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California lawmakers vote to phase out toxic firefighting foam 31.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

Senate bill requires fire departments, chemical plants and oil refineries to phase out a toxic firefighting foam

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As San Luis Valley’s water shortage intensifies, Gov. Jared Polis mulls climate warming adaptation 30.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
How to adapt to a hotter, drier world is emerging as a do-or-die mission for people living around the arid West.
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Disasters Are Driving a Mental Health Crisis. The Only Federal Program to Address It Is Underfunded. 25.8.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Barbara Herndon lay in the center of her bed, muscles tensed, eyes on the television. She was waiting for the storm. All morning on that day in late May, the news had covered the cold front slouching south […]
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The rise (and rise) of sustainability-linked finance 24.8.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The rise (and rise) of sustainability-linked finance Joel Makower Mon, 08/24/2020 - 02:11 One silver lining of this horrific moment is the rise of loans, bonds and other financial instruments linked to sustainability outcomes. In this sense, "sustainability" is broadly defined to include environmental issues as well as social ones. And, more recently, a new subcategory of, yes, pandemic-related issues. Indeed, the pandemic response is being financed in part through bonds designed to fund development of vaccines or treatments, support healthcare systems fighting the outbreak or provide relief efforts, such as for cities and counties facing budgetary challenges due to lost revenues and emergency spending. As of the end of May, governments, banks, companies and others raised just over $150 billion globally from selling pandemic bonds, according to research by BNP Paribas, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. "These instruments will contribute to the economic recovery of many sectors and will emphasize ...
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Thousands allowed to bypass environmental rules in pandemic 24.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Thousands of oil and gas operations, government facilities and other sites won permission to stop monitoring for hazardous emissions or otherwise bypass rules intended to protect health and the environment because of the coronavirus outbreak, The Associated Press has found.
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New films. No vaccine. Why three new movies are testing out reopened movie theaters 21.8.2020 LA Times: Health

As theater chains reopen across the country, "Unhinged," "Words on Bathroom Walls" and "Cut Throat City" lead the first wave of new movies to open in theaters amid the pandemic.

Some California cities think they're safe from sea level rise. They're not, new data show 17.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

As sea levels rise, so will groundwater. A new study shows where rising groundwater could lead to flooding and damage in California.

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A Wildlife Refuge Under Siege at the Border 16.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. During the fall of 2019, the Department of Homeland Security began pumping large amounts of water from a southern Arizona aquifer to mix concrete for the Trump administration’s border wall. The aquifer is an essential water source […]
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California oil production limits stall in Legislature, leaving the issue to Newsom 14.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

Legislation to put mandated minimum space between oil wells and homes, as well as schools and playgrounds, failed passage in a California Senate committee.

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2020: Fossil fuels are dead, long live the sun 13.8.2020 GreenBiz.com
2020: Fossil fuels are dead, long live the sun Hunter Lovins Thu, 08/13/2020 - 00:15 We’re female entrepreneurs and environmentalists. We’ve spent decades promoting clean energy technologies. In this strangest of all years, as the death toll mounts from a disease caused by human incursions into once intact ecosystems, we’re observing another death — the demise of fossil fuels. Is that possible? Consider this: In April, Royal Dutch Shell, one of the largest companies in the world, announced its intent to become a net-zero carbon company by 2050. When oil and gas companies say that they’re getting out of oil and gas, shouldn’t you? No doubt Shell is counting on some miracle like carbon capture to preserve its adherence to a century-old business model of selling oil. And who could blame it? For years, extracting the black gold from the ground, processing it, then selling gasoline, fuel oil, petrochemicals and other refined products has been one of the most profitable businesses in history. In 2008, Exxon ...
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New Weedkiller Studies Raise Concern for Reproductive Health 13.8.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

As Bayer AG seeks to discount concerns that Monsanto’s glyphosate-based herbicides cause cancer, several new studies are raising questions about the chemical’s potential impact on reproductive health.

An assortment of animal studies released this summer indicate that glyphosate exposures impact reproductive organs and could threaten fertility, adding fresh evidence that the weed killing agent might be an endocrine disruptor. Endocrine disrupting chemicals may mimic or interfere with the body’s hormones and are linked with developmental and reproductive problems as well as brain and immune system dysfunction.

