2020-06-01: News Headlines

Staff (2020-06-01). Stir Crazy! Episode #44: Cities Can Be Rebuilt, Lives Cannot. therealnews.com On today's show: TRNN climate reporter Aman Azhar, "Why You Should Give A F*ck" co-host Genevieve Montinar, and TRNN managing editor Marc Steiner. Hosted by Kim Brown.

Staff (2020-06-01). Climate Crisis: Dead Med Gas, Executive Bonuses, Coal Exports, Aviation Loophole. therealnews.com Oil executives get bonuses despite their industry's economic freefall, offshore drilling in the Mediterranean Sea might be a no-go, and the aviation sector may get a major regulatory gift.

Manuel García, Jr. (2020-06-01). A Simple Model for Global Warming. counterpunch.org 70% or less of the sunlight shining onto the Earth reaches the surface and is absorbed by the biosphere. From this absorbed energy, in combination with the presence of water and organic material, all life springs. The oceans, which cover 70.2% of the Earth's surface and comprise 99.4% of the biosphere's mass, form the great

Welch H. (2020-06-01). Removing the Thyroid From Images, Not From Patients. jamanetwork.com In March 2011, a major earthquake and tsunami hit the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, causing the reactor to melt down. Five years later, children living near the plant were reported to have rates of thyroid cancer 20 to 50 times that of other children in Japan. This finding, however, appeared to stem from a systematic thyroid ultrasonographic screening program—one that did not extend to the rest of Japan. Other investigators applying the same screening protocol to children in other Japanese regions found that the rate of thyroid cancer detected by screening did not differ meaningfully from that i…

Frances Madeson (2020-06-01). Federal Prisons Should Not be Death Chambers. counterpunch.org Double Ditch Indian Village overlooks the Missouri River in North Dakota, about an hour's drive north from where the Dakota Access Pipeline Water Protectors formed their prayer camps in 2016 on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation. It's a historic site of a village where, from 1490 to 1785, members of the Mandan Tribe lived in

Staff (2020-05-24). Climate Crisis: EU Green Stimulus, Meat Apocalypse, Public Lands, Climate Music. therealnews.com In this week's Climate Crisis News Roundup, COVID-19 has meat production in crisis, but what's its climate impact? And a new report says President Trump has the worst public lands protection record in history, while the EU and Spain will soon release a green economic stimulus plan.

Stan Cox (2020-05-22). Creating a Climate for Real Change. progressive.org The Green New Deal is only a starting point toward a sustainable future.

Neeraj Bhala, Gwenetta Curry, Adrian R Martineau, Charles Agyemang, Raj Bhopal (2020-05-08). [Comment] Sharpening the global focus on ethnicity and race in the time of COVID-19. thelancet.com Tackling injustices, including those that result from prejudice and racism globally, is essential in the response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Here, we focus on UK South Asian and Black and African-American populations, using internationally recognised terminology and definitions,1 and consider the UK and the USA as globally relevant examples. We recognise other minorities also need consideration in the COVID-19 response, and we hope our principles apply broadly. Given their settled status either after migration or by birth in the country, ethnic/racial minority populations should experien…

_____ (2020-06-02). Steven Donziger Challenged A Corporate Polluter And Won, Now They're Trying To Ruin Him. popularresistance.org Texaco was the first oil company to drill in the Amazon. To maximize profits, and because they thought they could get away with it, they did not take any steps to protect local communities or the environment from their toxic waste. For a long time, they did get away with it. Then a group of lawyers and organizations worked with locals to sue Chevron, which bought Texaco, and won a $9.5 billion judgment. Chevron refuses to pay and instead has gone after the lawyer, Steven Donziger, in unprecedented ways with a vengeance. We speak with Donziger and Paul Paz y Miño of Amazon Watch.

2020-05-31: News Headlines

N.D. Jayaprakash (2020-05-29). No Lessons Learned From Bhopal: the Toxic Chemical Leak at LG Polymers India. counterpunch.org The port city of Vizag or Vishakhapatnam, situated on the south-east coast of India in the State of Andhra Pradesh, is home to several hazardous industries. In the early morning on 07 May 2020, five million people residing in the Vizag Metropolitan Region were rudely woken up by the alarming news of a poisonous chemical

ERBASB (2020-05-31). Saturday 5/30: Extinction Rebellion San Francisco Bay & South Bay Orienation Meeting (10am & 5:30pm). indybay.org Online via Zoom…