1 IN 5 SEAFOOD SAMPLES MISLABELED WORLDWIDE, FINDS NEW OCEANA REPORT...

Sep 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] OCEANA Oceana calls on President Obama to track all seafood from boat to plate as ocean leaders prepare to gather in DC for the Our Ocean Conference.     Amelia Vorpahl: avorpahl@oceana.org 202-467-1968, 202-476-0632 (cell) Dustin Cranor: dcranor@Oceana.org 954.348.1314 WASHINGTON – Today, Oceana released a new report detailing the global scale of seafood fraud, finding that on average, one in five of more than 25,000 samples of seafood tested worldwide was mislabeled. In the report, Oceana reviewed more than 200 published studies from 55 countries, on every continent except for Antarctica. The studies found seafood fraud present in each investigation with only one exception. The studies reviewed also found seafood mislabeling in every sector of the seafood supply chain: retail, wholesale, distribution, import/export, packaging/processing and landing. An interactive map of the global seafood...

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Aerial Zika Spraying Enriches Chemical Companies While Endangering Public Health...

Sep 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   HEALTHNUT NEWS September 30th, 2016 By Dr. Joseph Mercola Guest writer for Wake Up World As you may recall, the Zika virus made big headlines back in January and February when the Brazilian government blamed Zika-carrying mosquitoes for an uptick in reports of microcephaly, [1],[2] a condition in which babies are born with unusually small heads. Like many other nations, the U.S. overreacted to the news by increasing states’ mosquito eradication efforts. [3] Some early models estimated that 200 million Americans, about 60 percent of the U.S. population, would become infected with Zika this summer [4] — estimates that were clearly vastly overblown. Sounds just like President Bush who 11 years ago claimed that over 200 million would not only get infected with Bird Flu but would actually die from it. They must have figured most people...

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HOW TRUMP WOULD LOOT THE COUNTRY...

Sep 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Election 2016 Imagine how—once Donald Trump is in the Oval Office—this country could become his personal piggy bank. By Nomi Prins / TomDispatch   VIA ALTERNEET Shutterstock.com Imagine for a moment that it’s January 2009. Bernie Madoff, America’s poster-child fraudster, has yet to be caught. The 2007-2008 financial crisis never happened. The markets didn’t tank to reveal the emptiness beneath his schemes. We still don’t know what’s lurking in his tax returns because he’s never released them, but we know that he’s a billionaire, at least on paper. We also know, of course, that he just won the presidency by featuring the slogan—on hats, t-shirts, everywhere—“Make America Rich Again!” On a frosty morning in late January, before his colleagues, his country, God, and the world, Madoff takes the oath of office. He swears on...

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ELIZABETH WARREN CLARIFIES THE CHARTER SCHOOLS DEBATE...

Sep 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Jeff Bryant  CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA’S FUTURE Are charter schools a “progressive” idea for education? Some progressive sources would have you think so, but other progressives have challenged that framing. This week, Massachusetts news outlets reported that the state’s most prominent politician and one of the nation’s most important progressive leaders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, threw the supposedly progressive framing of charter schools into doubt when she announced officially her opposition to a ballot initiative in November to expand the number of charters in the Bay State. The referendum, called Question 2, calls for lifting the cap on the number of charters allowed in the state, allowing for as many as 12 new charter schools per year. In her statement, Warren explains that although some charter schools are “excellent,” her concern about Question 2 is...

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5 Reasons to Protect Arizona’s Greater Grand Canyon...

Sep 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment A national monument designation for this critical watershed would ensure its protection for future generations. By Mike Matz / Pew Charitable Trusts   VIA ALTERNET View of Colorado River, Page, Arizona, US Photo Credit: Nfoto/Shutterstock The proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument, composed of public lands that surround its famous namesake, is filled with rugged cliffs, pine forests, deep canyons, and grasslands. While this area protects clean drinking water for this parched region, and provides it to millions of people living downstream, the land also supports countless opportunities for outdoor recreation. The Colorado River and its underground springs supply clean water that millions of people downstream rely on—but pollution from some mining and clear-cutting activities threatens this source. (image © Kristen M. Caldon) 1. Protect clean water. World-renowned for its whitewater, the Colorado...

