350.org and Middlebury Schumann Distinguished Scholar Bill McKibben makes the case for fossil fuel divestment at a Middlebury panel about the endowment and socially responsible investing. The Go Fossil Free divestment campaign has spread to over 200 campuses across the country.
The United States is a deeply religious country, over 90% believe in god and 80% believe in miracles. For the US military, dealing with its own religious identity has become an internal battle.
Growing evidence points towards a rising influence of evangelical Christianity, and with two wars still raging in Muslim countries with significant religious overtones, there could be serious consequences for the US mission.
Pentagon officials say incidents are isolated, aberrations occur, but others closely tied to the military and its religious leadership say a transformation is taking place with dire costs. On this weeks episode of Fault Lines, we look at the battle over the religious soul of the US military.
Also, we sit down with Brent Scowcroft, the National Security Advisor under Presidents Ford and George H.W. Bush. He gives Fault Lines a fresh take on the issue of religion in the military and how it is impacting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson introduces EPA’s International Public Participation Guide, an online toolkit. The Guide will help decision-makers to identify, design, and implement public participation programs that help address the environmental challenges in communities. EPA developed the Guide for use in developing countries, although it has a global application.
Administrator Jackson also discusses the importance of public participation and transparency, that an informed and engaged public is essential to the success of protecting the health of our families, communities, countries and global community.
EPA is conducting workshops around the world to introduce the Guide and share approaches for enhancing public participation in environmental decision-making. This video will be used to introduce these workshops, and will be posted on the Public Participation Guide.
In commemorating the 20 years of EPA working on environmental justice, the agency has created this video series, featuring federal and local government officials, non-profit leaders, and students, who tell stories about the lessons they have learned over their time working on environmental justice. These videos will also be featured on the EPA Environmental Justice in Action Blog at http://blog.epa.gov/ej. This video was funded and produced by EPA.
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