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PBS NewsHour full episode, Aug. 7, 2020

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Aug 7, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, the White House and congressional Democrats are at a stalemate over a new coronavirus relief bill. Plus: U.S. intelligence warns of foreign election interference, Americans cope with the pandemic’s financial fallout, Ohio Gov. DeWine on COVID-19 in his state, a contentious election in Belarus, reporting on Hiroshima, Mark Shields and David Brooks and victims of COVID-19. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, Aug. 6, 2020

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Aug 7, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, congressional Democrats and Republicans appear to be at an impasse over a new coronavirus relief package. Plus: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on where talks stand, teachers and local officials struggle with how to open schools, survivors of Hiroshima, business owners with criminal records can’t get federal loans and an essay on systemic racism and the police. Editor’s Note: In our segment about teachers and school administrators, the original video has been modified to remove two photographs that included students. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS News Wrap: New York sues NRA over alleged misuse of funds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEi8k… Port employees detained in Beirut blast investigation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=281oJ… Congress stuck in ‘staring contest’ over pandemic aid deal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GAeO… Kudlow: Trump might repurpose money to fund unemployment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0mh0a… Teachers and administrators scramble to adapt school plans www.youtube.com/watch?v=A–Dt6yHN8I Top Mississippi health official recommends virtual school https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATKbK… Japan’s youth rush to document memories of Hiroshima horror https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vd11_… Business owners with criminal records haunted by their past https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNuSF… An essay on power and the police https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ku4I4… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, Aug. 5, 2020

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Aug 5, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, Beirut grapples with the fallout of a cataclysmic explosion that injured thousands. Plus: What issues matter to voters, a GOP strategist on the party’s migration to President Trump, the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima, Minneapolis considers abolishing its police force, a new book about class and hierarchy and a Brief But Spectacular take on surviving COVID-19 at age 102. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Beirut blast means new suffering for a country in collapse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZkBT… News Wrap: Sally Yates denies Obama influenced Russia probe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9a1k… 2 views on what matters most to heartland voters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKV_v… GOP strategist will ‘work with Democrats’ to defeat Trump https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tavb-… Should U.S. president be authorized to launch nuclear bomb? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DufU7… Minneapolis officials debate future of city’s police force https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvfES… ‘Caste’ author Isabel Wilkerson on race, class hierarchy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz0HY… This nursing home resident survived COVID-19 — at age 102 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOzaJ… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, Aug. 4, 2020

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Aug 4, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Tuesday on the NewsHour, Congress and the Trump administration continue to negotiate over another economic relief package as the coronavirus crisis continues. Plus: Devastating explosions rock Beirut, a conversation with Dr. Jill Biden, authoritarianism grows during the pandemic, a college that is cutting costs for remote learning and more. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Pelosi: GOP still doesn’t recognize ‘gravity’ of pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoOm1… News Wrap: Tropical Storm Isaias pummels East Coast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VYoZ… Mammoth explosions rock Beirut, causing widespread injury https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYix1… Jill Biden on healing from heartbreak, possible VP picks https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDBrD… How authoritarianism has spread since pandemic began https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7diAn… How 1 college is adapting to pandemic — and cutting tuition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgDww… Trump claims only Florida can vote by mail successfully https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jW6f… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, Aug. 3, 2020

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Aug 3, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Monday on the NewsHour, negotiations between the White House and Congress over a new pandemic relief bill continue. Plus: How to handle mail-in voting during the pandemic, TikTok is under political scrutiny, a summer without camp, Politics Monday with Tamara Keith and Amy Walter and a new book on the current relevance of James Baldwin’s work. Support your local PBS station here: https://pbs.org/donate WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS Where Congress stands on potential new pandemic relief bill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CqHS… News Wrap: Carolinas brace for Hurricane Isaias https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFmmA… The vital role of U.S. Postal Service in American elections https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04aO0… Why ‘grandpa’ Microsoft wants to buy tech upstart TikTok https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cHtZ… What kids are losing as coronavirus cancels camp https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfbYB… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on Trump’s messaging, Biden’s VP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_kas… Why James Baldwin’s work is attracting renewed attention https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL18V… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Nightly News Full Broadcast (August 8th)

Aug 8, 2020  NBC News

President Trump signs executive orders for coronavirus economic relief, massive Sturgis motorcycle rally taking place amid coronavirus concerns, and speculation swirls over Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick.

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Aug 5, 2020  NBC News

Chicago Public Schools to be remote this fall, U.S. citizen among the dead in Beirut explosion, and Tropical Storm Isaias leaves millions without power. Watch “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” at 6:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. CT (or check your local listings). 00:00 Intro 01:27 Chicago To Begin School Year With Online-Only Learning 02:59 Florida Tops 500,000 Coronavirus Cases 03:15 Georgia Second- Grader Tests Positive, Class Quarantined 03:29 Trump Pushes School To Reopen, Says Virus ‘Going Away’ 03:46 New York City Considers Some In-Person Teaching For Fall 04:54 Desperate Search For Survivors After Beirut Explosion 07:38 Biden Will Not Travel To DNC To Accept Nomination 07:54 Trump: ‘I’ll Probably’ Give RNC Speech From White House 08:26 Trump Campaign Sues To Stop Nevada Mail-In Voting Law 09:02 Trump Praises Mail-In Voting In Florida And Arizona 09:20 Post Master General Meets Coronavirus Relief Negotiators 09:45 Facebook Removes Trump Post For ‘Covid Misinformatoin’ 10:02 New York City Imposes Quarantine Checkpoints 10:29 Millions Without Power After Tropical Storm Strikes 12:27 Grocery Prices Surge As American Families Struggle 14:31 Health Officials Leave Jobs Under Pressure And Threats 16:58 Robots Give High-Tech Help To Essential Workers » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews

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AXIOS on HBO: President Trump Exclusive Interview (Full Episode) | HBO

