city's own climate change plan and the mayor's support for the Paris Climate Accord, said several of the plant's opponents at the heated meeting when City Council ultimately voted to approve the plant. "It is not enough to plan for how we will adapt to climate change. We must end our contribution to it," wrote Mayor Mitch Landrieu in the ...
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The Koch Brothers Tried to Spread Fake News in Black Churches. It Did Not Go Well. 16.3.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Rev. Paul Wilson fastens enough buttons on his jacket to stay warm on a chilly fall afternoon but still keep his clergy collar visible. He’s whipping up a crowd of demonstrators in downtown Richmond, Virginia, where they’re waiting to make a short […]
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An Economic Bill of Rights for the 21st Century 5.3.2018 American Prospect
Economic mobility has drastically declined since the 1940s. Unemployment and underemployment are persistent problems, especially for stigmatized groups who are subject to discriminatory exclusion from employment opportunities. In today’s economy, the American dream is just a dream, or worse, a rhetorical device that draws attention away from the economic reality playing out across the country. Despite long-term growth in the nation’s Gross Domestic Product, in real terms middle-income Americans have less than they did 40 years ago . Poverty, especially amongst the most vulnerable in our society—our children—persists at unjust levels. Despite President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty, declared more than 50 years ago, 43.1 million Americans remain in poverty , nearly 20 million of whom live in deep poverty . There’s no question that past policies intended to reduce poverty and inequality have fallen tragically short . It’s time to think big. The rules that govern our economy are working best for far too ...
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Communities in US and Mexico at Risk From Sewage, Pollution and Disease 4.3.2018 Truthout.com
Thanks to reader support, Truthout can deliver the news seven days a week, 365 days a year. Keep independent journalism going strong: Make a tax-deductible donation right now. Imperial Beach, California -- U.S. Border Patrol Agent Christopher Harris steers his truck along the hilly road next to the border fence separating this beach community in the extreme southwest corner of the U.S. from Tijuana, Baja California's largest city. On a late November afternoon, Harris tours three different canyons along the border. At the bottom of each canyon, a ribbon of dark wastewater originates in Tijuana and flows into the wetlands of the Tijuana Slough National Wildlife Refuge on its way to the Pacific Ocean. Drainage to Pacific Tijuana Slough. (Photo: John Dougherty) No one in the United States is certain whether the effluent is coming from Tijuana's failing wastewater-treatment system or if it is illegally dumped in the canyon creek beds in Tijuana. On this day, it flowed through dry creek beds, where Harris says ...
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Scott Pruitt Has Laid Bare the Growing Environmental Schism Within Christianity 4.3.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The New Republic and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Pope Francis sparked a media frenzy in 2015 with the release of his second encyclical, Laudato Si. One of the highest forms of official Catholic Church teaching, the document presented the moral case for tackling climate change on behalf of […]
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Washington coalition to push carbon-pricing ballot measure 2.3.2018 AP Washington
SEATTLE (AP) -- A coalition of environmental, social justice and other groups are moving forward with plans to bring a carbon-pricing ballot measure to Washington voters in November....
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Donald Trump Is No Friend of a Better NAFTA 2.3.2018 American Prospect
  AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File The national flags of Canada, the U.S., and Mexico are seen at the start of NAFTA renegotiations in Washington.  This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  Canada, the United States, and Mexico are deep into the renegotiation of the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement. These talks were precipitated by President Trump, who promised as a candidate to tear up “the worst trade deal ever.” Neither Canada nor Mexico sought to reopen NAFTA. Progressives, particularly those of us who fought NAFTA 1.0 for being a tool for corporate interests, find ourselves somewhat caught. Labor, environmental, and social justice groups obviously do not side with the narrow and xenophobic nationalism of Donald Trump. But we welcome the opportunity for open debate on a disastrous trade deal as a way to either fix it or tear it up and start over. NAFTA accelerated the creation of a precariat in North America, as well as a dramatic ...
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The Global Uprising for a More Equitable and Humane Labor Force 22.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. In We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now, Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor force, speaking with activists and giving grounds for hope. In a world of neoliberal dominance, advocating for fair and deserved worker justice is a challenging task. In this excerpt, Orleck makes the case that workers are rising up around the world to achieve this goal. A demonstrator holds a sign during a protest for higher wages and a union on April 15, 2015, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo: Mark Dixon ) Despite the mass corporate media obsession with Donald Trump's reactionary, vulgar and insulting statements, grassroots activity is becoming more energized in the United States and around the globe. History Professor Annelise Orleck records the movements for a more equitble and humane labor ...
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The missing third party: Corporations and the new social contract 21.2.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
What is a business for? As discontent rises with the side effects of globalization, it's time to reassess.
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In eastern Kentucky, a rural county struggles without a steady supply of clean water 12.2.2018 LA Times: Nation

Across the steep hills and hollows of this remote Appalachian county, many do not trust what flows out of their faucets — if anything flows at all.

Sometimes they get no water. Other times just a trickle. Often, they say, their water is so discolored it resembles milk or Kool-Aid or beer.

“I haven’t...

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Why it's time to align retirement funds with sustainability goals 1.2.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A new push to move employee investments in 401(k)s and pensions to funds with high ESG ratings.
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