2021-04-10: News Headlines

Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-10). When Prince Philip Became a Monument. dissidentvoice.org The student from Ghana was insistent. "I want to meet him." The stubborn, well-attired fool, groomed and keen to make a good impression, was attending the Senate House ceremony in Cambridge for honorary awardees. He was not the only one. In attendance on this warm June day in 2006 were a gaggle of rascals, well-wishers …

_____ (2021-04-10). Truth Commission Details Horrible Crimes Akin To Native American Genocide And Slavery. popularresistance.org With a new Cold War heating up between the U.S. and Russia and China, Witness for Peace Southwest, Addicted to War and CodePink organized a Truth Commission on the original Cold War on March 21st, which brought together the testimony of historians, activists and others who lived through the period. | Following a hearing three years ago, the Zoom event was hosted by Frank Dorrel, publisher of the popular anti-war text Addicted to War, and Rachel Bruhnke, a high school Spanish teacher and member of Witness for Peace Southwest. In her opening remarks, Bruhnke emphasized that the Cold War should rank as one of three…

Party for Socialism, Liberation (2021-04-10). Friday 4/16: Fighting Racism at Home and Imperialism Abroad. indybay.org Virtual forum | Register at bit.ly/education4thepeople…

Kehinde Andrews (2021-04-10). [Perspectives] Racism is the public health crisis. thelancet.com The US police killings of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd in 2020 sparked a set of responses and uprisings to racism that may have seemed different but should by now be all too familiar. Huge numbers of people protested, institutions made all the right noises, and there have been increased book sales for Black authors. The sheer size of the protests and the commitments from governments and corporations to make lasting changes have led to renewed optimism that this time it may be different. Yet there are persisting, major deficits in our collective education about racism and protest.

John Zarocostas (2021-04-10). [World Report] Calls for transparency after SARS-CoV-2 origins report. thelancet.com As focus shifts to the next phase of research on the origins of SARS-CoV-2, calls for data sharing and more rigorous studies intensify. John Zarocostas reports.

Talha Burki (2021-04-10). [World Report] 2021 Canada Gairdner Awards announced. thelancet.com The awards, which recognise basic research that has impacted health, were given to scientists for work on GLPs, BRCA1, clinical trials, and emerging viruses. Talha Burki reports.

Philip Ball (2021-04-10). [Perspectives] The CRISPR wars. thelancet.com The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was one of the least surprising in recent times. No Nobel watchers doubted that it would be awarded soon for the discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 system of genome editing that has transformed the technologies and possibilities of genetic manipulation. The uncertainty, however, was about who would get it. Few questioned that biochemist Jennifer Doudna of the University of California, Berkeley, and microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier of the Max Planck Unit for the Science of Pathogens (who did some of the key work while at Umeà• University, Sweden) were the leading candidates.

ecns.cn (2021-04-10). Xinjiang teacher chose to go 'where country needs me most'. ecns.cn For Guljahan Amat, applying for membership in the Communist Party of China was a must-do.

Philip Giraldi (2021-04-09). The Yankees Are Coming Home: The Taliban Won. Get Over It. globalresearch.ca It hardly made the evening news, but the New York Times …

Alan MacLeod (2021-04-09). The Coming Antibiotic-Resistance Pandemic that Could Make COVID Look Like the Flu. globalresearch.ca Big pharmaceutical companies have not come out of COVID-19 looking like …

WSWS (2021-04-09). Ontario teacher calls on education workers across Canada: "Join the struggle to make our schools safe!" wsws.org An Ontario teacher sent a letter to the World Socialist Web Site explaining why they will participate in the inaugural public meeting of the Cross-Canada Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee this Sunday.

