The Daily Populous

Saturday September 18th, 2021 morning edition

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A man who spent more than 30 years reporting the weather on TV in northern Michigan is out of a job.

Karl Bohnak says he was fired at WLUC after refusing to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Bohnak says control over his body should be up to him.

He says he was fired at WLUC for not following a vaccine mandate from the owner, Gray Television.

Bohnak began working at WLUC in 1988.

He says the Upper Peninsula was one of the most challenging places in the U.S. for weather forecasting. »

This is Barcelona's plan to boost pedestrian green spaces

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This space will be transformed into sidewalks, playgrounds, bike lanes or restaurant terraces.

Since March 2020, Barcelona has reclaimed around eight hectares of the cityscape from motor vehicles, transforming it into sidewalks, playgrounds, bike lanes or restaurant terraces, with authorities arguing that people need more space to avoid COVID-19.

Along with Paris, which has also been creating more bike lanes, Barcelona has embraced an urban overhaul. »

College Students Drank Less During the Pandemic But Used Weed, Psychedelics at Record Highs, Study Finds

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If you tried to escape the horrors of the last year by doing your best "guy on the couch" cosplay, then you're not alone.

A recent study published by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) found that half of United States college students ages 19-60 admitted to using weed in 2020.

Young adults not in college also used hallucinogenics more and reported an increase from 8 to 10%. »

World on 'catastrophic' path to 2.7C warming, warns UN chief

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UN chief Antonio Guterres on September 17, 2021 warned a failure to slash global emissions is setting the world on a "catastrophic" path to 2.7 degrees Celsius heating.

A failure to slash global emissions is setting the world on a "catastrophic" path to 2.7 degrees Celsius heating, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Friday just weeks before crunch climate talks.

This shows "the world is on a catastrophic pathway to 2.7-degrees of heating," Guterres said in a statement. »

Trump yelled 'I don't give a fuck' at his defense secretary for opposing the troop deployments Trump wanted to quell unrest after George Floyd's murder, book says

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Trump yelled "you took away my authority" at Esper for opposing troops helping control protests.

Trump was insistent on a strong military show of force in response to protests and civil unrest over the murder of George Floyd.

In particular, Trump wanted to invoke the Insurrection Act of 1807, which would allow him to deploy troops to quash the protests. »