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Gaurab Basu and John Jay: Boston's summer heat is an issue of racial equity. 'Greening' our city is one solution

We will need to do far more than plant trees and increase green space to fully address climate change and gun violence, write Gaurab Basu and John Jay. But nature-based solutions have significant community-level health benefits and should play an important role in our public policy.
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Donors secure $100M to benefit minorities on climate change

A group of financial donors committed to racial equity plans to announce that it has secured at least $100 million annually to benefit minority groups that are disproportionately harmed by extreme weather events.

US goal of racial equity in infrastructure is left to states

US goal of racial equity in infrastructure is left to states

The decision about how to spend the money falls largely to state governments, raising questions about whether the package can live up to its ambition.
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The Fed faces criticism as it wades into climate and equity issues

The Federal Reserve is proudly politically independent. That makes key discussions around climate change and racial inequity a balancing act.
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The coming battle over building better highways

The Biden infrastructure plan pledges a rethink of federal transportation priorities. But the government agencies that build and maintain U.S. highways might not all be along for the ride. 
As Biden shifts infrastructure focus to climate and racial justice, cities and states alter pitches for federal money

As Biden shifts infrastructure focus to climate and racial justice, cities and states alter pitches for federal money

The Department of Transportation has tied $2 billion in coveted grant funds to the administration’s social-justice goals.
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Biden to pick Michael Regan, North Carolina environment regulator, to head E.P.A.

Mr. Biden also has been under pressure to make his cabinet choices more racially diverse. If confirmed, Mr. Regan is expected to bring a strong focus on racial equity to the agency.

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