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‘Ring down the curtain': What protests mean for a nation already in crisis

1 month ago   |   By Grist

I was a college student living in the Eagle Rock neighborhood of Los Angeles when the 1992 riots rocked my adopted city. Then, as now, law enforcement's behavior triggered massive protests. After Rodney King led law enforcement on a high-speed chase, a group of Los Angeles Police Department officers savagely kicked and beat King with their batons more than 50 times, fracturing his skull, breaking bones, and leaving him with permanent brain damage.
All of this was caught on video by a bystander. But despite the incontrovertible evidence, a predominantly white Simi Valley jury acquitted four...
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UFC 251 fight card - full list of confirmed fights including Usman v Masvidal

UFC 251 fight card - full list of confirmed fights including Usman v Masvidal

UFC 251 is approaching with the most fascinating fight card since the sport returned during the COVID-19 lockdown. Three title fights will go ahead at UFC Fight Island this... Read more ...

Wild bison will soon be roaming the British countryside

Wild bison will soon be roaming the British countryside

Bison from the Maasthorst nature reserve in the Netherlands. For the first time in thousands of years wild bison will roam the British countryside. A new project is underway... Read more ...

Unusual nature of this Twelfth could be one to celebrate

Unusual nature of this Twelfth could be one to celebrate

To adapt an old song, every day is the Twelfth of July. Some 33 applications for parades on Saturday, four on the Sabbath itself and 233 for Monday. At the maximum permitted 30... Read more ...

Koalas return to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve after Australian bushfires...

Koalas return to Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve after Australian bushfires destroyed Canberra habitat

Jed, Yellow, Scully, Billa and Gulu were removed from Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, ACT, blazes that killed an estimated 800 million wildlife. Read more ...

1,000-Year-Old Cat Skeleton Suggests Nomadic Herders Cared for Ailing Pet

1,000-Year-Old Cat Skeleton Suggests Nomadic Herders Cared for Ailing Pet

Scientists say the discovery is “evidence for a fundamental shift in the nature of human-animal relationships” within this region. Read more ...

Is nature all healed now? A look at the pandemic's best meme

Is nature all healed now? A look at the pandemic's best meme

Nature has been showing up in places you never expected. Dinosaurs roaming Times Square? A bunch of Lime scooters abandoned in a lake? According to the internet, the... Read more ...

Sky Q adds ‘Smart new features' including Disney+ HDR

Sky Q adds ‘Smart new features' including Disney+ HDR

Sky has announced Sky Q is rolling out a number of new features in the coming weeks, including new sports centres, voice discovery and Disney+ in High Dynamic Range . Following... Read more ...

Stag-gered! - Matt Andrews

Stag-gered! - Matt Andrews

In late May and then throughout June and into the first few weeks of July, we are privileged to enjoy the emergence and spectacular appearance of male Stag Beetles. Happily for... Read more ...

Linford Lakes Nature Reserve Moth Report, June 2020 - Gordon Redford

Linford Lakes Nature Reserve Moth Report, June 2020 - Gordon Redford

Main At the beginning of June 2020, the number of species recorded in June at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve stood at 293 accumulated over the 9 years that records have been... Read more ...

The joys of Czech tramping - ‘hiking with friendship, freedom and fun'

In the Czech Republic, being a tramp means folk singing, rum drinking, wild camping in the forest and bonhomie Being labelled a “tramp” is not something the average person... Read more ...