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5 startups unlocking the mobility revolution 15.10.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
From data to electrification, these entpreneurs are surmounting barriers to reaching an equitable, sustainable mobility future and empowering first movers to act.
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Wildfire Season Is Here—and More Than 800,000 Californians Are About to Go Without Power Because of It 9.10.2019 Mother Jones
On midnight Wednesday morning, the Pacific Gas and Electric company will shut off power for roughly 800,000 customers in parts of 34 counties throughout California as a preventative strategy in the face of escalating wildfire threats in the state. Less than a month ago, the California energy company agreed to an $11 billion settlement in […]
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Opinion: The Crenshaw Line is a start, but L.A.'s most transit-dependent neighborhoods need more options 30.9.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Residents of South and Central Los Angeles have had far too little access to rail.

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Can Los Angeles blend new housing with river restoration? This is the first big test 29.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

A proposed 419-unit development along the Los Angeles River has ignited debate about what projects are appropriate along the once-neglected waterway.

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The startup disrupting Unilever 26.9.2019 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Algramo was one of more than 60 startups delivering finalist pitches for the latest series of challenges issued as part of MIT Solve.
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RELEASE: Global Commission on Adaptation Launches “Year of Action” to Accelerate Climate Adaptation 24.9.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Global Commission on Adaptation Launches “Year of Action” to Accelerate Climate Adaptation More than 75 governments, institutions, civil society organizations, and private sector actors join as partners to advance eight Action Tracks, focused on: Finance and Investment, Food Security and Agriculture, Nature-Based Solutions, Water, Cities, Locally-led Action, Infrastructure, and Preventing Disasters NEW YORK (September 24, 2019) — Building on the momentum of the UN Climate Action... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Many Denver college students struggle to afford food and roofs over their heads, study finds 24.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Many Denver college students trying to invest in their futures by earning degrees are struggling to afford food and roofs over their heads, according to a new report published this month by the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice at Pennsylvania's Temple University.
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Two-thirds of California college students struggle with costs and work-school balance, survey finds 12.9.2019 LA Times: Business

Nearly two-thirds of California college students say the biggest obstacle to succeeding in college are costs and juggling work with school, surveys says.

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Jack in the Box Worker Filmed Mocking Deaf Woman at Drive Thu-Window, She Claims She 'Sat There for Two Hours' After He Refused to Serve Her 11.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Video of ReVae Arnaud-Jensen's encounter with fast-food employee has been viewed online more than 150,000 times.
Austin, Texas Becomes First U.S. City To Fund 'Abortion Support Services,' Covering Costs Of Travel, Lodging And Childcare 11.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Things like transportation and childcare should never be barriers for Texans seeking to access abortion care," said Amanda B. Williams, executive director of the Lilith Fund.
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More than half of Denver’s public schools are segregated, 25 years after busing ended 8.9.2019 Denver Post: Local
Nearly 25 years after Denver was allowed to stop the court-ordered busing designed to desegregate its buildings, more than half of the city's public schools are as segregated as they were in the late 1960s, and students complain that others are integrated in name only, with white and Asian students making up the majority of advanced classes.
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Some Coloradans can’t access food and medical benefits due to glitches in new state system 5.9.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Glitches in a new computer system that manages benefits for low-income Colorado families have caused backlogs and long lines inside county offices as people struggle to get important medication, food assistance and even bus passes. The Governor’s Office of Information Technology, which has worked on the project for nearly two years, has said the revolutionary […]
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For the Millions of East Africans Who Need Electricity Most, Data Shows Renewable Energy Is a Viable – and Affordable – Solution 4.9.2019 WRI Stories
For the Millions of East Africans Who Need Electricity Most, Data Shows Renewable Energy Is a Viable – and Affordable – Solution Comments|Add Comment|PrintElectricity has far-reaching impacts on people's livelihoods. This Tanzanian tailor can sew at night thanks to solar power. Photo by Theo Steemers/USAID More than 800 million people — 11% of the world's population — still live without reliable electricity. The vast majority of them (600 million people) live in sub-Saharan Africa, and about 82... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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DHS Bars Congressional Staffers From Migrant Detention Centers After Reports Of Rotten Food, Kid Told To Eat Off Floor 29.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Staffers of the House Oversight Committee were allegedly told troubling accounts by migrant detainees, including toddlers forced to eat burritos and kids told to drink spilled soup off the floor.
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These Are the Cities That Should Be Worried the Most About Climate Change Disaster 26.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  This month the cities of Austin and Seattle passed ordinances to tackle the already-here disaster of climate change. In Seattle, the city council passed a resolution to endorse adopting its own local version of the federal Green New Deal proposal, requiring the city to […]
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Federal Lands Are Becoming Tribal Lands Again 17.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The smell of scorched soil and burnt wood filled the air. Michael Rondeau, CEO of the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians, looked over the damage, clad in forest-green pants and a lemon-yellow jacket […]
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Unequal outcomes: most ICE detainees held in rural areas where deportation risks soar 15.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
NPR's analysis of Immigration and Customs Enforcement data show 52-percent of detainees in the last year were held in rural areas, where legal representation is limited and deportation is more likely.
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Closing Sub-Saharan Africa’s Electricity Access Gap: Why Cities Must Be Part of the Solution 15.8.2019 THE CITY FIX
There’s both good and bad news from the latest report tracking progress on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7, a global goal to achieve universal access to energy by 2030. The good news: The number of people without electricity access globally has dropped, ...
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Scooter startup snubs San Francisco's poorest neighborhood despite promising access 15.8.2019 LA Times: Business

Like 11 other dockless e-scooter companies, Scoot Networks was eager to obtain a coveted permit to do business in San Francisco.

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Youth Outdoors-Duluth bridges the gap between young people and the outdoors 14.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Although Youth Outdoors-Duluth doesn’t run any outdoor programs itself, the group works as the connective tissue between outdoor organizations and young people who might not otherwise have access to the state’s vast outdoor programs.
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