The library is a smart city’s ‘hub for digital intelligence’

As one of the most trusted spaces and sources of information, libraries are playing an increasingly important role in smart city initiatives. Cailin Crowe, Smart Cities Dive, Jan. 27, 2020 When the founders of Library Land first decided to join forces, it was to start a PR agency — and they needed to find a good spot to meet. Instead of opting for …

A wake-up moment for the American power establishment

February 23, 2020 Taking It Back: Your Sons and Your Daughters Are Beyond Your Command, by Abby Zimet, Further columnist Onward from Nevada. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty The Bernie surge in Nevada and elsewhere has sparked talk of “a wake-up moment for the American power establishment,” from stunned Democratic leaders to freaked-out, Nazi-invoking media pundits “behaving like aristocrats in a dying regime.” It’s also …

Vermont’s climate bill tracks Colorado’s

Vermont House advances climate change bill Associated Press The Vermont House has given preliminary approval to legislation that sets requirements and deadlines for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the state. The so-called Global Warming Solutions Act was up for final approval on Friday. The bill would require that by 2025 Vermont reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 26% below the 2005 …

In Colorado, outdoor recreation is a $28 billion industry that directly generates 229,000 jobs and has become an intrinsic value among Coloradans, with over 70% of residents participating in outdoor recreation each year. Fossil fuel extraction threatens this.

In Colorado, outdoor recreation is a $28 billion industry that directly generates 229,000 jobs and has become an intrinsic value among Coloradans, with over 70% of residents participating in outdoor recreation each year. However, this booming economic sector, which generates $887 billion in national consumer spending annually, is threatened by the Trump administration’s public lands agenda, which has exacerbated speculative oil and gas …

Cancer DNA study helps uncover specific chemical causes of tumors. Cancer-causing culprits will be caught by their DNA fingerprints, helping cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatments

February 5, 2020, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute Summary: Causes of cancer are being catalogued by a huge international study revealing the genetic fingerprints of DNA-damaging processes that drive cancer development. This detailed list of genetic fingerprints will provide clues how each cancer developed. This will help scientists search for previously unknown causes of cancer, leading to better information for prevention …

City scores on GHG reduction, level of action

Cities increasingly measure and report key environmental data such as their emissions, climate-related vulnerabilities, and actions to reduce emissions and adapt to risks. Those that report this data to CDP are scored ‘A’ to ‘D’ – based on the completeness and quality of their data, and the level of action they have taken. To score an A, a city must …

Concerns Grow Over Implementation of State’s New Climate Rules. Also, can we cut back on vehicle use and pollution?

A poll released on February 20 by Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project found that 70 percent of Colorado voters see climate change as a “serious problem,” up from 63 percent in 2016. Similar percentages of respondents told pollsters that they’re concerned about the environmental impacts of oil and gas development and support a transition to 100 percent clean energy. hin …

Landlords Are Using Next-Generation Eviction Tech

For landlords with large numbers of properties, “delinquency management platforms” can make instigating evictions a one-click process. By KRISTON CAPPS FEBRUARY 26, 2020 As tenant protections get stronger, corporate landlords use software to manage delinquent renters. But housing advocates see a tool for quicker evictions. In the ever-evolving cat-and-mouse game between landlords and renters, the latter have been getting the …

A Welcoming and Safe America for All

Bernie believes we must stand up for our values and accept refugees, asylum-seekers, and families who come to the United States in search of the American Dream. Key Points Institute a moratorium on deportations until a thorough audit of past practices and policies is complete. Reinstate and expand DACA and develop a humane policy for those seeking asylum. Completely reshape …