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Climate Change: Saving Coral Reefs

By Jerri-Lynn Scofield, who has worked as a securities lawyer and a derivatives trader. She is currently writing a book about textile artisans. About half of the world’s coral reefs have disappeared since 1980. These ecosystems may collapse entirely as early as 2050 – absent significant progress in mitigating climate change, independently protecting reefs, or a combination of both. What’s killed the reefs? Coral reefs have been stressed in several ways: e.g.  habitat destruction – some caused...

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Links 6/16/19

Chief of Naval Operations lauds return to tradition of ‘false flag’ operations Duffelblog Target’s computer systems reportedly went down nationally, prompting long lines and confusion MarketWatch ‘Software engineering’ was a joke until the mission to the Moon made it the future Fast Company Hackers behind the world’s deadliest code are probing US power firms MIT Technology Review How to Plan a “Support for the Cuban People” Trip Conde Nast Traveler From Cuba to Greeneland: Graham Greene’s...

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US Poised to Approve Shipping LNG by Rail for Export With No New Safety Rules

By Justin Mikulka, a freelance writer, audio and video producer living in Trumansburg, NY. Originally published at DeSmog Blog On June 6, the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announced that the company Energy Transport Solutions LLC had applied for a special permit to transport liquefied natural gas (LNG) in unit trains 100 cars long and for the express purpose of moving LNG to export facilities. The notice in the Federal Register starts a comment period,...

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Links 6/15/19

Trump says his UK visit was the most fun Queen had in 25 years NY Post. Indeed. Darwin’s Finches Are In Danger Because a Parasite Is Changing Their Mating Song Vice (see the website of the Galapagos Conservation Trust for background and context: DARWIN’S FINCHES) A deadly deer disease is spreading. Could it strike people, too? WaPo Pope backs carbon pricing to stem global warming and appeals to deniers Reuters Dad of girl ‘excluded’ for ear piercing that ‘stops migraines’ glues himself to...

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Food Security: Largest Animal Epidemic in History Is Due to Industrial Farming

Jerri-Lynn here. This Real News Network interview with Rob Wallace of the Agroecology and Rural Economics Research Corps discusses what’s caused the current outbreak of African swine flu – the largest animal epidemic in history –  which is currently rampaging throughout China and other parts of Asia. Pork prices have shot up 40% globally. This epidemic is just one pressure on food prices; others include India’s drought and the US midwest floods (which Lambert has posted about here and here)....

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Economic Growth: A Short History of a Controversial Idea

By Gareth Dale, who teaches at Brunel University. He publishes occasionally in The Ecologist. This article includes passages from previously published texts, including ‘The tide is rising, don’t rock the boat!’ Economic growth and the legitimation of inequality (2018), Seventeenth century origins of the growth paradigm (2017), and The growth paradigm: A critique (2012). Originally published at openDemocracy The politics of economic growth are complex and contested as never before. In rich...

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Book Review: Chris Arnade’s “Dignity”

“When the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, ‘Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?'” —Matt 9:11 By Lambert Strether of Corrente Those who have followed Chris Arnade on Twitter or Flickr will be gratified that his new book, Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America has arrived. I bought it and it’s excellent. It’s also very well produced on heavy, glossy stock, as befits a work that is, at least in part, a photobook. From the back flap, Arnade’s bio: Chris...

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Grenfell Tower Fire: A (Non-)Progress Report

By Lambert Strether of Corrente Today, June 14, is the second anniversary of the GrenFell Tower fire in London, a public housing block where 72 people died in a conflagration where the proximate cause was inflammable cladding installed on the outside of the building during a remodelling, and the ultimate cause was Thatcherite deregulation and a neoliberal infestation in London’s Housing authority (see NC here). From a photo essay, also at NC, published in the immediate aftermath of the fire,...

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Links 6/14/19

Yes, Saturn’s Rings Are Awesome — NASA’s Cassini Showed Us Just HOW Awesome. Space.com ‘Giants Of The Monsoon Forest’ Explores The Lives Of Working Elephants In Asia NPR Empire of Meat The Baffler Rising methane: A new climate challenge Science Exxon, Saudis Bet on Plastics Growth in Giant Gulf Coast Plant Bloomberg Answering Questions About Nuclear Power Neurologica Blog (TP). Hundreds Of U.S. Flights Canceled As GPS-Based Aircraft Navigation System Fails Forbes. From last week, still...

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Michael Hudson: Trump’s Trade Threats are really Cold War 2.0

By Michael Hudson, a research professor of Economics at University of Missouri, Kansas City, and a research associate at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. His latest book is “and forgive them their debts”: Lending, Foreclosure and Redemption from Bronze Age Finance to the Jubilee Year. President Trump has threatened China’s President Xi that if they don’t meet and talk at the upcoming G20 meetings in Japan, June 29-30, the United States will not soften its tariff war and economic...

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