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How to have a waste-free Halloween

Hello, Earthlings! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions that are moving us to a more sustainable world. (Sign up here to get it in your inbox every Thursday.) This week: How to have a waste-free Halloween Can China become carbon-neutral by 2060? Canada has ‘no …

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Beijing erupts at Canada after parliamentary committee says China’s Uighur policy amounts to ‘genocide’

China’s foreign ministry is lashing out at Canada after a House of Commons subcommittee concluded that the state’s mistreatment of Uighurs living in Xinjiang province amounts to a policy of genocide. The committee’s report, tabled Wednesday, says that China’s persecution of this Muslim minority — through mass detentions in concentration camps, forced labour, state …

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Ghislaine Maxwell denied arranging girls for Prince Andrew in newly released deposition

Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend denied introducing Britain’s Prince Andrew to underage sex partners in a defensive and combative deposition made public Thursday, calling the prince’s accuser an “awful fantasist.” “Are we tallying all the lies?” Ghislaine Maxwell asked during the 2016 deposition, saying she could not recall taking Epstein accuser Virginia …

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A look at the #EndSARS movement and why Nigerians are protesting against police brutality

Nigerians protesting police brutality have been demonstrating in the streets across Africa’s most populous nation for two weeks, and the hashtag #EndSARS has been trending on Twitter even after the police promised to dismantle the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad unit earlier this month.  So what is SARS, what attempts have been made to address police abuses in Nigeria and …

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‘I trusted them with my son’: Mother of Indigenous teen who died in B.C. group home speaks out for first time

Samantha Chalifoux carries a bouquet of fresh flowers and lays them on a memorial in front of the group home where her son Traevon Chalifoux-Desjarlais died.  “I’m not dealing with it well at all,” she says. Her 17-year-old Cree son died in a government-run Abbotsford, B.C., group home on Sept. 14, but his body was not found until …

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