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RELEASE: 5 Finalists in Urban Transformation Announced for WRI Ross Prize for Cities 12.12.2018 WRI Stories
RELEASE: 5 Finalists in Urban Transformation Announced for WRI Ross Prize for Cities Projects from Colombia, India, South Africa, Tanzania and Turkey were chosen for their economic, environmental and social impact WASHINGTON, DC (December 12, 2018)—From an extensive field of nearly 200 applications from around the world, WRI Ross Center announced the finalists for the first WRI Ross Prize for Cities today. Five projects from Colombia, India, South Africa, Tanzania and Turkey were chosen for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
A Brief Summation of ESA’s Work to Diversify the Field and Stop Harassment 6.12.2018 EcoTone
Blogpost from ESA President Laura Huenneke December 5, 2018 I’ve often despaired of the slow progress the ecological science community is making toward reflecting the diversity of society overall. One advancement is the acknowledgment that diversifying STEM fields is not just about recruitment, but even more about retention. So many efforts over the past decades ...
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How the Blue Wave Swelled to a Tsunami in Orange County 30.11.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File Democratic Representative-elect Katie Porter speaks during an election night event on in Tustin, California.  Ever since California’s Orange County helped power the rise of Barry Goldwater and the Reagan Revolution, political observers have viewed it as the quintessential Republican stronghold.  Such congressional representatives as Dana Rohrabacher and Robert Dornan personified the belligerent far right, the Orange County Register promoted a hard-edged libertarian worldview, and Republican lawmakers such as Christopher Cox, Darrel Issa, and Ed Royce wielded considerable clout on Capitol Hill.      Named for orange groves long vanished, the suburban region south of Los Angeles was known for Disneyland, beautiful beaches, master planned communities, and a powerful conservative business class that exercised national political influence via the Lincoln Club, a high-rolling conservative fundraising group. Republican senators from across the nation made the pilgrimage to Orange ...
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Transforming America’s 'Hidden Tribes' into a Progressive Majority 22.11.2018 American Prospect
Anna Stonehouse/The Aspen Times via AP A voter drops an election ballot off at the Pitkin County Administration box in Aspen, Colorado.  Since progressives are only a slice of the larger body politic in America, is it possible to build a sustainable governing progressive majority by appealing to the majority of voters who are fed up with the polarized political climate? I have been pondering that question in light of the recent midterm elections and in light of a groundbreaking, recently-released  study  of American political attitudes.  The research was conducted by a group called More in Common, an international group of progressive political operatives, thinkers, and researchers based in London and New York who are working to address the growth of political polarization and the rise of ethno-nationalist populism in France, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Over the past year, the More in Common team conducted extensive surveys with 8,000 Americans as well as in-depth interviews with a smaller ...
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Policy News: November 19, 2018 20.11.2018 EcoTone
ESA Policy News In This Issue: NSF BIO Rescinds Proposal Submission Caps  The National Science Foundation reverses restrictions on the numbers of grant proposal PIs can submit a year. Mid-term Elections Bring New Science and Environmental Leadership to Congress. New committee leaders plan hearings on climate change, propose to re-center science. Congress Senate passes compromise ...
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Quebec's new government putting up barriers to cultural diversity and ignoring the environment 12.11.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Will Dubitsky Quebec's new provincial government, formed for the first time by the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) under the leadership of Premier François Legault, brings with it a new approach that proposes to shift the way the province manages immigration, deals with minority religious groups, represents Montreal and addresses climate change. These changes were outlined during the campaign. The shift that has received the most attention so far deals with religious symbols, a matter that Legault said he will handle himself. The new government aims to restrict all public employees in a position of authority -- judges, law enforcement officers, correctional employees and teachers -- from wearing religious symbols. The move is based, Legault has said, on the need to separate religion and the state. On October 3, new deputy premier Geneviève Guilbault announced that public officials would have a choice of removing their religious symbols or finding another job elsewhere in the public service. But the current ...
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Quebec’s new government putting up barriers to cultural diversity and ignoring the environment 12.11.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Will Dubitsky Quebec’s new provincial government, formed for the first time by the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) under the leadership of Premier François Legault, brings with it a new approach that proposes to shift the way the province manages immigration, deals with minority religious groups, represents Montreal and addresses climate change. These changes were outlined during the campaign. The shift that has received the most attention so far deals with religious symbols, a matter that Legault said he will handle himself. The new government aims to restrict all public employees in a position of authority – judges, law enforcement officers, correctional employees and teachers – from wearing religious symbols.  The move is based, Legault has said, on the need to separate religion and the state. On October 3, new deputy premier Geneviève Guilbault announced that public officials would have a choice of removing their religious symbols or finding another job elsewhere in the public service. But the current ...
