Daily Archives: May 1, 2014

Nutter: Climate Change Will Prompt More Floods


AssociatedPress

Published on May 1, 2014

Heavy rains sent rivers and streams over their banks, flooding low-lying areas in Philadelphia and surrounding counties. In Philadelphia, the Office of Emergency Management is working on both a residential and commercial corridor damage assesment. (May 1)

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Onward: Underground Farming in a London Bomb Shelter


National Geographic

Published on May 1, 2014

There’s a farm one hundred feet below London’s streets. In an old World War II bomb shelter, innovators Steve Dring and Richard Ballard are growing salad greens with reclaimed water and lights powered by wind turbines. Finding ways to grow more food using less space will be key to feeding Earth’s growing population.

Read more about this farm under London:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/ne…

In a special eight-month series, National Geographic investigates the future of food:
http://food.nationalgeographic.com

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U.S. EPA Administrator McCarthy on Asthma Awareness Month


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Published on May 1, 2014

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May is Asthma Awareness Month, and EPA is committed as ever to cutting pollution and fighting Asthma, especially as we face increased health risks in a changing climate.

For more information about asthma, go to http://www.epa.gov/asthma
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New Report Shows FRACKING Poses A Major Threat To Canada’s Water Supply!

MOXNEWSd0tC0M

Published on May 1, 2014

April 30, 2014 CBC News http://MOXNews.com

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Who’s the Propagandist: US or RT?

May 1, 2014

Exclusive: After Secretary of State Kerry lashed out at Russia’s RT network over its reporting on Ukraine, a senior aide assembled a list of particulars, which have backfired by showing how weak Kerry’s case is and how hypocritical Kerry’s State Department has been, reports Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

The U.S. State Department, which has been caught promoting a series of false or dubious stories about Ukraine, is trying to give some substance to Secretary of State John Kerry’s counter-complaint that Russia’s RT network is a “propaganda bullhorn” promoting Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “fantasy.”

In a “Dipnote” of April 29, Richard Stengel, under secretary of state for public diplomacy, made some broad-brush criticisms of RT’s content – accusing the network of painting “a dangerous and false picture of Ukraine’s legitimate government” by citing examples of fascism, anti-Semitism and terrorism surrounding the Kiev regime.

Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Victoria Nuland.

Stengel claims he knows the difference between news and propaganda because he spent seven years as managing editor of Time. He defines propaganda as “the deliberate dissemination of information that you know to be false or misleading in order to influence an audience” and asserts: “RT is a distortion machine, not a news organization.”

But Stengel offers no specific citations of the supposedly propagandistic stories done by RT, making it impossible to ascertain the precise wording or context of the RT content that he is criticizing. One basic rule of journalism is “show, don’t tell,” but Stengel apparently didn’t learn that during his seven years in the top echelon of Time magazine.

Nevertheless, Stengel accuses RT of “disinformation” ranging from “assertions that peaceful protesters hired snipers to repeated allegations that Kiev is beset by violence, fascism and anti-Semitism, these are lies falsely presented as news.”

Though it’s impossible to fully assess Stengel’s complaint because he doesn’t specify the offending stories, the first complaint is an apparent reference to the mystery surrounding the identity of snipers who opened fire on protesters and police during the Maidan protests in Kiev on Feb. 20.

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Tim DeChristopher with Terry Tempest Williams, 25 September 2013


Lannan Foundation

Published on Oct 4, 2013

You can find this entire event at podcast.lannan.org – Tim DeChristopher is a climate justice activist and co-founder of the nonprofit Peaceful Uprising. In 2008, Tim committed an act of nonviolent civil disobedience when he disrupted a government oil and gas lease auction in an attempt to protect fragile lands in southern Utah from long-term damage.

After being imprisoned for 21 months, he was released in April 2013 and is now on a three-year probation. The recently released documentary film, Bidder 70, tells DeChristopher’s courageous story. The fall of 2013, he began studies at Harvard Divinity School.

This event was part of Lannan’s In Pursuit of Cultural Freedom series. Distributed by OneLoad.com

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Indigenous Activists Invoke the Sacred As Keystone Pipeline #WaveOfAction Continues | #WaveOfAction Features

By Gary Roland, Occupy.com

“We are living the nightmare,” Casey Camp of the Ponca Nation, from North Central Oklahoma, tells me on the National Mall in D.C. “We live in the shadow of ConocoPhillips and several other aggressive polluters. The initial Keystone (pipeline) was going through Ponca territory before we had a chance to say yes or no. Other indigenous people from Canada had already told me about the Tar Sands and the devastation that was occurring there – I could relate to it because our homeland was going through the ravages of the environmental devastation from the extraction industries.”

It is Saturday, April 26, and we are sitting in the volunteer tent of Reject And Protect, an encampment established by the Cowboy Indian Alliance, which rode into the nation’s capital one week ago to demand that the U.S. government reject the Keystone XL pipeline.Thousands have just participated in a rally and march on the National Mall, joined by Neil Young, Darryl Hannah and Ed Schultz. But unlike many protest actions I have attended in the past, you can feel something different – and it’s not the celebrities.

…(read more).

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Tim DeChristopher: Clip 1 NEXT STEP IN CLIMATE MOVEMENT


Rebecca Mayer

Published on May 2, 2013

From bidder70film.com: What is the next step in the climate justice movement? Tim DeChristopher gives his opinion. See Bidder 70 film (bidder70film.com) at upcoming theatrical premieres:

Purchase tickets: laemmle.com

Community Screenings:
http://www.bidder70film.com/#!screenings/cjg9

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Tim DeChristopher: OUR VALUES AFFECT CONSERVATION (Earth Day 2013)


Rebecca Mayer

Published on May 7, 2013

Tim is free and will be in New York for the premiere of Bidder 70 film (bidder70film.com)!

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Tim DeChristopher: THE ROLE OF THE JURY (Earth Day 2013)


Rebecca Mayer

Published on May 7, 2013

Tim is free and will be in New York for the premiere of Bidder 70 film (bidder70film.com)!

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