Daily Archives: February 24, 2014

The Death of the Internet

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Published on Feb 24, 2014

Thom Hartmann says the end of net neutrality will kill the internet as we know it.

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Mr. President, Please Put a Cost on Carbon


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Published on Feb 24, 2014

Thom Hartmann says its time for President Obama to use the executive pen to regulate and reduce carbon emissions.

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Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Can the EPA Regulate Greenhouse Gas?


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Published on Feb 24, 2014

Thom Hartmann talks with Shane Farnan, Supreme Court Reporter for Talk Radio News Service about oral arguments before the high court about whether the EPA can regulate greenhouse gas emissions through a permit process.

Global Climate Change
Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

The Shadow Lobbying Complex: How Corporations Are Hiding Vast Influence, Peddling Efforts


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Published on Feb 21, 2014

http://www.democracynow.org – A new exposé in The Nation magazine reveals that much of the lobbying money spent on shaping policy in Washington is going unreported. For the third straight year, the official amount spent by lobbyists has declined, and the number of registered lobbyists is the lowest its been in more than a decade. But these numbers are misleading, says reporter Lee Fang, author of the “The Shadow Lobbying Complex: On paper, influence peddling has declined. In reality, it has gone underground.”

Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Full Show 2/24/14: The Final Death Blow to Net Neutrality


The Big Picture RT

Published on Feb 24, 2014

Thom discusses how the Comcast/Time Warner merger was the final death blow to net neutrality with Free Press’ Craig Aaron, the EPA Supreme Court case with Talk Radio News Service’s Shane Farnan and animal abuse with Mercy for Animals’ Vandhana Bala. In tonight’s “Daily Take” Thom details how we may be approaching the next extinction event.

Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics

Tyrone Hayes on Being Targeted By Herbicide Firm Syngenta


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Published on Feb 21, 2014

Tyrone Hayes of the University of California, Berkeley, discovered a widely used herbicide may have harmful effects on the endocrine system. But when he tried to publish the results, the chemical’s manufacturer launched a campaign to discredit his work. Hayes was first hired in 1997 by a company, which later became agribusiness giant Syngenta, to study their product, atrazine, a pesticide that is applied to more than half the corn crops in the United States, and widely used on golf courses and Christmas tree farms. When Hayes found results Syngenta did not expect — that atrazine causes sexual abnormalities in frogs, and could cause the same problems for humans — it refused to allow him to publish his findings. A new article in The New Yorker magazine uses court documents from a class action lawsuit against Syngenta to show how it sought to smear Hayes’ reputation and prevent the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency from banning the profitable chemical, which is already banned by the European Union.

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Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics
Food-Matters Media

Radiation Disinformation at Fukushima | Interview with Mimi German

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Published on Jan 10, 2014

Abby Martin speaks to Mimi German of Radcast.org about the potential scope of Fukushima’s nuclear effect on the US Pacific coast and the disinformation campaign coming out of Japan regarding the levels of radiation.

Environmental Justice
Environment Ethics
Nuclear