Aug 3, 2020  HBO

On the return of Axios on HBO, Axios National Political Correspondent, Jonathan Swan, speaks with President Donald Trump about multiple topics including the coronavirus crisis, the Black Lives Matter movement, the November election, and U.S. Foreign Policy in Afghanistan, China, and Russia. Axios On HBO airs Mondays at 11pm. #HBO #AxiosOnHBO Subscribe to HBO on YouTube: https://goo.gl/wtFYd7 Known for delivering news, coverage, and insight with a distinctive brand of smart brevity, Axios on HBO helps viewers better understand the big trends reshaping America and the world through exclusive interviews, profiles, and breaking news content. Official Site of Axios on HBO: https://www.hbo.com/axios Watch Now Get HBO: https://itsh.bo/ways-to-get Get More HBO Official Site: https://itsh.bo/dotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/hbo Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hbo Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hbo AXIOS on HBO: President Trump Exclusive Interview (Full Episode) | HBO

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Jul 28, 2020  BBC Newsnight

With less than 100 days until the US Presidential election, coronavirus cases are still increasing, unrest continues on the streets and Donald Trump is lagging behind Joe Biden in the polls. Newsnight looks at the current state of America. Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/31Q53F In any other presidential election year, America would be dominating our screens. The November race has the power to define not just the future of our closest ally — but the direction of the UK’s foreign policy and trade deals. But much of this vital race has been swallowed up by the pandemic and the spike in cases has hit republican areas hard. What damage could this do to Trump’s chances of re-election? As Joe Biden seems to be ahead in all the key battlegrounds, how can Donald Trump retain the presidency? The US has also seen protests and riots taking place across the country in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. Does this help or hinder Trump’s Donald law-and-order-focused re-election campaign? Emily Maitlis is joined by The Lincoln Project’s Rick Wilson, former senior adviser to the Trump campaign Barry Bennett and pollster Rachel Bitecofer. BBC’s North America Editor Jon Sopel reports. #BBC #Newsnight #USElection2020 Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews. Website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsnight Twitter: https://twitter.com/BBCNewsnight Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbcnewsnight

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The New York D.A. is moving quickly to compel Pres. Trump’s secret financial records after winning a blockbuster Supreme Court case, an outcome previewed by former U.S. Solicitor General Neal Katyal. The seasoned lawyer discusses the escalating criminal probe with MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber. (This interview is from MSNBC’s “The Beat with Ari Melber, a news show covering politics, law and culture airing nightly at 6pm ET on MSNBC. http://www.thebeatwithari.com). Aired on 8/3/2020. » Subscribe to MSNBC: http://on.msnbc.com/SubscribeTomsnbc MSNBC delivers breaking news, in-depth analysis of politics headlines, as well as commentary and informed perspectives. Find video clips and segments from The Rachel Maddow Show, Morning Joe, Meet the Press Daily, The Beat with Ari Melber, Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace, Hardball, All In, Last Word, 11th Hour, and more.

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The CFPB once defended consumers. Thanks to Trump, it now helps companies prey on them instead.

Kathleen Kraninger testifies in the Senate on her nomination to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington on July 19, 2018. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Opinion by   Helaine Olen  Columnist   August 1, 2020

For two days this week, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Kathy Kraninger testified to Congress about protecting consumers during the coronavirus pandemic, first in the Senate and then in the House. It went about as well as could be expected, which is not particularly well at all. Kraninger, a thoroughly unqualified Trump appointee, has shown little interest in doing her purported job, which is protecting Americans from the financial services industry. Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-N.Y.) said she lacked empathy, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) demanded she resign.

Kraninger’s main accomplishment since the start of the covid-19 pandemic has been the loosening of regulations on payday loans. Previously, regulations stopped people who couldn’t afford to repay the loans from taking them on, because borrowers seeking short-term relief instead often found themselves trapped in a cycle of quickly rising debt. Annual interest on payday loans can run above 500 percent.

When queried as to why she loosened regulations on payday loans, Kraninger said that consumers are showing a lot of interest in them. That’s quite possibly true, given that at least 1 million people have filed for unemployment every week since mid-March, but hardly the point of Kraninger’s critics, who believe payday loans are exploitative products that prey on the financially desperate.

Then there is the fact that, since the beginning of the shutdowns, tens of thousands of consumer complaints have poured into the CFPB about mortgage issues, inaccurate credit reports, hassles with debt collectors, you name it. Kraninger says she’s addressing them but her critics — such as Warren — disagree.

The CFPB was conceived by Warren while she was a professor at Harvard Law School. It was meant to give consumers leverage over the financial-services sector, which all too often saw them as so much prey. It scored major victories during the Obama administration. It called out lending institutions for racist auto loan lending standards and spearheaded the federal investigation into Wells Fargo for a decade of turning a blind eye to its employees opening fake accounts for customers in an attempt to keep up with unrealistic sales goals.

No surprise, the financial services sector, which hates the CFPB, cheered Kraninger’s appointment to the job. Their faith was well rewarded, and not just in the area of payday loans. Last year, a House Financial Services Committee investigation revealed that during Kraninger’s first six months on the job, the amount of money the bureau recovered for consumers fell to six percent of what it had been under the final months of Obama appointee Richard Cordray’s leadership. Instead, under Kraninger, the CFPB emphasizes “financial literacy,” despite the fact that, when put on the spot by Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) in 2019, Kraninger couldn’t even properly calculate an annual interest rate.

Of course, the sabotage — and make no mistake, that’s what it is — of the CFPB isn’t even a major story in the Trump era. On Thursday, Vanity Fair revealed that a White House initiative led by Jared Kushner (who else?) to devise a national policy to test for covid-19 was undermined from within, possibly because the disease initially hit politically expendable Democratic states. Millions of parents are suddenly realizing there will be no in-person public school for their children this fall and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos shows next to no concern. The U.S. Postal Service, systemically underfunded, is now falling behind on delivering mail, seemingly at the behest of its new head, Trump donor Louis DeJoy. That’s not just an annoyance, but something that could contribute to election chaos in November if ballots are not delivered or received on time.

In the face of all this, Kraninger’s inept management of the CFPB barely merits a moment of attention. But it should. Her tenure in the top role of the government’s most powerful consumer advocacy organization is a demonstration of the contempt Trump and Republicans hold for governance, not to mention their prioritization of the interests of the wealthiest segments of our economy over the well-being of everyone else. It’s an absolute shame and travesty that Kraninger, whose knowledge of personal finance appears limited to how she can best serve the all-powerful financial sector, is in charge of one of the government agencies best positioned to help Americans protect their money at a time of unprecedented economic carnage.

