User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
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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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These Are the Countries That Will Have the Worst Temperature Swings in the Future 13.5.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The effects of climate change are already hitting hardest in the parts of the world that have contributed the least to our current state of affairs. That, we already know. Now, new research indicates these same regions, among the globe’s poorest areas, […]
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Dayton vetoes wild rice bill, calls it ‘extreme overreach’ 9.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday vetoed an attempt by a bipartisan group of lawmakers to nullify the state's longstanding but rarely enforced wild rice sulfate standard.
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Southwest D.C. is getting a new stadium, new restaurants and more dust and pollution for its poorest residents 7.5.2018 Washington Post
Southwest D.C. is getting a new stadium, new restaurants and more dust and pollution for its poorest residents
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Giant Hog Farms Are Fighting for the Right to Keep Polluting. The Trump Administration Is on Their Side. 5.5.2018 Mother Jones
If you enjoy bacon or ham, chances are you’ve eaten pork from North Carolina, where about 16 million hogs—10 percent of the US total—are raised each year. The great bulk of that production takes place in a handful of counties on the state’s coastal plain—places like Baden County, home to more than 750,000 hogs but only 35,000 humans. […]
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Daily Digest: House tax plan gets bipartisan support 1.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Some political items in the news to get your Tuesday started.
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“Finally, Somebody Heard What the People Were Saying Was Happening to Them” 1.5.2018 Mother Jones
The $50-million verdict last week against North Carolina hog producer Murphy-Brown is being hailed as a major new victory in the growing grassroots opposition to industrial farming operations around the country. Murphy-Brown is owned by Smithfield, the country’s largest pork producer. The 10 plaintiffs, residents of Bladen County, North Carolina, had argued in federal court […]
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Senate votes to nullify Minnesota wild rice water standard 1.5.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Senate has voted 38-28 to nullify a water quality standard that's meant to protect wild rice, a food central to the culture and diet of the region's Ojibwe Indians.
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The Energy 202: Trump administration drafts plan to challenge California on auto emissions standards 30.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
A not-yet-final document suggests the administration is poised to make significant changes over the next decade.
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