The Colorado River is Facing a Water Shortage
Last week, the federal government declared the first-ever water shortage for the Colorado River. There will be mandatory cutbacks to prevent Lake Meade, the largest reservoir by volume in the US, from reaching critically low levels. These measures will bring exceptional challenges to farmers and Indigenous communities who are particularly vulnerable to water scarcity throughout the Colorado River system, and it will surely complicate the water supply which reaches nearly 40 million people.
What U.S. Immigration Policy Means for Haiti's Recovery
Last week, Haiti was struck by both a 7.2 magnitude earthquake and tropical depression, leaving close to 2000 dead and many more injured or missing. Thousands are without shelter, as more than 80,000 homes were destroyed in the earthquake. Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Grace are further complicating relief efforts in Haiti. On top of all that, Haiti was already struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, gang violence, and a political crisis made worse by the recent assassination of its president. Despite this turmoil, the Biden administration is still turning away Haitians who want to flee the country because of recent events.
Georgia State Board of Elections Moves Ahead With Review of Fulton County
In March, Georgia Republican lawmakers passed a sweeping new elections law. The law provides a pathway for the Georgia State Board of Elections to review and possibly suspend a local election board, and install a temporary administrator to oversee election administration.
How the OnlyFans Ban Disrupts Content Creators
On Thursday, social media platform OnlyFans said that it would ban, “any content containing sexually explicit conduct,” starting in October. Banned content includes photos and video. The reason given by the company is that it was at the request of their, “banking partners and payout providers.”
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