Daily Archives: August 31, 2015

Obama Arrives in Alaska for Trip Focused on Climate

President Obama arrives in Alaska today for a three-day trip, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Arctic. Obama is expected to emphasize the impact of climate change on the heels of his administration’s decision to allow Shell to resume oil drilling in the Arctic, a move environmentalists warn will fuel climate change. We’ll have more on the visit later in the broadcast.

Obama to Restore Mount McKinley’s Alaska Native Name, “Denali”

On the eve of his trip to Alaska, Obama announced the name of North America’s tallest mountain peak will be changed from Mount McKinley to Denali—its traditional Alaska Native name. Ohio’s congressional delegation had fought to defend the name McKinley, which honors former President William McKinley, who was from Ohio. But Alaska Natives have long viewed the name as imperialist.

Dominica: Tropical Storm Erika Kills 20, Wreaks “Monumental” Damage

Obama’s trip to Alaska comes amid the latest extreme weather fueled by global warming. Tropical Storm Erika battered the Caribbean island of Dominica late last week, killing at least 20 people and leaving 31 missing. Dominica Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said the island had been set back 20 years by the damage, which he described as “monumental.” Scientists have warned climate change will cause tropical storms like Erika to intensify.

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“Our Climate, Our Future”: As Obama Visits Arctic, Alaskans Urge Him to Reverse Shell Oil Dea


Democracy Now!

Published on Aug 31, 2015

Democracynow.org – Weeks after approving Shell’s plans to drill in Alaska, President Obama is heading to the state to warn about the dangers of climate change. “Alaska’s glaciers are melting faster, too, threatening tourism and adding to rising seas,” Obama said in his weekly address. A protest is scheduled today in Anchorage to urge Obama to reverse his decision on Shell and stop all exploratory drilling in the Arctic. We speak to Richard Steiner, an Alaskan marine conservation biologist, who is speaking at the “Our Climate, Our Future” rally.

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President Obama Previews His Upcoming Trip to Alaska


The White House

Published on Aug 13, 2015

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Hurricane Fred hits Cape Verde islands – BBC News

A hurricane, with winds of up to 140km/h (85mph) has hit the island nation of Cape Verde, off the coast of West Africa.

The government has grounded all flights until further notice.

No hurricane has ever been recorded further east in the tropical Atlantic.

A hurricane warning has been issued by the US-based National Hurricane Center (NHC), which predicts coastal flooding due to strong wind and heavy rains from Monday and overnight into Tuesday.

The NHC says the last time a hurricane was recorded hitting Cape Verde was 1892, although it cautions that records were less exact before the advent of weather satellites in the mid-1960s.

…(read more).

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Bottled Life Nestle’s Business with Water


Wilda Michelsen

Published on Aug 11, 2015

Bottled Life Nestle’s Business with Water English Movie

Official Trailer of Documentary-Film Bottled Life – The Truth about Neslé’s Business with Water. For more info visit website: .

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Offizieller deutscher Kino-Trailer zu dem Film “Bottled Life – Nestlés Geschäfte mit dem Wasser”.

Originaltitel: Bottled Life: Nestle’s Business with Water
Dokumentation , DE/CH 2011
Filmverleih: W-Film
Kinostart (DE): 12.09.2013

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Nestlé Caught Stealing Water From California’s National Forests


The Young Turks

Published on Apr 22, 2015

Watch the full AJ+ video here: https://goo.gl/wEpq8w

John Iadarola, Jimmy Dore and Michael Shure of The Young Turks discuss news that mega food corporation Nestle has been caught using expired permits to extract water for bottling from National Parks in California.

“Nestle Waters North America holds a longstanding right to use this water from the national forest near San Bernardino. But the U.S. Forest Service hasn’t been keeping an eye on whether the taking of water is harming Strawberry Creek and the wildlife that depends on it. In fact, Nestle’s permit to transport water across the national forest expired in 1988. It hasn’t been reviewed since, and the Forest Service hasn’t examined the ecological effects of drawing tens of millions of gallons each year from the springs.

Even with California deep in drought, the federal agency hasn’t assessed the impacts of the bottled water business on springs and streams in two watersheds that sustain sensitive habitats in the national forest. The lack of oversight is symptomatic of a Forest Service limited by tight budgets and focused on other issues, and of a regulatory system in California that allows the bottled water industry to operate with little independent tracking of the potential toll on the environment.”

Read more here: http://www.desertsun.com/story/news/2…

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Nestle Says ‘Water Isn’t A Right’


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Published on May 7, 2013

Nestlé CEO Peter Brabeck has stated that water is not a right, but an exploitable resource and commodity that should be leveraged for money. Nestlé’s unabashed greed in regards to witholding water from people is well documented, and Tyrel Ventura and Tabetha Wallace discuss it in this clip from Buzzsaw.

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