Daily Archives: July 30, 2013

Obama Got It Entirely Wrong Says Josh Fox

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Published on Jul 8, 2013

Changing the Conversation: Josh Fox talks Gasland II

Josh Fox’s Gasland II premieres tonight on HBO. The much anticipated anti-fracking documentary continues to highlight the toll hydraulic fracturing takes on the environment. While Gasland I may have started the conversation about fracking, the sequel is all about the natural gas industry’s effort to shut that conversation down.
“I’m as happy as anybody to watch Barack Obama address climate change,” Fox said in reference to the president’s latest speech on the environment “However, he’s got the entirely wrong plan.” Fox sits down with Laura Flanders to discusses the gas industry’s influence on policy, along with inner-city fracking efforts, the backlash on lobbyists and much more in the full interview at GRITtv.

Gasland II premieres on HBO, Monday July 8th at 9pm EST.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
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Don’t Regulate — Stop Hydro-Fracking Now! Julia Walsh of Frack Action (Teaser)


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Published on Jun 14, 2013

New York is only one of two states that currently has a moratorium on high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing also known as “fracking” but this is under threat. Julia Walsh, of Frack Action, joins Laura Flanders in the studio.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Noam Chomsky Praises Bradley Manning’s Actions

lauraflanders

Published on Jul 30, 2013

Bradley Manning has just been acquitted of “aiding the enemy” but still faces numerous charges, including violations of the Espionage Act, which could set new precedents for investigative journalism.

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When we spoke to Noam Chomsky last month he had only praises for Manning. Here’s what he said.

Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Dust Storm hits Gilbert Arizona

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Uploaded on Jul 5, 2011

In a matter of moments, an enormous dust storm hit Gilbert Arizona, a suburb just southeast of Phoenix, with winds gusting near hurricane force.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Saharan Dust Cloud Travels Across Atlantic


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Published on Jul 30, 2013

NOAA’s satellites have detected a plume of dust moving off the coast of Africa. Though quite common, this particular plume, also called the Saharan Air Layer, has a relatively constrained area of high concentration. This animation uses a recently enhanced version of the NOAA NGAC aerosol model to show how the plume is expected to travel across the Atlantic Basin over the next four days. The Saharan Air Layer plays an important role in lessening “cyclogenesis,” or the formation of hurricanes.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Cameroon’s Resilient Cocoa Farmers Fight Climate Change

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Published on Jul 30, 2013

In this special Earth Focus report, farmers in Cameroon are discovering the link between disaster preparedness and cocoa production. Extreme climate variation in the country is making cocoa plants — one of Cameroon’s leading crops — vulnerable to pests and disease. But now cocoa production may be increasing, thanks to a new innovative program launched by a local relief group

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Government gives subsidies to the dead

RTAmerica

Published on Jul 30, 2013

A new report released by the Governement Accountibility Office says that between 2008 and 2012 – the Agricultural Department gave out over $30-million-dollars in farm subsidies to 4500 people who had been dead for over a year. RT’s Erin Ade has the details.
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Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120
Food-Matters http://Food-Matters.TV

Kevin Ryan and Journal of 9/11 Studies Support ReThink911.org with 9/11 Best Evidence

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Published on Jul 30, 2013

“Scientific evidence is not a matter of conspiracy theory. It’s the same for everyone. We can look it honestly and we can come to the same conclusions.” – Co-Editor of Journal of 9/11 Studies and 25 – Year Chemistry Lab Manager Kevin Ryan

Ryan is a leading expert in 9/11 research, and part of a growing number of individuals and organizations uniting for ReThink911.org, a global media campaign which is attracting worldwide attention with a spotlight on the free fall collapse of WTC 7 on September 11, 2001, at 5:20pm.

Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Rising Seas, Regulations Push Poor New Jersey Residents to Move Inland


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Published on Jul 30, 2013

The devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy last year along the northeastern coastline of the United States has convinced many skeptics that global warming and rising sea levels are now a real and present danger. The state of New Jersey is spending millions of dollars to build up sea walls and sand dunes to protect popular beaches but, as VOA’s Brian Padden reports, in some poor coastal communities, people are being urged to flee their homes and move inland.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120

Brazilian City Uses People Power to Prevent Natural Disasters


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Published on Jul 30, 2013

In this Earth Focus report, the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte found a way to beat natural disasters by bringing people, local government, and business together.

Watch more at http://www.linktv.org/earthfocus.

Global Climate Change http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre130
Environmental Justice http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre145
Environment Ethics http://courses.dce.harvard.edu/~envre120