WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The U.S. and Australia have removed sanctions against Fiji following democratic elections last month in the South Pacific nation.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s Senate has passed legislation to create a 2.55 billion Australian dollar ($2.25 billion) environment fund to replace the carbon tax on the nation’s worst greenhouse gas polluters that was axed in July.
What used to be a costly, sci-fi solution to childlessness has emerged as an everyday story. But as the procedure becomes more common, so do cross-border legal and ethical problems, as highlighted by a case after a Thai surrogate mother bore twins: The Australian parents took the healthy child and left the one with Down syndrome behind.
Last week’s episode of Real Time With Bill Maher featured an interview with Harvard University Student and activist Chloe Maxmin on the power of student-led divestment from the fossil fuel industry. Divestment is not simply “giving up on voting”, but rather using another tool in the array of options for democratic influence on what is a) happening to our planet and b) what our own money is being used for. The goals of Divest Harvard are for the “number one” university in the world to stop any further investments in fossil fuel companies, to divest their $11.8 million in holdings from the top 200 public traded fossil fuel companies, as well as their indirect holdings within a span of five years, which would be reinvested in socially responsible funds.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A plan to protect a vast swathe of ocean off Antarctica’s coast by creating the world’s largest marine reserve appears headed for failure for a fourth time.
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