Daily Archives: July 5, 2018

Declaration of Independence document found – BBC News

BBC News

Published on Jul 3, 2018

One of the most important documents in American history has been rediscovered. The United States of America declared independence from the British Empire on July 4 1776. Only two parchment manuscripts of The Declaration of Independence remain. One is housed in the National Archives in Washington DC and the other has been gathering dust in the archives at West Sussex County Council in Chichester. Video Journalist: Ben Moore

Large scale restoration for small scale farming in Africa’s Great Green Wall programme

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Published on Jul 4, 2018

http://www.fao.org/in-action/action-a… The successful approach of FAO’s Action Against Desertification programme to large-scale restoration is making degraded drylands productive again for small-scale farming, and providing economic opportunities in the Sahel region where migration has become a tradition. Key elements of the approach include consultation with village communities for their selection of species and needs for restoration; Planting the right species in the right place and at the right period in the rainy season; Use of quality native woody and herbaceous fodder seeds; Managing natural regeneration of species and planted areas through village management committees; Updating a species database for gene pool traceability, monitoring and for future uses of data and information. These efforts are now being expanded to all Great Green Wall countries. This restoration success shows that land degradation around the Sahara is not yet irreversible.

What Makes this Historical Moment so Urgent?


Published on Jul 4, 2018

Paul Jay talks about the unique urgency of our current situation.

Wildfires Grow in Colorado, California Amid Drought Conditions + Heat Records Broken Globally, with 2018 Among the Hottest Years Ever

Jul 05, 2018

In Colorado, the third-largest fire in the state’s recorded history continues to grow near Fort Garland, in the southern part of the state. The Spring Fire has so far consumed more than 100 homes and led to the evacuation of more than 2,000 people. In Northern California, warm temperatures and strong winds have fueled a fast-moving fire in rural Yolo County.


Heat Records Broken Globally, with 2018 Among the Hottest Years Ever

Jul 05, 2018

The fires come amid a sustained drought in parts of the western United States and as temperature records continued to tumble around the world. In Montreal, Canada, at least 12 people have died during a heat wave that’s seen the city post its highest temperature in recorded history—98 degrees. In Central Asia, Armenia’s capital posted a high of 108 degrees, while Tbilisi, Georgia, reached 105 degrees—breaking records for both cities, while southern Russia baked under record heat. And last week, a city in eastern Oman recorded the hottest low temperature ever observed—with sweltering overnight heat that bottomed out at 109 degrees. The scorching temperatures come as climate scientists say 2018 is on track to become one of the planet’s hottest years on record—possibly surpassing the past three years, which were the hottest ever recorded.

Fowler Clark Epstein Farm Ribbon Cutting

Boston City TV
Published on Jul 5, 2018

Mayor Walsh cuts the ribbon for the newly restored Fowler Clark Epstein Farm. The community is brought together in celebration.

Noam Chomsky – The Alternative to Capitalism

A New Politics for an Age of Crisis | George Monbiot

Addressing human-wildlife conflict important to achieving SDG 2: Zero Hunger