_____ (2021-04-09). Report On Shut Down Creech Actions. popularresistance.org Las Vegas/Creech Air ForceBase — Demonstrators – after blocking two entrances to the drone base here Monday – will hold a "DRONE MASSACRE MEMORIAL TUESDAY FROM 6: 30 A.M. TO 8: 30 A.M. – Activists, will display a long series of banners, stretched along the highway, each highlighting details of past U.S. drone massacres, including statistics on civilian deaths. | Anti-drone protestors used large banners in the early morning Monday/4-5-21 to nonviolently block two entrances into Creech Air Force Base, a key U.S. Drone Base. It was the first day of a weeklong protest to oppose the illegal U.S. remote targeted ki…

Patrick Mazza (2021-04-09). Climate Hacking Experiments Already Taking Place. counterpunch.org As an old reporter I've learned to be cautious about definitive statements, preceded by descriptors such as "all" or "first." So when I reported last week that a Harvard experiment to test geoengineering research technologies would be the first conducted in the atmosphere, it was based on efforts to verify that that through multiple sources. But I

Andrew Korybko (2021-04-09). What Just Happened in Jordan? House Arrest of the Crown Prince. globalresearch.ca Last weekend's arrest of several prominent people in Jordan, including the …

_____ (2021-04-09). Students Lead US Push For Fuller Black History Education. popularresistance.org Trenton, NJ – Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came and it was time to learn about Black history again. She was, by then, familiar with the curriculum: Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a discussion on slavery. Just like the year before, she said, and the year before that. | Then came George Floyd's death in May, and she wrote to the administration at her school in Cherry Hill, in New Jersey's Philadelphia suburbs, to ask for more than the same lessons. | "We learned about slavery, but did we go into the roots of slavery?" Ebele, 12, said in an interview. "You learned abo…

Environmental Investigation Agency (2021-04-09). Elephants and Wildlife Threatened by Plans to Drill for Dirty Energy in Africa's Unique Okavango Region. globalresearch.ca Botswana and Namibia should stop fossil fuel exploration threatening a unique …

Patrick Lawrence (2021-04-09). Biden's Inhumanity on Syria. globalresearch.ca For a time after Joe Biden took office not quite three …

Global Research News (2021-04-09). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

Michael Welch (2021-04-09). The Raging Twenties Review: Pipelinistan, Sino-Russia and more. globalresearch.ca "Not only they were presented the next 5-year plan 2021 to 2025 we were presenting three subsequent plans all the way to 2035. They're already thinking about the technical commercial configuration of China in 2035 so that's the… I …

Steven Sahiounie (2021-04-09). US-NATO Provocation in Ukraine to Stop Russian Pipeline. globalresearch.ca

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2021-04-09). China-US Relations and Biden's "Global Death Trap": The World Is Facing Another Cold War Which May Become Hot, Even Very Hot. globalresearch.ca In Anchorage, Alaska, on 18-19 March 2021, top diplomats of China …

teleSUR (2021-04-09). La Soufriere Volcano Erupts in St. Vincent & The Grenadines. telesurenglish.net On Friday morning, the La Soufriere volcano erupted spewing a portentous plume of smoke and ash in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. | RELATED: | "This is a culmination of the seismic activity that began on April 8. The eruption is ongoing," the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre said, as reported by outlet CNW. | Since early morning, thousands of people have been evacuated from the towns closest to the volca…

Azad Essa (2021-04-09). Arms Sales: US Remains World's Top Supplier as Middle East Spending Spikes. globalresearch.ca The United States remains the world's biggest exporter of major arms, …

Barbara Loe Fisher (2021-04-09). Lockdown Protests Flare Up Around the World. globalresearch.ca At the end of 2020, there were large public demonstrations opposing …

WSWS (2021-04-09). Australian government ministers denounce student newspaper for pulling anti-China story. wsws.org The hysterical intervention underscores the official sensitivities over any pushback, however limited, against a xenophobic campaign aimed at justifying preparations for war against China.

