The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 21st, 2023 night edition

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A Georgia county refused to change a health plan to cover a trans employee's surgeries, citing the cost.

The bill would have been about $10k a year for transition-related care for employees, per ProPublica.

The county spent nearly $1.2 million in legal fees fighting it in court, and lost.

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Local Georgia officials refused to change a department's health insurance plan to cover the gender-affirming surgery of a trans employee, citing cost as a reason.

In early 2019, she went to the county board of commissioners' meeting to ask it to remove the health plan's exclusions.

Lange said the county, which describes itself as "Georgia's most progressive county," was subjecting her to "inferior treatment" by denying her medical care. »

Moooove over: How single-celled yeasts are doing the work of 1,500-pound cows

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The companies’ products are already on store shelves in the form of yogurt, cheese and ice cream, often labeled “animal-free.”

Precision dairy doesn’t have cholesterol, lactose, growth hormones or antibiotics (though those with dairy allergies should beware).

Studying chemistry and bioengineering at Tufts, he’d gone vegetarian but still had a craving and taste for animal products. »

Scientists deliver ‘final warning’ on climate crisis: act now or it’s too late

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), made up of the world’s leading climate scientists, set out the final part of its mammoth sixth assessment report on Monday.

In sober language, the IPCC set out the devastation that has already been inflicted on swathes of the world.

Kaisa Kosonen, a climate expert at Greenpeace International, said: “This report is definitely a final warning on 1.5C. »

Xi Jinping says China, Russia have 'similar goals'

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Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with China's President Xi Jinping at the Kremlin in Moscow on March 20, 2023.

During a meeting with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Moscow and Beijing "share similar goals," CNN reported on March 20.

"We have exerted efforts for the prosperity of our respective countries…we can cooperate and work together to achieve our goals," Xi said, as quoted by CNN. »