Daily Archives: October 17, 2018

On brink of ‘worst famine in 100 years’ – BBC News

BBC News

Published on Oct 15, 2018

The United Nations is warning that 13 million people in Yemen are facing starvation. It’s calling on the military coalition, led by Saudi Arabia, to halt air strikes which are killing civilians, and contributing to what the UN says could become “the worst famine in the world in 100 years”. Yemen’s civil war began three years ago, when Houthi rebels, backed by Iran, seized much of the country, including the capital Sanaa. Saudi Arabia, backed by the US, the UK and France, is using air strikes and a blockade – in support of the internationally-recognised government. At least 10,000 people have been killed in the conflict and millions are displaced. Our international correspondent Orla Guerin, producer Nicola Careem and cameraman Lee Durant sent this report from Sanaa. It contains some distressing scenes.


Author Michael Lewis On ‘The Fifth Risk’ Within The Trump Administration

Published on Oct 4, 2018

World Livestock: Transforming the livestock sector through the SDGs

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Published on Oct 17, 2018

This video illustrates the interlinkages between the livestock sector and the SDGs. It introduces a global report published by FAO, which focuses on how the livestock sector contributes directly or indirectly to each of the SDGs. However, there are complex interactions and the achievement of some of the targets will conflict with the accomplishment of others.


Watch This Retired Admiral Destroy Ted Cruz’s Climate Myths

Climate Desk
Published on Dec 8, 2015

Yes on Measure G to Ban Fracking

Food & Water Watch
Published on Oct 16, 2018

Vote YES on Measure G this November 6th to protect our water, land and air by banning new future fossil fuel extraction and preventing fracking in San Luis Obispo County.

Factory Farm Webinar

Food & Water Watch
Published on Oct 17, 2018

Everyone deserves to trust that the food they eat is healthy. Moreover, clean water and a safe and vital environment is paramount to our health and to growing healthy food now and in the future. And for these reasons, as well as social ones, why we must ban factory farms.


Rising Sea Levels Putting New York City at Risk

Wall Street Journal
Published on Dec 30, 2011

If global warming melts the Earth’s ice caps, New York City could be awash in water. WSJ’s Robert Lee Hotz reports how a possible rise in sea levels is putting New York at risk and what engineers are proposing to protect the populous city.