User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Environmental Justice
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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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This Is What Happened at the First Presidential Environmental Justice Forum 9.11.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Only six candidates turned out for the first ever presidential forum on environmental justice at South Carolina State University on Friday night. Issues such as lead-contaminated water, food deserts, childhood asthma and proximity to polluting chemical plants and industrial […]
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Friend or foe? Washington is vexed by an uninvited visitor 30.10.2019 LA Times: Science

Mysterious black splotches are creeping over the gleaming Jefferson Memorial and other historic monuments and buildings in Washington. What's causing the unsightly "biofilm"? Theories abound.

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Thirty months after fatal Firestone blast, Colorado’s widening web of underground pipelines still not fully mapped 27.10.2019 Denver Post: Local
Colorado leaders promised back in 2017 that they'd do all they could to make sure a tragedy like the Firestone home explosion never happens again. They promised comprehensive public pipeline maps and better inspections to detect leaks along underground lines. But that still hasn't been done.
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Pesticide poisoned French paradise islands in Caribbean 25.10.2019 BBC: World
France has a pollution crisis in the Caribbean caused by toxic chlordecone sprayed on banana crops.
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Chemical companies agree to end fight over pesticide ban 10.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

Chemical companies agreed not to fight California's ban of Chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to learning disabilities.

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The Country’s “Most Polluted Air Basin” Braces for a Trump Plan That Will Make Things Worse 6.10.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by City Lab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Kieshaun White says that he doesn’t like to talk politics when it comes to the environment. He prefers to stick to the data. A year ago, as a high school senior, he launched a network of air-pollution […]
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Column: The dirty history of L.A.'s smog 4.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Ed Avol is a professor of clinical preventive medicine at USC's Keck medical school and a devoted 5K runner who's breathed L.A.'s air for some 50 years.

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Uncovering secrets of mystery civilization in Saudi Arabia 3.10.2019 BBC: Front Page
A team of more than 60 experts is trying to find out more about the enigmatic Nabataean culture.
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Opinion: Seven things you probably don't know about L.A.'s smog 2.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Smog killed L.A.'s farms and other facts about our toxic air.

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EPA cancels meeting with California after a week of clashes 28.9.2019 LA Times: Environment

Another sign of the Trump administration's feud with California: The EPA cancels meeting with California environmental leaders.

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French factory fire could pollute Seine river, officials warn 26.9.2019 BBC: World
Officials say a chemical factory fire in the French city of Rouen could pollute the Seine river
Editorial: California needs to stop playing small ball on single-use plastic. Swing for the fences, already 24.9.2019 LA Times: Opinion

Gov. Gavin Newsom should veto the bill that prohibits hotels from providing tiny plastic bottles of lotion and shampoo to patrons and tell the Legislature to bring him a comprehensive plastic-reduction bill like the one the Legislature put off until 2020.

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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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