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Navajo man executed in federal prison despite tribal opposition
"This is National Native News Antonio. Gonzales. The Navajo nation is demanding respect by the federal government saying it will not be pushed aside after the government executed a Navajo man Wednesday in Indiana, in a statement, the Navajo nation expressed sadness to all families involved and called on the government for a meeting to address the death penalty matter thirty, eight year old Lesbian Mitchell the only native American on death row was executed by lethal injection for the killing of a Navajo grandmother and granddaughter in two thousand, one, the tribe stood against the death penalty and instead ask for life sentence leaders of the Navajo nation say it's a sovereignty issue and the death. Penalty goes against cultural beliefs which were ignored by the federal government attorneys for Mitchell. In a statement said, the Federal Government added another chapter to its long history of injustices against native American people, and despite pleas from Navajo leaders, other tribes, native organizations the trump administration executed Mitchell a navajo man for a crime against other Navajo people committed on Navajo land the US. Supreme Court. Denied a request and letters for clemency were sent to President Trump by the national congress of American Indians Thirteen tribes more than two hundred and thirty individuals. The Indianapolis Star reports a statement read the execution from the victim's family said, they waited nineteen years for justice and. Hope. This would bring some closure. There were reportedly no witnesses on. Mitchell's behalf at the execution, the expansion of a British Columbia coal mine upstream of prominent lake and river. North, West Montana will undergo review from the Canadian government. Aaron Bolton reports project is an expansion of tech resources fording the river operation about one hundred miles north of the Montana candidate border data from the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Geological Survey show that BBC minds are leaching high levels of selenium into the elk river, which is a tributary to Lake Kuchen USA and the Kootenai. River. In Montana and Idaho because the project was deemed an expansion, the provincial government. was set to conduct the Environmental Review. But Canada's Minister of Environment and Climate Change Jonathan Wilkinson issued a decision stating the project would undergo a more intensive federal review after receiving several requests to do so the confederated sailors and Kootenai tribes in Montana along with the Kootenai tribe of Idaho where the first to formally request at the project receiving environmental assessment from the Federal Canadian government confederated salish and Kootenai Department of Natural Resources Head Rich Johnson says Federal Review will apply more scrutiny to the project you know and and we just noticed that for many years the province of BC state of Montana and tech mining have separately and at times collectively. Promised to fix existing problems and for many years have failed to yield improvements to water quality in an emailed statement tech resources called Minister Wilkinson's decision unfortunate and said the provincial environmental review process is rigorous that decision comes as Montana is working to set a selenium standard by the end of the year in conjunction with British Columbia, although there's nothing preventing the provincial government from setting a more lenient. Standard or not setting one at all for national native, News. Erin. Bolton. Tribes in Texas and Louisiana are prepared for hurricane. Laura, the Kushtia tribe of Louisiana laid sandbags for high water and has prepared other emergency measures. The Tribes Casino closed Tuesday as surrounding communities are under evacuation orders. The Alabama shot tribe of Texas evacuated elders to Oklahoma ahead of the storm the category four hurricane hit Louisiana Thursday. I an Tony Allen.
