PHOTOS: Public Life Is Surreal In A Pandemic Ben de la Cruz, Maxwell Posner, Marc Silver, NPR, March 17, 2020 https://tinyurl.com/u9wbjn2 You may wake up, look out the window and be struck by how things seem pretty normal. Spring is coming, trees are flowering, birds are chirping. And if you go to the kitchen to […]
Trump Confirms Canada, U.S. to Close Border to Non-Essential Travel Janice Dickson and Marieke Walsh, Globe and Masil, March 18, 2020 https://tinyurl.com/r29q5oy Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada and the U.S. have agreed to temporarily restrict all non-essential travel across the border. Mr. Trudeau said travellers will no longer be permitted to cross the border […]
A roundup of articles on Coronavirus and what people are doing to meet its challenges. To be added to as the day progresses…. By Emily Buder The Atlantic Selects, March 16, 2020, Video by Olmo Parenti https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/608113/italy-coronavirus/ When the Italian media began reporting on the increased community spread of the novel coronavirus across the […]
California Governor Attacks Crisis of Homelessness by Donating Nearly 300 State-Owned Buildings For Shelters Andy Corbley, Yes! Magazine, March 14, 2020 https://tinyurl.com/sag7h97 California Governor Gavin Newsom has turned over 286 state-owned buildings and properties at no cost in order to house citizens sleeping on the streets. The properties include state-owned undeveloped lots, fairgrounds, armories, and […]
Several stories covering the public response to Coronavirus. Coronavirus brings moratoriums on evictions, utility and water shutoffs, bank fees, and data caps Here’s a list of the states, cities, utilities, and companies giving people a vital break on bills during the unprecedented coronavirus quarantine. Kristin Toussaint, Fast Company, March 13, 2020 https://tinyurl.com/rqssy79 With major cities […]
Excerpt from: Slow-moving storm brings much-needed rain to Southern California By Brandon Buckingham, AccuWeather, March 10, 2020 https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-forecasts/return-of-wet-weather As of 5 a.m. PDT Tuesday, March 10, 2020, Oceanside, California, had received 0.83 of an inch of rain from the new storm with nearly 0.75 of an inch falling well inland at Palm Springs, California. The […]
This is a translation of a large portion of a Youtube video (see below) from an unknown Wuhan man aged between 20 and 30. He says he desperately wants to get the word out that Chinese youth such as himself see life as it allegedly is. Neither he nor his friends are brainwashed, he says. […]
Sweet relief, Jan. 16, 2020 East Coast rain bomb, Jan. 15 Anger turning on Prime Minister More of this please!
Rain ‘psychologic plus’ for NSW farmers Ashlea Witoslawski, Australian Associated Press, January 16, 2020 https://tinyurl.com/rg8ejdd Rain may give farmers the chance to plant “opportunity crops” in NSW but it won’t break the drought with dry and warm weather expected into February. Farmers struggling to survive NSW’s devastating drought say this week’s rain is “psychologically positive” […]
Planes Drop Thousands Of Kilograms Of Carrots And Potatoes For Starving Animals Emma Rosemurgey, Unilad, Jan. 12, 2019 https://www.unilad.co.uk/animals/planes-drop-thousands-of-kilograms-of-carrots-and-potatoes-for-starving-animals/ Aircraft are being used to drop thousands of kilograms of carrots and sweet potato to hungry wildlife stranded amid the Australian bushfire crisis. The New South Wales government commissioned the service titled ‘Operation Rock Wallaby’ which […]
People lived here for 60,000 years and we didn’t listen to them Some communities face financial ruin “Worst season in living memory” Former PM Tony Abbott lends a hand Protesters blame Prime Minister The cost in animal lives now estimated at 1 billion Acknowledging those assisting the RFS
Fleeing the fires Political backlash over (mis)handling of fires. Will the truth come out?
Jakarta is flooding and its governor is sinking Erin Cook, The Interpreter, Jan. 10, 2020 https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/jakarta-flooding-and-its-governor-sinking Despite promising new policies, the city’s new leader faces the same problems as the last, and few options. Jakarta welcomed the new year with a new record — the heaviest rains in decades. The deluge left parts of the […]
Australia fires: How the world has responded to the crisis BBC.com, Jan. 7, 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-51024904 The world has watched with horror as bushfires have torn across Australia, leaving a trail of destruction in their wake. The blazes have razed almost 2,000 homes, and killed at least 25 people and hundreds of millions of animals since […]
Evacuations continue in Indonesian flooding…. Backgrounders Jakarta is sinking Indonesia’s new planned capital in East Kalimantan