Voices, The Peoples News No. 2023-05-19

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# Indigenous
For Atlantic Canada, Fishing Season Brings Yet More Violence: East Coast fishers have weathered arson, gunshots, and harassment. Conflict and turmoil will likely continue until the Canadian government addresses Indigenous rights head-on.
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# Animals / Pets / Alerts / Food Recalls In Chile, an Unknown Coastal Chinchilla: Whether a new subspecies, a species, or just a new population, these coastal chinchillas act in ways scientists have never seen before. The scientists were shocked. The skull belonged to a long-tailed chinchilla, a species typically found deep within the Chilean Andes Mountains. As far as scientists knew, chinchillas had never inhabited the coast.
See also: Chinchilla wild Stock Photos and Images https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo/chinchilla-wild.html?sortBy=relevant__;!!On18fmf1aQ!zFS-qgi1Qn2WHfXIxOzpyyXp0oM9naty3E5BUA0hID3TI5mRqDs_mwzuYrJL8hj3zv2PnYuVf7QvBP0cn9hxsuQCnjQpFSp-$

# Border / Immigration / Migrants
Illegal border crossings in first 4 months of year greater than populations of 6 states: The number of people illegally entering the U.S. solely through the southern border in the first four months of this year is greater than the population of Delaware, the home state of the president, and the populations of five other states.

Why no post Title 42 border surge? Shelter operators in Mexico say some migrants are rethinking how to cross the border:  the Biden administration is promising a crackdown on illegal crossings. That made Thursday a day of desperation for many.

# Covid / Pandemics / Biologicals
After New Brunswick’s deadliest year, COVID-related strokes and heart attacks are in the spotlight: Some health experts are increasingly convinced the virus is taking a larger toll on people than direct COVID death counts alone reveal. New data from Statistics Canada suggests 9,288 people died in the province through 2022. If officially confirmed, the number will be a record for New Brunswick, obliterating the previous high set in 2021 by 1,179 deaths

# Economy / Finance / Trade / Banks
The Vanishing 14th Amendment Case: Plaintiffs claiming that the debt ceiling is unconstitutional didn’t file a motion for immediate relief. Therefore, the case has sat dormant.

Pentagon Says Accounting Error Will Allow U.S. to Send $3 Billion in Additional Arms to Ukraine: The Pentagon overestimated the value of the ammunition, missiles and other equipment it sent to Ukraine by around $3 billion, a Senate aide and a defense official said on Thursday, an error that may lead the way for more weapons being sent to Kyiv for its defense against Russian forces

Our worst suspicions have been confirmed. Net zero will make us poorer: What has happened to the idea that net zero will make us money? After much fanfare following the Skidmore Review at the start of the year, government ministers seem to have gone rather quiet on that claim. At the same time, a picture is emerging of just how much the government’s legally binding commitment to reach net zero by 2050 may actually cost.

# Education / Schools
After Florida rejected more than 30 social studies textbooks, they also revealed they had worked with publishers to edit at least 47 others. Reporters looked closer to figure out why. By all appearances, many of the materials were clear and straightforward, with no overt references to prohibited topics like critical race theory or social justice. Here is a look at some of the rejected titles, and what their pages reveal about Florida’s approach to social studies

# Employment / Labor
Why child labor in America is skyrocketing: The answer is frighteningly simple: Greed. Employers have been having difficulty finding the workers they need at the wages they are willing to pay. Rather than reduce their profits by paying adult workers more, employers are exploiting children.

Labor Officials: Iowa GOP’s Child Labor Bill Would Violate Federal Law: Proposals like allowing children to work in meat coolers violate federal child labor safeguards, officials say. Allowing children to work in meat freezers and industrial laundry, as the Iowa bill proposes, is prohibited by federal law, the officials say. Meanwhile, the officials point out that the bill’s provisions expanding the hours that 14 and 15 year olds are allowed to work are also in violation of federal law

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Industry
Shale-Oil Drillers Are Running Out of Places to Dump Toxic Wastewater: Oil drillers in North America’s biggest shale field are running out of easy places to dispose of toxic saltwater that gushes out of wells alongside crude.

Recycling Fracking Water: And because of its potential toxicity to water-borne organisms, frack water cannot simply be disposed of in surface waters.  In areas of Texas where fresh water is scarce, the water-intensive nature of hydraulic fracturing could be a cause for concern. Some frack wells require 10 million gallons of water or more. Isn’t there a way to recycle and reuse this water?

California lawmakers block bill allowing people to sue oil companies over health problems: California lawmakers blocked two big environmental bills Thursday: One that would have ramped up the state’s emissions targets, and another that would have made oil companies liable for the health problems of people who live close to oil wells.

