Hong Kong’s quiet message to Beijing

Hong Kong’s quiet message to BeijingOn Sunday, more than a quarter of Hong Kong’s residents, or about 2 million people, were out on the streets to defend the territory’s much-cherished rule of law. It was the third protest in eight days against a proposed extradition treaty sought by China. The color was made popular in December when churchgoers in Hong Kong wore black over two Sundays in solidarity with fellow Christians in the mainland suffering a government crackdown on religion.


Georgia abortion law: Hollywood calls for boycott, but can it leave?

Georgia abortion law: Hollywood calls for boycott, but can it leave?Georgia is constantly on Bryan McBrien’s mind these days, as he wonders how long he can continue to run his business here. A greensman, Mr. McBrien grows, creates, and delivers backdrop greenery for TV shows and movies. Just over a decade after Republican lawmakers began offering a simple and transferable tax credit to movie production companies, the industry has grown by 4,000% into a $9.5 billion juggernaut.


‘We’re anxious to get it in the ground’: Pipe yards fill ahead of federal decision on Trans Mountain expansion

Pipes arrive by train

Trains and trucks hauling pipes for the proposed project have been visible for several weeks in Alberta and B.C., although the timing of the delivery and the federal government’s pending decision seem to be a coincidence.

JEFFREY LIPTON in BARBADOS – https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/tmx-pipe-yards-hope-kamloops-1.5178183?cmp=rss

Cambodia’s islands are under threat. This woman is trying to save them.

Cambodia’s islands are under threat. This woman is trying to save them.The handful of market stalls lining the narrow concrete path that serves as the island’s main artery offer the usual assortment of goods found across rural Cambodia: cheap noodles, stacks of Coca-Cola bottles, fake soccer jerseys, household cleaning products – and the plastic bags to carry them home. Littering the floor between piles of squeezed sugarcane and empty clam shells is an ocean of plastic wrappers, bottles, cups, straws, and empty bags. Just a five minute boat ride from mainland Cambodia, Koh Sdach is surrounded by clear blue waters that have sustained fishing communities for generations.