A new model of photosynthesis points to an evolutionary principle governing light-harvesting organisms that might apply throughout the universe.
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The Committee on Climate Change report proves Westminster is not fit for purpose.To tackle our climate crisis, we have to tackle our political crisis, writes Green co-leader Jonathan BartleyHuffPost is part of Oath.Oath and our partners need your consent to access your device and use your data (including location) to understand your interests, and provide and measure personalised ads.Oath will also provide you with personalised ads on partner products.Select 'OK' to continue and allow Oath and our partners to use your data, or select 'Manage options' to view your choices.
According to the Electoral Commission, political parties spent almost £1.5m on targeted Facebook advertising during the 2015 general election.The Conservative party reported digital ad spend during the 2015 campaign of £1.21m; the Labour Party, £160,000; the Liberal Democrats £22,245; UKIP £91,000; the Green Party £20,000; and SNP £5,466.The permutation of hundreds of targeting variables, and the dynamic nature of ads, means that a campaign tailored to individual voters is hidden from everyone but advertiser and recipient.This project shines a much-needed light on the hidden side of electioneering," said Dr Seth Thevoz, a political historian at Nuffield College, Oxford University.is a citizen-led non-partisan project founded by Sam Jeffers and Louis Knight-Webb.“For the good of our democracy, it’s time to throw some light on this dark and unregulated area of campaign spending.
Above all else, Dr. Jill Stein is green.The Green Party candidate had to delay her rally at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, after she accidentally flew into Cincinnati instead.As her 100 fans at the university waited for her to take the stage, local Green Party members took the podium to speak, with one centering on student loans and debt, reports the Columbus Dispatch.They just got on the road and will be two hours late.Things happen, the president of Capital University Greens Student Organization announced to the crowd.Jill Stein, a presidential candidate whose environmental platform is let s break free from the fossil fuels, took an unnecessary flight and then drove two hours just to make a 100-person rally.
The Labour party had abstained on an earlier vote, urging the government to make substantial changes to the proposed legislation.The major concessions Labour claims to have won from the government on the IP bill include that —an overarching privacy clause will be placed at the heart of the billthere will be a commitment that trade union activities cannot be considered sufficient reason for investigatory powers to be usedthe government will provide assurances that the double lock intercept authorization process includes power for Judicial Commissioners to scrutinise the decision to issue a warrant, not just the processthe operational case for the inclusion of so-called bulk powers in the bill will be independently reviewed, and this review will consider both the use and necessity of such powersThe party s spokesman on the bill, Keir Starmer, described the concessions as a really significant step forward , ahead of a second day of debate in the Commons — following which the party voted with the government.At the time the party said it would continue to press the government on three further areas of concerns it has regarding the legislation: protections for sensitive professions such as lawyers, MPs and journalists ; a higher threshold for accessing so-called Internet Connection Records aka the web activity log that ISPs will be required to maintain on users , with the party wanting access to this to be limited to only investigations of serious crime, not any crime; and limiting the use of NHS records.I will be asking whether the Government has established a robust operational case for the bulk powers it says it needs, and examining whether similar results could have been reached by other, less intrusive, means.In countries such as Syria, where the UK has no physical presence, there are often no initial intelligence leads on emerging threats.Bulk powers allow the security and intelligence agencies to identify and map out known and evolving networks, in turn enabling further intelligence gathering on likely threats.
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