Afghanistan and North Korea sit upon trillions of dollars in minerals. Nuff said.
Tanzania – Lions, elephants and hippos have vanished from Kilombero valley after UK- and US-funded projects helped turn a once-thriving habitat into farmland, teak, and sugar plantations
On World Elephant Day, troubling times for African elephants (MongaBay) Tanzania again.
Survey Captures Global Picture of Air Pollution’s Effects on Birds (Science Daily)
The ‘Lucifer’ Heatwave in Europe Fuels Terrifying Wasp Attacks (motherboard.vice.com)
Severe Heat Destroyed Crops Of Southeastern & Central Europe (The Science Times)
Climate change is a triple flood risk to Europe (Climate News)
The Sea Level Around Florida Is Rising Six Times Faster Than Average (iflscience.com)
New Orleans braces for new flooding as it copes with power outages, failed pumping system (LA Times)
Road salt killing lakes in north eastern north America (hakaimagazine.com)
Crazy Climate Records from 2016 (Climate Central)
India Farmer Suicides Up 100% Since 1990 (Climate Central)
Paul Krugman Says US Held Hostage by ‘Axis of Climate Evil’ (alternet.org)
North Korea Sits on Trillions in Minerals US Corporations Would Kill For (thefreethoughtproject.com)
Chomsky says Korea offered Obama to scrap Nuclear weapons, he refused (Jimmy Dore YT)
China and India on brink of war as hopes of resolution to border dispute fade (SCMP)
Researchers have begun to understand the economic and social damage caused by climate change(technologyreview.com)
Gulf of Mexico dead zone largest ever, size of New Jersey (krmg.com)
Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet (theguardian.com)
Over 50% of Americans believe the government is concealing about 9/11, and 42.6% believe it is hiding information about alien encounters (livescience.com)
Illegal Jewish settlers don’t feel secure in the land they stole from Palestine (middleeastmonitor.com)
Google’s new search protocol is restricting access to 13 leading socialist, progressive and anti-war web sites (unz.com) I remember when they started this shit with the “alt-right” who warned lefties it was going to happen to them. The lefties chortled in glee and ignored the warning.
Elon Musk Doubles Down On AI Scare: “Artificial Intelligence Vastly More Risk Than North Korea” (ZH)
Union throws wrench in self-driving works (Reuters)
How Money Launderers Used Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CNBC)
Americans Spend More On Lottery Tickets Than On Movies, Video Games, Music, Sports Tix And Books Combined (ZH)
Drug industry faces ‘tidal wave’ of litigation over opioid crisis (FT)
Google warns 700 publishers digital ads will be blocked by Chrome update (NY Post)
Federal Court Rules Citizens Have No Right to Film Politicians & Police in Public (Free Thought Project) They can spy on you, but you can’t even video them.
American investment banker accused of pushing London woman in front of bus is cleared in investigation (NY Daily News) Unfuckingbelievable! You can watch it happen on the link below.