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- African Dominion: A New History of Empire in Early and Medieval West Africa: Michael Gomez January 17, 2022
- African Kings and Black Slaves: Sovereignty and Dispossession in the Early Modern Atlantic (The Early Modern Americas): Herman L. Bennett, January 17, 2022
- White Malice: The CIA and the Covert Recolonization of Africa: Susan Williams January 17, 2022
- Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounter: A History of Meaning and Memory in Ghana: Sandra E. Greene January 17, 2022
- African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade: Volume 2, Essays on Sources and Methods: Alice Bellagamba, Sandra E. Greene, Martin A. Klein January 17, 2022
- African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade: Volume 1, The Sources:: Alice Bellagamba, Sandra E. Greene, Klein, Martin A. Klein, January 17, 2022
- West African Narratives of Slavery: Texts from Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Ghana: Sandra E. Greene January 17, 2022
- Slave Owners of West Africa: Decision Making in the Age of Abolition: Sandra E. Greene January 17, 2022
- A History of Indigenous Slavery in Ghana From the 15th to the 19th Century: Akosua Adoma Perbi January 17, 2022
- Kwame Akoto-Bamfo and Building Restorative Justice Across the African Diaspora – Monument Lab – Rachel Ama Asaa Engmann January 17, 2022
- Kwame Akoto-Bamfo: ‘You see the faces of our ancestors’ – BBC News January 17, 2022
- ‘India felt shockwaves too,’ reveals IMD: Why Tonga’s volcanic eruption was a big event | Explained January 17, 2022
- Hunga Tonga Volcano Eruption Update; The Island and its Volcano are Gone January 17, 2022
- Tonga volcano eruption damage unclear, communications cut off | DW News January 17, 2022
- Tonga calls for ‘immediate aid’ as another large eruption detected | Volcano January 17, 2022
- Tonga tsunami cuts off nearly all island communications – BBC News January 17, 2022
- How Do We Prevent Cancer, Heart Disease and Alzheimer’s? January 17, 2022
- Protesters in Nigeria say its in retaliation for xenophobic attacks in S. Africa January 17, 2022
- What Did Nigerians Do To Deserve The Xenophobic Attacks By South Africans? January 17, 2022
- Xenophobia Attack On Nigerians In South Africa January 17, 2022
- Exploring the History & Cultures of Ghana, Africa & The Atlantic World January 17, 2022
- The Wealth of Nations: Adam Smith January 17, 2022
- A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies: Bartolome de Las Casas, Nigel Griffin, Anthony Pagden January 17, 2022
- Atlantic History: A Critical Appraisal (Reinterpreting History: How Historical Assessments Change over Time): Jack P. Greene, Philip D. Morgan January 17, 2022
- Vandana Shiva Interviewed by Miguel Robles Forum on Traditional Medicine of Chiapas January 17, 2022
- How the Tonga volcano has been felt around the world January 17, 2022
- Tsunami cuts off communication with Tonga, extent of damage unknown January 17, 2022
- Tonga calls for ‘immediate aid’ after volcanic eruption, tsunami January 17, 2022
- Former Mali President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies aged 76 January 17, 2022
- Life And Death Really Does Boil Down To Food Choices That We Make – Kim Williams, MD January 16, 2022
- The internet of everything – Our relationship with the internet| DW Documentary January 16, 2022
- US races to meet climate goals under Paris Agreement January 16, 2022
- The Manuscripts and Intellectual Legacy of Timbuktu January 15, 2022
- Rachel Engmann, Hampshire College – The Archaeology of the Slaver in Eighteenth Cent ury Ghana – The Academic Minute January 15, 2022
- Ghana’s ‘Year of Return’ is emotional for descendants on both sides of t he slave trade | The World from PRX January 15, 2022
- 2018 African leader apologize for selling us into slavery….we want land in Africa January 15, 2022
- A professor with Ghanaian roots unearths a slave castle’s history — and he r own | The World from PRX January 15, 2022
- Boston Calling – 400 years – BBC Sounds January 15, 2022
- MLK Day, 4pm ET: Building Restorative Justice Across the African Diaspora with Kwame Akoto-Bamfo January 15, 2022
- President Obama in Ghana at the Cape Coast Dungeons – Parts 1&2 January 15, 2022
- Cape Coast Castle HD Tour January 15, 2022
- Christianborg Archaeological Heritage Project (CAHP) January 15, 2022
- Explore the Osu Castle with an official of the Museums and Monuments Board January 15, 2022
- Archaeological Excavation in Osu Castle, Accra-Ghana: Recounting Ghana’s History January 15, 2022
- Up-close with Prof. Ama Asaa Engmann. (PhD Stanford University) January 15, 2022
- “The Coming Coup”: Ari Berman on Republican Efforts to Steal Future Electi ons January 14, 2022
- Last Year’s Overall Climate Was Shaped by Warming-Driven Heat Extremes Around th e Globe – Inside Climate News January 14, 2022
- “Who We Are”: New Film Chronicles History of Racism in America Amid Grow ing Attack on Voting Rights January 14, 2022
- John Nichols on How “Coronavirus Criminals & Pandemic Profiteers” Hurt World’s Res ponse to COVID-19 January 14, 2022
- Long-term global warming fuels extreme weather, analysis shows January 14, 2022
Daily Archives: February 16, 2018
A public platform for the exchange of news and views about the climate change challenges facing Boston, Massachusetts and the surrounding areas of New York, New England and the Gulf of Maine. This is one of a series of programs produced by the Citizen-Science Online Learning Initiative (CSOLI).
