Tag Archives: Environmental Justice

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Why developed countries should back loss and damage in Paris

A number of critical issues remain unresolved, including whether countries should set a maximum safe threshold for carbon emissions and what protocols will be put in place to ensure that… Read more »

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In the wake of the Detroit shutoffs, do Americans have a right to water?

Originally posted on Drink Local. Drink Tap., Inc’s blog. In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly formally recognized there exists a human right to water and sanitation. The body called… Read more »

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What is the real cost of freezing Ohio’s clean energy standards?

I have asthma. According to the CDC, I am one of 831,787 Ohioans and 25.9 million Americans living with this condition (PDF). That means that 1 out of every 12 Americans is living… Read more »

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When your state doesn’t fund public transportation, you end up with this

Jason Segedy, the remarkably progressive Director of the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study (AMATS), the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the Akron area, has the full text of an interview he did… Read more »

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Will climate change disasters really lead to more conflict? Maybe.

The US military has devoted a considerable amount of attention to climate change, which makes sense given the various risks it poses to military operations. These risks include potential increased… Read more »

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5 ways the Opportunity Corridor is like Keystone XL

Angie Schmidt has a post on Rust Wire that explores how all large development projects in Cleveland, including the so-called Opportunity Corridor, are framed through a “jobs” lens. It’s a… Read more »

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Climate culprits: 7 countries account for more than half of global warming

Probably the single largest hurdle to negotiating a new global climate change treaty to replace the defunct Kyoto Protocol is the question of culpability for global warming. Determining who caused… Read more »

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Ohio can’t afford the GOP’s massive giveaway to the oil & gas industry

In March 2012, the Ohio House of Representatives introduced HB 487, a bill which included changes to the way that Ohio taxes oil and gas extraction in the state. Ohio’s… Read more »