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Subject Espresso - Jabs for jobs in U.S., Mercury contamination in the Amazon, Uganda's HIV medicine drone deliveries
Date December 17, 2021 1:01 PM
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Jabs for jobs: U.S. vaccine mandates offer bargaining chip for worker rights [[link removed]]

Some major unions in the U.S. are embracing vaccine mandates, while others have criticized them for either overreaching or not going far enough

Amazon tribe suffers mercury contamination as illegal mining spreads [[link removed]]

Indigenous Munduruku people are suffering dangerous levels of mercury exposure from illegal gold mining, with some children showing developmental delays

As Beirutis face housing violations, award-winning NGO steps in [[link removed]]

An award-winning nonprofit is monitoring housing rights violations across Lebanon, from evictions to abandoned properties

Court win for Indian farmer raises hope for villages hit by coal mining [[link removed]]

Two companies are found liable for irresponsible mining and violating mine closure norms, and ordered to pay clean-up compensation

Uganda tests drones to speed up delivery of HIV medicine [[link removed]]

Drones could play a role in revolutionising HIV treatment in harder to reach areas following success improving healthcare in other regions.

Typhoon Rai weakens after pummelling central Philippines [[link removed]]

Rai, which at one point intensified into a category 5 storm, the highest classification, toppled power and communication lines, complicating disaster response

World coal power demand to hit new high after China, India, U.S. surge - IEA [[link removed]]

The IEA says global power generation from coal was expected to increase 9% in 2021 driven by a rapid economic recovery

Opinion OPINION: The hospitality sector must be regulated, old unions need to adapt [[link removed]]

No sick pay, no breaks, no meals. This is what happens in an industry that exploits workers with no consequences and little help from large unions.

OPINION: How privacy debate risks compromising child online protection [[link removed]]

As the conversation heats up between privacy versus protection lobbyists and legislators in the UK and Europe, what does the public think?

OPINION: How a Laos dam collapse exposes flaws in ESG investments [[link removed]]

Examples like this don’t just undermine the credibility of ESG. They also make it much more difficult for victims of corporate abuse to secure accountability

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