Daily Archives: January 4, 2018

The Future of Energy – English Documentary


English Documentary
Published on Sep 8, 2015

The Future of Energy – English Documentary The Future Of Solar Energy

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Stocks Continue A Winning Streak; Dow Industrials Now Over 25,000 : The Two-Way : NPR

The Dow Jones industrial average closed above 25,000 Thursday for the first time.

Mark Lennihan/AP

The Dow Jones industrial average finished above 25,000 for the first time, as the long rally in stock prices showed no signs of letting up.

A strong report about hiring from payroll processor ADP helped push stocks higher. Financial stocks did especially well, and an increase in oil prices has benefited the energy sector.

The Dow finished the day at 25,075, a gain of 0.61 percent. Both the Nasdaq composite index and the Standard and Poor’s 500 index also finished at record highs.

Last year turned out to be the best for the market since 2013, with the Dow climbing more than 25 percent. It rose 4,000 points over the last 10 months.

“It was the first year in history where you saw every single month up,” said Liz Ann Sonders, chief investment strategist at Charles Schwab.

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Winter Storm Stresses Energy Infrastructures Along The East Coast : NPR

Louisiana Coastal Flooding: State Says Thousands Should Move : NPR

January 4, 20185:00 AM ET
Heard on All Things Considered

This story is a collaboration with Reveal, the Center for Investigative Reporting, and PRX. You can share your own experience with increased flooding here.

Every time it rains, Ollie Williams gets the boats ready. She keeps a small fiberglass canoe tied to the bottom of her front steps, a metal flatboat tied to the side of the house, paddles and life jackets at the ready.

Williams and her husband, Daniel, already raised their double-wide trailer up on wooden stilts, 13 feet in the air, so the inside stays dry. But when it rains, the yard can fill quickly with several feet of water, lifting the canoe up the tall steps out front.

If the storm is bad enough, the family grabs go-bags full of documents and photos and paddles to higher ground, where they’ve hopefully remembered to move the cars beforehand. Then they call family or friends for help.

“This is where we wanted to be forever,” says Ollie Williams. The couple grew up here, near Slidell, east of New Orleans, and they say flooding didn’t use to be this bad. “We wanted to build our home with our family, have memories.”

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Climate change: Fact or fiction? – Head to Head


Al Jazeera English

Published on May 16, 2016

Some scientists say the earth’s climate changes constantly and naturally, but the vast majority of them believe the current rise in global temperature is man-made, and could be catastrophic for the planet. But is all this but a case of extreme ‘climate alarmism’? Climate change sceptic Richard Lindzen is challenged on his view that concern about global warming is alarmist nonsense.

Climate Change Explained


The Daily Conversation
Published on Dec 2, 2015

A straightforward explanation of Climate Change: the heat from human emissions is roughly equal to exploding 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs every day. Historically, every time carbon dioxide levels increase in Earth’s atmosphere, the average surface temperature increases, ice melts, and the seas rise.

Should plant-based meat replace beef completely?


PBS NewsHour

Published on Dec 21, 2017

What’s the beef with beef? As plant-based meat startups try to chop the meat from our diets, beef is seen as bad for the land, air and the body. But that’s not the full story. Economics correspondent Paul Solman takes a closer look at the costs, pros and cons of our obsession with the mighty bovine.

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