User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
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Cut air pollution to fight climate change - UN 20.9.2019 BBC: Science
The global effort to tackle emissions will be debated at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York.
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Air pollution gets closer to a fetus than scientists had realized, study suggests 17.9.2019 LA Times: Health

Black carbon particles have been found on the fetal side of the placenta of women exposed to air pollution during pregnancy, according to a study of 28 women.

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Soot pollution particles 'cross the placenta' 17.9.2019 BBC: Health
Particles of black carbon pollution can cross to the foetal side of the placenta, a study has found.
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China gripped after sighting of its own 'Loch Ness Monster' 17.9.2019 BBC: World
Is the creature in the Yangtze a monster, a snake - or something less animated altogether?
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Climate Change Town Halls: Here's Where the 2020 Candidates Stand 5.9.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Here's a handy summary of what we know so far about each candidate's plan.
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Democrats release climate plans ahead of town hall spotlight 4.9.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Democratic presidential candidates are releasing their plans to address climate change ahead of a series of town halls on the issue as the party's base increasingly demands aggressive action.
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Will Indonesia's new capital just move the problem to the jungle? 3.9.2019 BBC: World
Activists say moving the capital to Borneo threatens indigenous people and Kalimantan's rich wildlife.
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Denver pollution tax proposal is off the table – at least for now 27.8.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The Denver City Council will not move forward with a proposal for a new tax on business energy usage on Monday night.
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Denver pollution tax faces key vote by a divided City Council 26.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The Denver City Council will decide Monday whether to ask voters to raise energy taxes on businesses -- a proposal that is meant to shrink the city's carbon footprint and reduce its role in climate change.
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Op-Ed: DWP is about to commit Los Angeles to a dirty natural gas power plant it doesn't want or need 25.8.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles is at a climate crossroads, and the DWP is making a wrong turn.

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Bernie Sanders has a Green New Deal. Ocasio-Cortez has one. Garcetti too. Here's how they compare 23.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

Bernie Sanders announced a $16-trillion plan to face climate change during a California visit. Here's a look at Green New Deal proposals out there.

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Rolls-Royces, Porsches and tantrums: How China's super-rich get noticed — the wrong way 22.8.2019 LA Times: Nation

China's rich drive Rolls-Royces and Porsches and are famous for road rage and selfish parking. But an army of netizens is watching.

Vitamin D: Add 'sunshine vitamin' to flour, study says 20.8.2019
One in five UK adults doesn't get enough of the "sunshine vitamin", especially in winter.
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“God Told Me to Fight”—Inside the Battle to Stop Another Petrochemical Plant in “Cancer Alley” 20.8.2019 Mother Jones
Sharon Lavigne has lived all of her 67 years in St. James Parish, Louisiana. She can tell you about a time when the fig and pecan trees in her neighborhood produced plenty to eat and sell, and when her grandfather caught fish and shrimp in the Mississippi River. The land and the water surrounding it […]
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Anti-Immigration White Supremacy Has Deep Roots in the Environmental Movement 19.8.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The environmentalist, white nationalist, and influential anti-immigration activist John Tanton died less than three weeks before the El Paso shooting. Tanton lived to see his movement shape much of modern US immigration policy, but not this latest […]
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Path to paradise? Alaskan village hopes to replace fossil fuel with water power 17.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

The Native village of Igiugig, population 70, runs on diesel flown in for as much as $7.55 a gallon. An underwater hydro project could change that.

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Green Turtles are Eating Trash Bags Thinking They're Food, with Young Animals Most Likely to Get Confused 9.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Seagrass and algae, some of their favourite foods, look like plastic.
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Pacific Standard magazine is shutting down after losing main financial backer 8.8.2019 LA Times: Business

Pacific Standard, an online magazine that aimed to be a Western-based chronicler of global social and environmental justice and public policy, plans to shut down after a decade of publication, the magazine's editor in chief, Nicholas Jackson, said Wednesday.

More Deadly Than Being a Soldier in a War Zone: Environmental Activists Killed for Defending Planet Have Doubled in 15 Years 5.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The environment is currently one of the major battlefields over the shape of the global economy, on a par with armed conflicts and calls for urgent and immediate action," one expert told Newsweek.
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The Democrats Are Foolishly Swinging Left—Without Even Noticing America's Not With Them | Opinion 5.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The candidates seeking to challenge President Donald Trump are unbelievably invested in adopting policies and creating a country that average Americans simply don't want.
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