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- High Global Fertiliser Prices Overshadow Malawi’s Farm Subsidy Programme
Ellena Joseph, a small-scale maize farmer in Chiradzulu District in Southern Malawi, finished preparing her field early in October. As the first rains start ...
- Pakistan: Gender-Intentional Policy Can Make Agent Banking Work Better
Many women in Pakistan remain financially excluded. In 2020, only 7% of the female population had a formal account. One of the reasons for ...
- UNESCO Member States Adopt Recommended Ethics for AI
The member states of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) have agreed on a text of recommended ethics for artificial intelligence ...
- Capitalism Must Not Dictate Our Response to Omicron Variant
Let the engine of greed idle for a while.
- Democrats Push to Remove Boebert From Committees After Islamophobic Comments
A video posted on social media showed Rep. Lauren Boebert implying that Rep. Ilhan Omar is a terrorist.
- 2.5 Million Nurses Demand UN Probe Into Rich Countries Blocking Patent Waivers
The small group of rich nations is "endangering millions of lives around the world," the nurses declared in a petition.
- How Steve Bannon Has Exploited Google Ads to Monetize Extremism
by Craig Silverman and Isaac Arnsdorf ] ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our […]
- They Knew Industrial Pollution Was Ruining the Neighborhood’s Air. If Only Regulators Had Listened.
by Lisa Song, with additional reporting by Ava Kofman, photography by Kathleen Flynn, special to ProPublica ] ProPublica is a nonprofit […]
- The EPA Administrator Visited Cancer-Causing Air Pollution Hot Spots Highlighted by ProPublica and Promised Reforms
by Ava Kofman ] ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up to receive our biggest stories as soon as […]
- Joe Biden says Omicron Covid variant a ‘cause for concern, not panic’ – as it happened
President: ‘We’re going to fight and beat this new variant’Biden says best protection is to get vaccinated and boostedSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email“If you are 18 years and older and got fully vaccinated before 1 June go get the get booster shot today,” Joe Biden said today. “They’re free and they’re available at 80,000 locations coast to coast. A fully vaccinated booster person is the most protected against Covid.“Do not wait. Go get your booster if it’s time for you to do so. And if you are not vaccinated, now is the time to go get vaccinated and to bring your children to go get vaccinated.” Continue reading...
- Omar and Boebert have ‘unproductive’ call after anti-Muslim remarks
Ilhan Omar says she ended the call after Lauren Boebert ‘doubled down on her rhetoric’Ilhan Omar said she had an “unproductive” call with Lauren Boebert on Monday regarding the Colorado rightwinger’s Islamophobic comments that she made towards the Minnesota Democrat last week.In a new statement released on Monday, Omar said she “graciously accepted a call from Rep. Lauren Boebert in the hope of receiving a direct apology for falsely claiming she met me in an elevator, suggesting I was a terrorist, and for a history of anti-Muslim hate”. Continue reading...
- Capitol riot panel to vote for contempt charges against Trump DoJ official
Committee to recommend criminal prosecution of Jeffrey ClarkClark defied subpoena and refused to turn over documentsThe House select committee investigating the Capitol attack announced on Monday that it will vote to recommend the criminal prosecution of top former Trump justice department official Jeffrey Clark after he defied a subpoena seeking his cooperation with the inquiry.The move to pursue contempt of Congress charges against Clark reflects the select committee’s aggressive approach to warn recalcitrant witnesses against attempting to derail their investigation as Trump tried during his administration. Continue reading...
- Biden advises ‘concern, not panic’ over Omicron and says no to lockdowns
President says boosters and vaccines are best protection against variant and that additional restrictions are not requiredCoronavirus: live coverageJoe Biden on Monday said the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus was a “cause for concern, not a cause for panic”, as the US implemented restrictions on travel from South Africa and several other countries.In remarks from the White House, Biden urged all Americans to get vaccinated, including booster shots, saying it was the best protection against the new variant. Continue reading...
- Trump’s ‘fact-free’ approach caused briefing challenges, CIA report says
Ex-president’s chaotic style resulted in presidential daily briefing being delivered more regularly to Mike PenceDonald Trump’s “fact-free” approach to the presidency created unprecedented challenges for intelligence officials responsible for briefing him, according to a newly released account from the CIA.The 45th president’s chaotic and freewheeling style, and his disinclination to read anything put in front of him, resulted in the presidential daily briefing, or PDB – a crucial security update including information about potential threats to the US – being delivered more regularly to Vice-President Mike Pence instead, the report states. Continue reading...
