Daily Archives: October 6, 2016

Indigenous Perspectives on the Great Lakes


The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Published on Oct 6, 2016

The Agenda discusses the history of the connection between Indigenous people and the Great Lakes, and how that connection has changed over time.

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Great Lakes Public Forum: Chief Dean Sayers


The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Published on Oct 6, 2016

The Agenda’s Nam Kiwanuka speaks with Chief Dean Sayers of the Batchewana First Nations. He shares his concerns about the Great Lakes and the potential assertion of reserve jurisdiction.

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Obama Full Speech on Paris Climate Agreement


ABC News

Published on Oct 5, 2016

Calling it a “historic day” in the fight against climate change, President Obama lauded the landmark Paris climate agreement that takes effect Nov. 4. “This gives us the best possible shot to save the one planet we’ve got,” Obama said in remarks in the Rose Garden.

While Obama said the deal will help delay some of the most pressing threats posed by climate change, it alone “will not solve the climate crisis.” Seventy-two countries have formally signed the agreement, including China, India and the U.S, some of the world’s largest emitters of greenhouse gases.

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The Paris accord won’t halt climate change, but it’s a step


PBS NewsHour

Published on Oct 6, 2016

The international climate agreement is set to take effect next month, after the European Parliament ratified it earlier this week. Hillary Clinton supports the Paris accord but Donald Trump says if elected, he would withdraw from it. Judy Woodruff speaks with climatologist Gavin Schmidt for more on what will take effect under the treaty and what climate science says about global warming.

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New Orleans flood map redrawn to benefit insurance companies


RT America

Published on Oct 6, 2016

A new map has been drawn which takes more than half of New Orleans out of high-risk for flooding, magically, overnight, right in hurricane season. Residents of the flood-prone city, which is largely below sea level, are no longer required to purchase flood insurance. Which means, if a flood does occur, insurance companies will no longer have to pay out. The Resident discusses. Follow The Resident at http://www.twitter.com/TheResident

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White House Kitchen Garden Fall 2016 Harvest


The White House

Published on Oct 6, 2016

First Lady Michelle Obama joins students from across the country to harvest the White House Kitchen Garden for her final time as First Lady.

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Accelerating Progress in Ending Hunger and Undernutrition – 10/06/16 – Intro


IFPRI

Published on Oct 6, 2016

Introduction remarks by Shenggen Fan (IFPRI) at the IFPRI Special Event, “Accelerating Progress in Ending Hunger and Undernutrition” held October 6th, 2016 in Washington DC. More information at: https://www.ifpri.org/event/accelerat…

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