Daily Archives: June 16, 2016

Should #BigOil Be Charged With #ClimateChange Fraud? (w/ Guest: Farron Cousins)


thomhartmann

Published on Jun 16, 2016

Farron Cousins of Ring of Fire joins guest host Danielle Guilday to talk about Exxon’s attempts to stop a climate change cover up investigation.

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Climate change is affecting animal habitats


RT America

Published on Jun 16, 2016

A new study shows that warmer global temperatures are causing moose and other North American animals to move north. To discuss the impact that climate change is having on wildlife, distinguished conservation biologist, Dr. Reese Halter, tells ‘News with Ed’ that when animals shift their habitats into sub-arctic zones, “there is not enough food” for them to survive.

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Family farmers fight corporations in North Dakota


RT America

Published on Jun 16, 2016

North Dakota is one of nine states with anti-corporate farming laws that ban large companies from engaging in agricultural production. North Dakota’s citizens recently voted overwhelmingly to keep those laws in place. RT America’s Alexey Yaroshevsky reports that despite the vote, the North Dakota Farm Bureau plans to fight the anti-corporate farming laws in court.

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Colombia 2016 – Making COP21 Work


World Economic Forum

Published on Jun 16, 2016

http://www.weforum.org/

Following the agreement at the COP21 talks, how can stakeholders across society work together to achieve climate-smart growth for the region?

Dimensions to be addressed:
– Decarbonizing the economy
– Strengthening resilience and adaptation
– Protecting and harnessing biodiversity and forests

– Ana Giros, Chief Executive Officer, Europe and Latin America, SUEZ, France
– Ricardo Meléndez-Ortiz, Chief Executive, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Switzerland; Global Agenda Council on Trade & FDI
– Luis Gilberto Murillo, Minister of Environment of Colombia
– Carlos E. Represas, Chairman, Latin America, Swiss Re, Switzerland

Moderated by
– Leo Schlesinger, Chief Executive Officer, Aliat Universidades, Mexico; Young Global Leader

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Colombia 2016 – Transforming Latin America’s Agricultural Systems


World Economic Forum

Published on Jun 16, 2016

http://www.weforum.org/
How can new technology and innovation help to

boost Latin America’s agricultural opportunities?

On the agenda:

– Building smarter value chains

– Moving into higher value-added industry
– Modernizing the regulatory environment

Simultaneous interpretation in Spanish,

Portuguese and English

This session is webcast live.

– Ricardo Buryaile, Minister of Agroindustry of

Argentina

– Gustavo Grobocopatel, Chairman, Grupo

Los Grobo, Argentina

– Laxman Narasimhan, Chief Executive

Officer, PepsiCo Latin America, PepsiCo,

USA

– Juan Pablo Pineda Azuero, Vice-Minister,

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural

Development of Colombia, Colombia

– Victor Manuel Villalobos Arámbula,

Director-General, Inter-American Institute for

Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), San José

Moderated by

– Andrea Bernal, Director, Opinion Shows,

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‘Threat Map’ Aims to Highlight the Worst of Oil and Gas Air Pollution

An oil field in Long Beach, Calif. sits in the midst of a residential community. Credit: Getty Images

Two activist groups used government data to show 12.4 million people in the U.S. live within a half-mile of an oil and gas facility—and its pollution.

By Zahra Hirji Jun 16, 2016

Environmentalists have launched a new mapping tool that allows people in the U.S. to see whether they live and work in areas at risk of harmful air pollution from nearby oil and gas activities.

According to the map, which was published online Wednesday by the advocacy groups Earthworks and the Clean Air Task Force, a lot of people do: about 12.4 million people live within a half-mile of active oil and gas wells and related facilities that could release harmful pollutants such as benzene and formaldehyde into the air. The map also details the 238 counties in 21 states that potentially face a high cancer risk because of that pollution.

“Oil and gas air pollution isn’t somebody else’s problem, it’s everybody’s problem,” said Alan Septoff, the communications director at Earthworks. Septoff hopes this map not only helps people determine whether they live in an area of concern but also motivates them to pressure state and federal environmental regulators to address the issue.

 

“We need a strong rule from the Environmental Protection Agency and states in order to protect people from this pollution,” said Septoff. The EPA has already proposed new rules to reduce emissions of methane, a greenhouse gas, from new and modified oil and gas activities. Starting in May and running through early August, the EPA is inviting public comment about whether it should consider similar rules for existing oil and gas facilities.

…(read more).

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Disney theme parks open in China


Al Jazeera English

Published on Jun 15, 2016

Disney is opening its sixth theme park, at a cost of five point five billion dollars, Shanghai Disney Resort is its first amusement park in mainland China. But competition in the theme parks industry is heating up as Al Jazeera’s Florence Looi reports from Nanchang city, in Jiangxi province.

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