Links 2/24/2020

With a litter of tactics, scientists work to tame cat allergies Science News. I suffer from a terrible cat allergy.

Can Historic Preservation Be Saved? American Conservative

Colorado River flow shrinks from climate crisis, risking ‘severe water shortages’ Guardian (furzy)

The Decline of Religion May Be Slowing Religion in Public (re Silc)

A Search for the Source of Italy’s Malaise Der Spiegel

TurboTax Is Still Tricking Customers With Tax Prep Ads That Misuse the Word “Free” ProPublica

To stop locust plagues, we must copy locusts Asia Times

China’s green zombie fungus could hold key to fighting east Africa’s plague of locusts SCMP

Class Warfare

The Internal Emails Big Tech Executives Never Wanted You to See Jacobin

Julian Assange

We’re Asking One Question In Assange’s Case: Should Journalists Be Punished For Exposing War Crimes? Caitlin Johnstone

Assange appears in British court to fight U.S. extradition bid Reuters

Roger Waters on Julian Assange Craig Murray

Waste Watch

Grocery stores may soon offer your favorite brands in reusable containers TreeHugger

Report argues most plastics, especially #3-7s, falsely labeled as recyclable Waste Dive

Big Brother IS Watching You Watch

Should Government Halt the Use of Facial-Recognition Technology? WSJ

Homeland Security Algorithm Revokes U.S. Visa of War Crimes Investigator Eyal Weizman The Intercept

On JFK, Tulsi Gabbard Keeps Very Respectable Company Counterpunch

Trump Transition

Tapping Trump’s Anger About 2016 Surveillance, White House Seeks Overhaul of Spying Law WSJ


Five things to know about emerging US, Taliban peace deal The Hill


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