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Both Parties Used to Love the Carbon Tax. So Why Are They Giving up on It? 26.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It was a cold February day in Salem, Oregon, and Republican state senators were fleeing the capitol. It was weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the country and kept Americans huddled inside. So members of Oregon’s legislature were […]
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California Shows How the U.S. Can Reduce Transport Emissions 25.9.2020 WRI Stories
California Shows How the U.S. Can Reduce Transport Emissions Comments|Add Comment|PrintCalifornia traffic jam. Photo by chrisinphilly5448/Flickr California will require that all new passenger cars and trucks sold in the state be emissions free by 2035—a move that is expected lead to more than a 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and an 80% cut in nitrogen oxide emissions. While more than a dozen countries have set out targets banning the sale of gas guzzling cars, California is the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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California Is Showing How the U.S. Can Reduce Emissions from the Transportation Sector 25.9.2020 WRI Stories
California Is Showing How the U.S. Can Reduce Emissions from the Transportation Sector Comments|Add Comment|PrintCalifornia traffic jam. Photo by chrisinphilly5448/Flickr California will require that all new passenger cars and trucks sold in the state be emissions free by 2035—a move that is expected lead to more than a 35% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and an 80% cut in nitrogen oxide emissions. While more than a dozen countries have set out targets banning the sale of gas... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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‘Nobody knew how to handle this situation’: How COVID-19 decimated Illinois nursing homes, exposed government flaws and left families in frustrating limbo 25.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Six months into the pandemic, the new virus has infected more than 28,000 Illinois long-term care residents and killed more than 4,000.
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Orange County school reopenings: joy, anxiety and gallons of hand sanitizer 24.9.2020 LA Times: Health

Thousands of Orange County students are headed back to school this week amid both celebrations and deep safety concerns among teachers, parents and students.

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Op-Ed: One water district is trying to make sure agriculture cleans up its own mess 24.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

In the Salinas and Santa Maria valleys, farmers may finally be fined if they don't restrict the nitrate seeping into the region's groundwater.

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Here is Newsom's plan to allow only zero-emissions car sales in California by 2035 24.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

Here are the key points of Gov. Gavin Newsom's plan to allow only zero-emissions car sales in California by 2035.

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Lack of Key Considerations in FDA Food Chemical Safety Process Leaves Consumers at Risk of Chronic Diseases 23.9.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Lack of Key Considerations in FDA Food Chemical Safety Process Leaves Consumers at Risk of Chronic Diseases
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FDA’s Failure on Food Chemical Safety Leaves Consumers at Risk of Chronic Diseases 23.9.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director and Maricel Maffini, Ph.D., Consultant More than 60 years ago, Congress enacted legislation requiring the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the food industry to evaluate the cumulative effects of substances in the diet that have related health impacts when assessing the safety of chemical additives. In our decade of analyzing FDA […]
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The luxury air business is booming — as many Californians struggle to breathe 23.9.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Wealthy consumers are spending big on air filtration systems for their homes and cars as COVID-19 and wildfires rage.

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Cook County Health officials send Board of Commissioners $3.4B budget plan as pandemic shortfall looms: ‘We’re looking at a compromise here, no question’ 23.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Cook County Health’s board of directors sent the county’s Board of Commissioners its preliminary $3.4 billion 2021 budget plan this week that would enact cuts across departments aimed at closing a projected $187 million deficit. In an 8-3 vote, with one director absent, the health system’s board on Monday approved its budget recommendation, despite discord over how much additional tax revenue Cook County should provide the health system. The proposal, which includes slightly more revenue funding from the county, but less than what system officials previously requested, heads to the county board for further consideration.
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Coming Soon: Trump EPA is Expected to Sign a Final “Air Toxics Loophole” That Will Increase Public Health Risk 23.9.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is expected to soon sign a final rule creating an “Air Toxics Loophole” in the Clean Air Act. That loophole would allow large industrial facilities nationwide to avoid complying with rigorous limits on hazardous air pollutants such as benzene and mercury. EPA’s own analysis indicates that this radical new policy would […]
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Justice Ginsburg’s Legacy Protects Millions Afflicted by Climate and Air Pollution 22.9.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Justice Ginsburg’s Legacy Protects Millions Afflicted by Climate and Air Pollution
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Innovation Bill Would Reduce Climate Pollution 22.9.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Innovation Bill Would Reduce Climate Pollution
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How is Little Saigon curbing coronavirus? By respecting elders, authorities and masks 22.9.2020 LA Times: Health

The low numbers of COVID-19 cases in Orange County's Little Saigon are tied to cultural habits and consistent behavior.

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Discount Mall vendors ally with young activists to fight displacement in Little Village: ‘This is not just a mall, this is our culture’ 21.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Discount Mall vendors and young activists fear redevelopment will erase the Mexican culture of Little Village.
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4 Priorities for Climate Action and Social Equity in the COVID-19 Recovery 21.9.2020 THE CITY FIX
The COVID-19 crisis has shown how deep inequalities make society as a whole more vulnerable – providing important lessons for building resilience in an era of climate change. The people most exposed to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic ...
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California was choked by wildfire smoke. How bad is it for our health? 19.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

For weeks, millions of Californians were smothered by smoke from wildfires. Many worry about long-term health impacts.

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San Diego County schools will lose their chance to reopen if county falls to lowest tier 19.9.2020 LA Times: Health

Schools that already are open will not be forced to close if the county falls to the purple tier.

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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,120 new known COVID-19 cases reported as Gov. Pritzker says bars and indoor dining can return in Will and Kankakee counties as positivity rate falls 18.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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