Climate change has been a major topic at the G7 summit in Japan, with talks centered on carbon emissions. But a potentially more dangerous chemical is being leaked into the atmosphere: methane, which warms the atmosphere and dries up the northern forests, making them more prone to fire as seen recently in Alberta, Canada. For more on this, conservation biologist Reese Halter joins RT America’s Manila Chan.
Thom shares the news that massive corporations and billionaires are sitting on trillions of dollars of cash instead of investing in our nation and he says it’s time to change our thinking about all of it.
Surveys show that a vast majority of Americans are in favor of increased food labeling. But when it comes to things like gluten, GMO’s and DNA, do Americans really know the difference? To address the confusion of many Americans when it comes to what’s in our food, legal and media analyst Lionel of Lionel Media joins RT America’s Ashlee Banks.
A 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman has been found carrying a strain of E. coli that is resistant to last-resort antibiotics, which researchers say marks the first appearance of a drug-proof bacteria on U.S. soil. Scientists in Pennsylvania are working with the Centers for Disease Control to find a way to fight the superbug. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Dr. Beth Bell of the CDC for more.
In this webinar, Stéphanie Danielle Roth, campaign coordinator of the European Initiative ‘Stop TTIP,’ and Local Futures’ Director Helena Norberg-Hodge, engage in an eye-opening discussion about “free trade” treaties that exposes some of their lesser known effects and outlines strategic alternatives. They discuss the link between global trade treaties and other social issues from cultural breakdown and poverty to epidemics of depression and suicide among youth and increased CO2 emissions. They discuss “Investor-State Dispute Settlements” that allow corporations to sue governments, and most importantly, they explore strategies of resistance and renewal from campaigns, petitions, lawsuits, and protests to alternative trade mandates and systemic localization.
Monarch butterfly population numbers have declined by 90 percent since the mid-1990s. Their main population is now only one extreme storm away from being wiped out.
In August 2014, Center for Food Safety and partners filed a petition with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), urging them to protect monarchs as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).
Listing monarch butterflies as a threatened species is essential to their survival. It would provide strong, national protections for the butterflies and their habitat. It would also lead to a federal recovery plan involving key government agencies and secure adequate funding levels for monarch conservation efforts nationwide.
You can help monarch butterflies by supporting our petition to FWS to protect them under the Endangered Species Act: http://bit.ly/1tDf30D
A new report by Lee Fang and Steve Horn shows that during her time in the State Department, Hillary Clinton actually used her position to help sell fracking on behalf of big oil and gas corporations to other countries around the world. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
Director, producer, and screenwriter Steven Spielberg, gave his speech at Harvard’s 365th Commencement on May 26, 2016 at Tercentenary Theatre. For more information, visit http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story….
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