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  • How Satellite Technologies Can Aid Fiji, Other Pacific Island Nations to Build Climate Resilience

    Sepesa Curuki and his community are coming to terms with the prospect of relocation from Cogea village on Fiji’s second-largest island of Vanua Levu. Their village, which lies between two rivers that flow into the Pacific Ocean only 2km away, has been battered by intense and frequent cyclones, flooding and erosion, threatening their very existence.

  • On the Verge of Change

    Current food systems are no longer fit for the 21st century. Inequitable distribution, poor nutritional habits, and climate change are three issues breaking down our global food systems today, forcing us to look for solutions to transform them. Food aid – very much part of our global food systems – needs to be responsive to

  • How Transforming Food Systems Could Unlock a $12 Trillion Global Windfall

    The writer is UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit

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  • Does the world trust Joe Biden? Politics Weekly Extra – podcast

    This week, Joe Biden spoke to the UN General Assembly for the first time as president. After watching him oversee a disastrous exit from Afghanistan and sign up to a controversial nuclear submarine deal with the UK and Australia, Jonathan Freedland and Dr Leslie Vinjamuri discuss how the world views BidenArchive: BBC, and Sky News Continue reading...

  • New York City delivery workers win rights to better tips, bathrooms and more

    A package of bills targeting app-based companies such as Grubhub and Doordash will also set minimum payNew York City lawmakers have passed a historic package of bills to improve labor conditions for gig economy and food delivery workers.The first of its kind legislation, which targets app-based delivery companies such as Grubhub, Uber Eats, and Doordash, will set minimum pay, allow workers to keep more of their tips, and limit how far workers can be asked to travel for deliveries. It will also guarantee workers access to bathrooms – an issue that has long plagued people in the gig economy and has been exacerbated by Covid-19 restrictions. Continue reading...

  • CDC experts advise third dose of Pfizer Covid vaccine for over-65s and high risk Americans - as it happened

    Action comes after FDA panel also approved the booster for those groupsEight Democrats and one Republican oppose bill, and two Democrats vote ‘present’Democrats reach agreement on framework to pay for reconciliation billHouse panel holds hearing on ‘surge in air rage’Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 12.59am BST 12.55am BSTHugo Lowell reports: The House select committee scrutinizing the Capitol attack on Thursday sent subpoenas to Trump’s White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and a cadre of top Trump aides, demanding their testimony to shed light on the former president’s connection to the 6 January riot. Related: House committee on Capitol attack subpoenas Trump’s ex-chief of staff and other […]

  • House committee on Capitol attack subpoenas Trump’s ex-chief of staff and other top aides

    Mark Meadows, Steve Bannon and Dan Scavino among advisers called to testify over president’s connection to 6 January eventsThe House select committee scrutinizing the Capitol attack on Thursday sent subpoenas to Trump’s White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and a cadre of top Trump aides, demanding their testimony to shed light on the former president’s connection to the 6 January riot.The subpoenas and demands for depositions marked the most aggressive investigative actions the select committee has taken since it made records demands and records preservation requests that formed the groundwork of the inquiry into potential White House involvement. Continue reading...

  • Men on horses chasing Black asylum-seekers? Sadly, America has a precedent | Moustafa Bayoumi

    The Biden administration has condemned abuses at the border – while maintaining the policies underlying these abuses. That’s beyond cynicalYou’ve probably seen a photograph haunting the internet this week: a white-presenting man on horseback – uniformed, armed and sneering – is grabbing a shoeless Black man by the neck of his T-shirt. The Black man’s face bears an unmistakable look of horror. He struggles to remain upright while clinging dearly to some bags of food in his hands. Between the men, a long rein from the horse’s bridle arches menacingly in the air like a whip. The photograph was taken just a few days ago in Texas, but the tableau looks like something out of antebellum America.The image is profoundly upsetting, not […]

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  • The Simple Math Behind the Mighty Roots of Unity

    Solutions to the simplest polynomial equations — called “roots of unity” — have an elegant structure that mathematicians still use to study some of math’s greatest open questions. The post The Simple Math Behind the Mighty Roots of Unity first appeared on Quanta Magazine

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Daily Yonder

  • Rural Deaths Climb by One-Third to Highest Level Since March

    Explore a full-page version of the map. The rural death rate for Covid-19 grew by nearly a third last week, reaching levels not seen since early March. New infections also climbed, but at a more modest pace of 5%. Covid-related deaths in metropolitan counties also increased, but at a slower pace of 19% for the The post Rural Deaths Climb by One-Third to Highest Level Since March appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

  • Vaccine Mandates Could Create Staffing Issues, Hospitals Report

    In July, well before the Covid-19 vaccines were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a group of medical professionals at St. Claire Regional Medical Center in Morehead, Kentucky, voted to mandate hospital employees take the vaccine or be terminated. By the September 15 deadline, the healthcare system had terminated 24 of its 1,200 The post Vaccine Mandates Could Create Staffing Issues, Hospitals Report appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

  • Revitalizing the Main Street, Revitalizing the Community

    Part of a series on Utah rural development programs. When Michael Kourianos, the mayor of Price, Utah – population 8,300 – spoke with Sen. Mitt Romney about his community and its downtown, Kourianos recalls Romney giving him one piece of advice: “He said, ‘Mayor, the one thing that reflects on a community is empty buildings The post Revitalizing the Main Street, Revitalizing the Community appeared first on The Daily Yonder.

