Daily Archives: August 2, 2017

We are running out of effective antibiotics fast

PBS NewsHour

Published on Aug 2, 2017

Each year, superbugs — viral bacterial infections resistant to common antibiotics — infect more than two million Americans, killing at least 38,000. As the list of antibiotic resistant bacteria grows, so have the extraordinary efforts to prevent the spread of infection from patient to patient. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien and economics correspondent Paul Solman team up for a report.

Interior official turns whistleblower, claiming retaliation for climate change work

PBS NewsHour

Published on Aug 2, 2017

A government scientist who studied dangerous climate change in the Arctic got an ironic reassignment at the Interior Department from the Trump administration: collecting checks from oil and gas companies. Joel Clement, the former director of the Interior Department Office of Policy Analysis, believes he was reassigned because he worked on climate change. Clement joins William Brangham to explain.

Political clashes over the migrant crisis turn the Mediterranean into a battleground

PBS NewsHour

Published on Aug 2, 2017

So far this year, almost 2,400 migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean. Italy is working to crack down on smugglers who send migrants on a deadly journey to Europe, and put stricter rules around rescue ships. But a group of right-wing, anti-immigrant activists is trying to take the crisis into their own hands by forcing migrants to turn back. Special correspondent Malcolm Brabant reports.

Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum

The Forum, taking place September 12-15 on the Yale campus, offers master classes on different dimensions of sustainability:

  • New frontiers of energy, finance, policy, law, industrial ecology, green design and green engineering;
  • Innovations in land conservation, environmental communication, climate negotiation;
  • And much more.

Forum speakers are experts and leaders in their fields and will address these questions and more:

  • How are investors incorporating carbon risk?
  • What are the principles of circular economies?
  • How does psychology inform climate change communication?
  • What is ahead for the Paris Climate Agreement?
  • What distinguishes sustainability in the 21st century from the siloed, command-and-control approaches of the 20th century?

Last year’s participants came from all over the world, all corners of the country, and from every professional background.


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Go inside this September’s Yale Sustainability Leadership Forum (2017)

Yale Leadership Programs

Published on Jul 31, 2017

Listen to Forum Director Dan Esty discuss, in depth, the Forum’s agenda, speakers, benefits for participants, and why you can’t miss this incredible educational experience. Scholarship opportunities are available through August 7th only. Join us: https://sustainability-forum.yale.edu.