The Daily Populous

Saturday November 27th, 2021 evening edition

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It was built by President Franklin Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps ( CCC ), a New Deal programme that put some 3m men to work building infrastructure and parks during the Great Depression.

Now “Roosevelt’s Tree Army”, as the corps was called, may be getting a 21st-century makeover.

President Joe Biden, who has not been coy about his admiration for FDR or his desire to emulate the New Deal, wants to fund a new version of the CCC aimed at tackling climate change and its effects.

Mr Biden’s Civilian Climate Corps would be funded by the $1.7trn “Build Back Better” bill that lawmakers are haggling over.

Each year between 1,400 and 1,800 people serve in Colorado’s conservation corps.

Still, half of Americans under 45 surveyed by Data for Progress, a left-leaning pollster, said they would consider working in a climate corps.

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All cats have ‘an element of psychopathy’, according to new study

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Published in the Journal of Research in Personality, the study, which involved 2,042 cat owners, illustrates the development of the first ever tool available to measure psychopathy in cats.

Researchers conducted the study with the intention of improving relationships between cats and their owners.

Lead researcher Rebecca Evans said: “In our study, we developed a questionnaire measure of psychopathy in domestic cats. »

61 travellers from South Africa in Netherlands positive for COVID-19 -authorities

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The Dutch health ministry said early Saturday 61 tests had come back positive.

"Travelers with a positive test result will be placed in isolation at a hotel at or near Schiphol," health authorities said in a statement.

"Of the positive test results, we are researching as quickly as possible whether they are the new variant of concern, now named 'Omicron'.". »

‘It's Coming': NY Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Potential Omicron Spike

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New York Gov. Kathy Hochul has declared a state of emergency ahead of potential COVID-19 spikes this winter due to the already-circulating Delta and newly-identified Omicron variants of coronavirus.

The declaration, which goes into effect on Dec. 3, will allow the state to acquire pandemic-fighting supplies, increase hospital capacity and fight potential staffing shortages. »