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Paul Krugman Reveals the Real Culprit for the Tightening of the Presidential Race...

Sep 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Election 2016 Those involved in this long con need to do some serious soul searching. By Janet Allon / AlterNet Photo Credit: YouTube/Moyers It’s a headscratcher, really. Inquiring minds want to know: How did the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton get so close? Paul Krugman advances a theory in Friday’s column, and expresses the fervent hope that the one-sided first debate will help to turn the tide. One reason for that is that the debate enabled Americans to once again see Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump unfiltered. Clinton exhibited “grace and even humor under pressure,” much as she did in last year’s Benghazi hearing. Trump was resplendent in his trademark “whiny braggadocio,” as Krugman puts it. Part of the reason for the close race is extremely disturbing. “A lot more Americans...

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RAPID BURNOUT, DISSATISFACTION OF U.S. DOCTORS THREATENS PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS...

Sep 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] TRUTHDIG   Tim Waclawski / CC BY-ND 2.0 Half of U.S. physicians are “disengaged, burned out, and demoralized and plan to either retire, cut back on work hours, or seek non-clinical roles,” reports MedPage Today, citing a new nationwide survey commissioned by The Physicians Foundation. “Many physicians are dissatisfied with the current state of the medical practice environment and they are opting out of traditional patient care roles,” said Walker Ray, MD, president of The Physicians Foundation, in remarks that appeared with the survey. “The implications of evolving physician practice patterns for both patient access and the implementation of healthcare reform are profound.” MedPage Today reports: The majority of the 17,236 physicians surveyed (54%) describe their morale as somewhat or very negative, 63% are pessimistic about the future of the medical profession, 49%...

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DONALD TRUMP DOESN’T CARE ABOUT YOUR KIDS, YOUR SECURITY, OR ‘YOUR PRESIDENT’...

Sep 30, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] THINK PROGRESS He set a new debate record for contradicting himself — 15 seconds! Students pose for photos near first presidential debate. CREDIT: AP/Frank Franklin Donald Trump really wants you to know how little he thinks of the climate change threat touted by Hillary Clinton and “your President.” And he is now the (unofficial) world record holder for fastest self-contradiction in a televised debate. When the issue of temperament came up near the end, Clinton pointed out Trump “has said repeatedly that he didn’t care if other nations got nuclear weapons, Japan, South Korea, even Saudi Arabia” and that “if there were nuclear war in East Asia — well, you know, that’s fine.” Clinton then said, “his cavalier attitude about nuclear weapons is so deeply troubling. That is the number one threat we face in the world.” She repeated...

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Wells Fargo: Clawback of CEO John Stumpf’s Pay Rocks Wall Street...

Sep 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Reuters  Bankers are fearful of the political climate. Wells Fargo & Co’s unprecedented move to strip Chief Executive John Stumpf of $41 million in stock awards has sent a chill through Wall Street with bankers fearful that a hardening political climate against corporate wrongdoing will encourage boards to be more aggressive about making them forfeit pay. A sales practices scandal at Wells Fargo, where some of its employees opened as many as 2 million accounts without customers’ knowledge to hit sales targets, could not have come at a worse time for the wider industry with politicians in Washington reviewing new rules on bank executive remuneration. Bankers fear not only that the new rules on pay will be tightened as a result of the furor at Wells Fargo but also that boards will go...

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ROBERT REICH ON THIS ELECTION IS A MUST HEAR...

Sep 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Dave Johnson   OUR FUTURE.ORG I listened to this on a walk, and it is a must, must, must listen podcast. You will be informed and entertained. Robert Reich, speaking Tuesday at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco: “The Oddest Presidential Election in Living Memory“ Audio Player 00:00 00:00 Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. From the website: Tue, Sep 27 2016 – 6:30pm Robert Reich, Chancellor’s Professor of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley; Former Secretary of Labor; Author, Saving Capitalism Holly Kernan, Executive Editor for News, KQED—Moderator In the midst of an unpredictable presidential election, get insight from a veteran political figure who knows Washington inside and out. Time magazine named Reich one of the 10 most effective cabinet secretaries of the 20th century. He is a founding editor...

