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Column: Medicaid work requirements cost millions, achieve nothing -- and may be illegal 15.10.2019 LA Times: Health

The latest bad news for Medicaid work requirement: They are a failure in policy terms (unless the policy goal is to throw people off Medicaid).

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Climate Change Is Killing Your Low-Carb Diet 11.10.2019 Mother Jones
Of all the insults climate change hurls at our food supply—from more severe droughts and floods in key agriculture regions to declining yields of staple crops—the most insidious may involve a steady decline in the quality of all the plants we eat.  That’s the startling message of a growing weight of research led by Irakli […]
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Trump Has No Clue About Homelessness. This California Lawmaker Actually Does. 11.10.2019 Mother Jones
In recent weeks, President Donald Trump has escalated his ongoing feud with California, repeatedly turning his attention and Twitter feed to the state’s homelessness crisis. The administration is reportedly planning a crackdown that may involve moving homeless people in the state to government-backed facilities. After visiting last month, Trump claimed—seemingly without basis—that needles and other trash from San Francisco and […]
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To ensure North Carolina’s Clean Energy Plan succeeds, we must act now 10.10.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
To ensure North Carolina’s Clean Energy Plan succeeds, we must act now
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In waning days as governor, Hickenlooper pitched plan to tackle youth vaping. Polis and lawmakers took a different approach. 10.10.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
A Denver Post review of more than 1,700 pages of emails and documents from the health department, obtained through the Colorado Open Records Act, shows the goal of the executive order was to “build momentum” for comprehensive tobacco-related measures in the state, with the purpose of reducing youth vaping and tobacco use among the broader public.
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Colorado doctor challenges firing by Centura Health over assisted suicide 9.10.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A Colorado doctor fired after trying to help a terminally ill man obtain drugs to end his life has filed an updated lawsuit that challenges her firing by a Christian hospital company.
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In Gorakhpur, India, Citizens Use Nature to Prevent Floods 9.10.2019 WRI Stories
In Gorakhpur, India, Citizens Use Nature to Prevent Floods Comments|Add Comment|PrintWaterlogged housing in Gorakhpur, India. Photo credit: Anna Brown Monsoon season has always brought torrential downpours to Gorakhpur, India, but the city has seen record-breaking rainfall in the last few years. Residents of the northern Indian city often find their streets submerged in water, their houses waterlogged. Stagnant floodwaters have made Gorakhpur a hub for diseases such as dengue fever, malaria and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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In Gorakhpur, India, Citizens Use Nature to Rein in Floods 9.10.2019 THE CITY FIX
Monsoon season has always brought torrential downpours to Gorakhpur, India, but the city has seen record-breaking rainfall in the last few years. Residents of the northern Indian city often find their streets submerged in water, their houses waterlogged. Stagnant floodwaters ...
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Will California say bye to diesel-burning trucks and hello to zero-emissions ones? 9.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A new rule in the state could tackle one of its largest sources of pollution.
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Los Angeles could ban all e-cigarettes and vaping devices 9.10.2019 LA Times: Health

A proposal would prohibit the sale of all e-cigarette and vaping devices until they're deemed safe by the FDA. San Francisco has passed a similar law.

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1,306 U.S. infants were born with syphilis in 2018, even though it's easy to prevent 8.10.2019 LA Times: Science

1,306 U.S. infants were born with syphilis in 2018, even though the disease is easy to prevent. 78 of those babies were stillborn, and 16 died after birth.

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Firefighting foam leaves toxic legacy in Californians' drinking water 8.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Los Angeles Times reviewed hundreds of pages of Pentagon documents and found California has more bases contaminated with the chemicals, known as PFAS, than any other state — at least 21 that exceed federal health guidelines.

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Boulder sheriff investigating death of man found in ditch 8.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
The Boulder County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a man whose body was discovered Monday by workers who were inspecting a ditch line.
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When masculinity turns 'toxic': A gender profile of mass shootings 7.10.2019 LA Times: Health

Men vastly outnumber women as perpetrators of mass shootings. Toxic masculinity is part of the reason why, experts say.

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The Country’s “Most Polluted Air Basin” Braces for a Trump Plan That Will Make Things Worse 6.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by City Lab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Kieshaun White says that he doesn’t like to talk politics when it comes to the environment. He prefers to stick to the data. A year ago, as a high school senior, he launched a network of air-pollution […]
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The L.A. vape shop scene was booming. Those days are over 6.10.2019 LA Times: Business

Vape shops thrived even in the age of Amazon, but now they face an uncertain future amid worries over teen vaping and a mysterious lung ailment.

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Waste work shift: Inside the structural changes in the global waste sector 5.10.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Informal waste workers have long managed the waste of the South, for whom new forms of collectives offer new hope, while the gig economy threatens to de-formalize waste management in the North.
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Lumber Salvaged from Baltimore’s Row Houses and City Trees Creates Jobs and Cuts Wood Waste 5.10.2019 THE CITY FIX
Baltimore, like many post-industrial cities, confronts novel challenges. Once the sixth largest city in the U.S., Baltimore’s population has contracted by more than a third, resulting from a complex suite of factors including job loss, economic decline, and discriminatory policies or housing and lending ...
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Vaping bans are supposed to help. But could they become a 'public health disaster'? 4.10.2019 LA Times: Health

Vaping has now claimed 18 lives, according to the CDC. With multiple cities and states cracking down on e-cigarettes in recent weeks, some public health advocates encouraged. But some experts are warning of the unintended consequences of this political momentum.

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Lumber Salvaged from Baltimore’s Row Houses and City Trees Creates Jobs and Cuts Wood Waste 4.10.2019 WRI Stories
Lumber Salvaged from Baltimore’s Row Houses and City Trees Creates Jobs and Cuts Wood Waste Comments|Add Comment|PrintUrban trees in Baltimore’s Mount Vernon neighborhood. Photo by Paul Gardner/Flickr Like many post-industrial cities, Baltimore faces a variety of challenges. Once the sixth largest city in the U.S., Baltimore’s population has contracted by over a third as a result of a complex suite of factors including job loss, economic decline, discriminatory housing and lending practices and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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