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It Will Take More Than Single-Payer to Make Baltimore Healthy 20.11.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  “See that over there?” I pull over to the curb and Glenn Ross points to a half-acre patch of weeds and tall grass wedged between a railroad bridge and a new East Baltimore elementary school, the first to be built in the neighborhood in more than 30 years. “You’ve got the playground there and over there’s a brownfield”—the term for the sites where factories, refineries, and other businesses closed after poisoning the land and water beneath them. “Trains used to leave coal there,” Ross says. “Then a truck repair shop opened up. The ground there is hard and black with oil. Why would you ever build a school next to a contaminated site?” A burly Vietnam vet and one of Baltimore’s most seasoned activists, Ross has been on the front lines of dozens of the battles facing the city’s African American community, which today makes up two-thirds of Baltimore’s 620,000 residents. Now his priority is cleaning up the ...
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Imagining a New Social Order: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin in Conversation 19.11.2017 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) In a time of deep political, social and economic uncertainty for everyone (except the ultra-rich), Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin provide some theoretical and practical guidance for the left. This Truthout interview is an effort to help reimagine a realistic social order in an age when the old order is dying but the new has yet to be born. Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! We live in an age of illegitimate neoliberal hegemony and soaring political uncertainty. The evidence is all around: citizen disillusionment over mainstream political parties and the traditional conservative-liberal divide, massive inequality, ...
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The Daily 202: How EPA chief Scott Pruitt wants to redefine ‘environmentalism’ 17.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
In an interview, Pruitt explains why he wants to partner with the businesses he regulates.
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Meet the young activists fighting Enbridge's Line 3 oil pipeline 16.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A group of young people calling themselves the Youth Climate Intervenors have legal party status in the case over whether Enbridge's controversial oil pipeline gets approved.
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COP 23: Survival calls for stronger tribal voice at global climate conference 3.11.2017 Survival International
The Guajajara Guardians are a group of Brazilian Indians who protect their forest in the Amazon, and the uncontacted people who live in it. © Survival Survival International is calling for greater recognition from world leaders for tribal peoples’ crucial role in protecting the environment , ahead of the COP 23 conference in Bonn, Germany. The conference, which takes place between November 6 and November 17, is a follow up to the groundbreaking Paris climate talks in 2015, and brings together government representatives and activists from around the world, including some indigenous people, to discuss environmental issues. Survival has been leading the global call for a conservation model that respects tribal peoples’ rights. This has been increasingly acknowledged by key international figures, including the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz. Satellite images show that large areas of the Amazon are protected by indigenous territories. © Google Earth Davi ...
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Shad make strong comeback in Delaware River 30.10.2017 Philly.com News
Surveys conducted in the spring show that, overall, it was the ninth largest recording of migrating adult shad in 92 years of surveys.
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Four things you should know about food security in Africa 30.10.2017 Washington Post
Four things you should know about food security in Africa
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How to fix American democracy: Ideas that get beyond our day-to-day political upheaval 29.10.2017 Washington Post
As we approach the one-year anniversary of the election, 38 writers and artists propose solutions that could repair the underlying conditions bedeviling our system.
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Why Is a Dump for Hurricane Harvey Debris Next to an African American Community? 27.10.2017 Truthout.com
A month and a half after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, a temporary dumpsite for storm debris is endangering families' health and making these low-income homes unlivable. Countless trucks haul the debris -- ruined building material and household belongings previously submerged in floodwater but now covered with mold -- that now attract pests to the area. Tami Thomas-Pinkney with her daughter Trinity Handy on their front lawn in Port Arthur, Texas, across from one of the city's temporary dumpsites. (Photo: Julie Dermansky) Why doesn't this site have ads? In order to maintain our integrity, Truthout doesn't accept any advertising money. Help us keep it this way -- make a donation to support our independent journalism. Tami Thomas-Pinkney's house in Port Arthur, Texas, was not damaged when Hurricane Harvey soaked the city with up to 28 inches of rain on August 29. But now, a month and a half after the storm, she is preparing to move. Across the street from her family's home is a temporary dumpsite for storm ...
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This Life: For this witch, Wicca is about personal responsibility and growth 27.10.2017 Washington Post
This Life: For this witch, Wicca is about personal responsibility and growth
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Trump bowing to CIA on Kennedy assassination files is a reminder of how the presidency changes people 27.10.2017 Washington Post
Releasing all of the John F. Kennedy files could add fuel to conspiracy theories about the former president's death. But it’s really hard to tell national security officials “no” when they’re warning you of potential dangers to the country and its intelligence apparatus.
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Jeff Sessions Is in Charge of a Bribery Prosecution Involving Two of His Top Donors 25.10.2017 Mother Jones
In recent months, a political bribery scandal has gripped Alabama involving the state’s largest coal company and the powerful, politically connected law firm it retained to fend off a federal effort to clean up a badly polluted North Birmingham neighborhood—an undertaking that could result in major financial liability for the company. The controversy has already […]
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Emerging sustainability leaders envision breakthroughs 24.10.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Business sustainability can be a tight-knit circle, but these young professionals made connections at VERGE toward a more inclusive future.
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EPA refuses to act on smog pollution. Here’s what’s at stake. 24.10.2017 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is refusing to move forward with the implementation of health-based standards that protect Americans from dangerous ground-level ozone pollution — more commonly known as smog. That’s why Environmental Defense Fund, along with a broad coalition of public health and environmental groups, sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt informing […]
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Hearings begin on wild rice rule 23.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Public hearings on a proposed new rule designed to protect wild rice from sulfate pollution discharged from wastewater treatment plants, taconite mines and other industry get underway in St. Paul on Monday.
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In the shadows of Refinery Row, a parable of redevelopment and race 22.10.2017 Washington Post
As industry ensnares Corpus Christi’s minority Hillcrest neighborhood, homeowners are being offered several times the depressed value of their homes to move out. Can that offer serve as a model for a president who has vowed to slash the red tape of projects to prod development? Or will it stand as an uncommon example of progress on civil rights, housing and the environment?
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She began fighting climate change as a child. Now she sits on the DWP's board 21.10.2017 LA Times: Business
From the love for community instilled in her native Colombia, Aura Vasquez grew her passion into the focus of her life's work as an entrepreneur and DWP commissioner.
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The seven groups extractives companies must engage 17.10.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
From employees and business partners to small-scale miners, engaging with these groups means the difference between a successful project and failure.
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Tribes launch review of controversial MN pipeline project 14.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The tribes say their analysis will correct the "blatant inadequacies" of Minnesota's final environmental impact statement published in August detailing the potential effects of Enbridge Energy's Line 3 oil pipeline.
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The Daily 202: Throwing a bomb into the insurance markets, Trump now owns the broken health-care system 13.10.2017 Washington Post
The Daily 202: Throwing a bomb into the insurance markets, Trump now owns the broken health-care system
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