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Inter Press Service
- 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
- US Diplomat to Haiti Resigns, Citing “Inhumane” Deportations
Despite calls to halt deportations, the Biden administration shows no sign of stopping its hostility toward Haitians.
- Are the Motives of War Profiteers Driving Us to the Brink of a New Cold War?
The first Cold War made trillions for the war industry. Profiteers know a new Cold War with China would make many more.
- UN Is Prioritizing Corporate Profiteers Over Global Hunger, Activists Say
The UN Food Systems Summit is facing fierce criticism for giving corporations an outsized role in framing its agenda.
- The Government Gave Free PPP Money to Public Companies Despite Warning Them Not to Apply
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- Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Proposes Further Traffic Ticket Reforms to Help Low-Income Motorists
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- How to Avoid Being Scammed on Facebook Marketplace
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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 […]
- Late-night shows took on the climate crisis. We ranked them from best to worst.
The “late” of late-night TV would seem to extend beyond its broadcast time to the timeliness of its subject matter.
- Even U.S. bankers are getting anxious about climate change
“Climate change will impact all governments, industries, and individuals. Housing and housing finance will not be spared.”
- Outpaced: Wildfire control projects are burning up before they can even start
In California forests, climate change is moving faster than climate adaptation.
Inside Climate News
- Inside Clean Energy: Natural Gas Prices Are Rising. Here’s Why That Helps the Cleanest (and Dirtiest) Electricity Sources
Natural gas prices have surged, reverberating across the energy economy. U.S. gas prices hit $5 per million BTUs this month, about double the price of six months ago and the highest September price since 2008. I reached out to some experts to get a sense of whether the recent trend is just a hangover from
- China Just Entered a Major International Climate Agreement. Now Comes the Hard Part
China began enforcing the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol last week—and the climate implications are huge. The agreement requires China and other signatory nations to slash the production and use of powerful greenhouse gases known as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) over the coming decades, and to immediately stop emitting the most potent, HFC-23, a greenhouse gas
- Salt + sunlight powers an innovative electricity-free cooling system
Low-cost and low-emission cooling systems based on this approach could be used for air-conditioning and food refrigeration in remote regions or off-grid communities
- 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
The Real News Network
- A Car Falls in Brooklyn: How the NYPD is dumping cars in Flatbush and fueling sanitation woes
Brooklyn residents in the predominantly Black, working-class community of Flatbush are facing a scourge of illegal sidewalk dumping and booted cars that have impeded access to basic sanitation services—and they say the NYPD is to blame.
- ‘You’re giving awards to murdering cops!’
In Part 2 of the mini-documentary series State of Injustice, executive produced by Black Lives Matter Cleveland, filmmakers Roger Glenn Hill and Brian Douglas expose a pattern of brutality and excessive force in the Euclid Police Department in Ohio.
- The industrial farming monster that devoured rural America
This summer, TRNN reported on rural Wisconsinites’ fight against Big Agriculture and the factory farming industry. Since then, things have gotten even more heated on the ground in Polk, Burnett, and Crawford counties.
The Marshall Project
- Police Killed My Dad When I Was 8. Next Came the Rage.
After cops beat my father to death, I wreaked havoc on my community.Three decades later, I wonder what my story would have been if he had lived.
- 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.
- 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, […]
- ‘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.
- 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 →
- Massachusetts Could Loosen Life Without Parole Restrictions For Young People
The post Massachusetts Could Loosen Life Without Parole Restrictions For Young People appeared first on The Appeal.
- Important Updates From The Appeal
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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
- 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
- As Other States Try to Copy Texas, SCOTUS Asked to Find Abortion Ban Unconstitutional
The request from healthcare providers comes after a Florida Republican filed a copycat bill and advocacy groups called on Congress to affirm the right to abortion nationwide.
- As Bids to Slash Pentagon Budget Fail, US Military Spending Slammed as 'Height of Absurdity'
"Spending $780 billion on weapons and war while our communities starve, while the climate crisis worsens, while a pandemic that has killed millions and affected countless more rages on, is a national shame."
- By Crushing Its Own Members, Labour May Sign Its Own Death Warrant
The Labour Right hopes that giving power back to MPs will prevent any future shift to the Left. But Britain needs more radicalism, not less.
- 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.
- 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 […]
The World – PRI
- 'We are still here': Afghan UN employees worry about their safety
Thousands of Afghans work for the UN in Afghanistan. Most remain there despite fears of being targeted by the Taliban for their work.
- Some supporters of Tunisia's president just want stability in the country, analyst says
While the military continues to support the consolidation of power by Tunisian President Kaïs Saied, some of his supporters are finding it harder to back him. Intissar Fakir, a senior fellow and director at the Middle East Institute, discusses the mood on the street with The World's host Marco Werman.
- Syrian refugees and migrants in Turkey face a difficult decision to return home
Millions of Syrians are wrestling with the tough choice to return to Syria after 10 years of civil war. In Turkey, the COVID-19 pandemic hit some Syrians so hard that they returned home, only to regret it.
- 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.
- Why parent and volunteer leader Scott Esserman is running for Denver school board
Scott Esserman is a parent and former teacher who is chairperson of the district’s advisory committee. | Courtesy of Scott EssermanA parent and former classroom educator who helped to open a comprehensive high school in Denver is running for an […]
- IPS erases $18 million deficit — but needs to keep cutting
Superintendent Aleesia Johnson, shown here in a file photo, said this week that the Indianapolis Public Schools community will have the opportunity to tell district officials about their dreams for schools in a series of public meetings Sept. 27 to […]
- NYC schools brace for staffing shortages as vaccine mandate takes effect next week
A healthcare worker prepares to deliver a coronavirus vaccine shot in East Harlem, Jan. 15, 2021. Teachers have been eligible for the vaccine since January and are mandated to have at least one dose by Sept. 27. | Governor Andrew Cuomo’s OfficeAs […]
- More Americans couldn't get enough to eat in 2020 – a change that hit the middle class hardest
Food insufficiency rates rose across the board, researchers who analyzed government data found.
- Some rich people will love at least one sweetener in Democrats' $3.5 trillion plan
The 2017 tax cuts put a $10,000 cap on the deduction for state and local taxes. The richest households would see the biggest gains from eliminating or raising the cap.
- Colleges must choose whether to let athletes wear school gear for paid promotions
A sports management scholar weighs in on whether college athletes can appear in their school’s swag while promoting various products.
- How the world's biggest Islamic organization drives religious reform in Indonesia – and seeks to influence the Muslim world
Nahdlatul Ulama is the world’s biggest Islamic organization, initiating a reform movement, which it is calling ‘Humanitarian Islam.’
- 20 years after 9/11, the men charged with responsibility are still waiting for trial – here's why
A scholar who has visited Guantanamo 11 times to observe legal proceedings in the 9/11 terrorism case explains why the conflict continues to delay the case going to trial.
Indian Country Today
The 19th News
- 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.
- 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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