User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Indigenous People
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Bolivia election: Voters head to polls for presidential race 19.10.2020 BBC: World
The election comes after last year's disputed poll which forced Evo Morales to resign.
Pandemic forces youth climate activists to save the planet on Zoom 7.10.2020 LA Times: Environment

In the midst of coronavirus restrictions, youth climate leaders across the country are juggling online school and Zoom fatigue.

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Rio Tinto: Mining giant accused of poisoning rivers in Papua New Guinea 29.9.2020 BBC: Business
More than 150 people in Bougainville have filed a complaint against the embattled Rio Tinto company.
Both Parties Used to Love the Carbon Tax. So Why Are They Giving up on It? 26.9.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Grist and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. It was a cold February day in Salem, Oregon, and Republican state senators were fleeing the capitol. It was weeks before the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the country and kept Americans huddled inside. So members of Oregon’s legislature were […]
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Rio Tinto chief Jean-Sebastien Jacques to quit over Aboriginal cave destruction 11.9.2020 BBC: Front Page
Jean-Sebastien Jacques and other senior executives will step down after the miner blew up sacred sites.
Rio Tinto: Church of England condemns Aboriginal destruction 9.9.2020 BBC: Business
The boss of Rio Tinto faces calls to step down over the destruction of a cultural site in Australia.
Rio Tinto bosses lose bonuses over Aboriginal cave destruction 24.8.2020 BBC: Business
Executives at the mining giant Rio Tinto have had their payouts cut over the culturally important site.
Indigenous Australians 'farmed bananas 2,000 years ago' 12.8.2020 BBC: World
It further dispels a myth that Indigenous Australians were solely hunter-gatherers, scientists say.
How Did a Lawyer Who Took on Big Oil and Won End up Under House Arrest? 10.8.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Canada’s National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Last September, I travelled from Western Canada to New York City to see the human rights lawyer Steven Donziger. Donziger cannot travel. He cannot even stroll the hallway of his Upper West Side apartment building on 104th […]
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Editorial: Lawmakers, don't meddle in Cal State's ethnic studies curriculum 2.8.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Politicians need to keep their hands off college and university curriculum and practice.

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After 250 years, Esselen Tribe regains a piece of its ancestral homeland 31.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

A $4.5-million land deal, brokered by Portland-based environmental group Western Rivers Conservancy, will transfer a 1,199-acre parcel of wilderness along the Little Sur River to the tribe in the name of conservation and cultural resilience.

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Sierra Club denounces racism of co-founder John Muir 23.7.2020 LA Times: Environment

John Muir, a towering figure among environmentalists, made harmful and disparaging remarks about Native Americans and Black people.

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Names for Montrose Harbor’s three new piping plover chicks inspired by environmental justice, Native Americans and hope 13.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
This marks the second year in a row Monty and Rose have successfully nested at Montrose Beach.
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Indigenous Communities in Brazil Were Already Under Siege. Then Came COVID-19. 12.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Canada’s National Observer and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Take a country where Indigenous leaders are killed for defending their lives and lands, where constitutionally protected rights are often violated for the sake of development and mining, and where people are left in precarious conditions due […]
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Mining firm Rio Tinto sorry for destroying Aboriginal caves 31.5.2020 BBC: World
The caves in Western Australia sheltered prehistoric people in the Ice Age 46,000 years ago.
Navajo Nation Is Behind Only New York and New Jersey in Rates of COVID-19 Infection. What Happened? 5.5.2020 Mother Jones
When the Indian Health Service doctors said they’d have to keep him overnight, Ray Berlin tore the IVs out of his arm and fled the emergency room. His granddaughter Judith Solomon found him in the hospital’s waiting room, waving his cane to fend off doctors as they tried to get him back in bed. “He […]
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Language barriers afflict California's indigenous Mexicans and Guatemalans amid coronavirus 1.5.2020 LA Times: Health

Activists who speak indigenous languages reach out to keep Mexican and Central American indigenous communities informed on the coronavirus pandemic.

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Latest on COVID-19 in MN: Return to normalcy will require more testing 14.4.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"We need to be testing 40,000 a week or more,” Gov. Tim Walz said, adding that the increase in testing would also need to come with greater tracing and isolation of people infected with the coronavirus.
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Hard-hit cruise lines don't get U.S. coronavirus stimulus money 28.3.2020 LA Times: Business

President Trump wanted to save the cruise industry but the $2-trillion coronavirus stimulus package bill won't help.

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What Are the Trump Administration’s New Plans for Utah Monuments? 21.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Released in February, the Trump administration’s final management plans for Utah’s shrunken Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments caused a predictable amount of commotion. While monument foes like Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) praised the […]
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