RT (2021-04-09). Algorithms used by Netflix, Amazon, and Facebook can 'predict' language of cancer and diseases such as Alzheimer's — study. rt.com Researchers have developed a machine-learning algorithm similar to those used by Facebook and Netflix that can decode the molecular language of disease and potentially revolutionize the world of medicine. | Recommendations on social media and online entertainment platforms are derived from powerful machine-learning algorithms that monitor behavior patterns to suggest potential friends or connections, or the next series or film to watch on platforms such as Netflix. Predictive text on a smartphone also makes use of deep language learning to anticipate which words a user is likely to need next as they write a se…

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-09). Are EU Governments "Dumping" AstraZeneca in Favor of Pfizer and Moderna Inc. globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-09). Are EU Governments "Dumping" the AstraZeneca Vaccine in Favor of Pfizer and Moderna Inc? globalresearch.ca

Jacob J (2021-04-09). AstraZeneca Woes: France to Give Pfizer or Moderna Vaccines as Second Dose, Says Report. globalresearch.ca Amid uncertainty over the use of AstraZeneca vaccine in many regions …

Global Research News (2021-04-09). Selected Articles: The Covid Vaccine Is an Integral Part of "The Great Reset" globalresearch.ca By It seems increasingly likely that the COVID jabs are part of a much larger set of interlocking projects sometimes described as "the …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-04-09). Imperial remembers the Duke of Edinburgh. imperial.ac.uk Buckingham Palace has announced the death of the Duke of Edinburgh aged 99. The Duke was made an honorary Doctor of Science by Imperial in 2007.

Sharon Lerner (2021-04-09). Law Students Denounce Chevron's Law Firm Over Steven Donziger Case. zcomm.org Gibson Dunn's extreme tactics against environmental attorney Steven Donziger spark a backlash…

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-04-09). Washington's Follies Are Dangerous to Us and to the World. globalresearch.ca A country without a media is lost to the follies of …

Staff (2021-04-09). More Than Two-Thirds of Students Want Police Out of Schools. truthout.org A new survey of more than 600 middle and high school students across four states finds that 41 percent feel "very unsafe" or "unsafe" when they see police officers at their public schools. One-third said they feel targeted by police based on an aspect of their identity, such as race, primary language, sexual orientation or gender identity, and students reported bullying and sexual harassment by police at multiple public schools. | When asked what does make them feel safe at school, students overwhelming said…

William J. Astore (2021-04-09). Back to the Future at the Pentagon. counterpunch.org The future isn't what it used to be. As a teenager in the 1970s, I watched a lot of TV science fiction shows, notably Space: 1999 and UFO, that imagined a near future of major moon bases and alien attacks on Earth. Movies of that era like Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey envisioned colossal

William J. Astore (2021-04-09). The Pentagon prefers a Conventional War it Can Win, but is likely stuck with Guerrilla Wars it Can't. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com ) — The future isn't what it used to be. As a teenager in the 1970s, I watched a lot of TV science fiction shows, notably Space: 1999 and UFO, that imagined a near future of major moon bases and alien attacks on Earth. Movies of that era like Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A …

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). Traditional archery course appeals to college students in Hunan. ecns.cn An optional archery course is in full swing at Huaihua University in Hunan Province, where a teacher dressed in Chinese traditional costume shows skills and traditional etiquette of how to shoot an arrow.

Anthony Hall (2021-04-09). The Covid Vaccine Is an Integral Part of "The Great Reset" globalresearch.ca It seems increasingly likely that the COVID jabs are part of …

Megan Redshaw (2021-04-09). Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Site Shut Down After 11 People Suffer Reactions, 2 Hospitalized. globalresearch.ca A mass vaccination site in Colorado was shut down and 600 …

commondreams (2021-04-09). Biden's Spending Proposal Provides Historical Investments in Public Education. commondreams.org ______________________________…

Peter Koenig (2021-04-09). Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination and the SPARS 2025-2028 Simulation? A Plan to Launch a New Pandemic? globalresearch.ca Compulsory Vaccination in Europe | Today the European Court of Human Rights …

