‘More Than a Background’ Campaign Highlights Challenges for Second-Chance Workers

Tommy MalettaCommunity Development Solutions, Wealth of Networks, Latest Headlines

The campaign from the Center for Employment Opportunities calls out the barriers justice-impacted people face in obtaining employment as a result of overreliance on background checks. Today, the Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO), the US’s largest re-entry organization, launched “More Than a Background” (#MoreThanABackground) — a public-awareness campaign to limit the use of …

In search of wildflowers? This whimsical hotline will help you find the best

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By Maanvi Singh, The Guardian For 41 years, the charming Theodore Payne Wild Flower Hotline has led people to California’s most bountiful blooms For Californians, it is a rite of spring to seek the yearly wildflower blooms that erupt across arid shrublands, hillsides and desert landscapes in kaleidoscopic colour. For …

‘Tourists ask a lot of questions’: Great Barrier Reef guides face up to bleaching tragedy

Tommy MalettaGreen Prosperity, Wealth of Networks, Earth Systems Science, Latest Headlines

By Graham Readfearn, The Guardian Tour boat divers have long borne witness to mass bleaching events. Once reluctant to wade into discussions about global heating, they are now opening up. “You can see it on their faces,” says scuba diving instructor Elliot Peters. “There’s definitely some remorse and sadness.” Peters …

A Florida neighborhood says an old factory made them sick. Now developers want to kick up toxic soil

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By Jordan Blumetti, The Guardian Residents already hit with disease are fighting the multibillion-dollar corporation DR Horton, America’s largest homebuilder. Kristen Burke and her husband, Harold, moved into their home in Russell Landing, a rural suburb just outside of Jacksonville, Florida, nearly 15 years ago. The quiet and tight-knit neighborhood …

Antarctic ambitions are reshaping critical science at the pole

Tommy MalettaGlobal Citizen, Wealth of Networks, Latest Headlines

By Alison Snyder, Axios Expanding Antarctic ambitions, coupled with the impact of the pandemic and geopolitics, are reshaping science at the planet’s southern pole. Why it matters: Scientific research has for decades guided the governance of Antarctica, offering access to scientific frontiers and a say in the course of the continent. But as …