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- Danny Glover and Eddie Conway on the 50th Anniversary of MLK Assassination February 17, 2020
- Have Billionaires Bought Our Democracy? February 17, 2020
- A Few Minutes to Save the World February 17, 2020
- Yale National Initiative February 17, 2020
- Jeff Bezos: World’s richest man pledges $10bn to fight climate change – BBC News February 17, 2020
- World Travel c.1850 Splendid rare book color costume plates views Gumuchian February 17, 2020
- Why aren’t there more black farmers in the United States? | The Stream February 17, 2020
- Global CO2 Initiative at University of Michigan February 16, 2020
- Baldwin-Buckley race debate still resonates 55 years on February 16, 2020
- UN chief on Sustainable Development and Climate Change (Islamabad, Pakistan) February 16, 2020
- Swarm Of Locusts DEVOUR Everything In Their Path | Planet Earth | BBC Earth February 16, 2020
- Moscow sees warmest winter in 130 years February 16, 2020
- Kenya suffers worst locust infestation in 70 years February 16, 2020
- ECOWAS health ministers meet over potential coronavirus spread February 16, 2020
- What exactly is the West ‘winning’? I Inside Story February 16, 2020
- The World Just Hit Dangerous Climate Change Milestone And No One Cared February 16, 2020
- RELEASE: International Military Council Issues “World Climate and Security Report 2020” at Munich Security Conference – The Center for Climate & Security February 16, 2020
- Environmentalist explains why renewable energy can’t save the planet February 16, 2020
- The Future Is Public: Special Report from Amsterdam February 16, 2020
- Facts Tell: Here’s what conspiracy theorists don’t want you to know about the new coronavirus February 15, 2020
- Global leaders gather to discuss multiple crises February 15, 2020
- Corona Virus Baptist Church Infecting People With Sin February 15, 2020
- Storm Dennis clatters UK as army is deployed to bolster flood defences February 15, 2020
- “Apocalypse Now? Climate and Security,” Munich Security Conference 2020, Feb 13, 2020 February 15, 2020
- To an Uncertain Degree: Climate and Security, Munich Security Conference 2020, Feb 13, 2020 February 15, 2020
- Andrea Dutton PhD on the Last Interglacial February 15, 2020
- Joshua Nott: Rhodes Must Fall activist wins Rhodes scholarship – BBC News February 15, 2020
- Remarkable journey from refugee to Rhodes scholar – BBC News February 15, 2020
- Modern Fish Farming On The Rise And Gaining Momentum Worldwide February 15, 2020
- 2014 Yale College Teaching Prize: Margaret Homans February 15, 2020
- China demands apology over Wall Street Journal’s ‘Sick Man’ opinion piece February 15, 2020
- Why the West is becoming ‘Westless’? February 15, 2020
- The Corporate Media Is Directly Profiting from Mike Bloomberg’s Rise as He Spends Fortune on TV Ads February 14, 2020
- Serenity – 4K video of Earth From Space February 14, 2020
- Africa’s locust ‘crisis’: UN calls for urgent action February 14, 2020
- Trump Admits Sending Giuliani To Ukraine February 14, 2020
- Flood forces Mississippi residents to flee homes February 14, 2020
- Senate Passes Iran War Powers Resolution, Upsetting Trump February 14, 2020
- Coronavirus: Is the Climate Plague Here? February 14, 2020
- ‘Ghost’ human ancestor discovered in West Africa – BBC News February 14, 2020
- Why all world maps are wrong February 14, 2020
- Our democracy no longer represents the people. Here’s how we fix it | Larry Lessig | TEDxMidAtlantic February 14, 2020
- Lincoln didn’t fight the civil war to free the corporations: Thom Hartmann at TEDxConcordiaUPortland February 14, 2020
- Understanding And Reducing The Spread Of Misinformation Online February 14, 2020
- Hundreds of Greenpeace Climate Activists Shut Down BP Headquarters in London February 14, 2020
- Israeli Troops Shoot Palestinian Teen to Death in Protest Against Trump’s Middl e East Plan February 14, 2020
- Jair Bolsonaro Introduces Bill to Clear Way for Mining, Oil Extraction in Brazilian Amazon February 14, 2020
- How is Miami battling erosion and trying to protect its famous beaches? February 13, 2020
- Climate Emergency | Green Party NZ February 13, 2020
- Anti-Capitalist Chronicles: How Capitalism Works February 13, 2020
Daily Archives: December 14, 2016
Published on Dec 13, 2016
Donald Trump tapped former Texas Gov. Rick Perry to head the Department of Energy. WSJ’s Amy Harder and Lunch Break’s Tanya Rivero discuss how Perry was a critic of Trump’s during the 2016 campaign and how his energy beliefs are not in line with all Republicans. Photo: AP
