Daily Archives: April 28, 2017

Lead Contamination Beyond Flint | The Forum at Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

ERIN SCHUMAKER: Good afternoon, everyone and thank you for coming. I’m Erin Schumaker, Senior Healthy Living Editor at The Huffington Post. I am also today’s moderator. Today, just days before Earth Day, we’re talking about America’s drinking water with a focus on lead. Where do we stand more than a year after Flint? Are other cities at risk for contaminated water? And why are children in particular at risk for adverse health effects from toxic water?

This event is presented jointly with The Huffington Post, streaming live on the forum and The Huffington Post websites. It’s also streaming on Facebook. Our panelists, starting from my immediate right are Jeffrey Griffiths. He’s the Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He’s also former chair of the US EPA Drinking Water Committee’s Science Advisory Board.

Published on Apr 27, 2017

Budget cuts at EPA mean local agencies are where the action is now. Highlight from Lead Contamination Beyond Flint: Drinking Water and Children’s Health on April 20, 2017. The Forum series. Event presented jointly with The Huffington Post.

Using the Surging Seas free web tool within FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS) | Surging Seas: Sea level rise analysis by Climate Central

The Surging Seas CRS guide

We have identified many ways the Surging Seas web tool could be used to support activities that receive points within the CRS program through conversations with local CRS coordinators and implementers, and with FEMA CRS representatives. This guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to access information and downloads from the Surging Seas web tool that could be utilized within specific CRS activities in FEMA’s Coordinator’s Manual (FIA-15/2013). Our guide is listed on the reports section of the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit.

Tutorial: Exploring extreme sea level in 3D


climatecentraldotorg

Published on Apr 26, 2017

Extreme sea level and the stakes for America


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Published on Apr 26, 2017

Noam Chomsky – On Being Truly Educated


The Brainwaves Video Anthology

Published on May 26, 2015

Noam Chomsky is an eminent American theoretical linguist, cognitive scientist and philosopher, who radically changed the arena of linguistics by assuming language as a uniquely human, biologically based cognitive capacity. He suggested that innate traits in the human brain give birth to both language and grammar. The most important figure in “cognitive revolution” and “analytic philosophy”, Chomsky’s wide-ranging influence also extends to computer science and mathematics.

Seed The Untold Story Trailer


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Published on Apr 5, 2016

SEED: The Untold Story

We’re in the midst of a crisis of genetic diversity: we’ve lost over 94% of our vegetable seed varieties, leaving our food supply dangerously vulnerable to blight and famine. Chemical seed corporations only worsen this tenuous situation, blocking the genetic differentiation that keeps our crops healthy by patenting them. Thankfully, an inspiring ensemble of farmers, scientists, and seed savers works tirelessly to combine ancient stewardship with emerging science. SEED tells their story – and the larger history of human agriculture – with equal parts whimsy and rage.

Directed and produced by Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz. Executive Producers: Marisa Tomei, Marc Turtletaub, Phil Fairclough. Cast: Vandana Shiva, Jane Goodall, Andrew Kimbrell, Jeffrey Smith, Raj Patel, Winona LaDuke.

*Discussion with filmmakers Taggart Siegel and Jon Betz follows screening.
Seed The Untold Story
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Food-matters

Independent Lens | SEED: The Untold Story | Botanical Explorer Joe | PBS


IndependentLens

Published on Mar 14, 2017

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens film SEED: The Untold Story, we meet seed-obsessed botanical explorer Joseph Simcox, who has loved learning about plants and seeds since a very young age. With his brother Patrick, he shows us rare and precious seeds they’ve collected from all over. He feels he has an obligation to the world, “whether that’s unbalanced or not, to bring this appreciation to as big a swath of humanity as possible.”

Food-Matters

Independent Lens | SEED: The Untold Story | Seeds Are Magic | PBS


IndependentLens

Published on Mar 14, 2017

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens film SEED: The Untold Story, famed scientist Jane Goodall talks about how seeds work and spread is nothing short of magic. With animation and time-lapse photography we see the magic in the way they are brought to life after hitching a ride with an animal or being digested by one, or activated through fire. Dennis Klocek, a scientist, teacher, and gardener, here calls a seed a “doorway between the life of the old plant and its gift to the new plant.” It is a process of nothing less than reincarnation.

Food-matters

Independent Lens | SEED: The Untold Story | Botanical Explorer Joe | PBS


IndependentLens

Published on Mar 14, 2017

In this excerpt from the Independent Lens film SEED: The Untold Story, we meet seed-obsessed botanical explorer Joseph Simcox, who has loved learning about plants and seeds since a very young age. With his brother Patrick, he shows us rare and precious seeds they’ve collected from all over. He feels he has an obligation to the world, “whether that’s unbalanced or not, to bring this appreciation to as big a swath of humanity as possible.”

Food-Matters

Global Divestment Mobilisation live broadcast with Bill McKibben & Guests


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Streamed live 11 hours ago

Join Bill McKibben and divestment leaders from around the world for a live broadcast to discuss how we can step up this movement together for the Global Divestment Mobilisation, 5 – 13 May.