Monthly Archives: August 2018

Reunifying Cyprus: Hopes and fears, 44 years on


FRANCE 24 English

Published on Aug 30, 2018

Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Barbed wire, checkpoints, abandoned buildings and military bases: all of these are common sights in Cyprus – a country that remains split in two, 44 years after the Turkish military invaded and occupied the north. In 2017, peace talks slated as the “best and last chance” by the United Nations, collapsed. Following President Anastasiades’ re-election in February of this year, our team travelled to Cyprus to unpick the biggest issues that could help, or hinder, the path to peace. We travel to both sides of the buffer zone to meet Members of the European Parliament, who tell us what they think Europe should be doing to help its third-smallest member state; as well as the outgoing foreign minister; the Greek Cypriot chief negotiator; Turkish Cypriot officials and citizens; gas experts involved in exploiting precious offshore reserves; and some of the 1,600 Russians who’ve been granted Cypriot nationality in the last decade under a new fast-track scheme. We bring you several reports during the show: “Reunification, what now?” by Luke Brown and Johan Bodin, “Is gas a game-changer for the future of a united Cyprus?” and “Russia: Welcome to Limassolgrad”, by Luke Brown.

FRANCE 24 English
Published on Aug 30, 2018

Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Barbed wire, checkpoints, abandoned buildings and military bases: all of these are common sights in Cyprus – a country that remains split in two, 44 years after the Turkish military invaded and occupied the north. In 2017, peace talks slated as the “best and last chance” by the United Nations, collapsed. Following President Anastasiades’ re-election in February of this year, our team travelled to Cyprus to unpick the biggest issues that could help, or hinder, the path to peace. We travel to both sides of the buffer zone to meet Members of the European Parliament, who tell us what they think Europe should be doing to help its third-smallest member state; as well as the outgoing foreign minister; the Greek Cypriot chief negotiator; Turkish Cypriot officials and citizens; gas experts involved in exploiting precious offshore reserves; and some of the 1,600 Russians who’ve been granted Cypriot nationality in the last decade under a new fast-track scheme. We bring you several reports during the show: “Turkish Cypriots: Europe or Erdogan?” by Luke Brown and “Citizens unite for Famagusta” by Raphaëlle Vivent and Guillaume Chamerat.

Mangroves: The Skin of Our Coasts

University of California Television (UCTV)
Published on Aug 29, 2018

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Scripps Oceanography’s Octavio Aburto examines how Mangroves, trees that form forests in the transition between land and sea, provide an essential habitat for a great diversity of plants and animals and why it is vital to put enormous efforts into understanding the value of mangrove ecosystems. Recorded on 06/12/2017. Series: “Jeffrey B. Graham Perspectives on Ocean Science Lecture Series” [8/2017] [Show ID: 32430]

Air pollution may cause reduction in intelligence, study finds

5 Reasons That Trump’s Big Coal Bailout Is A Bad Idea


NationalSierraClub
Published on Aug 20, 2018

The Trump Administration is trying to force taxpayers and electricity customers to spend tens of billions of dollars to bail out old, expensive coal and nuclear plants, instead of letting cheap, clean energy resources like solar and wind replace them. Act now to stop Trump by signing our petition and sharing this video.

Heading Beyond the Point-of-No-Return: National Carbon Policies, “Hothouse Earth” and the Crying Need for Global Leadership | EV & N – 284 | CCTV

http://ecoethics.net/2014-ENVRE120/20180826-EV&N-284-Link.html

https://www.cctvcambridge.org/node/582440

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With the collapse of American climate leadership and the revival of accelerated fossil fuel use, leadership is needed from China and India.

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Our Fights Ahead


NRDCflix
Published on Dec 11, 2017

The world changed in 2017. Donald Trump became president and went right to work dismantling some of our most critical environmental and public health protections. NRDC has been fighting back relentlessly, taking the administration to court again and again to enforce the laws and defend our wildlife, wildlands, and environment. See how you can join these fights and help make NRDC an unstoppable force for nature in 2018.

Hothouse Earth | World Wakes Up to Possible Climate Apocalypse


News18 Digital
Published on Aug 10, 2018

The 2018 summer has brought climate change to the centre of the world’s attention. When Southern Europe reached abnormal highs close to 44 degrees Celsius in August, alarm bells started ringing across Europe, and across the world. While continuing climate change is widely acknowledged, a new study has claimed that the Earth might be just decades away from an apocalyptic phenomenon called “Hothouse Earth”, that could threaten humanity’s very existence.