Thailand has long been recognized as a leading exporter of rice and other agricultural produce. But tests for pesticide residues are raising concerns about whether the food is safe. Steve Sandford reports from Sanpatong, Thailand.
The Pittsburgh region, a former industrial center, has transformed into a region of innovation with a thriving green economy. In this video, we hear the story of this transformation through the eyes of workers, politicians, and those leading initiatives that are creating a healthy, prosperous, and inclusive green economy. Learn about the green infrastructure, workforce development, land use, and ReEnergize initiatives that help accomplish these goals. More information at gtechstrategies.org or at reenergizepgh.org.
Alexander Oey traveled throughout the United States and filmed communities who are taking matters into their own hands. 50 of the 46 U.S. states are nearly bankrupt. Over 13 million Americans are unemployed. More than 49 million people live below the poverty line.
How was it able to come that far? People seek for their own Utopia outside the financial system and government. Are these communities the right path and solution? Has they found effective alternatives, while governments worldwide are heading to bankruptcy?
3 October 2012 Last updated at 09:53 ET
Nigeria floods bring crocodiles and hippos into homes
Houses submerged in floodwaters in Idah, in Nigeria’s central state of Kogi, 27 September 2012 Flooding has forced hundreds of thousands of Nigerians from their homes
Dangerous animals, including crocodiles, snakes and hippos, have found their way into homes and communities in central Nigeria after devastating flooding, residents say.
The creatures were carried along flood-swollen rivers, say the authorities.
“There is now a hippopotamus in [my] house,” Benue state resident Wuese Jirake told the BBC. “I hope that when it is tired, it may leave my home.”
Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the flooding.
Hundreds also died in the worst flooding in decades.
Vast tracts of farmland have been completely destroyed.
‘Hope it will leave’
Mr Jirake told the BBC he had returned to his home to find it occupied by the hippo…..(more).
Deceptions is a 58 minute journey of discovery I made while preparing for a presentation on Brain Injury. I know how important awareness, choice and consequence is in the recovery of brain function yet I discovered that much of the world is engaged in the exact opposite. They were being programmed to deny what they have seen what they have read and what they have heard. They were not to be critical thinkers and reasoning human beings because if they were they would readily see that that constant war, the destruction of the constitution, constant fear, loss of freedom and economic collapse would not be the choice of any rational person. Welcome to a New World Order where being managed has become being human.
In less than an hour I take another quick look at the facts of 9/11, the Bush years and Obama’s deceptions to a realization that there is a higher elite pulling the strings, an ultra elite that is all about wealth management beyond levels imaginable by 99.9% of humanity. An elite that controls everything and any hope for the masses lies in their ability to reclaim their power of reasoning stop believing what they are told and discover for themselves what is true for them. This is the hope and Egypt is a good example of the people realizing that corruption and suppression at some point must end.
Watch the entire film on line at deceptionsUSA.com
Admiral David Titley is the Chief Oceanographer and Navigator of the US Navy.
A Phd, he describes himself as a former climate skeptic who has been convinced by the evidence that this is the greatest challenge of the 21st century.
Education includes a B.S. in Meteorology from the Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. in Meteorology and Physical Oceanography and Ph.D. in Meteorology, both from the Naval Postgraduate School. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI on Foreign Politics, International Relations and National Interest, and is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society.
In 2009, Titley assumed duties as oceanographer and navigator of the Navy and director, Task Force Climate Change.
Oceanographer for the U.S. Navy, RADM David Titley discusses the hot topic of climate change, and its impending ramifications on national security. Listen as he details some of the top facts and figures you should know about climate change and your future, explained in terms that even the most unfamiliar with science would be able to understand.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
This weblog explores the transition to a sustainable future on our finite planet. It provides links to current news, key documents from government sources and non-governmental organizations, as well as video documentaries about climate change, environmental ethics and environmental justice concerns.
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