Three mass coral bleaching events in just the last five years have only exacerbated the reef's health problems and devastated the populations of marine species that rely on it. Warming waters threaten another mass bleaching event in 2021, with the time between bleaching events expected to shrink even further. … [Read more...] about Australia’s Great Barrier Reef status lowered to “critical” and deteriorating
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Some kid has put his fist through one of the speakers and a few more have escaped the security men to stop on wires and knock over electronic equipment. The song is barely intelligible over the explosions and spitting noises from shorts, just the way anarchy ought to sound. The crowd pogos frantically. Paul Cook is completely bidden from view, but sounds fine, limiting himself to a basic repertoire of rock licks. Steve Jones’ guitar work avoids frilla but gets the job done with taste. His expression is deadly earnest – like a high school basketball star stepping up for a crucial free throw – which he breaks only to spit on the audience every few minutes. Sid Vicious’ bass playing is highly energetic and completely without subtlety. He’s been up for two days prior to the gig and, hilariously, looks like he’s trying to cop some zzz’s between licks. Still clad in his swastika T-shirt, Rotten is perhaps the most captivating performer I’ve … [Read more...] about A Report on the Sex Pistols
As for Biden, a number of commentators thought he did okay. In my book, he was flat and tentative in the first half hour or so, but just when it appeared that he was tiring, he pulled himself together and was much more effective. Overall, Biden showed that he has the energy, firmness and acuity to take office. He rarely let Trump rattle him, which wasn't an easy task. And instead of being a radical socialist, as Trump argued, he came across as a moderate and a neighbor who genuinely cared for his fellow Americans. … [Read more...] about Who won the first presidential debate?
"Back in October, Boris came back fighting with having extracted some concessions from the EU and now it looks as though both sides are beginning to gravitate towards closing time. But the ratification process is already becoming incredibly rushed. Ultimately, we won't know what is going on in these talks until the details go back to MPs, it may well be that this is all for show - stalemate, ordering pizzas. It may well be that they are ironing it all out but if, as they've said before 'there is nothing to discuss' then are negotiators just kicking back? … [Read more...] about U.K. Prime Minister Facing ‘Political Hit’ Over Brexit Stumbling Blocks
The Campaign for Real Ale’s Tom Stainer said: “The Great British pub needs the great British public in its hour of need.” … [Read more...] about Boozers hit the town in first night of Friday fun since Covid lockdown as Welsh drinkers are booted out of bars at 6pm