Aggregated News & Opinion
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Environment Japan will become carbon neutral by 2050, PM pledges [Sane leadership!]
Yoshihide Suga says dealing with climate change is no longer a constraint on growth as he sets out a bolder approach to the emergency
Justin McCurry in Tokyo | The Guardian | 20.10.26
Environment Do Forests Grow Better With Our Help or Without?
Natural forest regrowth has a remarkable ability to absorb carbon and fight climate change.
FRED PEARCE | Mother Jones | 20.10.26
Restrictions eased in Australian state of Victoria; WHO warns against ‘vaccine nationalism’; Israel to begin first vaccine clinical trials next month. Follow the latest updates
Damien Gayle (now), and Sarah Marsh and Helen Sullivan (earlier) | The Guardian | 20.10.26
Brian Murray Contributor | Forbes | 20.10.26
Environment! Republicans want to open pristine Alaska wilderness to logging. It's a tragedy [Has inbreeding made Republicans stupid?]
The Tongass forest sequesters 3m tons of C02 annually, the equivalent of removing 650,000 gas-burning cars off the roads every year
Kim Heacox | The Guardian | 20.10.26
Environment Fish farming is no environmental nightmare [Minimizing variables for dependable production!]
With a far lower environmental impact than any terrestrial means of meat production, aquaculture is one of the most efficient methods of producing animal protein.
By Letters to the Editor | Chicago Sun Times | 20.10.26
Environment: Fukushima reactor water could damage human DNA if released, says Greenpeace [Sea life DNA too! How could anyone assume non-catastrophic effects? Could deep underground salt caverns be used instead?]
Environmental organisation says ‘dangerous’ levels of carbon-14 exist in water that could soon be released into Pacific ocean
Justin McCurry in Tokyo | The Guardian | 20.10.23
Environment: A stranded oil tanker at risk of spilling in the Caribbean looks to be safe — for now [AGAIN? IN THESE INSTANCES, WHY AREN'T OIL AND SHIPS BEING SALVAGED TO AVOID EVENTUAL POLLUTION?]
The FSO Nabarima’s precarious situation has worried activists and governments for months.
Jariel Arvin | Vox | 20.10.23
Exclusive: Cutting pollution levels may help to reduce rates of mental health problems, say scientists
Damian Carrington Environment editor | The Guardian | 20.10.23
Ignorant! Humanity has eight years to get climate crisis under control – and Trump's plan won't fix it
Donald Trump presented a fantasy world in which fossil fuels are ‘very clean’ but realpolitik tempers Biden’s climate crisis stance
Emily Holden in Washington | The Guardian | 20.10.23
Green energy: Arkansas schools save millions by adopting solar power [Smart!]
Bonface Landi | Inhabitat | 20.10.23
Health: Coronavirus live news: Spanish regions demand curfew after national government fails to make decision
Valencia and Castilla and Leon ask for night-time restrictions; remdesivir approved by FDA for US; France extends curfew
Sarah Marsh (now); Alexandra Topping and Helen Sullivan (earlier) | The Guardian | 20.10.23
Media: ‘All 50 States Bar Private, Unauthorized Paramilitary Activity’ [Right-wing militias (there aren't any left-wing militias) are threatening the public, and they have to be civilly stopped.]
CounterSpin interview with Mary McCord on unlawful militias
JANINE JACKSON | FAIR | 20.10.22
Media: Media Owned by Wealthy Are Quick to Tell You Wealth Taxes Are a Bad Idea [Government subsidized and fairness-regulated media—common throughout Europe—would be an improvement over private unregulated media in America.]
ALAN MACLEOD | FAIR | 20.10.22
Bad journalists are howled at
BOB SOMERBY in The DailyHowler | EVERY DAY