A Dubai company’s staggering land deals in Africa raise fears about risks to Indigenous livelihoods

[ad_1] ABUJA, Nigeria — Matthew Walley’s eyes sweep over the large forest that has sustained his Indigenous community in Liberia for generations. Even as the morning sun casts a golden hue over the canopy, a sense of unease lingers. Their use of the land is being threatened, and they have organized to resist the possibility … Read more

Linda Bean, an entrepreneur, GOP activist and granddaughter of outdoor retailer LL Bean, has died

[ad_1] Linda L. Bean, a granddaughter of famed outdoor retailer L.L. Bean who became an entrepreneur, philanthropist and conservative activist, has died at age 82. Bean died Saturday, her business manager, Veronika Carlson, confirmed in a written statement Sunday. No cause was given. “Linda was known for her amazing work ethic, entrepreneurial spirit as well … Read more

Homes near St. Louis County creek are being tested after radioactive contamination found in yards

[ad_1] ST. LOUIS — A federal agency is examining soil beneath homes in a small suburban St. Louis subdivision to determine if residents are living atop Cold War era nuclear contamination. But activists say the testing needs to be far more widespread. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is taking soil samples at six properties … Read more

Australia to ban doxxing after pro-Palestinian activists publish info on Jews

[ad_1] MELBOURNE, Australia — The Australian government said on Tuesday it will outlaw doxxing — the malicious release online of personal or identifying information without the subject’s permission — after pro-Palestinian activists published personal details of hundreds of Jewish people in Australia. Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus said the proposed laws, which have yet to be drafted, … Read more