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The World’s Oldest Moss Outlived the Dinosaurs, however It Might Not Survive Local weather Change Scientific American

The Fungi-Mad Women of Lengthy In the past JSTOR. Clickbait headline. The deck: “In mycology’s early days, botanical drawing was, for some girls, a calling. Their mushroom renderings have been key to establishing this new discipline.”

Uncommon Grey Wolf Pack Emerges in Unlikely Southern Sierra Nevada Habitat, Tons of of Miles Away From Different Recognized Packs SFist

Credit score Suisse retail buyers plan lawsuit difficult UBS takeover FT

Local weather

How an ideal storm of local weather and climate led to catastrophic Maui hearth LA Instances

Hawaii Officers Have been Warned Years In the past That Maui’s Lahaina Confronted Excessive Wildfire Danger WSJ (KS).

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Is Carbon Seize and Storage a Local weather Answer? Inside Local weather Information

World heating prone to hit world meals provide earlier than 1.5C, says UN professional Guardian (KS).

Soil microbiome, Earth’s ‘residing pores and skin’ below menace from local weather change (press launch) Penn State College


US COVID markers up barely once more CIDRAP. “The 2 foremost indicators that federal well being officers use to trace COVID-19 exercise—hospitalizations and deaths—each registered small rises this week.” That’s as a result of they’re lagging indicators. “Biobot wastewater monitoring suggests regularly rising ranges in all areas of the nation.” Steadily rising:

Properly, I believe — surprisingly — CIDRAP comes near minimizing right here. Sure, the slope of this surge is much less steep than earlier surges, so in that sense, “gradual.” Nonetheless, absolutely the numbers are excessive, already larger than one earlier peak. Additional, Midwest ranges usually are not “regularly rising” in any respect; they’re (ignoring doable backward revision) heading towards the vertical. As I wrote

Seems like the present surge is transferring alongside fairly properly! Keep secure on the market…. Open air tenting on Labor Day, no? Removed from the madding crowd? 232 days away…. And drive, versus flying? Only a thought!

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Lengthy COVID in a extremely vaccinated inhabitants contaminated throughout a SARS-CoV-2 Omicron wave – Australia, 2022 (preprint) medRxiv. N = 22,744. From the Summary: “In a extremely vaccinated inhabitants (94% with >=3 vaccine doses), nearly 20% of individuals contaminated with the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant reported signs per Lengthy COVID 90 days put up prognosis. Lengthy COVID was related to sustained destructive impacts on work/research and a considerable utilisation of GP providers 2-3 months after the acute sickness; nonetheless, ED displays and hospitalisations for Lengthy COVID have been uncommon.”

Good Thermometer–Primarily based Participatory Surveillance to Discern the Function of Kids in Family Viral Transmission Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic JAMA. From June, after we linked to it, however germane, as “Again to College” looms. From the Summary: ” On this cohort research utilizing participatory surveillance to measure within-household transmission at a nationwide scale, we discerned an necessary function for kids within the unfold of viral an infection inside households through the COVID-19 pandemic, heightened when colleges have been in session, supporting a job for college attendance in COVID-19 unfold.”

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The Media Are Nonetheless Failing to Ask Critical Questions on Lengthy COVID to Coverage Makers Mike the Mad Biologist

Docs wrestle with methods to assist sufferers with coronary heart situations after COVID-19 CBS. They might begin by carrying masks and supporting common masking in well being care services. Nonetheless, it’s good to see “coronary heart situations” and “COVID-19” in the identical headline. Typically, the 2 matters are saved rigorously, even assiduously, aside.

No, We Haven’t “Lived” with Ailments for Hundreds of thousands of Years Jessica Wildfire, OK Doomer. Wildfire is uneven. Right here she is spot on.


How U.S. and China Are Breaking Up, in Charts WSJ. Hmm.

How America is failing to interrupt up with China The Economist

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Zombie Economic system New Left Evaluate

China’s japanese financial powerhouse gives nationwide snapshot; declining workforce, demand and wages plague Jiangsu South China Morning Submit

China would possibly change one in all its most hated legal guidelines Semafor. The hukou system.


Sanctioned Myanmar Minister Visited India to Research Aadhaar The Wire. The “Aadhaar Distinctive Id system.” I can’t think about how that may assist the Junta…. 

Junta Boss Advisor Faces ‘Hopeless’ Activity: Fixing Myanmar’s Financial Disaster The Irrawaddy. The beatings will proceed….


West African bloc scraps disaster assembly on Niger coup Al Jazeera. ECOWAS. “The assembly was indefinitely suspended for ‘technical causes.’”

