Links + Articles


All

‘Thousands of Australian children have walked out of school calling for government action on climate change. Australia is one of the biggest per capita carbon polluters in the world.’ https://buff.ly/2ABqlNi (Click here to read link article.)

— 
All

BBC News – Rail fares to rise by 3.1% in January
https://buff.ly/2BGwTvA Complaining on behalf of all young people – had to move further away from work in order to have a hope of buying a house. Now spending more and more on commuting on services that don’t seem to improve. Mad. (Click here to read link article.)

— 
All

‘Iran’s semi-official Tasnim news agency says a Sunni cleric who had worked to reconcile Sunnis and Shiites, members of the two biggest sects in Islam, was shot and killed.’ https://buff.ly/2FOnQNg (Click here to read link article.)

— 
All

At least one million bees are suspected to have died of poisoning in a wine-producing area of South Africa after farmers used the insecticide Fipronil to kill ants. Fipromil’s use was restricted in Europe in 2013 due to concerns. https://buff.ly/2KxmTrr (Click here to read link article.)

— 
All

Dead sperm whale found in Wakatobi National Park, in Indonesia had 5.9kg of rubbish in its stomach including ‘115 plastic cups, four plastic bottles, 25 plastic bags, two flip-flops, a nylon sack and more than 1,000 other plastic pieces.’ https://buff.ly/2Tnk8gx #pollution (Click here to read link article.)

— 
All

BBC News – US migrant caravan: Trump’s asylum ban halted by judge
https://buff.ly/2PHWc9q Judge Tigar, in his ruling, said current legislation makes it clear that any foreigner arriving in the US “whether or not at a designated port of arrival” can apply for asylum. (Click here to read link article.)

— 
All

A man flew Nazi and Confederate flags outside his home and dozens of protesters showed up https://buff.ly/2QJ5TAF ‘”Really, I just want a future where my kids can grow up without Nazis and hate on our streets,” Gibson told KKCO.’ #Colorado #USA (Click here to read link article.)

— 
All

‘Oil production in South Sudan has poisoned the drinking water of some 600,000 people. In April, Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas promised to take remedial action. What has happened since?’ https://buff.ly/2K77jmm (Click here to read link article.)

— 
All

Russia #domesticabuse: ‘My husband chopped off my hands’ https://buff.ly/2zU3qwc ‘First offences where the victim is not hospitalised are no longer treated as criminal offences and penalties have been reduced, under legal changes brought in in February 2017.’ #domesticviolence (Click here to read link article.)

— 
All

City of Kwinana initiative nets impressive results during six month trial https://buff.ly/2Pwygpc ‘During the trial, 370kg of debris consisting of food wrappers, plastic bottles, sand and tree leaves was cleaned out of the [drainage] nets.’ (Click here to read link article.)

— 
All

Trump’s threat about a wine war with France puzzles the French https://buff.ly/2RYVIbN ‘Bafflement and derision in capital as US president in spat with Macron slams wine trade tariffs as ‘not fair’’ (Click here to read link article.)

—