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BODY OF DOCTOR WHO LINKED VACCINES TO AUTISM, FOUND FLOATING IN RIVER...

Sep 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]       An avid autism researcher and vaccine opponent, Dr. Jeff Bradstreet was found dead floating in a North Carolina river with a gunshot wound to the chest that has been described as  ‘suspicious circumstances’.  Dr. James Jeffery Bradstreet’s body was discovered by a fisherman in the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock on Friday June 19th. In spite of objections from those who knew him best, police investigators claim the death was a suicide, but family members and friends are not convinced. Dr Bradstreet was a parent of a child who developed autism just after receiving a vaccination. This inspired him to research the harmful side effects of vaccines which then turned him into an outspoken activist. His personal account of his son’s vaccine injury is still posted on his online...

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Here’s How You Can Find Out if There’s a Natural Gas or Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Near You...

Sep 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment The National Pipeline Mapping System shows you the unseen dangers that may be right below your feet. By Lisa Sorg / NC Policy Watch  VIA ALTERNET Industry gas (oil) pipeline construction site Photo Credit: Sergey_R/Shutterstock The interstate Colonial Pipeline, which shut down for 12 days after leaking at least 336,000 gallons of gasoline in Alabama, has sparked interest not only in gas prices but also public transit timetables. The pipeline leak also made us curious about the invisible network of tubes and chutes that criss-cross the United States. The National Pipeline Mapping System shows you the route of pipelines carrying natural gas and even hazardous liquids. Another link allows you to out who operates the pipelines in your area. The interface is a bit clumsy; you can see the general areas only one county at a time. But the resolution...

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SHOCKING: THE WORLD’S LARGEST ASSOCIATION OF EARTH SCIENTISTS FUNDED BY CLIMATE-DENYING EXXON...

Sep 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Environment The American Geophysical Union should be standing up for climate science and scientific integrity—not Exxon. By Elisabeth Holland / AlterNet Photo Credit: Mike Mozart/Flickr CC SUVA, Fiji Islands — At their September meeting, the board of directors for the American Geophysical Union, the largest association of Earth scientists in the world, made a bad decision. They decided to ignore the organization’s own sponsorship policy and continue to accept money from Exxon, one of the world’s leading funders of climate change denial. The AGU’s decision puts those of us here in the imperiled Pacific Islands in a difficult position. As a professor of climate change, I teach my students to stand for scientific integrity—that the power of science emerges from careful evaluation of the data and drawing conclusions based on the data. I...

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Green Architect & Cradle to Cradle Founder William McDonough...

Sep 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] /wiki/Sustainable_design”>green design movement and one of the preeminent thought-leaders of our time. His approach to sustainable design spans the entire industry – from large-scale projects (like designing the largest and most ambitious green roof in the world) to developing the most rigorous green product standard available. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Bill at the GreenBuild Conference about his work and the future of green design. We were joined by Howard Williams, VP of Construction Specialties, a leading proponent of safe materials in products, who introduced the company’s latest Cradle to Cradle-certified products. The thought-provoking and energetic conversation gave us a taste of how intimately intertwined design is with a product’s real-world impact – read on for our exclusive interview! INHABITAT: What inspired you to write ‘Cradle to Cradle‘ (the book)...

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MESMERIZING ABYSS HORIZON TABLE RECREATES THE OCEAN’S DRAMATIC DEPTHS...

Sep 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] by Lucy Wang  INHABITAT View Slideshow You’ve heard of getting lost in a good book, but can you say the same about a table? British design brand Duffy London is back with yet another mesmerizing creation that invites viewers to lose themselves in its ocean chasm-like depths. The Abyss Horizon table, the latest in Duffy London’s Abyss table series, mimics the ocean depths with crystal clear glass layers and sustainably sourced wood. Unlike Duffy London’s previous iterations, the Abyss Horizon is circular rather than rectangular. This table, in addition to being a striking conversation starter, is made to order and handcrafted by local artisans and in-house craftsmen. The layers of cut glass create the illusion of a bottomless sinkhole in the center of a table. The light-colored wood that surfaces at the top...