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Within the last year, planting trees was the thing to do in easing the negative effects of climate change. This is evident by the slew of various tree-planting initiatives that were organized, including Team Trees where 600 YouTubers pledged to plant 20 million trees, Ethiopia breaking the world record by planting over 350 million trees in half a day, and these 13 feel-good stories about saving our planet.

While the coronavirus has taken over airtime in recent months, the need for tree-planting never went away with many of these initiatives continuing to plant trees. And many are making good progress on their goals.

One such initiative is the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami, Pakistan’s largest ever tree plantation project, which recently had an update on its progress in the form of a before and after video that has been making people gasp in wonder.

It takes years for some of us to get simple things done, but nature is better at reaching its goals

Pakistan’s Advisor to the Minister of Climate Change shared an inspiring before-and-after video of how much the natural landscape in Balloki changed in a year

 Image credits: Malik Amin Aslam

Malik Amin Aslam, Pakistan’s Advisor to the Prime Minister and Federal Minister of Climate Change, shared a video on his Twitter of what the Balloki Nature Reserve near Lahore in the Punjab district looked like a year ago, and what it looks like now.

The video shows barren land with virtually no greenery for miles, a sight that was seen during Aslam’s visit to the area a year ago. Today, it is a luscious and prosperous area fully paved with grass and trees.

The caption read: “Was a treat to visit #BallokiNatureReserve #Lahore after a year – #PMIK @ImranKhanPTI inaugurated this in 2019 as part of #10BillionTreeTsunami and the plantation results in a year are phenomenal – #Change and #NayaPakistan IA”.

This change is a part of the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami project which aims to reforest Pakistan

Image credits: Malik Amin Aslam

10 Billion Tree Tsunami is a government launched and funded project to promote reforestation in Pakistan. The project hopes to plant 10 billion trees within the span of five years, and to achieve a number of other objectives, including to increase forest area, rehabilitate degraded forests, to protect green areas and its wildlife, to provide jobs, among many others.

You see, trees help to protect the soil from degradation and to regulate water on farms, mitigate floods, and enrich the soil and surrounding areas with biodiversity. Also, crops grown in forested areas are often more resilient to the impact of droughts, excessive rains, and extreme weather.

The project aims to increase forest area, rehabilitate degraded forests, and protect green areas and the wildlife living in it, among other objectives

Image credits: Malik Amin Aslam

So far in 2020, 20,798 hectares of plantations were planted to achieve these aims. The Redd Monitor reports that a total of 350,000 hectares of trees were already planted in both planting and natural regeneration form and that the project has also created around 3,500 green enclosures in state-owned forests.

Back in February, the ministry announced their plan to plant 250 million saplings this spring in hopes of populating the bare bits of land around cities. However, it is not clear whether this has been achieved because of the coronavirus and the subsequent lockdown.

The project includes 3 regions with 27 divisions and progress is seen in many locations across the country

Image credits: Malik Amin Aslam

So far, a total of 350,000 hectares were planted with trees, creating 3,500 green enclosures nation-wide

Image credits: Ten Billion Tree Tsunami

The project earned great recognition, including that from the World Economic Forum, WWF, and IUCN

The project has come under fire for a number of reasons. There have been alleged reports of bogus billing, fake plantation, poor quality earthwork, unauthorised payments, and other activities that hint at corruption.

Besides that, it was also reported by the Redd Monitor that the coronavirus lockdown has also led to planters earning around 500 rupees a day—half of what they could on a good day before the pandemic, meaning that they now earn less than minimum wage (which is approx. 800 per day).

Despite this, the project has managed to earn a number of awards and wider recognition over the years, including that from the World Economic Forum, WWF, IUCN, and was ranked 4th biggest initiative by the Plant for Planet Foundation (UNFCCC). And now that people can see more results of the initiative in Aslam’s video, it’s safe to say that the project is going somewhere and both the planet and, subsequently, humanity will benefit from it in the long run.

Besides restoring natural landscapes, the project also plans to create jobs and ensure greater wildlife security

With its 10 billion tree “tsunami”, Pakistan joins a number of other massive tree-planting projects, including the aforementioned Ethiopia’s record-breaking campaign that managed to plant 350 million saplings in 12 hours. Another attempt at breaking the record happened in India, where 1.5 million volunteers planted 66 million trees in the same timespan, showing just how much more natural the world has become over the recent years.

What did you think about this? Have you had a chance to plant a tree, and if so, which one? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Friday on the NewsHour, the House approves the largest economic relief package in U.S. history as the country faces the rising spread of novel coronavirus. Plus: Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on the national shortage of ventilators, the UN secretary-general on global cooperation, Louisiana is a COVID-19 hot spot, Americans trapped abroad and the political analysis of David Brooks and Ruth Marcus. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS After voting drama, House passes $2.2 trillion relief bill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZiQD… Whitmer glad Trump invoked DPA, says GM is ready to oblige https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B7MMW… News Wrap: Maduro blasts Trump over drug-trafficking charges https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5Iph… UN head: World not cooperating enough to beat pandemic https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDcup… Why Louisiana is emerging as a major coronavirus hot spot https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Arh9t… What will become of Americans stranded abroad? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y47fq… Brooks and Marcus on U.S. pandemic preparation failures https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qn6OJ… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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Thursday on the NewsHour, the Senate passes a huge economic relief package as U.S. coronavirus cases climb. Plus: Stories from Americans who have lost their jobs, details of the pandemic aid bill, hospitals urgently seek to ramp up capacity, COVID-19 strands migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border, how staying home puts victims of domestic violence at greater risk and the latest from President Trump. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS U.S. now has the most confirmed COVID-19 cases in the world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmU_7… Stories from Americans the pandemic has left unemployed https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UKYs… Summers: U.S. must spend ‘whatever it takes’ to manage virus https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjA5v… News Wrap: DOJ announces indictment of Venezuela’s Maduro https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPbnk… Hospitals take extreme measures to boost capacity, supplies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuEIt… U.S.-Mexico border closure puts migrants in dangerous limbo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxD94… What ‘shelter at home’ means for those who aren’t safe there https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pS8Mx… Trump says he’s eager to sign economic relief bill into law https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8juWu… Should parents shield their kids from news amid pandemic? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ_YA… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

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1,581people have died from coronavirus in the U.S.

