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- Myths underlie Africa’s Green Revolution April 20, 2021
- Sen. Markey and Rep. Ocasio-Cortez Reintroduce Green New Deal April 20, 2021
- Noam Chomsky: On Power and Ideology | The New School April 20, 2021
- 2014 “Noam Chomsky”: Why you can not have a Capitalist Democracy! April 20, 2021
- Most Schooling Is Training for Stupidity and Conformity – Noam Chomsky on Education April 20, 2021
- Wendell Berry – Kentucky Arts And Letters Day 2019 April 20, 2021
- Mary Berry reads an excerpt from her father Wendell Berry’s essay “Solving for Pattern” – YouTube April 20, 2021
- “Solving For Pattern” by Wendell Berry – Excerpt IV – Read by Mary Berry April 20, 2021
- Message by Ursula von der Leyen on the occasion of the G20 Health Summit (CSO event) April 20, 2021
- Building A Net-Zero, Nature-Positive Economy (Option 1) | DAVOS AGENDA 2021 April 20, 2021
- Chad’s president Idriss Déby dies ‘in clashes with rebels’, army says – BBC New April 20, 2021
- NASA helicopter makes history with flight on Red Planet April 19, 2021
- CLIMATE EQUITY & INNOVATION April 19, 2021
- Could climate change force a billion people to move? | The Stream April 19, 2021
- John Thornton, ‘Religion, the Kingdom of Kongo and The Slave Trade’ | The Hutchins Center for African & African American Research April 19, 2021
- Cape Town Wildfires Ravage South African Countryside as Firefighters Tackle the Blaze April 19, 2021
- Fire burned Rhodes Memorial restaurant near Cape Town South Africa 18.04.2021 April 19, 2021
- Exclusive audio extract of Life on Earth by David Attenborough | #FirstChapterFridays April 19, 2021
- 54th session of the Commission on Population and Development, CPD54 April 19, 2021
- Living On Ghana’s Largest Toxic E-Waste Scrapyard (Reggie Yates Documentary) | Real Stories April 19, 2021
- Cape Town Suffers Harshest Drought In A Century April 19, 2021
- Slavery routes – a short history of human trafficking (2/4) | DW Documentar y April 18, 2021
- Slavery routes – a short history of human trafficking (1/4) | DW Documentary April 18, 2021
- Slavery routes – a short history of human trafficking (3/4) | DW Documentary April 18, 2021
- Antarctica: A message from another planet | DW Documentary April 18, 2021
- Climate change in the Antarctic | DW Documentary April 18, 2021
- Slavery routes – a short history of human trafficking (4/4) | DW Documentary April 18, 2021
- Slaves in Italy? | DW Documentary April 18, 2021
- Table Mountain fire erupts in Cape Town, forces evacuation at nearby campus April 18, 2021
- Arctic Amplification Connections to Extreme Weather Events – Complexities Abound: 2 of 2 April 18, 2021
- Coronavirus-related deaths top three million worldwide April 18, 2021
- Arctic Amplification Connections to Extreme Weather Events – Complexities Abound: 2 of 2 April 18, 2021
- Pregnant women in Kenya opt to deliver babies at home due to COVID-19 April 18, 2021
- Kenyan companies explore ways to harness geothermal heat April 18, 2021
- Alexander Zaitchik: How Bill Gates Is Protecting Big Pharma Profits April 18, 2021
- How climate change affects Florida April 18, 2021
- The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution: Frank White April 18, 2021
- The Overview Effect: Freethink@Harvard April 18, 2021
- Astronaut describes seeing sunrise from Space for first time April 18, 2021
- After the Green Revolution Who “Owns” Agriculture? The Fatal Mistake of Misplaced Market Metaphors | EV & N 386 | CCTV April 18, 2021
- Midday Science Cafe- Adapting to Change: The Future of California’s Water- E nergy Nexus April 17, 2021
- Egypt’s Dam Problem: The Geopolitics of the Nile April 17, 2021
- Explained | World’s Water Crisis | FULL EPISODE | Netflix April 17, 2021
- Full Frame: China -U.S. Relations with Max Baucus April 17, 2021
- A68: Iceberg that became a social media star melts away – BBC News April 17, 2021
- Outsourcing Empire: How Company-States Made the Modern World: J. C. Sharman, Professor Andrew Phillips April 17, 2021
- On Contact: Securing Democracy with Glenn Greenwald April 17, 2021
- How Climate Change will affect businesses in the U.S. April 17, 2021
- A Testament of Hope – A Celebration of Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. April 17, 2021
- Take a look at modern agriculture in Xinjiang April 16, 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