User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
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Rickshaw research reveals extreme Delhi pollution 26.11.2014 AP Top News
NEW DELHI (AP) -- The three-wheeled rickshaw lurched through New Delhi's commuter-clogged streets with an American scientist and several air pollution monitors in the back seat. Car horns blared. A scrappy scooter buzzed by belching black smoke from its tailpipe. One of the monitors spiked....
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US scientist's rickshaw-borne research shows New Delhi commuters inhaling extreme pollution 26.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Every breath you take: the environmental consequences of sanctions 21.11.2014 The Guardian -- World Latest

Iran’s drive for ‘independent’ development, in the face of international pressure over the nuclear programme, has degraded its air, water and land

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In smoggy China, masks become stylish accessory 20.11.2014 LA Times: Top News
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12* Powerful Climate Allies That GOP Denier Leaders Can't Ignore 19.11.2014 Star Tribune: World
After my son submitted his college applications a few weeks ago, he confessed not getting into his top choice school would be the "ultimate dreamcrusher." That aptly sums up the dread I started to feel following last week's election. After working on climate change solutions for over 8 years, we are finally beginning to take meaningful steps to curb this epic global challenge. I want my kids and others to have every opportunity to follow their dreams in the world we leave them. Now with the Republican controlled legislature, critical environmental gains are at stake - surely an unintended consequence. Republicans and the mighty fossil fuel industry are eager to gut environmental protections , especially the EPA's Clean Power Plan that will set standards on carbon pollution for the power sector. A host of climate deniers will now head up our nation's environment and science committees. For example, Sen. James Inhofe of Oklahoma will likely chair the Environment and Public Works Committee. In case you ...
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Is the US-China Climate Pact as Big a Deal as It Seems? 13.11.2014 Mother Jones
This story originally appeared in The Atlantic and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. I've been offline for many hours and am just now seeing the announcements from Beijing . The United States and China have apparently agreed to do what anyone who has thought seriously about climate has been hoping for, for years. As the No. 1 (now China) and No. 2 carbon emitters in the world, and as the No. 1 (still the US) and No. 2 economies, they've agreed to new carbon-reduction targets that are more ambitious than most people would have expected. We'll wait to see the details—including how an American president can make good on commitments for 2025, when that is two and possibly three presidencies into the future, and when in the here-and-now he faces congressional majorities that seem dead-set against recognizing this issue. It's quaint to think back on an America that could set ambitious long-term goals—creating Land-Grant universities, developing the Interstate Highway System, going ...
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Making air pollution bearable 12.11.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Beijing may have to wait another 16 years before it will have safe, clean air, according to a report from the capital's environmental authority earlier this week.
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Mia Love: Representative From Nowhere 7.11.2014 Mother Jones
Of all the victories conservatives are crowing about this week, none seem as welcome as that of Utah's Mia Love, the first black Republican woman ever to be elected to Congress. She's been the subject of fawning profiles and officially dubbed a "rockstar" by Michelle Malkin and other right-wing pundits. But Mia Love is a rockstar mostly to people who don't live in Utah. To a person like me, born and raised in Utah, Love's victory is a symbol of our trend toward nationalized elections. Her issues are generic, conservative hobby horses—defund Obamacare, abolish the Department of Education, etc.—the opposite of Tip O'Neill's old adage about all politics being local. She has adopted precisely one Utah-specific platform point from state conservatives—the demand that the federal government turn over to the state all the land it owns in Utah, a long-running and hopeless quest that is deeply opposed by the state's environmentalists. Beyond that, Love, a persona preternaturally well-suited for Fox News, has an ...
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India air pollution 'cutting crop yields by almost half' 4.11.2014 Guardian: Environment

Agriculture hit by both urban and rural pollution as wheat and rice yield decrease significantly, study finds

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Sweeney Lake residents wage a 40-year fight to save lake 1.11.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Neighbors living next to the Golden Valley lake have waged a 40-year fight to keep it clean.
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Nova Peris says leaked emails stem from child access dispute politics live 30.10.2014 The Guardian -- Front Page

Senator makes statement addressing allegations of misuse of funds as Bill Shorten asks for a rethink on security laws. Follow the days developments live ...

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Almost Everything You've Bought Recently Came to You Via This Dirty Industry 29.10.2014 Mother Jones
If you've recently purchased a new iPhone, or a fancy t-shirt, or a children's toy… or really virtually any consumer or industrial good, there's a strong chance that a giant ship ferried it from or through China. China, dubbed "the world's factory" for pumping out so much of the world's consumables, now boasts seven of the world's top ten busiest trading ports. Strung up and down its densely populated eastern coast, China's ten biggest ports handle nearly 30 percent of the world's containers each year. These mega-ports— Shanghai's is the planet's busiest —helped China become the biggest trader in the world, eclipsing the US in 2012 . China has also become the world's second largest consumer market—meaning that more and more ships are unloading wares in the country's ports, not just loading up.  But there's a big downside for the planet in all that trade, according to a report released Tuesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a US-based environmental advocacy group with offices in Beijing. ...
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Protesters occupy airport near oil block in Peru 29.10.2014 Hindu: Home
Hundreds of indigenous community members took control of a small Amazonian airport inside Peru's biggest oil block, tribal leaders said on Tuesday, part of a dispute with Argentine energy firm Plu...
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Gritty Santa Ana River is streaming back toward restoration 27.10.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Slumdog mapmakers fill in the urban blanks 24.10.2014 New Scientist: Focus on America
The Missing Maps initiative aims to chart slums around the world as a way of fighting disease outbreaks and hastening ...
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Early, high quality Ebola treatment may be a factor 20.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
There's no cure for Ebola. So why have some patients walked away healthy while others in the West died ?
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India launches air quality index to warn over dangerous pollution events 17.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

Index will track eight major pollutants, after World Health Organisation said New Delhi was worlds most-polluted city

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The Making of Ferguson 13.10.2014 American Prospect
This article is from the Fall 2014 issue of The American Prospect magazine. OCTOBER 15, 2014 In 1968, Larman Williams was one of the first African Americans to buy a home in the white suburb of Ferguson, Missouri. It wasn’t easy; when he first went to see the house, the real estate agent wouldn’t show it to him. Atypically, Williams belonged to a church with a white pastor, who contacted the agent on Williams’s behalf, only to be told that neighbors objected to sales to Negroes. But after the pastor then gathered the owner and his neighbors for a prayer meeting, the owner told the agent he was no longer opposed to a black buyer. Williams had been living in the St. Louis ghetto and worked as an assistant school principal in Wellston, a black St. Louis suburb. His wife, Geraldine, taught in a state special education school. They could afford to live in middle-class Ferguson, and hoped to protect their three daughters from the violence of their St. Louis neighborhood. The girls would also get better ...
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Gadrian Hoosan: the land is the most important thing for Indigenous people 10.10.2014 Guardian: Comment is Free
The government and mining companies need to know that we are going to fight to protect it, for future generations both black and white Each week, a new guest hosts the @IndigenousX Twitter account to discuss topics of interest as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. In partnership with IndigenousX, were inviting its weekly host to tell us about who they are, what issues theyre passionate about, and what they have in store for us during their upcoming ...
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Tackling global warming will improve health, save lives, and save money 6.10.2014 Guardian: Environment

New research shows there are many benefits from tackling climate change

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