By Joe FoxBrittany Renee MayesKevin Schaul and Leslie Shapiro

Data as of Mar. 27 at 6:44 PM. Published March 27, 2020

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The disease caused by the new coronavirus has killed at least 1,581 people in the United States since Feb. 29, when a 58-year-old man near Seattle became the first announced U.S. death.

Deaths Cases

New deaths reported per day

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The death toll from covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, began to rise steadily in early March, then more sharply as the disease spread to every state and most U.S. territories. The virus has killed people in nearly every state.

Total deaths reported by county

[Mapping the spread of the coronavirus worldwide]

Because testing was slow to begin in the United States, health officials agree that the number of confirmed cases is much lower than the actual number of people who have the disease, and even the count of deaths is probably low because of differences in reporting by overwhelmed local jurisdictions.

Hotspots have erupted in a few places with large outbreaks, none more dire than in New York, where at least 44,876 cases have been confirmed and at least 527 have died since March 14, when Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) announced the death of an 82-year-old woman.

On Thursday, calls to 911 in New York City exceeded the number that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001.

Deaths Cases

New deaths reported per day in New York

Select a state:

New York

050100Feb. 29Mar. 7Mar. 14Mar. 21Mar. 27

State Confirmed cases Deaths Change from Wednesday
New York 44,876 527 242 deaths +85%
Washington 3,477 157 24 +18%
Louisiana 2,744 119 54 +83%
New Jersey 8,825 108 46 +74%
California 4,657 94 29 +45%
Michigan 3,634 92 49 +114%
Georgia 2,000 64 24 +60%
Florida 2,900 35 12 +52%
Massachusetts 3,240 35 20 +133%
Illinois 3,024 34 15 +79%
Colorado 1,433 27 11 +69%
Connecticut 1,291 27 8 +42%
Texas 1,937 26 11 +73%
Indiana 979 25 11 +79%
Pennsylvania 2,345 22 7 +47%
Ohio 1,137 19 8 +73%
Wisconsin 926 14 7 +100%
South Carolina 542 13 6 +86%
Arizona 665 13 7 +117%
Oregon 416 12 2 +20%
Virginia 607 10 1 +11%
Vermont 184 10 2 +25%
Nevada 536 10 4 +67%
Missouri 666 9
Mississippi 579 8
Oklahoma 322 8
Kentucky 301 7
Tennessee 1,318 6
Maryland 775 5
North Carolina 887 4
Minnesota 396 4
Alabama 587 4
Kansas 206 4
District of Columbia 271 3
Other 77 3
Idaho 205 3
Iowa 235 3
Puerto Rico 79 3
Arkansas 381 3
Delaware 163 2
North Dakota 68 1
Utah 472 1
New Mexico 136 1
Montana 109 1
Maine 168 1
Alaska 58 1
South Dakota 58 1
Guam 51 1
New Hampshire 158 1
Wyoming 70 0
Nebraska 82 0
U.S. Virgin Islands 19 0
Rhode Island 203 0
West Virginia 76 0
Hawaii 106 0
Northern Mariana Islands 0 0
American Samoa 0 0

But New York is far from the only area struggling to contain the disease and treat its victims.

Washington, where the first known U.S. outbreak began in early February, has had a high number of deaths among older people, particularly in the Seattle area. The disease took root early in several King County nursing homes and facilities that care for older, sicker people.

Most deaths worldwide have occurred among people older than 50 and those with underlying health problems, as they are often most vulnerable to respiratory disease.

[What you need to know about coronavirius]

Hard-hit Louisiana is facing a shortage of ventilators and protective equipment for health-care workers, according to Gov. John Bel Edwards (D). A breakout in New Orleans may have been fueled by the month-long Carnival celebration that drew more than a million people to the city in February and culminated in a raucous — and crowded — Mardi Gras.

[Rural areas may be most vulnerable to coronavirus]

California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) was the first to issue a statewide stay-at-home order on March 19 in an attempt to contain the spread of the disease that had already infiltrated the San Francisco Bay area and greater Los Angeles. The next day, governors in New York and Illinois issued similar orders, and others soon followed.

Wayne County, Mich., which includes Detroit, has a high rate of infections per capita thanks in part, health officials told the Detroit Free Press, to economic disparities. People in areas of concentrated poverty tend to have higher rates of diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

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Deaths and number of cases data from WHO and CDC, collected by Johns Hopkins University, and Post analysis.

Armand Emamdjomeh and Bonnie Berkowitz contributed to this report.

Joe Fox joined The Washington Post as a graphics reporter in 2018. He previously worked at the Los Angeles Times as a graphics and data journalist.

Leslie Shapiro has been a Graphics Reporter for The Washington Post since 2016, focusing on data visualization and new media storytelling.

Brittany Renee Mayes joined The Washington Post as a graphics reporter, focusing on sports and politics, in June 2018. She previously worked at NPR on the visuals team as a news applications developer.

Kevin Schaul is a senior graphics editor for The Washington Post. He covers national politics and public policy using data and visuals.

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Mapping the worldwide spread of the coronavirus

By Washington Post Staff Updated March 27 at 6:44 p.m.

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The epicenter of the covid-19 pandemic has moved from China, where it began late last year, to Europe and the United States. The World Health Organization declared covid-19 a pandemic on March 11 as the coronavirus that causes it infiltrated countries all over the world.

The disease, which can trigger severe respiratory symptoms, has been reported on every continent except Antarctica and in more than 170 countries. Some countries are confirming thousand of new cases each day, including the United States, where testing was slow to begin.

