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Federal Court Allows Trump Administration to Delay Pregnant Teen’s Abortion—Again 21.10.2017 Mother Jones
A federal appeals court in Washington, DC has allowed the Trump administration to continue to delay access to an abortion appointment for an unaccompanied, pregnant minor being held in a federal refugee shelter. Friday’s order in the highly-watched case gives the US Department of Health and Human Services until Tuesday evening to secure a sponsor to […]
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Why better energy data equals better lives – now more than ever 20.10.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Andy Bilich Better Data, Better Lives. That was the theme of the second World Statistics Day celebrated two years ago on October 20th, 2015. The holiday was designed for celebration every five years, but in light of recent attacks on climate science, it is critical to showcase the value of clean energy data now, more than ever. So, why is clean energy data important? Why do we need it? As a data analyst, I expect to answer or debate questions about the significance, trends, and use of data. But I don’t usually expect questioning why data should exist in the first place. Upon reflection, however, I’d say the simplest response is this: We need clean energy data to progress economically, socially, and technologically. From a family trying to save money on their electricity bill to the global community collaborating on a cleaner, more renewable future, energy data can unlock an unending list of benefits by facilitating the design of effective policies, empowering people and businesses with information, ...
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Food insecurity and quality a big concern for Atlantic region's First Nations 19.10.2017 Environmental News Network
Newly published results from a study on food security and quality in First Nations communities in the Atlantic provinces show that food insecurity is rampant and that many households would like more access to traditional foods. The study found that 31% of First Nations households in the Atlantic provinces are severely or moderately food insecure, compared to the national average of 8%.The First Nations Food, Nutrition and Environment Study (FNFNES), led by the University of Ottawa in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations and the University of Montreal, is the first national study of its kind. The recently published report for the Atlantic provinces details the dietary patterns, lifestyle and general health status of over 1,000 adults in 11 randomly selected First Nations communities.
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Trump’s DOJ Lawyers Just Made a Shocking Argument About the Right to Abortion 19.10.2017 Mother Jones
Update, 4:50 pm: Judge Chutkan issued an order on Wednesday afternoon requiring the Trump administration to cease “interfering with or obstructing J.D.’s access to abortion counseling or an abortion,” allowing Jane Doe to travel to her medical appointments and obtain the procedure. The order applies only to Doe, but the ACLU has also asked the […]
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The seven groups extractives companies must engage 17.10.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
From employees and business partners to small-scale miners, engaging with these groups means the difference between a successful project and failure.
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Getting behind the debate over lab-grown meat 17.10.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The dialogue over human health, equity and the sustainable future of our food system is just beginning.
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Water is Essential to Achieving Ethiopia’s Development Goals 16.10.2017 WRI Stories
Water is Essential to Achieving Ethiopia’s Development Goals Comments|Add Comment|PrintHamar cattle, Demeka, Ethiopia. Photo by Rod Waddington/Flickr This summer, Ethiopia was once again named the fastest growing global economy. Over the past two decades, this country—home to over 100 million people – has experienced rapid and impressive economic growth. This has driven real change: just 17 years ago, 56 percent of Ethiopians lived on an equivalent of less than $1.25 a day, but by 2011, that... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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The Hopeful Work of Turning Appalachia's Mountaintop Coal Mines Into Farms 16.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Ready to challenge injustice and spark real change? So are we. Support Truthout's mission today by making a tax-deductible donation. On a surface-mine-turned-farm in Mingo County, West Virginia, former coal miner Wilburn Jude plunks down three objects on the bed of his work truck: a piece of coal, a sponge, and a peach. He's been tasked with bringing in items that represent his life's past, present, and future. "This is my heritage right here," he says, picking up the coal. Since the time of his Irish immigrant great-grandfathers, all the males in his family have been miners. "Right now I'm a sponge," he says, pointing to the next object, "learning up here on this job, in school, everywhere, and doing the best I can to change everything around me." Then he holds up the peach. "And then my future. I'm going to be a piece of fruit. I'm going to be able to put out good things to help other people." Jude works for Refresh Appalachia, a social enterprise that partners with Reclaim Appalachia to convert ...
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Puerto Rico’s troubles are far from over. The population’s health is at risk. 13.10.2017 Washington Post
Puerto Rico’s troubles are far from over. The population’s health is at risk.
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The misery in Puerto Rico is completely unacceptable 13.10.2017 Washington Post: Editorials
The millions of Americans on the island deserve a far better response from their government than what they have gotten.
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Judge allows Dakota Access pipeline to keep running 12.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg's decision will come as a blow to the Standing Rock Sioux, who have argued that an oil spill from the pipeline under Lake Oahe could have a detrimental effect on the tribal community.
