Daily Archives: April 1, 2015

Oil spills near Gulf Coast leave unimaginable ecological, environmental effects


RT America

Published on Apr 1, 2015

The environmental effects of oil rig disasters, like the PEMEX explosion and the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf Coast in 2010, are still being felt throughout the region. However, critics like Marissa Knodel, a climate change campaigner for the nonprofit Friends of the Earth, say not enough real work is being done to prevent accidents like these. She sits down with Ben Swann and talks about how business as usual for oil companies might be endangering America.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Crony Capitalism Goes Global: The TPP & ISDS Explained – Follow the Money


Represent.Us

Published on Apr 1, 2015

Both President Obama AND Congressional Republicans are supporting a secretive agreement that would let 9,000 foreign corporations bypass the U.S. legal system and force taxpayers to pay them millions. Who says bipartisanship is dead?

Performed by Mansur Gidfar and Tzipora Lederman. Backing track is “Muy Tranquilo” by Gramatik — Check it out on Soundcloud (download link in the description): https://soundcloud.com/gramatik

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Fukushima Four Years Later – 2 Parts


J William Moore

Published on Mar 10, 2015

Part 1 of dialogue with nuclear waste watchdog, Kevin Kamps with Beyond Nuclear, on the aftermath of the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi in which one reactor was severely damaged and three completely melted down, releasing 300 tons of highly radioactive ground water into the Pacific Ocean per day, while creating a uninhabitable zone of exclusion for generations to come.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqV9Fd5LTLM

Global Climate Change
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Nuclear

Fukushima – Four Years On


GreenpeaceVideo

Published on Mar 10, 2015

Since 2011, Greenpeace been monitoring radiation levels in the Fukushima Prefecture. Four years later, with the government planning to restart the reactors, radioactive contamination is still widespread throughout the region.

The catastrophe is far from over for the people of Japan.

Visit www.greenpeace.org/fukushima-dont-forget for more information

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice
Nuclear

Joe vs Joel GMO Debate


Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund

Published on Nov 18, 2013

In this Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense FundRAISER, Dr. Joseph Mercola debated Joel Salatin. The question “Resolved that the Federal government should mandate GMO labeling on food.”

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

GMO debate grows over golden rice in the Philippines


PBS NewsHour

Published on Sep 17, 2014

Vitamin A deficiency is a deadly threat to kids and pregnant mothers in the Third World. In the Philippines, the best nutrient sources are rarely part of the daily diet, so researchers have tried adding vitamin A to rice, a staple food. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien investigates the debate that’s grown up over the development of golden rice, a genetically modified crop.

Global Climate Change
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Environment Justice

Greenpeace – All that Glitters is not Gold – The Truth about GE ‘Golden’ Rice


GreenpeaceVideo

Published on Oct 31, 2014

‘All that Glitters is not Gold’ is a short online documentary from Greenpeace featuring various communities’ representatives concerned about the introduction of genetically engineered ‘Golden’ rice in the Philippines.

‘Golden’ rice is a genetically engineered (GE) rice variety that has been developed by industry to produce pro-vitamin A. Its proponents have hyped GE ‘Golden’ rice as a quick-fix solution to vitamin A deficiency which is prevalent in developing countries.

Catholic and Muslim leaders, scientists, mothers, politicians, chefs and activists – each one opposing GE Golden rice for various reasons- speak about solutions to nutrients deficiencies already available in the rich Philippines food diversity.

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