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STANDING FIRM AT STANDING ROCK: WHY THE STRUGGLE IS BIGGER THAN ONE PIPELINE...

Sep 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   By Sarah Jaffe / Moyers & Company   A “speak-out” on the road to the Dakota Access pipeline construction site earlier in September. (Sarah Jaffe for BillMoyers.com) The first sign that not everything is normal as you drive down Highway 1806 toward the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota is a checkpoint manned by camouflage-clad National Guard troops. The inspection on Sept. 13 was perfunctory; they simply asked if we knew “what was going on down the road” and then waved us through, even though the car we rode in had “#NoDAPL” chalked on its rear windshield. “What is going on down the road” is a massive camp-in led by the Standing Rock nation, aimed at blocking the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (the DAPL in question), which would carry oil...

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REP. KENNEDY WILL MEET WITH AUTISM ACTION NETWORK...

Sep 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Rep. Kennedy will meet with Autism Action Network More Info Goal: End the threat to religious exemptions in H.R. 5272      Good news. Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D-MA-4) has generously requested a meeting with representatives of the Autism Action Network to discuss his House Resolution, H. R. 5272, the “Do No Harm Act.” In a letter received yesterday Rep. Kennedy wrote, “I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss your legal analysis of the “Do No Harm Act” and how we might work together to advance research and treatments for autism while still protecting religious freedoms guaranteed to each American in the Constitution.” A meeting in his district is being scheduled.  We believe that language in the bill could be used to eliminate religious exemption rights from vaccine mandates. We do...

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A Madoff in the White House?

Sep 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Election 2016 Imagine how — once Donald Trump is in the Oval Office — this country could become his personal piggy bank. By Nomi Prins / TomDispatch   VIA ALTERNET Photo Credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com Imagine for a moment that it’s January 2009. Bernie Madoff, America’s poster-child fraudster, has yet to be caught. The 2007-2008 financial crisis never happened. The markets didn’t tank to reveal the emptiness beneath his schemes. We still don’t know what’s lurking in his tax returns because he’s never released them, but we know that he’s a billionaire, at least on paper. We also know, of course, that he just won the presidency by featuring the slogan — on hats, t-shirts, everywhere — “Make America Rich Again!” On a frosty morning in late January, before his colleagues, his country,...

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PERES AND THE PASSING OF HOPE

Sep 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Roger Cohen   NYTIMES Photo Prime Minister Netanyahu observed a moment of silence at the start of a special cabinet meeting to mourn the death of Shimon Peres. Credit Pool photo by Ronen Zvulun With the death of Shimon Peres and the passing of the last of the giants of Israel’s foundation a void fills the soul — in part because the peace of which he dreamed has proved elusive, in part because the search for Israeli-Palestinian compromise has reached a low point of repetitive sterility, but above all because statesmanship has now given way among the leaders of Israel to barren tactical maneuver. Think what you will of Peres — and he was an early supporter during the 1970s of settlements in the West Bank as well as a politician who never...

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THAT SEVENTH-GRADE BULLY IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT...

Sep 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Nicholas Kristof  NYTIMES Donald Trump displayed an excellent version of the stern squint in the presidential debate. Many of us men are familiar with this expression, because we practice it at age 13 in the hope that it will impress girls. It doesn’t, and we grow out of it — most of us, anyway. Hillary Clinton wears a patient smile, the expression of every woman who has calmly suppressed irritation while being harangued by a boor on topics he knows nothing about. Sadly, women never have the opportunity to retire this expression because it is constantly needed, or so my wife tells me. What is thrilling is that Trump’s boorishness may be catching up to him. Trump has advocated policies that are confused or senseless — deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants en masse,...

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THE FIGHT OVER THE ARCTIC’S FUTURE IS HEATING UP...

