/Links 8/10/2020

Links 8/10/2020

Wildlife forensics: how a giant pangolin named Ghost could help save the species Guardian (furzy)

Italian valley still in ‘red zone’ as Mont Blanc glacier threatens collapse Phys.org (chuck l)

Brent Scowcroft RIP: He Risked A Friend To Reject The Iraq War American Conservative

Ecological disaster as Japanese carrier spills 1,000 tonnes of crude oil on pristine beaches of Mauritius – as country’s leader warns cracks in the ship are growing and they fear it could break in half Daily Mail

How falling solar costs have renewed clean hydrogen hopes MIT Technology Review

ATOMIC BOMBINGS AT 75: My Father Was to Invade Japan; He Did Not Feel Saved By the Bomb Consortium News

Opposition in Belarus says Lukashenko’s re-election win is illegitimate Reuters



HS that suspended teen who tweeted photo of hallway has 9 COVID-19 cases Ars Technica

Pharma is showering Congress with cash, even as drug makers race to fight the coronavirus Stat

Banks braced as pandemic poses biggest test since financial crisis FT

US tops 5 million confirmed virus cases, to Europe’s alarm AP

School year like no other launches with chaos coast to coast Houston Chronicle

Coronavirus data failures add to California’s struggle to deal with pandemic LA Times

At sunny Saint-Tropez, the party crowd brings champagne — and the coronavirus WaPo

Woman Goes To Get Her Nails Done Just 2 Days After Testing Positive For Coronavirus Bored Panda


Cutting Corners in the Race for a Vaccine Der Spiegel

Explainer: What is antigen testing? And why are Indians states using it more and more? Scroll

Climate change and COVID-19: reinforcing Indigenous food systems The Lancet

Trump Transition

Trump says adding his face to Mount Rushmore ‘sounds like a good idea’ NY Post

How Pro-Trump Forces Work the Refs in Silicon Valley NYT

With latest executive orders, Trump gets approval from his golf club crowd Politico

Trump, US face pivotal UN vote on Iran The Hill

EPA to Rescind Methane Regulations for Oil and Gas WSJ. Because of the timing, this action won’t survive a potential Congressional Review Act challenge, if the Democrats capture both the White House and both houses of Congress.

Trump’s Threat to Press Freedom Is Global TruthOut

Class Warfare

Apple refuses to allow major gaming apps from Microsoft, Google, and Facebook onto the App Store, and the fight just went public Busines Insider

Apple imported clothes from Xinjiang firm facing US forced labour sanctions Guardian

Barack and Michelle Obama’s family home has an incredible rooftop terrace – see inside Hello! Chuffed to see they are comfortable and enjoying themselves.

America in Flames

US Postal Service

Waste Watch

Credit system designed to boost plastics recovery launching in 2021 Waste Dive


Election Fears Begin to Spread Capital & Main

Biden’s Ukrainegate Problem Counterpunch



National security law: Hong Kong media mogul Jimmy Lai arrested on suspicion of foreign collusion, as police detain at least eight others, raid Apple Daily newsroom SCMP

China imposes sanctions on U.S. lawmakers over Hong Kong Reuters

China sympathisers’: a new Red Scare stalks Australian businesses SCMP

Iran’s Pact With China Is Bad News for the West Foreign Policy

Tech, Financial Firms Eye Ways to Save TikTok’s U.S. Operations From Ban WSJ


Panel of US Firms to Push Back Against India’s Regulation of Non-Personal Data The Wire

Manmohan Singh’s ‘three steps’ to stem India’s economic crisis BBC

US, India in a tentative anti-China embrace Asia Times


The statesman John Hume and lessons over the Middle East Independent. Robert Fisk.

Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup: Live updates Al Jazeera

Who profits from the Beirut blast? Asia Times.Pepe Escobar.

Lebanon, a state in freefall thanks to corrupt governance Qantara

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See yesterday’s Links and Antidote du Jour here.

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