Links 6/11/2024

Early morning frost spotted on some of Mars’s huge mountains The Guardian

Satellites spot strange sky glow that only comes out after midnight New Atlas

Climate/Environment

Mortality attributable to PM2.5 from wildland fires in California from 2008 to 2018 Science. From the abstract: “We estimate a total of 52,480 to 55,710 premature deaths are attributable to wildland fire PM2.5 over the 11-year period with respect to two exposure scenarios, equating to an economic impact of $432 to $456 billion.”

HOW ENVIRONMENTAL LAW CREATED A WORLD AWASH IN TOXIC CHEMICALS Law and Political Economy Project

Greenwashing the Amazon STAND.earth. “How Banks Are Destroying the Amazon Rainforest While Pretending to be Green.”

Water

There’s a Hidden Water Cycle in The Amazon We Barely Know Anything About Science Alert

Pandemics

Study shows ‘not surprising’ fatal spread of avian flu in ferrets The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy

Dairy farmers look to poultry industry that had to kill 100 million birds for guidance as it confronts its own bird flu epidemic Fortune

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Clinical and Functional Assessment of SARS-CoV-2 Sequelae Among Young Marines The Lancet (preprint). “”In this population of healthy young adult US Marines with mostly either asymptomatic or mild acute COVID-19, one fourth reported physical, cognitive, or psychiatric long-term sequelae of infection.”

From a thread on John Cunningham Virus in England:

India

In Tit-For-Tat Move, India To Rename 30 Places In Tibet In Response To China’s Arunachal Provocation News18

China?

Four US college instructors injured in ‘brutal’ China stabbing attack CNN

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US will turn Taiwan Strait into ‘unmanned Hellscape’ if China invades: Senior admiral WION

China’s defense ministry says Dutch ship incident ‘heinous’ Reuters

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China is distorting its stockmarket by trying to prop it up The Economist

China could be on the cusp of reversing hukou, a legacy Mao policy Semafor

Syraqistan

Israel and the Misjudgement of Reality Alastair Crooke, Strategic Culture

UN Security Council endorses US-sponsored Gaza ceasefire resolution Al Jazeera

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Commentary (2):

Does US support for Israel’s Nuseirat attack have legal ramifications? Middle East Eye

US Court Hears Appeal in US Genocide Complicity Case Consortium News

WFP pauses Gaza aid via US pier as Israeli soldiers ‘killed’ in intense Rafah clashes Middle East Eye

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Intel halts construction of new $25 billion factory in Israel CTech

Tel Aviv University’s President Warns of ‘McCarthyist’ Danger of Proposed Israeli Law Haaretz

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Is Israel about to expand the war to Lebanon? The Week

Israel Expects Far-right Gains in European Parliament Will Rebuff Criticism of Gaza War Haaretz

European Disunion

Markets see ’emotional reaction’ to European election results and Macron’s surprise move Euronews

Analysis: What Just Happened In France And What It Means Policy Sphere

‘Win together or lose separately?’: French left calls for unity ahead of snap elections France 24

France’s far-right forces hold talks on teaming up to beat Macron Politico

Macron’s loss in France boosts prospect of second term for von der Leyen Politico

New Not-So-Cold War

Ukraine may store some F-16 warplanes in other countries to protect them from Russian attacks AP

Russia ready to strike NATO airfields hosting Ukrainian jets – MP RT

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US lifted weapons ban for Ukraine’s Azov Brigade, WP reports The Kyiv Independent. Commentary:

Building the bridge: How to inject credibility into NATO’s promise of membership for Ukraine Atlantic Council

First Rheinmetall-Ukraine joint production and repair plant becomes operational The Kyiv Independent

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Deploying Off Florida’s Coast: How Powerful is Russia’s Yasen-M Class Attack Submarine Military Watch

Al Qaeda leader calls foreign fighters to Afghanistan Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Russia to create job opportunities in Afghanistan, invest in projects Al Mayadeen. From May 15, still germane.

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Book Review: Towards the Abyss The Wayward Rabbler

Imperial Collapse Watch

The Terrorism Warning Lights Are Blinking Red Again Foreign Affairs. Commentary:

South of the Border

COLOMBIAN VICTIMS WIN HISTORIC VERDICT OVER CHIQUITA: JURY FINDS BANANA COMPANY LIABLE FOR FINANCING DEATH SQUADS. EarthRights International (press release)

Groves of Academe

Pro-Palestine protesters arrested following protests, encampments on campus Daily Bruin (UCLA)

US campus protests: Hillary Clinton fails to grasp the moral power of this turning tide Middle East Eye.

Democrats en déshabillé

ARIZONA GOVERNOR KATIE HOBBS ACCUSED OF ‘PAY-FOR-PLAY’ SCHEME AMID CALLS FOR INVESTIGATION Hoodline

California is sitting on millions that could boost wage theft response Cal Matters

Why Do Socialists Run as Democrats? Left Notes

GOP Clown Car

Oklahoma governor signs bill shielding poultry companies from lawsuits over chicken litter pollution Investigate Midwest

The Revolving Door

Members of Congress Take Lobbyist Jobs Paying as Much as $4 Million Lee Fang

Biden

Can the “OG Organizer” Keep Biden in the White House? The Nation

Trump

Trump’s felony convictions are having minimal impact on his campaign The Hill

The Supremes

Audio catches Supreme Court Justice Alito declaring religious crusade to reshape America Boing Boing

AI

AI trained on photos from kids’ entire childhood without their consent Ars Technica

Apple Bursts Onto the AI Stage with Apple Intelligence, ChatGPT, and Multimodal Siri Gizmodo

X Marks the Spot: Musk to Ban Apple Devices Over OpenAI Integration PYMNTS

Roundup: Is this peak AI hype? Disconnect

Our Famously Free Press

New York Times source code stolen using exposed GitHub token Bleeping Computer

Healthcare?

California bill would tighten oversight on private equity hospital purchases Becker’s Hospital Review

Police State Watch

Seventh Circuit Shrugs, Says The Odor Of Legal Weed Can Justify A Warrantless Vehicle Search Tech Dirt

The Bezzle

‘Precision Ag’ promised a farming revolution. What’s taking so long? KCUR

Scammers Pose as Small Business to Sell Knockoff Goods PYMNTS. Sounds similar to Amazon.

Class Warfare

Hundreds of children live on Skid Row. Can L.A. do more for them? Los Angeles Times

27,000 Virginia Teachers Win Historic Union Election with Presidential Election Implications Payday Report

Sports Desk

Pakistan thought it was playing USA, turned out to be Team India H-1B Indian Express

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