The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Opinion: Costa Rica’s dolphin hypocrisy

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, all national fishing sectors are in dire straits. Moving the purse sein boats out to 60 miles will only help national fleets and of course dolphins, while not affecting tuna production.

One of the most popular tuna brands has a responsible fishing campaign going with one of their postings showing frolicking dolphins. Capturing dolphins to catch tuna is not responsible fishing. At one point, it was probably necessary to fish tuna over dolphin to make production levels. That is no longer the case.

#costarica #Nature #Overfishing #centralamerica

5 Major Banks Exposed for Moving Trillions for Mobsters, Onecoin, and Drug Cartels

According to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), five major global banks have been exposed funneling trillions of dollars in criminal funds in the recently leaked FinCEN Files. The massive leak is 2,100 documents spanning from 2000 to 2017 which shows fraudulent funds flowed almost effortlessly through JPMorgan, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, Deutsche Bank, and Bank of New York Mellon.

#JPMorganChase #Cartels #fatcat #Crime

Death toll rises as Azeris, Armenians say civilian areas are under fire

The fighting has increased international concern that other regional powers could be dragged into the conflict – Turkey has expressed solidarity with Azerbaijan while Armenia has a defence pact with Russia.

 #azerbaijan #WARZONE #russia

We’ve Long Waited for Fusion. This Reactor May Finally Deliver It—Fast.


Research programs and government projects around the world have studied tokamak, stellarator, and other fusion reactor design for decades with relatively few milestones reached. The record for sustained fusion time is just a fraction of a second, and one industry joke goes that fusion is always 30 years away.

#science #fusion #MIT #thefutureisnow

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