Daily Archives: August 24, 2015

TV AD: They’re Back — The Iraq War Hawks Target Iran


AmericansUnited

Published on Aug 20, 2015

With a vote expected in Congress in the coming weeks over the comprehensive, long-term nuclear deal reached between Iran and the P5+1 nations, led by the U.S., that will verifiably prevent Iran from acquiring the nuclear bomb, Americans United for Change has launched a major TV ad campaign warning that the same war hawks who misled the nation into an unnecessary, costly, and bloody war with Iraq and now beat the war drums against Iran are the last people to be trusted when it comes to America’s national security. See backup documentation below for “They’re Back”, a half a million dollar effort airing over the next two weeks in Los Angeles, CA; Miami and West Palm Beach, FL; Baltimore, MD; Boston, MA; New York City; Providence, RI, as well as on local broadcast stations in Washington, DC.

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Obama Prague Speech: A World Without Nuclear Weapons

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Shaping Water and Soil at Inspiration Farm


peakmoment

Published on Jun 14, 2014

“If you grow good soil, everything else falls into place. You grow good plants, you grow good animals, you grow good people.” Permaculturist Brian Kerkvliet shows how he gently shapes soil to form ponds which overflow into connected swales (ditches on contour). They slow and retain water while distributing nutrients through the whole landscape. On the mound of soft earth dug out from one swale, he planted mostly edible cover crops, berry bushes and 25 fruit tree species in only three days. “We don’t till [the soil],” he says. “The worms till. The moles till. We find the niche where each element works the best.” Episode 267. [inspirationfarm.com]. See photos during spring at http://peakmoment.tv/journal/a-new-se…

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From Dream to Discovery: Inside NASA


BostonMOS

Published on May 15, 2015

Experience the extreme nature of spacecraft engineering and the life cycle of a space mission – from concept to completion!

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Methane Emissions Draw EPA Limits | On Point

In this June 12, 2014 file photo, oil pumps and natural gas burn off in Watford City, N.D. Methane emissions will likely be the next big environmental issue to face North Dakota’s booming oil industry according to a top official at the state’s Department of Health. (AP)

August 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM
Methane Emissions Draw EPA Limits

The EPA says methane may be more dangerous than CO2 for global warming. Wants to clean up drilling wellheads. There’s a fight on.

Cows make a lot of it, when they make cow pies. The oil and gas industry makes more. Methane It’s the gas that escapes and bleeds off of oil and gas drilling sites, wellheads, processing plants, distribution lines. It’s a super global-warmer when it hits the atmosphere – 25 times more potent there than the big global culprit carbon dioxide, CO2. Now the Obama administration, through the EPA, wants to start to rein in that methane leakage from oil and gas production. It’s a big deal at the drilling site, and for the climate. This hour On Point: putting the plug in methane.

– Tom Ashbrook

Guests

Amy Harder, energy reporter for The Wall Street Journal. (@amyaharder)

Anthony Marchese, director of the Engines and Energy Conservation Laboratory and professor in the department of mechanical engineering at Colorado State University. Lead author, “Methane Emissions From the United States Natural Gas Gathering and Processing.”

Conrad Schneider, advocacy director at the Clean Air Task Force.

Howard Feldman, director of regulatory and scientific affairs at the American Petroleum Institute.

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Migrants: scuffles with police as hundreds march in Milan


euronews (in English)

Published on Aug 24, 2015

*Hundreds of migrants marched down the main Fulvio Testi road, one of the major arteries leading into Italy’s financial capital, Milan.* #news http://t.co/AF7Q0FqK8J Police and migrants scuffle in Milan http://t.co/vDgwpqxnwA— DEGRAF CHANNEL (@DegrafChannel) 24 Août 2015

They say the Italian authorities have forced them to remain for months in a temporary holding centre while they wait for documents allowing them to look for work.

Others say they were asked to hand over …
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New Orleans’ Uneven Resurgence After Katrina


Associated Press

Published on Aug 23, 2015

New Orleans has rebounded in ways few thought possible in the decade since Hurricane Katrina. Reforms are evident everywhere, but not everyone feels a part of the city’s resurgence. (Aug. 24)

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