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Connect The Dots – NAFTA Update with Friends of the Earth – 05.09.18

NAFTA Update with Friends of the Earth: Listen to William Waren, Senior Trade Policy Analyst at Friends of the earth discusses the health and environmental problems with the proposed new NAFTA and how we can take action— with Alison Rose Levy. Download this episode (right click and save)

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Replenish Me – 03.08.18

Tanika Mason is a Confidence Embodiment Coach who believes that success starts from cultivating confidence from within. The Founder of Uninhibited U, she choreographs bad ass routines, life and business plans and strategies for her clients that help them embody their inner, sexy, bold confidence and unleash it into the world so that they can take courageous action in turning …

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TOM PHILPOTT – Hurricane Matthew Killed Millions of Farm Animals in North Carolina

Rivers in eastern North Carolina, still swollen from Hurricane Matthew’s downpours, are flooding a region that teems with hog and poultry farms. As many as 5 million chickens and turkeys had already died as of Wednesday, Reuters reports. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality has so far not released an estimate of hog deaths, but they could be steep. …

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Nika Knight – Scientists Say Expect More 1,000-Year Events Like Louisiana Flood

Parts of Louisiana’s disastrous, ongoing flooding has been upgraded by meteorologists to once-in-1,000-years rainfall, with other areas classified as 500-year and 100-year events, nola.com reported Monday, as scientists warn that such storms are growing more and more frequent as the planet heats up. “On Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is set to classify the Louisiana disaster as the eighth flood considered to be a once-in-every-500-years event to …

Eric Roston – Forget Tornadoes. Rain Bombs Are Coming for Your Town

Evidence shows that the sky is coming down on our heads—the watery part of it, anyway, in larger and larger cascades. It’s largely our own fault. The past two months have seen some doozies just in the U.S. The Empire State Building was struck by lightning twice on Monday during a storm that brought an inch of rain down in what felt …

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Warmest June on record for the contiguous U.S.

The June temperature for the contiguous U.S. was 71.8°F, or 3.3°F above the 20th century average, surpassing the previous record of 71.6°F set in 1933. The year-to-date (January-June) temperaturewas 50.8°F, 3.2°F above the 20th century average, making it the third warmest on record. The June precipitation total for the contiguous U.S. was 2.46 inches, 0.47 inch below the 20th century average, the 14th driest on record. Record flooding devastated …

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Tim Radford – Higher sea levels and diminishing deposits of estuary silt will endanger the survival of many mangrove forests across the Pacific Ocean.

In less than one human lifetime, some of the planet’s richest and most vital coastal habitats could disappear. Sea-level rise is expected to flood and drown the mangrove forests of much of the Indo-Pacific. These subtropical and tropical intertidal forests – home to huge varieties of fish, birds and insects, and natural buffers that protect coasts and estuaries during tropical …

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GLAXOSMITHKLINE Fined $488.8 Million Dollars For ‘Massive Bribery Network’ With Doctors

Think that the medical doctors don’t get kickbacks for prescribing certain medications? Think again! China has fined the British pharmaceuticals giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) $488.8 million (3 billion Yuan) for a “massive bribery network” to get doctors and hospitals to use its products. Five former employees were sentenced to two to four years in jail, but ordered deported instead of imprisoned, according to …

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Deirdre Fulton – Scientists Identify ‘Triple Threat’ Endangering US Coastal Cities

A trio of phenomena attributed at least in part to climate change—sea-level rise, storm surges, and heavy rainfall—poses an increasing risk to residents of major U.S. cities including Boston, New York, Houston, San Diego, and San Francisco, according to new research published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. “Call it a triple threat,” Steven Meyers, a scientist at the …