Daily Archives: March 17, 2017

How Trump’s budget affects the environment


The National

Published on Mar 17, 2017

In addition to cutting the Environmental Protection Agency by 31 per cent, Trump’s proposed budget would have an effect on climate change that goes beyond the U.S.

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Massive acidified water spot in Arctic Ocean has scientists alarmed


RT America

Published on Mar 17, 2017

A large scale area of acidified water has been found in the open sea, specifically in the Arctic Ocean. The spot has grown for over 20 years now, increasing in depth by hundreds of feet. RT America’s Alex Mihailovich explains what scientists say is to blame for the spot and what dangers it poses.

Declassified nuclear-test films yield critical insights


RT America

Published on Mar 17, 2017

Thousands of once highly-classified videos of nuclear bomb tests conducted in the 1950s and 60s have come to light through analysis and publication by the Lawrence Livermore National Lab. The films were used to measure the fireballs and shockwaves of the explosions. RT America’s Simone Del Rosario reports on the films’ discovery and digitization, as well as the critical need to study them in light of what we’ve learned in intervening decades.”

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Why a top physicians’ group opposes the GOP health care plan


PBS NewsHour

Published on Mar 17, 2017

Although leading Republicans are pushing to pass their Obamacare replacement bill next week, its impact on millions of Americans remains a point of worry. Some prominent interest groups directly involved in health care are expressing opposition to the plan. Jeffrey Brown talks to Dr. Andrew Gurman, president of the American Medical Association, about the group’s concerns.

We Have a Horrible Trade Deal with Korea, So Why Isn’t Trump Talking About It? (w/Lori Wallach)


Thom Hartmann Program

Published on Mar 17, 2017

Thom chats with guest Lori Wallach (Director-Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch) about the poor performance of our current trade deal with S. Korea, and why Trump is reluctant to talk about it despite his tough posturing on other trade deals.

Massive acidified water spot in Arctic Ocean has scientists alarmed

Park Avenue money, power and the American dream Why Poverty


Earthbound

Published on Mar 12, 2017

How much inequality is too much? To find out more and get teaching resources linked to the film, go to www.whypoverty.net

740 Park Ave, New York City, is home to some of the wealthiest Americans. Across the Harlem River, 10 minutes to the north, is the other Park Avenue in South Bronx, where more than half the population needs food stamps and children are 20 times more likely to be killed. In the last 30 years, inequality has rocketed in the US — the American Dream only applies to those with money to lobby politicians for friendly bills on Capitol Hill.

Director Alex Gibney
Producer Blair Foster
Produced by Jigsaw Productions & Steps International
Why Poverty? http://www.whypoverty.net/en/video/29/