Amazon Rainforest: Highest deforestation rate in six years – BBC News

Aerial view of a deforested plot of the Amazon rainforest in Manaus. 8 July 2022.

Some 3,988 square kilometres (1,540 square miles) of land were cleared in the region between January and June.

Last year, 3,088 square kilometres of the rainforest were destroyed during the same period.

The Amazon plays an essential role in the planet’s oxygen and carbon dioxide cycles, absorbing vast amounts of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere.

Environmentalists blame the increasing levels of deforestation on Brazil’s right-wing president, Jair Bolsonaro, who has rolled back environmental protections.

Brazil’s environment ministry said it had been forceful in fighting environmental crimes, although in a statement it failed to mention the spike in deforestation.

 

Source: Amazon Rainforest: Highest deforestation rate in six years – BBC News

Wisconsin Supreme Court bans drop boxes and calls Biden’s victory illegitimate.

Similarly, the majority’s declaration that only a voter may return their ballot to the clerk has no basis in law. The statute does not limit who can deliver the ballot, only how. So there is no textual reason why a voter cannot have a friend or family member do it for them.

The Teigen majority’s brazen rejection of the law’s plain language is bad enough. But Grassl Bradley went further, stuffing her opinion with paranoid and irresponsible language about the legitimacy of the 2020 language. She zeroed in on the Wisconsin Election Commission, a chief target of Donald Trump supporters who falsely claim that the WEC rigged the race for Biden. In reality, this commission is a bipartisan agency, evenly divided between Democrats and Republicans, with modest authority to interpret the state’s (often confusing) election laws.

Source: Wisconsin Supreme Court bans drop boxes and calls Biden’s victory illegitimate.

Pablo Neruda

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VOLTA- SE A MIM como a uma casa velha

com pregos e ranhuras, e assim

que alguém cansado de si mesmo,

como de um traje cheio de buracos,

tenta andar despido porque chove,

quer o homem molhar-se na água pura,

no vento elementar, e não consegue

senão voltar ao poço de si mesmo,

à minúscula preocupação de se existiu,

de se soube expressar-se

ou pagar ou dever ou descobrir,

como se fosse tão importante

que a terra com seu nome vegetal

tenha que aceitar-me ou não aceitar-me

no seu teatro de paredes negras.

Pablo Neruda [ VOLTAR-SE A MIM…]

Pablo Neruda. Últimos Poemas. Edição Bilíngue. Tradução: Luiz de Miranda. Porto Alegre, RS. L& PM, 2018

Marii Freire Pereira

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Vet warns of foot and mouth risk from tourist hotspot | RNZ

New Zealand is at heightened risk from foot-and-mouth disease because of infected and unvaccinated cows wandering close to tourist areas in Bali, according to an Australian vet based in the tourist hotspot.

The disease has been on the island for at least two weeks just as tourists start to return after the pandemic, according to Dr Ainsworth who has lived in Indonesia for the past decade.

He has worked in the Australian beef industry for 40 years and is concerned Bali’s lack of vaccine doses and the way cattle wander in tourist areas there will heighten the risk of foot-and-mouth making its way to Australia and possibly New Zealand.

“This is such an amazingly infectious disease. It just goes like wildfire.”

 

Source: Vet warns of foot and mouth risk from tourist hotspot | RNZ

CEO Arrested for Selling $1 Billion in Fake Cisco Hardware on Amazon, eBay – Slashdot

“The operation allegedly generated over $100 million in revenue, and Aksoy received millions of dollars for his personal gain,” the Justice Department said. The Cisco equipment Aksoy allegedly sold was usually older, lower-end models that were previously bought or discarded. Counterfeiters in China then modified the equipment, making the devices appear as if they were newer or more expensive Cisco product models. “As alleged, the Chinese counterfeiters often added pirated Cisco software and unauthorized, low-quality, or unreliable components — including components to circumvent technological measures added by Cisco to the software to check for software license compliance and to authenticate the hardware,” the Justice Department said. In addition, the counterfeit products were packaged with authentic-looking labels, boxes, and documentation.

Source: CEO Arrested for Selling $1 Billion in Fake Cisco Hardware on Amazon, eBay – Slashdot

Why Do Non Trans Folks Keep Inserting Themselves Into Trans Issues?

Whether it’s artists saying trans women aren’t really women or a New York Times op-ed declaring that “women didn’t fight this long and this hard only to be told we couldn’t call ourselves women anymore,” it reinforces violence against an already incredibly vulnerable population.

Violence that comes in the form of legislation attacking the rights of trans people which encompasses everything from playing sports to which bathroom they can use.

Violence that comes in the form of “Don’t Say Gay” laws which prohibit “instruction” about sexual orientation or gender identity. Violence that comes in the form of Black and Latinx trans women being more likely to be fatally shot or killed. Violence that comes in the form of armed white supremacist groups showing up at LGBTQ+ events.

 …if you’re a non trans person who thinks they should comment on the experiences and lives of trans people, remember: silence is golden.

 

Source: Why Do Non Trans Folks Keep Inserting Themselves Into Trans Issues?

Autoconhecimento

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A vida é é tão curta e maravilhosa que, nós precisamos olhar para ela com orgulho. Não vale desanimar quando as coisas não dão certo. É preciso sim, olhar pra você com cuidado, saber trabalhar o autoconhecimento para não sucumbir diante das situações “desafiadoras”. É só no ato de aperfeiçoar o autoconhecimento que, você conseguirá se compreender melhor e, consequentemente, abrir as portas que precisa para trilhar os caminho da gratidão. Mais ainda, quando você conseguir conciliar certas situações com a razão atual, perceberá como tudo àquilo que mais te exigiu, na verdade, foi o motivo mais sublime do seu sorriso. Acredite: Sorrir também nos exige [consciência]. Eu acredito que saber ligar uma peça a outra, possa ser um motivo forte da nossa primeira comunhão conosco. Então, quanto mais nos conhecemos, maior é a possibilidade de lidar com com o novo.

Pense nisso!..

Ora, se a nossa maior missão neste…

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