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Historic ranch on Colorado’s high plains now holds millions of gallons of water for Denver-area economic development 17.8.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
The desire to expand housing, commerce and other development around metro Denver and on arid high plains once deemed inhospitable has driven an innovative urban water broker to build a $22 million reservoir on a ranch 70 miles east of the city along the South Platte River.
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Undocumented Workers Provide Employers With Little Risk, Large Reward 17.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The campaign against undocumented laborers escalated to its most severe crackdown in over a decade when federal agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided five poultry processing facilities in Mississippi last week.
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How the US created the Central American immigration crisis 16.8.2019 Raw Story
What happens in El Norte, doesn’t stay in El Norte It’s hard to believe that more than four years have passed since the police shot Amílcar Pérez-López a few blocks from my house in San Francisco’s Mission District. He was an immigrant, 20 years old, and his remittances were the sole support for his mother and siblings […]
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Here’s how Gov. Jim Justice used the office to enrich himself — and became the little Trump of West Virginia 15.8.2019 Raw Story
Gov. Jim Justice is West Virginia’s richest man and owns its most storied resort. When lobbyists and state agencies book there, he profits. Here’s how the governor, dubbed “Big Jim,” became West Virginia’s little Trump. On a sunny Monday afternoon two and a half years ago, Jim Justice, the wealthiest man in West Virginia, took […]
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Steve King: Without Rape and Incest, “Would There Be Any Population in the World Left?” 14.8.2019 Mother Jones
The twisted logic of the most extreme elements of the anti-abortion movement just got even more absurd. Laws restricting abortion access should not have exceptions for rape and incest, says Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), because throughout history, many people have been born as a result of rape and incest—including, perhaps, himself. “What if we went […]
How a little known government board decimated Gulf Coast fisheries 13.8.2019 Raw Story
A federal commission whose longest-serving member is an EPA-hating Arkansas farmer appointed by former President Jimmy Carter helped make decisions that decimated the gulf’s seafood industry this year. Toxic algae closed all 21 of Mississippi’s beaches after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opened a Louisiana spillway, pouring more than 10 trillion gallons of freshwater […]
Column: Right-wingers again demonize the tiny delta smelt to protect Big Agriculture 12.8.2019 LA Times: Environment

The right-wing campaign to demonize the tiny delta smelt so Big Ag can get more water continues, ignorantly

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50 years on, Woodstock memories still glow for those who were there 11.8.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The old joke goes that if you claim to remember the 1960s, you probably weren’t there. But for even those who plunged into its excesses headfirst, there’s no forgetting the seminal event 50 years ago this month that in one word summons a place, a time and even a way of looking at life. Woodstock.
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US EPA won’t approve labels that say glyphosate causes cancer 9.8.2019 Raw Story
The US Environmental Protection Agency has said it will no longer approve warning labels that claim the controversial herbicide glyphosate causes cancer, calling the statement “false and misleading.” The ruling, issued Thursday, is a boost to US agriculture giant Monsanto and its German parent company Bayer, which has been battered by a wave of lawsuits […]
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A clean energy breakthrough could be buried deep beneath rural Utah 8.8.2019 LA Times: Business

Los Angeles hopes to store solar and wind power in underground salt caverns, to help replace a giant coal plant.

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Trump’s EPA sides with water polluters in major Hawaii case 8.8.2019 Raw Story
If you like sewage, chemical wastes or radioactive molecules in your drinking water the Trump Administration has your back. It’s part of Team Trump’s determined efforts to remake the Environmental Protection Agency into the Environmental Pollution Agency. Soon the U.S. Supreme Court, urged on by Team Trump, may give its stamp of approval to effectively […]
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The Raw Story: Here’s how each Democratic candidate for president would tackle the climate 7.8.2019 Raw Story
RL Miller chairs the California Democratic Environmental Caucus and is the founder of Climate Hawks Vote.  Last October, The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report which found, among other things, that carbon pollution must be cut by 45 percent by 2030 and must hit net zero by 2050 if we are to […]
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Sex Work Should Be Legal—if Only to Protect Women From Police | Opinion 7.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Decriminalization won't solve every problem. But it'll make it far safer for women.
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Klobuchar aims for rural voters with farm, health policies 7.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar is continuing her outreach to rural voters with the Wednesday release of a plan for revitalizing less-populated areas of the nation.
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More Deadly Than Being a Soldier in a War Zone: Environmental Activists Killed for Defending Planet Have Doubled in 15 Years 5.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The environment is currently one of the major battlefields over the shape of the global economy, on a par with armed conflicts and calls for urgent and immediate action," one expert told Newsweek.
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Solar flare: Minnesota leads nation in solar mini-gardens 5.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The solar gardens are rising like soybeans in Cottage Grove, Lakeville and Farmington. They are the reason why Minnesota's solar capacity leaped by 47 percent last year.
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Should rivers have same legal rights as humans? A growing number of voices say yes 3.8.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
"Environmental personhood" was once considered a fringe issue, but several countries have granted rivers within their borders the same legal status as humans. Bangladesh became the latest in July.
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Nancy Pelosi Calls Jared Kushner A Baltimore 'Slumlord' 3.8.2019 Crooks Liars
Donald Trump has turned the office of the presidency into a mafioso-like troll farm and uses the bully pulpit like an actual bully to promote racism at every turn. He's been vilifying Rep. Elijah Cummings and the city of Baltimore as a rat-infested wasteland but forgets that his son-in-law and daughter own rat-trap type housing. Speaker Pelosi had enough and took aim at a real problem, telling Politico , "Maybe you could ask his son-in-law, who’s a slumlord there, if he wants to talk about rodent infestations.” Mary Papenfuss writes about the conditions of Jared Kushner's holdings : Yet apartments owned by Kushner and his family in Baltimore County were hit with hundreds of building code violations, including for rodent infestation, and have been the target of tenant lawsuits. One tenant described in a court case a leaking ceiling, maggots in the living room carpeting and “raw sewage” spewing from the kitchen ...
HUD’s plan to remove shelter protections for transgender people would be ‘devastating’ 2.8.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) regulatory agenda this fall includes a new rule which says shelters that receive, manage, or operate HUD grants can essentially ignore nondiscrimination protections for unhoused trans people. But legal experts say that it is unconstitutional and likely to be challenged. An analysis published this week from […]
Trump Announces New China Tariffs 2.8.2019 Outside the Beltway
President Trump announced a new round of tariffs on Chinese goods set to take effect on September 1st Another stupid move in a very dumb trade war.
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