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‘Massive Failure’ in Power Grid Causes Blackout in Argentina and Uruguay

www.nytimes.com - By 10:30 p.m., power had been restored throughout Argentina and in most of Uruguay. Delays were reported in the Patagonia region of Argentina, thanks to failures in the area’s power plants. Only the …

Argentina Isn’t Ruling Out a Cyberattack in Major Power Outage

www.bloomberg.com - Businesses close their doors during energy blackout in Argentina on Sunday. Argentina said it isn’t ruling out a cyberattack after what President Mauricio Macri called an “unprecedented” power blacko…

Where does your plastic go? Global investigation reveals America's dirty secret

www.theguardian.com - What happens to your plastic after you drop it in a recycling bin? According to promotional materials from America’s plastics industry, it is whisked off to a factory where it is seamlessly transform…

Standoff with Iran exposes Trump’s credibility issue as some allies seek more proof of tanker attack

www.washingtonpost.com - By Carol Morello , Carol Morello National reporter focusing on foreign policy and State Department Email Bio Follow Kareem Fahim and Kareem Fahim Istanbul bureau chief covering the Middle East Email …

How Donald Trump silenced the people who could expose his business failures

www.washingtonpost.com - How did Donald Trump, a self-serving promoter who lost billions of dollars for his investors, convince the world that he is a financial genius? It wasn’t just by fabricating tales of his success. It …

Saudi Arabia May Execute Teenager for His Protests — Including When He Was 10

theintercept.com - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ahead of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s Islamic Summit in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, on June 1, 2019. In 2011, as Arab Spring protests swept across the Mid…

Hong Kong protests: pressure builds on Carrie Lam as public rejects apology

www.theguardian.com - Hong Kong’s political crisis has entered its second week, after protesters who had filled the city’s streets in record numbers on Sunday rejected an apology from leader Carrie Lam, and vowed to conti…

A nasty swine flu in China means big trouble for US farmers

www.motherjones.com - A nearly-empty barn at a pig farm in Jiangjiaqiao village in northern China's Hebei province, where swine fever is taking its toll.Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo A relentlessly rainy spring and President…

Nafeez Ahmed: Venezuela’s collapse is a window into how the Oil Age will unravel

energyskeptic.com - Preface. Ahmed is one of the best writers on the energy crisis and other biophysical calamities. He’s written about why many states are failing now in part due to peak oil, but also drought and other…

Key steps in the citizens agenda style of campaign coverage - PressThink

pressthink.org - Part of a call to action for an alternative direction in election coverage, originated by the newsroom improvement company, Hearken, and the research project that I direct, Membership Puzzle Project.…

U.S. Escalates Online Attacks on Russia’s Power Grid

www.nytimes.com - After Mr. Trump’s inauguration, Russian hackers kept escalating attacks. Mr. Trump’s initial cyberteam decided to be far more public in calling out Russian activity. In early 2018, it named Russia as…

The Great Insect Dying: A global look at a deepening crisis » Focusing on Wildlife

focusingonwildlife.com - In recent months a debate over whether a global insect apocalypse is underway has raged in the mainstream media and among researchers. To assess the range of scientific opinion, Mongabay interviewed …

Repeat Photography Reveals How Glaciers Change Over Time

discovermagazine.com - Jasper National Park sprawls over 4,200 square miles of the Rocky Mountains in Alberta. Celebrated for its forests, glaciers and backcountry trails, the Canadian park also hosts retail outlets and fr…

Dolphins along the Gulf Coast are dying at triple the normal rate, scientists say

www.nbcnews.com - Federal scientists are trying to determine why an extraordinary number of dolphins have turned up dead along the Gulf Coast. A vast majority of the 279 common bottlenose dolphins discovered stranded …

How consolidation in the seed industry is jeopardizing our future food supply

finance.yahoo.com - With mergers and acquisitions in the agriculture space over the past few decades, four agrochemical companies now control 60% of the global seed market, down from about 1,000 50 years ago. Multinatio…

Of Two Minds - How Much of Your "Wealth" Is Hostage to Bubbles and Impossible Promises?

www.oftwominds.com - All asset "wealth" in credit-asset bubble dependent economies is contingent and ephemeral. A funny thing happens to "wealth" in a bubble economy: it only remains "wealth" if the owner sells at the to…

Trump Administration’s Harmful Changes to Medicaid

portside.org - President Trump has made clear that his goal remains to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including the Medicaid expansion, and to impose rigid caps on the federal government’s Medicaid spending.…

Weekend Funnies for the Depressed Collapsitarian #11

collapseofindustrialcivilization.com - The clathrate bomb has obviously not happened, but it’ll be **** hilarious when/if it do. The Latest on the Threat for Abrupt Methane Release from the East Siberian Sea “So I just read the latest …

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