Sep 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] CLIMATE PROGRESS Receding ice has oil producers pushing harder than ever to drill in the sensitive area. A researcher walks on Arctic ice. CREDIT: U.S. Navy/Petty officer 2nd class Tyler N. Thompson President Obama has a major opportunity to cement his oceans, climate, and conservation legacy. On Wednesday, he will host representatives from Arctic nations and communities for a first-of-its-kind meeting on Arctic science. The White House Arctic Science Ministerial comes at a pivotal time for the region. While glacial ice hits record lows, the Arctic is more exposed than ever to the ravages of climate change. That’s because the receding ice has oil producers pushing harder than ever for permission to drill in the ecologically sensitive area. “The Arctic is likely to be the stage where some of the first irreparable effects of man-made...

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THE EARTH JUST PASSED A MAJOR CLIMATE MILESTONE...

Sep 29, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Natasha Geiling Reporter at ThinkProgress. There’s no going back from this one. The Mauna Loa Observatory atmospheric research facility has been measuring atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide since the 1950s. CREDIT: AP Photo/Chris Stewart The world just passed a longstanding climate marker, further proof that atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide has changed in a stunning, measurable way since the Industrial Revolution. Put another way: Children born today will likely never live in a world where the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide is less than 400 parts per million — a 42 percent increase from pre-industrial levels. Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide — the amount of carbon dioxide molecules present in the atmosphere relative to everything else — have been measured continuously since the late 1950s, when Charles Keeling first devised a unique method of sampling carbon dioxide from the air. His...

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We Have All Won an Oligarchy and Lost a Democracy...

Sep 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   Economy Mainstream television media continues to ignore the frightening effects of corporations on American life. By Thom Hartmann / AlterNet   Photo Credit: Donkeyhotey/Flickr Here’s a thought experiment for you. Ask yourself, “When was the last time I heard any conversation at all about the role of corporations in the United States in the U.S. public media?” In the abstract, it seems like a silly question. So let me rephrase it: When was the last time you heard in the media that Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson and Donald Trump both support Citizens United and its concept that corporations are people? When was the last time you heard that Hillary Clinton has said, repeatedly, that repealing Citizens United is at the top of her agenda when it comes to picking Supreme Court nominees? Or that Donald...

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Michael Moore: Why Clinton Supporters Shouldn’t Gloat Too Much After Her Debate Performance...

Sep 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Moore’s tweet second-guessing Clinton’s debate victory has gone viral. By Jenny Pierson / AlterNet Photo Credit: Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com While it seemed to most viewers of Monday night’s first 2016 presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump that Clinton came out way on top, one who is publicly questioning that outcome is, surprisingly, not on the right wing nor in Trump’s pocket. Michael Moore made a claim on Twitter that actually, it was Trump who “won”: Michael Moore already said he thought Trump would win the Republican nomination (he did). He has also said, to Bill Maher, on Huffington Post, and to Business Insider, that Trump will win the election. Moore’s scare quotes around “won” indicate perhaps that he acknowledges the general opinion that Clinton performed better than Trump during the debate. But in a more...

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GREENLAND’S RECEDING ICECAP TO EXPOSE TOP-SECRET US NUCLEAR PROJECT...

Sep 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Camp Century – part of Project Iceworm – is an underground cold war network that was thought to have been buried forever The lid of Camp Century’s unsealed nuclear fuel vessel, pictured in 1962. Photograph: W Robert Moore/National Geographic/Getty Images Jon Henley   THE GUARDIAN   A top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought to have been buried forever beneath the Greenland icecap, are likely to be uncovered by rising temperatures within decades, scientists have said. The US army engineering corps excavated Camp Century in 1959 around 200km (124 miles) from the coast of Greenland, which was then a county of Denmark. Powered, remarkably, by the world’s first mobile nuclear generator and known as “the city under the ice”, the camp’s three-kilometre network of tunnels, eight...

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“Where’s the beef?”: After Clinton and Trump went for style over substance, here are the burning issues we need to tackle at the next debate...

