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Mohyliv-Podil’s’kyy February 27, 2022
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Checkerboarded land ownership poses challenge to redistricting. An 1887 federal law to assimilate Native Americans has had a lasting impact as tribes push for more political power.
# Indigenous / Global
A Saskatchewan Métis community wants to save its land. Dealing with government? ‘Like talking to a wall’: The historic fur-trading community of Île-à-la-Crosse wants to create an Indigenous protected area named Sakitawak to protect the region’s forests, ways of life and vast carbon stores. https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thenarwhal.ca/saskatchewan-sakitawak-ipca/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ifxVgINxljyFOnM0bxNXO_II_B0cByRNSNCV7LJE6Qnq7W8R1dFIluISPQMZwSDWjqLk$
Largest ever human family tree: 27 million ancestors: Researchers have taken a major step towards mapping the entirety of genetic relationships among humans: a single genealogy that traces the ancestry of all of us.
# Border / Immigration
Members of the Texas Air National Guard had few nice things to say about their deployment for Gov. Greg Abbott’s Texas-Mexico border mission, Operation Lone Star, in a January survey obtained by The Texas Tribune and Military Times.
# Covid / Pandemics
Biden Extends US National Emergency Over COVID-19: “There remains a need to continue this national emergency. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to cause significant risk to the public health and safety of the nation.”
# Education / Schools
Virginia wanted to report fewer kids to police. Now it’s reversed course. The commonwealth’s schools refer a higher rate of students to law enforcement than in any other state, a Public Integrity investigation found. Virginia’s effort to curtail that abruptly came to an end this week.
School segregation. In one of the most segregated states for Black students, suburban districts are resisting integration.
Teaching about race. New polling finds wide opposition to Republicans’
push to ban teaching about the country’s history of racism, with a majority saying schools should be teaching more about it.
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemical Biden administration suspends right of way for Alaska mining road advanced by Trump officials. Why it matters: “The Interior Department is asking the court to remand the right-of-way decision to the agency to correct the significant deficiencies we have identified in the underlying analyses,” the department said in an emailed statement.
US supreme court rejects Dakota Access pipeline appeal. The US supreme court has rejected a case by the Dakota Access oil pipeline operator to avoid a legally mandated environmental review https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/feb/22/us-supreme-court-dakota-access-pipeline__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ifxVgINxljyFOnM0bxNXO_II_B0cByRNSNCV7LJE6Qnq7W8R1dFIluISPQMZwZz9hQE1$
# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Chemicals / Global Could Russian sanctions hobble U.S. clean energy push? Russia is a major producer of copper, nickel and other minerals vital for the energy transition.
Germany halts Nord Stream 2 in response to Russia. After Russia ordered its military into Ukraine, Chancellor Olaf Scholz suspended a natural gas pipeline connecting Germany to Russia.
How the Ukraine Conflict Looms as a Turning Point in Russia’s Uneasy Energy Relationship with the European Union. Putin’s threats galvanize sentiment in Europe to end dependence on Russian natural gas, with the Nord Stream 2 pipeline the first potential sacrifice.
Russia, Ukraine and the coming energy shock. Beyond the violence of the Ukraine invasion, Russia is poised to upend the global energy market.
A secretive Belgian tycoon is a key investor in a major new gold refinery in Brazil’s Amazon. Tesla, Amazon, Dell, and Starbucks have likely purchased gold from the scandal-ridden family business of Sylvain Goetz, who’s been convicted of fraud.
# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Dave Dickey: Saving bumblebees in the U.S. is a slough. The little critters are being absolutely obliterated by Big Ag pesticides from companies including Bayer AG and Syngenta.
The surprising biodiversity hidden in the world’s fragile mangrove forests. New research finds mangroves host thousands of unique insect species — and these trees are more vulnerable than previously understood.
Ocean plastic is bad, but soil plastic pollution may be worse. The rise of plasticulture threatens the soil and human health. A new U.N. report spells out what’s needed to end it.
