User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
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Old becomes new 22.2.2019 BBC: Science
Two students take up the challenge of repairing, reusing and recycling clothes for London Fashion Week.
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Essential California: The EPA embraces a scientist claiming some pollution is good for you 20.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Feb. 20, and here’s what’s happening across California:

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Research claiming that low-dose exposure to toxic chemicals is good for humans could help shape Environmental Protection Agency policy. This disputed...

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Today: The Toxic Defender 19.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A scientist’s disputed theory that low doses of toxic chemicals are good for people could become U.S. policy.

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The Toxic Defender

Are low levels of pollution and radiation good for you? For decades, Massachusetts toxicologist Ed Calabrese has agitated for a public health standard suggesting...

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Walz's Commerce Dept. to renew Line 3 appeal 12.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Last summer, state utility regulators approved the controversial $2.6 billion pipeline replacement project. Former Gov. Mark Dayton's administration appealed that decision. Walz announced Tuesday his administration will file its own challenge.
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A toxic crisis in America’s coal country 11.2.2019 BBC: World
Families in West Virginia say the coal mines have poisoned their water. Now they're fighting back.
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House Dems Are Kickstarting Their Climate Agenda with a Flurry of Hearings 6.2.2019 Mother Jones
On Wednesday, the House of Representatives will have not one, but two hearings on climate change, breaking at least six years of silence or outright denial about the subject when Republicans were in control. Both the Natural Resources Committee and a subcommittee of Energy and Commerce are holding simultaneous hearings. The Natural Resources hearing features two panels, starting […]
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The Green New Deal Is Already Happening in One Portland Neighborhood 4.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It’s a cloudy gray day in Cully, a neighborhood in northeastern Portland, and the air is thick with the smell of burnt tires. The culprit? An asphalt manufacturing plant, where black rubble is piled into one long heaping mound, waiting to […]
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Climate change: Warming threatens Himalayan glaciers 4.2.2019 BBC: Science
Rising temperatures pose a growing danger to the glaciers found in the Hindu Kush and Himalayan mountains.
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Pictures of New Delhi smog tell only part of the story of India’s air pollution crisis 28.1.2019 LA Times: Commentary

This winter, as in every winter during the last several years, large parts of northern India have been enveloped in a haze of smog.

In November, after the annual Hindu festival Diwali, during which burning firecrackers is a custom, the air quality index in New Delhi, the capital, soared to 980...

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State money is funding anti-pollution efforts in San Diego 28.1.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Residents living in San Diego’s portside neighborhoods, from Barrio Logan to National City, have for years breathed some of the most polluted air in California. These low-income communities have pleaded for relief, suffering severe risks for asthma and cancer.

However, there’s been disagreement...

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“We need more open spaces”: Denver residents feeling stifled by city’s building boom seek room to roam 14.1.2019 Denver Post: Local
Lack of sufficient green space has become a common complaint among residents as Denver morphs into a concrete metropolis. Rapid population growth and a development boom have combined to reduce green space per person. Ample backyards increasingly are relics as residents shift to condos, slot homes and high-rise buildings.
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The Costly, Complicated Process of Cleaning Up a Toxic River 10.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. East of Spokane, Washington, the ghost of decades-old industrial pollution still haunts the groundwater. Laden with chemicals that can cause cancer and developmental disabilities, the subsurface water flows into the Spokane River before it winds through the city and then […]
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These driveway sealants polluted Minnesota ponds. Who should pay? 9.1.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Seven metro-area cities are suing a group of companies that refine coal-tar sealants, asking them to help pay for the cleanup and removal of harmful chemicals from their stormwater ponds.
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Trump’s EPA Doesn’t Seem to Want to Punish Law-Breaking Polluters 2.1.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Under the Trump administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is more likely to give polluters a pass when they violate laws intended to keep the air healthy and water clean, according to recent reporting by the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative […]
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Light Pollution Has Made Stargazing Impossible in Most Places—But Not in National Parks 28.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. On a crisp September night, the rocky coastline around Sand Beach in Acadia National Park feels like the edge of the world. A rapt audience is gathered in the darkness, huddled together on blankets for one of the park’s most popular ranger-led […]
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Minicabs including Uber to pay London congestion charge 19.12.2018 BBC: Business
Private hire vehicles including Uber will no longer be exempt from the daily £11.50 rate from April.
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The Stinkiest, Dirtiest, Nastiest Renewable Energy You’ve Never Heard Of 16.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Drive down Interstate 95 through Baltimore and you can’t miss the Wheelabrator trash incinerator, its smokestack emblazoned with the city’s name. The Charm City’s single largest source of industrial air pollution churns out well over 600,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. […]
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How America’s Bluest State Can Be a Model for the Other 49 3.12.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom shakes hands with an election night crowd after he defeated Republican John Cox to become 40th governor of California in Los Angeles.  In the 2018 “blue wave” that flipped the House of Representatives, California flipped the most. Of the  seven target  congressional races in the state, all seven were won by Democrats. Orange County—a key launching pad for the anti-government ideologies of the modern Republican Party—will now be represented in Congress entirely by Democrats. Democrats also won every statewide office and will enjoy super-majorities—sufficient to pass tax legislation—in both state houses. (They’ll hold at least 60 of the 80 Assembly seats and 29 of the 40 in the Senate.) Golden State progressives may be permitted a brief moment – well, maybe a long weekend – of celebration. After all, the state that gave the nation Ronald Reagan, tax-cutting frenzy, and anti-immigrant hysteria now seems to have a Democratic advantage locked-in; even ...
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Here's what you need to know about the dire climate report Trump doesn't believe 27.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration released a major climate assessment on Black Friday. It is the most detailed and blunt assessment yet of the dangers of unchecked global warming.
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Climate change: Report raises new optimism over industry 19.11.2018 BBC: Business
Cutting emissions from heavy industry would generate savings and boost economic growth, commission argues.
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