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Rural Women Must Be at the Heart of COVID-19 Response and Recovery 21.9.2020 WRI Stories
Rural Women Must Be at the Heart of COVID-19 Response and Recovery Comments|Add Comment|PrintManioc farmer in Lukolela, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Ollivier Girard/CIFOR COVID-19 continues to sweep across the world, and has now spread from the developed world to the global South.  With rural populations making up three-quarters of the world’s poor, the impact of the pandemic will inevitably be most devastating in developing nations.   Emerging evidence from this pandemic and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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4 Priorities for Climate Action and Social Equity in the COVID-19 Recovery 21.9.2020 THE CITY FIX
The COVID-19 crisis has shown how deep inequalities make society as a whole more vulnerable – providing important lessons for building resilience in an era of climate change. The people most exposed to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic ...
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A Critical Tool to Address Child Hunger Is About to Expire 19.9.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Food and Environment Reporting Network. A critical tool for fighting child hunger is set to expire at the end of the month, despite persistent need among millions of children due to the pandemic. The Pandemic-EBT program was created in March to give families funds to buy groceries in […]
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Environmental remediation and infrastructure policies offer crucial opportunities for fossil fuel communities in transition 16.9.2020 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
This second report in a joint research series by Environmental Defense Fund and Resources for the Future examines U.S. federal environmental remediation and infrastructure policies that can create jobs and restore communities that have been historically reliant on fossil fuels. Daniel Raimi of RFF authored the report described in this blog post. All views expressed […]
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Black women again turn to midwives, some fearing coronavirus in hospitals 15.9.2020 LA Times: Health

In recent decades, black women have generally shunned midwifery, a tradition among slaves from Africa. Now there are signs it is making a comeback.

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4 Priorities for Climate Action and Social Equity in the COVID-19 Recovery 11.9.2020 WRI Stories
4 Priorities for Climate Action and Social Equity in the COVID-19 Recovery Comments|Add Comment|PrintMany on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis are also most vulnerable to climate change impacts. Photo by Omotayo Tajudeen/Pexels The COVID-19 crisis has shown how deep inequalities make society as a whole more vulnerable —providing important lessons for building resilience in an era of climate change. The people most exposed to the coronavirus pandemic and the resulting economic crisis are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: Consortium Launches Program to Train Next Generation of City Climate Resilience Leaders 10.9.2020 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Consortium Launches Program to Train Next Generation of City Climate Resilience LeadersGlobal Commission on Adaptation brings together broad coalition of universities, cities and community organizations to help cities build resilience to climate change   WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 10, 2020) — A global consortium of universities, cities, community organizations and World Resources Institute launched an initiative to build cities’ capacities to adapt to the impacts of climate change.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The City of Newark’s Scrappy and Remarkable Fight Against COVID-19 9.9.2020 Mother Jones
For 12 years, Berlyne Vilcant has worked for the city of Newark, New Jersey, as a disease investigator, which means that when there’s a cluster of cases of a particular disease—salmonella at a restaurant, say, or norovirus in a hotel—it’s her job to figure out how it started, who caught it, and how to stop […]
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Physical Distancing on Mumbai’s Trains Is Nearly Impossible, and Station Design Is a Big Reason Why 9.9.2020 THE CITY FIX
Mumbai’s suburban rail system is the world’s busiest, serving 7.5 million riders a day. This photo story is an attempt at documenting moments of precarious travel in Mumbai city, as part of a larger investigation focused on infrastructure design that ...
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Nobody Would Have Guessed That Newark Would Be a Model for Fighting COVID-19. But It Is. 9.9.2020 Mother Jones
For 12 years, Berlyne Vilcant has worked for the city of Newark, New Jersey, as a disease investigator, which means that when there’s a cluster of cases of a particular disease—salmonella at a restaurant, say, or norovirus in a hotel—it’s her job to figure out how it started, who caught it, and how to stop […]
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Tribal lawsuit reveals San Diego County sheriff threatened to block access to reservations 9.9.2020 LA Times: Health

Lawsuit also sheds light on how quickly COVID-19 began affecting San Diego County casinos

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Op-Ed: Trump's Housing Department wants to make transgender discrimination legal again. Don't let it 8.9.2020 LA Times: Commentary

A proposed HUD rule would allow shelters to discriminate against trans people on the basis of biological sex. That would be disastrous, especially in the COVID era.

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New York Promised to Help Mentally Ill People as They Left Prison. Here’s What Happened Instead. 4.9.2020 Mother Jones
As he wandered around the east side of Manhattan, voices rattled around S.D.’s head. It was May 2019, and S.D., a 47-year-old man with schizophrenia, whom I’m naming by his initials for privacy, had just been released from a New York prison. His worldly possessions included little more than the clothes he’d been given by […]
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3 Hurdles to Racial Justice in Clean Energy – and 3 Ways U.S. Cities Can Overcome Them 2.9.2020 WRI Stories
3 Hurdles to Racial Justice in Clean Energy – and 3 Ways U.S. Cities Can Overcome Them Comments|Add Comment|PrintOrlando at night. Photo by Erdenebileg Bat-Erdene/flickr For years, city governments in the United States have taken the lead on committing to climate action, with more than 165 cities aiming for 100% community-wide clean energy. But whether ambitious goals translate to ambitious action is another question altogether, and unfortunately we’ve seen cities fall short of their... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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3 Hurdles to Racial Justice in Clean Energy – and 3 Ways U.S. Cities Can Overcome Them 2.9.2020 THE CITY FIX
For years, city governments in the United States have taken the lead on committing to climate action, with more than 165 cities aiming for 100% community-wide clean energy. But whether ambitious goals translate to ambitious action is another question altogether, and ...
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How to Solve Water-Related Conflicts 2.9.2020 WRI Stories
How to Solve Water-Related Conflicts Comments|Add Comment|PrintA family and their goats gather at a watering hole, Danakil triangle, Ethiopia. Water-related conflict and political instability are on the rise across the globe. The factors that drive such conflict and instability seem to be intensifying, including: population growth, economic expansion, severe and prolonged drought, climate change, pollution, the destruction of natural landscapes, upstream infrastructure development (such as dams... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Op-Ed: Women won the vote but not the suffragists' larger goal 26.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Why are we still waiting for national childcare a century after the 19th Amendment? Blame Nixon, not enough women in Congress, and lies about 'women's lib.'

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3 Climate-Resilient Food Solutions for Smallholder Farmers 25.8.2020 WRI Stories
3 Climate-Resilient Food Solutions for Smallholder Farmers Comments|Add Comment|PrintAs climate change continues to affect crops worldwide, research and development for climate-resilient crops can prove crucial for smallholder farmers. Photo by Rajesh Ram/Unsplash Communities across the Global South are facing a hunger crisis — one that existed before COVID-19 hit and has since gotten worse. In Southern Africa, record-breaking droughts and floods destroyed crops on a large scale early this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Disasters Are Driving a Mental Health Crisis. The Only Federal Program to Address It Is Underfunded. 25.8.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Barbara Herndon lay in the center of her bed, muscles tensed, eyes on the television. She was waiting for the storm. All morning on that day in late May, the news had covered the cold front slouching south […]
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How Feds and States Make It Impossible for Tribal Epidemiologists to Do Their Jobs 25.8.2020 Mother Jones
When the H1N1 pandemic struck in 2009, epidemiologist Aurimar Ayala was working at the Maricopa County Public Health Department in Arizona. The department serves millions of people in the greater Phoenix area and handles about 80,000 reports of communicable disease infections per year. Each time someone in the county tested positive for the virus, Ayala’s team […]
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