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Barbados PM warns of mass migration backlash because of climate crisis
General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota and other auto giants said they were intervening on the side of the Trump administration on Monday in an escalating battle with California over fuel economy standards for automobiles.
‘Total surprise’ discovery overturns conventional understanding of rivers
— Read on www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/25/scientists-glacial-rivers-absorb-carbon-faster-rainforests
“Try to make yourself imposing and loud,” he said. “In the vast majority of cases, that will cause the coyote to alter its course probably go into the adjacent field or woods.” Gregory said it’s not a good idea to run away, although that might be the natural instinct. “Whether or not the coyote is actually bold or aggressive, it can just trigger an instinct to chase,” he said. If the coyote does not retreat, Gregory advised backing away while continuing to face it until it is out of sight, then returning to your vehicle.
Speaking today at the launch of Fire Drill Fridays. 17-year-old Jerome Foster 11, who has been striking for Climate every Friday in front of the White House. Left to right: Medea Benjamin of Code Pink, me, Naomi Klein and Annie Leonard, head of Greenpeace USA With me granddaughter, Vasser Turner Seydell Vasser, being arrested…her first time Me being arrested…not my first time It was a grand launch. The weather was perfect. All the speakers were wonderful, the press coverage was awesome. White plastic “handcuffs” were put on each of us, we were taken to the nearby police station for a few hours. The plastic handcuffs hurt more than the metal ones and I discovered that it’s not easy for an 82-year-old to get in and out of a police paddy wagon without the use of her hands. All the police women and men were super polite and nice. There were about 16 of us all together, divided into 2 cells with the doors left open. We used the time, a few hours, to organize and plan. Then we each paid $50 (Fire Drill Friday provided the funds for those who didn’t have) and were released. We then walked to a nearby coffeehouse and debriefed. This has all come together very fast. I only moved to D.C. 2 w
California utilities are woefully behind on maintenance and new power systems to prevent long-term blackouts.
— Read on www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-10/pg-e-california-power-outages-grid-climate-change
Activists say onslaught has intensified as illegal loggers and land-grabbers take the president’s verbal offensive against indigenous communities as a green light to act
— Read on www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/02/war-for-survival-brazils-amazon-tribes-despair-as-land-raids-surge-under-bolsonaro
“‘We are in the beginning of a mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!'”
The number of dengue virus infections in Brazil has gone up 600% in 2019. Our report from the state of Sergipe looks at why the fight against the illness and its carrier, the tiger mosquito, is so difficult.