User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Regional
Category: Environmental Justice :: Impacts
Last updated: Jun 29 2016 20:24 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Letter: Common Core math is a waste of time 29.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
As a person who tutored quite a few high school kids in algebra over the years, I was happy to help when my daughter said her child was having problems in math. I thought, “No problem.” I looked at the first question, and it was not math. It was not even sensible. I asked my daughter about it, and she replied it was Common Core. I had heard here and there a few snippets about Common Core, but this was my first direct exposure to it. The question required a three-sentence explanation for a simpl...
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Oakland City Council votes to ban coal 28.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah’s push to export its coal culminated in a raucous Oakland City Council meeting Monday, when officials debated, and ultimately approved, an ordinance banning the chunky fossil fuel from passing through a major deep-water port taking shape on the shores of the Bay Area city. The coal debate has sharply divided this port city, where blacks flocked in the 1940s for military support and longshoremen jobs along a busy waterfront — but today struggle with poor health measures and stubborn unemploy... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Oakland proposes ban on coal handling -- potentially derailing Utah port investment 25.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Citing potential impacts of coal dust on public health and safety, Oakland city staffers are recommending that elected leaders of this Bay Area city ban coal storage, effectively derailing Utah’s hopes of moving its coal through an export terminal proposed for a deep-water port under development on city-owned property. The Oakland City Council is holding a special meeting Monday evening to discuss a 200-page report prepared by an outside consultant and consider a proposed ordinance prohibiting t...
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Evicted by climate change 24.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Government regulations forced the Yup’ik to give up their semi-nomadic existence. Now, the land where they settled is vanishing.
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Keillor: Being a tragic hero is a huge waste of time 22.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
I saw one of my novels at a yard sale last week and it appeared to have been used as a coaster. The interior was quite pristine but there were rings of rust on the cover where wet glasses had been set. It was on sale for 35 cents. Had I known I was only writing a coaster, maybe I wouldn’t have worked so hard on the themes and motifs, the connotations and so forth, but that’s just the way life is. There’s a lot of wastage. No way around it. You take your kids to the ballpark to experience the gre... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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To manage the stress of trauma, schools are teaching students how to relax 19.6.2016 Durango Herald
(c) 2016, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - One morning before math, the fourth-graders took a little vacation. To soft music, they walked through woods, climbed a mountain and lifted off with imaginary wings, flying over an ocean, a gentle breeze on their faces. One student saw a school of fish; another spotted a rainbow.
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In praise of a wild West 17.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A 21st-century vision for Western public lands, including their role in solving challenges like climate change.
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Why our relationship to the public lands must evolve 17.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A 21st-century vision for Western lands, including their role in solving challenges like climate change.
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The EPA has deemed the drinking water toxic in these three Colorado towns 16.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Invisible toxic chemicals are contaminating drinking water for 80,000 people south of Colorado Springs, one of 63 areas nationwide where the chemicals widely used to fight petroleum fires have been measured at levels the EPA deems dangerous.
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Deputies: Gator drags toddler into water near Disney resort 15.6.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Authorities are searching for a child who was dragged into the water by an alligator near Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando.
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Scientists to report results of fracking air pollution study 14.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Scientists are about to report the results of a three-year study of air pollution from western Colorado fracking wells.
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Don’t Miss: Giant, inflatable rabbits light up Denver’s tallest buildings 14.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Arts Brookfield, one of downtown Denver's biggest landlords, is going huge with its art exhibits this month, installing artist Amanda Parer's giant, inflatable rabbits in front of its two tallest buildings.
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Denver garden calendar, June 11-17, 2016 11.6.2016 Denver Post: Lifestyles
CLASSES & WORKSHOPS Gove Community Garden Through October: Learn to compost from food scraps and yard waste. Registration is first-come, first-served and is open one month prior to each class. Free, but registration is required. 1325 Colorado Blvd., Denver, 303-292-9900, dug.org/compost SAVE THE DATE Denver Botanic Gardens June 19: First Bloom Rose Display, in the […]
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Voter Guide: U.S. House District 1 Democratic primary 9.6.2016 Denver Post: All Political News
The Denver Post sent a questionnaire to each of the candidates on Colorado’s primary ballot to give voters a little more insight into their platforms. Their answers (very lightly edited for spelling and formatting) are below. For more coverage of the 2016 Primary election, check out denverpost.com/politics. Jump to a candidate: Diana DeGette (not yet […]
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Malaria-proof mosquito? Tool promising but needs more study 9.6.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
A powerful new technology holds the promise of rapidly altering genes to make malaria-proof mosquitoes, eliminate their Zika-carrying cousins or wipe out an invasive species, but a report Wednesday says these “gene drives” aren’t ready to let loose in the wild just yet.
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Congress backs putting chemicals under fed scrutiny 8.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Toxic chemicals used in everyday products such as household cleaners, clothing and furniture have been linked to serious illnesses, including cancer, infertility, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease. Under current law, only a small fraction of chemicals used in these products have been reviewed for safety. A bill that Congress sent President Barack Obama on Tuesday would set new safety standards for asbestos and other dangerous chemicals, including formaldehyde, styrene and BPA, that have gone unre... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Letter: Our grandchildren could be paying for prison liabilities 6.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Did anyone else notice that the same day it was announced in The Tribune that the new prison site could be plagued by toxic dust, there was also an article regarding Arizona Sheriff Joe Apaio’s illegal actions, which have resulted in payouts to his victims? The court-ordered settlement amount could reach millions of dollars, and Maricopa County taxpayers will have to foot that bill. If the prison is built on the currently approved site, prisoners and prison personnel face the potential for a ple... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Five myths about gentrification 4.6.2016 Durango Herald
(c) 2016, Special to The Washington Post.
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Why the EPA fails to enforce the Civil Rights act 3.6.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Despite a new environmental justice action plan, the EPA has a poor record of protecting communities of color from toxic environments.
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News roundup: What 3,500 lawsuits say about Donald Trump 2.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
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