Daily Archives: August 25, 2016

Inside Fukushima’s Time Bomb – 101 East


Al Jazeera English

Published on Aug 25, 2016

Bubbling streams, lush forests, cherry blossoms in full bloom – Japan’s north is stunningly picturesque. But nature’s beauty hides a lethal secret – dangerous levels of radiation contaminate this area, fall-out from the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Five years after the twin catastrophes of the tsunami and nuclear meltdown, villages sit silent and empty. Thousands of workers still toil to clean up the radioactive material but it could be decades before their work is finished. As Japan continues to suffer the toxic aftermath of one of its worst ever disasters, 101 East reveals that the countryside may never again be safe.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
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On the 100th birthday of our national parks, how they grant us ‘breathing space’


PBS NewsHour

Published on Aug 25, 2016

One hundred years ago today, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Organic Act, creating the National Park Service. To reflect, Jeffrey Brown takes his Bookshelf segment outdoors to Virginia’s Great Falls Park. He’s joined by Terry Tempest Williams to discuss her new book, which narrates the stories of America’s “sacred lands,” the power they offer visitors and the challenges of maintaining them.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
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The GOP’s Stealth War Against Voters… (w/Guest: Greg Palast)


thomhartmann

Published on Aug 25, 2016

Thom speaks with Investigative Reporter Greg Palast about how the rigged elections could help Trump win the White House.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Awaits Court Ruling On Dakota Access Oil Pipeline


TheRealNews

Published on Aug 25, 2016

TRNN’s Kim Brown speaks to protesters outside the Washington, D.C. District CourtVisit http://therealnews.com for more videos.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

Climate One Lightning Round: Can California Get to 100% Clean Power?


Climate One

Published on Aug 25, 2016

Joining Climate One:

Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
Steve Malnight, Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, PG&E
Mark Ferron, Former Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
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Greed Trumps Science – Why American Healthcare Is Such A Disaster


The Ring of Fire

Published on Aug 25, 2016

The Mylan pharmaceutical EpiPen price hike is just the latest example of how deceptive, crooked, and greedy the pharmaceutical industry has become in America. Cures and medicine no longer matter – the only thing they care about is how much money they can make as quickly as possible.

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice

About Those CEOs Who Put Profits Over Country…


thomhartmann

Published on Aug 25, 2016

Thom talks about corporate inversions, tax evasion, and what Leona Helmsley may have meant when she said “Only little people pay taxes…”

Global Climate Change
Environment Ethics
Environment Justice