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Subject Espresso - Climate pressures force Turkish nomads to settle, US abortion rights, renewables to dominate new power capacity
Date December 1, 2021 12:29 PM
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Land disputes, climate change pressure Turkish nomads to settle [[link removed]]

As drought and tensions with local farmers threaten their pastoralist lifestyle, the last of Turkey's nomadic Yoruks fear they may soon have to settle down

US abortion rights: Could a Mississippi case overturn Roe v Wade? [[link removed]]

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to hear a case on Wednesday from Mississippi that could overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling recognizing a woman's right to end a pregnancy

Rising sun: Renewables to dominate new power capacity through 2026: IEA [[link removed]]

Renewable electricity capacity in five years will equal today's global total for fossil fuels and nuclear energy combined but needs to grow even faster to meet climate goals

U.S. abortion battle: What is the law in other countries? [[link removed]]

From El Salvador to the Philippines, various countries have near-total bans on abortion like the one that came into force in Texas in September

British armed forces to allow people with HIV to enlist [[link removed]]

From next year, serving British military personnel who have tested positive for HIV, but no longer carry a detectable viral load, will be allowed to be deployed on military operations

World's underground fungal life to be mapped for first time [[link removed]]

Fungal networks, which store billions of tonnes of CO2, are under threat from factors including fertiliser use in agriculture, urbanisation and climate change

California could save its last nuclear plant- US energy chief [[link removed]]

The Biden administration has expressed support for the nuclear power industry as crucial to its goal of decarbonizing the U.S. electrical grid by 2035

Canada's flood-hit British Columbia braces for more heavy rain [[link removed]]

Flooding earlier this month in Canada's westernmost province triggered landslides that killed four people, cut off rail access and caused billions of dollars of damage

Swedish PM chooses party veteran Damberg as finance minister [[link removed]]

Sweden PM appoints Lina Axelsson Kihlblom as school minister, the first trans politician to hold the post in the country

Opinion OPINION: Is a WHO pandemic treaty set to fail? [[link removed]]

The adoption of a ‘pandemic treaty’ could mitigate harm next time we are hit by disease but only with reforms to the international legal system

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