Daily Archives: March 29, 2017

What’s stopping the vulnerable Everglades from being healed?


PBS NewsHour

Published on Mar 29, 2017

The Florida Everglades are critical to the survival of local birds, reptiles and millions of people. As urban development has increased, the incredibly rare and bio-diverse habitat has become vulnerable to rising sea water encroachment. Billions of dollars have been spent on restoration, but both science and politics have made efforts more complicated. Special correspondent Duarte Geraldino reports.

How To Boil A Frog – Full Movie


howtoboilafrog

Published on Mar 29, 2017

This is the full international cut of the movie (53 minutes), available for free streaming on the condition that you go out and save civilization immediately after watching

Calif. Leaders Pushing Ahead With Climate Policy


Associated Press

Published on Mar 29, 2017

Despite President Donald Trump’s executive order that aims to scale back environmental regulations, environmentalists and city leaders in San Francisco say they will push ahead with aggressive climate change policies. (March 29)

F-Word: Trump’s Budget is Socialism for the Rich and Corporates


The Laura Flanders Show

Published on Mar 29, 2017

Laura’s F-Word on why Donald Trump’s new budget isn’t about cuts — it’s about conversions. The budget wants to convert public dollars into private funding for military research and spending, for the only government apparatus that never gets audited.

Jared Kushner & Paul Manafort Sought for Questioning over Russia But Will It Be Behind Closed Doors?


Democracy Now!

Published on Mar 29, 2017

http://democracynow.org – President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner has agreed to testify to the U.S. Senate committee investigating ties between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election. He may also face questioning over a December meeting with the head of a U.S.-sanctioned Russian state development bank known as VEB. President Obama imposed the sanctions in 2014 over Russia’s military actions in Ukraine. The bank disclosed the meeting on Monday and said Kushner was acting as “the head of Kushner Companies.” This information contradicts the statements of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who said on Monday that Kushner was acting as a Trump adviser during the meeting, not as a private developer. The revelations came on the same day Kushner agreed to testify to the Senate committee.

Full Interview: Jane Mayer on the Mercers & the Dark Money Behind the Rise of Trump & Bannon


Democracy Now!

Published on Mar 29, 2017

http://democracynow.org – Full interview with the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer about her new article, “The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency: How Robert Mercer Exploited America’s Populist Insurgency.” The piece looks at Robert Mercer, the man who is said to have out-Koched the Koch brothers in the 2016 election.

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Trump Dismantles U.S. Climate Rules, Virtually Ensuring U.S. Will Break Paris Accord Promises


Democracy Now!

Published on Mar 29, 2017

http://democracynow.org – President Trump signed an executive order Tuesday to dismantle a slew of climate rules established by President Obama. If carried out, the executive order will virtually guarantee that the United States will fail to meet its 2015 Paris Agreement pledge to reduce emissions in order to curb the effects of climate change. The executive order marks the first step to undo Obama’s Clean Power Plan to limit emissions and replace coal-fired power plants with new solar and wind farms. For more, we speak with Jacqueline Patterson, director of the NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program.