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#DYK @CIA and @usairforce launched the nation’s first operationally successful film-return reconnaissance satellite, codenamed CORONA, 60 years ago? #ICinHistory Image
Spurred by the Cold War, CORONA provided unmanned aerial reconnaissance of denied spaces and increased photographic coverage over areas like the Soviet Union. Here’s a look at the first images snapped on Aug. 18, 1960. ImageImage
Photo interpreters from the National Photographic Interpretation Center, now @NGA_GEOINT, would view the CORONA imagery on light tables and look for key pieces of intelligence for @DeptofDefense and other partners. Light tables were essential for seeing what the eye couldn't. Image
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It’s #WorldToiletDay🚽!

Stop for a second & imagine what life would be like without a toilet. That is the daily reality of over half a billion people.

#DYK More than 1⃣ in 4⃣ people do not have a 🚽.

Sanitation is a human right to which everyone is entitled.

More than 7⃣0⃣0⃣ children die every day from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water, sanitation & poor hygiene.

Clean & safe sanitation is needed for all. #WorldToiletDay🚽
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A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself.
Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air & giving fresh strength to our people.
~Franklin D. Roosevelt

#AmazonRainforest will only be remembered in pictures

We burned our lungs🌎 for #BEEF

#Vegan bc 👇 Image
🌴 #AmazonRainforest Has Lost More Than ▶Ten Million◀ Football Fields of Forest in a Decade
THIS #rainforest is responsible for storing over 180 BILLION tons of carbon
With #deforestation that carbon is released back into the atmosphere

💧 "One-fifth of the world’s fresh #water is in the #AmazonBasin, supplying water to the world by releasing water vapor into the atmosphere that can travel thousands of miles"

Meanwhile governments 🌍🌏🌎 & politicians ignore #AmazonBurning
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(1/6) THREAD👇: "Cats in War." Pull up a chair and let me tell you about my friend Paul Koudounaris's new book A CAT'S TALE, in which he fascinates readers with stories about felines from history. #DYK America sent a black cat to "curse" Adolph Hitler during the Second World War?
(2/6) "In 1941, a black cat shipped out from Pennsylvania on a daring mission to undermine Nazi Germany. Named Captain Midnight, he was sent to be flown across Europe in an RAF bomber until he eventually crossed the path of Adolph Hitler, and thereby cursed him."
(3/6) "Captain Midnight was transported in a red, white, & blue crate...and his departure was big news, the story carried by newspapers around the country. So, you ask, how can we know if he succeeded? In response, let me ask you, how did things turn out for Mr. Hitler?"
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USArmy #DYK.
Psychological Operations.
They pose the date October 16th, 2006, as a question 🤔💭 😆
2. I just realized maybe those are #paperplanes falling out of choppers😳 See attached threads.

Bright Green again! @LovesTheLight & @GinaPhi94724925
Mid vid circle ⭕️ w/ X’s in them 🧐? Very Matrix like.
Thank You @thefucknot for pointing to the green.
3. Wow!! Excellent find by @wwg1wga50607113 on the Psychological Operations 1990-2003.
See link in attached.
Note Fort Bragg’s participation.👇🏻
Twit is preventing me from finding some past threads 🙄. I’ll add when I find it.
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#DYK that businesses engaging with and investing in communities can be rewarded with a range of benefits or types of value? Check'em out! 👇🏾 (1/6)
Healthier workers = lower healthcare costs. Healthier communities have lower rates of diabetes, & Annual health care costs to employers for employees with diabetes are > $4,000 higher than for employees w/o diabetes (2/6)
⬆️productive on-the-job employees. #DYK that workers who live in healthier communities are more likely to arrive at work on time and have fewer unplanned absences? #HealthyCommunity #HealthyBottomLine (3/6)
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#GlobalChange is the most pressing challenge to ecosystems & economies. We ask @EU_Commission @vonderleyen to cont investing in #science & fund #EuropeanReferenceGenomeAtlas projects to study the book of life in the #EU. Join us! #ERGA @EU_FP9 @EBPgenome
#DYK 23% EU species are at extinction risk, e.g. Canary Island Dragon Tree, Montseny brook newt, & Macedonian grayling? We need #ERGA for sustainable pan-EU biodiv conservation! We are 39+ EU institutions & partners e.g., @B10K_project @bat1kgenomes @darwintreelife @Arthropod_i5K
Nerdier details @ the proposed #ERGA? It aligns w/EU Commission's #GreenDeal for #HorizonEurope to restore biodiversity (threatened, endemic + keystone species), resurrect #EcosystemServices, implement sustainable agricultural actions @GIGA_COS @euronext
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(1/7) This #SundaySpotlight on #PublicHealth is in honor of #SuicidePrevention Month. #SPM20

#DYK that in 2018 over 1.4 million Americans attempted suicide?