Confirmed cases                                                 Reported deaths

591,802                 26,996

Country Confirmed cases Change from Wednesday Deaths
U.S. 101,657  35,879 +55% 1,581
Italy 86,498  12,112 +16% 9,134
China 81,897  236 0% 3,296
Spain 64,285  14,770 +30% 4,940
Germany 50,871  13,548 +36% 342
France 33,402  7,802 +30% 1,997
Iran 32,332  5,315 +20% 2,378
Britain 14,743  5,103 +53% 761
Switzerland 12,928  2,031 +19% 231
South Korea 9,332  195 +2% 139
Netherlands 8,642  2,204 +34% 547
Austria 7,657  2,069 +37% 58
Belgium 7,284  2,347 +48% 289
Turkey 5,698  3,265 +134% 92
Canada 4,682  1,431 +44% 54
Portugal 4,268  1,273 +43% 76
Norway 3,755  671 +22% 19
Brazil 3,417  863 +34% 92
Australia 3,143  779 +33% 13
Sweden 3,069  543 +21% 105
Israel 3,035  666 +28% 12
Czechia 2,279  625 +38% 9
Denmark 2,200  338 +18% 52
Malaysia 2,161  365 +20% 26
Ireland 2,121  557 +36% 22
Chile 1,610  468 +41% 5
Luxembourg 1,605  272 +20% 15
Ecuador 1,595  422 +36% 36
Japan 1,468  161 +12% 49
Poland 1,389  338 +32% 16
Pakistan 1,331  268 +25% 10
Romania 1,292  386 +43% 26
South Africa 1,170  461 +65% 1
Thailand 1,136  202 +22% 5
Saudi Arabia 1,104  204 +23% 3
Indonesia 1,046  256 +32% 87
Finland 1,041  161 +18% 7
Russia 1,036  378 +57% 4
Greece 966  145 +18% 28
Iceland 890  153 +21% 2
India 887  230 +35% 20
Philippines 803  167 +26% 54
Singapore 732  101 +16% 2
Diamond Princess 712 0 0% 10
Panama 674  231 +52% 9
Peru 635  155 +32% 9
Slovenia 632  104 +20% 9
Argentina 589  202 +52% 13
Croatia 586  144 +33% 3
Mexico 585  180 +44% 8
Dominican Republic 581  189 +48% 20
Estonia 575  171 +42% 1
Qatar 562  25 +5% 0
Colombia 539  69 +15% 6
Egypt 536  80 +18% 30
Bahrain 466  47 +11% 4
Iraq 458  112 +32% 40
Serbia 457  73 +19% 1
Algeria 409  107 +35% 26
UAE 405  72 +22% 2
Lebanon 391  58 +17% 8
New Zealand 368  163 +80% 0
Lithuania 358  84 +31% 5
Morocco 345  120 +53% 23
Armenia 329  64 +24% 1
Ukraine 310  165 +114% 5
Hungary 300  74 +33% 10
Bulgaria 293  51 +21% 3
Latvia 280  59 +27% 0
Slovakia 269  53 +25% 0
Taiwan 267  32 +14% 2
Andorra 267  79 +42% 3
Costa Rica 263  62 +31% 2
Uruguay 238  49 +26% 0
Jordan 235  63 +37% 1
Bosnia 232  56 +32% 4
Tunisia 227  54 +31% 6
Kuwait 225  30 +15% 0
San Marino 223  15 +7% 21
North Macedonia 219  42 +24% 3
Moldova 199  50 +34% 2
Albania 186  40 +27% 8
Burkina Faso 180  34 +23% 9
Azerbaijan 165  72 +77% 3
Vietnam 163  22 +16% 0
Cyprus 162  30 +23% 5
Kazakhstan 150  69 +85% 1
Malta 139  10 +8% 0
Ghana 137  44 +47% 4
Oman 131  32 +32% 0
Senegal 119  20 +20% 0
Brunei 115  6 +6% 0
Afghanistan 110  26 +31% 4
Venezuela 107  16 +18% 1
Sri Lanka 106  4 +4% 0
Ivory Coast 101  21 +26% 0
Cambodia 99 0
Mauritius 94 2
Belarus 94 0
West Bank and Gaza 91 1
Cameroon 91 2
Uzbekistan 88 1
Kosovo 86 1
Georgia 83 0
Montenegro 82 1
Cuba 80 2
Nigeria 70 1
Honduras 68 1
Trinidad and Tobago 66 2
Bolivia 61 0
Kyrgyzstan 58 0
Liechtenstein 56 0
Rwanda 54 0
Paraguay 52 3
Dem. Rep. Congo 51 3
Bangladesh 48 5
Monaco 42 0
Kenya 31 1
Guatemala 28 1
Jamaica 26 1
Madagascar 26 0
Togo 25 0
Barbados 24 0
Uganda 23 0
Zambia 22 0
Maldives 16 0
Ethiopia 16 0
Tanzania 13 0
El Salvador 13 0
Djibouti 12 0
Eq. Guinea 12 0
Mali 11 0
Dominica 11 0
Mongolia 11 0
Niger 10 1
Eswatini 9 0
The Bahamas 9 0
Burma 8 0
Haiti 8 0
Suriname 8 0
Namibia 8 0
Guinea 8 0
Antigua and Barbuda 7 0
Seychelles 7 0
Grenada 7 0
Mozambique 7 0
Gabon 7 1
Laos 6 0
Eritrea 6 0
Benin 6 0
Fiji 5 0
Syria 5 0
Cabo Verde 5 1
Guyana 5 1
Zimbabwe 5 1
Nepal 4 0
Angola 4 0
Holy See 4 0
Congo 4 0
Mauritania 3 0
Sudan 3 1
Chad 3 0
Saint Lucia 3 0
Central African Rep. 3 0
Liberia 3 0
Bhutan 3 0
Gambia 3 1
Somalia 3 0
Saint Kitts and Nevis 2 0
Guinea-Bissau 2 0
Belize 2 0
Nicaragua 2 1
Papua New Guinea 1 0
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1 0
Timor-Leste 1 0
Libya 1 0

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Canada

4,682 confirmed cases

54 deaths

[Tracking the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, state by state]

The U.S. total of confirmed cases has exceeded China’s and is now the highest in the world. Covid-19 has been reported in every state and in many U.S. territories. As more tests are performed, many states are seeing rapid growth in the number of known cases.

