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For a refugee in the U.S., the sharpest sting is the everyday shame of being foreign 14.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

We had been asylum seekers for 16 months, living in hostels in the United Arab Emirates and Italy, when my family arrived in Oklahoma. In Iran, we had been part of a respected family of doctors and academics. Now, as refugees, the sharpest sting we endured wasn’t from hunger or cold, but from everyday...

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California lawmakers approve a state budget blueprint, but negotiations continue 14.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Democrats in the California Legislature sent Gov. Gavin Newsom legislation Thursday that lays out the blueprint of a $214.8-billion state budget, a plan that assumes significant new spending on K-12 schools and healthcare while setting aside an unprecedented amount of tax revenue for future economic...

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Rural health: Financial insecurity plagues many who live with disability 12.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Having to come up with $1,000 unexpectedly can be a challenge for anyone. NPR's recent poll on rural health found that's especially true for one group: people with disabilities.
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Social Media Obsessives and Compulsive Gamers Share Addictive Traits, Experts Say 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Although experts disagree about what to call them, obsessives over gaming and social media share characteristics with those who overeat or can't stop drinking, taking drugs or gambling—and these physical tendencies all enabled by big business
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From Jobs to Education, Inequality in Mexico City Is About Access 7.6.2019 THE CITY FIX
In Mexico City, someone living in one of the wealthiest neighborhoods has 28 times better access to jobs in a 30-minute trip by public transit and walking than someone living in the poorest areas. Twenty-eight times. And this says nothing ...
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Coming up: Food insecurity plagues residents around the state 3.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
People who can't afford, or don't have access to, healthy food options can incur significant health problems.
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CalEarth, champion of inexpensive architecture for the poor, reopens this weekend 31.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Early on a warm Saturday morning about 80 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles, intrepid visitors sat in their cars waiting for CalEarth to open. They had come to Hesperia to see the dome-shaped structures meant to serve as housing and emergency shelters — inexpensive and easy to build architecture,...

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RELEASE: New Research Finds Growing Traffic and Lack of Transport Options Leave Many Without Access to Urban Opportunities 23.5.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: New Research Finds Growing Traffic and Lack of Transport Options Leave Many Without Access to Urban Opportunities LEIPZIG, Germany (May 23, 2019) — As more people move to cities, congested roads, expensive commutes, and lack of reliable transport options are disrupting urban economies and affecting quality of life. People’s ability to reach their jobs, schools, cultural activities and marketplaces is an important economic driver for cities. Estimates of the value of time lost in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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People Move to Cities for Better Jobs and Opportunities. Impossible Commutes Are Getting in the Way 23.5.2019 THE CITY FIX
Emmanuel leaves his home at 5 a.m. every morning with his two daughters. They take a mini-bus, or “tro-tro,” from their house in Awoshie, a residential neighborhood of Accra, Ghana, to the central business district where Emmanuel works. The trip ...
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Energy equity: bringing solar power to low-income communities 23.5.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
From New York to California, states are adopting “community solar” programs that bring solar power and lower energy bills to low-income households.
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People Move to Cities for Better Jobs and Opportunities. Impossible Commutes Are Getting in the Way 22.5.2019 WRI Stories
People Move to Cities for Better Jobs and Opportunities. Impossible Commutes Are Getting in the Way Comments|Add Comment|PrintAerial view of streets in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia. Flickr/UN Photo Emmanuel leaves his home at 5 a.m. every morning with his two daughters. They take a mini-bus, or “tro-tro,” from their house in Awoshie, a residential neighborhood of Accra, Ghana, to the central business district where Emmanuel works. The trip usually costs $0.90 roundtrip, about 20% of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Equity, innovation can be part of Illinois’ efforts to electrify transportation 22.5.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Equity, innovation can be part of Illinois’ efforts to electrify transportation
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Poll: Many rural Americans struggle with financial insecurity, access to health care 21.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A new poll from NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gives a glimpse into rural life in America today, finding that many people living in rural communities live on the edge financially.
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Historic LGBTQ Equality Act Passes House of Representatives 18.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“The nation’s patchwork of protections for the LGBTQ community falls well short of ensuring life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness," Republican Rep. Will Hurd said after voting for the bill.
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Jobs, equity and economic justice are at the core of new Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act 16.5.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Jobs, equity and economic justice are at the core of new Illinois Clean Energy Jobs Act
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Who will save Africa’s rural farmers when investment and climate change roll in? 15.5.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
With the continent in transformation, there are three key areas to focus on for climate action.
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9 major opportunities for electric buses and trucks 14.5.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
New jobs, less pollution, climate action — and more.
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How public health outreach ended a 1990s measles outbreak and what's different now 14.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
This year's measles outbreak is the largest in recent memory. But from 1989 to 1991, more than 55,000 people got measles. Federal funding and parents embracing vaccines halted the outbreak.
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San Francisco poised to make stores accept cash, saying cashless businesses hurt the poor 8.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

San Francisco is about to require brick-and-mortar retailers to take cash as payment, joining Philadelphia and New Jersey in banning a growing paperless practice that critics say discriminates against low-income people who may not have access to credit cards.

The Board of Supervisors will take...

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Our system for fighting malnutrition is broken 1.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Malnutrition clinics are either prohibitively distant or not accessible at all. There is a better way.
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