Daily Archives: April 17, 2016

One on One – Wangari Maathai – 19 Jan 2008


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Uploaded on Jan 21, 2008

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As the Green Belt Movement in Africa grew, she became known as the Tree Mother.

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Earth Focus: Wangari Maathai


Link TV

Uploaded on Oct 1, 2007

Journalist Mark Hertsgaard interviews 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Wangari Maathai. The Honorable Professor Maathai is the first woman, the first Kenyan and the first environmentalist to win the prize. She was selected for her role in founding the Green Belt Movement, which for nearly 30 years has sought to empower women, improve the environment and fight corruption in Africa. She also won acclaim for her campaign to fight deforestation by planting 30 million trees in Africa, making her Nobel Peace Prize the first to acknowledge environmentalism as a means of building peace through pre-empting conflict over increasingly scarce resources. She is Kenyan by nationality, a biologist by training, an activist by occupation and now a member of the government in Kenya as Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources.

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Fukushima: Can it Happen in the US?


Link TV

Published on Jul 15, 2015

Fukushima was not a Japanese nuclear disaster. It was a nuclear disaster that just happened to take place in Japan. It can happen elsewhere. Dr. Edwin Lyman of the Union of Concerned Scientists says that efforts to reduce risks related to nuclear power fall short and inadequate safety standards in the US make a Fukushima like disaster possible. He looks at what US nuclear power plants are most vulnerable. Lyman is co author of the new book Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster.

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Earth Focus Episode 48 – Meeting Tomorrow’s Food Needs


Link TV

Published on Dec 12, 2012

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Growing food in cities. Entrepreneur and filmmaker Ian Cheney on why truck farms are catching on in New York. In Sweden, Plantagon, a leader in vertical urban agriculture, plans to feed tomorrow’s mega cities with skyscraper farms. And with more droughts and water shortages likely, scientists at Penn State University are finding new ways to help plants adapt to tough conditions.

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Earth Focus Episode 47 – Africa: Climate for Change


Link TV

Published on Dec 5, 2012

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Africa, a continent facing frequent droughts, is especially vulnerable to climate change. But Africans are finding innovative solutions. Creating a Climate for Change, a new film by Jeff Barbee, takes us on a journey through Southern Africa exploring local people-driven projects that help communities adapt to climate change and restore ecological systems.

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Earth Focus Episode 41 – Biodiversity and Health


Link TV

Published on Jun 6, 2012

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(Earth Focus: Episode 41) What do plants, snakes, molds, marine sponges, and cone snails have in common? They have helped develop medicines that save human lives. Biodiversity — the variety of life on Earth — is key to human survival. But plants, animals, and microorganisms are disappearing at unprecedented rates. What impact will this have on human health? Find out in this Earth Focus special report, produced in collaboration with Harvard Medical School’s Center for Health and the Global Environment.

Read a related blog post by Link TV’s Sean Nevins: https://www.linktv.org/earth-focus-bl…

Earth Focus is an environmental news magazine that puts a human face on the environment by featuring under-publicized stories about how changes in our environment are affecting everyday people.

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National Pesticide Forum 2016 Promo


Beyond Pesticides

Published on Jan 15, 2016

The 34th National Pesticide Forum
Cultivating Community and Environmental Health: Models for sustainable and organic strategies to protect ecosystems, pollinators, and waterways

April 15-16, 2016
University of Southern Maine
Portland, ME

Register here: http://www.beyondpesticides.org/forum

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