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Bill McKibben and Elizabeth Kolbert on the U.N. Extinction Report New Yorker Climate Activists Win Necessity Defense Case in London Climate Liability News Corporations are funding health and nutrition research – here’s why you should be worried The Conversation A Bid to Maintain One of the World’s Oldest Culinary Traditions NYT Tiger farms in Laos fuel demand for tiger parts on the black market WaPo Procrastination Quartz A war is brewing over lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley LA Times (Carla) Germany Open Its First eHighway System for Trucks Interesting engineering (chuck l) ‘World’s fastest bullet train’ starts test runs in Japan Nikkei Asian Review How weeds help fight climate change BBC Why the moon’s south pole may be the hottest destination in space National Geographic

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Bill McKibben and Elizabeth Kolbert on the U.N. Extinction Report New Yorker

Climate Activists Win Necessity Defense Case in London Climate Liability News

Corporations are funding health and nutrition research – here’s why you should be worried The Conversation

A Bid to Maintain One of the World’s Oldest Culinary Traditions NYT

Tiger farms in Laos fuel demand for tiger parts on the black market WaPo

Procrastination Quartz

A war is brewing over lithium mining at the edge of Death Valley LA Times (Carla)

Germany Open Its First eHighway System for Trucks Interesting engineering (chuck l)

‘World’s fastest bullet train’ starts test runs in Japan Nikkei Asian Review

How weeds help fight climate change BBC

Why the moon’s south pole may be the hottest destination in space National Geographic

Waste Watch

Scrap Collector: U.S. abstains from supporting Basel Convention plastics proposal Waste Dive

Scotland introduces 20p deposit on all cans and bottles TreeHugger

Here’s Why Airplane Boarding Got So Ridiculous New York magazine

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

Big Tech Lobbying Gutted a Bill That Would Ban Recording You Without Consent Motherboard

Chelsea Manning Probably Won’t Be Out of Jail for Long Vice

Porsche, Fiat face multimillion-dollar payouts in separate diesel scandals Ars Technica

Class Warfare

L.A. Drivers Strike Against Uber and Lyft New Yorker

Uber stumbles in trading debut CNBC

To Fund African Development, Curb the Looting of African Wealth Foreign Policy in Focus

Health Care

The Hospital Under Medicare for All Jacobin

These are the places in the US most likely to get hit by a measles outbreak Business Insider

How Insys undermined an FDA effort to protect the public from dangerous opioids Stat

WHO warns Ebola could spread elsewhere if attacks don’t stop AP

2020

Rudy Giuliani Plans Ukraine Trip to Push for Inquiries That Could Help Trump NYT

Trump: Biden 2020 reminds me of Trump 2016 Politico

Here’s How The Democrats Will Limit The Debate Field If Too Many People Qualify FiveThirtyEight

Trump’s new nickname for Pete Buttigieg: ‘Alfred E. Neuman’ Politico

GND

A Green New Deal Must Prioritize Regenerative Agriculture TruthOut

Boeing 737 MAX

Boeing to support MAX simulator training: financial analyst Leeham News

Boeing altered key switches in 737 MAX cockpit, limiting ability to shut off MCAS Seattle Times

India

Narendra Modi’s performance on the Indian economy – five key policies assessed The Conversation

Jet Airways crisis: Etihad Airways submits binding bid; State Bank of India says it has received two unsolicited bids Firstpost

A week after Cyclone Fani battered Odisha, survivors reel under shortages of food, water and power Scroll

India orders anti-trust probe of Google for alleged Android abuse Economic Times

Erdoğan’s Civil Coup Jacobin

Syraqistan

‘Pity America, because of this crazy Trump!’ Here’s what Iran’s man in Iraq would say to Mike Pompeo Independent. Robert Fisk.

‘Unreliable’: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards rejects talks with US Al Jazeera

Europe doesn’t have the power to be much more than a spectator in the escalating US-Iran conflict Independent. Patrick Cockburn.

China?

PEPE ESCOBAR: The Eagle, the Bear and the Dragon Consortium News

The New Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan review – the present and future of the world Guardian

US-China relations near new low amid trade battle AP

China’s Vice-Premier Liu He says ‘small setbacks’ will not derail trade war talks SCMP

Venezuela

Silicon Valley Giants Collaborate With The US Government On Caitlin Johnstone

Trump Transition

Trump Nominates ‘Embodiment of the Military-Industrial Complex’ Patrick Shanahan to Lead Pentagon Common Dreams

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