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2021-04-09: News Headlines

Andrew Korybko (2021-04-09). What Just Happened in Jordan? House Arrest of the Crown Prince. globalresearch.ca Last weekend's arrest of several prominent people in Jordan, including the …

Alan MacLeod (2021-04-09). The Coming Antibiotic-Resistance Pandemic that Could Make COVID Look Like the Flu. globalresearch.ca Big pharmaceutical companies have not come out of COVID-19 looking like …

Eurasia Review (2021-04-09). Treating Sleep Apnea May Reduce Dementia Risk. eurasiareview.com A new study finds older adults who received positive airway pressure therapy prescribed for obstructive sleep apnea may be less likely to develop Alzheimer's disease and other kinds of dementia. | Researchers from Michigan Medicine's Sleep Disorders Centers analyzed Medicare claims of more than 50,000 Medicare beneficiaries ages 65 and older who had been diagnosed with OSA. In this nationally representative study, they examined if those people who used positive airway pressure therapy were less likely to receive a new diagnosis of dementia or mild cognitive impairment over the next 3 years, compared to people…

Eurasia Review (2021-04-09). Artificial Intelligence Could 'Crack The Language' Of Cancer And Alzheimer's. eurasiareview.com Powerful algorithms used by Netflix, Amazon and Facebook can 'predict' the biological language of cancer and neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's, scientists have found. | Big data produced during decades of research was fed into a computer language model to see if artificial intelligence can make more advanced discoveries than humans. | Academics based at St John's College, University of Cambridge, found the machine-learning technology could decipher the 'biological language' of cancer, Alzheimer's, and other neurodegenerative diseases. | Their ground-breaking study has been published in the scientific…

_____ (2021-04-09). Report On Shut Down Creech Actions. popularresistance.org Las Vegas/Creech Air ForceBase — Demonstrators – after blocking two entrances to the drone base here Monday – will hold a "DRONE MASSACRE MEMORIAL TUESDAY FROM 6: 30 A.M. TO 8: 30 A.M. – Activists, will display a long series of banners, stretched along the highway, each highlighting details of past U.S. drone massacres, including statistics on civilian deaths. | Anti-drone protestors used large banners in the early morning Monday/4-5-21 to nonviolently block two entrances into Creech Air Force Base, a key U.S. Drone Base. It was the first day of a weeklong protest to oppose the illegal U.S. remote targeted ki…

WSWS (2021-04-09). Ontario teacher calls on education workers across Canada: "Join the struggle to make our schools safe!" wsws.org An Ontario teacher sent a letter to the World Socialist Web Site explaining why they will participate in the inaugural public meeting of the Cross-Canada Educators Rank-and-File Safety Committee this Sunday.

Philip Giraldi (2021-04-09). The Yankees Are Coming Home: The Taliban Won. Get Over It. globalresearch.ca It hardly made the evening news, but the New York Times …

Eurasia Review (2021-04-09). Uncovered Earliest Evidence Of Domesticated Dogs In Arabian Peninsula. eurasiareview.com A team of archaeologists in north-west the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has uncovered the earliest evidence of dog domestication by the region's ancient inhabitants. | The discovery came from one of the projects in the large-scale archaeological surveys and excavations of the region commissioned by the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU). | The researchers found the dog's bones in a burial site that is one of the earliest monumental tombs identified in the Arabian Peninsula, roughly contemporary with such tombs already dated further north in the Levant. | Evidence shows the earliest use of the tomb was circa 4300 BCE…

Patrick Mazza (2021-04-09). Climate Hacking Experiments Already Taking Place. counterpunch.org As an old reporter I've learned to be cautious about definitive statements, preceded by descriptors such as "all" or "first." So when I reported last week that a Harvard experiment to test geoengineering research technologies would be the first conducted in the atmosphere, it was based on efforts to verify that that through multiple sources. But I

