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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: September 29, 2018
A look at one of the family homes of Edwin and Megan Curry flooded by the Lumber River in Lumberton, N.C., Tuesday, September 18, 2018. (Credit: Eamon Queeney/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Insured losses from Florence are likely between $2.8 and $5 billion.
Kyla Mandel Sep 25, 2018, 10:30 am
More than 51,000 homes were hit by the storm surge that came with Hurricane Florence, which hit the Carolinas as a Category 1 storm. But as researchers found, 1 in 5 of these homes — which saw water cover more than a quarter of their property — were damaged due to sea level rise.
Comparing today’s sea level to 1970 data, researchers concluded that some 11,000 homes hit by Florence would not have been impacted had sea levels remained stable. But since 1970, seas have risen by about 6 inches — meaning that the damage experienced by 20 percent of homes can be linked to this increase.
And with climate change, according to the Army Corps of Engineers’ projection, if seas rise by a further 15 inches (more than a foot) by 2050, the same storm surge as experienced with Florence would have double the impact, putting an estimated 102,000 homes at risk.
Planned shake-up at EPA would make scientists more vulnerable to political inter ference, critics say – ThinkProgress
The EPA flag flies at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. CREDIT: Robert Alexander/Getty Images
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to combine the agency’s two science offices into one, a move that critics contend is another example of the Trump administration trying to diminish the role of scientists at the agency.
Under the plan, the EPA’s Office of Science Policy and the Office of the Science Advisor would be merged into one entity, The Hill reported Thursday. The merger would downgrade the science advisor’s role by placing it into a position lower in the agency, according to experts.
The changes are occurring within the EPA’s Office of Research and Development (ORD) — the scientific research arm of the agency — and would combine the two science offices into into a single Office of Science Integration and Policy.
“By dissolving the science adviser’s office and putting it several layers down in ORD, that greatly accelerates the decay of science advice within the EPA administrator’s office,” Michael Halpern, deputy director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told Bloomberg News. “That kind of coordination is much more difficult to do if they’re buried down inside an office.”
Yale Law Students Protest Alum Brett Kavanaugh, Demand Investigation of Sexual Assault Allegations | Democracy Now!
September 27, 2018
Thousands of Yale students are protesting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in support of Deborah Ramirez, the Yale alumna who alleges that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her by thrusting his genitals in her face at a drunken dorm party when they were both freshmen. Kavanaugh is a graduate of both Yale University and the Yale Law School. More than 2,800 Yale women have signed a letter of support for Ramirez. On Monday, Yale Law School faculty canceled 31 classes to allow more than 260 of their students to join a protest in support of Ramirez. We speak with Yale Law School student Samantha Peltz, who helped organize the protests against Brett Kavanaugh. She says that Yale students will “continue speaking out, speaking to the press, until we feel there is a full and fair investigation.”
The Land Institute
Published on Oct 16, 2017
Brian Donahue, Brandeis University professor, author, farmer, former Land Institute staff, and current board member shapes a regionalized vision for active resettlement of the American countryside at the 2017 Prairie Festival.
Published on Sep 29, 2018
Robert Reich Explains why it is so important to vote this election. Watch More: What if Everyone Voted ►►https://youtu.be/FABvXpUpd8E
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Live coverage of the speakers at the 2018 Prairie Festival in Salina, KS.
Published on Sep 9, 2017
It can start before a hurricane even makes landfall. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Storm surge, or coastal flooding, tends to be the deadliest aspect of hurricanes. As wind from the storm pushes water onshore several feet above the normal tide, it can trap people in their homes, wash away entire houses, and make rescue missions harrowing and slow.
Published on Aug 31, 2018
For leaders like Trump and Putin, telling big lies isn’t about persuasion — it’s about power. Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO
At first glance, US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin seem to have wildly different communication styles. But what they share is a tendency to repeat big, obvious lies — a tactic researchers have dubbed the “firehose of falsehood.” Whether it’s lying about Russian troops in Crimea or falsely claiming millions of people voted illegally during the 2016 election, both leaders demonstrate a kind of shamelessness when it comes to telling and retelling big lies. And that’s because firehosing isn’t actually about persuasion. It’s about power.
Read the original “firehose of falsehood” report: https://www.rand.org/pubs/perspective…
Read more of Masha Gessen’s work at The New Yorker: https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-co…
Read more of Christopher Paul’s work at RAND: https://www.rand.org/about/people/p/p…
On Strikethrough, Vox producer Carlos Maza explores the challenges facing the news media in the age of Trump.