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Newsletter: Beyond Con Law 101 5.12.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES Beyond Con Law 101 The House Judiciary Committee's first impeachment hearing yesterday featured four legal scholars testifying about whether President Trump's actions were impeachable offenses under the Constitution.

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RELEASE: Significant Risk of Water-Related Conflict in Parts of Iraq, Iran, Mali, Nigeria, India and Pakistan Over Next 12 Months 5.12.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Significant Risk of Water-Related Conflict in Parts of Iraq, Iran, Mali, Nigeria, India and Pakistan Over Next 12 Months New Water, Peace and Security tool uses machine learning to predict violent conflicts, with an 86% success rate GENEVA (December 5, 2019)—What if we could predict violent conflicts before they arise and help stop them? A groundbreaking new tool, launched today by the Water, Peace and Security (WPS) partnership, can predict the risk of violent conflicts up to 12... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Walmart to stop selling Water Gremlin products 5.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The fishing-sinker manufacturer based in White Bear Township is working to reduce lead dust leaving the plant under a court-approved plan. Children living with employees were found to have elevated blood lead levels.
Policy News: December 3, 2019 4.12.2019 EcoTone
The Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award Applications are now being accepted. ESA is now accepting applications for its 2020 Katherine S. McCarter Graduate Student Policy Award. Offered each year, this award gives graduate students an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC for science policy training with opportunities to meet with lawmakers on Capitol ...
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A chemical dip is the greenest way to go after death. It’s now available in Arvada. 3.12.2019 Denver Post: Business
An entrepreneur in Arvada has launched an end-of-life company that touts alkaline hydrolysis -- or water cremation -- as a more environmentally friendly way than flame cremation or burial of disposing of peoples' bodies after they die.
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New Jersey takes major steps forward on lead in drinking water 3.12.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director. When it comes to addressing the challenge of lead service lines (LSLs), recent event in New Jersey have set the stage for long-term progress amid short-term crises. The watershed moment came on October 10, when Jersey Water Works and Governor Phil Murphy held a joint press conference announcing their […]
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Chile’s Protests Offer Lessons on Social Inequality and Climate Action 2.12.2019 THE CITY FIX
Chile withdrew as host of this year’s UN climate conference amid widespread unrest, but that doesn’t mean that fighting climate change should be pushed into second place behind addressing social inequality. On the contrary, the situation in Chile shows all countries that the social and climate ...
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A U.S. tribe wants to resume whale hunting. Should it revive this tradition? 1.12.2019 LA Times: Environment

The Makah tribe wants to resume hunting gray whales, allowed under a U.S. treaty. But marine law forbids it, and even advocates of Native American rights question the ethics.

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Colorado rethinks dam safety as climate change heightens risk for state’s 27 “unsatisfactory” structures 1.12.2019 Denver Post: Local
A Denver Post examination of state records and interviews with dam safety officials found that, among 432 high-hazard dams statewide where failure likely would kill people, 27 are rated by state inspectors as unsatisfactory. A dozen have been classified that way for more than five years, records show.
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Ex-EPA chief Ruckelshaus, who quit in Watergate's 'Saturday Night Massacre,' dies at 87 28.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

A former EPA chief, Ruckelshaus quit his U.S. Justice Department job rather than carry out President Richard Nixon's order to fire a Watergate special prosecutor.

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Chile’s Protests Offer Lessons on Social Inequality and Climate Action 28.11.2019 WRI Stories
Chile’s Protests Offer Lessons on Social Inequality and Climate Action Comments|Add Comment|PrintProtests in Santiago, Chile. Photo by Carlos Figueroa/Wikimedia Commons Chile withdrew as host of this year’s UN climate conference amid widespread unrest, but that doesn’t mean that fighting climate change should be pushed into second place behind addressing social inequality. On the contrary, the situation in Chile shows all countries that the social and climate crises cannot be treated... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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New LADWP commissioner works for a company that markets water and power 27.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Nicole Neeman Brady, an executive at Renewable Resources Group, said she's "not aware of any conflicts of interest" but will recuse herself if needed.

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Report Report: Carbon bubble, resilient ag, water-smart future, SDG finance 26.11.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A round-up of recent reports on sustainable business and clean technology.
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Water Could Limit Our Ability to Feed the World. These 9 Graphics Explain Why 26.11.2019 WRI Stories
Water Could Limit Our Ability to Feed the World. These 9 Graphics Explain Why Comments|Add Comment|PrintOne-third of irrigated crops face extremely high water stress, according to data on Aqueduct Food. Photo by Lance Cheung/USDA To feed the world, we need to pay more attention to water. To nourish a growing global population, we’ll need to produce 56% more calories by 2050, while dealing with increasing climate-driven water risks like droughts and competition over resources.  If we don’t... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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RELEASE: One-Third of All Irrigated Crops Face Extremely High Water Stress 26.11.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: One-Third of All Irrigated Crops Face Extremely High Water Stress New Aqueduct Food (Beta) tool maps water risk and crops to identify priority hotspots for food and water insecurity WASHINGTON (November 25, 2019)—Competition for water resources is increasing as agriculture, municipalities and industries pull from the same scarce freshwater sources. The World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct tool recently revealed that 17 countries, home to a quarter of the world’s population, face... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Opinion: Our food is tainted with E. coli, yet the FDA is rolling back safety rules 26.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Trump is rolling back rules to prevent E. coli outbreaks like the Salinas lettuce recall that hospitalized 28 people in 16 states.

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These 21 projects are democratizing data for farmers 25.11.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
On fields across the world, phones, tablets, drones and other technologies are changing how food is grown. Through these devices, artificial intelligence (AI) — technology able to perform tasks that require human intelligence — may help farmers use the techniques they already know and trust on a bigger scale. And big data — data sets that reveal telling patterns about growth, yield, weather and more — may help farmers make better decisions before crises strike.
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At a Protest in Arizona, Border Communities Are Fighting Trump’s Wall 24.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. On a Saturday morning in early November, Edwina Vogan and a few of her friends drove over two hours from the Phoenix suburbs to southern Arizona to protest new wall construction at the US-Mexico border. By the time […]
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Newsom administration sends mixed signals on delta endangered species protections 22.11.2019 LA Times: Environment

Sending mixed signals, California said it will sue to block Trump rollback of endangered species protections but also proposed delta water operations that partially echo Trump plans.

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Next-generation corporate sustainability leadership: new lines of accountability 22.11.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Risk disclosure. Regular reporting. Performance management. We need it all.
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