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Climate is not weather: Trump continues to get the two conflated   
September 17, 2020
Source: Mercury News - Just as he has tried at times with the Covid-19 pandemic, President Trump’s solution to climate change seems to be to wish it away.
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A Nobel for Thunberg' in the Age of Climate Change and Virus, It Is Possible   
September 17, 2020
Source: U.S. News & World Report - This year's Nobel Peace Prize could go to green campaigner Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement to highlight the link between environmental damage and the threat to peace and security, experts say.
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United Nations blames Venezuela for killings, human rights violations   
September 17, 2020
Source: UPI.com - A United Nations mission on Wednesday blamed the Venezuelan government for extrajudicial executions, kidnappings, arbitrary detentions and torture of residents since 2014.
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United Nations Rapporteur Proposes International Inquiry Against Brazil   
September 17, 2020
Source: The Rio Times - For the first time in its democratic period, Brazil is the target of an official recommendation for the government to be the subject of an international investigation for its environmental and human rights policies.
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Climate science contrarian installed in upper-level NOAA position   
September 17, 2020
Source: Ars Technica - The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently hired a new person in an upper-level deputy assistant secretary position. Normally, this would not be too surprising or newsworthy, but this is an exception.
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Section 1: Why Global Health Matters   
September 17, 2020
Source: PBS - Many proponents of international aid, including economist Jeffery Sachs, Director of the UN's Millennium Project, contend that there has been a drop in the proportion of the world's population ...
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Coronavirus – Africa: COVID-19 impacts driving up acute hunger in countries already in food crisis   
September 17, 2020
Source: Ventures Africa - Download logo Pandemic aggravates pre-existing drivers of acute food insecurity – Democratic Republic of the Congo is now world’s largest food crisis. FAO and partners call for urgent and decisive action.
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Study: Climate Change Is Altering Water Flow In The Hindu Kush Himalayan Region   
September 17, 2020
Source: Forbes - At higher altitudes in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region (HKH) climate change is altering the water flow into river basins that in turn recharge groundwater and spring sources, finds a new study.
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2 Pros, 2 Cons to Consider Before Investing in Impossible Foods Stock   
September 17, 2020
Source: InvestorPlace on MSN.com - Given millennials' penchant for social responsibility and the long-term implications for plant-based meats, you may want to consider Impossible Foods stock if the opportunity arises again. At the same time,
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Suzanna Taverne   
September 17, 2020
Source: openDemocracy - Previously, Suzanna worked as Operations Director of Imperial College and Managing Director of the British Museum, responsible for delivering The Great Court – a £100m millennium project.
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