_____ (2021-04-09). Students Lead US Push For Fuller Black History Education. popularresistance.org Trenton, NJ – Ebele Azikiwe was in the sixth grade last year when February came and it was time to learn about Black history again. She was, by then, familiar with the curriculum: Rosa Parks, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and a discussion on slavery. Just like the year before, she said, and the year before that. | Then came George Floyd's death in May, and she wrote to the administration at her school in Cherry Hill, in New Jersey's Philadelphia suburbs, to ask for more than the same lessons. | "We learned about slavery, but did we go into the roots of slavery?" Ebele, 12, said in an interview. "You learned abo…

Environmental Investigation Agency (2021-04-09). Elephants and Wildlife Threatened by Plans to Drill for Dirty Energy in Africa's Unique Okavango Region. globalresearch.ca Botswana and Namibia should stop fossil fuel exploration threatening a unique …

Patrick Lawrence (2021-04-09). Biden's Inhumanity on Syria. globalresearch.ca For a time after Joe Biden took office not quite three …

Global Research News (2021-04-09). This Week's Most Popular Articles. globalresearch.ca

Michael Welch (2021-04-09). The Raging Twenties Review: Pipelinistan, Sino-Russia and more. globalresearch.ca "Not only they were presented the next 5-year plan 2021 to 2025 we were presenting three subsequent plans all the way to 2035. They're already thinking about the technical commercial configuration of China in 2035 so that's the… I …

Steven Sahiounie (2021-04-09). US-NATO Provocation in Ukraine to Stop Russian Pipeline. globalresearch.ca

Prof. Joseph H. Chung (2021-04-09). China-US Relations and Biden's "Global Death Trap": The World Is Facing Another Cold War Which May Become Hot, Even Very Hot. globalresearch.ca In Anchorage, Alaska, on 18-19 March 2021, top diplomats of China …

teleSUR (2021-04-09). La Soufriere Volcano Erupts in St. Vincent & The Grenadines. telesurenglish.net On Friday morning, the La Soufriere volcano erupted spewing a portentous plume of smoke and ash in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. | RELATED: | "This is a culmination of the seismic activity that began on April 8. The eruption is ongoing," the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre said, as reported by outlet CNW. | Since early morning, thousands of people have been evacuated from the towns closest to the volca…

Azad Essa (2021-04-09). Arms Sales: US Remains World's Top Supplier as Middle East Spending Spikes. globalresearch.ca The United States remains the world's biggest exporter of major arms, …

Barbara Loe Fisher (2021-04-09). Lockdown Protests Flare Up Around the World. globalresearch.ca At the end of 2020, there were large public demonstrations opposing …

WSWS (2021-04-09). Australian government ministers denounce student newspaper for pulling anti-China story. wsws.org The hysterical intervention underscores the official sensitivities over any pushback, however limited, against a xenophobic campaign aimed at justifying preparations for war against China.

Anthony Hall (2021-04-09). The Covid Vaccine Is an Integral Part of "The Great Reset" globalresearch.ca It seems increasingly likely that the COVID jabs are part of …

Global Research News (2021-04-09). Selected Articles: The Covid Vaccine Is an Integral Part of "The Great Reset" globalresearch.ca By It seems increasingly likely that the COVID jabs are part of a much larger set of interlocking projects sometimes described as "the …

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-09). Are EU Governments "Dumping" AstraZeneca in Favor of Pfizer and Moderna Inc. globalresearch.ca

Prof Michel Chossudovsky (2021-04-09). Are EU Governments "Dumping" the AstraZeneca Vaccine in Favor of Pfizer and Moderna Inc? globalresearch.ca

Megan Redshaw (2021-04-09). Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Site Shut Down After 11 People Suffer Reactions, 2 Hospitalized. globalresearch.ca A mass vaccination site in Colorado was shut down and 600 …

Jacob J (2021-04-09). AstraZeneca Woes: France to Give Pfizer or Moderna Vaccines as Second Dose, Says Report. globalresearch.ca Amid uncertainty over the use of AstraZeneca vaccine in many regions …

