Daily Archives: July 17, 2019

Congo Ebola outbreak, a global health emergency

Associated Press

Published on Jul 17, 2019

Ebola outbreak in Congo declared international health emergency after more than 1,600 deaths. (July 17)

Inhofe Speaks on Senate Floor about Environmental Success Under President Trump

Senator Jim Inhofe

Published on Jul 17, 2019
Published on Jul 17, 2019 Senator Jim Inhofe

Published on Jul 17, 2019

Keith Cowing on China’s Space Program

CGTN America
Published on Jul 17, 2019

China’s Tiangong-2 space lab is expected to return to earth this week. The lab was carried into orbit in September 2016. CGTN’s Mike Walter spoke with Keith Cowing for more on China’s Space Program. Cowing is an Editor at NASAWatch.com.

The Fight Against Ebola (Full Length)

Published on Oct 9, 2014

Published on Oct 9, 2014

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa began in Guinea in December 2013. From there, it quickly spread to Liberia and Sierra Leone. Cases also appeared in Senegal and Nigeria, and there was another outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Today, Liberia is at the center of the epidemic, with more than 3,000 cases of infection. About half of them have been fatal.

As President Barack Obama announced that he would be sending American military personnel to West Africa to help combat the epidemic, VICE News traveled to Monrovia to spend time with those on the front lines of the outbreak.

DR Congo struggles to contain Ebola outbreak nearly one year on

FRANCE 24 English

Published on Jul 12, 2019

WHO declares Congo Ebola outbreak international emergency

CBC News: The National
Published on Jul 17, 2019

The World Health Organization has deemed the Ebola outbreak in Congo a public health emergency of international concern.

The Land of Dreams and Drought

Climate One

Streamed live 2 hours ago
Cycles of drought and rain have shaped California life since John Steinbeck’s writing seared the state’s water woes into national consciousness. Amplified by climate change, California and other western states now experience regular weather whiplash, careening between record drought and rainfall every few years.

In his new book The Dreamt Land: Chasing Water and Dust Across California, author Mark Arax reveals the tumultuous history behind the myth of abundance in the Golden State. LA Times reporter Diana Marcum and water expert Faith Kearns explore the complex intersections between drought, climate change, and life in rural California. Can a decades-old distribution system meet the water needs of the future? Will redirecting rivers, drilling deeper wells, and building higher dams quench California’s demand for water? How will the state’s robust agricultural economy — one that produces two-thirds of the country’s produce and nuts year-round — survive the next record-breaking drought?

Join us for a conversation about living the California dream in a drought-prone state.

RAN Fast Facts: Borneo

Rainforest Action Network
Published on Aug 27, 2014

Get the facts!

Study sets record straight on Sino-African ties

Published on Jul 17, 2019

For decades, China has been Africa’s largest trading partner, with deep ties in trade, investment, infrastructure and financing. But, some critics describe China’s presence in Africa as a form of “neo-colonialism.” There were narratives that demonized China’s presence in Africa – accusations of ensnaring African countries in the so-called debt trap, launching infrastructure projects that only employ Chinese workers, and complaints of little pay and lack of skill training. But reports of the real situation on the ground, based on factual studies in recent years, reveal true stories behind Sino-African relations. One of the most comprehensive reports was led by a professor from the University of London, which set the record straight.

BBC Empire – Episode 4 Making a Fortune Jeremy Paxman

Jonathan Thomas
Published on Aug 29, 2014

Jeremy Paxman continues his personal account of Britain’s empire, looking at how the empire began as a pirates’ treasure hunt, grew into an informal empire based on trade and developed into a global financial network. He travels from Jamaica, where sugar made plantation owners rich on the backs of African slaves, to Calcutta, where British traders became the new princes of India.

Jeremy then heads to Hong Kong, where British-supplied opium threatened to turn the Chinese into a nation of drug addicts – leading to the brutal opium wars, in which Britain triumphed and took the island of Hong Kong as booty.

Unfair trading helped spark the independence movement in India, led by Mahatma Gandhi; in a former cotton spinning town in Lancashire, Jeremy meets two women who remember Gandhi’s extraordinary visit in 1931.