Brazil's Environmentalists Worry Fire Season Will Worsen Amazon's Deforestation
"A year ago, there was an international outcry over his surge in the number of fires in the Brazilian Amazon. Now, as fire season gets underway there, the rainforest is facing the threat of even more destruction in the first ten days of this month more than ten thousand fires were detected NPR's Philip. Reeve says that number's up from last year? Fosse's in the Amazon is off to a terrible start. Brazil's environmentalists worried it's president is not thoroughfares starting. Yard Four. Judah. Story that Amazon is going up in flames is alive says Boston. We must combat this with true numbers. He says, the numbers that Boston auto dismisses the Lai come from satellite data collected by Brazil's space research agency. These show fires in the first ten days of this month are up on the same time last year by seventeen percent. There's also plenty of evidence on the ground them European neo a scenario. Dave. Dave still being. Bunch English Niche Flavio Terracini lives in Porta value a city in the Amazon state of from Bonia he teaches biology local university Tennessee on his porch when NPR reaches him by WHATSAPP, all signal and the key advice you fall off came on the forest, the Muslim. He says, he's holding pieces of burned leaves in his hand drifted in from the forest. He can see a lot of smoke on the horizon. He says, it's making the some red here in on a pool. There are fires all around us ash is falling in our homes or Richard Doug, every year Jane Dwyer is an American born Catholic nun who's taken Brazilian nationality. On Apu is a small town in the forest by a river that eventually flows into the Amazon. She's been there for decades helping impoverished farmers protect their land rights. Sister Dwyer says, the fires there haven't yet reached frightening levels but what is frightening is that the forest is coming now she's talking about illegal loggers even pandemic that cutting down trees dwyer says, she can hear them. We can hear it. We live where where the road is they take down in during the day and at night, the trucks are going every single night last August was the worst month for five is in the Brazilian Amazon in nearly a decade. Many of these are deliberately set by farmers clearing already deforested land for cattle. Deforestation rose in the twelve months to July third on the year before. So this Moorland to burn. International pressure on both NATO is growing foreign investors a threatening to pull funds from Brazil unless he does a far better job of protecting the forest most scenario is defending his government's performance Nasi you. And? We're doing a tremendous amount. He says. He punched to the fact that deforestation dipped for the month of July in May Boston narrow sent thousands of troops to the forest to help police it. It's too soon to save. That's making a difference since taking office Bolsonaro has weakened government environmental protection agencies. And the Alan Carr of the Amazon Environmental Research Institute believes the army lacks the expertise to protect the Amazon. We have institutions that have been dealing with the have a strategy to that. So when you give that job to another institution, it seems like it has to start everything again with the willed focused on the corona virus pandemic environmentalists fair the destruction in the Amazon won't get the attention. It deserves sister Jane thinks in her part of the forest this year it'll be even worse areas where there's more far coming down this year than last. So the fires will be worse put breeze NPR news reddish
Trump Administration Rolls Back Obama-Era Restrictions On Methane Emissions
"Today the trump administration rolled back another environmental rule. This one was aimed at reducing climate warming methane emissions. The oil and gas industry is the largest source of those emissions in the US and get some big oil companies wanted to keep the rule in place NPR's Jeff Brady's covering this story. Jeff Hi, Ari. Why did the Obama Administration create this rule in the first place about methane emissions back in two thousand, sixteen it there's a lot of concern about methane. It's the main ingredient in natural gas and when it's burned, it's cleaner than other fossil fuels. But when it escapes into the atmosphere unburned safe from a leaky valve at a well drilling site, it's a very potent greenhouse gas it. Has More than eighty times the climate warming power of Carbon Dioxide over the first twenty years it's in the atmosphere. So under the Obama Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency required oil and gas companies to monitor and limit methane leaks, I to newer wells, and eventually to thousands of wells installed before twenty fifteen Also, that's by some oil companies. especially smaller ones oppose the rule they said. It's too costly. Now, the trump administration deciding with US companies and rolling back the requirement it says that they'll save those companies up to about nineteen million dollars. A year in compliance costs is the flip side of that cost saving an acceptance that methane emissions are gonNA rise. Yeah. Yeah. you know the the administration echoes and industry argument says oil companies have an incentive to stop. Methane from leaking because that's the product that they sell, and the industry already has a voluntary program to reduce methane emissions The administration also says the Obama EPA rule that they say it was duplicative they say methane can already be regulated under other rules but environmentalists methane is such a problem that it needs special attention. Here's a Peter Zahle South with the Group Environmental Defense, fund? Reducing methane emissions. Is One of the fastest whammos, low cost and most effective ways that we can combat climate change in the near term, and he says, there are side benefits to that old rule that the Obama administration had had passed because it also reduces other pollution that harms people's health. That's what