Dead fish wash up near $6.3 million passageway designed to protect them. Why didn’t it work? Sacramento Bee. Looks like we can’t build tunnels on the West Coast either.
Plight of the Platypus bioGraphic
Rewilding complex ecosystems Science. “We suggest that rewilding efforts should target trophic complexity, natural disturbances, and dispersal as interacting processes that can improve ecosystem resilience and maintain biodiversity.” Important.
Mark Carney: Resolving the climate paradox (PDF) Bank of International Settlements. From 2016, still well worth a read.
Activists ensure climate change is centre stage Editorial Board, FT
World Economic Outlook, April 2019 Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery (PDF) International Monetary Fund
Warren Buffett ready to buy in Britain regardless of Brexit FT. Picking the carcass clean?
Spain elections: WhatsApp suspends left-wing party Podemos’s communication channel days before vote Independent. TOS violation which, apparently, Bolsonaro was able to avoid. A make-good?
U.S. Citizens Who Raided North Korea’s Embassy In Spain Are “Dissidents”? Moon of Alabama (KW).
Time to bury the hatchet Jakarta Post
Belt and Road Project Strengthens the Role of China Valdai Discussion Club
Notes on the Mueller Report: A Reading Diary Benjamin Witte, Lawfare
The Mueller Report Indicts the Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theory Aaron Maté, The Nation
Woodward Says New Evidence Needed for Impeachment Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire. This is a re-headlined Axios excerpt, but it’s a better headline.
‘I can land the plane’: How Rosenstein tried to mollify Trump, protect Mueller and save his job WaPo. Unfortunate metaphor, these days.
Here’s the Kremlin’s playbook for disrupting the 2020 election Think Progress and F.B.I. Warns of Russian Interference in 2020 Race and Boosts Counterintelligence Operations NYT. The litmus test for good faith coverage of this issue is very simple: Support for or at least mention of hand-marked paper ballots, hand-counted in public, because — just hear me out — that voting system can’t be hacked. There’s no digital middleman. (Notice also the vague and therefore hysteria-enabling “disrupting” and “interference.”)
Assange’s Imprisonment Arguably Reveals Even More Corruption Than WikiLeaks Did Caitlin Johnstone, Consortium News
Trump withdraws from UN arms treaty as NRA crowd cheers in delight Guardian (KW). A treaty we have never signed…
Trump leaves Pentagon power vacuum Politico
Trump administration reevaluating offshore drilling plans AP. Good. Leave it in the ground.
Guantanamo Is Becoming a Nursing Home for Its Aging Terror Suspects Defense One. Move them to a US nursing home. Problem solved.
Big Brother Is Watching You Watch
Vein-pattern recognition is the latest technology driving China’s AI, robotics revolution South China Morning Post
Imperial Collapse Watch
America Isn’t as Powerful as It Thinks It Is Stephen Walt, Foreign Policy (Re Silc: “It’s why guys in sandals and ak47s always beat us”).
Time for Trilateral Coordination on 5G Dennis Blair, Michael Chertoff, and Arthur Coviello, The Diplomat. “When China joined the WTO in 2001, nobody imagined that less than 20 years later, it would be positioned to dominate one the most lucrative emerging technology sectors in the world.” What a confession of policy bankruptcy. “Nobody could have predicted.”
A misremembered empire Tortoise. The sun set….
Hedge-Fund Ownership Cost Sears Workers Their Jobs. Now They’re Fighting Back. The Nation (UserFriendly).
Toward an Information Operations Kill Chain Bruce Schneier, LawFare. Interesting and important, but surely with broader application than Schneier seems to realize.
Antidote du Jour (via):
Bonus antidote (MR):
When you think you have seen everything 😍 pic.twitter.com/tuGHSn8eBv
— NativeAmericanSoul (@Nativeesoul) April 26, 2019
Try that with your robot car!
See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here