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Entire Internet History of All UK Citizens to Be Viewable By Government Agencies Within Weeks
World  (tags: internet privacy, mass survelliance, uk )

- 8 days ago -
The Investigatory Powers Bill, which was all but passed into law this week, forces internet providers to keep a full list of Internet Connection Records (ICRs) for a year, and make them available to the government if it asks.
Swedish Nazi Group Hails Trump in Largest Demo Yet
World  (tags: sweden, nazis, demonstration, trump, election )

- 20 days ago -
Sweden's neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement mounted the biggest march in its history on Saturday, with its leadership saying the election of Donald Trump in the US marked the start of a world revolution.
Donald Trump Presidency a 'Disaster for the Planet', Warn Climate Scientists
Environment  (tags: global warming, trump, earth, climate denier, disaster, game over )

- 20 days ago -
Leading scientists say the climate denier's victory could mean 'game over for the climate' and any hope of warding off dangerous global warming.
Climate Change May Be Escalating So Fast It Could Be 'Game Over', Scientists Warn
Environment  (tags: climate change, global warming, escalation, game over, apocalypse, rseven degrees rise )

- 22 days ago -
New research suggests the Earth's climate could be more sensitive to greenhouse gases than thought, raising the spectre of an 'apocalyptic side of bad' temperature rise of more than 7C within a lifetime.
World Wildlife 'Falls By 58% in 40 Years'
Environment  (tags: mass extinction, wildlife, report )

- 37 days ago -
Global wildlife populations have fallen by 58% since 1970, a report says. The Living Planet assessment, by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and WWF, suggests that if the trend continues that decline could reach two-thirds among vertebrates by 2020.
Silent Poison Making Whaling a Political Hot Potato in the Faroe Islands
Environment  (tags: Faroe Islands, whaling, toxins )

- 46 days ago -
Whale meat and blubber has long been a staple of the Faroese diet, but with pilot whales increasingly contaminated by toxic substances, this traditional food source is silently poisoning the local population.
Greenland Is Very Mad About the Toxic Waste the US Left Buried Under Its Ice
Environment  (tags: greenland, usa, toxic waste, military base )

- 48 days ago -
Greenland isn't happy about being treated as a dumping ground for abandoned US military bases established at the height of the Cold WarâEUR"and in a newspaper editorial, it's calling on Denmark to deal with the mess left behind by the Americans.
"I Will NOT Wear a Hijab and Support Women's Oppression": US Chess Champion Boycotts World Championship in Iran
World  (tags: iran, women's rights, hijab, chess, boycott )

- 59 days ago -
The reigning US Chess Champion has decided not to attend the world championship in Iran because she'd be forced to wear a hijab. "I will NOT wear a hijab and support women's oppression."
Urgent! Petition to Stop Norwegian Wolf Extermination Hunt!
Animals  (tags: wolf, petition, hunt, norway, endangered, extinct )

- 73 days ago -
The Norwegian government has decided to kill 47 of the country's wolves, of a population of only 68! This would make the wolf de facto functionally extinct in Norway! Please sign to ask them to reconsider this decision! Text in Norwegian and English.
Waste Not Want Not: Sweden to Give Tax Breaks for Repairs
Environment  (tags: sweden, repair, policy, tax break, waste )

- 74 days ago -
The ruling Swedish Social Democratic and Green Party government coalition is introducing tax breaks on repairs to everything from bicycles to washing machines so it will no longer make sense to throw out old or broken items and buy new ones.
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