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Saving the salmon: why the Gitanyow are creating a new Indigenous Protected Area The Narwhal The humble shrub that’s predicting a terrible fire season Ars Technica Clam hunters’ supertool has California worried: ‘It might be too good’ Guardian Two die in Texas after Tesla ‘on auto-pilot with no one in driving seat’ crashes into tree and starts massive four-hour fire that took 32,000 GALLONS of water to extinguish Daily Mail Regulators Urge Peloton Tread+ Owners to Stop Using Treadmill ‘Immediately,’ and Peloton Is Pissed Gizmodo Pentagon to weed out extremists by banning Marine Corps Duffel Blog The Abiding Scandal of College Admissions Chronicle of Higher Education Eels on Cocaine London Review of Books NASA has selected SpaceX’s Starship as the lander to take astronauts to the moon MIT

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Saving the salmon: why the Gitanyow are creating a new Indigenous Protected Area The Narwhal

The humble shrub that’s predicting a terrible fire season Ars Technica

Clam hunters’ supertool has California worried: ‘It might be too good’ Guardian

Two die in Texas after Tesla ‘on auto-pilot with no one in driving seat’ crashes into tree and starts massive four-hour fire that took 32,000 GALLONS of water to extinguish Daily Mail

Regulators Urge Peloton Tread+ Owners to Stop Using Treadmill ‘Immediately,’ and Peloton Is Pissed Gizmodo

Pentagon to weed out extremists by banning Marine Corps Duffel Blog

The Abiding Scandal of College Admissions Chronicle of Higher Education

Eels on Cocaine London Review of Books

NASA has selected SpaceX’s Starship as the lander to take astronauts to the moon MIT Technology Review

Table Mountain fire: Historic buildings destroyed in Cape Town BBC

Severe weather this summer could cause another Texas power crisis AlterNet

The Best State Park in Every Single State Condé Nast Traveler

The fight to save India’s most elusive cat BBC

US backs Japan’s plan to release radioactive water from Fukushima despite pushback from South Korea, China, and Russia Business Insider

#COVID-19

Sir David Spiegelhalter: ‘Risk is a very loaded term’ FT

Lessons learned — and forgotten — from the horrific epidemics of the U.S. Civil War Stat

NY state adds new COVID vaccine rules for nursing homes as workers decline jab NY Post

In New York City, Big Tech Is Bailing Out Big Real Estate  Jacobin

The Shock and Reality of Catching Covid After Being Vaccinated Kaiser Health News

Coronavirus: Hong Kong bans travel from India, Pakistan, and the Philippines after second local case of mutant strain; city records 30 new infections South China Morning Post

New Record: 47 People On Flight Test Positive For Coronavirus One Mile at a Time (upstater). Hoisted from comments.

22 people on a train back from Kumbh found Covid positive at railway station in Ahmedabad The Print

Migrant workers have learnt their lesson from last year’s lockdown, but state governments have not Scroll

In Ghaziabad and Other Districts, Data on Ground Disproves UP’s ‘Zero COVID Deaths’ Claim The Wire

Interview: ‘Remdesivir doesn’t save lives – but desperate families demand that doctors prescribe it’ Scroll

Germany mourns 80,000 COVID dead in national service Deutsche Welle

EXCLUSIVE Canada’s Ontario to expand use of AstraZeneca COVID vaccine as epidemic rages Reuters

Exclusive: Washington pressured Brazil not to buy ‘malign’ Russian vaccine Brasil Wire

Biden Administration

Biden Inherits F.D.R.’s Supreme Court Problem New Yorker

Biden takes on Dems’ ‘Mission Impossible’: Revitalizing coal country Politico

White House: Changing Cuba Policy Is Not a Priority for Biden Antiwar

Sports Desk

European Super League: Premier League’s ‘big six’ agree to join new league BBC

Only someone who truly hates football can be behind a European super league Guardian (Basil Pesto). Jonathan Liew. Hoisted from comments.

Class Warfare

Divisive’: How Corporate Media Dismiss Ideas Unpopular With Elites FAIR

Democrat Opposed to the PRO Act Was Showered With Cash From Amazon Executives Truthout<

Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin to Headline Event for Anti-Union Group Fighting $15 Wage Jacobin

YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Senate Holdout Now Backs The PRO Act  Daily Poster David Sirota

Oakland Stadium Project Foes See Gentrification Behind New Development Capital & Main

Drugmakers Go on Trial Over Opioid Epidemic WSJ

Work-Permit Backlog for Immigrant Spouses Takes Toll on Professional Women WSJ

Black Injustice Tipping Point

George Floyd killing: protests flare as Americans await verdict in Chauvin trial Guardian

Waste Watch

The most (and least) repairable Apple products, ranked Wired

Maryland becomes latest state to pass organics diversion mandate Waste Dive

Hong Kong’s belated effort to curb plastic pollution must lead to action this time South China Morning Post

Julian Assange

WATCH: Worldwide Members of Parliament Back Assange Consortium News

New Cold War

Pure: Ten Points I Just Can’t Believe About the Official Skripal Narrative Craig Murray

Russia expels Czech diplomats over explosion row BBC

India

Reading about the 15 wildlife species profiled in this book might make us care for their future Scroll

India’s rupee tumbles as new Covid wave threatens recovery FT

China?

China-Iran pact boosts Pakistan’s trade hub dream Asia Times

Syraqistan

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s deadly serious colonial project Qantara

Myanmar

Myanmar shadow gov’t demands invite for ASEAN summit talks Al Jazeera

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Links 4/19/2021

See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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