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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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Closing Sub-Saharan Africa’s Electricity Access Gap: Why Cities Must Be Part of the Solution 14.8.2019 WRI Stories
Closing Sub-Saharan Africa’s Electricity Access Gap: Why Cities Must Be Part of the Solution Comments|Add Comment|PrintThis power line runs from Ethiopia to Kenya. Photo by Rod Waddington/Flickr 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, from 1.2 billion in 2010 to 840 million in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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We’re Grossly Underestimating the World’s Water Access Crisis 13.8.2019 THE CITY FIX
In Cape Town, South Africa, and Chennai, India, “Day Zero” events where cities run out of water have drawn global media attention. But while these catastrophes seem like rare, temporary crises caused by droughts or mismanagement, life without ample water ...
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We're Grossly Underestimating the World's Water Access Crisis 13.8.2019 WRI Stories
We're Grossly Underestimating the World's Water Access Crisis Comments|Add Comment|PrintWe are far from universal water access. Flickr/Sarel Kromer In Cape Town, South Africa, and Chennai, India, "Day Zero" events where cities run out of water have drawn global media attention. But while these catastrophes seem like rare, temporary crises caused by droughts or mismanagement, life without ample water is actually a daily reality for millions of people, even in cities with abundant... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: Lack of Reliable and Affordable Water a Hidden Threat for Urban Households of the Global South 13.8.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Lack of Reliable and Affordable Water a Hidden Threat for Urban Households of the Global South New research finds millions have access only a few hours a day, while others are forced to pay up to a quarter of monthly household income for private provision WASHINGTON (August 13, 2019) — While much attention has been focused on dramatic “day zero” moments in big cities like Cape Town and Chennai, at the household and family level, the tap runs dry much more often than previously... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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3 Things to Consider Before Moving Indonesia's Capital from Jakarta 8.8.2019 WRI Stories
3 Things to Consider Before Moving Indonesia's Capital from Jakarta Comments|Add Comment|PrintJakarta skyline. Flickr/Alex Hanoko In April 2019, Indonesian President Joko Widodo suggested moving the country’s capital from Jakarta to another location. It’s not a new idea. Proposals to move the capital have been tossed around since 1957, during the administration of Indonesia’s first president, and have been brought up by several presidents since. Joko Widodo emphasized the need to ensure... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Opinion: 2020 candidate Seth Moulton on how Democrats are ignoring common sense in the fight against Trump 1.8.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Congressman Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) sat with the Times editorial board to discuss his 2020 campaign.

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A Colorado war veteran lost parental rights to her children through a rarely-scrutinized legal process. Now she’s asking the state Supreme Court to intercede. 20.7.2019 Denver Post: Local
If Ashley had abused or neglected her children while they were in her care, she would have had access to a bevy of state resources: a caseworker, a treatment plan to resolve the problems involved and reunite the family, and a free, court-appointed attorney if the parent can't afford to pay. But because the children's fathers filed a stepparent adoption claim, Ashley had nothing.
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How the SALURBAL Project Is Shining a Spotlight on Urban Health Inequality in Latin America 17.7.2019 THE CITY FIX
The narrative about global inequality and poverty often focuses on rural areas in the global south, with a heavy emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. But the reality is that poverty is becoming more concentrated in cities across the ...
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Climate Action Will Shape People’s Lives. They Should Have a Chance to Shape Climate Action 10.7.2019 WRI Stories
Climate Action Will Shape People’s Lives. They Should Have a Chance to Shape Climate Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintCommunities are directly impacted by climate change, yet they're rarely involved in climate policy-making. Photo by Abdul Majeed Goraya/IRIN In too many countries, decision-making on climate change rests solely in the hands of a limited set of policymakers and planners. This is a lost opportunity to build awareness, political commitment and accountability for the kind of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Lawyers Who Visited Detained Migrant Children Say Border Officials Barred Them From Seeing the Sickest Kids, Who Were Held Separately 1.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Human Rights Watch U.S. Program Executive Director Nicole Austin-Hillery said she and other lawyers were told they could not meet with sick migrant children for their own safety.
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Trump Administration Branded 'Twisted Monsters' For Trying To Delay Doctors' Visit to Detained Migrant Children 1.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The most horrifying part of this story is that the Justice Department fought to prevent these doctors from having access to the children," said former head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics Walter Shaub.
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State draws attention to summer child nutrition help 28.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan helped publicize the summer nutrition programs aimed at preventing a hunger gap while school is out.
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Migrant Children Share Heartbreaking Stories of What It's Like to Be Locked in U.S. Detention Centers: 'There Are No Activities, Only Crying' 28.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"Some kids are only two or three years old and they have no one to take care of them," one 11-year-old boy being held under federal custody said.
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Colorado sportsmen, women would have another 100,000 acres of range to roam if additional state trust lands are made public 28.6.2019 Denver Post: Business
Colorado sportsmen and women could have more places to hunt and fish starting this fall if the State Land Board and state wildlife officials approve an agreement to open more trust lands to the public.
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The Spot: What we’ve learned (so far) at the Democratic debates in Miami 27.6.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
MIAMI — Hello from a very, very humid Florida. Last night marked the start of a new chapter in the Democratic presidential primary when the first drove of contenders sparred on the economy, immigration and gun control. I can confirm no candidate was harmed in the making of the debate. That said, we did learn […]
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