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Minh Phan's bread-and-butter pickles 11.8.2020 L.A. Times - Food & Dining

Porridge + Puffs chef Minh Phan shares her recipe for bread-and-butter pickles

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Online education was a mess in the spring. As COVID-19 prompts schools to stay virtual, will it get better this fall? 31.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
As online instruction promises to continue through the fall at least, the anxiety among students, parents and teachers is starting to build.
Sketchbook Brewing launches ambitiously in Skokie on Friday in shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic 30.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
Sketchbook Brewing opens a large brewery and taproom in Skokie, but stakes are altered by the coronavirus pandemic.
57 cool walks in L.A. that get you 10,000 steps 28.7.2020 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

These walking routes will help you explore the city and keep you fit.

Ranking 41 US States Decoupling Emissions and GDP Growth 28.7.2020 WRI Stories
Ranking 41 US States Decoupling Emissions and GDP Growth Comments|Add Comment|PrintClean energy & technology, like this rancher's solar water pump, can help states decouple emissions from GDP. Photo by Lance Cheung/USDA. Between 2005 and 2017, 41 U.S. states and the District of Columbia reduced their energy-related carbon dioxide emissions while increasing real gross domestic product, debunking the myth that economic growth can only occur by compromising the health of the planet. In a new... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The Estée Lauder Companies' sustainability leader on racial justice, 'sector-agnostic' solutions 27.7.2020 GreenBiz.com
The Estée Lauder Companies' sustainability leader on racial justice, 'sector-agnostic' solutions Heather Clancy Mon, 07/27/2020 - 01:30 In the four years since Nancy Mahon assumed responsibility for CSR and sustainability strategy at The Estée Lauder Companies — she's currently senior vice president of corporate citizenship and sustainability — her team has launched a series of new initiatives that are a "first" among her organization's sector. The list includes the company's first virtual power purchase agreement for 22 megawatts, a move made in pursuit of its 2020 net-zero carbon emission goal. More recently, it energized on-site two solar arrays — one at its Melville, New York, campus that will produce 1,800 megawatt-hours of power annually, and a smaller one at the Aveda brand's campus in Minnesota. The New York installation will provide 100 percent of the electricity required for its Joseph H. Lauder office facility, while the Minnesota one will contribute up to 50 percent — the remainder of its ...
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Estée Lauder's sustainability leader on racial justice, 'sector-agnostic' solutions 27.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Estée Lauder's sustainability leader on racial justice, 'sector-agnostic' solutions Heather Clancy Mon, 07/27/2020 - 01:30 In the six years since Nancy Mahon assumed responsibility for CSR and sustainability strategy at Estée Lauder Companies — she's currently senior vice president of corporate citizenship and sustainability — her team has launched a series of new initiatives that are a "first" among her organization's sector. The list includes the company's first virtual power purchase agreement for 22 megawatts, a move made in pursuit of its 2020 net-zero carbon emission goal. More recently, it energized on-site two solar arrays — one at its Melville, New York, campus that will produce 1,800 megawatt-hours of power annually, and a smaller one at the Aveda brand's campus in Minnesota. The New York installation will provide 100 percent of the electricity required by the office operations, while the Minnesota one will contribute up to 50 percent — the remainder of its power will come from utility-sourced ...
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MLB players get tested for COVID-19 every other day. But is this diverting resources from the rest of us? 24.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Some medical experts are questioning the ethics of dedicating mass testing to professional sports amid a national shortage of tests and lab resources, which has driven up wait times for results and made it more difficult for the general public to get tested.
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What makes Al Gore hopeful: Tech innovation, science-based targets and the racial 'awakening' 22.7.2020 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
What makes Al Gore hopeful: Tech innovation, science-based targets and the racial 'awakening' Heather Clancy Wed, 07/22/2020 - 02:00 Who is responsible for emissions? Where did they originate? How can we be sure? A global coalition fronted by former Vice President Al Gore promises granular insights and data into those sources — down to individual power plants, ships or factories. Climate TRACE (short for Tracking Real-time Atmospheric Carbon Emissions) intends to use a massive worldwide network of satellite images, land- and sea-based sensors and advanced artificial intelligence to generate what it’s describing as the "most thorough and reliable data on emissions the world has ever seen." The long lag it takes to calculate this information today is untenable if countries and the corporate sector hope to act quickly, the group wrote  in a blog about the initiative, co-authored by Gore and Gavin McCormick, founder and executive director of coalition member WattTime. "From companies looking to select ...
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