Let’s discuss how YOU can #BeThe1To help someone who may be thinking about suicide.
(2/7) #BeThe1To ask. “Are you thinking about suicide?” is a direct, unbiased way to begin a dialogue and to gauge their pain and determine what next steps might be needed. #SPM20 Image
(3/7) #BeThe1To be there. Identify ways you can support the individual – and follow through on those efforts. It’s important your friend knows you’re there for them and are listening to them. #SPM20 Image
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#DYK: Nearly half of India's population lives in the Ganga-Brahmaputra hydroshed!

Map shows population share of each of the hydrosheds (derived from elevation data) Image
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#DYK: Wearing a face covering is a way to protect those around you. I wear mine to protect you, and you wear yours to protect me. #COVIDStopsWithMe Image
A recent @CDCMMWR report shows how face coverings can help prevent #COVID19.

Two hair stylists with #coronavirus exposed over 100 clients. All wore face coverings, and no clients were known to be infected with COVID-19.

Learn more:
Not sure if you’re wearing your face covering correctly? Check out these tips from @CDCgov:
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(1/5) This #SundaySpotlight on #PublicHealth focuses on our efforts to fight #COVID19 in communities in color. I recently penned an op-ed with @SecAzar detailing our efforts throughout @HHSGov.

Read it here in @dallasnews/@DMNOpinion:…
(2/5) #DYK: Black Americans & American Indians and Alaska Natives are being hospitalized for #COVID19 at 5⃣x the rate of non-Hispanic white Americans, and Hispanic Americans are being hospitalized at 4⃣x the rate.…
(3/5) We know that people of color are often at higher risk of contracting #COVID19. Image
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#DYK about #EUSpace?
@CopernicusEU imagery is more and more used by news outlets around the world to illustrate their articles or programmes!!
⬇️ #Sentinel2 🇪🇺🛰️ image of 12 July showing smoke from the fire in the San Diego dockyard which affected @USNavy's USS Bonhomme Richard Image
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Coming up on the @TODAYshow to talk about staying safe and healthy this #July4th holiday weekend. Tips 👇
Coming up on @foxandfriends. As you make your #July4th & summer plans, here are 3⃣ things to keep in mind:

▪️ Know your risk
▪️ Know your circumstances
▪️ Know how to protect yourself

#DYK: Those who are at higher risk for severe illness are older adults and people with underlying health conditions.

Learn more from @CDCgov here:…
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Well, it’s that time again! Time to educate and advocate. Ever wonder what #Ontario #SpecialConstables are?
What they do?
Why they do it?
How they do it?
This is the thread for you!
#TOpoli #partnersinpublicsafety 1/12
#DYK #SpecialConstables are sworn Peace Officers, defined in s.2 of the Criminal Code of Canada.… SPC appointments are approved by the local police services boards with only federal, provincial and municipal authorities needed to fulfil their function 2/12
#DYK #SpecialConstables are employed by 1) Police Services and 2) Non-Police employers such as Housing, Transit and Universities. They are not security and not police. A Special Constable is a Special Constable. 3/12
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My first 2 months at @EU_ScienceHub have been fascinating. I’ve begun to explore a rich tradition of scientific excellence spanning nearly 60 years.

Here are some of the things I have discovered so far ⬇️

The core mission of @EU_ScienceHub is to provide science and facts to underpin EU policymaking.

Our researchers work to support EU policymaking, from conception and design to implementation and monitoring. We have 6 different sites:


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As you & your family make plans this summer, here are 3⃣ things to keep in mind to stay healthy:

▪️ Know your risk
▪️ Know your circumstances
▪️ Know how to protect yourself

#DYK: Those who are at higher risk for severe illness are older adults and people with underlying health conditions.

Learn more from @CDCgov here:…
Ask yourself important questions about the environment you would be in...Is it inside or outside? Will it be possible to social distance?
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One of the most effective ways to prevent infection & reduce the spread of #COVID19 is to clean your hands thoroughly.