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Dispatch From the Front Lines of Puerto Rico in a Post-Maria World 11.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
This piece was originally published by Latino Rebels on October 9, 2017. You can access the original story here. One Day in the Life of a (Hurricane María) Survivor Salinas, Puerto Rico—My husband Roland wakes me up to the tune of "no water today." I suspected as much when I noticed the low water pressure during my nighttime visit to the bathroom. I guess the electric generator that was powering the water pump ran out of diesel or gas or maybe it malfunctioned. It's been on for the past two weeks and presumably they're supposed to be used only for emergencies. Yesterday, Dr. Gerson Jiménez, the medical director at Guayama's hospital (the only hospital still operating in the municipality of 45,000 people and serves as a regional medical facility), said he's afraid his generators will malfunction any day now because they're only meant to operate for 72 hours at a time. I thought things were bad without electricity. Now without water, it seems like life will be unbearable. The weekend weather brings more ...
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What Will It Take for Black Lives to Matter? 9.10.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here .  For more than four centuries, African Americans have been subjected to “a long train of abuses and usurpations,” in the words of an incendiary 18th-century document more often cited than read, the Declaration of Independence. From this long train have followed myriad efforts not only to cry Stop! but to slow and derail it. At various junctures in American history, the cries vary, but the spirit of the protest is constant: Equal rights. But the train rolls on. After George Zimmerman was acquitted in the killing of young Trayvon Martin in Florida, the hashtag erupted in 2013: #BlackLivesMatter. After the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, the phrase “Black Lives Matter” mushroomed—a name for the rolling current of feeling that can be called a movement, focused on a specific “abuse and usurpation”: the killing of unarmed black men by police. Partisans and detractors agreed that there was a ...
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Discriminatory housing practices are alive and well in Maryland 7.10.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
State law allows landlords to discriminate against poor people.
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It Is Time to Transform, Not Just Rebuild, in Puerto Rico 4.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
A car drives under tilted power line poles in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico on October 2, 2017. (Photo: Ricardo Arduengo / AFP / Getty Images) As Puerto Rico faces the difficult task of rebuilding in the midst of an economic crisis, austerity measures are not the correct response. Instead, federal and local governments must aid recovery by investing in the island's existing physical and human resources, especially the community efforts to build a just and sustainable infrastructure in the wake of the financial crisis that preceded the hurricanes. A car drives under tilted power line poles in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico on October 2, 2017. (Photo: Ricardo Arduengo / AFP / Getty Images) Do you want to see more stories like this one? Help us publish more like it: Make a donation to Truthout today! In a series of  tweets  on September 30, 2017, President Donald Trump countered challenges to his administration's response to the unfolding humanitarian ...
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ACLU sues to increase access to abortion pill 4.10.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The suit, challenges a longstanding regulation allowing the abortion pill to be dispensed only at a medical facility under the care of a certified provider.
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ACLU Sues To Increase Access To Abortion Pill 4.10.2017 NPR News
The suit, being filed Tuesday challenges a longstanding regulation allowing the abortion pill to be dispensed only at a medical facility under the care of a certified provider.
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Study Shows Kids' Test Scores Drop When Their Food Stamps Run Out 3.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Help preserve a news source with integrity at its core: Donate to the independent media at Truthout. Last month, researchers released a  new study  that confirms what every student, teacher, parent, and human being with a stomach already knew: It's harder to think when you're hungry. The study's authors matched up the timing of math tests in South Carolina to the dates when low-income students' families received monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits (or SNAP, formerly known as food stamps). They found that kids' test scores dropped at times of the month when nutrition benefits had run out. Put another way, access to SNAP substantially improves students' academic performance -- but only when there are actually enough benefits for families to be able to eat. Running out of SNAP benefits isn't an anomaly -- nearly  half  of participating families run out before the end of the month. That means many students who receive SNAP see their academic performance dip every single month, and then ...
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Salesforce dedicates $50 million to impact investments 3.10.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
It's a bold move by one of the most aggressive corporate venture capitalists in tech.
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The Crisis in Affordable Housing Is a Problem for Cities Everywhere 3.10.2017 WRI Stories
The Crisis in Affordable Housing Is a Problem for Cities Everywhere Comments|Add Comment|PrintAffordable housing for all. Flickr/Bernard Spragg This post originally appeared at TheCityFix. There has perhaps been more attention paid to affordable housing this year than any in recent memory, but it took a tragedy to make it so. The horror of Grenfell Tower started touched off a national conversation in the United Kingdom about inequality and the ways urgent community feedback gets lost in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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