Sep 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] The first presidential debate was a study in contrasting styles, but these crucial issues were never even discussed Gary Legum   SALON.COM Post 0 Donald Trump; Hillary Clinton at the presidential debate in Hempstead, New York, September 26, 2016. (Credit: Reuters/Lucas Jackson) Is it too soon to start looking forward to the second presidential debate? Well, Donald Trump has yet to stop relitigating the first one, having spent most of Tuesday blaming his terrible Monday night performance by turns on moderator Lester Holt, former Miss Universe Alicia Machado and a debate commission that he suggested gave him a faulty microphone on purpose. But while much of the post-debate commentary focused on how well Republican presidential nominee Trump and his rival Hillary Clinton performed under the bright lights of the debate stage, less attention was paid...

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MASSIVE 100 FOOT GLACIER TONGUE COLLAPSES AND COVERS 4 SQUARE MILES WITH ROCK AND ICE...

Sep 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] By Pakalolo  DAILY KOS Himalayan ice cap from space. One of the worlds largest ice avalanches ever recorded has flummoxed glaciologists. The slide contained about 100 million cubic metres of ice and rocks as it roared down a narrow valley killing nine herders and hundreds of sheep and yaks. The slide occurred in the Aru Range of the Rutog county in the west of the Tibet Autonomous Region on July 17, 2016. NASA in their coverage noted that “Tian Lide, a glaciologist at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, visited the site in August and described the avalanche as “baffling” because the area where the ice collapse began is rather flat”. The Himalaya mountains are commonly referred to as the world’s Third Pole because the glaciers of Central and South Asia, including Tibet, hold the largest...

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ASLA LAUNCHES GUIDE TO RESILIENT DESIGN...

Sep 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] ASLA Launches Guide to Resilient Design THE DIRT  Jared Green Resilient design / ASLA A new online guide launched today by the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) explains how communities can better protect themselves from natural disasters through resilient landscape planning and design. According to the guide, the goal of resilient landscape planning and design is to retrofit communities to recover more quickly from extreme events, now and in the future. In an era when disasters can cause traditional, built systems to fail, adaptive, multilayered systems can maintain their vital functions and are often the more cost-effective and practical solutions. The guide is organized around disruptive events that communities now experience: drought, extreme heat, fire, flooding, and landslides. Biodiversity loss is an underlying threat also explored. The guide includes hundreds of case studies...

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COLLABORATION IS KING

Sep 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate] Aaron King THE DIRT A rendering of the proposed Hudson Yards gardens by Nelson Byrd Woltz, with Thomas Heatherwick’s sculptural tower / Hudson Yards If one were to pen a history of landscape architecture, who would emerge as the central hero? Or would it be a person at all? Thomas Woltz, FASLA, principal at Nelson Byrd Woltz, proposed collaboration as landscape’s protagonist in a lecture at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design. Collaboration, according to Woltz, “is the only way to realize incredibly complex and layered projects. “We live in a society that wants chest-beating heroes,” Woltz said. But the practice of landscape architecture offers little room for excessive pride. “Your project is only as good as the next tsunami, hurricane, or flood. Landscape straddles horticulture, civil engineering, culture, storm water management,...

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MORE SQUANDERED OPPORTUNITIES TO DEAL WITH THE NEW COLD WAR...

Sep 28, 2016 Posted by

[Translate]   The enemies of détente with Russia sabotaged Obama’s proposed alliance with Russia in Syria while the American presidential debate ignored all the perilous issues inherent in the Cold War. By Stephen F. Cohen The John Batchelor Show,VIA THE NATION Nation Contributing Editor Stephen F. Cohen and John Batchelor continue their weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. (Previous installments are at TheNation.com.) In this installment, discussion focuses again on the two most dangerous Cold War fronts, Syria and Ukraine, and the failure of the two main American presidential candidates, abetted by the mainstream media, to address these issues in any meaningful way. Cohen makes the following points: § The Obama-Putin plan for a joint US-Russian military campaign against terrorist movements in Syria was disrupted by the acknowledged US attack on Syrian...

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