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  • Latin America Sets an Example in Welcoming Displaced Venezuelans

    The exodus of more than five million Venezuelans in the last six years has led countries in the developing South, Venezuela’s neighbours, to set an example with respect to welcoming and integrating displaced populations, with shared benefits for the new arrivals and the nations that receive them. In this region “there is a living laboratory,

  • UNFPA Calls for Protection & Justice for Women & Girls in Tigray

    The writer is UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa.

  • Protecting Plants Will Protect People and the Planet

    Back-to-back droughts followed by plagues of locusts have pushed over a million people in southern Madagascar to the brink of starvation in recent months. In the worst famine in half a century, villagers have sold their possessions and are eating the locusts, raw cactus fruits, and wild leaves to survive. Instead of bringing relief, this

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  • Covid vaccines mandated for employees of a US federal agency for the first time – as it happened

    Veterans affairs secretary says ‘it’s the best way to keep our veterans safe’New York mayor requires city workers to get vaccinatedBiden announces protections for Americans with long-term CovidWhy has US vaccine effort stalled?Sign up for our First Thing newsletter 1.02am BST 12.44am BSTIn a survey by the Kaiser Family Foundation vaccine monitor, 23% of Republicans said they definitely won’t get vaccinated, while 16% of independents and 2% of Democrats said the same.White House chief medical adviser Anthony Fauci said local leaders, particularly in areas with low rates of vaccination, needed to lead outreach efforts to get people vaccinated. Related: Fauci says health officials considering mask guidance revision for vaccinated […]

  • Fauci says health officials considering mask guidance revision for vaccinated

    LA county and St Louis, Missouri, reinstated indoor mask Florida urged to ramp up vaccinations amid ‘alarming’ case riseAnthony Fauci, the White House chief medical adviser, said on Sunday top US health officials were discussing whether to revise mask guidance for Americans vaccinated against Covid-19. Related: ‘Heart-wrenching’: inside a hospital grappling with Delta and vaccine hesitancy Continue reading...

  • Nancy Pelosi primes Capitol attack panel to take hard line on Trump

    The Republican leadership’s decision to boycott the inquiry leaves the ex-president without defenders on the committee Anti-Trump Republican Kinzinger joins Capitol attack panelThe House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, is readying the committee that will on Tuesday begin its investigation into the attack on the Capitol to press ahead with an aggressive inquiry into Donald Trump, as she seeks to exploit a Republican refusal to participate that could leave the former president unguarded. Related: Can Pelosi’s power play on Capitol attack panel thwart wrecking tactics? Continue reading...

  • ‘We use what tools we have’: Democrats take drastic action in bid to resist Republican rule

    Across the US, in Republican-controlled states Democrats are being forced to get creative to oppose a conservative agendaWhen a group of Texas Democratic legislators fled their state this month to prevent Republicans from enacting controversial voting restrictions, the incident became somewhat of a Rorschach test for lawmakers in Washington. Related: Can Pelosi’s power play on Capitol attack panel thwart wrecking tactics? Continue reading...

  • Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance blames America’s woes on ‘the childless left’

    Hillbilly Elegy author singles out Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg, Cory Booker and AOC as he praises far-right president of HungaryThe author turned Ohio Senate candidate JD Vance has blamed America’s woes on “the childless left”, singling out Vice-President Kamala Harris, transportation secretary Pete Buttigieg, Senator Cory Booker and Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for their own share of the blame. Related: ‘You are the worst human being’: man confronts Fox News host Tucker Carlson Continue reading...

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Inside Climate News

  • Can Arctic Animals Keep Up With Climate Change? Scientists are Trying to Find Out

    In 2019, Emily Choy rappelled off the side of a guano-covered cliff almost 400 feet above Hudson Bay, and reached for a sleek black-and-white seabird. The laughing calls of more than 60,000 thick-billed murres surrounded her. Choy, a postdoctoral researcher at McGill University, hoped to capture a live murre in order to take it back

  • A Watershed Moment: How Boston’s Charles River Went From Polluted to Pristine

    This photo essay orginally appeared in Grist. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan officially announced earlier this month that the Biden administration will reinterpret the Trump administration’s definition of what constitutes “waters of the United States”—waterways that are deserving of federal protection. The Trump definition was actually a reinterpretation (or rejection) of what the Obama administration

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Daily Yonder

  • The Pace of New Rural Vaccinations Slows by 30%

    Full-page version of the map. The pace of new Covid-19 vaccinations in rural counties faltered last week, as the troublesome Delta variant fueled a resurgence in new infections centered in Missouri and Florida, according to a Daily Yonder analysis. About 151,000 additional rural residents completed a Covid-19 vaccination last week, about a third less than The post The Pace of New Rural Vaccinations Slows by 30% appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

  • Paying the Bills: The Financial Realities of Health Care and Rural America

    Imagine your living room couch is falling apart to the point where you have to replace it to prevent it from becoming a hazardous situation. It’s a long drive into town and you’ve got to plan for the extra cost it will take you to get there, but your hometown repair guy says you have The post Paying the Bills: The Financial Realities of Health Care and Rural America appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

