The Uprising in Colombia: “An Example of What Is to Come”

from CrimethInc The streets of several Colombian cities have erupted into conflict in the last two days in response to the brutal police murder of 43-year-old Javier Ordóñez, a lawyer and father of two in Bogotá, the nation’s capital. Ordóñez was peaceably drinking in the street in front of his friends’ apartment when police arrived […]

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Fires Surge in the Amazon as Deforestation Slows

by Rhett Butler / Mongabay Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon was more than 20 percent lower for the second straight month relative to the prior year according to data released today by Brazil’s national space research institute INPE. But forest loss in the world’s largest rainforest remains well above the average of the past decade. […]

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Unprecedented Fire Ravages California, Oregon, and Washington

from NY Times Wildfires in California, Oregon and Washington State have killed seven people, with fears more have died in towns destroyed throughout the West. Oregon is approaching 900,000 acres burned across the state, Gov. Kate Brown said. In the past 10 years, the state has seen an average of 500,000 acres burned every year. […]

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Goat Climbs Into Deputy’s Car, Chews Papers in Georgia

from fox news Goat caught on camera eating deputy’s paperwork DOUGLAS, Ga. – A goat with no respect for authority climbed into a deputy’s car, chewed on her paperwork, and knocked her to the ground in north-central Georgia on September 1, bodycam footage shows. According to the Douglas County Sheriff Department, the deputy was serving […]

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Around the World, a Fire Crisis Flares Up, Fueled By Human Actions

by Liz Kimbrough / Mongabay There have been more fires alerts around the world this year than last year, spelling dire consequences for health, biodiversity, and the economy — and human actions are mostly to blame. “The world witnessed the devastating consequences of the fires last year, from billions of wildlife lost and people losing […]

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Solar Panels Are Starting to Die, Leaving Behind Toxic Trash

Photovoltaic panels are a boon for clean energy but are tricky to recycle. As the oldest ones expire, get ready for a solar e-waste glut. by Maddie Stone/Grist Solar panels are complex pieces of technology that become big, bulky sheets of electronic waste at the end of their lives—and right now, most of the world […]

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