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Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
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‘Crime against humanity’: passionate parents speak out against vaccine bill 25.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Hundreds of parents lined the corridors of the state Capitol on Wednesday, alternatively pleading and demanding that lawmakers reject a bill that would tighten the state’s school immunization law.

The emotional testimony on the controversial bill comes as a measles outbreak has put public health...

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43 Percent of Americans Exposed to Unhealthy Air 25.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The study noted that more than 6.2 million people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and 2.5 million children with asthma lived in counties with unhealthy air.
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Can California boost home building without supercharging gentrification? 23.4.2019 LA Times: Business

Along a stretch of South Los Angeles near the Expo light rail line, investment dollars are pouring in.

Landlords outfit vacant apartments with stainless-steel appliances to lift rents, flippers list renovated bungalows for sale at twice what they paid. And as long-term tenants are forced out, development...

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California housing bill targeting wealthy cities could rezone nearly all of Palo Alto 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Few California communities have as many trappings of the good life as Palo Alto. The Silicon Valley suburb is home to two of the state’s highest-earning neighborhoods, top-performing public schools and tens of thousands of residents with graduate degrees — plus it neighbors Stanford, one of the...

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Three Earth Day lessons for Green New Deal activists 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In April 1970, about 20 million Americans turned out for the first Earth Day, attending speeches, demonstrations and other community-based events in what the New York Times called “among the most participatory political actions in the nation’s history.”

Nearly 50 years on, the movement spawned...

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At-risk woman with dementia missing, Aurora police say 22.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
An at-risk woman name Diana is missing, Aurora police said Sunday night.
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Colorado’s unannounced air-pollution inspections at oil and gas sites are showing results — yet emissions are up as production increases 21.4.2019 Denver Post: Business
State health inspectors equipped with infrared cameras dropped in unannounced on about 2,000 oil and gas operations across Colorado last year and found leaks of heat-trapping methane and volatile organic gas at 13 percent of those sites -- half the frequency of leaks they detected five years ago.
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Denver removes about 100 people from homeless camp in Five Points, citing public health concerns 19.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The City of Denver removed a group of around 100 homeless people who had settled around the intersection of Broadway, Lawrence and Park Avenue on Wednesday, according to a press release from Denver Homeless Out loud, an organization that advocates for people experiencing homelessness.
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Celebrate Earth Day by opting for style-conscious essentials 18.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Earth Day, which falls on April 22 every year, doesn’t have to be marked with grand gestures. While beach clean-ups, tree plantings and petition signings might be some ways of honoring the day, it’s also a time to think about what you buy and what its origins are.

From bottle-less shampoo to tees...

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Garcetti, in yearly address, stumps for a new tax while pivoting to education 18.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti used his annual State of the City address Wednesday to make an extended sales pitch for Measure EE, a new tax for public schools that faces sharp opposition from the region’s business groups.

Garcetti, who has invested significant political capital into passage of...

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Coming up: Vaccines, public health and personal choice 18.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Measles are making a comeback. Vaccination rates have a lot to do with that. When preventable diseases threaten, is there a way to balance personal choice with public safety?
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L.A. City Council opposes state bill that would lift local zoning rules 17.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For the second year in a row, the Los Angeles City Council has come out against a plan by a San Francisco-based state senator to lift restrictions on higher-density housing near rail stations, major bus routes and areas with high concentrations of jobs.

On a 12 to 0 vote Tuesday, council members...

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Can California Stop Anti-Vaxxers by Going After Their Doctors? 16.4.2019 Mother Jones
When public health officials began investigating a Bay Area measles outbreak last year, the case led them to two boys who were supposed to be medically exempt from vaccinations. But neither of the boys had cancer, nor were they recent transplant recipients, nor did they have any number of medical concerns that would make inoculation […]
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Single-engine plane crashes at Centennial Airport, no injuries reported 16.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
A single-engine aircraft crashed at Centennial Airport Tuesday morning, Centennial Airport said in a tweet.
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“Sexual playthings”: Former employees say Anadarko’s Denver office had toxic culture 16.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Interviews with six former employees of Anadarko's Denver office paint a detailed picture of a place where life can be particularly difficult for women. The ex-employees spoke on condition of anonymity because they still have dealings with Anadarko or aren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
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A California Lawmaker Has a Plan to Prevent Shady Doctors From Helping Parents Get Out of Vaccinating Their Kids 16.4.2019 Mother Jones
When public health officials began investigating a Bay Area measles outbreak last year, the case led them to two boys who were supposed to be medically exempt from vaccinations. But neither of the boys had cancer, nor were they recent transplant recipients, nor did they have any number of medical concerns that would make inoculation […]
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Trump Admin Wants to Put Mercury Back in Our Air and Water 12.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Trump Admin Wants to Put Mercury Back in Our Air and Water
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Checkup Denver: Youth suicide, oil and gas pollution and other health news 12.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
It's been a tough two weeks covering health. Many of my stories lately have focused on teen suicides, which are on the rise across the state. It's a topic The Denver Post cares about and will continue to cover deeply. But to do so we need to hear from our readers about how the mental health crisis is affecting them.
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Denver City Council District 11 candidate Q&A 12.4.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Denver City Council District 11 race features Christine M. Alonzo and Stacie Gilmore.
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United Nations Special Rapporteur on toxins to visit Canada 11.4.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Brent Patterson Baskut Tuncak, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the implications for human rights of the environmentally sound management and disposal of hazardous substances and wastes, will conduct an official country visit to Canada this coming May 24 to June 5. The Special Rapporteur's call for submissions notes, "In addition to the cases within Canada, the Special Rapporteur is also interested in cases concerning activities of Canadian businesses operating abroad." In both instances, this would include the impact of the "exposure to hazardous substances and wastes" on Indigenous peoples. In this country, there is notably the example of the Mount Polley tailings dam disaster in August 2014 that released 25 million cubic metres of mining waste -- containing toxins like arsenic, mercury, selenium, lead and copper -- into nearby lakes and rivers on the territory of the Xat'sull (Soda Creek) First Nation in British Columbia. There are numerous other examples that could be highlighted ...
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