we would expect to hear from an environmental group. But explain why some big oil companies also want to stick with the twenty sixteen rule even if it does cost the money to comply. Yeah and these are companies names we recognize Exxon Mobil BP shell they have a lot invested in natural gas and they worry if methane leaks continue to be a problem that could undermine their arguments that natural gas is a cleaner burning fossil fuel than say coal the president of Shell in the US Gretchen Watkins told us in a statement that she finds it frustrating and disappointing. The Administration is rolling back these regulations, her companies and others plan to continue their efforts to reduce methane emissions and some. States also have their own programs underway. So states and big companies are still focused on stopping these leaks is the trump administration's robot going to have much of an effect. It likely will especially because there won't be that requirement to go back and stop leaks at older wells Environmental Defense Fund calculates. The effect would be about the same as adding greenhouse gas emissions from one hundred coal fired power plants every year by rolling back these these these regulations. But there are two caveats here. One is the rollback will be challenged in court and second if Joe Biden wins in November and Democrats take control of the Senate, this nothing rule could be reversed again NPR's Jeff Brady thank you. Thank
6 former EPA bosses call for agency reset after election
"A dozen former leaders of the Environmental Protection Agency say the department needs to hit the reset button after 3.5 years of the Trump Administration six or supporting a plan written by the Environmental Protection Network, a bipartisan group of more than 500 former EPA senior managers and employees. Changes they're recommending include minimizing industry and political influence on science based decisions, combating climate change and cutting air pollution with electric vehicles. The proposals are in line with complaints about the Trump Administration, which says it has been rolling back rules without increasing risk to public health. Or the environment. My camp in Washington
Lack of study and oversight raises concerns about tear gas
"The use of tear gas on demonstrators during police violence protests around the country has raised concerns about its safety Justin what France while publishes an alternative newspaper in Charlotte North Carolina he was live streaming a protest there on June second and was in a crowd of demonstrators when police son leased a volley of tear gas when I got my face on fire mas empire Charlotte Mecklenburg deputy police chief Jeff Estes says tear gas can be an effective way to control the crowd and protect officers I don't think it is the last decided where we have our control agents to use which are less less lethal there irritants are that we should have to resort to shields and sticks but Oregon congressman Earl Blumenauer once the environmental protection agency to investigate the use safety and oversight of tear gas on my campus
EPA aviation climate control proposal
"First story comes from manufacturing dot net US says, it will adopt gradual climate standards for aviation. That's a line that kind of sparks some interest. Given the history with maybe the the European views of airplane emissions compared to. Well, the United States and some other countries as well. So what we have here, his the EPA, the environmental. Protection Agency has proposed new aircraft emissions regulations he and some people are criticizing them in other applauding them. Well, this proposal adopts the twenty seventeen emission standards from. The International Civil Aviation Organization. So Boeing and the Airlines for America Trade Group welcomed the proposal. Meanwhile environmental groups and even the EPA itself said that the proposed regulations would really have no meaningful effect. This is. Kind of frustrating I. Love Our current climate where we? Excuse the Pun where where the regulatory agency issuing the regulations is saying it's probably not the best thing that we've done, but here it is anyway I just. Kind of exasperating. Well, it is. It is the representative from the center for Biological Diversity. Had An interesting comment. that. Rip said they are literally just ANTIBAC- sliding provision. They don't require anyone to improve. They just say when doing stuff don't make it worse. Yes, but then you get credit for having done something even if you didn't well, I also that that I think that's the motto of Tonight's episode is we're doing stuff. Don't make it worse. Well, we should mention how much they are planning to reduce it They said that they plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions for new aircraft by four percent over twelve years. So that's one percent what every three years. I don't know from just kind of engineering standpoint. That's very, very really little improvement in efficiency and I would think that just by occasionally burning a little biofuel, they can nail that one, another perspective I, it comes from the hill which reports that an analysis from the International Council on clean. Transportation. Found that most airlines in the United States covering more than three quarters of Asian demand already meet the K. KO standards. So, we don't WanNA get into politics. But here, here's some proposed regulations that. You know one group of individuals say don't have any teeth whatsoever. Their lines for America a a is commenting that this is nice. Balanced approach that kind of Addresses all the concerns but So. There we have it. It is just a proposal. I, don't know what the process is to Go forward with this, but it is a proposal, notice a of no, our PM's NPR 'em no. Yeah I I. Don't know. I don't know how the EPA does. I don't know if they do the same way. The FAA does that being? Developed briefly make that would possibly make sense. But that doesn't probably isn't how to happen.
Should You Add Mineral Water to Your Diet?
