The Daily Populous

Thursday January 6th, 2022 night edition

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In exciting news for the planet and environmentalists, Greenland has announced it is permanently halting all new oil and gas exploration in the country.

Despite the recent discovery of potentially significant oil reserves off the island’s east coast, the country’s government says the costs for our planet far outweigh any potential financial gains: “The future does not lie in oil.

The future belongs to renewable energy, and in that respect, we have much more to gain.”.

In addition to banning oil and gas exploration, the country has also introduced legislation to halt the investigation, exploration, and extraction of uranium.

Hopefully, Greenland’s actions will inspire other countries to follow suit and accelerate their divestment from fossil fuels.

This story is part of our ‘Best of 2021’ series highlighting our top solutions from the year. »

'Do you realize you are describing a coup?': MSNBC host challenges Trump aide after he described plans to overturn the 2020 election

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On MSNBC, Peter Navarro described Trump allies' plans to decertify the 2020 election results.

The host Ari Melber shot back, asking, "Do you realize you are describing a coup?".

The MSNBC host Ari Melber on Tuesday challenged Peter Navarro, a former Trump White House economic advisor, over his description of plans to challenge the 2020 presidential election result, saying Navarro was actually "describing a coup.". »

Bodycam video shows Houston cop speeding, driving with 1 hand before hitting and killing pedestrian with patrol car

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On Dec. 30, the Houston Police Department released two video clips from bodycams worn by driving officer Orlando Hernandez and his partner officer Anthony Aranda.

Reed Road was wet from a recent rain shower that Saturday afternoon, according to a crash report filed by HPD.

Houston police have yet to close the case, and it is unclear if prosecutors will pursue charges against Hernandez. »

Europe Strong and Safe

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Talks should focus on rebuilding the European security structure that emerged from the first Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, held in Helsinki in 1975.

As a result, security in Europe today is more precarious than at any time since the end of the Cold War.

Russia, the United States, NATO, and other states in Europe must rebuild the foundations of European security around the core principles established back then. »

Google will pay top execs $1 million each after declining to boost workers’ pay

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Google has been very financially successful as of late — it posted its fifth quarter in a row of record profits in October.

The raises were also given as Google is embroiled in a legal battle with employees over charges that they were illegally fired in 2019.

The employees are planning to call one of the recipients of a new $1 million salary, Kent Walker, to testify as an adverse witness. »