Daily Archives: May 26, 2016

How We Can Come Together To Save The Monarchs


centerforfoodsafety

Published on May 26, 2016

Originally posted on Hollywood Food Guild’s YouTube channel: http://bit.ly/hfgmonarchvideo

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

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Hillary May Be The Most Environmentally Hypocritical Candidate in the Race


The Ring of Fire

Published on May 26, 2016

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.

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Filmmaker Steven Spielberg Speech | Harvard Commencement 2016


Harvard University

Published on May 26, 2016

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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10 Minutes: Falling Oil Prices


PressTV Documentaries

Published on May 26, 2016

For years, crude oil prices have swung like a pendulum, pushing and pulling the fortunes of nations. That pendulum is on the move again, sending the price of oil to its lowest in recent years.

Global Climate Change
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Andrew Zimmern: “The Broken Food System” | Talks at Google


Talks at Google

Published on May 26, 2016

Andrew Zimmern discusses the broken food system, how to fix it and stories from his travels at home and abroad.

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South Africa reluctant over importation of genetically modified grain


CCTV Africa

Published on May 26, 2016

The effects of the South African drought continue to be felt with imports of white and yellow maize increasing steadily, to meet local and regional demand. There may be some pressure on white maize imports though

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‘Our shared world: reconciling individual need and collective responsibility’


21school

Streamed live 11 hours ago

For most of the world’s toughest challenges, there exists a tension between the needs of an individual and what is best for the common good. Income derived from fishing may be vital to one country’s economy but overfishing depletes stocks to dangerously low levels. Low income countries need to develop in order to lift people out of poverty but this increases demand for fossil fuels at a point where global efforts to reduce carbon emissions have become critically important.

Some of Oxford’s leading thinkers on how to manage global commons and shared resources come to together for a lively panel debate to address the tension between individual rationality and collective responsibility, drawing on examples from the four lectures in this term’s series.

Panellists:
Professor Ian Goldin, (Chair), Director, Oxford Martin School
Professor Richard Bailey, Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Sustainable Oceans
Professor Nick Eyre, Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy
Professor Cameron Hepburn, Co-Director, Oxford Martin Net Zero Carbon Investment Initiative
Professor Angela McLean, Co-Director, Oxford Martin Programme on Collective Responsibility for Infectious Diseases

http://www.oxfordmartin.ox.ac.uk/even…

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