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UN accuses Blackstone Group of contributing to global housing crisis

Worlds largest corporate residential landowners called out for their practices of inflating rents and aggressive evictions The UN’s housing advisor has accused private equity firms and one of the world’s largest corporate residential landlords, Blackstone Group, of exploiting tenants,” wreaking havoc” in communities and helping to fuel a global housing crisis. In a stinging critique of the role of private equity in the housing market UN rapporteur Blackstone and its subsidiaries of initiating” aggressive ousters” to protect its rental income streams, shrinking the pool of affordable dwelling in some areas,…

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Adults failed to take climate action. Meet the young activists stepping up

Some are calling climate change this generations civil rights movement. These are the young activists resulting the charge Despite being scarcely two years old, the Sunrise Movement has outpaced established environmental groups in the push to radically reshape the political landscape around climate change. Closely allied with new congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the youth-led Sunrise Movement has helped set out a sweepingly ambitious plan to address climate change in the shape of the Green New Deal. The movement comprises a small core team of young organizers, supported by a larger group…

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‘I feel safer on a trail than at the store’: hiking is my escape from sexual harassment

After a terrifying experience with haunt, I resent that Im safer backpacking in the woods than I am in the place I live Before I learned the bite of breaking in brand-new hiking boots or the aching cold that is a tented nighttime in north California, I learned that backpacking- especially as a woman- is dangerous. Everyone said it: aren’t you so worried about being a woman alone in the wilderness? Outside The wilderness is an press charges, one male officer told me, with the caveat that a restraining notice…

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Amid plutonium fears, schools ban visits to new Colorado wildlife refuge

A nearby town is suing over fears that the land, once home to a nuclear weapons facility, still poses a threat The nations newest national wildlife refuge, filled with swaying prairie grass and home to a herd of elk, is slated to open next month just outside Colorados largest city. But seven Denver metro area school districts have already barred school-sanctioned field trips to the preserve. A top local health official says he would probably never hike there. And a town is suing over what the soil might contain. Rocky…

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‘I feel safer on a trail than at the store’: hiking is my escape from sexual harassment

After a terrifying experience with stalking, I resent that Im safer backpacking in the woods than I am in the place I live Before I learned the stinging of breaking in new hiking boots or the aching cold that is a tented night in northern California, I learned that backpacking- especially as a woman- is dangerous. Everyone said it: aren’t you afraid of being a woman alone in the wilderness? Outside The wilderness is an press charges, one male officer told me, with the caveat that a restraining order was…

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