Six years ago, before the nation was gripped by the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody, it was Ferguson that served as the nation’s epicenter for protests against law enforcement.
Time magazine’s June 15 cover continues this conversation about police violence, featuring a black mother, with her eyes closed, holding the blank outline of a child. It’s particularly apt given that Floyd called for his deceased mother while pinned down.
The ongoing George Floyd protests have prompted officials in several cities – including Birmingham, Alexandria, Fort Myers, and others – to remove Confederate monuments from public land.
The fund will deliver up to $218 million in its first year (2019-2020), funded from the Canadian federal carbon pollution pricing system.
Madhya Pradesh created a new Guinness World Record after 1.5 million volunteers planted more than 66 million tree saplings within half a day along the Narmada river.
More than 19,000 people in Japan have signed a petition to ban office dress codes which force women to wear high heels to work.
The Queensland government has approved the country’s largest windfarm, a $1bn project to build almost 200 turbines in the shadow of the Bowen basin’s coalmines.
Saudi Arabia has issued driving licences to women for the first time in decades just weeks before a ban on female drivers is lifted.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the investment of $1.5 billion for renewable energy projects as part of the state’s pursuit of 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030.
The city of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania plans to transition to 100 per cent renewable energy, including wind and solar, by 2035