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Colorado’s hepatitis A outbreak grows to almost 300 cases, 2 deaths 7.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The number of cases of hepatitis A in Colorado has increased to almost 300 people, with at least two deaths from the contagious liver infection, according to data from the state health department.
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Congress should act now to accelerate the transition to zero-emission trucks 5.12.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Congress should act now to accelerate the transition to zero-emission trucks
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Elevated level of cancer-causing benzene detected at Greeley school near oil and gas operation 5.12.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
An 11-well oil and gas industrial pad hummed as students played outside Bella Romero K-8 Academy in Greeley this week, a month after tests by Colorado's health department detected elevated levels of cancer-causing benzene in the air.
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We Predicted Where Violent Conflicts Will Occur in 2020. Water Is Often a Factor 5.12.2019 WRI Stories
We Predicted Where Violent Conflicts Will Occur in 2020. Water Is Often a Factor Comments|Add Comment|PrintMalian refugees gather water. Water risks are intensifying in some parts of Mali. Photo by Anouk Delafortrie/EU Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Thousands of people took to the streets of southern Iraq in July 2018. Their anger stemmed from a litany of problems, everything from poor public services to lack of job opportunities to widespread government corruption. Many lacked access to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: Significant Risk of Water-Related Conflict in Parts of Iraq, Iran, Mali, Nigeria, India and Pakistan Over Next 12 Months 5.12.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Significant Risk of Water-Related Conflict in Parts of Iraq, Iran, Mali, Nigeria, India and Pakistan Over Next 12 Months New Water, Peace and Security tool uses machine learning to predict violent conflicts, with an 86% success rate GENEVA (December 5, 2019)—What if we could predict violent conflicts before they arise and help stop them? A groundbreaking new tool, launched today by the Water, Peace and Security (WPS) partnership, can predict the risk of violent conflicts up to 12... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Policy News: December 3, 2019 4.12.2019 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are now being accepted. ESA is now accepting applications for its 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol ...
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New Jersey takes major steps forward on lead in drinking water 3.12.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director. When it comes to addressing the challenge of lead service lines (LSLs), recent event in New Jersey have set the stage for long-term progress amid short-term crises. The watershed moment came on October 10, when Jersey Water Works and Governor Phil Murphy held a joint press conference announcing their […]
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How actor Michelle Pfeiffer championed the world's first circular fragrance line 2.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
The first C2C- and EWG-certified fragrances were made with a unique startup-nonprofit-corporate collaboration. Here's what that means for the cosmetics industry at large.
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Tech Company Free Meals Beget a Lot of Leftovers. Meet the Man on a Mission to Rescue Them. 29.11.2019 Mother Jones
I meet Les Tso on a corner in San Francisco’s SoMa district on a wet Thursday afternoon. He pulls his silver Isuzu SUV into an alley. “Today because it’s the first rain, people are going to be driving cluelessly—there are a lot of Uber and Lyft drivers that come from out of the area,” Tso […]
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12 Reasons Climate Action Is Good for the United States Economy 27.11.2019 THE CITY FIX
The United States is the only nation that doesn’t show up in the list of countries currently committed to the Paris Agreement. But that doesn’t mean most Americans aren’t trying to do their part. In fact, U.S. states, cities and ...
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Looking at climate from the social angle 27.11.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
An NFL fullback, teen activists, a National Geographic photographer and others provide provocative talks about critical equity-climate connections.
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Minnesota regulators move to halt sales of toxic toys 27.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A series of knockoff toys have been banned from sale in the state after testing turned up toxic metals. Top state officials used the episode as a warning to holiday shoppers: Deals that sound too good to be true might also carry risk.
Suicides and overdoses among factors fueling drop in U.S. life expectancy 26.11.2019 L.A. Times - World News

New health data confirm a 3-year drop in Americans' life expectancy, bucking a trend of rising longevity in other wealthy nations.

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Water Could Limit Our Ability to Feed the World. These 9 Graphics Explain Why 26.11.2019 WRI Stories
Water Could Limit Our Ability to Feed the World. These 9 Graphics Explain Why Comments|Add Comment|PrintOne-third of irrigated crops face extremely high water stress, according to data on Aqueduct Food. Photo by Lance Cheung/USDA To feed the world, we need to pay more attention to water. To nourish a growing global population, we’ll need to produce 56% more calories by 2050, while dealing with increasing climate-driven water risks like droughts and competition over resources.  If we don’t... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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12 Reasons Climate Action Is Good for the United States Economy 26.11.2019 WRI Stories
12 Reasons Climate Action Is Good for the United States Economy Comments|Add Comment|PrintSolar installation is one of the main clean energy jobs of the future. Photo by Green Energy Futures/Flickr. The United States is the only nation that doesn't show up in the list of countries currently committed to the Paris Agreement. But that doesn't mean most Americans aren't trying to do their part. In fact, U.S. states, cities and counties that support the Paris Agreement make up about two-thirds of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Checkup Denver: Colorado’s public health insurance option, two contagious viruses shutdown schools in Mesa County and more Colorado health news 26.11.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Before you stuff yourself with turkey and pumpkin pie this week, remember to tell any teens in your life to enter our essay contest -- the Nov. 30 deadline is quickly approaching! As part of our project investigating youth suicide in Colorado, we're asking teens in the state to write in about their own experiences with mental health and suicide. The winner of the contest will have his/her essay printed in The Denver Post newspaper, while the top three pieces will be posted on The Denver Post website.
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Afghanistan woman breaks ground with Kabul recycling plant 25.11.2019 LA Times: Nation

Zuhal Atmar is the first woman in Afghanistan to run a recycling plant, driven by her wish to help the environment and fight climate change.

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These 21 projects are democratizing data for farmers 25.11.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
On fields across the world, phones, tablets, drones and other technologies are changing how food is grown. Through these devices, artificial intelligence (AI) — technology able to perform tasks that require human intelligence — may help farmers use the techniques they already know and trust on a bigger scale. And big data — data sets that reveal telling patterns about growth, yield, weather and more — may help farmers make better decisions before crises strike.
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'Maybe it will destroy everything': Pakistan's melting glaciers cause alarm 24.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
For generations, farmers in the Harchi Valley in Pakistan's highlands enjoyed a close relationship with the glacier that waters their fields, orchards and grazing lands. Now, their relationship is unraveling as pollution and global warming cause the glacier to melt and form unstable lakes.
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Amazon pulls skin-lightening creams from site after demands from Minnesota activists 22.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The retail giant removed the products after an online petition and a full-page newspaper ad demanded Amazon stop selling creams designed to lighten people’s skin.
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