Archive for July, 2018

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#Flint #Water Crisis Deaths Likely Surpass Official Toll https://ww…

July 31, 2018

#Flint #Water Crisis Deaths Likely Surpass Official Toll https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/flint-water-crisis-deaths-likely-surpass-official-toll/ "90 people were sickened and 12 died from exposure to waterborne legionella bacteria"
Worse than #grenfell

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State: #Flint is ignoring tens of millions of dollars for #water pi…

July 31, 2018

State: #Flint is ignoring tens of millions of dollars for #water pipeline replacement https://eu.detroitnews.com/story/news/michigan/flint-water-crisis/2018/07/27/state-flint-ignoring-tens-millions-dollars-pipeline/845508002/ "only $27.2 million of the $167 million in state and federal funds that have been available to Flint"

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#Heatwave could cause further rail closures in #Sweden https://www….

July 31, 2018

#Heatwave could cause further rail closures in #Sweden https://www.thelocal.se/20180730/heatwave-could-cause-more-rail-closures-in-sweden "a phenomenon known as "sun kinks", with freight trains generally the ones that run on the sections most sensitive to the heat."

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Can Germany’s supposedly crumbling infrastructure hold up against e…

July 31, 2018

Can Germany's supposedly crumbling infrastructure hold up against extreme heat? https://www.dw.com/en/can-germanys-supposedly-crumbling-infrastructure-hold-up-against-extreme-heat/a-44854931 #germany #de #dw

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Artificial Intelligence Shows Why #Atheism Is Unpopular https://www…

July 31, 2018

Artificial Intelligence Shows Why #Atheism Is Unpopular https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/07/artificial-intelligence-religion-atheism/565076/ we still live in a world where, in most places at least, not believing in imaginary things is… objectionable

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The rise of the #Sweden Democrats http://www.spiked-online.com/news…

July 31, 2018

The rise of the #Sweden Democrats http://www.spiked-online.com/newsite/article/the-rise-of-the-sweden-democrats/21622 "All the rhetoric was just an insult to voters’ intelligence."

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For those who don’t know, the person who ‘doxed’ #wikileaks with so…

July 31, 2018

For those who don't know, the person who 'doxed' #wikileaks with so-called 'DMs' (they're not DMs) is a Wikileaks competitor, https://www.muckrock.com/staff/

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#SUEPO has not been saying anything for quite some time. The #EPO m…

July 31, 2018

#SUEPO has not been saying anything for quite some time. The #EPO must be enjoying this silence as work runs out (gradually) and recruitment has halted while many leave. http://techrights.org/2018/07/27/senior-epo-staff-expelled/

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Think tank: Finnish rye crops may run out by end of year https://yl…

July 31, 2018

Think tank: Finnish rye crops may run out by end of year https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/think_tank_finnish_rye_crops_may_run_out_by_end_of_year/10317320 "acreage for Finnish rye crops has diminished year on year, with almost half as much planted this year than in 2017."

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Artificial light is killing our view of the night sky. But we can c…

July 31, 2018

Artificial light is killing our view of the night sky. But we can change that. https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/07/19/artificial-light-dark-sky-park-night-sky/773451002/ "east of the Mississippi River will never see the Milky Way in all its sparkling glory."