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Climate Nexus – 3 Tropical Storms Threaten U.S. for First Time in Recorded History

For the first time in recorded history, three tropical storm systems are threatening the U.S. simultaneously and a fourth could quickly join the ranks. Two back-to-back storms—currently Hurricanes Madeline and Lester—could hit Hawaii’s Big Island this week, while two others are forecast to impact North Carolina and Florida’s Gulf Coast. If either storm makes landfall on the Big Island as …

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jim robbins – How Forest Loss Is Leading To a Rise in Human Disease

In Borneo, an island shared by Indonesia and Malaysia, some of the world’s oldest tropical forests are being cut down and replaced with oil palm plantations at a breakneck pace. Wiping forests high in biodiversity off the land for monoculture plantations causes numerous environmental problems, from the destruction of wildlife habitat to the rapid release of stored carbon, which contributes …

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Jan Rocha – Global warming linked to spread of zika virus

Climate News Network, 5 February, 2016 – The Zika virus, transmitted by the same mosquito as dengue fever, has spread with alarming speed throughout South and Central America – and scientists in Brazil suspect that global warming is exacerbating the problem. Although the virus, named after the Ugandan forest where it was first identified, usually causes only mild symptoms and …

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Project Censored – 10.13.15

Mark Crispin Miller of NYU discusses some of the recent additions to his Forbidden Bookshelf series, which seeks out important out-of-print political works and republishes them as e-books; Miller explains the insidious ways the books were first “disappeared.” Next, Peter Hart with the National Coalition Against Censorship speaks about this year’s Banned Books Week, and some of the means — short of outright banning — which keep important books away from students. The program concludes with Gerry Condon of Vets for Peace, speaking about the historic vessel Golden Rule, brought to San Francisco as part of a protest against the U.S. Navy’s annual Fleet Week activities there.

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Let’s Create A Better World – 09.19.15

Cindy Sellers, world class cleanser and healer who has the Angel Farms Cleansing and Rejuvenation Center in Hawaii, spoke on cleansing, water and it’s importance to the brain, oils and how they affect the body, and other new health information. Her award winning book is “You Don’t Have to Hurt Anymore” and her website is AngelFarms.com – This was one of our best shows.

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Reynard Loki – How the New Extreme Hurricane Situation Fuels Our Obsession with Disruptive Weather

Last Monday, news of three major hurricanes was trending on Facebook. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) kept a growing number of online storm chasers informed with updates [3] on the progress of Ignacio, Jimena and Kilo as they moved across the Pacific. Never before have three Category 4 hurricanes been active in the central and eastern Pacific basins …