User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Pollution
Last updated: Aug 19 2018 13:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Public 'back' taxes to tackle single-use plastic waste 18.8.2018 BBC: Business
Ministers say they are looking at measures after thousands support action to reduce single-use items.
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Photos: Smoky skies in Minnesota 18.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Smoke from western wildfires has been creating a thick haze and lowering air quality across much of Minnesota.
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Brave moo world? 17.8.2018 BBC: Business
An offshore dairy farm aims to help Rotterdam produce its own food more sustainably.
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Air quality alert expands across entire state 11.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency on Friday put all of Minnesota under an air quality alert through Sunday at noon as wildfire smoke continues to push in from western Canada.
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Can the EPA Roll Back California's Clean Air Standards? 10.8.2018 American Prospect
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes) The Los Angeles skyline on June 24, 2010 Capital & Main  is an award-winning publication that reports from California on economic, political and social issues. The American Prospect is co-publishing this piece. When officials within the Trump administration, on August 2, proposed scaling back Obama-era fuel-economy standards and revoking California’s authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from tailpipes, they were betting on the chance that courts can’t tell the difference between a law against gas guzzlers and one against carbon belchers. Low-mileage cars and low-emissions cars are often one and the same, they may have reasoned. If you’re requiring a car to emit less carbon dioxide, you’re also asking that it burn less fuel. That part might be mostly true, although there are emissions controls that have nothing to do with gas mileage. But from a legal standpoint, fuel economy and tailpipe emissions take distinctly different routes to regulation. Fuel-economy ...
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Air quality alert expands across Minnesota's western border 10.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Wildfire smoke from western Canada continues to be a problem as it pushes its way into Minnesota, state pollution control officials say.
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Wildfire smoke brings air quality alert for NW Minnesota 9.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency Wednesday put much of northwestern and north-central Minnesota under an air quality alert through Thursday morning as a Canadian smoke plume makes its way southeast.
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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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China's Cleanup Efforts Create Boom for South African Miner 4.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
China’s efforts to curb the smog in its cities and clean up its steel industry are remaking the global iron-ore market—to the benefit of miners such as Anglo American subsidiary Kumba, which produces high-grade ore.
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How are Minnesota cities preparing for climate change? 27.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In Minnesota, climate change means more flash floods from extreme rainfall events. Plus, a climate voice from the Leech Lake Reservation and New York's plan to build a massive flood barrier.
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One child's outsized influence on the debate over plastic straws 22.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
One of the most common statistics that comes up in conversations around plastic straw waste comes from a study conducted by Milo Cress when he was just 9 years old.
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Air quality alert issued for much of central, northern Minnesota 21.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Smoke drifting south from wildfires in Ontario has prompted an air quality alert for much of central and northern Minnesota through Saturday morning.
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Boomless speed 20.7.2018 BBC: Technology
Three firms are vying to be the first to reintroduce commercial supersonic flight in the next decade.
Iraq Struggles to Contain Protests Over Government Dysfunction 15.7.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Iraqi authorities deployed troops across the country’s south and blocked access to the internet as protests over poor government services grew violent, with demonstrators breaking into oil facilities, burning political-party offices and shutting Najaf Airport.
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Survey: Half of young people want electric cars 12.7.2018 BBC: Technology
Young drivers increasingly want to buy electric cars - but myths are still deterring older drivers, survey shows.
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Minn. agency says EPA decision puts at risk lung, heart health 12.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The EPA effectively removed limits on manufacturing of glider kits, freight truck bodies that often use outdated, heavily polluting engines.
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Why people with disabilities want bans on plastic straws to be more flexible 11.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
As cities and companies — including Starbucks — move to oust straws in a bid to reduce pollution, people with disabilities say they're losing access to a necessary, lifesaving tool.
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How the EPA and the Pentagon downplayed a growing toxic threat 9.7.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
A family of chemicals -- known as PFAS and responsible for marvels like Teflon and critical to the safety of American military bases -- has now emerged as a far greater menace than previously disclosed.
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Transportation Gridlock in the Northeast Bridges over Troubled Partisan Waters 9.7.2018 American Prospect
screen_shot_2017-07-19_at_4.28.52_pm.png Democrats, Republicans, and independents don’t agree on much in an era when politics is all vinegar and venom. But as the urbanized Northeast Corridor verges on 24/7 gridlock, most people can get over the political divide and agree that getting where they want to go, when they want to get there, is well-nigh impossible. They want to see transportation arteries revitalized, quality public transit options worthy of this century, and serious attention paid to health threats like air pollution and climate change. That’s the upshot of a new Sierra Club survey on transportation modernization in the Northeast and the Mid-Atlantic that finds deep, bipartisan impatience with the status quo in 11 states—Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and the District of Columbia—plus resounding interest in concrete regional approaches to dealing with aging arteries and derelict public transit ...
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There Are a Few Things Environmentalists Actually Do Agree On 7.7.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Sometimes the most vicious fights occur over the smallest differences. Brutal battles have pitted Catholics that kneel in prayer against Protestant sects that stood before the same God. There’s a (possibly apocryphal) story from the US House of Representatives about a senior […]
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