Confirmed cases                                                           Reported deaths

101,657                      1,581

Washington3,477 casesNew York44,876 casesCalifornia4,657 cases

Last updated: March 27 at 6:44 p.m.

Delaware

163 confirmed cases

2 deaths

[A more detailed look at the virus’s spread through U.S. counties and states]

For months, China had the most confirmed cases worldwide, but its tally of new reported infections peaked in mid-February and is now approaching zero.

Feb. 26March 26U.S.U.S.18,058 new cases18,058 new caseson March 26on March 26Feb. 26March 26ItalyItaly6,2036,203Feb. 26March 26ChinaChina121121

Feb. 26March 26SpainSpain8,271 new cases8,271 new caseson March 26on March 26Feb. 26March 26GermanyGermany6,6156,615Feb. 26March 26FranceFrance3,9513,951Feb. 26March 26IranIran2,3892,389Feb. 26March 26BritainBritain2,1722,172Feb. 26March 26SwitzerlandSwitzerland914914Feb. 26March 26AustriaAustria1,3211,321Feb. 26March 26BelgiumBelgium1,2981,298

 [What you need to know about coronavirus]

As the disease waned in China, it began to surge through Europe, and by late March, more people had died from the virus in Italy and Spain than in China.

Spain64,285France33,402Germany50,871Italy86,498 cases

Last updated: March 27 at 6:44 p.m.

The majority of China’s cases were reported in the Hubei province, where Chinese health officials said the new virus strain leaped to humans from wild animals that were sold at a market in the capital city of Wuhan.

Confirmed cases

0100,000200,000300,000400,000Jan. 22Mar. 26China81,782Othercountries447,809

Note: China total includes cases in Hong Kong and Macau

Last updated: March 27 at 6:44 p.m.

Coronaviruses range from some common cold viruses to those that cause much more serious diseases, including severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS). Some strains spread more efficiently than others; the virus that causes covid-19 seems to spread easily from person to person, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Originally published Jan. 22, 2020.

Number of cases data WHOCDCNHC and Dingxiangyuan, collected by Johns Hopkins University.

*U.S. flu season estimates are preliminary and based on data from the CDC’s weekly influenza surveillance reports summarizing key influenza activity indicators.

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Jan 3, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Friday on the NewsHour, a targeted U.S. attack in Baghdad kills a top Iranian general, raising ongoing tensions between the U.S. and Iran to new heights. Plus: American lawmakers respond to the killing of Qassam Soleimani, what’s next for the U.S. and Iran after Soleimani’s death, disinformation on the 2020 campaign trail and Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze the week’s political news. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Who was Qassam Soleimani, and what does his death mean? https://youtu.be/Y1Ih9abqb6w Kaine says Trump’s Iran policy is hurting U.S. allies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8zyB… Risch says Soleimani was ‘ratcheting up’ attacks on the U.S. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhHJF… Why the U.S. targeted Soleimani — and how Iran might react https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1u2f7… News Wrap: Senate still divided on impeachment trial process https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejXH-… How 2020 candidates are grappling with online disinformation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syCEN… Shields and Brooks on Soleimani’s death, 2020 fundraising https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aX5ID… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, Jan 2, 2020

Jan 2, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Thursday on the NewsHour, Australia is still burning amid a record fire season that has destroyed millions of acres and killed 17 people. Plus: Financing the 2020 presidential race, President Trump’s support among evangelical Christians, why millennials are leaving organized religion, what’s in the huge 2020 federal spending bill, Carlos Ghosn flees Japan and psycholinguist Jean Berko Gleason. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour full episode, Jan 1, 2020

Jan 1, 2020  PBS NewsHour

Wednesday on the NewsHour, a standoff outside the U.S. Embassy in Iraq ends — but tensions over American involvement in the country remain high. Plus: What North Korea’s nuclear decision means for relations with the U.S., new laws go into effect as 2020 begins, Antarctic penguins warn of climate change consequences, the decline of local newspapers and harvesting water from fog. WATCH TODAYS SEGMENTS News Wrap: Death in Australian wildfires rises to 17 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LE2U… Crisis at Baghdad embassy is over, but tensions remain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl9wR… Amid stalled U.S. talks, Kim Jong Un’s ‘major policy shift’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ocQU… How state laws are changing in 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAtFe… What America is losing as local newsrooms shutter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NSVIX… Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

PBS NewsHour live episode, Dec 31, 2019

Streamed live on Dec 31, 2019  PBS NewsHour

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Shields and Brooks on 2019 in review, 2020

Dec 27, 2019  PBS NewsHour

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Amna Nawaz to discuss the week’s political news, including the battle between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over rules for a Senate impeachment trial, how the presidential primary race is shaping up among 2020 Democrats and the year’s most surprising political developments. Sream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

At rare J.M.W. Turner show, the watercolors are as fragile as they are many

Dec 26, 2019  PBS NewsHour

British painter J.M.W. Turner was both prolific and peripatetic, producing more than 30,000 watercolors during a lifetime in which he traveled throughout Europe. But these works are extremely susceptible to light damage and can be shown only once in a generation. Now, they’re on view at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut — their only North American stop. Jared Bowen of WGBH reports. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

Despite extreme weather and surging activism, 2019 saw political paralysis on climate

Dec 25, 2019  PBS NewsHour

By almost any measure, 2019 was a year of especially sobering news on climate change, with grim warnings about what could happen in the future along with extreme weather events occurring now. The year also saw a global protest movement, initiated by young people, arise to try to tackle the problem. But as Miles O’Brien reports, the call for action was often divorced from political reality. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: https://to.pbs.org/2Jb8twG Find more from PBS NewsHour at https://www.pbs.org/newshour Subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://bit.ly/2HfsCD6

The lies our culture tells us about what matters — and a better way to live | David Brooks

Jul 3, 2019   TED

Our society is in the midst of a social crisis, says op-ed columnist and author David Brooks: we’re trapped in a valley of isolation and fragmentation. How do we find our way out? Based on his travels across the United States — and his meetings with a range of exceptional people known as “weavers” — Brooks lays out his vision for a cultural revolution that empowers us all to lead lives of greater meaning, purpose and joy. Get TED Talks recommended just for you! Learn more at https://www.ted.com/signup. The TED Talks channel features the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and more. You’re welcome to link to or embed these videos, forward them to others and share these ideas with people you know. For more information on using TED for commercial purposes (e.g. employee learning, in a film or online course), please submit a Media Request here: https://media-requests.ted.com/ Follow TED on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/TEDTalks Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/TED

