Daily Archives: October 10, 2017

Africa’s Clean Energy Potential: Future MEGAPROJECTS

The Daily Conversation
Published on Apr 4, 2017

Africa’s population explosion presents humanity us with a once-in-our-species chance to make our fastest growing area leapfrog the dirty fuels of the past to instead embrace the renewable energy of the future.

IMF forecasts stronger global growth in latest report

CGTN America
Published on Oct 10, 2017

The International Monetary Fund said the global economy is on a real upswing-so much so that the IMF is boosting its forecasts for global growth. But it said that this sweet-spot in the economic cycle is also masking some major underlying issues that still need to be addressed.  CGTN’s Daniel Ryntjes reports.

President Donald Trump Says His IQ Higher Than Rex Tillerson’s | Morning Joe | MSNBC


Published on Oct 10, 2017

President Trump is set to meet with Rex Tillerson Tuesday, their first since last week’s NBC News report on their relationship. And in a new interview, Trump challenged Tillerson to an IQ test.

Zero waste tricks and trends for minimizing garbage in China

CGTN America
Published on Oct 10, 2017

How much garbage do you throw out every day? Probably more than you’d like to admit. But reducing it from a bagful to a handful isn’t all that difficult, according to China’s ‘zero-wasters’.

Rebuking Trump, Nobel Prize Goes to Group That Opposes Nuclear Weapons


Published on Oct 6, 2017

“No right hands for the wrong weapons” – Nobel Peace Prize Winner ICAN


Anti-Nuclear Group Wins Nobel Peace Prize as US Arsenal Expands

Published on Oct 10, 2017

As the Nobel Peace Prize is awarded to a group that was instrumental in pushing through the landmark UN treaty banning nuclear weapons, the U.S. has quietly made its nuclear arsenal even more lethal

“Good Fences Make Good Neighbors”: Ai Weiwei on His NYC Exhibition Explorin g Borders and Nationalism

Democracy Now!

Published on Oct 10, 2017

https://democracynow.org – Ai Weiwei has been named the most powerful artist in the world by ArtReview magazine. He’s also been called the most dangerous man in China. The world-renowned artist has a major new exhibition opening in New York City, in which he’s erecting security fences and cages across the boroughs—including under Washington Square Arch and in Central Park near Trump Tower—to explore the rise of nationalism and the closure of borders worldwide. It’s called “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.” For more, we speak with award-winning artist and activist Ai Weiwei.

EPA’s Scott Pruitt Announces Repeal Of Clean Power Plan | On Point

The EPA scraps the Clean Power Plan intended to curb global warming. We’ll hear the facts and fury.

In this June 2, 2017, file photo, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)

The Trump administration, today moving to repeal the Clean Power Plan, the very centerpiece of the Obama-era drive to tackle global warming. Climate change. While mega-hurricanes rake our shores and California burns, EPA chief Scott Pruitt has announced, “the war against coal is over.” This hour, On Point: What that means for our energy and climate future. Plus: we will look at what the White House now wants as the price of saving DACA and the Dreamers, and how Democrats are responding.


Juliet Eilperin, senior national affairs correspondent, The Washington Post. (@eilperin)

David Doniger, director of the Climate and Clean Air Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council. Served on the White House Council on Environmental Quality and the Environmental Protection Agency during the Clinton administration. (@ddonigernrdc)

Jim Matheson, former Democratic Utah congressman. CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, which is a nationwide cooperative of electric power generators and distributors serving rural America. (@NRECAJim)


Bill McKibben, Chubb Fellowship Lecture: “Simply Too Hot: the Desperate Science and Politics of Climate”

Streamed live 6 hours ago

This Chubb Fellowship Lecture will feature Bill McKibben, an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the “alternative Nobel.” He is a founder of 350.org. More about Bill McKibben and the Chubb Fellowship at: http://chubbfellowship.org

Four Wings and a Prayer: Caught in the Mystery of the Monarch Butterfly: Sue Halpern

Every autumn, the monarch butterflies east of the Rockies migrate from as far north as Canada to Mexico. Memory is not their guide — no one butterfly makes the round trip — but each year somehow find their way to the same fifty acres of forest on the high slopes of Mexico’s Neovolcanic Mountains, and then make the return trip in the spring.

In Four Wings and a Prayer, Sue Halpern sets off on an adventure to delve into the secrets behind this extraordinary phenomenon. She visits scientists and butterfly lovers across the country, offering a keenly observed portrait of the monarchs’ migration and of the people for whom they have become a glorious obsession. Combining science, memoir, and travel writing, Four Wings and a Prayer is an absorbing travelogue and a fascinating meditation on a profound mystery of the natural world.