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Illustration: Eva Bee/The Guardian

May 19, 2022

Massive food producers hold too much power – and the regulators scarcely understand what is happening. Sound familiar?

For the past few years, scientists have been frantically sounding an alarm that governments refuse to hear: the global food system is beginning to look like the global financial system in the run-up to 2008.

18/05/22
Author: 
Sharanya Hrishikesh & Meryl Sebastian
Summer began early this year with high temperatures from March

May 16, 2022

An intense heatwave is sweeping through northern India with temperatures hitting a record 49.2C (120.5F) in parts of the capital, Delhi.

This is the fifth heatwave in the capital since March.

Officials in many parts of the country have asked people to take precautions as temperatures are set to remain high.

18/05/22
Author: 
CBC - The Early Edition
Editor: Interesting details.
Old-growth logging protests in the Fairy Creek watershed have broken records for the largest act of civil disobedience in Canadian history. The CBC's Kathryn Marlow takes a deep dive into exactly how many arrests have been made, and what for.
Aired: May 17, 2022
 
18/05/22
Author: 
CBC - The Early Edition
Editor: Good interview on this question.
 
In a bid to ease the pressure of soaring gas prices, BC Green Party leader Sonia Furstenau is calling on the province to making public transit free for the next four months.
Aired: May 17, 2022
 
17/05/22
Author: 
William Rivers Pitt
A tired nurse leaves Mt. Sinai Morningside hospital in New York City, on April 23, 2020. B.A. VAN SISE / NURPHOTO VIA GETTY IMAGES

May 9, 2022

As far as medical publications go, it doesn’t get much better than The Lancet. Founded in 1823, the journal has published many of the most important peer-reviewed studies, articles and case reviews in the field.

Over the weekend, The Lancet dropped an editorial titled “COVID-19: the next phase and beyond.” It read:

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17/05/22
Author: 
Richard Zussman
Rising gas prices in BC May 2022 - Global

May 16, 2022

As the cost of gas soars once more in parts of the province like Metro Vancouver, the BC Greens are proposing a temporary relief measure.

17/05/22
Author: 
Alex Hemmingway
British Columbia could massively increase public investment in below-market rental housing. (Nathan Shurr / Unsplash)

May 15, 2022

Public investment in below-market rental housing could leverage private-sector development to secure housing for all. This idea is being floated to address British Columbia’s housing crisis — and should be taken up everywhere.

n the face of a mounting housing crisis, British Columbia should massively increase public investment in below-market rental housing. This up-front investment could literally pay for itself, with no increase to taxpayer-supported debt.

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