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    Ensia

    • More than a year after the emergence of COVID-19, what should be done about wet markets?

      For many of us, March 2020 marked a pivot point in our lives, when the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Since then, we have heard the term “wet market” thrown around in science and in the news, as a wet market in Wuhan, China is the site of the first cluster of cases of COVID-19. In the wake of the pandemic’s emergence, some public health officials, lawmakers, […]

    The Trace

    • ‘United We Thrive, Divided We Die’: A Portrait of Gun Violence in Brooklyn

      Over the last decade, I’ve documented grassroots efforts to confront gun violence across the borough of Brooklyn. The images show first hand the work of brave residents who tirelessly fight to build safer communities. Much of this series documents members of several violence prevention groups, like Save Our Streets (S.O.S.), with which I first embedded The post ‘United We Thrive, Divided We Die’: A Portrait of Gun Violence in Brooklyn appeared first on The Trace.

    • What Do You Want to Know About Gun Violence in America? Ask The Trace.

      Is there something that just doesn’t make sense to you when it comes to guns and gun violence in the United States? A statistic you’ve been searching for, but haven’t been able to locate? Information about why gun violence is more pervasive than in other countries? The history behind the gun laws we have (or The post What Do You Want to Know About Gun Violence in America? Ask The Trace. appeared first on The Trace.

    • As Students Return to Classrooms, Schools Hope Investments in Mental Health Will Also Curb Violence

      During the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, as schools shut down and went partially or fully remote, school shootings plummeted. Now, as many school buildings have reopened, shootings have begun to rebound. In just the first few weeks of this school year, since August 1, there have been at least 22 shootings at schools, The post As Students Return to Classrooms, Schools Hope Investments in Mental Health Will Also Curb Violence 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

    • Can the World’s Most Polluting Heavy Industries Decarbonize?

      The production of steel, cement, and ammonia together emit about one-fifth of all human-caused CO2. Technologies are emerging that promise to decarbonize these problem industries, but analysts warn that big challenges remain before the processes can be cleaned up.Read more on E360 →

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    • House to Vote on the Largest Defense Budget in History

      The U.S. House of Representatives is currently voting on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2022, the gigantic annual bill that authorizes funding for the Pentagon budget and weaponry that becomes rich revenue for defense contractors.  The House Armed Services Committee, which takes the lead in preparing the NDAA, reports that the

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      Democracy Now!

      • Democracy Now! 2021-09-23 Thursday

        As hunger grows across the globe during the pandemic, the United Nations faces intense criticism for giving corporations an outsized role at the Food Systems Summit; We look at AUKUS, the new military partnership between the United States, Australia and Britain to counter China. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe

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      Labor Notes

      • Viewpoint: The AFT Shouldn't Be Negotiating Away Puerto Rican Teachers' Pensions

        Blog: BlogSpanish version here. This summer the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) announced another lousy deal that, if passed, will decimate educators’ already abysmally low pensions in Puerto Rico. The AFT has been partnering in secret with the federally appointed and dictatorial Financial Oversight and Management Board—or la junta, as it is known in Puerto Rico—for quite some time.

      Next City

      • Some Universities Making Rape Kits Easier to Get

        A sexual assault evidence kit, also known as a rape kit, is shown in a 2015 file photo. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)As students across the country return to campus this fall, they’re entering a dangerous time for sexual assaults. More than half of college sexual assaults occur between August […]

      • A Huge Mural on an Abandoned Factory in Paris Shows the Role of Art in the Refugee Crisis

        (Photo courtesy Porus Jain)When Jean* arrived in Paris for a master’s program, he had nowhere to stay. Hotels were too expensive and CROUS — the state-funded organization responsible for student housing in France — had no available rooms. Private residences told him he needed a full-time work […]

      • Housing in Brief: Can the Biden Admin ‘House America’?

        (Photo by Phil Roeder / CC BY 2.0)Biden Plans to ‘House America’ With 20,000 New Affordable Housing Units The Biden administration has announced its new “House America” program, Bloomberg Citylab reports. The White House will work with local leaders from city, county and […]

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      Latino USA

      • Sandy’s Pandemic Diaries

        Sandy Fleurimond, a first generation Haitian-American student at Temple University in Philadelphia, was looking forward to studying abroad during her... The post Sandy’s Pandemic Diaries appeared first on Latino USA.

      • LOUD: The Nueva York Connection

        LOUD is a new podcast from Futuro Studios that tells the story behind Reggaeton. In this episode, El General arrives... The post LOUD: The Nueva York Connection appeared first on Latino USA.

      • LOUD: The Zone

        LOUD is a new podcast from Futuro Studios that tells the story behind Reggaeton. In Episode 1, we meet three... The post LOUD: The Zone appeared first on Latino USA.

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      Unicorn Riot

      • Over 50 Line 3 Pipeline Protesters Arrested Outside MN Governor’s Residence

        St. Paul, MN – Over 50 water protectors protesting Line 3 were arrested, some violently, outside the Minnesota Governor’s Residence in St. Paul on Saturday, August 28, 2021. Those arrested were among hundreds who marched from the Capitol to Governor Walz’ mansion attempting to speak… The post Over 50 Line 3 Pipeline Protesters Arrested Outside MN Governor’s Residence appeared first on UNICORN RIOT.

      Aeon

      • Phenomena: energy

        See how dormant potential energy explodes in psychedelic swirls when chemicals meet by combining oils, alcohols and inks - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon

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