The World Food Program and other aid agencies are warning that millions of people across Africa could struggle to feed themselves because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Kenya is one of the many African countries with a coronavirus lockdown and its food supply chain has also been affected by the pandemic
As protests continue across the U.S., President Donald Trump readies a “law and order” re-election campaign, while prominent Republican Colin Powell backs the Democratic candidate Joe Biden for president
The national uprising ignited by the murder of George Floyd has cast a spotlight on the country’s embedded, institutional racism, including the fraught relationship between environmentalism and communities of color. Air pollution, severe weather and the economic upheaval brought on by climate change impacts black and minority communities first and worst, yet their voices are often left out of policy responses and market solutions. How can we amplify and advocate for leaders of color in the fight against climate change? What can allies do to create a green movement that is inclusive and actively anti-racist?
Join us for a conversation with Mustafa Santiago Ali, vice president of environmental justice at the National Wildlife Federation, Robert Bullard, distinguished professor of urban planning and environmental policy at Texas Southern University and winner of the 2019 Stephen Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication, and Glynda Carr, President and CEO of Higher Heights for America
As people around the world face new realities amid the deadly COVID-19 pandemic, FRONTLINE, the acclaimed PBS investigative outlet, has launched a new audio series called “Covering Coronavirus,” revealing the personal and profound stories from the front lines of the historic outbreak.
More of our man-made carbon emissions to date have come from land mismanagement and the resulting loss of soil carbon than from burning fossil fuels. The good news is that we know how to remove that atmospheric carbon and store it back into the soils where it belongs, by harnessing the power of nature. Biodiversity for a Livable
Climate is a Boston area- based non-profit aimed at fulfilling this mission. www.bio4climate.org
Tens of thousands of people have taken part in more anti-racism protests across the UK — with the statue of a 17th century slave trader pulled down in Bristol and dumped in the River Avon.
The monument to Edward Colston had stood in the city centre for more than a century. Protests took place in several other parts of the UK, with thousands of people gathering at the US Embassy in London.
The demonstrations follow the killing of George Floyd by US police in Minnesota, which has led to mass protests across the United States.
The young organisers of today’s protests in the UK told the BBC they are the generation to bring about real change. In the past fortnight the Black Lives Matter hashtag has been used 40 million times on social media – and many people have shared their experiences of racism.
Mishal Husain presents BBC News at Ten reports from Jon Kay in Bristol, Chi Chi Izundu, Rianna Croxford, Home Editor Mark Easton and Aleem Maqbool in Washington
Rachel Maddow looks at the disturbing development in Washington, D.C. in which federal police are amassing with insignia, badges, nameplates or other identifying markings, risking confusion for civilians but also raising questions about what is behind the creation of this force. Aired on 6/5/2020.
Welcome to Transition Studies. To prosper for very much longer on the changing Earth humankind will need to move beyond its current fossil-fueled civilization toward one that is sustained on recycled materials and renewable energy. This is not a trivial shift. It will require a major transition in all aspects of our lives.
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