User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
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Keep recycling: Some say financial challenges in the industry could spur innovation 15.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Prices for recycled materials are down but the industry could emerge stronger, some believe.
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Q&A: Tom Steyer on crushing billionaires like himself and the lie of civility in Washington 11.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer talks with the L.A. Times editorial board about the economy, the political moment and climate change.

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Here’s What’s Missing From Mayor Pete’s Plan for Climate Justice in Latinx Communities 21.12.2019 Mother Jones
Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg released a white paper on Monday focused on a slew of policy proposals aimed at Latinx voters. Entitled “El Pueblo Unido/A People United: A New Era for Latinos,” the 20-page document explores how a Buttigieg administration would address access to voting, a lack of affordable housing, draconian immigration laws, and […]
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A Beautiful World: Fighting climate change on behalf of the kids who’ll live with it 17.12.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Heather McTeer Toney believes that anybody can join the fight for a cleaner planet, and should.
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Opinion: How Elon Musk can help save astronomy 13.12.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Musk's SpaceX satellites could ruin the night sky. He can reduce the problem by launching telescopes into orbit, or even placing them on the moon.

A family's tips for taking the plastic out of Christmas 30.11.2019 BBC: Front Page
From dried fruit decorations to reusable crackers - how to cut down on your plastic use this Christmas.
'Maybe it will destroy everything': Pakistan's melting glaciers cause alarm 24.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
For generations, farmers in the Harchi Valley in Pakistan's highlands enjoyed a close relationship with the glacier that waters their fields, orchards and grazing lands. Now, their relationship is unraveling as pollution and global warming cause the glacier to melt and form unstable lakes.
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Appealing to Black Voters in South Carolina, Elizabeth Warren Fires Up White Liberals 11.11.2019 Mother Jones
Elizabeth Warren came to the South Carolina Lowcountry on Saturday and played all the standards. At a town hall in Goose Creek, about 20 miles north of Charleston, she talked about corporate greed and government decisions that put the wealthy few ahead of the working many, before rounding into her proposals for voting reforms that […]
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Climate change: Speed limits for ships can have 'massive' benefits 11.11.2019 BBC: Science
Cutting the speed of ships by 20% can benefit health, protect whales and limit warming, say campaigners.
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California Could Have Helped Low-Income Residents Weather PG&E Blackouts. But It Didn’t Happen. 10.11.2019 Mother Jones
This piece originally appeared in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Exactly a year ago, as the devastating Camp Fire swept through the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas. Frank A. Jr. Funes, a disabled 69-year-old Vietnam veteran, woke in the early morning hours to a phone call. It was […]
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This Is What Happened at the First Presidential Environmental Justice Forum 9.11.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Only six candidates turned out for the first ever presidential forum on environmental justice at South Carolina State University on Friday night. Issues such as lead-contaminated water, food deserts, childhood asthma and proximity to polluting chemical plants and industrial […]
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Friend or foe? Washington is vexed by an uninvited visitor 30.10.2019 LA Times: Science

Mysterious black splotches are creeping over the gleaming Jefferson Memorial and other historic monuments and buildings in Washington. What's causing the unsightly "biofilm"? Theories abound.

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Thirty months after fatal Firestone blast, Colorado’s widening web of underground pipelines still not fully mapped 27.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado leaders promised back in 2017 that they'd do all they could to make sure a tragedy like the Firestone home explosion never happens again. They promised comprehensive public pipeline maps and better inspections to detect leaks along underground lines. But that still hasn't been done.
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Pesticide poisoned French paradise islands in Caribbean 25.10.2019 BBC: World
France has a pollution crisis in the Caribbean caused by toxic chlordecone sprayed on banana crops.
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Chemical companies agree to end fight over pesticide ban 10.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Chemical companies agreed not to fight California's ban of Chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to learning disabilities.

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The Country’s “Most Polluted Air Basin” Braces for a Trump Plan That Will Make Things Worse 6.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by City Lab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Kieshaun White says that he doesn’t like to talk politics when it comes to the environment. He prefers to stick to the data. A year ago, as a high school senior, he launched a network of air-pollution […]
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Column: The dirty history of L.A.'s smog 4.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Ed Avol is a professor of clinical preventive medicine at USC's Keck medical school and a devoted 5K runner who's breathed L.A.'s air for some 50 years.

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Uncovering secrets of mystery civilization in Saudi Arabia 3.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
A team of more than 60 experts is trying to find out more about the enigmatic Nabataean culture.
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Opinion: Seven things you probably don't know about L.A.'s smog 2.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Smog killed L.A.'s farms and other facts about our toxic air.

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EPA cancels meeting with California after a week of clashes 28.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Another sign of the Trump administration's feud with California: The EPA cancels meeting with California environmental leaders.

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