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Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
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Op-Ed: New rules from the Trump administration will hurt El Paso shooting victims 23.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Immigrants, including some of the El Paso shooting victims, already have less access to healthcare, and new rules will worsen the situation.

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Vaccine opponents accuse Colorado of “running a big phishing scam” with exemption forms 23.8.2019 Denver Post: Local
A group of Colorado parents is fighting a vaccine exemption rule change not because they're opposed to vaccinations -- though they are -- but rather because of concerns about the privacy of their family's personal information.
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Op-Ed: Banning people from living in homeless encampments isn't a cruel and unusual punishment 23.8.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The 9th Circuit court ruling striking down anti-camping ordinances will harm the very people it purports to protect.

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Op-Ed: Smartphones ushered in a toxic high school trend — the death of reading 23.8.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In the 1970s, teens read three times as many books as they do today. A high school teacher laments the rise of the cellphone and the death of reading.

A Dangerous New Form of Climate Denialism Is Making the Rounds | Opinion 22.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Finally, we agree that climate change exists. But now this, Senator Rubio?
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Juul’s Campaign to Raise the Tobacco Age Is More Complicated Than It Seems 22.8.2019 Mother Jones
On July 25, Juul, the $38 billion e-cigarette company, appeared before the United States House Oversight Committee to explain its role in youth nicotine addiction. Juul presented itself as a steward of public health before Congress. “Our incentive is to help [smokers] achieve their goal of transitioning from cigarettes,” said James Monsees, a co-founder of […]
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Notre Dame repair crews are back to work, but Paris' lead concerns remain 21.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Environmental and labor groups complain the cleanup should have begun sooner, and they are concerned about health risks in Paris.
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Column: The 10 worst things Trump has done to harm your healthcare 21.8.2019 LA Times: Health

We've compiled a list of the 10 worst Trump actions on healthcare so the cumulative impact is clearer.

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Air Pollution Linked to Mental Disorders Including Depression 20.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Scientists looked at data on millions of people to learn more about air pollution and mental health.
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“God Told Me to Fight”—Inside the Battle to Stop Another Petrochemical Plant in “Cancer Alley” 20.8.2019 Mother Jones
Sharon Lavigne has lived all of her 67 years in St. James Parish, Louisiana. She can tell you about a time when the fig and pecan trees in her neighborhood produced plenty to eat and sell, and when her grandfather caught fish and shrimp in the Mississippi River. The land and the water surrounding it […]
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An Ebola Doctor Explains the Good News and Bad News of the New Treatment Breakthrough 19.8.2019 Mother Jones
Congo’s health ministry said Friday that the second-largest Ebola outbreak has spread to a third province in the country. The latest cases identified in South Kivu province follow deaths from Ebola in the city of Goma, a major transportation hub in North Kivu province. Dr. Margaret Harris, from the World Health Organization’s Ebola response team, […]
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Column: I took the contents of my blue bin to the recycling center. Here's what I learned 17.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

What can be recycled in Los Angeles? Some plastic, all glass, most paper, but not your garden hose.

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Getting shot by police is a leading cause of death for black men in America 16.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

About 1 in 1,000 black men and boys in America can expect to die at the hands of police. That risk is 2.5 times higher than for white men, new research shows.

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Op-Ed: Should you be worried about Ebola? It depends on where you live 16.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

People who contract Ebola are three to four times less likely to die from it if they are treated in a high-income country such as the United States rather than in places like Congo or western Africa.

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Minnesota agency asks Water Gremlin to halt some work after new contamination discovered 16.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The troubled manufacturer paid $7 million earlier this year over air permit violations.
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Denver Water proposes innovative plan to remove an estimated 75,000 lead service lines in 15 years 16.8.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Lindsay McCormick, is a Program Manager. Tom Neltner, J.D., is the Chemicals Policy Director. Yesterday, Denver Water’s board approved its proposed “Lead Reduction Program Plan” to fully replace the estimated 75,000 lead service lines (LSLs) in their system within 15 years.  The plan is an innovative solution that will remove the primary source of lead within Denver […]
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Baltimore's Reinvention Can Start Right Now. But What Would Success Be? | Opinion 15.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Any criteria for success must focus on the lives of Baltimoreans.
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By the numbers: Colorado Zero Emission Vehicle Program will cut climate pollution and save Coloradans money 15.8.2019 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
(This post was written by EDF  Attorney Laura Shields)  The numbers are in for Colorado’s proposed Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program – it will cut climate pollution and save Coloradans millions of dollars. This week, the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission is formally considering adoption of the ZEV program for model year 2023 through 2025 […]
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Opinion: Andrew Yang on gun violence, the decline of the American worker and 'freedom dividends' 15.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Andrew Yang, a tech entrepreneur running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, met recently with members of the Los Angeles Times editorial board to discuss his candidacy.

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How bad is Pakistan's plastic bag problem? See for yourself 14.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Prime Minister Imran Khan's ban on plastic bags in Pakistan goes into effect on Aug. 14. Environmentalists say it's a good idea — but argue that the plan is flawed.
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