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The U.S. oil and gas industry emits 13 million metric tons of methane from its operations each year – nearly 60% more than currently estimated by the EPA, a new study finds.
The U.S. oil and gas industry emits 13 million metric tons of methane from its operations each year – nearly 60 percent more than currently estimated by the Environmental Protection Agency, a new study in the journal Science said.
climateChange  governmentLies  governmentIncompetence  corporateIndemnity 
yesterday by joeybaker
Netherlands to close more prisons as crime rate continues to fall
The cabinet is considering closing a further four prisons because of falling prisoner numbers, the AD said on Wednesday. Sources...
governmentIncompetence  win  prisonSystemAbuse 
2 days ago by joeybaker
Canada's House of Commons votes to legalize marijuana
Canadian lawmakers on Monday voted to legalize recreational marijuana nationwide.
drugProhibition  governmentIncompetence  win 
4 days ago by joeybaker
113: Number of Mexican Politicians Killed Since September
Rosely Danilu Magaña, a municipal councilor candidate, became Mexico’s 113th victim of political campaign violence after she was shot down in her home.
globalUnrest  governmentIncompetence  oligarchy 
9 days ago by joeybaker
Senator: "Let Me Repeat... The US Helped Bomb a Doctors Without Borders Cholera Treatment Facility"
“Whether intentional or a result of negligence, it is totally unacceptable,” said the medical aid group in a statement
governmentIncompetence  militaryIncompetence  endOfTheUSEmpire 
10 days ago by joeybaker
RIP net neutrality: Ajit Pai's 'fuck you' to the American people becomes official.
Today marks an historic day, and a huge victory for the enemies of democracy. Rather than serve the American people, the US government sold our freedom to Verizion, Comcast, AT&T and other telcom companies. Net neutrality is dead.
netNeutrality  governmentIncompetence  casteingTheMiddleClass  casteingTheLowerClass  kleptocracy  ISP  trumpAristocracy 
11 days ago by joeybaker
All Icelanders To Be Organ Donors By Default
A crucial law on organ donations that was first introduced to Iceland’s Parliament in 2012 has finally passed.
governmentIncompetence  win 
15 days ago by joeybaker
Elephant poachers shot dead by rangers at wildlife reserve in Kenya.
Gang members gunned down by officers during ‘fierce shoot-out’ at park on Ugandan border
governmentIncompetence  win 
15 days ago by joeybaker
States defy FCC repeal of net neutrality
States are pushing their own net neutrality laws and rules in defiance of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal, heightening the possibility that supporters will be waging another legal battle over the popular Obama-era regulations.
netNeutrality  governmentIncompetence  corporateIndemnity  oligarchy  localizedGovernment  popularism  win 
17 days ago by joeybaker
Mexico: Three More Female Politicians Murdered In 24 Hours
At least 110 electoral candidates have been murdered since September, according to Mexico’s national police.
authoritarianism  governmentIncompetence  corruptedPolitics  globalUnrest 
19 days ago by joeybaker
Study shows that building levees along the Mississippi actually makes floods worse, yet we keep building them
For more than 150 years, scientists have known that levees increase flood risk on the Mississippi River. That hasn’t stopped local officials from building up levees in response to more severe floods.
governmentIncompetence 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
UK Drugs Minister Victoria Atkins is accused of 'hypocrisy on a grand scale' for being against the legalisation and regulation of cannabis while her husband grows 45 acres of cannabis under government licence.
Victoria Atkins has been accused of “hypocrisy on a grand scale” after it emerged that she voluntarily recused herself from speaking for the government on cannabis and other aspects of her drugs brief, because her husband was involved with a legal cannabis farm. The Home Office minister and former criminal drugs prosecutor has previously spoken out against both legalising and regulating the drug.
drugProhibition  oligarchy  governmentLies  governmentIncompetence 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
Russian 'dirty money' flowing through London damages Britain: UK lawmakers - Russian money hidden in British assets and laundered through City of London financial institutions damages the government’s efforts to take a tough stance against Moscow’s ag
Russian money hidden in British assets and laundered through City of London financial institutions damages the government’s efforts to take a tough stance against Moscow’s aggressive foreign policy, a committee of lawmakers said on Monday.
governmentIncompetence  corruption  plutocracy 
4 weeks ago by joeybaker
UK Metropolitan Police's facial recognition technology 98% inaccurate, figures show - 'Intrinsically Orwellian' systems must be scrapped, campaigners say as biometrics commissioner brands them 'not yet fit for use'
Facial recognition software used by the UK’s biggest police force has returned false positives in more than 98 per cent of alerts generated, The Independent can reveal, with the country’s biometrics regulator calling it “not yet fit for use”.
surveillanceState  governmentIncompetence  policeIncompetence 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
Wildlife poachers in Kenya 'to face death penalty.'
Wildlife poachers in Kenya will face the death penalty, the country’s tourism and wildlife minister has reportedly announced. Najib Balala warned the tough new measure would be fast-tracked into law. Existing deterrents against killing wild animals in the east African nation are insufficient, Mr Balala said, according to China’s Xinhua news agency.
governmentIncompetence  win  popularStupidity 
5 weeks ago by joeybaker
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