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There’s a Link Between Exposure to Environmental Hazards and the Most Severe Outcomes of Coronavirus 5.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The predominantly black and low-income communities living near the back-to-back petrochemical refineries of Louisiana’s “cancer alley” have long suffered compromised immune systems and high rates of disease. Now, the state’s fast-growing COVID-19 outbreak is poised to hit them especially hard. Yet behind […]
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What's open and closed this weekend? Trails, parks, beaches in Southern California 3.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Amid coronavirus restrictions, tips for walking, hiking, cycling, running near home

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Californians won't have their water service turned off for unpaid bills during coronavirus crisis, Newsom says 3.4.2020 LA Times: Health

The decision also requires that residential water service be restored to those who had it turned off for lack of payment since March 4, when the statewide coronavirus emergency went into effect.

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Why are some Native Americans fighting efforts to decriminalize peyote? 29.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Some Native Americans are deeply offended by a movement to decriminalize peyote along with other psychedelic plants.

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'She hadn't showered in nine days.' L.A. makes it hard to be homeless, avoid coronavirus 29.3.2020 LA Times: Health

With gyms, public parks, restaurants and other places closed, homeless people are having a hard time finding places to clean up maintain basic hygiene.

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A's for all? Pass/fail? Colleges grapple with grading fairness during coronavirus 27.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Colleges are grappling with competing student demands to change grading during the coronavirus outbreak. Some want pass/fail for all to ensure equity while others want letter grades to boost GPAs.

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Judge orders environmental review of Dakota Access pipeline 26.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a full environmental review of the Dakota Access pipeline, nearly three years after it began carrying oil.
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As California shelters at home from coronavirus, construction of housing goes on 21.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Many California businesses have shuttered to limit the spread of the coronavirus, but construction continues after being deemed essential.

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Schools are closed, but learning must go on. How is this working for the neediest students? 19.3.2020 LA Times: Health

In a teleconference meeting of more than 7,500 school district officials and educators across California, the message was clear: School buildings may be closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but learning is still in session.

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How to make solar power work for all 19.3.2020 GreenBiz.com
Three stories and three approaches to equitable clean energy, and we're just getting started. The first in a series.
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At Stanford and other private colleges, coronavirus is forcing thousands to evacuate 19.3.2020 LA Times: Health

As of 5 p.m. Wednesday, hundreds of students were forced to leave Stanford University, in an effort by officials of the elite private university to stem the coronavirus outbreak.

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California schools may not reopen this school year; LAUSD begins food distribution 18.3.2020 LA Times: Health

California public schools are likely to be closed for the remainder of the school year, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday to anxious parents and educators.

For some students, college is their only safe haven. Now they have just days to leave 18.3.2020 LA Times: Health

Pomona College, like others throughout the country, has asked students to leave campus and not expect to return for the remainder of the semester as the school shifts to online classes amid the coronavirus pandemic. That action has left some students feeling anxiety and fear about the future.

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Millions affected as schools across U.S close to combat spread of coronavirus 14.3.2020 LA Times: Health

The closure of schools affects millions of students and is another dramatic step in the coronavirus outbreak.

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Op-Ed: LAUSD just closed schools. Ebola taught us why that may be extreme 14.3.2020 LA Times: Commentary

Closing schools because of COVID-19 will have consequences, as we know from the Ebola crisis of 2014-16.

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Why feminine leadership is essential for the clean energy transition 13.3.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It's time to embrace traits like collaboration, empathy and flexibility, no matter your gender.
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Tampons, pads and politics mesh amid push in Colorado for access to menstrual supplies 11.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
As a national movement for better access to menstrual products gains steam, “period equity” activists in Colorado are finding the path to change isn’t straight. Although Denver last summer repealed sales taxes on menstrual products and the state now requires supplies to be provided in prisons, an effort to repeal the statewide sales tax on the products failed. So, activists assemble supply kits to donate to those who need them.
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Adapting to fire: How cities can enhance resilience with distributed energy 10.3.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Solar-plus-storage and microgrids are among the powerful tools to help cities withstand nature disasters.
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Minneapolis to keep control of Upper Harbor land as it pursues development 10.3.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The city still hopes to transform the old Mississippi River barge terminal into a mix of parks, housing and business, with a music venue. But in a victory for neighborhood advocates, it is reversing course on plans to sell land to developers.
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New Study from Bogotá Shows How Women Experience Transport Differently 8.3.2020 THE CITY FIX
Cities around the world are slowly realizing that gender dynamics play an important role in how people interact with transport systems. Taken as groups, women and men tend to have different travel patterns, different safety concerns, and even make different ...
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