User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Pollution
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The long-running debate over greening the land 22.9.2020 BBC News - Science & Environment
UK farmers are complaining of a lack of clarity over how they will be rewarded for tending the land.
Colorado testing fish in new push to prevent health harm from toxic “forever chemicals” 20.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
The fish testing begun this month reflects an intensified scramble by Colorado public health officials to minimize human health and environmental harm as PFAS chemicals that don't easily break down spread worldwide, with U.S. airports and military bases, where workers used toxic firefighting foam, standing out among the hot spots.
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Gore-Tex: Inventor of waterproof fabric Robert Gore dies aged 83 20.9.2020 BBC News - US & Canada
Robert W. Gore's invention has been used in space suits, guitar springs and waterproof jackets.
Endorsement: Yes on Proposition 15. It's one small step toward fixing California's broken tax system 20.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Proposition 15, the split-tax roll measure, is the first step in a necessary fix to one of the state's most intractable problems, a faulty property tax system.

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Labour conference: Don't water down pledges, Starmer warned 20.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
The Fire Brigades Union urges Labour leader not to "retreat" on environment and workers' rights promises.
California was choked by wildfire smoke. How bad is it for our health? 19.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

For weeks, millions of Californians were smothered by smoke from wildfires. Many worry about long-term health impacts.

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A Post-Pandemic Bright Spot: Cities All Over the World Have Big Plans for a “Green Recovery” 19.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in the Guardian and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The cars that typically throng the huge highways weaving through Los Angeles are such an established part of the city’s fabric that when the coronavirus pandemic hit, their sudden absence felt bizarre to locals even eerie. But many Angelenos […]
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Damage from wildfires' toxic air lingers long after the smoke clears 18.9.2020 L.A. Times - World News

As smoky skies blanket the West, researchers look a the lasting health impacts by studying a Montana town previously smothered by wildfire smoke.

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Thai national park mails trash back to tourists 18.9.2020 BBC: World
If you're leaving your rubbish in a Thai national park, you might be reunited with it by mail.
US West Coast fires in maps, graphics and images 18.9.2020 BBC: World
A visual guide to the fires ravaging California, Oregon and other western states.
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DIY air filters can be safe, simple and inexpensive. Here's how to make one 18.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

If air purifiers are sold out or out of your budget, a simple air filter taped to a box fan can filter harmful particulate matter and keep it out of your lungs and bloodstream. Here's what you need to know.

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Unhealthy air quality across the Front Range should briefly clear over the weekend 17.9.2020 Denver Post: Local
Smoke from West Coast wildfires lowered air quality across the Front Range Thursday, with air pollution reaching unhealthy levels in and around Denver, Fort Collins and Greeley -- but skies are expected to clear briefly over the weekend. 
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Satellite images of California fires shows smoke stretching thousands of miles 17.9.2020 LA Times: Environment

More smoke from the West Coast's ferocious firestorm is expected to waft into Europe as the blazes continue to belch pollutants into the atmosphere.

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Plastic pollution: Washed clothing's synthetic mountain of 'fluff' 16.9.2020 BBC: Science
Scientists calculate how many tiny fibres our polyester and nylon garments lose in the wash.
Here’s How Big Farms Got a Big Government Pass on Air Pollution 16.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity.  On nice days, Elsie Herring can sink back into her porch rocking chair, enjoying the rural property that’s been in her family since 1891. Other days, the wind carries a foul-smelling mist that chokes Herring and coats the pink siding of her home. It’s […]
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Letters to the Editor: America needs to fight climate change like it's World War III 16.9.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Science proves that the intensity, size and duration of California's fires are indisputably linked to climate change. Say it clearly and take action.

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US West Coast fires: Smoke spreads to New York and Washington 16.9.2020 BBC: World
Smoke from the West Coast fires casts a haze over the eastern cities of Washington DC and New York.
US election 2020: What is Trump's record on the environment? 16.9.2020 BBC: World
The president has dismissed the science on climate change. But what is his record on the environment?
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New Research Shows Disproportionate Rate of Coronavirus Deaths in Polluted Areas 15.9.2020 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. The industrial plants in the riverside Louisiana city of Port Allen have worried Diana LeBlanc since her children […]
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Daimler to pay $1.5bn over emissions cheat claims in US 15.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
The deal concludes a four-year investigation of the firm in the United States.
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