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15 May 2019 – Plastic in the ocean

An incredible 10% of the oxygen in the atmosphere is produced by a type of bacteria that was only discovered 30 years ago, and it turns out chemicals leaching out of plastic can significantly affect how well the bacteria can do stuff, as explained in this article: The results were striking with the chemicals impairing the Prochlorococcus' growth, reducing its ability to photosynthesize, and altering the expression of a large number of its genes.

The tests were performed in a laboratory and with the limited amount of research presently done on the subject it's very difficult to know how the chemicals actually affect these bacteria in the ocean, but it does look like it's one more way we're polluting our planet.

21 March 2019 – Gun laws change

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced changes to our gun laws banning military-style semi-automatic weapons and assault rifles. As of 3pm, they cannot be owned with an ordinary A category licence. The decision has been noted all around the world.

"This is what real action to stop gun violence looks like" – US Senator Bernie Sanders.

This guy sounds like he "gets" New Zealand:

USA 6 yrs after Sandy Hook
•Thoughts & prayers

New Zealand 6 days after Christchurch
•Ban semi automatic assault weapons
•Buyback program
•Pay for all funerals
•Provide income for harmed
•Māori dance
•Wear solidarity scarf
•AND Thoughts & prayers

– Qasim Rashid, Esq, attorney, candidate for the US Senate in the state of Virginia.

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