Kenya has set ablaze a huge stockpile of ivory and rhino horn, the biggest ivory burn acrosss the world in history. The East African nation says it wants to highlight the poaching crisis and put it beyond economic use. CCTV’s Clementine Logan reports
Kenya is preparing to set fire to its largest stockpile of ivory. Following a high-level conservation summit, hosted by president Uhuru Kenyatta, delegates including heads of states, are gathering at Nairobi national park to witness the biggest ivory burn in history. Kenya’s government says it wants to highlight the poaching crisis and demonstrate its zero tolerance to the illegal wildlife trade, by setting over 100 tonnes of elephant tusks and rhino horn ablaze.Well for all the latest we’re joined live by CCTV’s Clementine Logan who was at the site
Many experts agree that energy is the defining issue of this century. Economic recessions, foreign wars, and foreclosures are only a few of the results of America’s dependence on oil. In Terra Nova, ecologist Eric Sanderson elucidates the interconnections between oil and money, cars and transportation, and suburbs and land use. He then charts a path toward renewed economic growth, enhanced national security, revitalized communities, and a sustainable environment: a new form of the American Dream.
Taking a uniquely cross-disciplinary, accessible approach, Sanderson delves into natural history, architecture, chemistry, and politics, to show how the American relationship to nature shaped our past and predicates our future. Illustrated throughout with maps, charts, and infographics, the book suggests how we achieve a better world through a self-reinforcing cycle of tax reform, retrofitted towns and cities, bicycles and streetcars, and investment in renewable energy.
On September 12, 1609, Henry Hudson first set foot on the land that would become Manhattan. Today, it’s difficult to imagine what he saw, but for more than a decade, landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson has been working to do just that. Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City is the astounding result of those efforts, reconstructing in words and images the wild island that millions now call home. By geographically matching an 18th-century map with one of the modern city, examining volumes of historic documents, and collecting and analyzing scientific data, Sanderson re-creates the forests of Times Square, the meadows of Harlem, and the wetlands of downtown. His lively text guides readers through this abundant landscape, while breathtaking illustrations transport them back in time. Mannahatta is a groundbreaking work that provides not only a window into the past, but also inspiration for the future.
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Dr. Lamine Koivogui and his team were sent to investigate a mysterious, deadly disease spreading through Guinea in March 2014. Almost immediately, something went very wrong. In this exclusive video produced by PBS’s FRONTLINE, in association with The New York Times, Dr. Koivogui tells how they discovered the disease was Ebola.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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