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How to See the ‘Green Comet’ Everyone’s Talking About Gizmodo

Local weather/Atmosphere

Climate change is threatening Madagascar’s famous forests: Study shows how serious it is

Some health risks from climate change in Florida may surprise. This one affects millions Miami Herald. Diabetes

U.S. Government Seeks to Dismiss Keystone XL Pipeline Case, While Taxpayers Have Already Spent $250,000 to NAFTA Arbitration Tribunal Public Citizen

Climate change and space debris, a vicious cycle astrobites

How did past societies handle the impacts of climate change? Proceedings of the Nationwide Academy of Sciences


Jackson, Mississippi’s water crisis persists as national attention and help fade away NBC Information

‘Concerning’ map reveals where fish caught in the US are full of hazardous ‘forever chemicals’ Enterprise Insider

Skipped showers, paper plates: For one suburb that relies on the Colorado River, water is hard to get Salt Lake Tribune

And farther down the road…

Tijuana Is Again Buying Emergency Water from California After Aqueduct Outage Voice of San Diego


Immune Harm: Who to believe? Simple Chair (Fathi)

The Gig is Up, and It Feels Weird Okay Doomer. The deck: “The German Minister of Public Well being simply confirmed what scientists have been making an attempt to inform the world about Covid.”

Self-injury, suicidality and eating disorder symptoms in young adults following COVID-19 lockdowns in Denmark Nature. “Our findings present no help for the rise in self-injury, suicidality and signs of EDs after the lockdowns.”


Japan to lower COVID-19 to flu status, further easing rules AP


Myanmar Resistance Targets More Junta Election Offices The Irrawaddy

Outdated Blighty

UK steel industry a whisker away from collapse – Unite BBC

The Koreas

CNN’s Waging A Clever Psy-Op To Justify South Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions Andrew Korybko

How US-led alliance aims to mend Japan-South Korea ties and rein in China SCMP


Chinese Battery Plant Investment Faces Local Backlash in Hungary Bloomberg

Patrick Lawrence: Japan Reenlists as Washington’s Spear-Carrier Scheerpost

A Taiwan bloodbath might suit US decision-makers just fine RT

New Not-So-Chilly Conflict

US to Ukraine: You’re Losing; Do it Different! Empire, Communication and NATO Wars

US pledges to “go on the offensive” against Russia WSWS


Germany won’t keep Poland from sending tanks to Ukraine DW. Each Scholz and new German Protection Minister Boris Pistorius continued to gradual stroll the choice Sunday earlier than the announcement from FM Baerbock. Did she break rank? Would match with her priors.

Among the strain on the German vassal state:

Germany is refusing to send tanks to Ukraine. Biden cannot let this stand WaPo


French politician accuses US of intent to start war in Europe TASS

Morocco becomes the first African country to give tanks to Ukraine – report i24

US to build military industrial base in Morocco Center East Monitor. “The CIA report stated that Russia not solely strongly helps the Algerian regime militarily and politically, however can be discussing the institution of a big logistical base that might give it an necessary outlet to international locations positioned south of the Sahara Desert.”


Italy’s Meloni eyes boost in strong energy ties with Algeria AP

Big freeze that was feared by gas hungry Europe hits Central Asia, Iran IntelliNews

Speak Loudly and Carry Someone Else’s Big Stick The American Conservative

Russian Agents Suspected of Directing Far-Right Group to Mail Bombs in Spain New York Instances. Totally based mostly on the phrase of nameless US officers.

Macron wants €400 billion to ‘transform’ France’s forces through 2030 Protection Information. Whereas he’s making an attempt to boost pension age.

Burkina Faso orders French troops to leave amidst massive protest WION

South of the Border

Bowing to coup threats, Lula promises massive investments in Brazil’s armed forces WSWS

Biden Administration

Biden to Tap Jeff Zients as His Next White House Chief of Staff New York Instances. Rewarded for killing 600,000 People as Covid czar, however as Biden stated Friday, he’s stopped fascinated by that.

Fire Jeff Zients The American Prospect. From Jan. 2022, however nonetheless germane.

Biden slams climate change doubters while surveying storm damage Axios

Delays plague Biden’s push for rapid action on climate changeWaPo

Biden moves ahead on two Gulf lease sales for later this year Houston Chronicle


Biden enters year with low approval ratings despite midterm boost The Hill

Record High in U.S. Put Off Medical Care Due to Cost in 2022 Gallup

Trump to GOP: Don’t touch Medicare or Social Security in debt ceiling fight Politico

No Labels Makes Initial Investment in Bipartisan Presidential Ticket Sludge

Obama Legacy

Police State Watch

Memphis Police officers involved in traffic stop that preceded Tyre Nichols’ death fired Memphis Industrial Enchantment. Fairly the headline. Extreme use of power, failure to intervene and failure to render assist.


Mass Shooting In Monterey Park Leaves 10 Dead, 10 Wounded. What We Know So Far LAist

Provide Chain/Inflation

Surging egg prices mean record profits for largest US egg producer CNN.  The prison labor most likely doesn’t harm both.

Bleak outlook post-Chinese New Year prompts more blank voyages The Loadstar

Our No Longer Free Press


Guillotine Watch

A powerful nonprofit owns apartments for poor tenants. Why are some tenants trapped in their rooms? LA Instances

Class Warfare

If America Had Fair Laws, 60 Million Workers Would Join a Union Tomorrow Jacobin (Kevin W)


The Lawsuit That Could Freeze Speech Against Billionaires The Lever


Pluralistic: Tiktok’s enshittification Pluralistic

The Bezzle

Feds seized nearly $700 million from FTX founder Bankman-Fried Reuters (Kevin W)

TikTok confirms that its own employees can decide what goes viral The Verge

IBM top brass accused again of using mainframes to prop up Watson, cloud sales The Register

Forgotten existentialist Aeon. “Sartre will get a lot of the credit score for existentialism. Karl Jaspers not solely preceded him, however provided a manner out of despair.”

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