Daily Archives: July 14, 2020

2020-07-14: News Headlines

Eds. (2020-07-14). The parlous state of poverty eradication. mronline.org The world is at an existential crossroads involving a pandemic, a deep economic recession, devastating climate change, extreme inequality, and an uprising against racist policies. Running through all of these challenges is the longstanding neglect of extreme poverty by many governments, economists, and human rights advocates.

Dan Bacher (2020-07-14). California Regulators Approve 12 New Permits for Chevron to Frack in Kern County. counterpunch.org As Tribes, conservationists and environmental justice advocates were celebrating a federal ruling temporarily halting operations by the owners of the Dakota Access Pipeline, anti-fracking s in California were disturbed that California regulators are continuing to approve new permits for fracking in the San Joaquin Valley. The California Geologic Energy Management Division (CALGEM), the oil and gas

Mitch Jones (2020-07-13). Better-Than-Before Climate Plans Still Aren't Good Enough. commondreams.org Sunrise Movement campaigners call on Democratic House members to back a Green New Deal. (Photo: Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/covid-crisis-gnd_0.jpg

Dave Kolpack (2020-07-13). Judge orders Dakota Access pipeline to be shut down for review. peoplesworld.org FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A judge last week ordered the Dakota Access pipeline shut down for additional environmental review more than three years after it began pumping oil — handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and delivering a blow to President Donald Trump's efforts to weaken public health and environmental protections his …

news.un (2020-07-13). Women and girls deserve more protection in emergencies, UN rights council hears. news.un.org The collective impact of climate change, COVID-19 and conflict mean that well over 200 million people will likely need humanitarian assistance by 2022, the UN's deputy rights chief said on Monday.

Lawrence Wittner (2020-07-13). Humanity Is an Endangered Species. Can We Do What it Takes to Save Ourselves? commondreams.org But extinction or, at best, mass misery, need not be humanity's fate. (Photo: CC) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/earth.png

Andy Rowell (2020-07-13). Fossil Fuel Lobbyists Are "Dominating Climate Policy Battles During COVID-19" commondreams.org We cannot go back to the dirty past, otherwise we will have no collective future. (Photo: Extinction Rebellion) | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/views-article/thumbs/unnamed.png

Dr. Paul Oquist (2020-07-13). "Equilibra": The Current Threats Menacing Humanity. globalresearch.ca Interview with Dr. Paul Oquist, Minister-Private Secretary for National Policies of the Presidency of the Republic of Nicaragua | *** | Tortilla con Sal: We're here with Dr. Paul Oquist. It's June 29th. Dr. Oquist is going to talk to us about …

commondreams (2020-07-13). 60 Groups to NRC: Suspend ISP/WCS High-Level Radioactive Waste CIS Dump Proceeding, Till Covid-19 Emergency Ends. commondreams.org ______________________________…

imperial.ac.uk (2020-07-13). Cloud computing could be producing hidden greenhouse gas emissions. imperial.ac.uk The amount of energy used for cloud computing, which contributes to climate change, needs to be more transparent says an Imperial researcher.

Eren Duzgan (2020-07-13). Capitalism, Coronavirus and the Road to Extinction. indybay.org The only way to 're-embed' our economies and save our lives from ecological collapse is by intervening in the very heart of the beast: land and human beings need to be taken out of the market. The beast is not tameable; it needs to be killed.

Eoin Higgins, staff writer (2020-07-13). 'Privatize the Profit, Socialize the Mess': Abandoned Fracking Wells Left Spewing Climate-Killing Methane Nationwide. commondreams.org "Are we going to be responsible for the mess that these companies leave behind?" | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/methane_trump_1.jpg

Matthew Eckelman, Marina Romanello, Jodi Sherman, Nicholas Watts (2020-07-11). [Correspondence] The health-care sector's role in climate stabilisation — Authors' reply. thelancet.com We thank Till Bugaj and colleagues and Helga Weisz and colleagues for their comments.

Till J Bugaj, Anna Cranz, Christoph Nikendei (2020-07-11). [Correspondence] The health-care sector's role in climate stabilisation. thelancet.com Nick Watts and colleagues' 2019 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change1 leaves no doubt that global warming will heavily affect every child born today. Young people—the generation that will have to live through the consequences of a warming world for the longest—are actively taking part in raising awareness for climate change. Inspired by the Fridays for Future movement, thousands of young people have been doing everything possible to bring about social change towards a sustainable ecological lifestyle.

Staff (2020-07-11). Climate Crisis: Fracking Pioneer Goes Bankrupt, Pipelines Get Big Legal Win. therealnews.com Fracking pioneer Chesapeake Energy goes bankrupt with industry-wide reverberations, and a trio of pipelines take legal hits as the industry scores a huge legal win.

news.un (2020-07-11). World Population Day: 'No time to waste' in empowering women. news.un.org The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere, "but it does not affect everyone equally", the UN chief said in his message for World Population Day, on Sunday.

Staff (2020-07-11). Global Electronic Waste Up 21 Percent in Five Years — Little of It Is Recycled. truthout.org Each year, the total amount of electric and electronic equipment the world uses In 2019 alone, the world generated 53.6 million tonnes of e-waste. That's about 7.3 kilograms per person and equivalent in weight to 350 cruise ships. Asia produced the lion's share [md…

Tracy Keeling (2020-07-10). As 50 more lions are killed by Brits, a disturbing new book shows how close they are to extinction. thecanary.co The Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting's (CBTH) Eduardo Gonàßalves has released a

WSWS Repost (2020-07-10). United Airlines threatens to axe 36,000 jobs. indybay.org In the interest of profit, United Airlines seems to be taking former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's infamous words to heart: "You never want a serious crisis to go to waste."

Julia Conley, staff writer (2020-07-10). Watchdog Accuses Trump's NOAA of 'Choosing Extinction' for Critically Threatened Right Whales by Hiding Scientific Evidence. commondreams.org As the North Atlantic right whale was placed on the International Union for Conservation of Nature's list of critically endangered species Thursday, environmental protection groups criticized the U.S. government of failing to enact common-sense fishing restrictions to protect the animals. | www.commondreams.org/sites/default/files/styles/cd_special_coverage/public/headline/thumbs/11179893704_503f974f21_o_1.jpg