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How to escape education’s death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

May 10, 2013  TED

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. Find closed captions and translated subtitles in many languages at https://www.ted.com/translate Follow TED news on Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/tednews Like TED on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TED Subscribe to our channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/TEDtalksD…

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Bring on the learning revolution! | Sir Ken Robinson

May 24, 2010  TED

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at https://www.ted.com/translate. Follow us on Twitter https://www.twitter.com/tednews Checkout our Facebook page for TED exclusives https://www.facebook.com/TED

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Sir Ken Robinson Keynote Speaker at the 2018 Better Together: California Teachers Summit

Aug 13, 2018   Better Together: California Teachers Summit

At the 2018 Better Together: California Teachers Summit, Sir Ken Robinson, a leading education and creativity expert, delivered the keynote address from the Summit’s headquarters at Cal State Fullerton. Sir Ken’s thought-provoking speech challenged California’s teachers to transform our education system by building personal relationships and developing the appetite and curiosity of learners. Because, as he put it, “when the conditions are right, miracles happen everywhere.”

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Feeling burned out? You may be spending too much time ruminating about your job, says psychologist Guy Winch. Learn how to stop worrying about tomorrow’s tasks or stewing over office tensions with three simple techniques aimed at helping you truly relax and recharge after work.

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TED Salon: Brightline Initiative | November 2019

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/world/climate-environment/climate-change-tasmania/?utm_source=pocket-newtab

2°C: Beyond the limit

On land, Australia’s rising heat is ‘apocalyptic.’ In the ocean, it’s worse.

By Darryl Fears  Photos by Bonnie Jo Mount
Graphics by John Muyskens and Harry Stevens Dec. 27, 2019

BRUNY ISLAND, Tasmania — Even before the ocean caught fever and reached temperatures no one had ever seen, Australia’s ancient giant kelp was cooked.

Rodney Dillon noticed the day he squeezed into a wet suit several years ago and dove into Trumpeter Bay to catch his favorite food, a big sea snail called abalone. As he swam amid the towering kelp forest, he saw that “it had gone slimy.” He scrambled out of the water and called a scientist at the University of Tasmania in nearby Hobart. “I said, ‘Mate, all our kelp’s dying, and you need to come down here and have a look.’

“But no one could do anything about it.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/world/climate-environment/climate-change-tasmania/img/1800/ECE6XKHZEMI6THQCDVC4WPP2R4.jpg

Strands of bull kelp at Shelly Point in Tasmania. The Tasman Sea is warming, and once plentiful giant kelp forests have rapidly declined. Indigenous artists rely on a kelp habitat for traditional jewelry and basket making.

Climate change had arrived at this island near the bottom of the world, and the giant kelp that flourished in its cold waters was among the first things to go.

Over recent decades, the rate of ocean warming off Tasmania, Australia’s southernmost state and a gateway to the South Pole, has climbed to nearly four times the global average, oceanographers say.

More than 95 percent of the giant kelp — a living high-rise of 30-foot stalks that served as a habitat for some of the rarest marine creatures in the world — died.

Giant kelp had stretched the length of Tasmania’s rocky east coast throughout recorded history. Now it clings to a tiny patch near Southport, the island’s southern tip, where the water is colder.

“This is a hot spot,” said Neil Holbrook, a professor who researches ocean warming at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania. “And it’s one of the big ones.”

Click any temperature underlined in the story to convert between Celsius and Fahrenheit

Climate scientists say it’s essential to hold global temperatures to 1.5 degrees Celsius above preindustrial times to avoid irreversible damage from warming.

The Tasman Sea is already well above that threshold.

The Washington Post’s examination of accelerated warming in the waters off Tasmania marks this year’s final installment of its global series “2C: Beyond the Limit,” which identified hot spots around the world. The investigation has shown that disastrous impacts from climate change aren’t a problem lurking in the distant future: They are here now.

Nearly a tenth of the planet has already warmed 2 degrees Celsius since the late 19th century, and the abrupt rise in temperature related to human activity has transformed parts of the Earth in radical ways.

In the United States, New Jersey is among the fastest-warming states, and its average winter has grown so warm that lakes no longer freeze as they once did. Canadian islands are crumbling into the sea because a blanket of sea ice no longer protects them from crashing waves. Fisheries from Japan to Angola to Uruguay are collapsing as their waters warm. Arctic tundra is melting away in Siberia and Alaska, exposing the remains of woolly mammoths buried for thousands of years and flooding the gravesites of indigenous people who have lived in an icy world for centuries.

Australia is a poster child for climate change. Wildfires are currently raging on the outskirtsof itsmost iconic city and drought is choking a significant portion of the country.

Nearly 100 fires are burning in New South Wales, nearly half of them out of control. Residents of the state, where Sydney sits, wear breathing masks to tolerate the heavy smoke, which has drifted more than 500 miles south to the outskirts of Melbourne.

This is happening even though average atmospheric temperatures in Australia have yet to increase by 2 degrees Celsius.

The ocean is another story.

A stretch of the Tasman Sea right along Tasmania’s eastern coast has already warmed by just a fraction below 2 degrees Celsius, according to ocean temperature data from the Hadley Center, the U.K. government research agency on climate change.

Sea surface temperature change in a region off the coast of Tasmania

Trend

1900195019802018-202ºF above 1900-2018average-101ºC above 1900-2018average

+1.9ºCAnnual average for the region

Source: Met Office Hadley Center for Climate Science and Services

As the marine heat rises and the kelp simmers into goo, Dillon and other descendants of Tasmania’s first people are losing a connection to the ocean that has defined their culture for millennia.

Aboriginals walked to present-day Tasmania 40,000 years ago during the Stone Age, long before rising sea levels turned the former peninsula into an island.

