Weekly News Roundup - April 14th-21st

Climate Change

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A recent study by Swiss Re found that climate change is becoming increasingly costly for the insurance industry

Andrew Wheeler, former coal lobbyist and current EPA chief, says that climate change is not his highest priority

More than 100 people were arrested during climate change protests in London



Maine has taken a huge step forward in teacher evaluation by removing requirements to base teacher evaluation on students' test results


A new study suggests that older adults who are victims of financial scams may be more likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer's disease than those who do not fall for such scams

Human Rights

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is temporarily allowing a policy of forcing migrants to stay in Mexico while their asylum Claires are processed to continue A similar article (paywall) can be found here

Confused about what is asylum, and who can seek it? Click here to read an overview put together by the New York Times

The Director of Human Rights Watch in Israel is being deported

The Trump administration will not nominate anyone to serve on a United Nations committee on racism

A group of LGBT+ Syrian refugees launched a legal challenge against Britain on Monday, saying it offered them asylum but left them in Turkey, where their sexuality puts them in danger

Mental Illness

The Associated Press

Suicide attempts and mental illness diagnoses are rising in Texas while the overall prison population is declining

Black patients with severe depression are more likely than their white counterparts to be misdiagnosed with schizophrenia

Due to rising real estate and staffing costs, board-and-care homes in California for people with serious mental illness are closing at a rapid rate

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