The one group of people Americans actually trust on climate science.
Local meteorologists are better positioned than anyone else to talk their communities through the facts about climate change.
The Supreme Court case that could gut the EPA’s power to fight climate change. Nothing is at stake in West Virginia v. EPA, yet somehow everything is at stake.
Republicans respond to world-historical drought by propping up fossil fuels. Climate change is ravaging the American West. Lawmakers in those states, meanwhile, want to punish any bank that pulls money from the fossil fuel companies contributing to that climate change.
# Environment / Climate / Global
Ukraine, war and our world: It is hard to think about the environment when lives are being torn asunder by war https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.ehn.org/ukraine-war-and-our-world-2656790104.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ifxVgINxljyFOnM0bxNXO_II_B0cByRNSNCV7LJE6Qnq7W8R1dFIluISPQMZwXKvYpfB$
Russian conflict in Ukraine is reshaping the climate debate https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://globalonlinemony.com/russian-conflict-in-ukraine-is-reshaping-the-climate-debate/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ifxVgINxljyFOnM0bxNXO_II_B0cByRNSNCV7LJE6Qnq7W8R1dFIluISPQMZwQ5v2CEm$
Antarctica and Greenland’s polar ice shelves are melting from below: The largest ice masses on the planet contain so much water that they’re increasing sea levels around the globe as temperatures rise. Satellites can see these drastic changes from space.
# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals / Other Can genetic engineering make meat sustainable? Climate-friendly sheep and salmon that eat less yet grow faster. Researchers are using genetic engineering to design animals for the livestock farming of the future.
# General Information / Other News
Are microbes the future of recycling? It’s complicated. An enzyme-based recycling technology is poised to go commercial, but questions about cost and scalability linger.
# Global Politics
Russian parliament grants Putin right to deploy military abroad. After discussing the situation in Donbass, the Senate has authorized the president’s request https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.rt.com/russia/550276-putin-military-use-abroad/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ifxVgINxljyFOnM0bxNXO_II_B0cByRNSNCV7LJE6Qnq7W8R1dFIluISPQMZwd24BjhG$
Is war with Ukraine just the beginning of Vladimir Putin’s master plan?
| 60 Minutes Australia
Ukraine Invasion Is the Beginning of the End for Putin. Vladimir Putin’s attack on Ukraine will result in the downfall of him and his friends.
# Gov / Politics
Col. Macgregor: Biden refused to acknowledge what’s important to Putin, now he has to watch the invasion –Macgregor says he’s very concerned that Biden didn’t take Putin seriously https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.foxnews.com/media/col-macgregor-biden-refused-to-acknowledge-whats-important-to-putin__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ifxVgINxljyFOnM0bxNXO_II_B0cByRNSNCV7LJE6Qnq7W8R1dFIluISPQMZwT2MGMfS$
White House Announces Sanctions on Ukraine’s Contested Areas After Putin Recognizes Them as Independent, US says more measures to come https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.rferl.org/a/russia-ukraine-western-reaction-putin-united-nations/31715724.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ifxVgINxljyFOnM0bxNXO_II_B0cByRNSNCV7LJE6Qnq7W8R1dFIluISPQMZwQC0XDma$
Biden orders troops to countries bordering Russia. The US is shifting forces from elsewhere in Europe to Baltic states to bolster NATO defenses https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://thehill.com/policy/defense/595364-biden-orders-more-us-troops-to-eastern-europe-amid-russia-ukraine-tensions__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ifxVgINxljyFOnM0bxNXO_II_B0cByRNSNCV7LJE6Qnq7W8R1dFIluISPQMZwQYv2Lqf$
Biden Orders 7,000 Troops to Europe, Sanctions Russia but Holds Back SWIFT https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.airforcemag.com/biden-orders-7000-troops-to-europe-sanctions-russia-but-holds-back-swift/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ifxVgINxljyFOnM0bxNXO_II_B0cByRNSNCV7LJE6Qnq7W8R1dFIluISPQMZwQlC54MW$
Capitol fence to be reinstalled ahead of Biden’s State of the Union address on March 1.
