The Daily Populous

Thursday October 13rd, 2022 day edition

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LONDON, Oct 12 (Reuters) - The world's wildlife populations have declined by more than two-thirds since 1970 as forests have been cleared and oceans polluted, according to an assessment released on Thursday.

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report, which used 2018 data from ZSL on the status of 32,000 wildlife populations covering more than 5,000 species, found that population sizes had declined by 69% on average.

Wildlife populations in Latin American and the Caribbean were hit especially hard, experiencing a 94% drop in just five decades.

One population of pink river dolphins in the Brazilian Amazon plummeted by 65% between 1994 and 2016, the report said.

"Nature was in dire straits and it is still in dire straits," said Mark Wright, director of science at WWF-UK.

In December, delegates from around the world will gather in Montreal to hash out a new global strategy to protect the world's plants and animals.

One of the biggest asks is likely to be increased financing for global conservation efforts. »

Texas family of 5 sentenced in Jan. 6 case

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Five members of a Texas family were sentenced Wednesday for their roles in the U.S. Capitol breach on Jan. 6, 2021.

The judge said Thomas Munn "should've known better before leading the family into a chaotic situation.".

Howell also said some of the family members had made social media posts that "contributed to the misinformation about Jan. »

"It's really a miracle": Boy who spent first 1,000 days of life in hospitals goes home

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Francesco Bruno went home from the hospital for the first time Tuesday after spending the first 1,000 days or so of his life in hospitals, CBS Chicago's Shardaa Gray reports from La Rabida Hospital.

He's seen nothing but the inside of hospital walls his whole life, relying on a ventilator to breathe and tubes to help him eat. »

Russian missiles target Ukraine city of Mykolaiv after more than 50 countries pledge more military aid

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Only four countries joined Russia in voting against the resolution - Syria, Nicaragua, North Korea and Belarus.

Pledges from allies included an announcement by France that it would deliver radar and air defence systems to Ukraine in the coming weeks.

Since Monday's attacks, Germany has sent the first of four IRIS-T SLM air defence systems, while Washington said it would speed up delivery of a promised NASAMS air defence system. »

Passenger banned from BC Ferries tried to sneak on with wig and high-pitched accent

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According to RCMP, the individual was wearing what was obviously a wig, scarf, sunglasses, and spoke in an odd high-pitched accent that was either Australian or British.

The unwanted passenger, who was well known to police, refused to cooperate with police and fled on foot leaving only his wig and mask on a trail.

Victoria Buzz reached out to BC Ferries to find out why the passenger was banned. »