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We Can’t Solve the Plastics Crisis With Other Disposables 21.10.2019 Truthout.com
Fish in a coral reef swim around plastic floating in the water
Corporations are pushing alternatives to plastic, but many come with severe ecological consequences.
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Minnesota officials burn, bury, worry as chronic wasting spreads 8.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
There is no perfect, affordable way to dispose of deer carcasses potentially infected with chronic wasting disease. Crow Wing County offers a look at the stark challenges some Minnesota communities face as they try to keep the disease in check and control the environmental contamination.
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Opinion: Seven things you probably don't know about L.A.'s smog 2.10.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Smog killed L.A.'s farms and other facts about our toxic air.

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Andover reckons with past pollution as landfill’s hazardous waste cleanup begins 24.7.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
In the 1970s, Minnesota allowed hazardous waste to be dumped at a site in what was then the far outskirts of the Twin Cities. Today, the landfill is surrounded by homes, ball fields and a creek. The state is paying $22 million to clean it up.
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'Division 2' Update 1.10 Adds Title Update 5 DLC & Exotic Rifle - Patch Notes 23.7.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
"The Division 2" Title Update 5 adds the DC Outskirts DLC, two new Exotics and huge Skill buffs. Read the patch notes here.
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Environmental Activists Claim Victory After Detroit Incinerator Closes 13.7.2019 Truthout.com
Residents of the majority Black neighborhood surrounding the plant had long fought for its closure.
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Essential California: Golden State Killer case's twisted, painful path 11.6.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Tuesday, June 11, and I’m writing from Los Angeles.

A little over a year ago, a 72-year-old former cop was at home in the Sacramento suburbs. He had a roast in the oven and was tinkering on a woodworking project in the garage...

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Republican-led Maryland commits to sweeping clean energy standards 24.5.2019 The Atlantic - Matthew Ygblesias
Maryland is on track to enact ambitious clean energy targets despite objections from the state’s Republican governor, who has argued for different standards and advocated for a goal of 100% renewable energy by 2040. The new legislation puts Maryland in the company of a growing number of cities and states pushing forward with clean energy […]
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Plastics Industry on Track to Burn 14 Percent of World’s Remaining Carbon Budget 20.5.2019 Truthout.com
By 2050, making and disposing of plastics could be responsible for a cumulative 56 gigatons of carbon.
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Exposing the Dirty Business Behind the Designer Label 19.5.2019 Truthout.com
Fashion is the world's second-most polluting industry after the oil industry.
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China’s Recycling Policy Is Making American Cities Take a New Look at Their Trash 2.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by CityLab and is shared here as part of the ClimateDesk collaboration.  “This facility is our version of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.” That’s how Eileen Kao described Montgomery County, Maryland’s recycling center on a tour. Kao, who is chief of waste reduction and recycling in the county’s Department of Environmental Protection, pointed […]
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NW Minn. counties make innovative bet on recycling 14.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A group of northwestern Minnesota counties is betting it will be cheaper in the long term to recycle and then burn the remaining trash they generate, rather than simply burying the trash.
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3 Ways To Make Your Voice Heard Besides Protesting 27.1.2019 Crooks Liars
Destiny Watford and other Baltimore youth leaders derailed plans to build a big incinerator in their neighborhood. The Goldman Environmental Prize , CC ...
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3 ways to make your voice heard besides protesting 25.1.2019 Raw Story

More Americans are trying to make their voices heard these days. Approximately one in five Americans participated in a protest or rally between early 2016 and early 2018, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll. A similar proportion reported they expected to become more involved...

The post 3 ways to make your voice heard besides protesting appeared first on Raw Story.

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The Stinkiest, Dirtiest, Nastiest Renewable Energy You’ve Never Heard Of 16.12.2018 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Grist. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Drive down Interstate 95 through Baltimore and you can’t miss the Wheelabrator trash incinerator, its smokestack emblazoned with the city’s name. The Charm City’s single largest source of industrial air pollution churns out well over 600,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. […]
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Ross Vincent, environmentalist in Colorado, Louisiana, dies 11.7.2018 Denver Post: News: Local
Ross Vincent, an environmentalist who worked in Colorado and Louisiana for decades, has died. He was 75.
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Russians protest garbage dumps blighting Moscow region 14.4.2018 AP Business
MOSCOW (AP) -- Large protests have taken place in nine cities and towns in the Moscow region over pollution from landfills and against government plans to build a garbage incinerator....
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Court Rules EPA Unlawfully Delayed Environmental Racism Investigations for Decades 6.4.2018 Truthout.com
Father Phil Schmitter and other advocates from a predominately Black neighborhood in Flint, Michigan filed a civil rights complaint with the EPA more than 20 years before the city became a symbol of environmental racism. The EPA finally completed its investigation into the complaint last year, and only after environmental justice groups took the agency to federal court. Darlene McClendon, 62, at her home in Flint, Michigan, on October 11, 2016. (Photo: Brittany Greeson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images) Exposing the wrongdoing of those in power has never been more important. Support Truthout's independent, investigative journalism by making a donation! A federal court ruled this week that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Civil Rights Act by delaying investigations into environmental discrimination complaints for years, even decades. For plaintiff Phil Schmitter, a priest and social justice activist from Flint, Michigan, the ruling is a bittersweet victory that was a long ...
Court Rules EPA Unlawfully Delayed Environmental Racism Investigations for Decades 6.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Father Phil Schmitter and other advocates from a predominately Black neighborhood in Flint, Michigan filed a civil rights complaint with the EPA more than 20 years before the city became a symbol of environmental racism. The EPA finally completed its investigation into the complaint last year, and only after environmental justice groups took the agency to federal court. Darlene McClendon, 62, at her home in Flint, Michigan, on October 11, 2016. (Photo: Brittany Greeson / For The Washington Post via Getty Images) Exposing the wrongdoing of those in power has never been more important. Support Truthout's independent, investigative journalism by making a donation! A federal court ruled this week that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Civil Rights Act by delaying investigations into environmental discrimination complaints for years, even decades. For plaintiff Phil Schmitter, a priest and social justice activist from Flint, Michigan, the ruling is a bittersweet victory that was a long ...
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Before Twins players grab their bats, groundskeepers grabbed shovels 5.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The crack of the bat. The roar of the crowd. They'll be coming to Target Field soon enough. But Wednesday, the Twins took to their home field with snow shovels.
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