Daily Archives: August 1, 2019

Why are ticks spreading to cities across Canada

CBC News: The National
Published on Aug 1, 2019

They may be incredibly small but ticks can cause some serious health issues. Cases of Lyme disease have doubled in Canada within a year. We look at the threat and tips you need to know to protect yourself.

Iran’s water crisis

FRANCE 24 English

Published on Jun 15, 2018

It’s an environmental issue that’s become a thorny political problem. Iran has been experiencing severe drought for several years. A growing population, increased water consumption and government mismanagement are all to blame. Scientists warn that if nothing is done, Iran could reach a state of extreme water stress by 2040. So will Iran’s drought be a catalyst for change? The Down To Earth team takes a closer look.

How Israel became a leader in water use in the Middle East

PBS NewsHour

Published on Apr 26, 2015

Over the past few years in Israel, the country’s water shortage has become a surplus. Through a combination of conservation, reuse and desalination, the country now has more water than it needs. And that could translate to political progress for the country in the Middle East, one of the most water-stressed regions in the world. NewsHour’s Martin Fletcher reports.

Can reparations help right the wrongs of slavery?

PBS NewsHour

Published on Aug 1, 2019

The first African slaves arrived in North America 400 years ago this month, landing at Jamestown in what’s now Virginia. Recently, the idea of paying reparations for the atrocity of slavery has been earning new attention, even making its way into 2020 presidential debates. Economics correspondent Paul Solman examines the question of whether a debt might be owed to generations of slave descendants.

Obamas visit Cape Coast Castle

Published on Jul 11, 2009

Obamas visit Cape Coast Castle

Africa: Obama speaks about slavery – Cape Coast Castle

Published on Jul 11, 2009

President Obama makes remarks after touring Cape Coast Castle. – July 11, 2009

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Promotes Climate Justice Proposal

Image Credit: CNN
Aug 01, 2019

At Wednesday evening’s Democratic presidential debate, Washington Governor Jay Inslee promoted his climate justice proposal, which would create a 10-year, $9 trillion investment plan to combat the climate crisis, with $1.2 trillion earmarked to help frontline communities build a green energy economy. The plan would also phase out U.S. fossil fuel production and end coal power by 2030. This is Governor Jay Inslee.

Gov. Jay Inslee: “If we make defeating the climate crisis the top priority of the United States, we will have a fighting chance to save ourselves and our children’s future. It has to be our top priority. My plan is one of national mobilization, quickly bringing 100% clean energy to Americans, creating 8 million good union jobs.”