User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
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The luxury air business is booming — as many Californians struggle to breathe 23.9.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Wealthy consumers are spending big on air filtration systems for their homes and cars as COVID-19 and wildfires rage.

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California was choked by wildfire smoke. How bad is it for our health? 19.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

For weeks, millions of Californians were smothered by smoke from wildfires. Many worry about long-term health impacts.

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DIY air filters can be safe, simple and inexpensive. Here's how to make one 18.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

If air purifiers are sold out or out of your budget, a simple air filter taped to a box fan can filter harmful particulate matter and keep it out of your lungs and bloodstream. Here's what you need to know.

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Water company withdraws desalination proposal as battle over environmental justice heats up 17.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

An application for a Monterey Bay desalination project set for a vote by the California Coastal Commission has been withdrawn amid growing controversy over its impact on underrepresented communities.

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Here’s How Big Farms Got a Big Government Pass on Air Pollution 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity.  On nice days, Elsie Herring can sink back into her porch rocking chair, enjoying the rural property that’s been in her family since 1891. Other days, the wind carries a foul-smelling mist that chokes Herring and coats the pink siding of her home. It’s […]
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In a small California town, a fight over desalination is now about environmental justice 15.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

A proposed desalination plant along Monterey Bay is one of the most complicated and fraught issues to come before the California Coastal Commission.

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Letters to the Editor: California's heat waves aren't as dramatic as its fires, but they're just as deadly 11.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Like toxic pollution and COVID-19, heat waves disproportionately affect low-income communities and those with preexisting health conditions.

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Rarely have so many Californians been exposed to such gloomy, unhealthy air 10.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

With so many fires burning, millions of people in the Bay Area, Central Valley and parts of Southern California are breathing dangerous levels of particle pollution.

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Trump EPA guts tough standards for toxic metals dumped into U.S. waterways by coal-fired power plants, including biggest polluter on Lake Michigan 9.9.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Benefits for energy companies would come at the expense of more than 20 million Americans who drink water and eat fish from lakes and rivers polluted by coal plant discharges, documents show.
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As second heat wave sears California, experts say health impacts will worsen with climate change 5.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

As a second major heat bears down on Southern California, experts are warning the public to take seriously the health dangers of extreme temperatures.

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Why Do Oil Companies Care So Much About Your Carbon Footprint 31.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. If only there were an app that would let you track your personal carbon footprint in real-time, like a FitBit. You could watch the weight of your emissions grow as you drove to the store, took a bus to […]
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A California Wildfire Nearly Destroyed This 130-Year-Old Observatory 30.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Wired and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. On the morning, of Sunday, August 16, freak summer thunderstorms rolled into the Bay Area, peppering the ultra-dry landscape with lightning, setting nearly 400 fires across Northern California. Ten miles to the north of the historic Lick Observatory, atop Mount […]
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California targets diesel trucks, ships with biggest pollution cuts in years 27.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

California air quality officials are poised to adopt their biggest pollution-cutting regulations in more than a decade by targeting two leading sources of cancer-causing and smog-forming emissions: diesel trucks and oceangoing ships.

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The lights went out. Now California might let these gas plants stay open 24.8.2020 LA Times: Business

The gas plant vote Tuesday is the first major energy decision for Gov. Gavin Newsom's administration following this month's blackouts.

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As wildfire smoke hangs over Colorado, state’s air quality board inches toward plan to reduce haze 21.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
A 90-degree haze of wildfire smoke and other pollutants hung over Colorado's mountain valleys and cities Thursday, increasingly beyond the control of state government officials, who inched forward in their efforts to make improvements to future air quality.
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The Spin: Trump doesn’t want additional U.S. Postal Service funds | State senator charged with income tax evasion | Democrats call for new ethics laws 14.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Welcome to The Spin.
California oil production limits stall in Legislature, leaving the issue to Newsom 14.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

Legislation to put mandated minimum space between oil wells and homes, as well as schools and playgrounds, failed passage in a California Senate committee.

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Citing environmental racism, Southeast Side activists file civil rights complaint against Chicago 13.8.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The chief target of the complaint is General Iron, a scrap shredder that plans to move from Lincoln Park on the North Side to a site on the Calumet River in the East Side neighborhood.
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How Did a Lawyer Who Took on Big Oil and Won End up Under House Arrest? 10.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Canada’s National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Last September, I travelled from Western Canada to New York City to see the human rights lawyer Steven Donziger. Donziger cannot travel. He cannot even stroll the hallway of his Upper West Side apartment building on 104th […]
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Oil company Allenco and its leaders face criminal charges over deteriorating wells 5.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

Officials say the inactive Allenco drilling site near USC continues to pose a potential risk to public health and safety.

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