User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Environmental Justice
Last updated: May 23 2019 18:33 IST RSS 2.0
 
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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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Three Earth Day lessons for Green New Deal activists 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In April 1970, about 20 million Americans turned out for the first Earth Day, attending speeches, demonstrations and other community-based events in what the New York Times called “among the most participatory political actions in the nation’s history.”

Nearly 50 years on, the movement spawned...

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'Our children are gasping' - Senegal's toxic air battle 9.4.2019 BBC: World
A paediatric doctor says more and more children are suffering from Dakar's worsening air quality.
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Can Jay Inslee Make Climate Change More Than a Campaign Talking Point? 8.4.2019 Mother Jones
Blink and you would have missed the most substantial reference to climate change in the three 2016 presidential debates. “I think the science is real,” Hillary Clinton affirmed in her first showdown with Donald Trump, not because she was asked about it, but because she wanted to highlight yet another contrast between them. And that […]
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Critics of the Green New Deal Rail Against Socialism. We’ve Seen This Before. 7.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  The Green New Deal and its proponents aim to tackle the intertwined issues of social and environmental justice in our age of anthropogenic climate change. To accomplish this, they believe they must deploy the federal government, since it is the […]
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Where are England's pongiest places? 7.4.2019 BBC: Front Page
From warm dog food to cannabis - the curious odours that plague England's towns and cities.
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Family-run Iron Range furnace company hopes clean design will pay off 5.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Lamppa Manufacturing makes the cleanest-burning wood furnace in the country. And it's preparing for a big expansion, just as the federal government is about to tighten its regulations on wood heaters. The new rules could give Lamppa a leg up on its competition -- but only if the EPA leaves them in place.
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State regulators issue final approval for Line 3 oil pipeline project 27.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Minnesota utility regulators have granted their final approval to the contentious Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project.
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The Houston Petrochemical Fire Released an Astounding Amount of Pollutants in One Day 21.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The fire blazing at a chemical storage facility in Houston has blanketed the city in smoke, shuttered schools, and released a dangerous mix of pollutants. According to self-reported emissions data posted on the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s website, the blaze had sent more than […]
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These 5 People Are Bringing Equity to the Fight Against Climate Change 17.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Climate change doesn’t discriminate, but systems created by people do. Policies and other decisions put some closer to the frontlines of disaster than others: communities of color breathe more toxic fumes, people with disabilities have no easy way out of increasingly common natural disasters, and […]
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Environmental Racism: Trump Jr. Mocks ‘Racist Air’ 14.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Studies have shown that racial minorities are more likely to be exposed to environmental hazards.
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UN: Environment is deadly, worsening mess, but not hopeless 13.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The report concludes "unsustainable human activities globally have degraded the Earth's ecosystems, endangering the ecological foundations of society." But it also says changes in the way the world eats, buys things, gets its energy and handles its waste could help fix the problems.
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