Daily Archives: November 12, 2019

What Would Happen To The World’s Food Supply If Bees Went Extinct?

Science Insider

Nov 12, 2019

Bees pollinate more than a third of the world’s crops. So what would happen if they went extinct? For one, it would likely halve the number of fruits and vegetables on supermarket shelves. Plus, it could drastically alter the food chain, starting with insects and other animals that depend on the plants that bees pollinate.

EPA to Restrict Scientific Research Used to Write Public Health Regulations

Nov 12, 2019

The Environmental Protection Agency plans to restrict the scientific research that the federal government uses to write new public health regulations. That’s according to The New York Times, which obtained a draft of new EPA proposals that stipulate scientists would have to disclose their raw data — including confidential medical records — in order for the EPA to even consider an academic study’s conclusions. Scientists say these measures would make it far more difficult for the agency to issue new clean air and water rules.

Ralph Reed: Christians ‘morally correct’ in backing Trump

RT America

Nov 12, 2019

Faith and Freedom Coalition head Ralph Reed joins Larry for a discussion about the evangelical community’s support for President Trump’s policies.

Bolton Slams Trump, Suggests Foreign Policy Guided By Personal Interest | Andrea Mitchell | MSNBC

MSNBC

Nov 12, 2019

Former national security adviser John Bolton derided President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law during a private speech last week and suggested his former boss’ approach to U.S. policy on Turkey is motivated by personal or financial interests, several people who were present for the remarks told NBC News. Aired on 11/12/19.

How Bolsonaro’s election intensified anti-indigenous violence in Brazil

Democracy Now!

Nov 12, 2019

In Brazil, at least 135 indigenous people have been killed since 2018, when far-right President Jair Bolsonaro was elected. Filmmaker Petra Costa, whose documentary “The Edge of Democracy” examines the re-emergence of authoritarianism in Brazil, says there needs to be more international pressure on the Bolsonaro government to protect the Amazon rainforest. She says the intensifying violence by loggers and miners is part of “a savage, unregulated capitalism” that has no regard for indigenous rights or environmental stewardship. She also sounds the alarm on the rise in police violence against poor communities in Rio de Janeiro, which she says has a higher rate of police killings now than even the United States. “That is kind of a state-led genocide that is happening in Brazil at this moment,” Costa says.

Robert Stavins discusses the status of the Paris Climate Accord

CGTN America

Nov 12, 2019

CGTN’s Karina Huber sat down with Harvard University Professor Robert Stavins to discuss the status of the Paris Climate Accord.

Toxic Chemicals Found In Nearly Everyone’s Blood

Published on Nov 12, 2019
Toxic “Forever” chemicals that don’t break down are being found in almost everyone’s blood.