From Chi-City bagman to ECOWAS chairman: meet the previous cash launderer main the push to invade Niger The Grayzone

China ‘profitable lion’s share’ of development tasks in Africa, research finds South China Morning Submit

European Disunion

France’s supreme court docket suspends gov’t determination to dissolve environmental activist group France24


US pressures Saudi Arabia to promote oil in {dollars}, not Chinese language yuan, amid Israel negotiations Ben Norton, Geopolitical Report

Taliban’s Massively Profitable Opium Eradication Raises Questions About What US Was Doing All Alongside Mint Press

Expensive Previous Blighty

‘An utter shame’: 90% of England’s most treasured river habitats blighted by uncooked sewage and farming air pollution Guardian

New Not-So-Chilly Struggle

Ukraine makes “tactically vital” progress in counteroffensive – NYT Ukrainska Pravda

Russian Twister Rocket Artillery Programs Bombarding ‘Overseas Mercenaries’ at Lugansk Coaching Vary Army Watch. For some definition of “overseas mercenaries.”

‘Bribery throughout conflict is treason’: Ukraine’s Zelenskyy fires military recruiters Al Jazeera

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Ukraine’s Overseas Minister Assures: Taurus and Atacms Will Be Used Completely inside Ukraine’s Borders European Pravda

Seymour Hersh: Harold Pinter Had It Proper (full) Scheer Submit. Results of Nord Stream II on Germany’s political economic system.

Blackwater paved the best way for Wagner Al Jazeera

Biden Administration

Lina Khan: Essentially the most feared individual in Silicon Valley is a 34-year-old in DC Yahoo Finance. 

AOC calls for DOJ goal Clarence Thomas over relationship with Republican megadonor FOX. A number of “megadonors” (billionaires), actually. Pushed by Professional Publica reporting.


The Sweep and Power of Part Three William Baude and Michael Stokes Paulsen, College of Pennsylvania Regulation Evaluate. Essential!! The Summary:

Part Three of the Fourteenth Modification forbids holding workplace by former workplace holders who then take part in riot or rise up. Due to a spread of misperceptions and mistaken assumptions, Part Three’s full authorized penalties haven’t been appreciated or enforced. This text corrects these errors by setting forth the total sweep and pressure of Part Three. First, Part Three stays an enforceable a part of the Structure, not restricted to the Civil Struggle, and never successfully repealed by nineteenth century amnesty laws. Second, Part Three is self-executing, working as an instantaneous disqualification from workplace, with out the necessity for added motion by Congress. It might probably and ought to be enforced by each official, state or federal, who judges {qualifications}. Third, to the extent of any battle with prior constitutional guidelines, Part Three repeals, supersedes, or just satisfies them. This contains the principles in opposition to payments of attainder or ex put up facto legal guidelines, the Due Course of Clause, and even the free speech ideas of the First Modification. Fourth, Part Three covers a broad vary of conduct in opposition to the authority of the constitutional order, together with many cases of oblique participation or assist as “help or consolation.” It covers a broad vary of former workplaces, together with the Presidency. And specifically, it disqualifies former President Donald Trump, and probably many others, due to their participation within the tried overthrow of the 2020 presidential election.

Each Baude and Paulsen are members of the Federalist Society. I shall be to see how Turley reacts to this (and he ought to react).

The Memo: Authorized chaos engulfs Biden and Trump The Hill

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‘Shoeless Joe’ Weiss and the fixing of the Hunter Biden recreation Jonathan Turley, The Hill 

The Bidens’ Case Will Maintain On Giving Moon of Alabama

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Vivek Ramaswamy says US ‘local weather change agenda’ is a ‘hoax’ The Hill. He’s a loonie.

Ron DeSantis and his backers paid $95,000 to an Iowa spiritual chief’s group Reuters

Spook Nation

Commentary on the Implementation Plan for the 2023 US Nationwide Cybersecurity Technique Schneier on Safety. I’m somewhat stunned to see Schneier merely quoting the Atlantic Council (“…lastly implementing a working digital identification answer…”, “… the precarious current for the executive state…”. And far else).

This Is What Occurs When Individuals Begin Really Studying Privateness Insurance policies The Markup

Digital Watch

AI shall be on the middle of the subsequent monetary disaster, SEC chair warns Felix Salmon, Axios

Multinationals flip to generative AI to handle provide chains FT

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Two rival robotaxi providers win approval to function all through San Francisco regardless of security considerations AP. Willie, good job.

The 420

The age of Ok: how ketamine grew to become the last decade’s defining drug The Face

Zeitgeist Watch

Word: All three of those traits have the impact of lowering crowding in poorly ventilated areas.

It’s not simply the workplace folks don’t need to go to: COVID seems to have completely severed one thing as faculty attendance plummets and retains dropping Fortune

Tons of of presidency workers in San Francisco instructed to earn a living from home as a result of excessive ranges of crime within the space, report says Insider

Airways can’t add high-end seats quick sufficient as vacationers deal with themselves to top quality CNBC

Understanding Migration Traits to Put together for the Submit-Pandemic Future Federal Reserve Financial institution of Cleveland

Class Warfare

Fourteen days throughout the Atlantic, perched on a ship’s rudder BBC (Furzy Mouse).

Antidote du jour (through):

Bonus antidote (JB):

JB writes: “Right here is pictures L. took one morning on her run.”

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