User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Environmental Justice
Last updated: Jul 13 2020 05:15 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Names for Montrose Harbor’s three new piping plover chicks inspired by environmental justice, Native Americans and hope 13.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
This marks the second year in a row Monty and Rose have successfully nested at Montrose Beach.
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Coronavirus: How can we make post-pandemic cities smarter? 11.7.2020 BBC: Technology
Will the "anthropause" brought on by lockdowns make our cities greener, cleaner and quieter in future?
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Chicago air is dirtier in July than smog-choked Los Angeles. More bad air is forecast. 10.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
After missing out on cleaner air during the coronavirus lockdown, the Chicago area just suffered its longest streak of high-pollution days in more than a decade.
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By Investing in Pre-K, We Can Create a Generation of Pandemic-Resistant Adults 9.7.2020 Mother Jones
As the world grapples with the devastation of the coronavirus, one thing is clear: The United States simply wasn’t prepared. Despite repeated warnings from infectious disease experts over the years, we lacked essential beds, equipment, and medication; public health advice was confusing, and our leadership offered no clear direction while sidelining credible health professionals and institutions. […]
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Meet the Nuns Who Created Their Own Climate Solutions Fund 5.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It’s been five years since Pope Francis’ “Laudato Si,” the celebrated 225-page encyclical in which the pope called for environmental justice and fundamental social change in the face of global warming. To mark the occasion earlier this month, the Vatican […]
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House Democrats’ climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities.
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Want to tear down insidious monuments to racism and segregation? Bulldoze L.A.'s freeways 25.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Spewing carbon monoxide across L.A. on the freeway system feeds into a pot of racism and segregation that's been stewing for nearly a century.

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Let’s Connect the Dots Between Environmental Injustice and the Coronavirus 30.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. While cities and towns across the United States are wrestling with the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, none have been hit harder than low-income and minority communities. Places like Detroit, Chicago, and St. James Parish […]
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The Spin: Blago to launch podcast | Chicago region on pace to enter next phase of reopening | Kinzinger a ‘no’ vote on Dem. bailout package 15.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin, the Chicago Tribune's politics newsletter.
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Many cities around the globe saw cleaner air after being shut down for COVID-19. But not Chicago. 14.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Average daily soot concentrations in the region declined by only 1% last month compared with April 2019, according to a Chicago Tribune analysis. By contrast, soot levels in New York City dropped 28% last month.
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Language barriers afflict California's indigenous Mexicans and Guatemalans amid coronavirus 1.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Activists who speak indigenous languages reach out to keep Mexican and Central American indigenous communities informed on the coronavirus pandemic.

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“A Threat Multiplier”: Hidden Factors Contribute to New York City’s Coronavirus Disparities 27.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Earlier this month, the New York City health department released a map showing confirmed COVID-19 cases by zip code. The highest case counts were concentrated in lower-income neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. The same week, the city released preliminary data highlighting higher […]
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Coronavirus Is Not Just a Health Crisis—It’s an Environmental Justice Crisis 25.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. More than 50 years ago, despite a storm that was brewing in Memphis, an overflow crowd of hundreds gathered to hear a rousing speech from Martin Luther King, Jr., who encouraged the city’s striking sanitation workers not to […]
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Chicano Park 50 years later: Coronavirus delays celebration but historic moment still matters 25.4.2020 LA Times: Health

Chicano Park in San Diego's Barrio Logan, known for its murals, began with student-led occupation. Right-wing extremists object but the site is historic.

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This year's Earth Day will be as angry — and clever — as the one that started it 50 years ago 21.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

Like everything else, street protest during a pandemic has to take other forms.

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A Jail Built on a Landfill Is at the Center of New York’s Coronavirus Outbreak 9.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. New York City is the epicenter of the country’s COVID-19 outbreak—and perhaps nowhere is that outbreak more dangerous than in the city’s most notorious jail complex: Rikers Island. As of Tuesday morning, across the city 287 inmates (most […]
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US election 2020: Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign 8.4.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
The decision clears the way for Joe Biden to become the Democratic nominee who faces Donald Trump.
There’s a Link Between Exposure to Environmental Hazards and the Most Severe Outcomes of Coronavirus 5.4.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The predominantly black and low-income communities living near the back-to-back petrochemical refineries of Louisiana’s “cancer alley” have long suffered compromised immune systems and high rates of disease. Now, the state’s fast-growing COVID-19 outbreak is poised to hit them especially hard. Yet behind […]
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Californians won't have their water service turned off for unpaid bills during coronavirus crisis, Newsom says 3.4.2020 LA Times: Health

The decision also requires that residential water service be restored to those who had it turned off for lack of payment since March 4, when the statewide coronavirus emergency went into effect.

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Here's what a coronavirus-like response to the climate crisis would look like 25.3.2020 LA Times: Health

We asked eight experts if the global mobilization to slow the pandemic might pave the way for climate action.

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