Finally, a family tree of donkeys New York Times
Cradle-to-grave emissions from food loss and waste account for half of total greenhouse gas emissions from food systems Nature
Albania designates Europe’s last ‘wild river’ as national park Ekathimerini
Pentagon halts use of PFAS-containing firefighting foam as cleanup costs rise Maryland Matters
System restart Amy Westervelt, Orion Magazine. The Bridge: Addressing the climate crisis requires changing the power structure, not just the power source.
Officials Monitor Contaminated Water Leak at Monticello Nuclear Power Plant, Leak Contained KSTP. The leak was confirmed in November 2022 but only revealed to the public this week.
Regulators: nuclear power plant leak did not require public notice PA
Minnesota nuclear reactor seeks 20-year license extension Reuters. From March 10.
Covid-19 threat set to become flu-like this year, WHO says new scientist
Report says long COVID could impact economy and be ‘mass crippling event’ in Canada CityNewsToronto
Long COVID can cause brain fog and cognitive dysfunction, which can contribute to reading and writing errors. https://t.co/scWnqK688r
— Amanda Hu (@amandalhu) March 18, 2023
Bird flu cases set to rise as birds migrate in coming weeks new scientist
Uranium reported missing by IAEA in Libya ‘recovered’ AlJazeera
Syria and Russia to sign 40 investment deals after Assad’s visit Al Monitor
HOW IRAN WON THE AMERICAN WAR IN IRAQ The interception
China flexes its muscle on undersea internet cables across the South China Sea Data Center Dynamics
FT chart showing how the South China Sea is woven with undersea internet cables, carrying data not only within the region but also beyond. The dotted red line indicates China’s territorial claims on SCS. pic.twitter.com/ISxBJWwlmf
—Robert Ward (@RobertAlanWard) March 16, 2023
Important changes. Caixin notes that the Financial Stability and Development Committee, which is being absorbed into the new Central Financial Commission “has been constrained in carrying out its responsibilities, especially at the local level.”https://t.co/vFWhOXsxrB
— Michael Pettis (@michaelxpettis) March 17, 2023
The beautiful France
Emmanuel Macron: the weak autocrat brought to power by American interference Gilbert Doctorow
Did Emmanuel Macron break France? EU Policy
France BANs protests on the Champs-Élysées as fiery clashes erupt over Macron’s pension reform: Thousands march across the country to threaten the president since the wrath of yellow vests Daily Mail
New not so cold war
After the nuclear-capable B-52 flies near Russian airspace, British and German warplanes intercept a Russian plane over the Baltic WSWS
Regime change in Moscow ‘definitely’ the goal, says Joly, as Canada bans Russian steel and aluminum imports national post
IMF changes lending rules, paving way for billions for Ukraine Bloomberg
“Satisfied with the banderization of Ukraine” Bandera Lobby Blog
Backlash from sanctions on Russia should not lead to sanctions on everyone Alabama Moon
Chinese and Russian capitals connected for the first time on the New Silk Road Rail freight
Relations between Russia and Africa and the emergence of a new world order Russia in World Affairs (MT)
Blinken warns African nations that the Wagner Group puts them at risk Bloomberg
Mali receives warplanes from Russia, drones from Turkey The defense post
Turkish TAI TF-X fighter jet is on the runway for taxi tests Bulgarian military
Biden denies China-related payments to family members despite bank statements Washington Examiner
Millions could lose Medicaid starting in April MedPage today
Trump says he expects to be arrested next week in Stormy Daniels investigation Washington Examiner
Prepare for Manhattan DA’s Made-for-TV Trump Lawsuits: High Ratings, But Few Laws The hill
DeSanctimonious vs. DeLoser Cullen Art Notebook
Imperial Collapse Watch
US MEDIA IRAQ WAR PRESSERS 20 YEARS LATER: WHERE ARE THEY NOW? RICH AND INFLUENTIAL. The real news network
Americans don’t care about Iraqi deaths. They don’t even care about their own. The interception. The American elite.
An emergency for emergency medicine? Inside medicine
Wyoming becomes the first US state to ban the use of abortion pills The Guardian
Learning from Silicon Valley Bank apologists Cory Doctorow, Pluralist (LS). Original title in URL: Mon Dieu Les Guillotines.
Oops. How the FDIC Guaranteed SVB Financial Group Deposits Credit reports
Silicon Valley Bank’s UK arm is handing out £15m in bonuses days after the £1 bailout. Between £15m and £20m in bonuses were paid out to SVB UK staff this week after they were signed by the bank’s new owner HSBC, Sky News learns. https://t.co/veb07fWun4 pic.twitter.com/xsNTgex1I4
— Politico Digital UK (@PoliDigitalUK) March 18, 2023
BlackRock’s Hildebrand Reportedly Participated in UBS, Credit Suisse Talks Reuters
Charles Schwab CEO and other insiders scoop up nearly $7 million in stock amid massive sell-off Market watch
US bank failures prompt rush to hedge rates International Funding Review
Fed to stay the course with 25 basis point rate hike on March 22 (Reuters poll) Reuters
US Fed considers pause in rate hikes as SVB fallout disrupts markets Bloomberg
This Week in Pieces: Bitcoin, Ethereum Post Mega Rallies After Banking Intervention Decrypt
South Norfolk chemical bomb
Pro-Moscow voices tried to shape debate over Ohio train disaster PA. Of course.
2/ attract new employees. However, this is not a lasting solution as many seasoned workers are leaving the industry, a situation that has been predicted for years due to the issues highlighted by RWU.
— Railroad Workers United ✊ (@railroadworkers) March 17, 2023
His parents are dead. Then Amazon fired him for requesting time off, worker lawsuit claims Los Angeles Times
Health official tasked with setting salaries for Las Vegas nurses KOLO
Visa, MasterCard $5.6 billion settlement with retailers confirmed Reuters. Fixing costs.
Wealthy executives make millions by trading competitors’ stocks with remarkable timing ProPublica
State agency alleges eight minors illegally employed by Minnesota meat packer, seeks court injunction The rostrum of stars
Minnesota becomes fourth state to offer universal free school meals Duluth Newsstand
It’s a new day at the United Auto Workers Working Notes
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