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Seeing animals in need in Australia, a group of two dozen crafters and seamstresses from central Minnesota got together in a church basement and started sewing. Using donated cotton and flannel fabric, these crafty crafters have now made hundreds of bat wraps, wallaby hanging bags and lined pouches for baby kangaroos. These items are designed to help volunteers in Australia “cuddle and comfort” injured and displaced wildlife and young animals that lost their mothers and their homes in the devastating fires there. The group has a connection on the ground in Australia — and got the handmade items to a nonprofit in Queensland that distributes supplies to rehabilitation centers and into the hands of “carers who need them.” And as soon as they can, the group now plans to shift to making things for wildlife rehabilitative centers and animal rescue groups in Minnesota.
Earlier this year, the NY Times’ Bill Broad shone a spotlight on the fine work of Linda Zall, who was a leader in using the CIA’s spy satellites to gather and analyze climate change data and intelligence for the government.
This past week, Our Daily Planet got a chance to sit down with the Right Honorable David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham, as well as the Shadow Secretary of State for Justice and Shadow Lord Chancellor in Keir Starmer’s Shadow Cabinet. We were inspired to talk to David after a recent TED Talk he […]
The Wheelabrator waste-to-energy incinerator is Baltimore’s biggest standing source of air pollution. Its smokestacks send toxic mercury, lead, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides into the air off of I-95 in South Baltimore, whose residents are primarily Black and low-income.
Why This Matters: High polluting incinerators like the Wheelabrator facility are both harmful and expensive.
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