The Daily Populous

Tuesday February 18th, 2020 morning edition

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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has pledged $10bn (£7.7bn) to help fight climate change.

The world's richest man said the money would finance work by scientists, activists and other groups.

He said: "I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change.".

Writing on his Instagram account, Mr Bezos said the fund would begin distributing money this summer.

Mr Bezos has an estimated net worth of more than $130bn, so the pledge represents almost 8% of his fortune.

Some Amazon employees have urged him to do more to fight climate change.

I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change on this planet we all share. »

Iran Says US Must Fix Its Own 'Nontransparent' and Undemocratic Elections Before Lecturing Others

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Mousavi appeared to be referring to the Electoral College, the archaic system the U.S. uses to elect its president every four years.

Mousavi's remarks came in response to a video released last Friday by the U.S. State Department characterizing Iran's upcoming Feb. 21 parliamentary elections as fraudulent.

"The regime would have you believe that these are free and fair elections," U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said in the video. »

An Indian couple has been buying land near a tiger reserve and letting the forest grow back

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Over the last 20 years, Singh has been buying tracts of land adjacent to Ranthambore and simply letting the forest grow back.

After shifting to Sawai Madhopur, a small city near Ranthambore tiger reserve (RTR), Singh took up photography.

Unlike many tourism establishments that want unrestricted access to the wild areas, they slowly started buying land parcels adjacent to each other just outside RTR’s boundary. »

Prisoners photos / About the available data / Museum / Auschwitz-Birkenau

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Photographs taken in the camp and kept in the Archives of the Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum show both male and female prisoners of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former concentration camp.

They were taken in a laboratory of Erkennungsdienst, which was subordinate to Politische Abteilung – the camp Gestapo.

The collection of prison photographs consists of 38,916 photos, including 31,969 photos of men and 6,947 photos of women. »

Anti-pipeline protesters block international bridge in Niagara Falls in support of Wet'suwet'en

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TORONTO -- About 200 people stopped traffic at Rainbow International Bridge in Niagara Falls, Ont.

Vanderklis said that they chose to block the U.S.-Canada border crossing because the government has blocked access to their borders.

Protesters making their way to the Rainbow Bridge border crossing in Niagara Falls in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary leaders who oppose pipeline @CTVToronto — Mike Walker (@mikewalkerctv) February 16, 2020. »