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Judge puts Keystone XL Pipeline on hold pending further environmental study 9.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Judge Brian Morris wrote the State Department's analysis of the pipeline's potential environmental impact fell short of a "hard look" on several items, including greenhouse gas emissions.
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The Trade Strategy We Need 24.10.2018 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine.  Subscribe here .  Hardly a week goes by without another U.S. tariff hike on China, Mexico, Canada, or one of our European allies. Different justifications are given each time: to stop Mexicans from immigrating to the United States, to shrink the trade deficit, to make China and Germany play by the rules, and of course, to “make America great again.” But Trump’s tariff tantrum is doomed to fail because it isn’t driven by a clear idea of what is wrong with the system. His policies will inflict pain on the United States and across the global economy, and crack the foundations of the international system. Worse, they are not part of an underlying economic strategy to restore balanced and equitable growth in the U.S. and world economy. The one real bright spot is that Trump’s actions have revived an overdue debate about reform of the global trading system. Argument has been going on for decades, while trade policy was made by a ...
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Jim Kenney 1,000 days in: The fine print of the Philly mayor's promises 10.10.2018 Philly.com News
End stop-and-frisk. Implement universal pre-K. Send tens of millions of dollars more to Philadelphia's schools. Create family-sustaining jobs. On his 1,000th day in office, Mayor Jim Kenney released a progress report. We ran a fine-tooth comb through it to determine what he's really gotten done.
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3 challenges — and opportunities — for businesses to help save tropical forests 10.10.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Research shows climate finance is reaching most jurisdictions, but slowly.
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The business of clean energy equity for all 9.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Here are three ways to advance a inclusive, green economy.
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Environmental, tribal groups ask PUC to reconsider Line 3 26.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Environmental and tribal groups have asked the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to reconsider its approval of Enbridge Energy's plans to replace its aging Line 3 crude oil pipeline across northern Minnesota.
Report Report: Disclosure, climate action, water and inclusive growth 25.9.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
A monthly wrap-up of recent research on sustainable business and clean technology reports you need to know.
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It's up to Indigenous and environmental groups to protect the public interest 19.9.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Pamela Palmater Despite objections from some of the Indigenous groups about the consultation process, the Federal Court of Appeal (in Tsleil-Waututh Nation et al. v. Canada (Attorney General) 2018 FCA 153) held that Canada acted in good faith and that the consultation framework it used was appropriate. This was a four-phase process which was to include (1) early engagement, (2) National Energy Board (NEB) hearing, (3) governor-in-council consideration and (4) regulatory authorization processes. Where Canada fell down was in Phase III of the consultation process in that it did not meaningfully consider the concerns of the Indigenous groups or attempt to accommodate or mitigate those concerns. There was no substantive discussion about Indigenous rights and the Federal Court of Appeal found that federal officials did little more than act as "note-takers." The court agreed with the Indigenous groups that Canada's notes, referred to as the Consultation Chronologies, "should be approached with caution" for ...
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Bemidji Line 3 pipeline protest indicates renewed opposition after regulatory approval 30.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
About 50 environmentalists marched down 3rd Street in downtown Bemidji Wednesday afternoon, linking arms across the intersection at Beltrami Avenue to stop traffic.
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Report Report: Corporate conservation, youth and disrupting luxury 21.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A monthly wrap-up of recent research on sustainable business and clean technology reports you need to know.
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Beyond books: A community library where reading is thinking 17.8.2018 Citizen Matters
In New Delhi and Gurgaon, The Community Library Project is taking reading to all sections of society with the involvement of the local community. Providing more than just books, the library is a lively space and engages its members through workshops and events.
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Court orders ban on harmful pesticide, says EPA violated law 10.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the Trump administration endangered public health by keeping a widely used pesticide on the market despite extensive scientific evidence that even tiny levels of exposure can harm babies' brains.
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How this skincare company is improving its products to save coral reefs 7.8.2018 GreenBiz.com
All Good's solution-oriented, activism-based business strategy means pushing for both environmental and employee well-being.
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