WHO & @UNICEF launch 🆕 Hand Hygiene for All Global Initiative to ensure #SafeHands for all👉
We can all do something to combat the spread of #COVID19 - start by cleaning your hands. Water, sanitation and hygiene are critical to this #SafeHands !

More details 👉 Image
#DYK 2 in 5 healthcare facilities 🏥 do NOT have clean running water at their disposal ?

@UNICEF and WHO call for the prioritization of hand hygiene in all parts of the 🌎🌍🌏 - 👉 #SafeHands Image
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Today is #WorldRefugeeDay
#DYK organisations such as UNHCR (@Refugees), Médecins sans Frontières or @sos_children use #EUSpace #Copernicus #OpenData to monitor humanitarian crises?

⬇️ #Sentinel2🇪🇺🛰️image of the #Kutupalong #Rohingya refugee camps
See the timelapse in the tweet⏬ Image
Timelapse (2017 - 2020) of the evolution of the #Kutupalong #Rohingya refugee camp over time #Sentinel2 🇪🇺🛰️ imagery
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Today is #WorldElderAbuseAwarenessDay. Throughout the year, the FBI works to #KeepSeniorsSafe and educate people on steps they can take to protect themselves from elder fraud. In 2019, the IC3 received 68,013 complaints of elder fraud with losses of more than $835 million. #WEAAD Man on the phone holding a ...
#DYK older people often have “nest eggs,” own homes, and have excellent credit—all of which make them attractive to scammers? If you're 60 or older, especially if you're an older woman living alone, scammers might target you. Learn the signs of scams at
Older Americans are less likely to report fraud because they don’t know how to report it, are embarrassed, or don’t know they have been scammed. Don't be ashamed to report elder fraud and file a complaint at #KeepSeniorsSafe Image
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(1/5) Today’s #SundaySpotlight on #PublicHealth is all about #WorldBloodDonorDay! This is both a call for donations AND a thank you to those that volunteer their life-saving gift of blood. A sufficient supply of blood can only be achieved through consistent and diverse donations.
(2/5) #DYK that a single blood donation can save up to 3️⃣ lives?

#DYK that every 2 seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood?

There continues to be a need for blood donations and if you’re healthy and able, YOU can help! More via @MensHealthMag:…
(3/5) 🩸 Blood & plasma donations aren’t only needed during emergencies. Black & African American donors are needed to ensure a diverse supply and to support patients like those living with #SickleCell Disease.
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#Selfcare is particularly useful during #COVID19 when many people find it hard to access their normal health care services and medications, including for sexual and reproductive health Image
10 #SelfCare actions you can take to protect and improve your sexual and reproductive health, including:
- contraception and condom use
- HIV self-testing
- HPV self-sampling
Having access to these services are as important as ever in #COVID19 ImageImageImage
WHO and @HRPresearch consolidated guideline on #SelfCare interventions for health: sexual and reproductive health and rights Image
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#DYK? Under law, reforestation is mandatory in Alberta.

Before a single tree is cut down, forest companies develop a 200-year plan for the site’s restoration. Image
A forest management agreement holder is responsible for the planning and reforestation following harvest operations. Reforestation efforts must be completed within 2 years of harvest and must take place in all areas where timber is harvested. Image
Research done at the Alberta Tree Improvement and Seed Centre allows the forest sector to make reforestation decisions that increase forest productivity on managed forest lands. Image
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(1/6) This #SundaySpotlight on #PublicHealth brings you @MinorityHealth’s 5⃣ plays for men to stay at the top of their game this #MensHealthMonth, and serves as an important reminder that #HeartDisease is a top killer for men in the U.S. Image
(2/6) Physical activity is key and everything counts! Even on my busiest of days I make time for a little exercise.

If you need a little motivation or tips on how to get and stay active, check out @HealthGov’s Activity Planner:…. Image
(3/6) A lot can change in a year and the same counts for your body – it’s important to see your health team for an annual checkup. Now is a good time to call your provider & see if #telehealth services are available to maintain these appointments. Image
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(1/5) This #SundaySpotlight on #PublicHealth is to reflect on May being #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth and the resources available for those struggling. Let’s all use this month as a springboard to continue these important conversations. #SundayThoughts
(2/5) #DYK: 46.6 million Americans live with a mental illness. Learn to spot the signs of struggle so you can support those in your network:….
(3/5) Whether it’s ⬆️ stress or anxiety during the #COVID19 pandemic or something else, it’s important to know that it’s okay to seek help and support.

During this challenging time, here are 5⃣ things to know about staying mentally healthy:
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