See related 2018 lecture/discussion course on Boston’s Climate Vulnerability and its supporting resource and reference material at:
Harvard Extension School
Published on Jun 23, 2010
Professor Jack Spengler pays homage to two key leaders in conservation and discusses how “local” communities are defined today and Harvard’s role in using its resources to benefit them. Spengler is the Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation at Harvard and director of the Extension School’s Graduate Program in Sustainability and Environmental Management. Part 1 of 11. Harvard Extension School Centennial Environmental panel: Sustaining our Earth’s Ecosystems April 14, 210 On-campus and online environmental studies courses at Harvard Extension School cover sustainability, environmental management, climate change, public health, green business, and more. We also have a Sustainability and Environmental Management Graduate Program and a sustainability certificate. Visit http://www.extension.harvard.edu for details.
Yes, this really happened Tuesday in Fort Belknap, Montana, thanks to Chinook winds causing the temperature to rise from an early-morning low of minus 37 degrees to an afternoon high of 45 degrees, a temperature change of 82 degrees in less than 24 hours. Fort Belknap is in northern Montana, about 135 miles northeast of Great Falls.
At a Glance
- The temperature in Fort Belknap, Montana, rose 82 degrees from the morning low (minus 37) to the afternoon high (45 degrees).
- Chinook winds were the cause of the drastic temperature change.
- Other incredible temperature swings have occurred in past years, mainly in the Plains and High Plains.
Feb 13, 2018
In West Virginia, lawmakers are under fire for ordering the removal of a citizen from the state Capitol, after she called out the names of state politicians who’ve accepted campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry. Lissa Lucas was speaking Friday during a public comment session at the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee.
Lissa Lucas: “The people who are going to be speaking in favor of this bill are all going to be paid by the industry, and the people who are going to be voting on this bill are also often paid by the industry. For example—and I have to keep it short, simply because the public only gets a minute 45, while lobbyists can throw a gala at the Marriott, with whisky and wine, and talk for hours to the delegates. So, to keep it short, on the Judiciary Committee, Charlotte Lane, about $10,000 from gas and oil interests, including AEP, Marathon, FirstEnergy, Dominion, EQT—and I could go on.”
As Lucas listed the names of other lawmakers who’ve received campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry, Republican committee chair John Shott had her microphone cut and ordered her to be physically removed.
In the South Pacific, the island nation of Tonga was left devastated Monday after a major cyclone made landfall, leveling homes, flooding neighborhoods and flattening the kingdom’s Parliament building. Tropical Cyclone Gita arrived Monday evening with winds of 145 miles per hour—far higher than forecasters had predicted. The storm made landfall as a new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences finds sea level rise due to human-driven climate change is happening now, as ice from Antarctica and Greenland melts at an accelerated rate. The report found sea levels have risen by an average of nearly 3 inches over the past quarter-century. The storm in Tonga is the worst in more than 60 years.
President Trump unveiled his $4.4 trillion budget plan Monday, proposing deep cuts to education, healthcare and social safety net programs—while massively increasing the Pentagon’s budget.
Trump’s plan would slash the Department of Education’s budget by more than 10 percent. It would sharply reduce income-based student loan repayment plans, while ending the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.
Trump’s budget would cut more than $17 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program—or SNAP—barring food stamp recipients from buying fresh fruit and vegetables, and instead providing only a boxed food delivery program. The budget would also phase out federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which supports public and community radio and TV stations.
This comes as McClatchy reports the Trump administration is considering a plan that would not only impose work requirements for Medicaid enrollees, but which would also put a lifetime limit on adults’ access to Medicaid.
Meanwhile, Trump’s budget would see a 13 percent rise in spending on weapons and war, bringing the Pentagon’s budget to $686 billion. The administration says its plan would add $7.1 trillion to U.S. budget deficits over the next decade, though many economists say that number relies on rosy projections. The budget comes less than two months after Trump signed into law one of the largest tax cuts in U.S. history—one that overwhelmingly favors the wealthiest Americans.
America Abroad February 06, 2018
When is leaking documents and revealing secrets worth the potential security risks? This hour, we’ll talk about when document leaks are legal, when they are morally justified, and when they aren’t — how, at times, they’ve put lives in danger.
We’ll look at the balance of protecting national security versus freedom of the press and the responsibility of journalists once they obtain leaked documents.
Beyond our borders, we’ll look at the extraordinary measures China takes to suppress secrets; how Finland is grappling with its first major leak; and how military leaders in Pakistan may have used a leak for their own political advantage. Finally we’ll examine what it takes for a leaked document to ignite a political movement.
Featuring interviews with:
Gen. Michael Hayden – former director of the CIA and NSA
Jameel Jaffer – executive director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University
RB Brenner – director of the journalism school at the University of Texas, Austin
Heather Conley – director of the Europe Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Hardy Merriman – president of the International Center on Nonviolent Conflict.
Juan Zarate – former deputy national security advisor under President George W. Bush