Cut off from Aboriginals on the mainland, about a dozen nomadic tribes were the first humans to live so close to the end of the Earth, fishing amid the giant kelp for abalone, hunting kangaroo and mutton birds, turning bull kelp into tools, and fashioning pearlescent snail shells into jewelry for hundreds of generations.

But that was before British colonizers took their land and deployed an apartheid-like system to wipe them out.

Now, as descendants try to finally get full recognition as the first people and original owners of Tasmania, climate change is threatening to remove the marine life that makes so much of their culture special.

Two of the most severe marine heat waves ever recorded struck back to back in recent years.

In the first, starting in 2015, ocean temperatures peaked at nearly 3 degrees Celsius above normal in the waters between Tasmania and New Zealand. A blob of heat that reached 2 degrees Celsius was more than seven times the size of Tasmania, an island the size of Ireland.

The region’s past heat waves normally lasted as long as two months. The 2015-2016 heat wave persisted for eight months. Alistair Hobday, who studied the event, compared it to the deadly 2003 European heat wave that led to the deaths of thousands of people.

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Marine heat waves, Feb. 1, 2016

MAINLAND

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

Mild heat wave

Moderate

TASMANIA

Severe

Extreme

100 MILES

Source: Robert Schlegel, Ocean Frontier Institute

“Except in this case, it’s the animals that are suffering,” said Hobday, a senior research scientist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, a government agency.

South of the equator, Australia’s summer stretches from December to February — and soaring temperatures turned the mainland deadly this year. An estimated 23,000 giant fruit bats — about a third of that species’s population in Australia — dropped dead from heat stress in Queensland and New South Wales in April.

The bats, called flying foxes, cannot survive temperatures above 42 degrees Celsius. Another 10,000 black flying foxes, a different species, also died. Bodies plopped into meadows, backyard gardens and swimming pools.

A month later, more than 100 ringtail possums fell dead in Victoria when temperatures topped 35 degrees Celsius for four consecutive days.

The warming waters off Tasmania are not just killing the giant kelp, but transforming life for marine animals.

Warm-water species are swimming south to places where they could not have survived a few years ago. Kingfish, sea urchins, zooplankton and even microbes from the warmer north near the mainland now occupy waters closer to the South Pole.

“There’s about 60 or 70 species of fish that now have established populations in Tasmania that used not to be here,” said Craig Johnson, who leads the ecology and biodiversity center at the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies at the University of Tasmania. “You might see them occasionally as sort of vagrants, but they certainly did not have established populations.”

But the region’s indigenous cold-water species have no place to go. Animals such as the prehistoric-looking red handfish are accustomed to the frigid water closer to the shore. They cannot live in the deep-water abyss between the bottom tip of Tasmania and Antarctica.

“It’s a geographic climate trap,” Johnson said. Marine animals unique to Australia — the wallabies and koalas of the deep — could easily vanish. “So there’s going to be a whole bunch of species here that we expect will just go extinct.

“You know, it’s not a happy story.”

Genocide

Every time he dives for abalone, Rodney Dillon plays his part in what is arguably Tasmania’s saddest story of all.

At 63, he’s getting too old for the occasional plunge. Before a dive on a windy day in September, two people had to wrestle his wet suit over a thick athlete’s body softened by time.

Dillon persists because diving puts a favorite food on the family table, and, more important, it carries on a dying Aboriginal custom nearly ended by the British crown and the Australian governors it appointed.

A Man Among Orcas – Wildlife Documentary

Jun 3, 2017  Best Documentary

Enduring raging winds and icy waters with minimal protection, he enters the intimacy of elephant seals and orcas using clever ethological analyses and gets them used to his presence. Then comes the extraordinary: meet a man who communicates with penguins with body language, calms young seals and turns them into live pillows, lies underwater with 8 ton orcas or mature male seals…

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In memoriam: those we lost in 2019

Dec 31, 2019  Global News

Global News looks back at the exceptional individuals we said goodbye to in 2019, with a retrospective produced by Global National’s Eric Sorensen and videographer Trevor Owens. For more info, please go to https://www.globalnews.ca Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: https://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: https://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: https://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #2019PeopleWeLost #GlobalNews #2019InMemoriam

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The Year 2019: Remembering those we lost l ABC News

Dec 23, 2019  ABC News

We lost many legends this year, from actress Valerie Harper to “Beverly Hills 90210” star Luke Perry, fashion icon Gloria Vanderbilt and ABC News’ own Cokie Roberts. #ABCNews #ValerieHarper #BH90210 #LukePerry #CokieRoberts #GloriaVanderbilt

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VTN Architects Designed a Vietnam Home With the Green Space on the Inside

March 24, 2019  Andrew LaSane

Images via Vo Trong Nghia Architects / Hiroyuki Oki

Blurring the line between the interior and exterior, Vo Trong Nghia Architects designed and built a three-level residential home in Ho Chi Minh City that is overflowing from within with fiddle leaf fig plants, various palms, and winding vines. Going beyond arrangements of potted house plants, the architects integrated the flora into the physical structure. Corridors, staircases, and rooms are lined with natural dividers that add color, block sunlight, and ventilate the space.

The latest project in the firm’s “House for Trees” series, the Stepping Park House is a commentary on environmental issues in Vietnam caused by a lack of green spaces. Views of the exterior show that the driveway, balconies, and perimeter fence have also sprouted leaves. The top floor of the building has an open slatted design with spaces that are filled with even more greenery, which further connects the home with the surrounding environment, and in particular to the rare park nearby. (via Jeroen Apers)

The Twist: A New Gallery in Kistefos Sculpture Park Connects Two River Banks

September 24, 2019  Laura Staugaitis

A sinuous new gallery and bridge reaches across the Randselva River in Jevnaker, Norway. Designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), the aluminum-clad structure joins north and south river fronts on the campus of Kistefos Sculpture Park. 15,000 square feet of space allows visitors to explore Kistefos’s large art collection while also taking in the surrounding landscape through floor-to-ceiling windows. The Twist opened to the public on September 18th, with an exhibition featuring the work of conceptual artist Martin Creed and painter Howard Hodgkin. Kistefos Sculpture Park has  ticketed admission, which includes entry to The Twist, and is open seasonally from the end of May to mid-November. (via Design Milk)

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