Daily Archives: January 25, 2014

Viewers respond to our report on the Indian space program

PBS NewsHour

Published on Jan 25, 2014

Viewers respond to our report on the Indian space program. (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/world/…)

Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Killer Typhoon – PBS | NOVA

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/earth/killer-typhoon.html

It was the strongest cyclone to hit land in recorded history. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, whipping the low-lying and densely-populated islands with 200 mph winds and sending a two-story-high storm surge flooding into homes, schools, and hospitals. It wiped villages off the map and devastated cities, including the hard-hit provincial capital Tacloban. Estimates count more than 5,000 dead and millions homeless. What made Haiyan so destructive? Meteorologists charged with tracking Pacific storms reveal why the Pacific is such fertile ground for cyclones, and NOVA’s film crew documents how conditions dramatically deteriorated in the storm’s aftermath, as impassable roads and shuttered gas stations paralyzed the critical relief effort, leaving food, water, and medicine to pile up at the airport.

Disaster preparedness experts scramble to understand why the Philippines was so vulnerable. As climate change and sea level rise threaten millions of the world’s most impoverished people with stronger, and perhaps more frequent, storms, how can we prepare for the next monster typhoon?

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Climate Film Festival
EJ Film Festival
EE Film Festival

Health and Places Initiative (HAPI)

Overview

This project investigates how to create healthier cities in the future, with a specific emphasis on China.

Bringing together experts from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (HGSD) and the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), it creates a forum for understanding the multiple issues that face cities in light of rapid urbanization and an aging population worldwide.

It has three main components:

  • Education
  • Research on healthier places
  • A forum for further work on the connections between built environments and public health

http://research.gsd.harvard.edu/hapi/people/

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics
Food-Matters

Do Americans Still Watch The Evening News?

The Young Turks

Published on Jan 13, 2014

“A chart from the Pew Research Center offers more proof that America’s evening news programs are on the decline — a survey conducted over the summer shows that most Americans can’t correctly identify Brian Williams, the anchor of NBC’s Nightly News, the top rated evening news show for the past 17 years.

In 2013, only 27% of people surveyed could correctly identify Williams. But in 1985, 47% of people were able to correctly identify well-known anchor Dan Rather of CBS Evening News, the top rated evening news show of the time.”

Environment Ethics
Media

DOES AMERICA STILL NEED NUCLEAR WEAPONS?


MOXNEWSd0tC0M

Published on Jan 25, 2014

January 24, 2014 MSNBC News http://MOXNews.com

Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics
Nuclear

New England Grassroots Environment Fund

http://grassrootsfund.org/

This site is here to help connect individuals and groups working to improve their communities with people, resources and ideas. Since 1996, NEGEF has reviewed thousands of applications and given grants to hundreds of grassroots groups. We now are able to share our database of grassroots groups and vetted resources with all of you. Join the network and you’ll be able to apply for a grant, find groups working on similar issues or in nearby communities and access resources for and by grassroots groups.

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics
Food-Matters

Boston Area Transition Network – Transition Massachusetts

http://transitionmassachusetts.ning.com/group/batnet?xg_source=activity

Created by Rob Riman   View Groups Information

An online community for people who are concerned about the interconnected challenges of Peak Oil, Climate Change and Economic Instability. This group is a spinoff of the Greater Boston Peak Oil/Climate Change Meetup.

Website: http://oilawareness.meetup.com/312/
Location: Boston Area
Members: 34
Latest Activity: Nov 26, 2013

Join the Boston Area Transition Network

Recognizing the Transition model as the most hopeful approach to confronting the multiple challenges our world faces, leaders of the Greater Boston Peak Oil/Climate Change Meetup chose to ally with Transition Massachusetts. This group intends to foster and nurture Transition initiatives and related efforts in communities around the Boston Area. We believe that encouraging more resilience, connectedness and cooperation in our local communities, and promoting social equity and justice alongside environmental sustainability, can bring about healthier and more fulfilling lives for all.

We will continue to meet regularly, sometimes for general discussion/planning meetings, sometimes in a community in the Boston Area where local activists feel ready to start a Transition initiative. All meetings will be posted in the Events area on this Transition Massachusetts site, and members of this group will receive an email notification. Please use the RSVP feature of the Events area to indicate your intentions.

How do I join?
Sign up (top right) for this Transition Massachusetts site if you are not already a member. When you fill out your profile be sure to let us know about your personal interests, what we can do for you and how you would like to help. Then return to this page and click “Join Boston Area Transition Network” to the right of the Group Name.

To find out more about the Transition movement see the following websites.
Transition Towns WIKI
Transition Culture
Transition United States

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