Canada’s Collapsing Permafrost Is a Climate Change Disaster: Here’s What We’re Reading

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Here’s what we’re reading today.

1. Melting permafrost will release greenhouse gases stored for thousands of years

“The climate-driven collapse of Canada’s Arctic permafrost is much more widespread than previously thought, according to new research that presents a dire picture of the changing northern landscape. The study maps an unprecedented area of permafrost that is poised to thaw, threatening local communities and infrastructure, and may speed up global warming.”

Vice News

2. President Trump’s untruths are starting to pile up

“The need for Congress to figure out why he and his team keep misleading the public about Russia grows more urgent by the day, even if they are ultimately exonerated.”

The Atlantic

+1: Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from any investigation into Russian connections. What that means. – Vox

+1: ‘Most dangerous diplomat’ becomes central figure in Trump team’s ties to Moscow. – CBC News

3. How Uber used a secret tool to deceived authorities world wide

“Uber has for years engaged in a worldwide program to deceive the authorities in markets where its low-cost ride-hailing service was being resisted by law enforcement or, in some instances, had been outright banned.”

New York Times

4. After Brexit, who will feed all these chickens?

“Britain’s farmers rely on foreign workers to pick strawberries and raise chickens. Brexit puts that model at risk.”


+1: Mayor of Calais ‘bans distribution of food to migrants.’ – Independent 

5. “You may want to marry my husband”

“A woman dying of cancer writes a love letter to her husband, for whomever finds him next. Without a doubt the most heartbreaking, touching thing you’ll read today.”

New York Times