Borneo island is the largest in the region and is at the center of the archipelago nation. East Kalimantan was once almost completely covered by rainforests, but illegal logging has removed much of its original growth. It is home to only 3.5 million people and is surrounded by the Kutai National Park, known for orangutans and other primates and mammals. … [Read more...] about Indonesia to remove ‘burden’ away from capital city Jakarta to less crowded, less polluted province
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"Even so, the damage and loss of life inflicted by this massive hurricane in Louisiana and Mississippi were staggering, with significant effects extending into the Florida panhandle, Georgia, and Alabama," the NHC said in its report. "Considering the scope of its impacts, Katrina was one of the most devastating natural disasters in United States history." … [Read more...] about What was the worst hurricane to hit the US? Here are the costliest storms
IRENA's Taibi was more optimistic. He said that while the growth of wave power has been gradual, it was only "a matter of time" before it became the "sixth pillar" of renewable energy that will become commercialized. … [Read more...] about Could waves become the next big renewable energy source?
The original intent behind Section 230 was to nurture startups and entrepreneurs. One of its key architects, Sen. Ron Wyden, said as recently as last year that without the law, "all online media would face an onslaught of bad-faith lawsuits and pressure campaigns from the powerful." He's also said Section 230 encourages websites to remove objectionable content by creating a "good Samaritan" expectation: Under the law, tech companies can't be sued for trying to do the right thing, though the federal government can still sue platforms over criminal content. … [Read more...] about These 26 words ‘created the internet.’ The US government is coming for them
Mira Sorvino: “I have so much gratitude and admiration for the six brave women who testified, who endured efforts to demean and discredit them, and ultimately prevailed in putting a monster behind bars. Harvey Weinstein has haunted many of our lives, even our nightmares, long after he initially did what he did to each one of us. We have finally taken that power back. And we have exposed his evil and that of others like him. He will rot in jail as he deserves, and we will begin to have some closure. Any survivor out there who is scared and hopeless and doesn’t know what to do — know that we are here for you, and there is hope and love and light and community. Together, we have and will continue to make change in the laws and the culture, and this is just a drop in a wave of justice to come for predators and survivors everywhere.” … [Read more...] about Rose McGowan says Weinstein ‘will know what it’s like to have power wrapped around his neck’