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Cable news has, for all intents and purposes, ignored the shocking revelation that the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas, was holding 270 tons of ammonium nitrate at the plant, 1,350 times the amount that is allowed without disclosure to the federal government.
BOSTON, MA: Fenway Health is observing Transgender Awareness Week by highlighting the health disparities affecting the transgender community. At The Borum, their focus is on young people ages 12–29, so they wanted to highlight some of the challenges faced by trans* and gender nonconforming youth—and stress the need to do more to support and care for them.
Governments and institutions should focus on developing adaption policies to address and mitigate against the negative impact of global warming, rather than putting the emphasis on carbon trading and capping greenhouse-gas emissions, argue Johannesburg-based Wits University geoscientist Dr Jasper Knight and Dr Stephan Harrison from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.
“At present, governments’ attempts to limit greenhouse-gas emissions through carbon cap-and-trade schemes and to promote renewable and sustainable energy sources are probably too late to arrest the inevitable trend of global warming,” the scientists write in a paper published online in the scientific journal, Nature Climate Change, on Monday, 14 October 2012.
The paper, entitled The Impacts of climate change on terrestrial Earth surface systems, is published in the Perspective section of Nature Climate Change and argues that much less attention is paid by policymakers to monitor, model and manage the impacts of climate change on the dynamics of Earth surface systems, including glaciers, rivers, mountains and coasts. “This is a critical omission, as Earth surface systems provide water and soil resources, sustain ecosystem services and strongly influence biogeochemical climate feedbacks in ways that are as yet uncertain,” the scientists write.
Knight and Harrison want governments to focus more on adaption policies because future impacts of global warming on land-surface stability and the sediment fluxes associated with soil erosion, river down-cutting and coastal erosion are relevant to sustainability, biodiversity and food security. Monitoring and modelling soil erosion loss, for example, are also means by which to examine problems of carbon and nutri¬ent fluxes, lake eutrophication, pollutant and coliform dispersal, river siltation and other issues. An Earth-systems approach can actively inform on these cognate areas of environmental policy and planning.
Oh my god the NOTES
HAD TO REBLOG AGAIN !!!
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I WILL REBLOG EVERY TIME I SEE IT UNTIL NOVEMBER 6TH
By Jess E. Hadden
Yesterday afternoon, via Facebook, I heard about a solidarity march, being organized by an autonomous group. The reason: Leah from the Red & Black Cafe was being imprisoned for refusing to testify before a Grand Jury. I didn’t personally know Leah, but philosophically I supported the stand she was taking against the Federal government’s witch-hunt, targeting activists.
So, I hit “share,” passing the invitation along.
I observed the march as it approached SE Hawthorne Blvd, via 35th Ave. Since I did not recognize the people in the march (it’s hard to recognize a black bloc, especially at night, without my glasses) — and since I myself wear very bright colors — I decided to watch while maintaining a distance. Technical difficulties prevented me from livestreaming, but I still wanted to be able to report the real story.
As the marchers took the east-bound lanes of Hawthorne, I watched a growing crowd of curious people, in regular attire, following the march along the sidewalk, and inquiring about this unexpected sight.
Then, I heard, rather than saw, the sound of glass shattering. Immediately, the disastrous anti-police brutality march of last February 6th came to mind, when Occupy Portland and an autonomous group mixed like oil & water. I expected to see marchers, locals, and lookie-loos arguing and fighting with one another over tactics, and the definition of “violence.”
But that’s not what I saw. I saw the windows of Umpqua Bank — a bank that tries to present a local image, but really isn’t — smashed. And to my astonishment, I saw regular people, watching from sidewalks & bars, cheering. I found myself no longer observing the march, so much as I was observing the people observing the march.
Smash. Wells Fargo. Smash. Chase Bank. Smash. US Bank. Cheers, each time, from regular people, watching. As I passed the tables outside of the Hawthorne Theater, across the street from the Chase Bank at SE Caesar Chavez & Hawthorne, I heard people laughing and talking about how much they hated that bank. One man stood up and yelled, “Yeah! Smash that up!”
The Walgreens, at Caesar Chavez Blvd. & Belmont, appeared to be the last target, before I lost sight of the march. I heard sirens in the distance, but as far as I could tell, the march had already dispersed, almost as quickly as it had begun.
Contrasted with the march from last February 6th, there was a noticeable lack of contention about the targets of this black bloc. The only contention that appeared to exist was in regard to some marchers dragging items like recycling bins & newspaper dispensers into the streets — ostensibly, to block traffic and slow a police response. Other people, not necessarily marchers themselves, quickly removed the items from the streets. The point ultimately was moot; police vehicles came from multiple directions, and were remarkably slow to arrive.
Local corporate media and Portland Police later reported that the marchers were also attacking passers-by with glass bottles. This is, in fact, not true.
To me, the story really wasn’t about the smashed windows. I headed back to Hawthorne, to put my ear to the ground.
People were still buzzing about what had just happened. Absent, was a sense of anger regarding the vandalism. It is curious, how astonishing the absence of something can be. Inner SE Portland is, after all, a sleepy urban community.
I stopped in at Nick’s Coney Island for a drink. Police arrived, and questioned the bartender. I asked her what that was all about, to which she replied, “Some protesters took one of our chairs and threw it through the Wells Fargo window.”
Before I could stop myself, I blurted out, “That’s awesome.”
She leaned in, smiling, and replied, “I know! Fuck Wells Fargo.”
The lifeless body of a 16-year-old, riddled with bullet holes, laid on the sidewalk of downtown Nogales, Sonora after a US Border Patrol agent opened fire at a group of people across the border.
The victim, Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, had received eight bullet wounds after standing among a crowd shot at by the US Border Patrol.
The incident came in response to people dropping a drug load into Arizona over the border fence. After delivering the narcotics around 11:30 pm Wednesday, the smugglers fled back into Mexico.
The border police claim they approached to investigate, only to have rocks pelted at them. As people on the Mexican side of the border continued to throw rocks and ignored orders to stop, one agent opened fire, killing the 16-year-old in the process.
The mayor of Nogales, Ramon Guzman Munoz, said that regardless of whether or not the people had committed a crime, firing into the group was not the right response.
“Aside from the fact that this may have resulted from an illicit act, the logical response isn’t to take a human being’s life,” he told El Imparcial. “I hope they don’t say this was legitimate self-defense.”
Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department said that it “forcefully condemned” the shooting and called such deaths “a serious bilateral problem,” the Associated Press reported.
“The disproportionate use of lethal force during immigration control actions is unacceptable under any circumstances,” the department said in a statement.
“The repeated nature of this type of cases has drawn a reaction of rejection from Mexican society and all of the country’s political forces.”
The Wednesday night killing is the fourth deadly shooting by a Border Patrol guard in Arizona since January 2012. The FBI is currently investigating the incident, which Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department hopes will be “exhaustive, transparent and timely.”
Sean Chapman, the Border Patrol agent’s lawyer, argues that agents are allowed to fire their weapons when they are threatened with a deadly force – which can include rock throwing.
A similar case occurred in 2010, after a Border Patrol agent shot and killed a Mexican Teen along the US-Mexican border in South Texas. The 15-year-old, who had been involved in drug smuggling, had been killed after throwing rocks at the agent. The officer is facing a lawsuit filed by the boy’s parents, accusing him of using excessive force.
“As a matter of international responsibility, the fact that the victim was on Mexican soil when he was killed does not absolve the United States of responsibility for the acts of its agent,” the lawsuit reads.