Arctic Ice Melt Makes Permafrost Vulnerable: Scientists

Extinction Rebellion Could Sue UK Counter-Terrorism Police ; Scientists Put 3D Glasses on Cuttlefish ; and More Picks

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The author writes, “Permafrost contains massive amounts of carbon, which are likely to be released as climate change heats up the world. When this carbon enters the atmosphere as CO2 and methane gas, it will itself contribute to warming the globe. But scientists have now found a historical link between sea ice in the Arctic and the presence or absence of permafrost.” Photo credit: ANASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
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St. Louis Prosecutor: Racist Interests Try to Force Her Out (Reader Steve)

From the Associated Press: “St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner on Monday filed what she called an unprecedented federal civil rights lawsuit, accusing the city, the local police union and others of a coordinated and racist conspiracy aimed at forcing her out of office. Gardner, the city’s elected prosecutor, also accused ‘entrenched interests’ of intentionally impeding her efforts to reform racist practices that have led to a loss of trust in the criminal justice system.”

Britain Secretly Funded Reuters in 1960s and 1970s: Documents (DonkeyHotey)

The author writes, “The British government secretly funded Reuters in the 1960s and 1970s at the behest of an anti-Soviet propaganda unit linked to British intelligence and concealed the funding by using the BBC to make the payments, declassified government documents show.”

BlackRock Will Put Climate Change at Center of Investment Strategy (Russ)

The author writes, “‘The evidence on climate risk is compelling investors to reassess core assumptions about modern finance,’ Laurence D. Fink, the chief of BlackRock, wrote in his annual letter.”

Extinction Rebellion Could Sue Police Over Being Classified as Extremist Group (Chris)

The author writes, “Extinction Rebellion is threatening legal action against counter-terrorism police for what it said was the illegal listing of the group as an extremist ideology in a guide designed to help stop terrorist violence. The Guardian revealed on Friday that counter-terrorism police had placed the non-violent protest group on a list of extremist ideologies that should be reported to the authorities running the Prevent anti-radicalisation programme. Police now say that was an error. Amnesty International condemned the decision on Saturday as criticism grew and questions remained about how Extinction Rebellion (XR) came to be included in the guide alongside neo-Nazi and terrorist groups.”

Scientists Put 3D Glasses on Cuttlefish and Show Them Film Clips (Chris)

From CNN: “Cuttlefish have the ability to watch 3D movies and react to them much like they would if they saw the real thing out in the ocean. And when it comes to depth perception, they’re incredibly proficient.”

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