The Daily Populous

Saturday August 24th, 2019 evening edition

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Flores was designed to safeguard children in the custody of US immigration bureaucracies from abusive practices.

Among other protections, it requires that children not be held in an unlicensed detention facility for more than 20 days.

But under Trump’s new regulation, children could be held indefinitely while their immigration case is processed.

Second, denying those imprisoned children the flu vaccine.

At least 3 children (Felipe, Carlos, and Wilmer) have died from complications caused by flu, out of about 200,000 kids being detained.

In the United States last flu season, there was one death due to flu per 600,000 kids.

We are harming, perhaps irreversibly, an entire generation of children who fled to us, begging for our protection. »

Amazon deforestation is close to tipping point

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"The Amazon system is close to a tipping point," Lovejoy said.

"Although we don't know the exact tipping point, we estimate that the Amazon is very close to this irreversible limit," Nobre said.

"We'd be very close to the threshold but with a safety margin so that deforestation alone doesn't take the biome beyond the tipping point.". »

Poo transplants to help save koalas

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Poo transplants are helping expand koala microbiomes, allowing the marsupials to eat a wider range of eucalypts and possibly survive habitat loss.

“In 2013 the koala population reached very high densities, leading them to defoliate their preferred food tree species, manna gum,” Dr Blyton said.

Image above left: Dakar the young male koala that received a faecal transplant from wild koalas feeding on messmate. »

No trees, no treaty: protesters continue to amass at Djab Wurrung site

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At the sacred Djab Wurrung site just outside of Ararat in Victoria's mid-west stands a culturally significant birthing tree said to be over 800-years-old.

Over its lifetime, the tree has overseen the arrival of 10,000 Djab Wurrung babies and been sustained by the blood of hundred of generations of Djab Wurrung women.

“What the government are doing to Djab Wurrung country is every single alarm bell in an unhealthy and a violent relationship,” she told NITV News. »

'I hereby order': Trump mocked for highly formal, meaningless decree

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But instead, America’s Twitter-sphere resorted mainly to mocking Trump and his rhetorical flourishes.

Soon “I hereby order” was taking on a life of its own: from top politicians down to the man-in-the-street Twitter inhabitant.

Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) As long as we are claiming constitutional powers we don't have, I hereby order the President to stop tweeting. »