by George Monbiot
What is salient is not important. What is important is not salient. The media turns us away from the issues that will determine the course of our lives, and towards topics of brain-melting irrelevance. Story here.
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Larry Powell Powell is a veteran, award-winning journalist based in Shoal Lake, Manitoba, Canada. He specializes in stories about agriculture and the environment. For decades, he worked for broadcast outlets in western Canada, including 5 years as Senior Editor for CBC Radio News in Saskatchewan. He is authorized to receive embargoed news releases on important, global stories, through the Science Media Centre of Canada, the Royal Society, Nature Research and the World Weather Attribution Network. He is a member of the Science Writers and Communicators of Canada, the Canadian Association of Journalists and is a past member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Three years ago, he joined an international team of writers providing articles for the Swiss-based online journal, “Focusing on Wildlife - celebrating the biodiversity of Planet Earth.” In June, 2014, he was a panelist at a world conference in Winnipeg entitled "Holding