Security officials will reinstall fencing around the Capitol next week ahead of Joe Biden’s State of the Union address.
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The last 24 hours since Russia invaded Ukraine:
* President Joe Biden announced more economic sanctions on Russia, while falling short of some measures Ukrainian authorities had hoped for.
“Putin is the aggressor. Putin chose this war. And now he and his country will bear the consequences,” Biden said on Thursday afternoon.
* Russians are protesting the invasion of Ukraine despite harsh crackdowns on dissent. Thousands Of Russians, Including Celebrities, Are Risking Being Arrested To Protest Putin’s Invasion Of Ukraine.
* “Russian warship, go fuck yourself”: These guards on a Ukrainian island refused to surrender before being killed by Putins’ troops.
# Law Enforcement
Nine Austin cops are accused of shooting and injuring one woman during the 2020 protests against police brutality. Indictments released Tuesday accuse 19 officers of using deadly weapons to injure 11 demonstrators during protests against racial injustice and police violence two years ago.
# Legal / DOJ
Court fees and fines. How court debt widens the racial wealth gap. We examine how standardized legal fines and fees for low-level charges induce disparate treatment and result in disparate impact.
The men who murdered Ahmaud Arbery have been found guilty of hate crimes. Travis McMichael, his father, Gregory McMichael, and their neighbor William Bryan were already convicted of felony murder in Georgia state court in November 2021 for killing Ahmaud Arbery. They were sentenced to life in prison.
Brigham Young University bans LGBTQ students from dating, so people made out on campus in protest. “It makes you feel hopeless and envious, which I hate. I hate that I feel envious when I see straight people at my university.”
USPS finalizes plan to purchase mostly gas-powered delivery fleet, defying Biden and EPA climate and safety concerns. The Postal Service will spend up to $11.3 billion on a fleet of 90-percent gasoline-powered trucks and 10-percent electric trucks.
# Medical / Health Care
Why is cancer-linked benzene in so many personal care products? Dozens of different spray products, deodorants, shampoos, sunscreens, athlete’s foot treatments, have been recalled in recent months due to contamination with the cancer-causing chemical benzene.
# Military / Global
Russian troops have entered Kyiv, putting Ukraine’s democratically-elected government in the crosshairs. “Last time our capital experienced anything like this was in 1941 when it was attacked by Nazi Germany.”
Putin Declares ‘Special Military Operation’ in Ukraine, Explosions Reported in Multiple Ukrainian Cities https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/23/europe/russia-ukraine-putin-military-operation-donbas-intl-hnk/index.html__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ifxVgINxljyFOnM0bxNXO_II_B0cByRNSNCV7LJE6Qnq7W8R1dFIluISPQMZwY3wGqDJ$
Putin Authorizes Special Operation in Donbass https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russias-putin-authorises-military-operations-donbass-domestic-media-2022-02-24/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!ifxVgINxljyFOnM0bxNXO_II_B0cByRNSNCV7LJE6Qnq7W8R1dFIluISPQMZweWnwFw0$
Donbass republics ask Putin for military help. The newly recognized Donetsk and Lugansk republics want Moscow to help them “repel the Ukrainian regime’s military aggression”
Russia just seized Chernobyl. Here’s why it matters: “A nuclear reactor is a vulnerable source of energy because it relies on peace and stability.”
Ukraine Admits It’s ‘Impossible’ to Say if Chernobyl Is Safe: “All Chernobyl facilities” are now under Russian control after clashes at the site, according to Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
The Moon could soon have a space junk problem. On 4 March, a discarded rocket booster will slam into Hertzsprung Crater on the far side of the Moon—humanity’s first known piece of litter to unintentionally reach the lunar surface. Skywatchers originally thought the booster was part of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launched in 2015. But now they say it is part of a Chinese Long March 3C rocket that blasted off in 2014.
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