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7 ways for cities to slash plastic pollution 18.6.2019 GreenBiz.com
Let's send community cleanup days to the trash heap.
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Policy News: June 17, 2019 17.6.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: NSF BIO Advisory Committee Considers NEON User Engagement, No-deadline Policy A subcommittee tasked with understanding the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) user engagement recommended the formation of a separate entity for community user engagement. Member Opportunities Apply to join the Rapid Response Team. Congress House Science Committee holds hearings on IPBES Global ...
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DWP chief David Wright to step down as scrutiny grows over ratepayer settlement 14.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

David Wright, general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power since 2016, will step down Oct. 1, Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office said Friday.

His planned departure follows new controversy over the $67-million settlement in 2017 of a class-action lawsuit brought by DWP customers who...

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Newly released documents detail EPA's concerns over PolyMet 14.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Staff scientists at the EPA had serious concerns last year that the PolyMet copper-nickel mine might not be able to meet state and federal water quality standards under the Clean Water Act, according to documents released Thursday.
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On record-high lakes, cabin owners' dreams underwater 13.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Most of the Minnesota rivers that flooded this spring have returned to more normal levels. But some lakes around the state remain historically high, causing property damage, eroding shorelines and frustrating lake property owners.
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Don’t like Newsom’s state budget? Blame California Republicans 13.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

These are some highlights — lowlights? — of a new state budget crafted by Gov. Gavin Newsom and the heavily Democratic Legislature:

— Government health insurance for young adult immigrants living here illegally.

— A $1.7-billion income tax increase to finance a wealth redistribution program called...

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Hong Kong extradition bill violence escalates as police fire tear gas and rubber bullets at protesters 12.6.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Acrid clouds of tear gas still hung in the air as Avery Cheng crouched to the floor, weeping, on a pedestrian overpass. Crowds of young protesters in T-shirts and surgical masks sprinted past, coughing and splashing water in their eyes.

Armored police in riot gear marched toward the running crowds,...

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Hong Kong Protests: Police Attack Activists With Rubber Bullets, Tear Gas and Water Cannons 12.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Tens of thousands of people have shut down the city center to protest a bill that would allow extradition to China.
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Environmental group can join Denver Water, Boulder County lawsuit over Gross Reservoir expansion 12.6.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
An environmental group's motion to intervene in a dispute between Denver Water and Boulder County over the proposed expansion of Gross Reservoir was granted by a judge on Tuesday.
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Fact check: No sign of Trump-Mexico deal on farm goods 10.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The president tweeted that he had won the agreement to benefit America's "great patriot farmers," and that U.S. sales would begin "immediately." There isn't any sign of that happening, however. Mexican officials denied that anything on agriculture was included in the deal on border security reached Friday to avert Trump's threatened tariffs.
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Gabriel Halimi wants to make sure you never waste a drop of water 9.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Gabriel Halimi, 37, is chief executive of Flo Technologies Inc., a Culver City company that he founded with his father, Henry, who invented the firm’s central device. Flo’s smart detector connects to a home’s main water supply line and employs proprietary AI technology to monitor use and determine...

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L.A. is swamped with 311 complaints over homeless camps. But are the cleanups pointless? 7.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green
Requests for sweeps of homeless encampments have jumped almost 170% since 2016. That has led to a cycle of cleanups that many now say works for no one in L.A.
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What do the next 20 years hold for the healthcare industry? 7.6.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
It's time to think and act quickly to brace for the global impacts of climate change on health.
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FDA finds surprisingly high levels of PFAS in certain foods – including chocolate cake 3.6.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director and Maricel Maffini, Ph.D., Consultant As reported by the Associated Press today, at a conference last week in Helsinki, Finland, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) presented the results of three studies it conducted of 16 per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in various foods. A friend who attended the conference […]
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Wolves, deer and a new state bee: How the environment fared at the Legislature 3.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
There was a lot of give-and-take at the last minute between the DFL-controlled House and Republican-controlled Senate. Some provisions -- like establishing grants to get kids outdoors -- made it through, while others -- like lifting the state's ban on new nuclear power plants -- were abandoned.
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8 Must-Watch Environmental Documentaries to Kick Off Your Summer 3.6.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Another Memorial Day, another Mountainfilm Festival. Since 1979, outdoor enthusiasts and environmental activists alike have flocked to the mountain town of Telluride, Colorado, to watch the drama of the natural world unfold on the big screen. Grist, the media sponsor of this […]
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Why does California’s public health department treat CBD like poison? 3.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — the nation’s second most powerful Republican — and California’s Democratic state legislators completely agree on one thing: Marijuana’s cousin hemp should be fully legalized.

As the late U.S. House Speaker Tip O’Neill famously said: “All politics is...

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Coastal recovery and resilience: bringing a damaged wetland back to life 31.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
An ambitious wetlands restoration project is underway on Delaware Bay, where scientists are using innovative methods to revive a badly damaged salt marsh.
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Why this man could end up in jail for helping to save migrant lives 31.5.2019 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
"Every life is sacred, and every soul is a precious gift from heaven." So said President Donald J. Trump at the National Prayer Breakfast last February 7. Trump's Christian posturing would be laughable if his policies weren't so cruel and often deadly. Take, for example, asylum-seekers crossing the U.S. southern border. Hundreds of thousands of people are fleeing violence in Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador and Mexico. Increasingly militarized and violent enforcement of border security has driven desperate migrants further from official ports of entry, forcing many to embark on dangerous treks through the scorching deserts of the American Southwest. Scott Warren, a geographer and educator who volunteers with the humanitarian aid groups No More Deaths and Ajo Samaritans, is on trial now in federal court in Tucson, Arizona. If convicted, he could spend 20 years in prison for giving migrants in need, according to his indictment, "food, water, beds and clean clothes." Before heading to his first day in court ...
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No such thing as the Poop Fairy: Duluth tries whimsy offensive on scofflaw dog owners 30.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Every spring, the piles of dog waste that were frozen all winter start to melt. It's a messy, potentially hazardous problem. So the parks department is reminding residents to pick up after their pets.
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