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The Civil Rights Movement Is Going in Reverse in Alabama | New Republic

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The Civil Rights Movement Is Going in Reverse in Alabama | New Republic



This is a piece in the New Republic about the increasing racial polarization of political parties in Alabama. It's an unfortunate outcome but one that is almost inevitable as a result of two interests that seem to be conflicting but wind up being complementary. First, there is the desire to maximize the political representation and office holding for blacks in Alabama. Second, there is the ascendancy of a conservative Republican Party in the state. Both end up wanting racially-identifiable, safe districts.

In-depth wonky studies on health benefits of urban vegetation and green space

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Health benefits of urban vegetation and green space: Research roundup Journalist's Resource: Research for Reporting, from Harvard Shorenstein Center:



From one of the studies:

Individuals have both lower mental distress and higher well being when living in urban areas with more green space. Although effects at the individual level were small, the potential cumulative benefit at the community level highlights the importance of policies to protect and promote urban green spaces for well-being.”