User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
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Scary New Evidence Suggests Air Pollution Can Harm Babies in Utero 17.10.2017 Mother Jones
As fires spread across Northern California last week, smoke fouled the air of the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. Ash fell from the sky like snow, walkers strapped on face masks before heading outside, and school children throughout the region were kept indoors. The fires have since been controlled, but air quality hasn’t yet returned […]
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Americans lost the stars. But we might be able to get them back. 14.10.2017 Washington Post
Nearly 80 percent of North Americans can’t see the Milky Way from where they live, according to a 2016 study on light pollution. Now the United States is poised to get its first Dark Sky Reserve under the pristine skies of central Idaho.
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UK mobile coverage 'deplorable', says Lord Adonis 13.10.2017 BBC: Business
The national infrastructure commission head also warns the UK faces gridlock on roads, railways and in the skies.
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White Nationalism and Economic Nationalism 10.10.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine.  Subscribe here .  In August, when Stephen Bannon called me out of the blue, I came away from that bizarre conversation impressed with the coherence of his grand strategy, and relieved that Donald Trump has embraced only part of it. As Bannon explained with surprising candor driven by braggadocio, the idea is first to racialize politics—to remind white people, especially those who feel beleaguered, of their whiteness. If race becomes a prime identity for downwardly mobile white people, well, there still are a lot more whites than other colors in the rainbow. And if Democrats can get baited into defining their prime mission and identity as defending the rainbow, the right wins. “I want them to talk about racism every day,” Bannon told me. “If the left is focused on race and identity, and we go with economic nationalism, we can crush the Democrats.” The press coverage focused on the race part of that quote, but the economic ...
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A Court-Mandated Diwali 10.10.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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Air pollution cuts growth of working memory in kids 8.10.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Air pollution cuts growth of working memory in kids: Research 8.10.2017 Lifestyle – The Indian Express
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Regulators recommend that the state reject a Ventura County natural gas plant 7.10.2017 LA Times: Business

A California Energy Commission committee is urging the state to reject a proposal to build a new natural gas plant in Ventura County.

Called the Puente Energy project, the 262-megawatt power plant would be owned and operated by NRG, a Houston-based electricity company. NRG contracted with Southern...

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The National Park Service showed that its bottled water ban worked — then lifted it 26.9.2017 Washington Post
The National Park Service showed that its bottled water ban worked — then lifted it
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Why the Symbolism Behind Coal Is Still So Powerful 23.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Coal. Guns. Freedom. I saw these three words on a little sticker affixed, discordantly, to the window of a car in a small Colorado town. It struck me as funny at first: Coal and guns being elevated to the status of platonic […]
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L.A. film writer sees fashion playing more prominent role in digital shorts 22.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles-based actress, red-carpet model, writer and producer Dominika Juillet said the convergence of fashion and film is accelerating due to social media and new technologies, which is also making it easier for designers, independent filmmakers and consumers to share stories and create brand...

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AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods 19.9.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

PASADENA, Texas (AP) — The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston’s dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the site as the floods receded, flowing through Vince Bayou and […]
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AP Exclusive: Evidence of spills at toxic site during floods 19.9.2017 AP Politics
PASADENA, Texas (AP) -- The U.S. government received reports of three spills at one of Houston's dirtiest Superfund toxic waste sites in the days after the drenching rains from Hurricane Harvey finally stopped. Aerial photos reviewed by The Associated Press show dark-colored water surrounding the site as the floods receded, flowing through Vince Bayou and into the city's ship channel....
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California legislators focus on climate, immigration, roads 17.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s Democratically-controlled Legislature kicked off 2017 pledging to stand strong against Republican President Donald Trump and pursue a liberal slate of policies on everything from climate change to health care. They headed home Friday for the year having reauthorized a major climate change-fighting initiative and hiking taxes to pay for road […]
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Harvey’s Poorest Victims Will Never Rebuild. They’re Getting Evicted. 15.9.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Hilton Kelley has been sounding off on Facebook Live the past few days about families who evacuated their homes to escape Hurricane Harvey and are now getting eviction notices. The families live in Port Arthur, Texas, the small Gulf Coast city […]
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Nuclear energy is unsafe and unreliable. And we still don't know what to do with nuclear waste 14.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: After endless promises that nuclear waste could be stored safely, we now learn that there is no place to safely store tens of thousands of tons of uranium and plutonium for hundreds of thousands of years. (“There's no great answer for nuclear waste, but almost anything is better...

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Air Pollution From Industry Plagues Houston In Harvey's Wake 14.9.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
Flooding in Houston and utility outages led to belches of fumes from refineries and other industrial sites. Residents of a region already struggling with air pollution wonder: Is it safe to breathe?
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Dance theater celebrates role of women in social movements 12.9.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Ananya Dance Theatre's "Shyamali" portrays women as perennial leaders of dissent -- featuring a signature mix of classical Indian dance, yoga and martial arts.
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Use California's cap-and-trade money to end diesel pollution 12.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

California has $1.5 billion available this year to fight climate change, and many billions of dollars more coming in the years ahead, now that lawmakers have extended the state’s cap-and-trade program through 2030. Needless to say, there are plenty of people, groups, businesses and governments...

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When Texas’ Most Toxic Sites Flooded These Are the Communities that Suffered Most 9.9.2017 Mother Jones
In August, Hurricane Harvey made landfall in southeast Texas as a Category 4 storm, bringing with it catastrophic winds and 33 trillion gallons of rain, which caused deadly flooding in the Gulf Coast region of the state and around the Houston area. The record breaking rainfall also brought another problem: Toxic pollutants in vulnerable communities. There […]
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