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How America’s Bluest State Can Be a Model for the Other 49 3.12.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom shakes hands with an election night crowd after he defeated Republican John Cox to become 40th governor of California in Los Angeles.  In the 2018 “blue wave” that flipped the House of Representatives, California flipped the most. Of the  seven target  congressional races in the state, all seven were won by Democrats. Orange County—a key launching pad for the anti-government ideologies of the modern Republican Party—will now be represented in Congress entirely by Democrats. Democrats also won every statewide office and will enjoy super-majorities—sufficient to pass tax legislation—in both state houses. (They’ll hold at least 60 of the 80 Assembly seats and 29 of the 40 in the Senate.) Golden State progressives may be permitted a brief moment – well, maybe a long weekend – of celebration. After all, the state that gave the nation Ronald Reagan, tax-cutting frenzy, and anti-immigrant hysteria now seems to have a Democratic advantage locked-in; even ...
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Here's what you need to know about the dire climate report Trump doesn't believe 27.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Trump administration released a major climate assessment on Black Friday. It is the most detailed and blunt assessment yet of the dangers of unchecked global warming.
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Climate change: Report raises new optimism over industry 19.11.2018 BBC: Business
Cutting emissions from heavy industry would generate savings and boost economic growth, commission argues.
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Delhi air: Eating berries and wearing masks to beat pollution 9.11.2018 BBC: World
Some popular ways Indians try to beat air pollution - but do they really work?
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Plastic waste elimination pledge by 2025 attracts more big firms 29.10.2018 BBC: Business
Some 250 major organisations join Coca Cola and H&M promising to stop using single waste plastic.
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Minneapolis community funds focus on lead poisoning, asthma 26.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A gathering Thursday in Minneapolis seeks ideas on how to spend $600,000 for outreach and helping at-risk families get help.
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Trump's pollution rules rollback to hit coal country hard 3.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
President Donald Trump picked West Virginia as the place to announce he'd roll back pollution rules for coal-fired power plants. But he didn't mention that coal country would be hit the hardest by the health impacts.
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Public 'back' taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste 18.8.2018 BBC: Business
Ministers say they are looking at measures after thousands support action to reduce single-use items.
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Racism Merges into New York’s Ride-Hailing Debate 7.8.2018 American Prospect
screen_shot_2017-07-19_at_4.28.52_pm.png Once upon a time in the city of New York, the subway was the only way to go. There was no contest between fast, reliable, no-frills trains or the gridlock upstairs. For sheer cultural immersion, nothing is more New York than the subway. Couples marry there, women give birth, kids can learn the  alphabet . Besides, where else would a pizza-carrying rat catapult into internet stardom?  But upstate in Albany, a parade of governors and state lawmakers couldn’t care less about the public transportation problems of a few million little people. Still worse, they had no compunction about siphoning off big bucks from the city’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority for more important Empire State concerns like  ski resorts . The resulting underground decline has turned New York transit into a travesty, a first-order-of-magnitude hassle of constant delays and breakdowns.  Those who can do have other options. Enter Uber.  Since the ride-hailing company and Lyft, its major ...
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Transcript: Obama's speech at the 2018 Nelson Mandela annual lecture 18.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The former president spoke in Johannesburg on Tuesday. Here is the full transcript.
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Jeff Sessions Named as Potential Witness in Alabama Corruption Trial 28.6.2018 Mother Jones
Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday was named as a potential witness in the federal corruption trial of an Alabama coal executive and two politically connected attorneys in that state, according to several Alabama news reports. The case—which is part of a scandal that has drawn in many of the biggest names in Alabama politics—focuses […]
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360 video: How to find the summer constellations 26.6.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Have you ever wanted to casually point out Cygnus, Leo and Cassiopeia? Just in time for summer, this panoramic video shows you some tricks to help you navigate the night sky.
Mount Everest, the high-altitude rubbish dump 17.6.2018 Hindu: Internet
Environmentalists are concerned that the pollution on Everest is also affecting water sources down in the valley.
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Earth Warriors: an amalgamation of traditional tribal and folk artworks 5.6.2018 Hindu: Policy & Issues
An amalgamation of various traditional tribal and folk artworks, “Earth Warriors” portrays the organic connect between nature and humanity
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The World’s Richest Countries Beg Trudeau to Try and Control Trump 2.6.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by National Observer and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  With less than two weeks to go before Canada hosts the world’s seven big economies, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government is being urged to push the United States over its climate change stance and stop the Trump administration from blowing up […]
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Daily Digest: Busy Thursday edition 31.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gov. Dayton acts on some of the final bills in the session, and Erik Paulsen holds meetings with voters.
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Dayton vetoes wild rice bill, earning thanks from environmentalists 30.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday vetoed a bill that would have eliminated Minnesota's sulfate standard aimed at protecting wild rice.
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Hardlook: Fast-tracked 28.5.2018 Delhi – The Indian Express
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As salinity grows and toxic dust spreads, patience wears thin at Salton Sea 17.5.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia watched with ill-disguised frustration as a hearing aimed at expediting state projects to restore habitat and control dust storms at the shrinking Salton Sea instead dissolved into discussion of why the efforts were falling further behind schedule.

“We have a plan, we...

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Can science settle the dispute over wild rice? Babbitt native says yes, by imitating nature 15.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Could an affordable alternative to expensive water treatment systems help mining companies, state regulators, environmentalists and tribes settle their differences?
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