Gov. Lujan Grisham: ‘I will use every tool in my toolbox’ to block nuclear waste storage in New Mexico: The U.S. currently has no permanent repository for the radioactive waste from the fleet of nuclear power plants that provide about one-fifth of the nation’s electricity.

Biden Admin Boosts Big Oil’s Colorado River Scheme: Permit approvals for oil trains came despite derailments. Now, Pete Buttigieg could subsidize the scheme with special tax breaks. Private financiers and fossil fuel producers in Utah have an audacious plan to run crude oil trains along the fragile banks of the Colorado River, and get public money to build it.

“It’s A Treacherous Place To Transport Anything”:  Northeast Utah’s Uinta Basin is an arid depression in the earth, wedged between the towering Uinta Mountains and the Colorado Plateaus. Just beneath the surface are massive conventional oil and gas reserves and shale oil patches, and the basin is now covered with thousands of wells that are producing more than 135,000 barrels of oil each day.

Biden administration bucks eco groups again, advances massive gas pipeline: Pipeline would ‘strengthen our energy and national security,’ West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin says. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a record of decision approving a 30-year right-of-way permit and a temporary use permit for the Mountain Valley Pipeline, allowing the project to proceed on a 3½-mile stretch of the Jefferson National Forest along the West Virginia-Virginia border. In a separate decision earlier this week, the U.S. Forest Service said the pipeline could be constructed in the federal forest.

# Energy / Pipelines / Mining / Industry / Global U.S. Plans to Expand Sanctions, Export Controls on Russia: President Joe Biden is expected to impose a new round of restrictions on trade with Russia targeting goods and services considered vital to the country’s military-industrial complex, including taking aim at Russia’s ability to extract oil and gas critical to the country

# Environment / Climate / Interior / Infrastructure Montana’s New Anti-Climate Law May Be the Most Aggressive in the Nation: The legislation, signed into law last week, is even more restrictive than North Carolina’s infamous 2012 law that prohibited policymakers from considering sea-level rise projections.

Study Finds World’s Lakes Losing 5.7 Trillion Gallons Yearly: The world’s largest lakes are losing about 5.7 trillion gallons of water a year, according to a study examining 2,000 of the world’s largest lakes, which found that warmer air from the atmosphere is evaporating more water while society is using more water from lakes for agriculture, power plants and drinking supplies.

Corporate heavyweights unveil major carbon removal deal: Buyers working through Frontier have binding contracts for $53 million with the startup Charm Industrial to remove 112,000 tons of carbon dioxide between 2024 and 2030. The contracted volumes are roughly 10 times the amount of permanent atmospheric removal worldwide to date, per Frontier.

Markey to Biden: Invoke 14th Amendment to save climate agenda: Republican policy demands in the debt ceiling negotiations would allow “the oil, gas and coal industry to just detonate a carbon bomb over the United States,” the Massachusetts senator said.

Lawmakers consider spending $1 billion to address flood prevention: Galveston’s “Ike Dike” The coastal barrier project may get $550 million from the state this year, and another half a billion could be on the table for flood-control projects. But that’s a fraction of the estimated need for flood mitigation https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://www.texastribune.org/2023/05/19/texas-legislature-flood-prevention-budget-ike-dike/*:*:text=Texas*20lawmakers*20consider*20spending*20*241,estimated*20need*20for*20flood*20mitigation__;I34lJSUlJSUlJSU!!On18fmf1aQ!zFS-qgi1Qn2WHfXIxOzpyyXp0oM9naty3E5BUA0hID3TI5mRqDs_mwzuYrJL8hj3zv2PnYuVf7QvBP0cn9hxsuQCnuKayp0b$

# Food / Farming / GMOs / Chemicals
This Man Holds the Patent That Could Destroy Monsanto and Change the World: The Monsanto Company was founded way back in 1901 in St. Louis, Missouri, and has since gone on to merge with Bayer, the German pharmaceutical and pesticides giant whose products have been linked to psychiatric episodes, mass poisonings, deaths and more.

# General News
The numbers BlackRock won’t crunch: A giant with such an enormous appetite should find room for all kinds of facts and figures, but this one’s a bit of a picky eater.  BlackRock’s CEO and chairman Larry Fink has a catchphrase,  “we are a fiduciary to our clients.” In the guise of displaying the firm’s humble loyalty to investors, this line is usually delivered with an exculpatory tenor: “Sure we call the shots, but it’s our investors who pull the trigger.”

Bodycam Footage Shows Puerto Rican Man Denied Rental Car: Both the Hertz worker and a cop didn’t seem to realize that Puerto Rico is part of the U.S:  In a statement, Hertz confirmed Puerto Ricans do not need a passport to rent a car in the U.S. and apologized to Marchand.

