Daily Archives: August 1, 2015

Pacific trade officials fail to agree on final TPP deal


Al Jazeera English

Published on Aug 1, 2015

Pacific Rim trade ministers have failed to clinch a deal to free up trade between a dozen nations after a dispute flared between Japan and North America over cars, and other issues. Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from Maui in Hawaii.Subscribe to our channel http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/

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Chris Hedges June 8, 2015 Town Hall Seattle


Todd Boyle

Published on Jun 9, 2015

Chris Hedges June 8, 2015 Town Hall Seattle, latest book Wages of Rebellion, a talk entitled Defining ‘The Moral Imperative of Revolt’

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What Did Rachel Carson Discover? Silent Spring, Quotes, Biography, Accomplishments (2001)


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Published on Aug 1, 2015

Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement.

Carson began her career as an aquatic biologist in the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries, and became a full-time nature writer in the 1950s. Her widely praised 1951 bestseller The Sea Around Us won her a U.S. National Book Award,[2] recognition as a gifted writer, and financial security. Her next book, The Edge of the Sea, and the reissued version of her first book, Under the Sea Wind, were also bestsellers. This sea trilogy explores the whole of ocean life from the shores to the depths.

Late in the 1950s, Carson turned her attention to conservation, especially some environmental problems that she believed were caused by synthetic pesticides. The result was the book Silent Spring (1962), which brought environmental concerns to an unprecedented share of the American people. Although Silent Spring was met with fierce opposition by chemical companies, it spurred a reversal in national pesticide policy, which led to a nationwide ban on DDT and other pesticides, and it inspired a grassroots environmental movement that led to the creation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.[3] Carson was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jimmy Carter.

A variety of groups ranging from government institutions to environmental and conservation organizations to scholarly societies have celebrated Carson’s life and work since her death. Perhaps most significantly, on June 9, 1980, Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States[95] A 17¢ Great Americans series postage stamp was issued in her honor the following year; several other countries have since issued Carson postage as well.

Carson’s birthplace and childhood home in Springdale, Pennsylvania — now known as the Rachel Carson Homestead—became a National Register of Historic Places site, and the nonprofit Rachel Carson Homestead Association was created in 1975 to manage it.[97] Her home in Colesville, Maryland where she wrote Silent Spring was named a National Historic Landmark in 1991.[98] Near Pittsburgh, a 35.7 miles (57 km) hiking trail, maintained by the Rachel Carson Trails Conservancy, was dedicated to Carson in 1975.[99] A Pittsburgh bridge was also renamed in Carson’s honor as the Rachel Carson Bridge.[100] The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection State Office Building in Harrisburg is named in her honor. Elementary schools in Gaithersburg, Montgomery County, Maryland,[101] Sammamish, Washington[102] and San Jose, California [103] were named in her honor, as were middle schools in Beaverton, Oregon[104] and Herndon, Virginia [105] (Rachel Carson Middle School), and a high school in Brooklyn, New York.[106]

Two research vessels currently sail in the US bearing the name R/V Rachel Carson. One is on the west coast, owned by MBARI,[107] and the other is on the east coast, operated by the University of Maryland. Another vessel of the name, now scrapped, was a former naval vessel obtained and converted by the US EPA. it operated on the Great Lakes.

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UK protesters clash over Eurotunnel migrant crisis


Al Jazeera English

Published on Aug 1, 2015

Migrants made 4,000 separate attempts to enter the UK via the Eurotunnel this week. Al Jazeera’s Simon McGregor-Wood reports from Folkestone, in England, where demonstrators from pro and anti-migrant groups clashed at the Euro terminal on Saturday.

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The Pope and the Mafia – The Passionate Eye

The Passionate Eye | Season 2015 | Jul 5, 2015 | 43:16

He excommunicated all Mafiosi – but can Pope Francis’ crusade against the Mafia effect change? Historian & Mafia Expert John Dickie investigates the long & complicated relationship between organized crime & the Catholic Church.

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The Secret Life of Babies – The Passionate Eye

Published on Feb 6, 2015

See babies as you’ve never seen them before. This beautifully shot, heart-warming and scientifically revealing film offers a fresh perspective on baby development with stunning timelapse footage and amazing facts. Watch full episode on Sunday Feb 8 at 10 pm ET/PT on CBC News Network! For more go to
http://www.cbc.ca/passionateeye/episo…​ or http://www.cbc.ca/passionateeye/

Published on Feb 6, 2015

See babies as you’ve never seen them before. This beautifully shot, heart-warming and scientifically revealing film offers a fresh perspective on baby development with stunning timelapse footage and amazing facts. Watch full episode on Sunday Feb 8 at 10 pm ET/PT on CBC News Network! For more go to
http://www.cbc.ca/passionateeye/episo…​ or http://www.cbc.ca/passionateeye/

See babies as you’ve never seen them before. This beautifully shot, heart-warming, and scientifically revealing film offers a fresh perspective on baby development with stunning timelapse footage and amazing facts.

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Bill Nye’s ‘Twin Brother’ Reveals the Truth About Climate Change and Fossil Fuels

Cole Mellino | July 31, 2015 12:05 pm |

Often the best way to illustrate the absurdity of the arguments of the fossil fuel industry and its friends is through satire. Just look at three champions of satire: Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert and John Oliver.

The Guardian’s latest videotakes a chapter out of their book by having Bill Nye’s “twin brother,” Andy Nye, finally reveal the “truth” about climate change and fossil fuels.

Seymour Smaug, host of “Climate Change Denier News,” has Andy Nye as a guest to get answers to the questions nobody else is asking like: “Are oil spills actually good for the environment?” and “Is coal edible … and delicious?”

Check it out here.

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