Only 3 percent of Earth’s land hasn’t been marred by humans | Science News

Only 3 percent of Earth’s land hasn’t been marred by humans | Science News
— Read on www.sciencenews.org/article/earth-land-ecosystems-ecology-intact-species

China to Japanese official: If treated radioactive water from Fukushima is safe, ‘please drink it’ – The Washington Post

“The ocean is not Japan’s trash can,” a Chinese Foreign Ministry official said.
— Read on www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/04/14/china-japan-fukushima-water-drink/

Opinion | Your Success Probably Didn’t Come From Merit Alone – The New York Times

A wide-ranging discussion with Tressie McMillan Cottom, one of America’s sharpest contemporary cultural critics.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/04/13/opinion/ezra-klein-podcast-tressie-mcmillan-cottom.html

Indigenous land-use reduced catastrophic wildfires on the Fish Lake Plateau | @theU

1,000 years ago, Indigenous people practiced cultural burning, which reduced the risk for large-scale wildfire activity in mountain environments—even during periods of drought more extreme and prolonged than today.
— Read on attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/wildfires-on-fish-lake-plateau/

Opinion | My Police Union Holds Bad Cops Accountable – The New York Times

The Ethical Society of Police isn’t afraid to speak out against police misconduct.
— Read on www.nytimes.com/2021/04/14/opinion/police-officer-unions.html

2020 Massey Lectures: Renowned tech expert Ronald J. Deibert to explore disturbing impact of social media | CBC Radio

Citizen Lab director Ronald J. Deibert will deliver this year’s Massey Lectures, arguing that the internet, especially social media, has an increasingly toxic influence in every aspect of life.
— Read on www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/2020-massey-lectures-renowned-tech-expert-ronald-j-deibert-to-explore-disturbing-impact-of-social-media-1.5640204

Can China impose military force against Taiwan?

US military commanders have warned about the imminent threat of Beijing trying to recover control over the democratic island. But some experts say greater danger lies with China’s inconspicuous “gray zone tactics.”
— Read on m.dw.com/en/can-china-impose-military-force-against-taiwan/a-56988658

Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in 2 years

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government decided Tuesday to start releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years — an option fiercely opposed by human beings who care about the future, rather than saving a dollar.
— Read on apnews.com/article/japan-tsunamis-tokyo-d35637331403c59bbdf61e5ee1f09dbc

How Humanity Can Realistically Prevent New Wars: an Interview With Anthropologist Douglas P. Fry – CounterPunch.org

How Humanity Can Realistically Prevent New Wars: an Interview With Anthropologist Douglas P. Fry – CounterPunch.org
— Read on www.counterpunch.org/2021/04/12/how-humanity-can-realistically-prevent-new-wars-an-interview-with-nthropologist-douglas-p-fry/