Monthly Archives: May 2015

GOP pledges to “rein in” Obama on climate change – CBS News

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/gop-pledges-to-rein-in-obama-on-epa-rules-global-warming/

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EV & N – 187 – CCTV | Fast-Tracking Climate Catastrophe: The TPP and the Predictable Expansion of Global Fossil Fuel Consumption

http://ecoethics.net/2014-ENVRE120/20150531-EV&N-187-Link.html

https://www.cctvcambridge.org/node/326548

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Why the U.S. is worried about China’s land grab


PBS NewsHour

Published on Apr 17, 2015

Tensions among some Asian nations are growing after satellite images showed that China has been building up small islands in a disputed area of the South China Sea. Judy Woodruff talks to retired Adm. Dennis Blair, former commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, to learn more about the contested area and the U.S. response.

Read the full transcript: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/u-s-wo…

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Secretary Carter Urges Restraint in South China Sea


VOA News

Published on Apr 8, 2015

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter laid out the U.S. commitment to Japanese security Wednesday, urging restraint in territorial disputes between Japan and China. The Secretary’s remarks came as he began his first Asia tour in Tokyo. VOA Pentagon correspondent Carla Babb reports.

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As GOP Candidates Question Climate Change, Texas & Oklahoma Hit by Devastating Floods Killing 2


Democracy Now!

Published on May 29, 2015

http://democracynow.org – Severe storms that began last week in Texas and Oklahoma have killed at least 23 people, and the damage is so extensive that Texas Governor Greg Abbott has declared nearly 40 counties disaster areas. In Houston, many highways turned into waterways, and more than a thousand cars were submerged under water. President Obama has pledged federal assistance to help the state recover, but cleanup efforts were stalled Thursday as thunderstorms continued. The historic floods in Texas come as the state is just ending an extreme drought. Meanwhile, several possible Republican presidential candidates are questioning climate change. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has talked about “global warming alarmists.” Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush has said “climate change has been co-opted by the hard-core left.”

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JUST OIL? THE DISTRIBUTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL IMPACTS OF OIL PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION

This review presents existing data and research on the global distribution of the impacts of oil production and consumption. The review describes and analyzes the environmental, social, and health impacts of oil extraction, transport, refining, and consumption, with a particular focus on the distribution of these burdens among socioeconomic and ethnic groups, communities, countries, and ecosystems. An environmental justice framework is used to analyze the processes influencing the distribution of harmful effects from oil production and use. A critical evaluation of current research and recommendations for future data collection and analysis on the distributional and procedural impacts of oil production and consumption conclude the review. Global Climate Change Environment Ethics Environment Justice

More than 4,000 migrants rescued in 24 hours in Mediterranean


euronews (in English)

Published on May 30, 2015

In the space of just 24 hours more than 4,200 migrants have been rescued from boats in the Mediterranean. It marks a new high in the numbers desperate to reach European shores this year.

The Italian coastguard said distress calls were released from 22 boats off the coast of Libya and Italy, and 17 bodies were recovered. Ships from Italy, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and Britain took part in the rescue operation.

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Are China’s ambitions in the South China Sea a threat?


Al Jazeera English

Published on May 30, 2015

US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter voiced deep concerns about the scale of Beijing’s island building in the South China Sea.This comes after the Pentagon revealed that China had put two artillery vehicles on one of the artificial islands it’s building.Presenter: Folly Bah

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How Ashton Carter differs from Obama’s past defense secretaries


PBS NewsHour

Published on Dec 5, 2014

President Obama announced that Pentagon veteran Ashton Carter will be his nominee to succeed Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. From the White House, Carter pledged his “most candid” strategic and military advice if he is confirmed. Judy Woodruff gets reaction from retired Brig. Gen. David McGinnis, a former Defense Department official, and Foreign Policy’s David Rothkopf.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren is mad as hell at the influence of money in Washington DC


Re/code

Published on May 29, 2015

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is tired of Washington being in the grip of big money and lobbyists. She thinks things need to change. Now.

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