Daily Archives: September 6, 2014

World Food Programme Starts Airdropping Food for Displaced Victims


CCTV Africa

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Published on Sep 6, 2014

The United Nations is warning of a growing crisis of refugees in need of food aid because of the conflict in South Sudan. The UN’s World Food Programme is having to airdrop tons of food daily, to meet the growing demand of millions at risk of starvation. CCTV’S Isabel Nakirya reports

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Hundreds killed as floods sweep across Asia


euronews (in English)

Published on Sep 6, 2014

Hundreds of people have died and many more have been displaced by flooding across south and eastern Asia.

In the Kashmir region of India heavy monsoon rains caused flash floods resulting in the deaths of over a hundred people.

Officials said over a hundred villages were affected when rivers swelled to up to two metres above safety levels.

In Pakistan officials said 110 people were killed when flash floods caused homes to collapse in the Punjab and Kashmir regions.

Some of the victims were …
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A Wild Solution for Climate Change

Santa Fe Institute

Published on Jan 27, 2014

Thomas Lovejoy
January 8, 2014

Our planet’s biology and its climate are inexorably coupled. Warmer and less predictable climates will continue to diminish the planet’s biodiversity. But biological systems can be part of a solution. Conservation biology pioneer Thomas Lovejoy will examine the present and possible future impacts of climate change and explore how we might manage both biological and human economic systems to reduce the long-term effects of climate change.

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Climate Change began with Civilization

Max Wilbert

Published on Mar 25, 2014

Climate scientist Steve Vavrus discusses the evidence that climate change began with the advent of agriculture – a theory known as Ruddiman’s Hypothesis.

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UN Calls for International Action Regarding Ebola


CCTV Africa

Published on Sep 6, 2014

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon again urged airlines and shipping countries to lift their bans on flights and port visits so doctors, nurses, beds, medical equipment and supplies could reach those in need. This comes as the WHO announces that two “promising vaccines” have been identified. CCTV’s Maria Galang reports

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Health

David Harvey & Gar Alperovitz on Cooperation


GRITtv

Published on Sep 6, 2014

The Laura Flanders Show streams at www.grittv.org. What does it mean to fight for systemic economic change? What are the economic alternatives? This week, Laura speaks with two brilliant theorists of economic change, David Harvey and Gar Alperovitz. They urge activists not to be afraid of failure – real change takes time and multiple attempts.

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Guatemala farmers rally against US trade deal


Al Jazeera English

Published on Sep 6, 2014

A free trade agreement between the country and US will allow companies to patent newly created plant species. David Mercer

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