Saturday, June 12, 2021

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/9/2021

By Lambert Strether of Corrente. Patient readers, this too will be a short Water Cooler, since I have a second post to write. –lambert Bird Song of the Day The Powerful Woodpecker (mostly calls, but occasionally exerting its power). * * * water_cooler.otln #COVID19 At reader request, I’ve added this daily chart from 91-DIVOC. The […]

The United Mine Workers Strike at Warrior Met Coal

The issues and the cast of characters at Warrior Met Coal.

Head Start’s Long-Run Impacts on Human Capital and Labor-Market Outcomes

A large-scale preschool program – even one with less per-child expenditures than model preschools – can deliver long-run benefits to students.

Links 6/9/2021

U.S. Southwest, Already Parched, Sees ‘Virtual Water’ Drain Abroad

As the Colorado River Basin enters yet another year of drought, global companies are worsening the water crisis.

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/8/2021

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The Front Lines of Climate Change: Cyclone Yaas and the Sundarbans

Cyclone Yaas smacked India and Bangladesh in late May. Its most severe impact was on the Sundarbans, the vast delta the two countries share.

Links 6/8/2021

Washington Post Publisher Says Biden DOJ ‘Intensified’ Trump-Era Attacks on Press Freedom

“The egregious acts by the outgoing Trump Justice Department, and the apparent doubling down on them during the Biden administration, should alarm all Americans, regardless of political persuasion.”

WHO Celebrates As Indian Health Regulator Removes Ivermectin from Its Covid-19 Protocol

After India finally gets somewhat of a grip on its deadly second wave, one of its health regulators just took away one of its main lines of defense. 

Covid Was a Tipping Point for Telehealth. If Some Have Their Way, Virtual Visits Are Here to Stay.

Health industry leaders and many patient advocates are pushing Congress and the Biden administration to preserve the pandemic-fueled expansion of telehealth.

2:00PM Water Cooler 6/7/2021

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UN Report Assesses Dire State of Global Soil Pollution

The UN last week issued a report assessing the dire state the world’s soil. The calls to action are inadequate to the scale of the problem.

Links 6/7/2021

Environmental Activists Call on Biden Administration to Pursue Ratification of the Basel Convention to Block U.S. Exports of Plastics and e-Waste

California lawmakers and NGOs call on the Biden administration to press for U.S. ratification of the 1989 Basel Convention and subsequent amendments.