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Pune: Civil Society Coalitions, Policy Contradictions, and Unsteady Transformation 15.8.2018 WRI Stories
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Comcast expands Internet Essentials to all low-income veterans, signs up nearly 20K Philadelphia families in last year 14.8.2018 Philly.com News
Comcast's Internet Essentials program has been expanded to include all low-income veterans.
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With Transportation Data, These Cities Became More Sustainable and Socially Inclusive 13.8.2018 THE CITY FIX
Cities across the world have pledged to take action on climate change, including planning for more sustainable forms of transportation. Many cities, however, lack the dataand information necessary to track and monitor their progress. This data provides valuable examples of transportation ...
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Holds water: Harvesting rain could help Caribbean countries after hurricanes 10.8.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A new model of this ancient technology could improve communities’ access to fresh water both after storms and day-to-day.
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With Transportation Data, These Cities Became More Sustainable and Socially Inclusive 9.8.2018 WRI Stories
With Transportation Data, These Cities Became More Sustainable and Socially Inclusive Comments|Add Comment|PrintBus in Quito. Flickr/Malcolm K. Cities across the world have pledged to take action on climate change, including planning for more sustainable forms of transportation. Many cities, however, lack the data and information necessary to track and monitor their progress. This data provides valuable examples of transportation patterns and needs, allowing cities to plan mitigation actions... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Cities Are Taxing Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber and Lyft. Is This a Good Thing? 9.8.2018 THE CITY FIX
With ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft continuing to gain popularity and drawing attention for their impact on congestion and other urban ills, cities from Washington to São Paolo are moving to the seemingly inevitable next step: special taxes. This is unsurprising. ...
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Princeton's complicated legacy: Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson, and recalling a slave named Jimmy Johnson 9.8.2018 Philly.com News
Princeton is changing both the physical face of its campus and that of the students who inhabit its classrooms, after objections over the use of Woodrow Wilson's name on its public and international affairs school and a professor and student research project that illuminated the Ivy League university's ties to slavery.
Cities Are Taxing Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber and Lyft. Is This a Good Thing? 8.8.2018 WRI Stories
Cities Are Taxing Ride-Hailing Services Like Uber and Lyft. Is This a Good Thing? Comments|Add Comment|PrintTraffic in DuPont Circle in Washington, DC. Flickr/Brian Talbot With ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft continuing to gain popularity and drawing attention for their impact on congestion and other urban ills, cities from Washington to São Paulo are moving to the seemingly inevitable next step: special taxes. This is unsurprising. Recent research shows that ride-hailing services... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Making California’s Farmers Markets Accessible to All 6.8.2018 American Prospect
Elias Funez/The Union via AP A busy farmers market in Nevada City, California Last month, a complex government contracting decision created tumult in the farmers market world by threatening the ability of  nearly 2,000  markets across the country to accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps. However, thanks to a resilient state program, only one of those markets was in California. The U.S. Department of Agriculture runs a program in which private contractors provide software and Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) processing equipment to farmers markets. But as the Prospect  reported  last month, the federal government abruptly changed its contract, forcing one major software company to announce it was going out of business during prime market season. The nonprofit Farmers Market Coalition began to  crowdfund  for markets to buy new equipment, and the National Association of Farmers Market Nutrition Programs and the  state of New Y ork   hashed  out ...
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Out of spotlight, tribes keep fighting Dakota pipeline 3.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., is weighing whether the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers adequately considered effects on the tribes before approving the Dakota Access pipeline. He is expected to rule by Aug. 10.
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Using Data to Address Climate Challenges: 5 Takeaways from Sierra Leone and Tanzania 30.7.2018 WRI Stories
Using Data to Address Climate Challenges: 5 Takeaways from Sierra Leone and Tanzania Comments|Add Comment|PrintBoats along the coastline of Zanzibar, Tanzania. Photo by Mathias Apitz/Flickr This post originally appeared on the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data website. Sierra Leone and Tanzania, two low-income countries vulnerable to extreme weather, shifting rainfall patterns, warming temperatures, sea level rise and deforestation, face difficult choices about how much to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Can results-based climate finance prevent adversity? 30.7.2018 GreenBiz.com
Estimates show that $5.7 trillion in green investment is needed annually by 2020 in developing nations for climate action.
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White Earth hopes food truck puts reservation on road to better health 28.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Tribal leaders believe a food truck once owned by famed Sioux Chef Sean Sherman can help connect White Earth members to healthier eating choices — and slow the reservation's diabetes epidemic. The idea is gaining speed.
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Three days in Greece with Anwar Nilufary 24.7.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Raluca Bejan So, you don't accept the accusation? We cannot move forward since the witnesses are not present. They were not summoned, and I need the witnesses to testify. They must testify. Do not talk. Just listen for two minutes. Just listen! The prosecutor recommends postponing the case, so the police and the witnesses can be summoned. This is what the Court is deciding now. And the policeman must testify as well. The policeman was an eye witness there. Don't! Don't talk! Just listen. Don't be erratic here because you know your situation. It is better for you just to listen for the time being. Listen, for the day of 20th of September at 9 a.m. in the morning. We write it down for you here; they are not going to give you a summons, they are not going to give you a paper. This is for you to remember it. That is all. You come on the 20th of September. You will have to make an application for that one…for the lawyer. Listen, the Court will not appoint a lawyer. Listen! Listen, Shh! Quiet! Quiet! No, no, ...
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The SNAP Crisis at Farmers Markets Across the Country 19.7.2018 American Prospect
Edwin Remsberg / VWPics via AP Images Crates of green peppers, cucumbers, peaches and tomatoes for sale at a farmer's market in Westminster, Maryland  It’s a sunny Friday afternoon in the North Side neighborhood of Pittsburgh, where the North Side farmers market sets up each week. As shoppers mill about to music that’s wafting over from a nearby festival, a long line has formed at the tent operated by Just Harvest, a local anti-hunger nonprofit. Surrounded by a couple dozen vendors selling fresh produce, baked goods, cheeses, jams, and jellies, Just Harvest staff assist recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, previously called food stamps) so that they’ll be able to use their SNAP benefits to buy any fresh food item at the market. But farmers’ business at the North Side market and other such markets across Pittsburgh—and the thousands of SNAP participants that buy from them—are currently threatened by an Agriculture Department contracting decision. Because of a change in ...
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Transcript: Obama's speech at the 2018 Nelson Mandela annual lecture 18.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The former president spoke in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Here is the full transcript.
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The Scramble for Land Rights 11.7.2018 WRI Stories
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This Economist Reveals the Deadly Truth About the Trump Administration’s Assault on Breastfeeding 10.7.2018 Mother Jones
According to a Sunday New York Times scoop, President Donald Trump’s delegation to the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly recently bullied smaller, less wealthy nations in an ultimately failed effort to crush a resolution urging mothers to breastfeed infants.  According to Trump himself, the account was just more “fake news” from the “failing” New York Times.  […]
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New Jersey should step up on civil rights as Washington steps down | Opinion 3.7.2018 Philly.com News
Families of color have long struggled to get ahead in a state where systemic racism has shut us out of opportunities to join the middle class and prevented us from moving into thriving suburban communities.
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Sharing power: renewables, resilience and redefining beauty 29.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
On average, the poorest 20% pay the most for electricity — that’s 10% of total household income. Community power and community storage will transform access to affordable clean energy for low-income households, if we deploy equitable project finance models that scale with the market instead of depending on subsidies. Leaders from around the world discuss new project development and finance models that are transforming the economic and energy landscape in their communities.
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