Published on Dec 14, 2016
http://democracynow.org – Donald Trump has chosen former Texas Governor Rick Perry to be energy secretary. Governor Perry famously attempted to propose to abolish the Energy Department—but then couldn’t even remember the agency during a live televised debate in 2011, when Perry was running for president. Perry has deep ties to the fossil fuel industry, including serving on the corporate boards of both Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistics, two companies behind the Dakota Access pipeline. Both companies are owned by Texas billionaire Kelcy Warren. Perry joined the board of Energy Transfer Partners in February 2015, only two weeks after he left office. That year, he received $365,000 from Warren’s companies. We speak to Forrest Wilder, editor-in-chief of The Texas Observer, and Kiah Collier, energy and environment reporter for The Texas Tribune.
Published on Jun 22, 2016
A recent study published in Nature Climate Change projects that over 4 million residents of the continental US could be affected if sea levels rise 3 feet by the end of the century.
The researchers calculated the number of at-risk residents by looking at coastal areas expected to be inundated by sea-level rise and estimating the population of those regions in 2100 using population-trend data.
Beijing has warned the incoming US administration that any attempt to challenge the “One China” policy could affect peace in the Taiwan Strait.
Interference may also damage developing US-China relations, a spokesman said.
Under the “One China” policy, the US has formal ties with China rather than the island of Taiwan, which China sees as a breakaway province.
However, US President-elect Donald Trump has expressed doubts about continuing to abide by the policy.
Mr Trump had already angered China by taking a phone call from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, and then tweeting about it.
On Monday, China said it was “seriously concerned” by Mr Trump’s comments, and urged sensitivity around the issue.
But An Fengshan, a spokesman for China’s policy-making Taiwan Affairs Office, went further on Wednesday, warning of more serious consequences.
‘Ready to confront’
“Upholding the “One China” principle is the political basis of developing China-US relations, and is the cornerstone of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait,” he said.
“If this basis is interfered with or damaged then the healthy, stable development of China-US relations is out of the question, and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait will be seriously impacted,” he added.
Hurdles still remain, but the merger is one step closer to fruition.
By Gil Gullickson 12/13/2016
Monsanto shareholders today approved a merger of the St. Louis firm with Bayer Aktiengesellschaft. According to press releases sent out by both companies, Monsanto shareowners will receive $128 per share in cash at the closing of the merger.
It’s important to note that hurdles remain before this merger becomes reality. Regulators in the U.S. and European Union, for example, are scrutinizing the merger, and divestitures could result. Still, this represents one step closer to Monsanto and Bayer becoming one firm.
“We are pleased we received such strong support from our shareowners,” says Hugh Grant, Monsanto chairman and chief executive officer, in a press release. “This is an important milestone as we work to combine our two complementary companies and deliver on our shared vision for the future of agriculture. By bringing together our expertise and our resources to drive this shared vision, we can do even more together to benefit growers around the world and to help address broad global challenges like climate change and food scarcity.”
December 9, 2016 9:33 PM
By Roger Van Scyoc rvanscyocUNIVERSITY PARK
As human beings, we care about what others think — especially when it concerns ourselves. Research says there is a biological reason for this insofar as the reward centers in our brain light up when others agree with us.
When it comes to climate change, that perception, or fear of it, can keep us in the dark, according to a study by a pair of Penn State researchers.
“There has been previous research suggesting that people tend to underestimate the number of other people concerned about climate change,” said Nathan Geiger, who authored the study with Janet Swim, a professor of psychology. “We’re looking at the consequences of that misperception.”