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A Time For Transformative Partnerships 26.10.2020 WRI Stories
A Time For Transformative Partnerships
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COVID-19 Panic Mongering―Faulty Math and Shoddy Science 22.10.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
With mounting evidence and increasing certainty, a growing number of independent scientists , investigators and now lawyers have begun to deconstruct and critique the “official story” on the origins, nature, dangers, prevention and treatment of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “official story,” dogmatically upheld by the Chinese government and military, Big Pharma, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the mass media and the tech giants is that the SARS-CoV-2 virus emerged “naturally” from nature and then inexplicably jumped the species barrier from bats into humans, precipitating the most serious and deadly epidemic since the Spanish Flu one hundred years ago, which killed up to 50 million people, one third of the world’s population at the ...
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State police release dashcam video in fatal struggle over gun during Harvey stop 12.10.2020 Chicago Tribune: Popular
Dashcam video taken during a fatal traffic stop in Harvey last week was released by Illinois State Police on Sunday.
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Did Donald Trump Record His Latest Twitter Video in Front of a Green Screen? 9.10.2020 Mother Jones
I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time today staring at this video of Donald Trump pretending that nobody knows he’s 74 years old. Never mind the totally insane content of the video—we at Mother Jones are obsessed with whether this was filmed before a green screen. What to make of the trees in the back […]
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Genetic Engineering, Bioweapons, Junk Food and Chronic Disease: Hidden Drivers of COVID-19 1.10.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
The shocking truth is starting to come out about the real origins of COVID-19 .  But more shocking still is the way that this disease has shone a light on the fragility of our food system, the lack of transparency in our regulatory and scientific communities and the terrifying vulnerabilities of our bodies, worn down by lifetimes of junk food and exposure to toxic chemicals. A growing body of legal and scientific evidence  now points to the fact that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was collected from bats (as well as from the bodies of miners sicken by a SARS virus in 2012), and then genetically engineered and manipulated in a lab, before it was released (accidentally, we hope) from a Chinese, military-controlled, U.S.-funded, World Health Organization-monitored laboratory in Wuhan, China. COVID-19 is the tragic, but unfortunately predictable, consequence of an ongoing global biological arms race that has gone on for decades. This arms race, accelerated by modern genetic engineering techniques, involves hunting ...
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Californians not sold on treating Uber, Lyft drivers as independent contractors, new poll shows 23.9.2020 LA Times: Business

A new poll found 39% of likely voters support Proposition 22, compared with 36% who oppose the measure that would allow app-based companies to treat their workers as independent contractors, exempting them from employment law AB 5.

