Daily Archives: February 16, 2020

Global CO2 Initiative at University of Michigan

University of Michigan Engineering

Aug 22, 2018

The Global CO2 Initiative aims to remove carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into useful products. “It’s the exact kind of ambition we need on the climate issue,” Katharine Mach, a research scientist at Stanford told Bloomberg. https://news.bloombergenvironment.com…

Baldwin-Buckley race debate still resonates 55 years on

PBS NewsHour  
Published on Feb 16, 2020

It has been 55 years since civil-rights activist, James Baldwin, and founder of the conservative National Review, William F. Buckley, Jr., met for a debate on race in America. That discussion and the lives of the two cultural giants are subjects of a new book, “The Fire is Upon Us.” Zachary Green spoke with author and political scientist Nicholas Buccola about how the debate’s still resonating.

This debate took place in Cambridge, England on 18 February 1965.

Three days later, on 21 February 1965, Malcolm X was assassinated.



UN chief on Sustainable Development and Climate Change (Islamabad, Pakistan)

United Nations

Feb 16, 2020

Remarks by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the issue of Sustainable Development and Climate Change. “I’m launching an urgent global call for #ClimateAction in Pakistan, one of the world’s most climate vulnerable countries” said Secretary-General Guterres. “We need far more ambition. Major emitting countries must lead the way. We are in a battle for our lives.” Remarks: http://bit.ly/3bIvnJy

Swarm Of Locusts DEVOUR Everything In Their Path | Planet Earth | BBC Earth

BBC Earth

Apr 10, 2017

Stunning footage of one of Planet Earth’s greatest spectacles, the swarm of the Desert Locust – Eggs that have remained in the ground for twenty years now begin to hatch. Considering that an adult Locust can eat its entire body weight everyday, it’s hardly surprising that a huge plague measuring 40 miles wide will devour everything in its path.



Moscow sees warmest winter in 130 years


Feb 16, 2020

It’s been an unusually mild winter in Moscow, which had its warmest December in more than 130 years. The New Year was snowless in the Russian capital, leading the government to truck in artificial snow over the holidays. In previous winters, the city would normally spend millions of dollars to remove snow.

Kenya suffers worst locust infestation in 70 years

CGTN Africa

Feb 8, 2020

Kenya is reeling from a locust invasion described as the worst in 70 years. And it appears there’s no end in sight. The government has deployed chemical spraying aircraft, but the locusts continue to devastate vegetation and farmland. The UN is appealing for 70 million dollars to tackle the problem but, as CGTN’s Robert Nagila reports, more challenges lie ahead.



ECOWAS health ministers meet over potential coronavirus spread

CGTN Africa

Feb 16, 2020
Ministers from the Economic Community of West African States have been holding a meeting in the Malian capital, Bamako, to discuss the potential spread of the coronavirus in the region. The ministers from the 15 ECOWAS members states also expressed appreciation and support for China over the steps taken to combat the COVID-19 virus. Chinese Ambassador to Mali Zhu Liying who addressed the meeting, pledged China’s support for the African continent in case of an outbreak.