"Hello there. I'm Monica Reindel and you're listening to the nutrition diva podcast welcome this week. We're talking about the nutritional benefits of drinking mineral water. You know a lot of people are concerned that fruits and vegetables are less nutritious than they used to be. Because they've heard that. The soil has become depleted of minerals I address that concern back in episode number ninety seven. If you'd like to check that out, but suffice it to say, I don't think we need to worry about declining mineral levels in our produce. However, mineral-water still sounds like a good idea sort of like a vitamin supplement. You can drink, so are their health benefits to drinking mineral water. Are there any risks? I. You should know that you're probably already getting some minerals in your regular drinking water, because most tap water contains minerals for example. If you drink two liters of water a day, you be getting ten to fifteen percent of your daily calcium requirement and up to a third of your required magnesium, just from the water that you drink or that you use in your tea and coffee, but the amount of minerals in tap water in different regions varies greatly. As I talked about in my article on water contamination. If you're on a public water system here in the United States, you should get a report every summer, which details your water quality including mineral levels as well as any contaminants that have been found. It's often included with your water bill now. If you're a renter, you'll probably never see these reports. You can look up your local water quality report on the Environmental Protection Agency's website and have linked to that in our show notes. Checking. Your water quality report can give you a good idea of how high in minerals your local water supply is. Now I realized. Not all of you are in the United. States and most countries have agencies that provide similar information. If you're not in the US try doing an internet search using your country along with the phrase, drinking, water quality, and again I've included links to several of these agencies in the show notes for today. Even the modest amounts of minerals founded regular drinking water play a beneficial role in your health, calcium and magnesium are important for strong bones of course and magnesium also helps to regulate your blood pressure. In fact, people who live in areas with very hard water, which is very high in minerals, have a reduced risk of heart, disease and hard water. That's high in magnesium has also been found to relieve constipation. However all those minerals can also be rough on your plumbing, so people who have hard water often use a water softening system to remove those minerals, so if you're using a water softener to lower the mineral content of your water than obviously you would not get the health benefits associated with hard water. If you suspect or you know that you're drinking. Water is low in minerals. Could mineral water be a good thing to add to your diet? Well, it might bottled mineral water contains four times as much calcium and magnesium as regular tap water, and one study found that people drinking water was low in magnesium were able to lower their blood pressure by drinking a leader of mineral water every day. Of course there are other ways to get magnesium brown rice almonds, Lima beans and spinach are all examples of good sources of magnesium, but drinking mineral water can definitely add to your intake of calcium, magnesium and other minerals, and I have a related episode in the archives, and why you need more magnesium in your diet. Now, not all bottled water is mineral water. Some bottled water simply filtered or distilled tap water, often with small amounts of minerals added back in to enhance the taste. Some bottled water does come from a natural source such as spring, but it still may not be high enough in minerals to be considered true mineral water, the technical definition of mineral water vary somewhat around the world here in the United. States in order to be labeled as mineral water, it must come from a natural source such as a spring, and it must also have at least two hundred fifty parts per million of dissolved minerals and. And that translates to these two hundred and fifty milligrams of minerals, including sodium per liter
EPA approves use of Lysol surface disinfectant products against COVID-19
"For the first time, the Environmental Protection Agency has approved two products as effective, killing the virus that causes covert 19. Here's ABC struck secrets in the EPA says Lysol Disinfectant Spray and Lysol disinfectant Max cover missed have proven they kill the Corona virus on surfaces. Up to now, EPA is listed products as effective based on reviewing data on how the product performs against other viruses. But these are the 1st 2 with successful tests against the current pandemic
US judge bars California cancer warning on Roundup
"California cannot require cancer warning label on the weed killer roundup the San Francisco Chronicle says a judge in Sacramento issued a permanent injunction barring the label requirement California wanted the label because roundup the world's most widely used weedkiller contains a black Mercedes which in the international agency said was a probable cause of cancer but the judge says the environmental protection agency and others have found no connection to cancer he says evidence indicates it is a known
As EPA Steps Back, States Face Wave Of Requests For Environmental Leniency
