User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Pollution
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Climate change: Road plans will scupper CO2 targets, report says 10.7.2020 BBC: Science
The majority of emissions cuts from electric cars will be wiped out by new road-building.
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Fifth-straight air quality alert issued as Chicago heads into hot week 6.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
An air quality alert was issued for Chicago Monday -- its fifth straight -- as the region heads into a hot week following the July Fourth weekend.
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How a PG&E Contractor With a Sketchy Past Made Millions After California’s Deadliest Fire 4.7.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. It was a last-ditch effort to save a scofflaw business. For years, the owners of Bay Area Concrete […]
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Air quality alert issued for Chicago area ahead of hot July 4 holiday weekend 2.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
An air quality alert has been issued for the greater Chicago area through Thursday night by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and could be extended for several days as the region preps for a hot July Fourth holiday weekend.
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Copernicus Sentinels: UK industry loses out in European satellite bids 1.7.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
British firms fail to win leading roles in the expansion of the Copernicus Earth observation project.
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House Democrats’ climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 1.7.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a plan to address climate change that would set a goal of net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, while pushing renewable energy such as wind and solar power and addressing environmental contamination that disproportionately harms low-income and minority communities.
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See how your favorite beach ranks in the latest pollution report card 1.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

Heal the Bay's annual survey of California beaches gives high water-quality marks to 92% of beaches. Six of the dirtiest were in the Bay Area.

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Nornickel: Russia probes new pollution at Arctic mining firm 29.6.2020 BBC: World
Workers are suspended after waste water, said to contain heavy metals, was pumped into the wilderness.
Extra £14bn needed a year for climate, report says 29.6.2020 BBC: Business
A report by the Green Alliance think tank argues that extra cash is required for clean transport.
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Editorial: Goodbye, diesel exhaust. California adopts nation's first zero-emission truck rule 26.6.2020 LA Times: Opinion

The rule is among the most ambitious efforts in the world to replace dirty diesel trucks with electric and other zero-emission vehicles.

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State allows General Iron move, leaving Mayor Lightfoot as the last hurdle for the scrap shredder 26.6.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
The state will allow General Iron to move across town, leaving Mayor Lori Lightfoot as the last hurdle for the controversial scrap shredder.
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California mandates big increase in zero-emission trucks 26.6.2020 LA Times: Business

A new state mandate would require 4,000 new zero emission truck sales by 2024 and 300,000 by 2035.

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Nevada to adopt California's stricter car pollution standards, rejecting Trump rollback 23.6.2020 LA Times: Environment

Nevada is the latest state to announce it is adopting California's tougher tailpipe pollution standards, putting it at odds with Trump administration.

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Imperial County has highest rate of COVID-19 cases in the state; it wants to reopen anyway 15.6.2020 LA Times: Health

Imperial County, with a high COVID-19 rate, is divided. Many businesses are desperate to reopen, but many residents fear reopening now will cost lives.

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Colorado coronavirus cases increase by 175 infections, 9 deaths 13.6.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado health officials on Friday reported 175 new infections of COVID-19, as hospitalizations for the respiratory disease remain flat. 
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Carried by wind and rain, plastics pollution is contaminating Rocky Mountain National Park and other western wildernesses 11.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
New research finds plastics pollution is spiraling, spreading thousands of miles in wind as well as through rainwater, with the heaviest deposition of inhalable particles measured at high-elevation Colorado sites such as Rocky Mountain National Park.
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Coronavirus lockdown wildlife recordings appeal 5.6.2020 BBC: Front Page
Scientists want people to send them recordings of their wildlife experiences under the lockdown.
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Let’s Connect the Dots Between Environmental Injustice and the Coronavirus 30.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Yale Environment 360 and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. While cities and towns across the United States are wrestling with the devastating impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, none have been hit harder than low-income and minority communities. Places like Detroit, Chicago, and St. James Parish […]
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Sewage may help predict future virus outbreaks. Chicago researchers aim to test hundreds or thousands of manholes at a time. 30.5.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Collecting samples from municipal sewers on a regular basis could give cities early warnings about where the disease is spreading.
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Bullet train would nick jobs, homes and parks on 14-mile route from L.A. to Burbank 30.5.2020 LA Times: Environment

California's future high-speed rail line from Burbank to Los Angeles would follow an existing 14-mile rail corridor but run through dozens of businesses, a draft environmental study found.

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