Hundreds of thousands of people are out on the streets in Brazil protesting deteriorating economic conditions.
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The families of gun victims grieve during Chicago’s deadliest weekend of the year. Photo Credit: Chicago Tribune
Globe and Mail claims it’s the largest spill in North America. It’s also the third major leak in Alberta, including one burst pipeline that spilled nearly one million gallons of oil in May 2012.
Also of interest, the company didn’t report the spill until a citizen reported it to a local TV station.
— <a href=”http://www.treehugger.com/gadgets/smartphones-used-monitor-rainforest-illegal-logging.html”>Solar-powered smartphones to be used to monitor rainforest for illegal logging</a> (via treehugger)
two of my favorite journos
A child from the Munduruku tribe rests in the auditorium of the Brazil’s Indian affairs bureau (FUNAI) headquarters while Munduruku Indians occupy the building in Brasilia on June 10, 2013. The Indians from the Amazon Basin are demonstrating against violations of indigenous rights and calling for the suspension of the construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric plant on the Xingu, Teles Pires and Tapajos rivers.
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KATHMANDU — Nepal’s Supreme Court has ordered the government to alter passports so that transgenders no longer have to describe themselves as male or female, a court spokesman said, a move welcomed by rights activists.
Not all is bad at home :)
Sales of George Orwellâs 1984 are up 69 percent on Amazon, according to a list on the website. The book marked its 60th anniversary on June 6 amid a flurry of real-world news stories on secret government surveillance. Amazon lists the paperback version of the sci-fi classic as the 19th biggest book on its Movers and Shakers list. The current sales rank is 110. The list identifies the biggest gainers in sales rank compared to 24 hours ago. Update: As of 3:22 p.m. EDT, sales of Orwell’s 1984 are up 91 percent on the Amazon Movers and Shakers list.
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