At a time when we are worried not only for our health, but our jobs as well, it is worth noting that habitat restoration projects generate a high number of jobs for the money spent. One study found that for every million spent by NOAA on coastal habitat restoration, 17 jobs were created — more than double the rate of job creation from coal, gas and nuclear energy. Also, having a wetland nearby can boost the economy, reduce losses from flood damage and bring the same benefits as urban trees. … [Read more...] about Should we care about conservation during a pandemic?
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Former Black Caucus Chairwoman Barbara LeeBarbara Jean LeeDemocrats blast CDC report on minorities and COVID-19 Overnight Defense: Pentagon memo warns pandemic could go until summer 2021 | Watchdog finds Taliban violence is high despite US deal | Progressive Dems demand defense cuts Progressives demand defense budget cuts amid coronavirus pandemic MORE (D-Calif.) has called on Biden to pick an African-American woman like Harris, a former California attorney general. … [Read more...] about Police killing in Minneapolis puts new scrutiny on Biden pick
Brazile – who became the first black woman to steer a major presidential campaign in 2000 as she ran Vice President Al Gore’s bid – and who later went on to serve as Democratic National Committee chair – said that “there’re plenty of qualified black women who are capable of being president of the United States. She should be considered based on her merits, qualifications and most importantly, the ability to serve as President of the United States.” … [Read more...] about African-American activists escalating efforts to persuade Biden not to pick Klobuchar for VP
"What they reflect more than anything else is similar to what we are seeing with police shootings is that this is not a new phenomenon," said Jack Glaser, a professor of public policy at University of California, Berkeley. "What's new is the ability to record it." … [Read more...] about What to make of these viral racist tirades?
Klobuchar’s problems with black voters run deeper than just the new scrutiny she’s facing this week, which has included some calls to withdraw herself from consideration as Biden’s VP. She got approximately 3 percent of the vote in South Carolina. A CNN exit poll had her receiving 1 percent of the black vote. … [Read more...] about Klobuchar on defense as Floyd death puts spotlight on record