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by Elmar Stellnberger

New Petitions & Actions

Category: general,
Source: action,
Link: about:blank,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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stop agrofuel: The EU wants to forbid agrofuels by 2030. This is too late. Make Germany go ahead!
stop flooding the sea with plastics - Proposes multiple kinds of actions.
sustainable finance: no greenwashing - Coal or nuclear power should have no place in sustainable investments!
Ghana: stop criminal and corrupt timber trade - The palisander wood could be eradicated soon if the EU is not called to action!
stop assaults on the Baka people and protect the rainforest
USA: against face surveillance - by EFF
do not expand aquacultures - fish breeding plunders our seas, read more on elstel.org



European Citizen Initiative for our Insects

Category: general,
Source: action,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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Different organizations have joined to initiate an European ECI to save our bees and insects. There have been official popular petitions in three German federal states. In Bavaria 1.7 million people have signed.



debcheckroot v2.2: file only repos

Category: programs,
Source: debcheckroot,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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debcheckroot v2.2 supports file only repos: use --repo "deb /basedir subdir1/ subdir2/". That way you can also verify manually downloaded packages like f.i. your proprietary printer driver. Packages which have been purged or uninstalled are no more checked by default (config files may remain). Some file names in .deb ar-archives had a trailing slash which does no more irritate debcheckroot. debcheckroot does no more try to read /etc/passwd on --download-only. The --only switch may be left out by accident when verifying only from sha256sum-lists and debcheckroot still produces the necessary output.



diskutils package: confinedrv v1.7.9

Category: programs,
Source: drvtools,
Language: en,
Type:
update
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important bugfix update: readout-parttbl did backup whole partitions instead of just the intermediate space if partitions did not have some intermediate space between them which is often the case for GPT partitions (not for MSDOS partition tables up to 1TB). Now it also backups trailing space after the last partition; to avoid this use --skipend. scripts/install now creates the man directory if it did not exist previously and sparsefile-restore has adapted inline directives for newer versions of gcc.



‘Insect apocalypse’ poses risk to all life on Earth

Category: general,
Source: info,
Language: en,
Type:
new
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Insects are important as pollinators, as food for other creatures, and recyclers of nutrients. They are dying at alarming rates with many species going extinct. A reduction in the use of pesticides would be crucial for the protection of our insects. This could at least partially be achieved by a tax on these chemicals. Sweden has had such a levy since 1984, and France, Italy and Denmark now also have charges. Research showed that chemical treatments can be cut without affecting farm profits. Especially harmful pesticides like the neonicotinoides should be forbidden all together. They are so dangerous because they do easily solve in water and thus make whole landscapes poisonous for insects because the plants assimilate these chemicals. At the moment only three of the most harmful neonics are forbidden within the EU. Belgium now wants to ban all neonics. We need to hope that the EU does not annihliate Belgium´s ban.