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- Americans Continue to Eat Processed Meat Despite Serious Health Warnings June 26, 2019
- Trump EPA OKs ‘Emergency’ Use of Bee-Killing Pesticide on 13.9 Million Acres – EcoWatch June 26, 2019
- Giant Floating Solar Farms Could Make Fuel and Help Solve the Climate Crisis, Says Study – EcoWatch June 26, 2019
- Democrats Set to Square off in a City Under Siege by the Climate Crisis – EcoWatch June 26, 2019
- ‘Historic Moment’ for Indigenous People at Climate Talks, New Climate Leader Says – EcoWatch June 26, 2019
- Oregon Climate Bill: Senate President Says Democrats Won’t Move Forward : NPR June 26, 2019
- UN Expert Warns of ‘Climate Apartheid’ – EcoWatch June 26, 2019
- US child migrant detention: “Please, leave politics aside” June 26, 2019
- US child migrant detention: “Please, leave politics aside” – YouTube June 26, 2019
- Trump responds to Iran statement with Twitter tirade June 26, 2019
- Trump’s Goal, Strategy on Iran is Uncertain to Rep. Murphy June 26, 2019
- Trump’s Iran Sanctions Won’t Make Any Difference, Former Ambassador Hill Says June 26, 2019
- Are US sanctions against Iran working? June 26, 2019
- Iran tensions: Trump signs off new sanctions June 26, 2019
- Remarks by Charles Bastienne, Minister for Fisheries and Agriculture, Seychelles June 26, 2019
- SENSES scenario toolkit – Implementation and design June 26, 2019
- Modules in the SENSES Toolkit June 26, 2019
- Top US immigration official resigns amid uproar over child migrant detentions June 26, 2019
- European Countries Bake Under Early Summer Heat Wave June 26, 2019
- The Gambia June 26, 2019
- Why Puerto Rico is not a US state June 26, 2019
- Who really pays in a tariff war? – BBC News June 26, 2019
- Joe Biden could be “civil” with segregationists “because he shared their views” June 26, 2019
- Trita Parsi: Who are the doves in Trump’s cabinet? June 26, 2019
- Oregon Republicans Backed By Right-Wing Militias Flee State to Stall Vote on Historic Climate Bill June 26, 2019
- Mariam bint Mohamnmed Saeed Hareb al Muhair Minister for Future Food Security of UAE June 26, 2019
- New York Passes Nation’s Most Comprehensive Clean Energy Legislation in the Nation June 25, 2019
- Reparations Hearing: See Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Full Opening Statement | NBC New York June 25, 2019
- Ta-Nehisi Coates: Reparations Are Not Just About Slavery But Also Centuries of Theft & Racial Terror June 25, 2019
- Leory Chiao discusses China’s growing BeiDou satellite constellation June 25, 2019
- How did China lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty? June 25, 2019
- Ta-Nehisi Coates on Joe Biden: Better than Trump is a very low standard June 25, 2019
- Ta-Nehisi Coates on reparations and racist U.S. atrocities June 25, 2019
- “Somebody Is Going to Die”: Lawyer Describes Chaos, Illness & Danger at Migrant Child Jail i n Texas June 25, 2019
- 70 “Extinction Rebellion NYC” activists arrested blocking street outside NYT Building June 25, 2019
- Why Britain Didn’t Democratize Hong Kong June 25, 2019
- Our Children’s Trust 9th Circuit June 2019 June 25, 2019
- Extinction Rebellion | Climate Change June 24, 2019
- Extinction Rebellion: a week of protest in three minutes June 24, 2019
- Iran expert: Military confrontation is “inevitable” June 24, 2019
- Japanese-American Internment Survivors Protest Plan to Jail Migrant Kids At Fort Sill, a WWII Camp June 24, 2019
- Japanese-American internment survivors protest U.S. treatment of migrants June 24, 2019
- “Children are dying”: Law professor describes migrant detention center June 24, 2019
- Conservative Leadership Race: Boris Johnson exclusive interview – BBC News June 24, 2019
- Opposition candidate wins decisive victory in Istanbul re-run election in blow to Erdogan June 24, 2019
- Chaos In Midtown As XR Protestors Climb Buildings And Block Streets In New York City June 24, 2019
- Agriculture Department buries studies showing dangers of climate change June 24, 2019
- One of the Worst Man-Made Disasters in History June 24, 2019
- Arundhati Roy beautifully describes what she loves about India June 24, 2019
- Sanders dismisses idea of “limited strike” on Iran June 24, 2019
Daily Archives: November 28, 2018
Published on Aug 6, 2018
Improving #foodsecurity and #nutrition is critical to meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (#SDGs) – yet the world is not on track to meet #SDG2, ending #hunger and #malnutrition by 2030. How can we accelerate progress in transforming our agri-food systems to meet the needs of the hungry and malnourished?
