Voices, The Peoples News No. 2021-09-03

Krolevets’ Voices, The Peoples News

darn September 3, 2021
Published by Jedi Selman Since March 2000 To Inform and Educate
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# Indigenous

Decades-old water pollution ravaged the health of two Ontario First Nations. Elders are still fighting for justice. Contaminated water in the English-Wabigoon river system has impacted the people of Grassy Narrows and Wabauskang First Nations for generations.



Indigenous and local communities are key for nature conservation. It’s highly advisable for indigenous leaders to be part of conservation efforts, with support from outside such as policies that recognize their knowledge systems and values. Approaches that affirm local rights are most likely to be successful in the long-term, while exclusive ones are no longer justifiable.



Federal judge allows lithium mining on Native massacre site at Thacker Pass. The decision could shape the way electric vehicles are powered.



# Border / Immigration

Levee or wall?: Half a mile from the Rio Grande in Mission, construction crews have been assembling 15-foot concrete panels with 6-foot steel bollards. The federal government says the project will upgrade the levee system that protects the Rio Grande Valley from flooding, but immigrant advocates say the concrete and steel structure is clearly a border wall.



US expects to admit more than 50,000 evacuated Afghans. Tens of thousands of Afghans have already made it through security vetting and arrived in the U.S. to begin the process of resettlement. Exactly how many more will come and how long it will take remain open questions, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said as he outlined the effort.



# CoronaVirus

EMA Reviewing Cases Of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome After Pfizer COVID Shot. Europe’s medicines regulator said on Friday it was reviewing cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome after inoculation with

COVID-19 vaccines, following a report of a similar case with Pfizer/BioNTech’s shot.



Will Cain: FDA officials resigning over vaccine pressures a ‘red alert’



What is the C.1.2 coronavirus variant, and should we be worried? The new

C.1.2 variant may not be as dangerous as you think. Should you worry about the new C.1.2 variant, which was discovered in South Africa?



# Economy / Trade

Trump PAC Splurging $37k Rent a Month at Trump Tower: The Washington Post reports that the PAC was previously paying $3,000 a month to rent a lobby kiosk too.



# Education / Schools

Lawmakers have sent Gov. Greg Abbott a reworked version of the GOP’s so-called “critical race theory” bill, which aims to restrict how race and history are taught in schools. Teachers could not be forced to discuss current controversial topics in the classroom, but if they do, they must not show any political bias https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2021/09/02/texas-race-history-schools/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nYp60_plsmXY4YyEMrrdc0hWJH-1tuWBJwUQj_bDj-EW0n82Wj7AV2hwQElXgoEE314u$


Texas schools are using technology to watch students’ email, web history and social media posts in what they say is an effort to protect them, often without their knowledge or consent.



# Employment / Labor

35 Million People Are Set to Lose Unemployment Benefits on Labor Day.

Neither Congress nor the Biden administration seem prepared to do anything about it.



# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals The flooding in New York City, the high winds in New Orleans, and the winter Freeze in Texas usher in a new reality for the electric industry, showing how outdated its infrastructure has become and how it has to expect the unexpected.



This wildly reinvented wind turbine generates five times more energy than its competitors. It could power up to 100,000 households.



Ida’s aftermath shows the risks of petrochemical production in a hurricane zone A Shell refinery in the heart of “Cancer Alley” has been polluting excessively since the storm passed.



How sea-level rise is making hurricanes like Ida more destructive. The Gulf Coast has some of the highest sea-level rise in the country, in part due to climate change.



# Environment / Climate / Interior

Overlapping disasters expose harsh climate reality: The US is not ready.

The deadly flooding in the Northeast, on the heels of destruction from Louisiana to California, shows the limits of adapting to climate change.



Feds responding to reports of oil, chemical spills after Ida. Federal and state agencies say they are responding to reports of oil and chemical spills resulting from Hurricane Ida https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://apnews.com/article/business-environment-and-nature-oil-spills-b86c00b79c13613e08255384c27008d8__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nYp60_plsmXY4YyEMrrdc0hWJH-1tuWBJwUQj_bDj-EW0n82Wj7AV2hwQElXgoD3SbhI$


There is no climate solution without China and America, says Li Shuo.

China and the United States account for nearly half the world’s carbon dioxide emissions from energy https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://news.mongabay.com/2021/09/there-is-no-climate-solution-without-china-and-america-says-li-shuo/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nYp60_plsmXY4YyEMrrdc0hWJH-1tuWBJwUQj_bDj-EW0n82Wj7AV2hwQElXghjycr0M$


This yellow floatie can churn the power of the sea into electricity. One day, ships and buoys could get their energy from the waters themselves.



EPA might water down its cleanup standards for Seattle’s only river. It isn’t easy to undo a century of industrial pollution – or even agree on how to do it.



# Food / GMOs / Chemicals / Other

Desertification is turning the Earth barren – but a solution is still within reach. The expansion of drylands is leaving entire countries facing famine. It’s time to change the way we think about agriculture.



# Global Politics and other news

New Zealand Cops Kill ISIS Fan Who Stabbed Six Shoppers. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said “a violent extremist undertook a terrorist attack” that left some victims critically injured.



Taliban spokesperson warns US not to interfere with their culture, treatment of women ‘There will be no issue about the women’s rights’



# Gov / Politics

Hiding from the Taliban in Kabul, caught in the crossfire. Sacramento children trapped in Afghanistan. Ages 6, 8 and 9, and two San Juan Unified students, ages 9 and 15.



Why I Won’t Support Spending Another $3.5 Trillion. Amid inflation, debt and the inevitability of future crises, Congress needs to take a strategic pause.



Biden’s purely political Afghanistan timeline got Americans killed. When President Joe Biden took office, the United States had an agreement with the Taliban to remove all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by May 1. It was contingent on the Taliban negotiating with the government in Kabul.

Biden announced he was altering the deal.



# Legal / Judicial / DOJ

A Man Pleads Guilty In Islamic State Beheadings Of U.S. Hostages https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.npr.org/2021/09/02/1033841860/islamic-state-james-foley-beheadings-guilty-plea-alexanda-kotey__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nYp60_plsmXY4YyEMrrdc0hWJH-1tuWBJwUQj_bDj-EW0n82Wj7AV2hwQElXgnoB2iFC$


# Medical / Health

Why We Should All Be Horrified by Texas’ Abortion Ban. No one is taking this unthinkable law as seriously as they should.



Texas Antiabortion Groups Already Getting Tip-Offs: One of the antiabortion groups that helped to pass the radical law has set up a site for people to rat out anyone and stay anonymous.



A Cancer-Quashing Microbe Emerges from the Deep. A species of marine bacteria shows promise for curing a nasty brain cancer.



# Other News

Biden signs executive order calling for declassification review of 9/11 documents https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.politico.com/news/2021/09/03/9-11-documents-declassification-509468__;!!On18fmf1aQ!nYp60_plsmXY4YyEMrrdc0hWJH-1tuWBJwUQj_bDj-EW0n82Wj7AV2hwQElXgqGP3q24$


# Social

Eviction moratorium? Landlords continue to find ways to kick renters out during the pandemic. Millions of renters in the U.S. lost a key protection keeping them in their homes on Aug. 26, 2021, with a Supreme Court ruling ending a national moratorium on eviction.


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