- Wildfires are erasing Western forests. Climate change is making it permanent.
The evidence is clear: Forests are shifting to scrublands across large swaths of the Western U.S.
- Calling climate change a ‘crisis’ doesn’t do what you think
Getting people to act takes more than strong words, a new study says.
- Food banks are struggling to fill their shelves, and it’s not just supply chain issues
Climate change, inflation, and price gouging are also at play.
Inside Climate News
- At COP26, a Consensus That Developing Nations Need Far More Help Countering Climate Change
When the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference ended in overtime two weeks ago, there was recognition that developing nations—which have contributed least but suffer most from climate change—need far greater funding to adapt. At COP15, held in 2009 in Copenhagen, the world’s wealthiest countries pledged to give poorer nations yearly climate funding, to reach
- ‘A Trash Heap for Our Children’: How Norilsk, in the Russian Arctic, Became One of the Most Polluted Places on Earth
This article is part of a series produced in partnership with NBC News and Undark Magazine, a non-profit, editorially independent digital magazine exploring the intersection of science and society. It was 2 a.m. and the sun was shining, as it does day and night in mid-July in Norilsk, a Siberian city 200 miles north of the
- Scientists solve two problems at once—turning methane pollution into sustainable fishmeal
A new analysis shows that it’s cheaper, more sustainable—and just as effective—to make aquaculture feed out of methane from industrial waste, than from forage fish extracted from the sea
- Wildfires of Varying Intensity Can Be Good for Biodiversity
The spate of furious wildfires around the world during the past decade has revealed to ecologists how much biodiversity and “pyrodiversity” go hand in hand. The post Wildfires of Varying Intensity Can Be Good for Biodiversity first appeared on Quanta Magazine
The Real News Network
- The death penalty is a barbarous stain on our humanity
Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, has witnessed firsthand the systematic inhumanity of the death penalty in the US. If more people saw what she’s seen, they would join the fight to abolish it.
- Biden ‘fights’ climate crisis with kid gloves on
President Joe Biden and other leaders from wealthy nations used a lot of nice-sounding rhetoric about tackling climate change at the COP26 conference in Glasgow, but they’ve made it clear that the oil and gas industries are still running the show.
- Opinion | Nurses unions around the world mobilize against Big Pharma
The Progressive International is mobilizing nurses unions around the world to take on Big Pharma and the governments they have captured.
The Marshall Project
- Tackling a Huge Taboo: Sexual Desire Behind Bars
On the outside, most discussions about incarceration and sexual desire are limited to exploitative “reality” shows, violent movies and terrible jokes about homosexuality and prison rape. But like all humans, we deserve some semblance of dignity.
- Now, Your Support for the Daily Yonder Goes Even Further
My mother-in-law was a journalist. When I met Helen Pickering, she was writing for the Palo Alto Weekly. But she got her start as editor-in-chief of the Stanford Daily, taking over the college’s paper when the boys were sent off to World War II. One of those boys turned out to be Joe Pickering, whom The post Now, Your Support for the Daily Yonder Goes Even Further appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- Residents Question Plans for Low-Altitude Military Training in Rural Pennsylvania
UPDATED to reflect deadline extension for public comment on the Maryland Air National Guard’s Draft Environmental Assessment. Residents are questioning the time table and environmental impact of a proposal by the Maryland Air National Guard to perform low-altitude military training over a region that is an outdoor recreation destination and home to Amish communities in The post Residents Question Plans for Low-Altitude Military Training in Rural Pennsylvania appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- Accidental Rancher: Blessings Peppered with Curses
“If we get heavy snow this winter, we are in real trouble,” a neighbor says. “And if we don’t get heavy snow, we are in real trouble…” “True,” my husband replies, nodding his head. “What does that mean?” I ask my husband in private later. “Because of the drought, everybody’s got just barely enough hay The post Accidental Rancher: Blessings Peppered with Curses appeared first on The Daily Yonder.
