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Dutch homes built on wooden piles are rotting after severe drought

The Dutch are having to rethink their strategy of water management — trying to lock in groundwater instead of keeping the sea out. As dry summers caused groundwater levels to plunge, the poles of houses and the Rijksmuseum were exposed and fungi began to rot the foundations.

The Guardian looking at the 4th week of August 2022

August 22 Care homes / Staffing crisis leaves many English care home residents’ basic needs unmet Vulnerable people left alone in rooms for 24 hours a day and denied showers for a week as vacancies rise to 165,000 Thousands of vulnerable people are suffering inadequate care as severe staffing shortages in previously good care homesContinue reading “The Guardian looking at the 4th week of August 2022”

The Guardian looking at the second week of August 2022

August 08 Metropolitan police / Revealed: Force strip-searched 650 children in two-year period The children’s commissioner for England has denounced the Metropolitan police’s record on child protection after new data revealed that 650 children were strip-searched over a two-year period and the majority were found to be innocent of the suspicions against them. Dame RachelContinue reading “The Guardian looking at the second week of August 2022”

Feel like the climate crisis is out of control? Here’s some good news

Climate action is being taken, but it is not enough. A new poll in 192 countries shows most people are worried about climate change and say it should be a priority for their government.

The Guardian looking at the first week of August

The Guardian looks at women footballers and at researchers that warn that climate breakdown could exacerbate or trigger other catastrophic risks, plus further events for the first week of August 2022.

Climate articles selection from The New York Times for the Fourth week of July

Extreme heat and fires gripped several parts of Europe and North America.

The New York Times from July 18 – July 24

A life-threatening heat wave was continuing its march in the 4th week of July, across Western Europe, whilst in Italy there was again a political crisis.

How secret courts are helping fuel the climate crisis

The closed-door tribunals are the biggest threat to the Paris climate agreement.

After 2,000 UK Church Buildings Close, New Church Plants Get Creative

The decline in church attendance has become a fact in all capitalist countries.

Shall Biblestudents in Belgium be able to celebrate their 200th birthday

In the Netherlands there would be 1.708.412 Biblestudents, but in Belgium it is really going very badly. With its 11.521.00 inhabitants in Belgium, the number of serious Biblestudents, like the Quakers, are dwindling; Year after year we see our numbers going down. In the 70ies of the previous century, we still could find some veryContinue reading “Shall Biblestudents in Belgium be able to celebrate their 200th birthday”