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This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic 1.7.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This coastal Louisiana tribe is using generations of resilience to handle the pandemic Barry Yeoman Wed, 07/01/2020 - 00:15 When the COVID-19 outbreak first reached Louisiana and residents were  ordered  to stay at home, Marie Marlene V. Foret tapped into some skills she learned seven decades ago. Foret chairs the tribal council of the  Grand Caillou/Dulac Band  of Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw, which has lived along the bayous south of Houma, Louisiana for generations. When Foret was a child in the 1940s and ’50s, her family packed up every fall and moved to a trapping camp at the edge of the Gulf of Mexico. Her father caught mink, otter and muskrat, which he sold to traders for their pelts. During trapping season, the family lived in a wood-frame house, insulated with newspaper and illuminated with coal-oil lamps. They ate what they grew and hunted: garden vegetables; ducks; and the coots French-speaking Louisianans call pouldeau. Self-isolation was the norm. "We stayed weeks and weeks and weeks without ...
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Wave of coronavirus threatens to swamp hospitals in Texas, Florida and other states 26.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Skyrocketing coronavirus case levels threaten to overload medical systems in Texas, Florida and other states seeing new infection waves.

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3 keys for scaling nature-based solutions for climate adaptation 17.6.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
This article originally was published in World Resources Institute . In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat. More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some places, entire villages and more than a mile of coastline have been lost to the sea. The flooding and erosion are exacerbated by the destruction of natural mangrove forests. These forests absorb the brunt of waves’ impact, significantly reducing both the height and speed of waves reaching shore. And mature mangroves can store nearly 1,000 tons of carbon per hectare, thus mitigating climate change while also helping communities adapt. Without mangroves, 18 million more people worldwide would suffer from coastal flooding each year (an increase of 39 percent). That’s why in Demak, Java, a diverse group of residents, NGOs, universities and the Indonesian government are working together on the "Building with Nature" project to restore a ...
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Policy News: June 15, 2020 15.6.2020 EcoTone
In This Issue: President Trump Signs Executive Order Directing Agencies to Use Emergency Provisions of Environmental Laws to Speed COVID-19 Economic Recovery Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Tom Cotton (R-AR) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduce bills to reform NEPA permitting. COVID-19 Delays Competition for NEON Management Battelle Memorial Institute will continue to manage NEON in the ...
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Tulsa Health Official Warns Trump Rally Could Swamp Local Hospitals’ COVID Capacity 15.6.2020 Mother Jones
The top public health official in Tulsa wishes Donald Trump would stay away next week. When the president recently announced he would resume his in-person arena rallies after they were put on pause because of the coronavirus pandemic, his first scheduled stop was set for the Oklahoma city on June 20. While the campaign plans to […]
How Ocean Spray cranberries became America’s '100 percent sustainable' crop 4.6.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
How Ocean Spray cranberries became America’s '100 percent sustainable' crop Jesse Klein Thu, 06/04/2020 - 01:45 Cranberries are more than just an American Thanksgiving Day tradition; they also are a tradition of the American land. The crop is one of only three native cultivated fruits in North America. Because the plant is actually meant to grow in the natural environment, many growing and harvesting practices already help the surrounding land and could be considered sustainable, under normal conditions. The berry grows best in boggy, water-soaked soil that can’t be used for many other crops. And every one acre of cranberry bog requires 5.5 acres of wild marsh needed around it — a built-in wetlands preservation strategy.  "It's a symbiotic relationship," said Chris Ferzli, director of global corporate affairs and communications for Ocean Spray, the well-known agricultural co-operative, which generates annual revenue of about $2 billion. "The water in natural land supports the cranberry bog and in return, ...
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New Study Emphasizes Need for Swift Action to Save Louisiana’s Coast 29.5.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
New Study Emphasizes Need for Swift Action to Save Louisiana’s Coast
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Coastal groups provide statement on SB440, bill aimed at coastal parishes’ oil and gas lawsuits 28.5.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Coastal groups provide statement on SB440, bill aimed at coastal parishes’ oil and gas lawsuits
RELEASE: Water, Peace and Security Partnership awarded Luxembourg Peace Prize in the Environment Category 27.5.2020 WRI Stories
RELEASE: Water, Peace and Security Partnership awarded Luxembourg Peace Prize in the Environment Category Washington, D.C. (May 27, 2020)—The Water, Peace and Security Partnership has been awarded the 2020 Luxembourg Peace Prize for Outstanding Environmental Peace. The ceremony has been postponed to 2021 as part of efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. On May 28, 2021, peace activists from around the world will gather for the 9th Annual Luxembourg Peace Prize ceremony. For the ninth... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
3 Steps to Scaling Up Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptation 26.5.2020 THE CITY FIX
In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat. More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some places, entire villages and more than a mile ...
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3 Steps to Scaling Up Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptations 21.5.2020 WRI Stories
3 Steps to Scaling Up Nature-Based Solutions for Climate Adaptations Comments|Add Comment|PrintMangroves – which improve climate resilience and protect from coastal flooding – are one example of a nature-based solution with vast economic and climate benefits. Photo by Pat Williams/Flickr In Indonesia, climate change is already a pernicious threat. More than 30 million people across northern Java suffer from coastal flooding and erosion related to more severe storms and sea level rise. In some... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Along the Mississippi, Obamacare's neglected legacy: civil rights 11.5.2020 L.A. Times - World News

For African Americans in the South, Obamacare has meant more than healthcare. For many, it advanced civil rights and fostered hope and pride.

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Two ways P&G is working toward its packaging goals 6.5.2020 GreenBiz.com
Two ways P&G is working toward its packaging goals Deonna Anderson Tue, 05/05/2020 - 11:33 Procter & Gamble's Tide laundry detergent brand first introduced in January 2019 its "Eco-Box," which has been compared to a wine box because of its design made from paperboard with a tap for dispensing, in an effort to reduce the plastic in its packaging. In mid-May, the Eco-Boxes are becoming available for other fabric care product lines, including Tide purclean, Downy, Gain and Dreft. The initiatives are related to P&G's current sustainability goals introduced in 2018, Ambition 2030, which include a commitment to make its packaging 100 percent recyclable or reusable by 2030.  Each business unit within P&G has its own approach, and the Eco-Box was one way P&G’s Fabric Care division set out to meet its packaging goal.  To be clear, the Eco-Box package still includes plastic — with the bag that holds the liquid detergent itself — but uses 60 percent less of it than the traditional packaging for P&G’s detergent ...
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A Mini-Diversion in Boston is Paving the Way for Louisiana’s Boldest Coastal Project 27.4.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
A Mini-Diversion in Boston is Paving the Way for Louisiana’s Boldest Coastal Project
Column: Feeling sad? Lethargic? Fearful? Happiness is just a bike ride away 26.4.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Stuck in coronavirus lockdown, all I wanted to do was sleep in and eat toast. And then I rediscovered my bike.

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Earth Day Care Package 22.4.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Earth Day Care Package
After Tragedy, These Projects Bring Hope of a Brighter Future 20.4.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
After Tragedy, These Projects Bring Hope of a Brighter Future
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Microsoft is building a ‘Planetary Computer’ to protect biodiversity 16.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
It’s all about collecting and connecting data, which is part of the software giant’s DNA.
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Stunning documentary Last Call for the Bayou now streaming for free 10.4.2020 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Stunning documentary Last Call for the Bayou now streaming for free
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Why protecting soil carbon is a win-win for farmers and the planet 2.4.2020 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The benefits of protecting and restoring soil carbon go well beyond any one farm or any one year. But not enough people are taking these steps.
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