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts (2021-04-09). Washington's Follies Are Dangerous to Us and to the World. globalresearch.ca A country without a media is lost to the follies of …

Party for Socialism, Liberation (2021-04-09). Friday 4/16: Fighting Racism at Home and Imperialism Abroad. indybay.org Virtual forum | Register at bit.ly/education4thepeople…

Sharon Lerner (2021-04-09). Law Students Denounce Chevron's Law Firm Over Steven Donziger Case. zcomm.org Gibson Dunn's extreme tactics against environmental attorney Steven Donziger spark a backlash…

ecns.cn (2021-04-09). Traditional archery course appeals to college students in Hunan. ecns.cn An optional archery course is in full swing at Huaihua University in Hunan Province, where a teacher dressed in Chinese traditional costume shows skills and traditional etiquette of how to shoot an arrow.

Peter Koenig (2021-04-09). Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination and the SPARS 2025-2028 Simulation? A Plan to Launch a New Pandemic? globalresearch.ca Compulsory Vaccination in Europe | Today the European Court of Human Rights …

imperial.ac.uk (2021-04-09). Imperial remembers the Duke of Edinburgh. imperial.ac.uk Buckingham Palace has announced the death of the Duke of Edinburgh aged 99. The Duke was made an honorary Doctor of Science by Imperial in 2007.

William J. Astore (2021-04-09). Back to the Future at the Pentagon. counterpunch.org The future isn't what it used to be. As a teenager in the 1970s, I watched a lot of TV science fiction shows, notably Space: 1999 and UFO, that imagined a near future of major moon bases and alien attacks on Earth. Movies of that era like Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey envisioned colossal

William J. Astore (2021-04-09). The Pentagon prefers a Conventional War it Can Win, but is likely stuck with Guerrilla Wars it Can't. juancole.com ( Tomdispatch.com ) — The future isn't what it used to be. As a teenager in the 1970s, I watched a lot of TV science fiction shows, notably Space: 1999 and UFO, that imagined a near future of major moon bases and alien attacks on Earth. Movies of that era like Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A …

pyeverino (2021-04-08). Anti-Racist Movements in Brazil: Activist Series. dsausa.org RSVP Here Around the world, Black-led movements are raising the stakes in our collective struggles. This discussion series with leading Black and Indigenous militants from across Brazil spotlights their experiences in organizing against state violence, workplace exploitation, and structural racism everywhere from education to healthcare. Today's movements facing neo-fascism, militarization, and an unprecedented public health…

Andrew Korybko (2021-04-08). Why Does Ukraine Want War? globalresearch.ca Ukraine wants war with Russia due to a combination of domestic …

Dr. Binoy Kampmark (2021-04-08). Fatuous Defence: Australia's Guided Missile Plans. asia-pacificresearch.com

Dr. Leon Tressell (2021-04-08). United States Is Using Human Rights Issues to Attack China to Maintain Its Hegemony over the Global Economy. globalresearch.ca Joe Biden's presidency has been welcomed by Western media outlets …

Joel S. Hirschhorn (2021-04-08). COVID Scandal: Feds Ignored 2016 Law Requiring Use of Real World Evidence. globalresearch.ca Here is the scandal. In 2016 under the Obama administration, Congress …

WSWS (2021-04-08). Jacobin endorses deadly school reopening plan reached by Los Angeles teachers union. wsws.org The Jacobin piece amounts to a series of lies and distortions, and was published amid the growing surge of the pandemic that is a direct product of the mass reopening of schools.

WSWS (2021-04-08). Australia: IYSSE/CFPE meeting adopts resolution to fight university cuts. wsws.org The motion, carried unanimously, offers a way forward for students and staff, based on an alternative socialist perspective that rejects the dictates of the corporate elite.

