Daily Archives: March 14, 2015

BBC News – Maldives ex-leader Mohammed Nasheed jailed for 13 years

13 March 2015 Last updated at 17:58 ET

Mohamed Nasheed became the nation’s first democratically elected leader in 2008
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A former president of the Maldives has been sentenced to 13 years in prison after he was found guilty of ordering the arrest of a judge while in office.

Mohamed Nasheed was cleared of the charges last month, but was re-arrested and charged under anti-terrorism laws.

His lawyers quit during the second trial, which they said was biased and intended to end his political career.

Hundreds of supporters have been protesting on a regular basis since Mr Nasheed’s arrest last month.

Both the US and India have both voiced concerns over the charges.

…(read more).

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BBC News – Global CO2 emissions ‘stalled’ in 2014

13 March 2015 Last updated at 10:34 ET
By Helen Briggs Environment Correspondent

China is now by far the world’s biggest investor in renewable energy, far outstripping the US
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The growth in global carbon emissions stalled last year, according to data from the International Energy Agency.

It marks the first time in 40 years that annual CO2 emissions growth has remained stable, in the absence of a major economic crisis, the agency said.

Annual global emissions remained at 32 gigatonnes in 2014, unchanged from the previous year.

But the IEA warned that while the results were “encouraging”, this was “no time for complacency”.

“This is both a very welcome surprise and a significant one,” said IEA Chief Economist Fatih Birol.

…(read more).

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Canal to cut across Nicaragua


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Published on Nov 27, 2014

Construction planned for a huge canal in Central America to connect the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

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Changing Weather Patterns threaten Uganda’s Food Sufficiency


CCTV Africa

Published on Mar 14, 2015

Ugandans eat well. Findings in the Lancet Global Health Journal lists Uganda among the top five African countries with the best diets.
The country is food secure but changing weather patterns threaten this. CCTV’S Isabel Nakirya reports

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Congo’s ‘Water For All’ Project


CCTV Africa

Published on Mar 14, 2015

In Congo, a government led water drilling program is changing the lives of people living in rural areas, as thousands can now access clean drinking water. The water and oil rich nation has been lagging behind in the provision of clean drinking water to its population, 85% of whom live in cities and towns. CCTV’s Maria Galang reports

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South Sudan: Thousands of Children at risk of Malnutrition related Deaths


CCTV Africa

Published on Mar 14, 2015

Tens of thousands of children under the age of five remain at risk of malnutrition-related deaths in South Sudan. This, as a lasting peace agreement between warring factions remain elusive. CCTV’s Vauldi Carelse reports.

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3 Ways TPP Could Cost Small Businesses


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Published on Mar 14, 2015

American Sustainable Business Council’s Richard Eidlin discusses why the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement is far from a win for small business owners

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FALL AND WINTER Deleted scene 04: Michael Reynolds & John Zerzan


Fall and Winter Movie

Published on Mar 18, 2014

This sequence unfortunately got cut from the film. It was a strong contender until the last few revisions. I cut it because the end of the film needed to lift off, and there were too many brilliant ideas slowing down the pace. Luckily, we have a place to share these clips!

Michael Reynolds speaks about how our intuitive knowledge has become stifled by codes and dogmas, while John Zerzan speaks about the great number of people he believes are ready for something different.

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FALL AND WINTER Deleted scene 03: William Kotke & Michael Reynolds


Fall and Winter Movie

Published on Mar 18, 2014

This clip is an alternate version of some clips that made the final cut. William Kotke speaks about how people have been inventing ways for humanity to live in better adaptation with the planet, while Michael Reynolds explains his term ‘Biotecture’.

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FALL AND WINTER Deleted scene 05: Ernest Northrup


Fall and Winter Movie

Published on Mar 18, 2014

I love this sequence as it is. Unfortunately when we introduced Thomas Banyacya’s U.N. speech the structure had to change as we were merging the two. Some of what Ernie says remains in the finished film, but there’s a power here that I lament having to have meddled with to make it work in the larger context of the film. Watch out for that line about the Twinkie!

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