In this video, IFPRI Director General Shenggen Fan outlines what “accelerating progress” means and how to achieve it.
To explore this urgent question, IFPRI and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have organized a global event:
“Accelerating the End of Hunger and Malnutrition” in Bangkok Nov. 28–30, 2018, bringing together decision makers, practitioners, researchers, and other stakeholders from around the world. Explore the conference website: http://bit.ly/ifprifaobangkok
Published on Nov 28, 2018
In support of the GP20 anniversary Plan of Action and campaign to bring internally displaced people out of the shadows, OCHA has launched a new campaign #InvisibleCitizens, to humanize and draw global attention to internally displaced people (IDPs).
While conflicts and crises have focused world attention on refugees and migrants, internal displacement is largely under-reported and virtually invisible in public media. Of the more than 65 million people forcibly displaced globally, almost 40 million of those are displaced within their countries of origin. The majority stay displaced for years, without finding durable solutions.
If internally displaced people do not cross an international border, they do not have access to the fundamental international protection mechanisms available to refugees and migrants.
Often forced to flee their homes without identity papers and other personal possessions, IDPs are particularly vulnerable. Those people affected often struggle to access basic humanitarian services such as education, healthcare or housing, and may face the same difficulties as hosting communities who themselves may be struggling to survive in a context of crisis.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Published on Nov 28, 2018
The foundation of Codex standards is sound scientific evidence. From the very beginning, the Codex Alimentarius has been a science-based activity. Experts and specialists in a wide range of disciplines have contributed to every aspect of the Codex Alimentarius to ensure that its standards withstand the most rigorous scientific scrutiny. Read more: www.codexalimentarius.org
Premiere in progress. Started 6 minutes ago
The Arctic may be free of ice for the first time in 10,000 years. Wadhams shows how sea ice is the ‘canary in the mine’ of planetary climate change. He describes how it forms and the vital role it plays in reflecting solar heat back into space and providing an ‘air conditioning’ system for the planet.
Prof. Peter Wadhams is the UK’s most experienced sea ice scientist, with 48 years of research on sea ice and ocean processes in the Arctic and the Antarctic. This has focused on expeditions and measurements in the field, which has involved more than 50 expeditions to both polar regions, working from ice camps, icebreakers, aircraft, and, uniquely, Royal Navy submarines (6 submerged voyages to the North Pole ). His research group in Cambridge has been the only UK group with the capacity to carry out fieldwork on sea ice.
He is Emeritus Professor of Ocean Physics and is the author of numerous publications on dynamics and thermodynamics of sea ice, sea ice thickness, waves in ice, icebergs, ocean convection and kindred topics. The current main topics of research in the group are sea ice properties, dynamics, and distributions in thickness and concentration. He is also a pioneer in the use of AUVs (autonomous underwater vehicles) under sea ice, using multibeam sonar to map bottom features, work which he has also been done from UK nuclear submarines.
He began his research career at the Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge University, where he rose to become Director. He moved to DAMTP in 2001. He has also held visiting professorships in Tokyo (National Institute of Polar Research), Monterey (US Naval Postgraduate School), Seattle (University of Washington) and La Jolla (Green Scholar at Scripps Institution of Oceanography).
He was the coordinator of several European Union Arctic flagship projects (ESOP, GreenICE, CONVECTION, and others) and is currently on the Steering Committee of the EU ICE-ARC project as well as a major US Office of Naval Research initiative in the Arctic. He served eight years on the Scientific Committee of the European Environment Agency and had served on panels of the National Academy of Sciences (USA).
In 1990 he received the Italgas Prize for Environmental Sciences, and he has also been awarded the Polar Medal (UK) (1987) and the W.S. Bruce Prize of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. As well as being Professor at Cambridge he is an Associate Professor at the Laboratoire d’Océanographie de Villefranche, run by Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, and is a Professor at the Università Politecnica Delle Marche, Ancona. He is a Member of the Finnish Academy and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.
His most recent book, “A Farewell to Ice”, documents the ways in which the retreat of sea ice in the Arctic generates feedbacks which impact the entire global climate system, accelerating the rate of warming, the rate of sea level rise, the emission of methane from the offshore, and the occurrence of weather extremes affecting food production. He contends that catastrophic consequences cannot be avoided without making an all-out effort to develop ways of directly capturing carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.
Democracy At Work
Published on Nov 26, 2018