The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Trump derides protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries


“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according to these people, referring to countries mentioned by the lawmakers.


Plastics Pile Up as China Refuses to Take the West’s Recycling

China Plastic
Is plastic waste from overseas “the reason why you can’t see blue skies in China?” he asked. “I don’t think so. Go fight the big battles, not the small battles.”

How a remote South African rural community, with barely any electricity, built its own ISP

SouthAfrica Internet

Community is at the heart of Zenzeleni’s model. All revenues stay in the community: each cooperative has a bank account, and all residents get together to decide what to do with the money that’s been paid for Zenzeleni services.

The Bottom of the Ocean Is Sinking


In the new investigation, researchers looked at more long-term impacts to the seafloor. They evaluated how much the shape of the ocean bottom may have changed between 1993 and 2014, taking into account the amount of water added to the ocean from liquid formerly locked up on land as ice. Previous research into seafloor stretching had omitted that extra water, the scientists wrote in the study.

#Science #TheOcean #ClimateChange #Earth

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