Links 7/11/19

Holland covers hundreds of bus stops with plants as gift to honeybees Independent (David L)

Japan’s famous Nara deer dying from eating plastic bags Guardian (resilc)

Ross Perot’s Lasting Legacy Atlantic

UserFriendly: “LOL, he gave Bernie a sword for sticking up for vets dealing with Gulf War syndrome.”

Ross Perot was a champion for veterans’ rights and ahead of his time on disastrous trade policies. During his campaign, he explained, in depth, how he would address our national problems and spurred serious discussion. Ross Perot was a one-of-a kind American. He will be missed.

— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) July 9, 2019

Moons That Escape Their Planets Could Become ‘Ploonets’ ScienceNews

Glacial Melting In Antarctica May Become Irreversible, NASA-Funded Study Suggests Guardian

Global clean-energy spending is plummeting MIT Technology Review. UserFriendly: “But I thought the price of renewables made all other power obsolete??”


Cold water hits China’s AI industry Financial Times. Marshall:

What do we make of this?

I was particularly struck by the fact that China imports $300bn of semiconductor chips, which would seem to be a source of leverage that Trump would have, although I assume that Japan and South Korea could provide most of what the country needs today?

Chinese Air Pollution Dimmed Sunlight Enough To Impact Solar Panels ars technica


Sir John Major says he would fight Boris Johnson in court if he tried to prorogue Parliament to force a no-deal Brexit The Times

Support for Nigel Farage among Tory members will collapse if Johnson delivers

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