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- Liberia’s Johnson Sirleaf discouraged by COVID vaccine roll-out plan | Reuters January 21, 2021
- GRAIN | Digital control: how Big Tech moves into food and farming (and what it means) January 21, 2021
- Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman delivers a poem at Joe Biden’s inauguration January 21, 2021
- Cooling the Climate Mess with Soil and Water January 21, 2021
- Andhra Pradesh Community Managed Natural Farming January 21, 2021
- Why Soil Matters January 21, 2021
- Soil Solutions to Climate Problems – Narrated by Michael Pollan January 21, 2021
- Put carbon where it belongs… back in the soil January 21, 2021
- Soil carbon: with Walter Jehne January 21, 2021
- Walter Jehne – The Soil Carbon Sponge, Climate Solutions and Healthy Water Cycles January 21, 2021
- Five killed in blaze at plant of world’s biggest vaccine maker January 21, 2021
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — January 21, 2021 January 21, 2021
- The story of Trump’s last day and Biden’s inauguration – BBC News January 21, 2021
- 2021 Year for the Elimination of Child Labour – Kick-off event January 21, 2021
- Capitol Insurrection Highlights Increasing Radicalization of Right-Wing White Police Officers January 20, 2021
- Live: Explore a new Maritime Silk Road Museum in SE China 一起探访中 国首个大型海上丝绸之路博 物馆 January 20, 2021
- “Unmitigated Disaster”: Michael Eric Dyson on How Trump Turned White House into “Ful crum of Fascism” January 20, 2021
- Profiting from Pardons: Giuliani Aide Told CIA Whistleblower a Trump Pardon Would Cost $2 Million January 20, 2021
- Top U.S. & World Headlines — January 20, 2021 January 20, 2021
- WHO: Equitable Vaccine Distribution at ‘Serious Risk’ January 20, 2021
- Evangelical Christians in the USA | DW Documentary January 20, 2021
- Communicating Science (in a science-skeptical world) January 20, 2021
- Farewell Address of President Donald J. Trump January 20, 2021
- A Message from First Lady Melania Trump January 20, 2021
- George Conway: Hawley, Cruz ‘Disregard The Constitution’ For Own Political Agenda | All In | MSNBC – YouTube January 19, 2021
- Michael Cohen: N.Y. PROSECUTORS WILL BE THE “FIRST ON LINE” TO BRING “TRUMP AND FAMILY TO JUSTICE” January 19, 2021
- Trump’s final day as president January 19, 2021
- ‘The world was not prepared’: WHO interim pandemic report January 19, 2021
- Janet Yellen Urges Lawmakers To ‘Act Big’ To Revive Pandemic-Stricken Economy | Here & Now January 19, 2021
- Biden’s Coronavirus Relief Plan Includes Financial Support For Families, Businesses | Here & Now January 19, 2021
- How Past Presidents Said Farewell To The Nation | Here & Now January 19, 2021
- Farewell Address of President Donald J. Trump January 19, 2021
- King Boston January 19, 2021
- Occupied America: A Conversation with Donald Johnson January 19, 2021
- This Moment in Climate With Michael Mann and Leah Stokes January 19, 2021
- How big a problem is white supremacy in US police forces? | The Stream January 19, 2021
- Myles Allen, Kaya Axelsson, Sam Fankhauser & Steve Smith in conversation: “Net zero – why and how?” January 19, 2021
- Why Coal Country Elected Trump January 19, 2021
- Donald Trump diehards stay loyal in Montana’s ‘white man’s country’ | Anywhere but Washingto January 19, 2021
- How Donald Trump’s broken promises failed Ohio | Anywhere but Washington January 19, 2021
- Why the poorest county in West Virginia has faith in Donald Trump | Anywhere but Washington January 19, 2021
- Economic Update: Noam Chomsky on Prospects & Tasks as 2021 Begins January 19, 2021
- Carbon Containment Lab | Yale University January 19, 2021
- ‘What will you tell your children?’: Greta Thunberg blasts climate inaction at Davos January 19, 2021
- The Greta Thunberg Interview – BBC News – 27/06/2020 January 19, 2021
- GOLDENE KAMERA award speech of Greta Thunberg January 19, 2021
- Greta Thunberg Is Leading a Global Climate Movement January 19, 2021
- The disarming case to act right now on climate change | Greta Thunberg January 19, 2021
- Greta Thunberg on Averting a Climate Apocalypse | DAVOS 2020 January 19, 2021
- Defund the GOP January 19, 2021
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