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UNICEF And ETHDenver Explore Blockchain For Good 17.2.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
At ETHDenver, UNICEF Ventures will prototype its recently developed positive action token with the Bounties Network.
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In allowing Line 3 appeal, Walz wades into most contentious issue yet 13.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Just a month into the job, Gov. Tim Walz waded into one of the state's most contentious battlegrounds Tuesday with the announcement that he will continue an appeal of an oil pipeline project his predecessor began last year.
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Walz's Commerce Dept. to renew Line 3 appeal 12.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Last summer, state utility regulators approved the controversial $2.6 billion pipeline replacement project. Former Gov. Mark Dayton's administration appealed that decision. Walz announced Tuesday his administration will file its own challenge.
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MN lawmaker: Get the kids outside — just not today 31.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A Minnesota lawmaker wants to fund programs that would encourage more children who live in cities around the state to enjoy the outdoors. Jamie Becker-Finn says the state needs to "build future conservationists."
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“Protect Our Coast. Protect Their Future” Commercial Shows What’s at Stake for Future Generations of America 30.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
“Protect Our Coast. Protect Their Future” Commercial Shows What’s at Stake for Future Generations of America
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Peru’s Indigenous Communities Manage Their Forests. Others Should Follow Their Lead 24.1.2019 WRI Stories
Peru’s Indigenous Communities Manage Their Forests. Others Should Follow Their Lead Comments|Add Comment|PrintHarvesting sago along the Tuba River in Maluku province, Indonesia. Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/CIFOR. Peruvian indigenous communities have shown themselves to be exceptional environmental and conservation leaders. Their leaders have worked for a decade to ensure a government commitment to conserve 54 million hectares of forest, as a part of the REDD+ program. REDD+ includes country... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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'As World Teeters on Brink of Climate Catastrophe,' 600+ Groups Demand Congress Back Visionary Green New Deal 19.1.2019 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

On behalf of their millions of members and supporters, 626 environmental organizations on Thursday demanded that U.S. policymakers "pursue visionary and affirmative legislative action" such as a Green New Deal to combat the "urgent threat" of the global climate crisis.

"As the world teeters on the brink of climate catastrophe, we're calling on Congress to take large-scale action," said Bill Snape of the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), which signed the letter (pdf) to lawmakers. "Americans want a livable future for their children, and that requires keeping fossil fuels in the ground while greening the economy on a wartime footing."

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Bipartisan Congressional Bill Would Help Keep Our Children Safe from Mercury 18.1.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Bipartisan Congressional Bill Would Help Keep Our Children Safe from Mercury
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The Green Movement Has a Diversity Problem. And It’s Getting Worse. 16.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The number of people of color working at the nation’s top green organizations is shrinking. Green 2.0, an initiative launched in 2013 to increase racial diversity in the environmental movement, released its second annual diversity report card this week. Across the board, large NGOs and foundations are […]
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The Costly, Complicated Process of Cleaning Up a Toxic River 10.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. East of Spokane, Washington, the ghost of decades-old industrial pollution still haunts the groundwater. Laden with chemicals that can cause cancer and developmental disabilities, the subsurface water flows into the Spokane River before it winds through the city and then […]
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EPA backs down from plan that could have allowed youth farmworkers to handle pesticides 10.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Environmental Protection Agency has abandoned plans to roll back a set of protections for farmworkers, including a proposal to ease Obama-era regulations requiring anyone working with dangerous pesticides to be at least 18 years old.

Passed in 2015, the rules became a target of the EPA a year...

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Year in Review: 18 numbers that tell 2018’s story of the environment, health, and climate 21.12.2018 Climate 411 - Environmental Defense Fund
2018 brought with it a torrent of stories that now shape the world we live in and will shape 2019 and years to come. From a disgraced EPA Administrator, to urgent reports on climate change, the year showed how far we’ve come and how much work remains—especially as President Trump and his administration continue to […]
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Line 3 pipeline opponents file suit challenging state approval 20.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Environmental groups and Native American tribes filed separate lawsuits Wednesday aimed at blocking the state's recent approval of the Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project.
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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Trump administration’s own analyses indicate many of its new regulations will hurt vulnerable Americans 20.11.2018 LA Times: Environment

President Trump’s push to roll back federal regulations will take a significant toll on Americans’ health and finances, according to a surprising source — the Trump administration itself.

These human costs – which include more deaths from air pollution, higher medical bills and increased student...

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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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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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