User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
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Scientists Think Humans Polluted the Arctic With Lead as Far Back as Ancient Roman Times 9.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Between the Early Middle Ages and the 1970s, levels of lead pollution spiked between 250 to 300-fold.
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Today: ‘Hong Kong People Are Desperate’ 2.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

After weeks of peaceful protests in Hong Kong, a group of demonstrators turned violent on a key anniversary.

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‘Hong Kong People Are Desperate’

In Hong Kong, July 1 is an official holiday meant for celebrating the territory’s handover in 1997 from British to Chinese rule that usually...

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The Long Shadow: Families in Elyria-Swansea struggle with asthma amid historic I-70 construction 30.6.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Denver's Elyria-Swansea neighborhood is located in the heart of one of the country’s most polluted urban zip codes and now the Central 70 construction project. There, families cope with chronic health conditions among the swirling activity.
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The Democratic Debates Show 2020 is Shaping Up to Be a Climate Change Election | Opinion 27.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
More than ever before, voters are demanding action on this crisis.
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Today: Across the Democratic Divide 27.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

At the first Democratic presidential debate, the 10 candidates tried to display their policy differences. What will tonight’s second round bring?

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Across the Democratic Divide

The first Democratic presidential debate in Miami wasn’t an easy place for a breakout moment. There were, after...

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Line 3 oil pipeline project faces prospect of more delays 19.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Enbridge's proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement likely could see more delays, after two state agencies involved in the project said Tuesday that the permitting schedule for the pipeline needs to be revised.
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Oregon is poised to pass cap-and-trade climate policy, joining California 18.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.

Supporters call it the United States’ most progressive climate policy, saying it not only cuts emissions...

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California lawmakers are turning cap-and-trade into the slush fund critics long feared 14.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For years, critics of California’s cap-and-trade program have lambasted it as a government slush fund. They say that politicians are able to dip into it to fund their pet projects or raid it to fill the shortfall of the moment — as long as they can assert a mildly credible connection between the...

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Southern California’s most toxic polluters will pay more under air board’s fee hike 8.6.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Southern California air quality officials will dramatically raise fees on toxic polluters in an effort to make oil refineries, manufacturers and other industries pay a greater share of the cost of monitoring and regulating their most health-threatening emissions.

The South Coast Air Quality Management...

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South Korea pollution: Is China the cause of 'fine dust'? 6.6.2019 BBC: World
South Koreans angry about hazardous 'fine dust' are pointing the finger at China - is that fair?
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Climate activism failing to represent BAME groups, say campaigners 27.5.2019 BBC: Front Page
Black people and those from minority backgrounds are being left out, some campaigners say.
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California may let polluters offset carbon by preserving rain forests. Here are the pitfalls 23.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California, a global leader on climate change, is poised to take the lead once again as it considers expanding its carbon offset program to allow polluting companies to compensate for their excess emissions by paying to preserve the Amazon rainforest.

That sounds like a winning proposition: The...

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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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Trump’s ‘pro-life’ administration just killed a program on children’s health 20.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

For more than 20 years, the federal Environmental Protection Agency and National Institutes of Health have partnered to fund a unique nationwide program studying environmental impacts on children’s health.

No more. The Trump administration is zeroing out the EPA contribution to the program, forcing...

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Endangered Species Day: List of Most Threatened Animals in the World 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
There are 18 animals on the WWF's critically endangered list.
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Battles erupt over warehouse jobs as the Legislature moves to curb subsidies 13.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Hundreds of residents packed a church hall in San Bernardino a few weeks ago to hear community leaders rail against a huge new logistics center planned for the town’s airport.

The $200-million air cargo facility, the size of 11 football fields, could eventually generate some 3,800 jobs, garnering...

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Nature crisis: 'Shocking' report details threat to species 6.5.2019 BBC: Science
A compelling UN assessment shows the full picture of humanity's devastating impact on biodiversity and nature.
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Remember the Rainforests? We Still Haven’t Saved Them. 27.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Every half hour, the world lost a football-field chunk of tropical forest in 2018. Over the course of the year, that added up to a total forest loss of nearly 30 million acres, an area the size of Pennsylvania, according […]
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Women of color push 2020 Democrats to recognize their importance 25.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Aimee Allison’s brainchild was born of elation and frustration.

The Oakland-based political strategist was invigorated by Democratic wins and near-wins the last two years in places like Alabama, Georgia and Texas, powered substantially by voter turnout among minority women.

But she blanched at...

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How One Activist Used a Little Shaming and a Lot of Patience to Clean Up Chinese Factories 23.4.2019 Mother Jones
One humid July day, the Chinese environmentalist Ma Jun stood in front of an alley sandwiched by two warehouses at the factory of an Apple supplier called Catcher, a two-hour bullet-train ride south of Beijing. He wore safety goggles and scribbled in a notebook. Two Apple executives flanked him. Guides from Catcher toured Ma around […]
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