Daily Archives: July 3, 2020

Climate change in the desert | DW Documentary

DW Documentary

Published on Jun 30, 2020

Climate change is leaving its mark on Morocco’s oases, too. Sandstorms are becoming more and more frequent, groundwater levels are sinking and palm trees are shrivelling up and dying. An age-old way of life is in danger.

Halim Sbai says an oasis really is a paradise. But drought and desertification are now taking their toll on oases like M’hamid El Ghizlane in southeastern Morocco where he grew up. The survival of a whole region is at stake. Over hundreds of kilometers between the Anti-Atlas mountains and the Sahara desert there is one palm-fringed oasis after the next. Close to two million people live in these settlements. Up to now, many earned their living by harvesting dates from the palm trees. But this is proving more and more difficult. Decreasing and irregular rainfall is having a devastating impact on the trees and their yields.

Halim Sbai is planting new palm trees and preserving as much precious water as he can in a bid to keep the oasis of M’hamid El Ghizlane and the region’s traditional way of life alive. Up to now, he has also been supplementing his income with earnings from tourism. Global warming could put an end to all this.

Why Texas is seeing a coronavirus surge – BBC News

BBC News

Published on Jul 3, 2020

For months, the state was doing well. Cases were low and the economy had just reopened.

Now, it’s one of the most recent coronavirus hotspots in the United States, seeing upwards of 6,000 new cases every day and hospitals are reaching capacity.

Why the sudden surge?

Video by Angélica M Casas, Chelsea Bailey and Franz Strasser

Rev. Dr. Barber: What July 4th Means For People of Color & Immigrants | NowThis

NowThis News

Published on Jul 3, 2020

‘This Fourth of July is yours, not mine.’ — Rev. Dr. Barber shares what July Fourth means for people of color and immigrants

US 4th of July celebrations: A disaster in the making? | Coronavirus Update

DW News

Published on Jul 3, 2020

The US has recorded a record jump in coronavirus cases for the second day in a row with over 53,000, daily infections as the country gears up for the 4th of July Independence Day weekend. With many US States re-imposing restrictions among the steep rise in cases, this year’s celebrations may be more muted. After Covid-19 rose steadily to begin with, the curve flattened and cases levelled off and even dropped from the end of April to mid-June. But with the widening easing of lockdown restrictions, new infections have shot up again

Bad Bacteria and Adaptive Immunity

University of California Television (UCTV)

Published on Jul 3, 2020

Interactive immune systems are at the center of cancer and other diseases. In this excerpt Dr. Matthew Krummel explores how the immune system recognizes and remembers harmful bacteria. [Show ID: 36149] Watch the Entire Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9WMf…

Please Note: Knowledge about health and medicine is constantly evolving. This information may become out of date.

Noam Chomsky: Democracy Is a Threat to Any Power System

The Nation

Published on Mar 25, 2015

To mark The Nation’s 150th anniversary, John Nichols was joined in conversation by the eminent radical intellectual Noam Chomsky at the Tucson Festival of Books in Arizona on March 15. Discussing issues ranging from media accountability and voter participation, to money in politics and income inequality, Chomsky offered insight into the greatest challenges of our time.

“The race towards disaster is being carried out with almost euphoric intensity,” said Chomsky. Chomsky maintains that meaningful change requires a democratic awakening. “Democracy is a threat to any power system,” he said.

Planet Earth Takes a Breather

RT America

Published on Jul 3, 2020

Holland Cooke, The Big Picture, RT America, Brian Keane, SmartPower, COVID-19, Coronavirus, Venice dolphins, social distancing, environmental impact, global warming, climate change, OperationsInc, David Lewis, commuter traffic, carbon emissions, green energy, Puerto Rico, hurricane season

Brad Meltzer’s Decoded: The Declaration of Independence | Full Episode | History


Published on Jul 3, 2020

The Declaration of Independence is the founding document of American Democracy. Could it contain hidden messages from our nation’s forefathers intended to be discovered years later? In Season 2, Episode 2, “Declaration of Independence.”

Colson Whitehead: A Story of Racism in America

The Agenda with Steve Paikin

Streamed live 116 minutes ago

The author of the 2020 Pulizer Prize-winning “The Nickel Boys,” a novel set in the Jim Crow-era of racial segregation, talks about growing up Black in America and why he chose this time in history as the setting for his story. Then, Eastern Ontario Hubs journalist David Rockne Corrigan discusses how gig economy workers fared during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Untold History of Mount Rushmore: A KKK Sympathizer Built Monument on Sacred Lakota Land

Democracy Now!

Published on Jul 2, 2020

As tribal governments call on President Trump to cancel his Mount Rushmore Independence Day celebration, we look at why Native Americans have long pushed for the removal of the monument carved into the sacred Black Hills and designed by a sculptor with ties to the Ku Klux Klan. “This place is very, very sacred to our people,” says Nick Tilsen, president and CEO of the NDN Collective. “Stealing our land and then carving the faces of four white men who were colonizers, who committed genocide against Indigenous people, is an egregious act of violence.”