Weekly News Roundup - May 18th-25th

Climate Change

In their latest elections, Australians shrugged off the warming seas killing the Great Barrier Reef and the extreme drought punishing farmers. On Saturday, in a result that stunned most analysts, they re-elected the conservative coalition that has long resisted plans to sharply cut down on carbon emissions and coal

As emissions continue to rise, some experts are suggesting converting methane into a less potent greenhouse gas - CO2

Amazon shareholders rejected employees' calls to come up with a climate change plan

Education

Bernie Sanders wants to triple federal Title I funding for schools that serve a large number of low-income students, set a national salary floor for teachers of $60,000, and provide universal school meals: breakfast, lunch, and snacks for every student year-round

You probably heard about Robert Smith announcing he would repay the student loans of the Morehouse College graduating class. Click here to read an opinion piece on why the fact we are applauding this gift is a sign of policy failure

Elderly

What's new in the quest for Alzheimer's drugs

Human Rights

Trump Administration to LGBT Couples: Your ‘Out of Wedlock’ Kids Aren’t Citizens

At least 1 million people are, right this very moment, languishing in what the U.S. military has now deemed “concentration camps” in China. But recent attempts by U.S. officials and lawmakers to push for change have made little difference as a shocking human rights crisis continues to worsen

Mental Illness 

Click here for a step-by-step tutorial on how to support people using smartphone apps for serious mental illness


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