- Look what’s on the conservation horizon
It’s no secret that the diversity of life around us is plummeting fast. In 2020 alone, scientists declared more than 100 species to be extinct. And that’s bad news not only for the creatures themselves, but for those of us (that would be all of us) who rely on them for food, to produce oxygen, to hold soil in place, to cleanse water, to beautify our world and so much more. According to the […]
- ‘Outrageous’: California Lawmakers Slam Police for Failing to Use Gun Database
Several California lawmakers have vowed to act after an investigation by The Trace and NBC Bay Area found widespread problems with how police and sheriff’s departments were logging firearms into a crime gun database. “It is outrageous and upsetting when agencies don’t do their job, period. In this case, it is a matter of life The post ‘Outrageous’: California Lawmakers Slam Police for Failing to Use Gun Database appeared first on The Trace.
- Accusations of Cronyism Plague the ATF’s Gun Ballistics Program
Six years ago, an internal report commissioned by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued a dire warning: The agency needed to open a long-standing, sole-source ballistics contract with a company based in Canada to competitors, or risk losing one of its most important tools for preventing and solving gun crimes. The report The post Accusations of Cronyism Plague the ATF’s Gun Ballistics Program appeared first on The Trace.
- Gunmaker Under ATF Scrutiny Over Connections to Jimenez Arms
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is revisiting its decision to license the successor to Jimenez Arms, a notorious Nevada-based gunmaker. Jimenez Arms declared bankruptcy in 2020 amid mounting legal troubles for its dealings with a now-convicted gun trafficker. In a federal court filing, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of The post Gunmaker Under ATF Scrutiny Over Connections to Jimenez Arms appeared first on The Trace.
- 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
- Nissan to Spend $18 Billion Developing a Cheaper, More Powerful EV Battery
Over the next five years, Nissan Motor Company will put 2 trillion yen ($17.6 billion) toward developing a cheaper, more powerful battery to serve its expanded lineup of electric vehicles, the company announced Monday.Read more on E360 →
- Lots to be thankful for. Plus a reality check.
The post Lots to be thankful for. Plus a reality check. appeared first on The Appeal.
- One Rochester Cop’s Abuses Reveal A Culture of Police Impunity
The post One Rochester Cop’s Abuses Reveal A Culture of Police Impunity appeared first on The Appeal.
- Health Insurance and Pharma Lobbyists Max Out to the Dem Party
Eight months after President Biden released his domestic agenda, the social spending package included in the Build Back Better Act is now being considered in the Senate, after a version of it passed the House on Nov. 19 by a vote of 220 to 213. The Senate is likely to change the bill before holding
- Democracy Now! 2021-11-29 Monday
As the new Omicron coronavirus variant is identified by scientists in South Africa, health leaders say now is the time to finally address vaccine inequity; Black Lives Matter co-founder Alicia Garza on the "guilty" verdict for Ahmaud Arbery’s killers; Calls grow to drop the charges against Chrystul Kizer, a Black teenager who faces murder charges in Kenosha, Wisconsin, after she killed her alleged sex trafficker, a white man with a history of sexually abusing underage Black girls. She says it was done in self defense. Get Democracy Now! delivered right to your inbox. Sign up for the Daily Digest: democracynow.org/subscribe
- Omar Hangs Up After Boebert Uses Call to Double Down on 'Outright Bigotry and Hate'
"Instead of apologizing for her Islamophobic comments and fabricated lies, Rep. Boebert refused to publicly acknowledge her hurtful and dangerous comments."
- Win for Alabama Workers as NLRB Orders New Union Vote After Amazon's Alleged Misconduct
A union leader said the decision confirmed that "Amazon's intimidation and interference prevented workers from having a fair say in whether they wanted a union in their workplace."
- 'For the Sake of Peace,' Anti-War Groups Demand Biden Return to Nuclear Deal With Iran
"It's time to put differences aside and return to the Iran nuclear deal," said one advocate.
- This Year I’m Thankful for the Revolt Against Two-Tier
Blog: BlogAuthor(s): Alexandra BradburyIt’s inspiring to see members in revolt against two-tier at the farm equipment maker John Deere, the hospital chain Kaiser Permanente, the cereal maker Kellogg’s, and the parcel giant
- How Philadelphia’s ‘Bail Advocates’ Reduced Pretrial Racial Disparities
(Photo by Sarah Hina / CC BY-NC 2.0)The use of paraprofessionals to provide individualized information about defendants that could guide judges’ decisions about granting bail could reduce racial disparities in pretrial detention, argues Paul Heaton, the director of the Quattrone Center for the […]
- Guaranteed Income Programs Taking Off Across the U.S.