Eurasia Review (2021-04-08). 'Emotional' Reviews Predict Business Success. eurasiareview.com Five-star ratings are no guarantee to lead you to the perfect barber who truly understands your hair or to the espresso machine that brews a perfect cup of coffee. | That's because most products online are now rated positively, making it harder than ever to truly discern whether they will succeed in the marketplace. | A new study from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and the University of Massachusetts Boston was able to predict the success of movies, commercials, books and restaurants by relying on the "emotionality" of reviews instead of the star rating. | The researchers explored box off…

Published by the Foreign Policy Research Institute (2021-04-08). 'Go With The Devil You Don't Know'? Latvians Still Believe In Economic Cooperation With China — Analysis. eurasiareview.com By Una Aleksandra Bƒìrzi≈Üa-ƒåerenkova* | (

Tina Landis (2021-04-08). CO2 levels continue to rise as Biden's climate action falls far short. liberationnews.org On April 3, the Mauna Loa research station recorded atmospheric CO2 levels of 421.21 ppm — the highest ever recorded, far above the 1950s levels of 315 ppm and pre-industrial levels of 278 ppm. CO2 remains in the atmosphere and will continue to cause warming for 100 to 150 years — why without comprehensive action, …

Eurasia Review (2021-04-08). Quantifying How Climate Change Has Slowed Global Agricultural Productivity Growth. eurasiareview.com The University of Maryland (UMD) has collaborated with Cornell University and Stanford University to quantify the man-made effects of climate change on global agricultural productivity growth for the first time. In a new study published in Nature Climate Change, researchers developed a robust model of weather effects on productivity, looking at productivity in both the presence and absence of climate change. Results indicate a 21% reduction in global agricultural productivity since 1961, which according to researchers is equivalent to completely losing the last 7 years of productivity growth. This work suggest…

Climate Nexus (2021-04-08). Scientists alarmed over surging atmospheric methane, CO2. peoplesworld.org Atmospheric methane levels surged in 2020, a new report from NOAA shows, accelerating an increasing trend, alarming scientists, and possibly auguring a vicious cycle of global heating. NOAA also announced global atmospheric carbon dioxide levels are higher than at any point in the last 3.6 million years. "It is very scary indeed," Euan Nisbet, professor of earth sciences at Royal Holloway University of …

Mark Gruenberg (2021-04-08). AFT, NEA protest new anti-virus school reopening guidelines. peoplesworld.org WASHINGTON—The nation's two big teachers unions are protesting Biden administration guidance which says students returning to reopened schools can sit only three feet from each other, not six, but only after schools take other measures to combat potential community spread of the coronavirus. One protest came in a formal letter from Teachers (AFT) President Randi …

Eurasia Review (2021-04-08). Using Mario Kart To Teach How To Reduce World Poverty And Improve Sustainability. eurasiareview.com Many Mario Kart enthusiasts are familiar with the rush of racing down Rainbow Road, barely squeaking around a corner, and catching a power-up from one of the floating square icons on the screen–or, less ideally, slipping on a banana peel laid by another racer and flying off the side of the road into oblivion. This heated competition between multiple players, who use a variety of game tokens and tools to speed ahead or thwart their competitors, is part of what makes the classic Nintendo racing game that has been around since the early 1990s so appealing. | "It's been fun since I was a kid, it's fun for my kids…

Shawgi Tell (2021-04-08). New York State: 50 Charter Schools Closed in 20 Years. dissidentvoice.org According to New York Charter School Fact Sheet (January 2021) from the New York State Education Department, the number of charter schools issued in New York State since the passage of the state's charter school law in 1998 is 397. The total number of privately-operated charters permitted statewide under 2015 legislative amendments is 460. It …

Taylor Griggs (2021-04-08). Inequality in U.S. Education Goes Beyond the College Admissions Scandal. progressive.org The new Netflix documentary, "Operation Varsity Blues," looks into what happened in 2019, but what's needed are real solutions to the ongoing achievement gap.

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