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Midwest Row Crop Collaborative 18.9.2020 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Midwest Row Crop Collaborative cecily martine… Thu, 09/17/2020 - 13:15 The Midwest Row Crop Collaborative is an innovative partnership aligned to drive positive environmental change in the upper Mississippi River Basin. Comprised of leading businesses and nonprofits that span the full food and agriculture value chain, the Collaborative works to catalyze systems change solutions through diverse public & private sector partnerships and projects. Members collaborate by tackling systemic barriers to adoption of good farming practices, developing and implementing cutting-edge pilot projects that substantiate the water, air and soil benefits of sustainable agricultural practices and pave the way for broader change in the agricultural ...
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New Location, New Perspectives: Hearing from African Voices in the Restoration Movement 11.9.2020 WRI Stories
New Location, New Perspectives: Hearing from African Voices in the Restoration Movement Comments|Add Comment|PrintAt Sokomani's nursery, workers grow native plants like spekboom. Photo: Siyabulela Sokomani Siyabulela “Siya” Sokomani, a young entrepreneur from South Africa, runs a commercial nursery that grows thousands of native saplings every year. By nurturing those trees, he is restoring degraded land and fighting climate change in his community’s township in Cape Town. He’s one of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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This Black Lives Matter Activist Is Running for Congress. Can She Bring Down a 20-Year Incumbent? 31.7.2020 Mother Jones
Cori Bush smells tear gas when there isn’t any. Loud noises frighten her, reminders of police brandishing sniper rifles, firing rubber bullets, and revving the engines of armored vehicles. When the video of Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on George Floyd’s neck began to circulate, Bush’s reaction was instinctual: “Don’t look at it.” She […]
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Global Warming. Inequality. COVID-19. And Al Gore Is…Optimistic? 13.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Wired and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. Before he was the guy with the climate change PowerPoint presentation, before he lost the US presidency by a nose (and a Supreme Court decision), Al Gore had a reputation for pitching ambitious policy solutions to the knottiest societal problems. From the Senate […]
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COVID-19 pandemic hits Chicago media hard. ‘There’s never been a more challenging time for newsrooms.' 11.7.2020 Chicago Tribune: Business
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on Chicago media across the board, accelerating ad revenue declines and precipitating everything from furloughs and layoffs to shutting down operations. At the same time, the pandemic has boosted audiences and accelerated innovation, including a shift to digital-only platforms and in some cases, nonprofit business models
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Democratic Leaders Want to Know Why Facebook’s New Oversight Board Won’t Deal With Climate Lies 7.7.2020 Mother Jones
Eighteen months ago, in a belated response to criticism of how Facebook polices content, the company announced it would create an Oversight Board to weigh in on dangerous misinformation campaigns that have overtaken the platform. The new Oversight Board, appointed in May, pledged to “focus on the most challenging content issues for Facebook, including in […]
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How a PG&E Contractor With a Sketchy Past Made Millions After California’s Deadliest Fire 4.7.2020 Mother Jones
This story was published originally by ProPublica, a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up for ProPublica’s Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox as soon as they are published. It was a last-ditch effort to save a scofflaw business. For years, the owners of Bay Area Concrete […]
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Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni 29.6.2020 GreenBiz.com
Where are they now? Catch up with 30 Under 30 alumni Heather Clancy Mon, 06/29/2020 - 02:30 June 22 marked the publication of the fifth annual GreenBiz 30 Under 30 , our report celebrating rising young professionals in the field of corporate sustainability.  What’s up in the worlds of the 120 alumni from past lists? We reached out this spring to check in, asking those inclined to weigh in on how current events have changed their world views. We asked them to consider two questions: With the world turned upside down, what is your focus at work? Do you think the COVID-19 crisis marks a turning point for the sustainability movement?  Following are some of their responses, lightly edited, representing perspective from all four past cohorts. We did not specifically ask the alumni to consider the broader question of systemic racism, as our outreach was completed prior to the national protests triggered by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. But look for future updates and essays on this topic, such as ...
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Trump Is Using the Pandemic to Undo Environmental Rules. It’s Hurting Black Americans. 10.6.2020 Mother Jones
Under the cover of the pandemic, the Trump administration has been hard at work dismantling the rules that protect public health. He has reversed standards for clean cars and mercury emissions from coal plants. He’s suspended rigorous environmental reviews required by the Endangered Species Act and National Environmental Policy Act to expedite approval of highways […]
A Sustainable Ocean Economy for 2050: Approximating its Benefits and Costs 8.6.2020 WRI Stories
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Are We Creating Pandemic Viruses Simply to Generate Research Funds? An Interview with Dr. Jonathan Latham. 30.5.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines

In an interview conducted on May 8, 2020, Pat Thomas and Dr. Jonathan Latham discussed the possible origins of COVID-19, the lack of security in labs conducting research on viruses, and the question of whether this type of research is even necessary or productive. Latham is co-founder and executive director of the Bioscience Resource Project and editor of Independent Science News. He holds a master's degree in Crop Genetics and a Ph.D in Virology.

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More Pandemics in Our Future, Unless We Shut Down Gain-of-Function Research: An Interview with André Leu 30.5.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
In an interview conducted on May 20, 2020, Pat Thomas and André Leu discussed the possible origins of COVID-19. Leu is international director of Regeneration International . He is also author of several peer-reviewed papers and books. His latest book  is “Poisoning our Children.”   PT: Hey everyone, wherever you're turning in from today. You are very welcome here on Facebook live with the Organic Consumers Association . We are continuing our exploration of the coronavirus, and its origins, and looking at some of the evidence that the mainstream media seems too often to want to downplay. I'm Pat Thomas and with me today is André Leu. André is the international director of Regeneration International , he's a longtime organic farmer in Australia, he's a former president of IFOAM Organics International and author of the books " Poisoning Our Children " and "The Myths of Safe Pesticides." "The Myths of Safe Pesticides." André, ...
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Pandemic Reporting—Is the Media Getting It Wrong? 30.5.2020 Organic Consumers Association News Headlines
In an interview conducted on May 21, 2020, Pat Thomas and Sam Husseini discuss the mainstream media’s coverage of the COVID-19 crisis, including the reluctance to explore all reasonable possibilities. Husseini is a writer, journalist and communications director at The Institute for Public Accuracy .   PT: Welcome back everyone. We’re live on Facebook here at the Organic Consumers Association . I'm Pat Thomas. I'm still talking about the coronavirus, but today, from a slightly different perspective. We spent some time over the last couple of weeks looking at the origins of the coronavirus. Several of the scientists we've spoken to have expressed frustration with the reluctance of mainstream media to delve more deeply into credible possibilities, such an as an overspill from a lab.   It's a frustration that a lot of us share, which is why today we are asking: Is the media getting its response wrong? And when you start looking into that question, it becomes quickly apparent that it is every bit as complex ...
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Mount St. Helens Is Going Green Again 25.5.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in Atlas Obscura and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The most explosive volcanic eruptions are striking not just for their vivid pyrotechnic displays, or for the huge clouds of ash they spew into the air. Often, the aftermath is just as jarring—the miles upon miles of ash […]
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