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As water bills rise, PWSA tries to help more low-income customers

Pittsburgh's water bills are unaffordable for around 25,000 Pittsburgh homes. But most don't sign up for financial help. PWSA is trying to change that.
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How much help do Pittsburghers get on their water bills? Depends on the utility.

Assistance for low-income customers varies widely for Pittsburgh water and sewage utilities.
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Hotels for those left unhoused by wildfires

As climate change ratchets up wildfire intensity, an Oregon program provides a step toward home.
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The race to transform a Wisconsin farm into a justice-focused agrihood

A grassroots group is hoping to outbid deep-pocketed developers in a race to turn a 65-acre farm into a beacon of social and environmental justice.
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Biden infrastructure plan: White House targets racial inequities

Biden's more than $2 trillion infrastructure and economic recovery plan aims to curb racial inequities in housing, transportation and jobs.
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The unbearable whiteness of climate anxiety

The climate movement is ascendant, and it has become common to see climate change as a social justice issue.

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Donations to Black-led food and land organizations shift from charitable giving to true reparations

Transferring wealth to Black-led groups is a particularly potent form of reparations with immediate benefits to communities of color.
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Teen Vogue’s Book ‘No Planet B’ Offers a Guide to the Climate Crisis

The youth-led fight for our collective future is the focus of a new anthology of Teen Vogue's climate change coverage, released Tuesday by Haymarket Books.

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Uganda: Turning trash into COVID masks for the hearing-impaired

When entrepreneur Juliet Namujju realized COVID masks were preventing her hearing-impaired staff from lip-reading, she resolved to find another enterprising use for Uganda's mountains of plastic waste.
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The swift, disruptive rise of 'slow streets'

In many cities, the swift rollout of car-restricted streets at the start of the pandemic faced fierce community resistance. Now planners are changing their playbook. 
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Can doughnuts save the planet?

Imagine a ring doughnut. This is the basis of an idea about how we could run the world in a way that gives everyone what they need - food, homes, healthcare and more - and save the planet at the same time.

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Russell Zerbo, Christina D. Rosan: Philly is ready to start fighting climate change again

Local clean air advocates look to Joe Biden to renew a much-needed partnership to help the city and the planet fight climate change.
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Shareholders challenge firms they invest in to promote good in the world

Financial advisors, active asset owners and investment managers deploy shareholder advocacy to make corporations notice and respond to shareholder concerns.
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