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Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
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California braces for a spike in coronavirus deaths as infections soar. But how bad will it be? 7.7.2020 LA Times: Health

California braces for a spike in coronavirus deaths as infections soar

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Collaboration on Nature-Based Solutions Is Key to Resilient City Infrastructure 7.7.2020 THE CITY FIX
Capital City, a (hypothetical) seaside metropolis, has a growing population. However, much of its infrastructure was built 100 years ago and is straining from deferred maintenance, unable to meet the city’s future needs. To make matters worse, Capital City has ...
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These doctors brought a shuttered L.A. hospital back to life to fight coronavirus 7.7.2020 LA Times: Health

The L.A. Surge Hospital treated a small number of coronavirus patients during the 39 days it was open. But doctors say it saved 'many, many lives,' while restoring their faith in medicine.

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Federal judge orders Dakota Access pipeline, which has proposed controversial expansion in Illinois and other states, to shut down pending review 7.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
A federal judge on Monday sided with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down until more environmental review is done.
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Fifth-straight air quality alert issued as Chicago heads into hot week 6.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
An air quality alert was issued for Chicago Monday -- its fifth straight -- as the region heads into a hot week following the July Fourth weekend.
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How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice 6.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
How 5 communities across the US are seeking environmental justice Kristoffer Tigue Mon, 07/06/2020 - 01:00 This story originally appeared in InsideClimate News and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalistic collaboration to strengthen coverage of the climate story. In many ways, Maleta Kimmons defines her neighborhood by what it lacks. Several houses near her home remain vacant. Last week, she had to drive seven miles just to buy groceries. And two weeks ago, at the height of the Minneapolis protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd by a police officer May 25, looters broke into the only pharmacy in the area, forcing the store to close and leaving many in the neighborhood without easy access to life-saving medication such as insulin or inhalers for asthma. Kimmons, who prefers to go by the name Queen, said what her neighborhood doesn't lack is pollution. Near North, where Queen lives, is one of several neighborhoods that make up north Minneapolis, a  predominately ...
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How to Protect America’s Public Health System From Leaders Like Trump 6.7.2020 Mother Jones
As the world grapples with the devastation of the coronavirus, one thing is clear: The United States simply wasn’t prepared. Despite repeated warnings from infectious disease experts over the years, we lacked essential beds, equipment, and medication; public health advice was confusing, and our leadership offered no clear direction while sidelining credible health professionals and institutions. […]
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Gurugram’s Youth: Give Us Safer Streets 6.7.2020 THE CITY FIX
India accounts for almost 12% of the 1.35 million road fatalities worldwide. But this public health crisis does not affect everyone equally. Children and young people are at heightened risk. In fact, road crashes are the most common cause of ...
From pandemic to recession, a “cacophony of crises” threatens Colorado’s higher education institutions 5.7.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado university leaders are trying to plan for a safe return to campus later this summer amid a public health crisis that demands their proposals receive constant reevaluation, all while knowing enrollment is likely to decline, unexpected pandemic-related costs will climb and the state's famously low higher-education funding has been slashed -- again.
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Newsom vows crackdown on coronavirus scofflaws. Will law enforcement cooperate? 4.7.2020 LA Times: Health

Gov. Gavin Newsom again Wednesday threatened more enforcement for businesses that fail to follow coronavirus guidance, but how it would work remains unclear

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Californians are losing their fear of the coronavirus, setting the stage for disaster 3.7.2020 LA Times: Health

The public has become more accustomed to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the virus no less infectious now than it was in the winter.

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Its two hospitals overrun, Imperial County halts in-store retail and indoor religious services 3.7.2020 LA Times: Health

The Imperial County health order also closes all county parks, bars gatherings and directs residents to stay at home when possible. Over 20% of coronavirus tests in the county come back positive.

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It's not just coronavirus: America repeatedly fails at public health 3.7.2020 L.A. Times - World News

Why has the U.S. done so much worse than Europe in controlling the coronavirus? Preferring medical miracles, Americans reject simple public health steps.

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Racism makes the impacts of climate change unequal 2.7.2020 GreenBiz.com
This article originally was published on Yale Environment 360 . The killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on African Americans, Latinos and Native Americans have cast stark new light on the racism that remains deeply embedded in U.S. society. It is as present in matters of the environment as in other aspects of life: Both historical and present-day injustices have left people of color exposed to far greater environmental health hazards than whites. Elizabeth Yeampierre has been an important voice on these issues for more than two decades. As co-chair of the Climate Justice Alliance , she leads a coalition of more than 70 organizations focused on addressing racial and economic inequities together with climate change. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, Yeampierre draws a direct line from slavery and the rapacious exploitation of natural resources to current issues of environmental justice. "I think about people who got the worst food, the worst ...
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In a vote for reducing lead exposure and for clean water, House passes lead pipe replacement amendment 2.7.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Joanna Slaney, Legislative Director, Health and Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director. Today is a good day in the fight against lead exposure: the U.S. House of Representatives has passed an amendment to provide $22.5 billion to replace lead service lines (LSL) – the lead pipes connecting the water main under the street to the home […]
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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 828 new known COVID-19 cases and 30 additional deaths reported as some states and cities around the US begin pausing reopening plans 2.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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As coronavirus cases surge, California pauses multimillion-dollar testing expansion 1.7.2020 LA Times: Health

California is cutting off funding for COVID-19 testing just when counties say they need more resources in rural and disadvantaged areas.

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House Democrats’ climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities.
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Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened June 29 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area 30.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus in the Chicago area and the rest of Illinois.
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Why now is the moment for cities around the world to act decisively on air pollution 30.6.2020 Nanotechnology Notes
Sarah Vogel, Ph.D., is Vice President for Health. This is the second in a series of Global Clean Air blogs on COVID-19 and air pollution. EDF scientists and program experts will share data about pollution levels during quarantine from a local and global perspective, and provide recommendations for governments and companies to Rebuild Better. Around the […]
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