User: irge304 Topic: Environmental Justice Issues
Category: Indigenous People
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Babies born to moms who lived near fracking wells faced host of health risks, study suggests 14.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

After combing through a decade’s worth of Pennsylvania birth records, researchers have found that pregnant women living within two-thirds of a mile of a hydraulic fracturing well were 25% more likely to give birth to a worryingly small infant than were women who lived at least 10 miles outside...

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Court upholds uranium mining ban around Grand Canyon but allows nearby mine 13.12.2017 Washington Post
Court upholds uranium mining ban around Grand Canyon but allows nearby mine
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Outdoor recreation industry energized by backlash to downsizing of Utah national monuments, with focus on 2018 elections 8.12.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
Clawback of Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante ignites political momentum, legal challenges.
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Outdoor retail giant Patagonia sues Trump to block shrinking of Bears Ears monument 7.12.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Outdoor retailing giant Patagonia on Wednesday joined a flurry of lawsuits challenging President Donald Trump's decision to chop up two large national monuments in Utah could finally bring an answer to the much-debated question of whether presidents have the legal authority to undo or change ...
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's curious case for shrinking monuments 6.12.2017 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump made a curious case for stripping federal protections from vast stretches of two of America's national monument lands....
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‘Malnutrition decline has been slow in Maharashtra’ 6.12.2017 India – The Indian Express
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Tribes sue over Trump's order to shrink protected lands 6.12.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The court cases are likely to drag on for years, maybe even into a new presidency.
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Trump outlines big cuts to Utah monuments, environmentalists sue 5.12.2017 Hindu: News
Trump said former presidents abused the Antiquities Act by putting unnecessarily big chunks of territory off limits to drilling, mining, grazing, road traffic and other activities a headwind to his plan to ramp up U.S. energy output.
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US to donate $500,000 to conserve Mexico’s Palenque ruins 5.12.2017 Washington Post: World
The U.S. Embassy will donate $500,000 to help conserve the tomb of king Pakal and other structures at the Mayan ruin site of Palenque, Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History said Monday.
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Trump eviscerates two national monuments in the name of political back-scratching 5.12.2017 LA Times: Commentary

More than two decades ago, President Clinton tried to end a long-running political battle over the future of 1.9 million acres of federal land in southern Utah by creating the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Last year, President Obama took a similar step and created the nearly 1.4-million-acre...

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National Monuments in Utah Are Far More Popular Than Trump Thinks 5.12.2017 Mother Jones
As Republican presidents go, Donald Trump isn’t particularly popular in Utah, one of the country’s most reliably Republican states. He won Utah in 2016 with only 45 percent of the vote, the worst performance of a GOP nominee since 1992, and his approval rating there still hovers around 50 percent. (Mitt Romney won 73 percent […]
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Trump shrinks two national monuments in Utah by about 2 million acres 5.12.2017 Washington Post
The move to scale back the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments immediately sparked an outpouring of praise from conservative lawmakers as well as activists’ protests outside the White House and in Utah. It is the largest reduction of public lands protection in U.S. history.
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Trump Is Going to Destroy 2 of the Country’s Most Beautiful National Monuments 1.12.2017 Mother Jones
President Donald Trump is planning to drastically shrink two national monuments in Utah. According to documents obtained by the Washington Post, Bears Ears, which is currently 1.35 million acres could be shrunk by 85 percent, and the 1.9 million acres of Grand Staircase-Escalante will be reduced by 85 percent. Trump will be announcing the proposal when he visits Salt Lake City […]
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The Energy 202: Trump expected to sign bill calling climate change a "direct threat." Really. 28.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The NDAA would instruct the Pentagon to assess the vulnerability of military bases.
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1 dead in clash between Argentine police, Mapuche activists 27.11.2017 Washington Post: World
Argentine authorities say police have clashed with a group of Mapuche during an operation to clear lands seized by members of the indigenous community, and one young Mapuche was killed and two were injured.
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Native Americans rewrote the playbook for preserving public land — and Trump is trying to erase it 26.11.2017 LA Times: Nation
President Obama's signature on the proclamation to establish Bears Ears National Monument stirred Congress and President Trump to lay siege to the Antiquities Act and 26 other monuments, most of them created by Democratic presidents.
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Pakistan gets a grip on a region known as a nexus of terror — but residents pay a price for peace 5.11.2017 L.A. Times - World News

For three years, he had lived outside his home province of North Waziristan, one of the most dangerous places in the world. One night in January, 22-year-old Zafarullah came home.

Mounds of bricks were strewn where his family’s house had been. In the morning, when there was enough light to see,...

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In formal vote, L.A. replaces Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day 4.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The Los Angeles City Council approved an amended ordinance Friday replacing Columbus Day in October with Indigenous Peoples Day as an official L.A. holiday.

The council already debated the issue in August, when it asked the city attorney to draft the ordinance, so the vote in approval of the language...

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We Found Cool Dinosaur Fossils in Utah and Now Trump Might Ruin Them 31.10.2017 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by HuffPost and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Environmentalists and scientists were rattled last week following a report that President Donald Trump plans to scale back two of southern Utah’s national monuments. Not only would the project endanger sacred Native American sites and breathtaking Western vistas open to the public […]
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It's all about the Street in Palm Desert and art and nature in Laguna week in the Nov. 3-5 calendar 29.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

From weeds to weed, history to hip-hop, and art to science, you have choices for the weekend of Nov. 3-5.

Palm Desert

Hit the street — or the rooftop of a massive parking garage — at the third annual Street, a music, art, fashion and food-truck festival with two stages where live bands and DJs...

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