Daily Archives: May 26, 2016

Fire seasons began 1 month early in 2016 – scientist


RT America

Published on May 26, 2016

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.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

It’s Time To Change The “How Can We Help #Billionaires” Question!


thomhartmann

Published on May 26, 2016

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.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

#BigOil Knew About The #ClimateCrisis Like #BigTobacco Knew About Cancer. (w/ Guest: Farron Cousins)


thomhartmann

Published on May 26, 2016

Thom talks to Farron Cousins of Ring Of Fire about why we should hold Exxon Mobile and other oil companies accountable for destroying our environment.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

What’s on your food label?


RT America

Published on May 26, 2016

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.

Food-Matters
Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

New ‘superbug’ becomes first drug-proof bacteria to hit U.S.


PBS NewsHour

Published on May 26, 2016

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.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice
Public Health

Nuclear America – Special Report


RT America

Published on May 26, 2016

Fukushima and Chernobyl were the nuclear disasters that shook the world. But how safe is the US nuclear infrastructure? RT takes a closer look at ‘Nuclear America.’

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice
Nuclear

“Beyond ‘Free Trade’ – Alternatives to Corporate Rule” Webinar


EconomicsofHappiness ISEC

Published on May 26, 2016

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.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice