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Skimm This: Biodiversity, Chinese Tariffs, the Royal Baby

May 6, 2019

It’s May 6th. Today, we Skimm’d This:

  • The United Nations says a million plant and animal species are facing extinction. And the cause… is us. We’ll tell you what biodiversity means for the planet and for people, and what the authors of a new report think we should do next.

  • Trump is threatening to raise tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods. And that’s making trade talks tense. We’ll explain how these tariffs affect you.

  • Today is the first day of Ramadan, the holiest month for Muslims around the world. Portland Trail Blazers center Enes Kanter is one of those observing - even though he’s in a full court press in the NBA playoffs.

  • And finally: Prince Harry announced the arrival of Baby Sussex. He is now the first half-American and bi-racial baby to be in the line of succession for the British throne.

theSkimm: A UN report is warning that one species - us - is threatening a million other species with extinction. Today, we’ll explain why biodiversity matters for humanity and how we can mitigate the damage. Meanwhile: the US and China were supposed to be close to a trade deal - but there are some new hurdles. We’ll tell you how the trade war is impacting folks here. Also on today’s episode: NBA center Enes Kanter is breaking fast for the playoffs and the Royals are celebrating new Baby Sussex.

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