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It Could Only Cost 1% of GDP to Solve Global Water Crises 21.1.2020 WRI Stories
It Could Only Cost 1% of GDP to Solve Global Water Crises Comments|Add Comment|PrintA well provides water in Jedane, Ethiopia. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Lindsey/U.S. Navy Statistics on global water challenges are daunting: 3 billion people don’t have basic handwashing facilities. A quarter of the world’s population live in countries facing extremely high water stress. There are more than 500 dead zones — areas of the ocean without enough oxygen for most marine... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Colorado a healthy state overall, some counties more than others. And it’s not just the poorer areas with serious health concerns. 19.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado has one of the healthiest populations in the nation, but that doesn't mean some resolutions aren't in order for 2020, assuming they haven't been already attempted and cast aside.
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Q&A: Tom Steyer on crushing billionaires like himself and the lie of civility in Washington 11.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer talks with the L.A. Times editorial board about the economy, the political moment and climate change.

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5 priorities to ensure climate action benefits low-income and disadvantaged groups 10.1.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We can't leave anyone behind as we transition to a clean economy.
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For Black Americans, It’s Not a Housing Crisis. It’s a Chronic Condition. 9.1.2020 Mother Jones
Redlining is widely seen as the source of the vast disparities in housing and homeownership between white and Black Americans. Denied access to government-backed mortgages, Black people were consigned to areas of low investment in city centers during boom times in suburbia. It would stand to reason, then, that the end of government-sanctioned redlining, with […]
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How to prevent city climate action from becoming 'green gentrification' 3.1.2020 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Why it's important for cities tackling climate change to engage with frontline communities.
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Grim and hopeful global trends to watch in 2020 — and fold into a zine 3.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There's cause for pessimism and optimism in the year ahead as our expert sources share their predictions. Plus: Print and fold your own global trends zine.
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How 16 initiatives are changing urban agriculture through tech and innovation 2.1.2020 GreenBiz.com
From high-tech indoor farms in France and Singapore to mobile apps connecting urban growers and eaters in India and the United States, here are more than a dozen initiatives using tech, entrepreneurship, and social innovation to change urban agriculture.
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California disaster planning continues to forget people with disabilities, audit finds 22.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

California's emergency planners have done little to help cities and counties identify citizens most vulnerable during disasters and devise strategies to assist them, a new state audit says.

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Here’s What’s Missing From Mayor Pete’s Plan for Climate Justice in Latinx Communities 21.12.2019 Mother Jones
Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg released a white paper on Monday focused on a slew of policy proposals aimed at Latinx voters. Entitled “El Pueblo Unido/A People United: A New Era for Latinos,” the 20-page document explores how a Buttigieg administration would address access to voting, a lack of affordable housing, draconian immigration laws, and […]
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Ensuring a "Just Transition": 5 Priorities to Make Climate Action Benefit Disadvantaged Groups 21.12.2019 WRI Stories
Ensuring a "Just Transition": 5 Priorities to Make Climate Action Benefit Disadvantaged Groups Comments|Add Comment|PrintClimate activists around the world are calling for fair climate policies that address social justice and inequality. Photo by Andreas Link/Young FoEE Discussions on the social aspects of climate action have long focused on jobs in carbon-intensive industries, but they've started considering the broader picture. Solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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In nearly every U.S. metro area, new data show opportunity lags for kids of color 20.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
NPR got an early look at data showing vastly different opportunities for children of different races across the United States living just neighborhoods apart. Albany, N.Y., has some of the greatest inequities.
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Early-career public-sector sustainability professionals reflect on VERGE 19 (Part 2) 20.12.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Two-way conversations. Interdisciplinary perspectives. Here’s what inspired CivicSpark leaders at this year’s conference.
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We’re Underestimating How Many People Lack Sanitation – and Ignoring the Best Solution for Many Cities 18.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
In the urban neighborhood known as Kosovo Village in Nairobi, Kenya, 95% of residents defecate in communal or shared facilities where untreated human waste drains directly into a nearby river. During a storm, fetid and polluted waters flood the riverbanks, ...
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We're Underestimating How Many People Lack Sanitation Services—and Ignoring the Best Solution for Many Cities 18.12.2019 WRI Stories
We're Underestimating How Many People Lack Sanitation Services—and Ignoring the Best Solution for Many Cities Comments|Add Comment|PrintPolluter waterways carry impacts of poor sanitation citywide. Photo by SusanA Secretariat/Flickr In the urban neighborhood known as Kosovo Village in Nairobi, Kenya, 95% of residents defecate in communal or shared facilities where untreated human waste drains directly into a nearby river. During a storm, fetid and polluted waters flood the riverbanks,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: Safe, Affordable Sanitation a Pipe Dream for Too Many Households in Global South 18.12.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Safe, Affordable Sanitation a Pipe Dream for Too Many Households in Global South New research finds nearly two-thirds of sewage and human waste in 15 major cities is unsafely managed, worsening urban sanitation crisis WASHINGTON (December 18, 2019)—The number of urban residents who lack safely managed sanitation services has increased from 1.9 billion in 2000 to 2.3 billion in 2015, costing $223 billion a year globally in health costs and lost productivity and wages. According to new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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How to Prevent City Climate Action from Becoming “Green Gentrification” 14.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 14 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs, homes and possessions. But some people were hit harder than others. Nearly two-thirds of jobs lost after the hurricane were lost by women, and ...
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How to Prevent City Climate Action from Becoming "Green Gentrification" 12.12.2019 WRI Stories
How to Prevent City Climate Action from Becoming "Green Gentrification" Comments|Add Comment|PrintGowanus Canal in Brooklyn, New York. Photo by Robert Wolcheck/Flickr When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans 14 years ago, hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs, homes and possessions. But some people were hit harder than others. Nearly two-thirds of jobs lost after the hurricane were lost by women, and nearly 80 percent of the population of flooded neighborhoods were people of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Putting People at the Center of Climate Action 12.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
This commentary explores the social and economic benefits that climate action can deliver and uses real world examples to show how these benefits can be used to further equity and ensure a just transition to a new climate economy. In ...
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Why human health must be at the center of climate action 11.12.2019 GreenBiz.com
Companies can exacerbate the challenges, but the private sector also positively contribute to solving these challenges.
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