  • Q&A: 23-Year-Old Rural Organizer Anderson Clayton on Making Change and Coming Home

    Editor’s Note: This interview first appeared in Path Finders, a new email newsletter from the Daily Yonder. Each week, Path Finders features a Q&A with a rural thinker, creator, or doer. Like what you see here? You can join the mailing list at the bottom of this article and receive more conversations like this in your inbox each The post Q&A: 23-Year-Old Rural Organizer Anderson Clayton on Making Change and Coming Home appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

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    The Trace

    • After Two Decades Helping Victims Through Tragedy, a Grocery Store Shooting Brought Her Work Home

      When Stephanie Rudy went to the supermarket near her house in Boulder, Colorado, she filled her shopping cart high: yogurt, grapes, low-calorie fudge Popsicles, bone-in chicken thighs. Through the year of pandemic isolation, the 73-year-old had thought of the King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive as a lifeline — the friendly staff gave her a rare The post After Two Decades Helping Victims Through Tragedy, a Grocery Store Shooting Brought Her Work Home appeared first on The Trace.

    • The Trace Is Hiring an Associate Data Editor

      The Trace is hiring an associate data editor to work full-time starting in fall 2021. Much of The Trace team is based in New York, but this position can be performed remotely from anywhere within the United States. As the only media organization dedicated to reporting on gun violence, The Trace uses the power of The post The Trace Is Hiring an Associate Data Editor appeared first on The Trace.

    • Biden’s Pistol Brace Rule Would Put Pressure on an Already Strained ATF Division

      President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice is moving forward with a pledge to clamp down on pistol-stabilizing braces after the popular gun accessory was used in the March mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado.  But the plan put forward by the administration this summer will hinge on the efficiency of an obscure division at the Bureau The post Biden’s Pistol Brace Rule Would Put Pressure on an Already Strained ATF Division appeared first on The Trace.

    Fair Warning

    • FairWarning Signing Off; Statements by Our Board and Editor

      The board of FairWarning, a nonprofit devoted to alerting the public to hazardous consumer products and unjust corporate practices, has decided to dissolve the charitable nonprofit as of Feb. 20, 2021. This step is taken with regret as the small journalism nonprofit has devoted the last 11 years to protecting the public from harms to their health and safety.

    Yale Environment 360

    • In Namibia, Rhino and Elephant Poaching Continues to Decline

      Rhino and elephant poaching is significantly down in Namibia, according to data from the country's Ministry of Environment and Tourism. So far in 2021, hunters have illegally killed nine rhinos, an eight-year low, and four elephants, a five-year low, Reuters reported.Read more on E360 →

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    • Here’s Who’s Funding the PAC Attacking Nina Turner

      A pro-Israel PAC with ties to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) is spending big to defeat progressive candidate Nina Turner in an Ohio special Democratic primary election for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives representing a safely blue district.  Democratic Majority for Israel (DMFI) has spent $738,000 opposing Turner and $203,000

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    • Why You Should Stop Using This ‘Dangerous’ Wi-Fi Setting On Your iPhone

      PICKS are stories from many sources, selected by our editors or recommended by our readers because they are important, surprising, troubling, enlightening, inspiring, or amusing. They appear on our site and in our daily newsletter. Please send suggested articles, videos, podcasts, etc. to picks@whowhatwhy.org.   Why You Should Stop Using This ‘Dangerous’ Wi-Fi Setting On

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    Labor Notes

    • How Oakland Teachers Took Control of Our Return to School

      A union contract isn’t worth the paper it’s written on if it isn’t enforced. And our boss has a spotty record when it comes to honoring agreements. So after we bargained an agreement on a plan to reopen Oakland schools, we decided on an ambitious plan to conduct union-led safety walkthroughs at over 100 schools and early childhood education centers within three weeks.How Oakland Teachers Took Control of Our Return to School July 26, 2021 / Shelby Ziesing and John Green

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    Latino USA

    • On The Other Side

      President Joe Biden made many promises related to immigration on the campaign trail. He even promised to end several Trump-era... The post On The Other Side appeared first on Latino USA.

    • How I Made It: El Peso Hero

      By day, Héctor Rodríguez III is a school teacher. By night, he’s hard at work building up the world of... The post How I Made It: El Peso Hero appeared first on Latino USA.

    • Unsafe In Foster Care

      In this two-part investigation, we look into Los Angeles County’s Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), the largest child... The post Unsafe In Foster Care appeared first on Latino USA.

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    Unicorn Riot

    • A “Different Perspective” on COVID-19

      Minneapolis, MN – COVID-19 is one of the most destructive pandemics in human history. By now, most every person on earth has been negatively impacted by the coronavirus, with many losing family members and friends while enduring harm to their finances and mental health. As… The post A “Different Perspective” on COVID-19 appeared first on UNICORN RIOT.

    Aeon

    • Aerial sheep herding in Yokneam

      A quick peek into the dynamics of herding behaviours in this mesmerising dance of sheep viewed from the sky above Israel - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

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