Donald Trump Just Stepped on a Big Legal Landmine: Trump’s legal team will have a herculean task in the Georgia case: proving that Donald Trump truly believed that the election in 2020 was stolen.

# Gov / Politics
Alabama Senate votes to ban government contracts with firms opposed to firearms, fossil fuels: Senate Democrats said the legislation would harm business recruitment efforts and restrain free speech in the state.  Senate Democrats said the legislation would harm business recruitment efforts and restrain free speech in the state.

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Introduces Articles of Impeachment Against Biden: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) held a press conference announcing she would introduce articles of impeachment for President Biden. She said the president and a number of top officials in the Justice and Homeland Security departments had failed in their duties to protect U.S. citizens from the flow of fentanyl and migrants across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Biden backs international plan to train Ukrainian pilots on F-16s: President Joe Biden told G7 leaders on Friday that Washington supports joint allied training programs for Ukrainian pilots on F-16 fighter jets, senior U.S. officials said, a significant endorsement as Kyiv seeks to boost its air power against Russia.

# Law Enforcment
Jordan Neely’s Aunt Says Daniel Penny ‘Should Be Punished’: She said she’s “not a judge,” but offered that Daniel Penny, the man who is charged in Neely’s death, “should be punished.” “Why would you put your arm, your head around someone’s neck and choke him when you know you would die in less than 2 or 3 minutes? That means murder,” Mahazu said in the interview.

Florida 13-Year-Old Arrested for Making ‘Kill List’: The middle schooler admitted to writing the list, police said. A 13-year-old was arrested in Walton County after deputies say he created a “kill list” and shared it with others. The Walton County Sheriff’s Office says Freeport Middle School student Ryan Ciupak is charged with making written threats to harm others, which is a second-degree felony.

# LGBTQ / Gender
Many LGBTQ students cut off from their families are facing barriers getting student loans: There are institutional barriers for queer students who are cut off from their families.

Financial Aid for LGBTQ+ College Students: LGBTQ+ students can run into institutional barriers when it comes to financial aid. Find our tips for navigating grants, loans, and LGBTQ+ scholarships.

The far right wants this LGBTQ TikToker dead. They say that’s only making them  stronger: With the release of their new book ‘Take Your Own Advice,’ viral TikTok star Jeffrey Marsh tells Rolling Stone that right-wing backlash won’t stand in the way of their mission. While many of their followers appreciate Marsh’s soothing tone and bright demeanor, Marsh’s content, and its pro LGBTQ+ message has made them a longtime target for criticism, threats, and daily, constant harassment on social media.

# Medical / Health
Education, government intervention, and anti-obesity drugs, the future of treating obesity: How are attitudes changing towards tackling obesity? And could new technological developments help mitigate the epidemic?

3 Tennessee Teens Overdosed and 2 Died. Now the Survivor Is Charged With Murder: Overdose deaths continue to rise, but harm reduction advocates say criminalizing drug use won’t save lives. On May 16, tragedy and policy met in rural Fayette County, Tennessee, where a high school student survived a drug overdose only to be charged with the murder of her friends, according to local reports.

Hospitals in 2 States Broke Law When Denying Abortion to a Miscarrying Patient: The Biden administration says failing to act violates a federal law requiring hospitals to provide emergency care. The investigation, conducted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, documented that both Freeman Health System in Joplin, Missouri and the University of Kansas Health System breached their internal policies for complying with the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, and that their protocols continue to place patients in “immediate jeopardy” of serious health risks, the highest level of violation.
See also: How Does EMTALA Intersect With Abortion Law?

# Medical Technology
‘Electronic skin’ mimics our sense of touch: Eventually, e-skin technology could give prosthetic-limb wearers a sense of touch, or help to restore sensation in people whose skin has been damaged.

# Military / Global
Ukraine Debuts New UK-Supplied Storm Shadow Missiles: Ukraine has reportedly retaken additional territory around the eastern city of Bakhmut recently, building on localized counterattacks conducted last week. The Storm Shadow is an air-launched cruise missile developed in the 1990s as a joint Anglo-French project. It is designed to be challenging to detect and carries a powerful tandem warhead capable of penetrating hardened targets. The missile has a range of more than 155 miles https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://dcjournal.com/ukraine-report-ukraine-debuts-new-uk-supplied-storm-shadow-missiles/__;!!On18fmf1aQ!zFS-qgi1Qn2WHfXIxOzpyyXp0oM9naty3E5BUA0hID3TI5mRqDs_mwzuYrJL8hj3zv2PnYuVf7QvBP0cn9hxsuQCnqO-5rfU$

# Technology
Voters could determine if Texas invests $5 billion for broadband development: The legislation, which falls short of the $10 billion needed to ensure all Texans have reliable internet access, must still win approval in the state Senate.

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