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www.nytimes.com How the Tree Lobster Escaped Extinction

The Lord Howe Island stick insect vanished from its home, but an effort at zoos in San Diego and Melbourne highlights the possibilities and challenges of conserving invertebrate animals.

How the Tree Lobster Escaped Extinction
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Big Oil’s Winning Streak Forces Activist Investors to Regroup | Climate-focused shareholders are rethinking their tactics ahead of this week’s annual meetings at Exxon Mobil and Chevron.

cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10003056

> Title comes from the article version of this newsletter; posting the newsletter version as the main link above because it's not paywalled.

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Trump makes sweeping promises to donors on audacious fundraising tour |By tying donation requests to pledges of tax cuts and other policies, Trump is testing the boundaries of federal campaign finance
  • The BVF is a joint fundraising committee — all it does is make it easy for somebody to donate big amounts and have it distributed out to a pre-determined list of recipients, in this case, the Biden campaign, DNC, and the state Democratic parties. It stinks that big contributions like that are allowed, but it's very different from saying "Give me a billion dollars and I'll favor you"

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    www.nytimes.com Live Updates: Closing Arguments to Begin in Trump Criminal Trial

    Donald J. Trump faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in connection with a hush-money payment made to a porn star before the 2016 election. The case could be in the jury’s hands as early as Wednesday.

    Live Updates: Closing Arguments to Begin in Trump Criminal Trial

    cross-posted from: https://slrpnk.net/post/10001865

    > For comparison, live coverage from: > > * Talking Points Memo > * Washington Post (will change this to a gift link once somebody shares one)

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    www.nytimes.com Live Updates: Closing Arguments to Begin in Trump Criminal Trial

    Donald J. Trump faces 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in connection with a hush-money payment made to a porn star before the 2016 election. The case could be in the jury’s hands as early as Wednesday.

    Live Updates: Closing Arguments to Begin in Trump Criminal Trial

    For comparison, live coverage from:

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    www.carbonbrief.org Analysis: Monthly drop hints that China’s CO2 emissions may have peaked in 2023 - Carbon Brief

    China’s CO2 emissions fell by 3% in March 2024, ending a 14-month surge that began when the economy reopened after the nation’s “zero-Covid”

    Analysis: Monthly drop hints that China’s CO2 emissions may have peaked in 2023 - Carbon Brief
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    www.lemonde.fr 1988-1992, les quatre années qui auraient pu tout changer à la politique climatique française

    A la fin des années 1980, la France entame une politique climatique ambitieuse, à la croisée de préoccupations écologiques et d’intérêts nucléaires. Elle sera abandonnée en raison du lobbying des industriels, en particulier celui des énergies fossiles.

    1988-1992, les quatre années qui auraient pu tout changer à la politique climatique française
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    Can Trump Really Slam the Brakes on Electric Vehicles? He has vowed to shred President Biden’s E.V. policies and has threatened that “You won’t be able to sell those cars.”
  • The core policies are:

    • A subsidy which targets cheaper EVs to not-super-rich and limits it to cars with key components made in the US
    • An emissions rule which will effectively force a significant fraction of cars sold to be EVs in a few years
    • subsidies for new factories

    Trump will surely get rid of those.

    The tariff he hasn't really weighed in on; he seems to think of himself as a mercantilist, so he might keep it.

  • Can Trump Really Slam the Brakes on Electric Vehicles? He has vowed to shred President Biden’s E.V. policies and has threatened that “You won’t be able to sell those cars.”
    www.nytimes.com Can Trump Really Slam the Brakes on Electric Vehicles?

    He has vowed to shred President Biden’s E.V. policies and has threatened that “You won’t be able to sell those cars.”

    Can Trump Really Slam the Brakes on Electric Vehicles?

    > While a Trump presidency couldn’t slam the brakes on the E.V. transition, it could throw enough sand in the gears to slow it down. And that might have significant consequences for the fight to stop global warming.

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    United States | News & Politics @lemmy.ml silence7 @slrpnk.net
    Home insurance was once a ‘must.’ Now more homeowners are going without | Slammed by pricier policies and climate-driven natural disasters, more and more Americans are exposing themselves to risk
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    The Stench of Climate Change Denial
    www.nytimes.com Opinion | The Stench of Climate Change Denial

    What overflowing septic tanks tell us about the future.

    Opinion | The Stench of Climate Change Denial
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    How China Pulled So Far Ahead on Industrial Policy
  • There are a lot of other things China does, including:

    • Free/cheap land for factories
    • Assurances that a market will be available for the resulting product
    • Low-interest loans to businesses in favored industries
    • Grants to businesses in favored industries
    • Assurances that a market for the product will exist
    • Barriers to purchasing from abroad

    Some of these can be replicated in the west without impinging on freedom in any kind of meaningful way

  • Louisiana’s coast is sinking. Advocates say the governor is undermining efforts to save it. A new Republican governor is taking aim at the state’s coastal protection agency.
  • Large parts of the state are uncompacted sediment. It does compress and settle as a result. There are a bunch of things you can do though:

    • Stop extracting and burning fossil fuels to slow sea level rise
    • Stop the oil and gas industry from cutting channels through marshes, which causes them to erode quickly
    • Divert sediment from the Mississippi to wetland restoration, raising land levels
    • Help people move when that's the best remaining option
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