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RT : the audacity of focusing on kids with their tech and not on adjusting to no air-conditioning, refrigera…
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september 2017 by cluebucket
Court rulings couldn’t protect everyone detained because of Trump’s immigration order.
"It seems that even within the same administration, alternative facts abound.
...
"The smug cruelty of the DHS statement that 'yesterday, less than one percent of the more than 325,000 international air travelers who arrive every day were inconvenienced while enhanced security measures were implemented' transcends belief as applied to actual people left in horrific limbo."
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january 2017 by cluebucket
Miami is Flooding - The New Yorker
“We have a triple whammy,” [Obeysekera] said. “One whammy is sea-level rise. Another whammy is the water table comes up higher, too. And in this area the higher the water table, the less space you have to absorb storm water. The third whammy is if the rainfall extremes change, and become more extreme. There are other whammies probably that I haven’t mentioned."
...
“I have called the city of Miami,” the first sister said. “And they said it’s just the moon. But I don’t think it’s the moon anymore.”

in all srsness, goodbye Miami...
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december 2015 by cluebucket
What It’s Like To Report on Mass Shootings Routinely — Personal Growth — Medium
"I have a mass shooting story prewritten at all times, ready to be filled in with details as needed. Such shootings happen about once a month and we need to be prepared."
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october 2015 by cluebucket
Elemental | Cultural Slagheap
"I’d been talking to my folks ever since the spill at Freedom Industries on Thursday morning. Here’s what we know so far: The spill dumped 7,500 gallons of 4-methylcyclohexane methanol (MCHM) into the Elk River, a mile and a half upstream from the intake pipes for West Virginia-American Water, a company that serves nine counties. The spill was caused, according to the most reliable reports we’ve been seeing to this point, because of deterioration of Freedom Industries’ storage and transfer materials for chemicals used in coal processing. We’re talking here about your basic rusted pipes and breached concrete containment walls. Freedom Industries hadn’t been inspected by the Department of Environmental Protection in over 20 years. There was, we’re being told, no plan—no plan—on the books for procedure and protocol, should one of those containment tanks happen to be breached."
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january 2014 by cluebucket
Japan’s Cleanup After a Nuclear Accident Is Denounced - NYTimes.com
"There had been high hopes about the government’s disaster reconstruction plan. It was announced four months after the March 2011 disaster, which declared Japan would draw on the most advanced decontamination know-how possible.

"But confusion over who would conduct and pay for the cleanup slowed the government response. It took nine months for the central government to decide that it would take charge of decontamination work in 11 of the heaviest-contaminated towns and cities in Fukushima, leaving the rest for local governments to handle."

yep.
oh wait, there's this little nut:

"'Even if a method works overseas, the soil in Japan is different, for example,' said Hidehiko Nishiyama, deputy director at the environment ministry, who is in charge of the Fukushima cleanup. 'And if we have foreigners roaming around Fukushima, they might scare the old grandmas and granddads there.'"

welp.
hiroko_tabuchi  nytimes  japan  fukushima  cleanup  environment  disaster  nuclear_plant  2013  2011  2012  2010s  contamination  criticism  technology 
january 2013 by cluebucket
Self-Reliant Film » Blog Archive » The Pornography of the Real
Jill Godmilow: The “pornography of the real” involves the highly suspect, psychic pleasure of viewing “the moving picture real” … a powerful pornographic interest in real people, real death, real destruction and real suffering, especially of “others”, commodities in film. These “pleasures” are not brought to our attention...

P. Harrill: "I think of storytelling as a kind of citizenship, so I don’t blame people for wanting to know the stories unfolding in Blacksburg, nor do I blame journalists for telling those stories. Still, how one gathers the facts, why you gather them, and the way you tell them can’t be separated from the story you’re telling."
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october 2011 by cluebucket

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