(Lyndon Stratford/iStockPhoto)Over the past few years, the conversation around universal basic income — now often called guaranteed income — has shifted. This year, at the passage of President Biden’s stimulus package, which contained a temporary expansion of the child tax credit, the New […]
- How Cities Are Addressing Mental Distress
Photo by Finn on UnsplashThe COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated existing trauma and mental health issues in vulnerable populations across the country. But the ubiquity of those issues—and the spotlight trained on them as communities continue to recover from the pandemic—presents a unique opportunity […]
The World – PRI
- World leaders agree to help South Africa phase out coal
At the recent COP26 climate talks in Scotland, the US and European nations agreed to provide $8.5 billion in financing to help South Africa phase out its use of coal power.
- ‘We live paycheck to paycheck’: Workers at a paper factory in Beirut worry about making ends meet in a dire economy
An economy in freefall and political tensions with an important importer of Lebanese goods have workers and managers at a paper factory on the outskirts of Beirut worried about the future.
- Different cultures understand 'thank you' in different ways, language professor says
"Thank you" can be perceived as an expression of gratitude, or as transactional or even as distancing, depending on where you are in the world. Elaine Hsieh — a professor at the University of Oklahoma, where she studies language and culture — explained the various nuances to The World's host Marco Werman.
- Reclaiming Our Homes
On March 14th, 2020, just as the Governor of California issued a state-wide mandate for residents to shelter in place,... The post Reclaiming Our Homes appeared first on Latino USA.
- Gig Workers vs. Big Tech
In November of 2020, a brutal presidential campaign was coming to an end while the U.S. struggled to handle a... The post Gig Workers vs. Big Tech appeared first on Latino USA.
- Sonia Manzano: The Power Of Writing
Before winning not one or two, but fifteen Emmys for television writing, and before she became one of the first... The post Sonia Manzano: The Power Of Writing appeared first on Latino USA.
- At some Chicago schools, fewer than 5 students signed up for COVID testing
Chicago Public Schools’ COVID testing program has had a rocky start with multiple failed deadlines, staffing problems with the testing vendor, and a complicated opt-in process. | Michael Appleton / New York City Mayoral Photography […]
- Denver schools superintendent’s listening tour to inform new strategic plan
Denver Public Schools Superintendent Alex Marrero, seen here high-fiving students on the first day of school at Marrama Elementary, has laid out a path to creating a new strategic district plan. | Helen H. Richardson / The Denver PostDenver Public […]
- Detroit’s December remote days a sign of how long and challenging the pandemic recovery will be
Detroit Public Schools Community District is going remote for three days in December and closed schools for an extra two days before Thanksgiving. The closures help show that students and educators are under duress as COVID outbreaks and staff […]
- Giving Tuesday: Charitable gifts from donor-advised funds favor education and religion
Little comprehensive research about what the charitable accounts, known as DAFs, are supporting has been conducted until now.
- When 'hunker down' isn't an option: The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season showed how low-income communities face the highest risks
The most vulnerable communities are being pushed deeper into poverty with each climate-related disaster. Part of the problem is that government aid helps the wealthiest people most.
- Why we're using filmmaking to encourage vaccination by Black and Latino Angelenos
Two film crews comprised of Latino and Black cinematic arts graduate students made short films to counter vaccine fears in both communities.
- Reverse vaccination technique in mice suggests new way to teach the immune system not to attack lifesaving treatments
A recent lab-stage study finds that preexposure to the proteins used to treat conditions like hemophilia A could help train the immune system to tolerate rather than attack therapies.
- How vulnerable is your personal information? 4 essential reads
Data breaches have become a fact of life. Here are articles from The Conversation that detail the threat, why it happens and what you can do to protect yourself.
Indian Country Today
The 19th News
- Senator Amy Klobuchar’s Speech Disrupted by Water Protectors
Minneapolis, MN – Water protectors opposing the recently completed Line 3 oil pipeline disrupted Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar’s speech during a political fundraising event and demanded to meet with her before she abruptly left the stage. During the evening of November 11, 2021, water protectors… The post Senator Amy Klobuchar’s Speech Disrupted by Water Protectors appeared first on UNICORN RIOT.
- Vertigo AI
To make this version of ‘Vertigo’, an artificial intelligence computer watched Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film 20 times - by Aeon Video Watch at Aeon
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