User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Indigenous People
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What’s on TV Monday: ‘Molly of Denali’ on PBS 15.7.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Molly of Denali This new animated kids show features a Native American character (voice of Sovereign Bill), a 10-year-old Alaska resident whose natural curiosity leads her and her friends to explore the wonders of her state. Lorne Cardinal and Ron Harris also are in the voice cast. Mondays...

98 Percent of Their Island Is Underwater. Now Tropical Storm Barry Is Headed Their Way. 13.7.2019 Mother Jones
In the 19th century, when the Indian Removal Act became law, Native Americans were forced off of their land. In Louisiana, some fled to what is now Isle de Jean Charles in Terrebonne Parish, which was then considered to be “uninhabitable swamp land.” For years, the community that mostly consisted of members of the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw […]
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A New Wave of Environmentalists Want to Give Nature Legal Rights 9.7.2019 Mother Jones
In the summer of 2014, officials in Toledo, Ohio, announced that the city’s tap water was no longer safe to drink. A toxic algae bloom caused by fertilizer runoff had poisoned Lake Erie, the primary water source for the area’s half-million residents, sickening more than 100 people. Stores emptied of bottled water within hours. For […]
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Today: ‘Hong Kong People Are Desperate’ 2.7.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

After weeks of peaceful protests in Hong Kong, a group of demonstrators turned violent on a key anniversary.


‘Hong Kong People Are Desperate’

In Hong Kong, July 1 is an official holiday meant for celebrating the territory’s handover in 1997 from British to Chinese rule that usually...

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The Democratic Debates Show 2020 is Shaping Up to Be a Climate Change Election | Opinion 27.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
More than ever before, voters are demanding action on this crisis.
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The women fighting for Lapland 23.6.2019 BBC: Science
As climate change affects the livelihoods of Finland's indigenous Sami people, a proposed new Arctic railway, forestry and mining could change Lapland forever.
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Daily Digest: Mining in the news 21.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
A Friday roundup of some Minnesota political stories in the news.
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California’s story was written with Native American blood. Let’s finally admit it 20.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

In the Disney version of California, the Golden State was built by industrious settlers who came in waves from various points east to make their fortunes from the resource-rich land that, in some places, was actually lined in gold.

The truth, however, is somewhat darker, tinged as it is with the...

Line 3 oil pipeline project faces prospect of more delays 19.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Enbridge's proposed Line 3 oil pipeline replacement likely could see more delays, after two state agencies involved in the project said Tuesday that the permitting schedule for the pipeline needs to be revised.
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Oregon is poised to pass cap-and-trade climate policy, joining California 18.6.2019 LA Times: Business

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.

Supporters call it the United States’ most progressive climate policy, saying it not only cuts emissions...

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Scientists Uncover 'Lost' Population of Ancient Siberians and Closest Old World Relative of Native Americans 6.6.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The findings shed new light on the history of human migration in the region and the ancestry of the people who first settled the Americas.
Canadian fires trigger southern Minnesota air quality alert 1.6.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Affected area include the Twin Cities, St. Cloud, Mankato, Marshall, Willmar, Hutchinson, Ortonville, and the Upper Sioux and Prairie Island Tribal nations. Conditions are expected to improve over the weekend.
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California may let polluters offset carbon by preserving rain forests. Here are the pitfalls 23.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

California, a global leader on climate change, is poised to take the lead once again as it considers expanding its carbon offset program to allow polluting companies to compensate for their excess emissions by paying to preserve the Amazon rainforest.

That sounds like a winning proposition: The...

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Why carbon credits for forest preservation may be worse than nothing 23.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The hunger for these offsets is blinding us to the mounting pile of evidence that they haven't -- and won't -- deliver the climate benefit they promise.
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Vietnam War left a painful legacy for indigenous minority that fought alongside U.S. 21.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Here in the windswept, rolling hills of central Vietnam, there are many reminders of the war that ended four decades ago.

Two Soviet-made tanks sit in the village of Dak To as monuments to the men who died retaking the region from U.S.-backed South Vietnam in 1972. The flag of the communist Viet...

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Australia election 2019: The most remote polling stations 14.5.2019 BBC: World
Australian election officials cross air, land and sea - sometimes to set up a single ballot box.
Brazil's indigenous people: 'We fight for the right to exist' 25.4.2019 BBC: World
Indigenous people protest in Brazil's capital against the policies of far-right President Bolsonaro.
A new mantra for India’s mostly male politicians: Women first 11.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a new mantra: women first.

“For our party, mahila shakti” — women’s power — “is important,” he told the women’s wing of his Bharatiya Janata Party last month. “For us, whether it is in an organization, or in government or in the framing of programs, it is...

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State regulators issue final approval for Line 3 oil pipeline project 27.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Minnesota utility regulators have granted their final approval to the contentious Line 3 oil pipeline replacement project.
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Mining Companies Polluted Western Waters. Now Taxpayers Have to Pay for the Clean Up. 18.3.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by the Center for Public Integrity. The remnants of an abandoned gold and silver mine scar the Little Rocky Mountains just south of the Fort Belknap Indian Community in Montana, bleeding polluted orange water into streams that meander through the reservation. Warren Morin remembers drinking the once-pristine water while he was […]
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