User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
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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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Your Plastic Addiction Is Bankrolling Big Oil 3.3.2020 Mother Jones
Let’s say you lost your headphones, so you order replacements on Amazon. They arrive in a blue-and-white Amazon-branded plastic envelope. Inside, there’s a clear plastic bag, and inside that, a hard plastic container, and inside that, finally, the headphones themselves, which are mostly plastic. I know the feeling that comes next: a twinge of guilt […]
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Judge allows some Northern Metal operations to resume 29.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
An environmental group representing concerned Minneapolis residents called on city officials to step in on Friday after a judge ruled to allow Northern Metal Recycling to continue accepting scrap metal, in the wake of a fire at another company facility in Becker, Minn.
Biden Thinks He Has the Lock on Black South Carolina Voters. Think Again. 24.2.2020 Mother Jones
Joe Biden really needs a win in South Carolina. Then again, so do the rest of the 2020 Democratic hopefuls. The former vice president has staked a lot on the Palmetto state, where the electorate is 60 percent Black, a group of voters Biden has long considered to be his base. A clear victory among […]
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Scientists gather to study risk from microplastic pollution 24.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Scientists say "microplastics" are turning up everywhere in oceans, from the water itself to the guts of fish and the poop of sea otters and giant killer whales. Research into the impact of these tiny bits of broken-down plastic is just getting underway.
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Latinos Are Super Green. When Will Environmental Groups Realize? 23.2.2020 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Adelina walked briskly everywhere—and never more so than on her daily errands to the open-air mercado near my aunt’s house in Mexico City. My 8-year-old self would try to keep up, braids flying, as I watched our housekeeper’s shopping bags swing on […]
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What you might have missed at the Legislature: Fireworks, whiskey plates, voting rights 21.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
It was a busy week at the Capitol. We give you some of the highlights — from fireworks to whiskey plates.
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Soot in Nigeria's Port Harcourt endangers residents' health 21.2.2020 BBC: World
Port Harcourt resident Kalio says air pollution in the Nigerian city is damaging her health.
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Becker recycling plant fire burns for 3rd day 21.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Firefighters are battling a stubborn fire at a metal recycling plant for a third consecutive day. The fire at the Northern Metals plant in Becker is unleashing noxious, billowing smoke.
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Catching the air: Colorado’s mobile monitoring lab goes to the source in fight against pollution 2.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
A black-tipped tube protruding like a submarine periscope from an unmarked white government trailer sucked in, with the strength of a shop vac, six liters of air a minute.
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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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