No one should have to unlock their phone and expose their health information in order to gain entry to their office, school, or neighborhood market. So we oppose California's AB 2004. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/08/no-blockchain-credentials-covid-19-test-results-entry-public-spaces
Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act of 2020 bans federal use of face surveillance and withholds some federal tax dollars from paying for it at the state and local level. Tell your officials now to co-sponsor this bill and vote Yes! https://act.eff.org/action/tell-congress-to-ban-federal-use-of-face-recognition
Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon is Soaring
https://earther.gizmodo.com/deforestation-in-the-brazilian-amazon-is-soaring-1844653246 #climatechange #climatecrisis
“Touch the Sky: Stories, Subversions, & Complexities of Ferguson” Film Now Online https://itsgoingdown.org/touch-the-sky-ferguson-online/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Report Back from J25 Portland Solidarity March in Kinlani/Flagstaff: ‘Back the Blue’ Boy Pulls Gun, Two Arrested https://itsgoingdown.org/kinlani-portlant-solidarity-march/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
The Pandemic Could Wipe 20% of Exxon’s Oil and Gas Reserves Off the Books
https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-pandemic-could-wipe-20-of-exxon-s-oil-and-gas-rese-1844649010 #climatechange #climatecrisis
**COVID recovery choices shape future climate**
"A new study warns that even with some lockdown measures staying in place to the end of 2021, without more structural interventions global temperatures will only be roughly 0.01°C lower than expected by 2030. However, the study estimates that including climate policy measures as part of an economic recovery plan…"
**Most Americans don't have enough assets to withstand 3 months without income**
"A new study found that 77% of low- to moderate-income American households fall below the asset poverty threshold, meaning that if their income were cut off they would not have the financial assets to maintain at least poverty-level status for three months."
**New science behind algae-based flip-flops**
"Sustainable flip-flops: A team of researchers has formulated polyurethane foams made from algae oil to meet commercial specifications for midsole shoes and the foot-bed of flip-flops."
**Electric cooker an easy, efficient way to sanitize N95 masks, study finds**
"A new study found that 50 minutes of dry heat in an electric cooker decontaminated N95 respirators inside and out while maintaining their filtration and fit. This could enable wearers to safely reuse limited supplies of the respirators."
**Why shaving dulls even the sharpest of razors**
"Engineers have studied the simple act of shaving up close, observing how a razor blade can be damaged as it cuts human hair -- a material that is 50 times softer than the blade itself. They found that hair shaving deforms a blade in a way that is more complex than simply wearing down the edge over time."
Canada's Last Fully Intact Arctic Ice Shelf Collapses
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/canada-last-arctic-ice-shelf_n_5f2c9d69c5b64d7a55f0d6ec #climatechange #climatecrisis
Waning attention to climate change amid pandemic could have lasting effects
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/08/200805181734.htm #climatechange #climatecrisis
This could be a starting point:https://medevel.com/run-a-hospital-on-a-raspberry-p-with-gnu-health/
Huh - this is a useful glance into how Microsoft inhibits competition... https://www.quora.com/Where-can-I-find-details-on-questionable-payments-rebates-Microsoft-offer-to-hardware-manufacturers-in-exchange-for-displaying-Manufacturer-Name-recommends-Windows-10-Professional-alongside-of-their-products
**Ocean heatwaves dramatically shift habitats**
"Marine heatwaves across the world's oceans can displace habitat for sea turtles, whales, and other marine life by 10s to thousands of kilometers. They dramatically shift these animals' preferred temperatures in a fraction of the time that climate change is expected to do the same, new research shows."
Announcing the Unist’ot’en 2020 Summer Work Camp https://itsgoingdown.org/announcing-the-unistoten-2020-summer-work-camp/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
A total of 110 elected representatives in California, including 22 mayors, have called for the country's largest electric company PG&E to be converted into a cooperative.
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