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Five on Friday: UN Human Rights Ruling Could Aid Climate Refugees

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Happy Anniversary, Five on Friday! For the last five years, we at MCN have kept you in the loop on the many useful new resources, pertinent news items, and entertaining podcasts that we have found each week. We hope you’ve enjoyed reading our Friday rundown as much as we’ve enjoyed compiling it! Keep sending us your own recommendations… and enjoy your weekend.


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Karen shared, “US Suicide Rates Rise 40% Over 17 Years with Blue Collar Workers at Highest Risk, CDC Finds.”

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"Climate Refugees Can't Be Forced Home"

Claire forwarded on the UN News piece, “UN Human Rights Ruling Could Boost Climate Change Asylum Claims.” Here’s a Time Magazine piece analyzing the ruling: “Climate Refugees Cannot Be Forced Home, U.N. Panel Says in Landmark Ruling.”

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Farmworkers in the field

Claire also shared, “Why California Is Banning Chlorpyrifos, A Widely-Used Pesticide: 5 Questions Answered.”

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Food on a table

Amy also shared, “Migrant child died after release from detention, attorneys group alleges.”

Del shared an Atlantic article and accompanying short film about a “pre-industrial” restaurant, “The Future of Food Is Zero Waste,” to get us thinking about our own journeys in reducing waste.

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Double Weekly Win: we had so much good news, we are offering a bonus weekly win: Amy shared the exciting news, “Second-Largest Doctor Group Endorses National Health Insurance (Of Some Kind).”

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A parent is reunited with his family

She also forwarded on last week’s announcement: “Nine Parents Separated From Families Return to Children in US.”



Have a safe and healthy weekend.

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