"Hundreds of factories, refineries, farms and mines across the country say they cannot comply with environmental regulations because of the pandemic. This is according to an NPR review of hundreds of state environmental records. Those records show that companies have asked for a wide range of special permission during this pandemic including things like delaying checking for leaks in storage tanks and measuring pollution from smokestacks and pure science reporter Rebecca Hersher is here to talk about this, Becky, hi, there. Okay, so industry is saying there's a pandemic. We need some special allowances here. What exactly are we talking about? Well, it's a real drag. Some of the issues are relatively minor like submitting an annual report late, but I also found a fair number of substantial requests, mostly from industries that release a lot of pollution like landfills have been asking states to relax pollution monitoring rules hog farms have asked for permission to house extra animals, because meatpacking plants per temporary closed and oil and gas companies ask for states back off and enforcement of a wide range of environmental regulations. I mean, be understand why an oil or gas company has trouble being able to check for pollution because of a pandemic. Well there are a couple of reasons. Navy furloughs get in the way like if employees who usually right in filed pollution appurtenant working because of the pandemic, another reason the companies gave is that a lot of pollution monitoring is done by outside contractors and they were trying to limit people coming onto facilities because of the virus. We know these details, though because a small number of states make them public, but another problem here is that no one is systematically keeping track of these types of nationwide requests. no-one keeps an eye on. Who On these industries and with? They're asking for right now. Why is that? Well in March? The Environmental Protection Agency the EPA put out a pandemic policy that said companies don't need to warn federal regulators if they feel like the pandemic interfering with routine pollution, monitoring or testing instead, they said states could keep track of that information if they choose to. The EPA says, this is out, works it partners with states, and that is how a lot of environmental regulation. Regulation works although former EPA officials say this policy gives industries a lot of leeway now some states are doing this kind of tracking, but I've found that most kids don't publish any information about which companies say. The pandemic is getting in the way, and that means most Americans who live near factories refineries farms. They have no way to know whether the pandemic is causing extra pollution. I mean that kind of uncertainty is is a big problem for for people who live near these sorts of facilities I would imagine. Especially for people who live downstream or down wind of facilities that have have violated environmental laws in the past on a found a fair number of examples like this, so for example there's a minor Indiana in early April, the mine said it was releasing wastewater with high levels of ammonia and small particles, because they were cleaning buildings with a lot of bleach to kill the virus that same mino ins repeatedly violated the clean water act passed by releasing water with two small particles in it and I talked to a local resident who lives downstream. He was really frustrated. John Blair. The air pollution is visible. The water pollution is less visible and you know I mean almost anything could be blamed on the virus I suppose. Now. The state told the mind to stop releasing water with titles, Manja and many of the requests I looked at were denied, but the only reason we know about that interaction is because Indiana published a publicly in most states are not doing which means most Americans are in the dark. Pure science reporter Rebecca Hersher. Becky thanks for that reporting. Thanks so
Court Ruling On Popular Weedkiller Dicamba Upends Midwestern Agriculture
"A federal court has rebuked the Environmental Protection Agency and declared that it is no longer legal to spray. One of the country's most widely used herbicides. It's causing turmoil in mid Western agriculture NPR's Dan Charles has the story. Four years ago, the gave farmers a green light to expand their use of a Weedkiller, cold dyke, Cambe they started spraying it on new varieties of soybeans that had been genetically modified to tolerate the chemical, and from the beginning. It's been hugely controversial. Steve Smith is chairman of the save our crops coalition, which was set up to fight die Cambe. Problem is the chemistry of this product. It doesn't stay where it's supposed to. It sometimes evaporates and drifts into neighboring fields, orchards damage has been reported on millions of acres of other crops mostly soybeans. It was predicted. Predictable what the outcome would be! Several environmental groups sued the EPA saying that the agency violated the law by re approving those uses of Dot Cambe two years ago. And last Wednesday a Federal Circuit Court agreed revoked the EPA's decision. It was early evening in Illinois and Jean Pain President of the Illinois Fertilizer and Chemical Association outside grilling dinner. She came inside discovered dozens of messages on her phone. Everybody had questions what it means. Can I still use Dyke Cambe what is going on? That decision has thrown pains world into chaos, because we are in the middle of soybean production season in largest soybean state in the united. States, most soybeans in the country are now die. Cambe tolerant farmers ready to spray it. But in Illinois Minnesota and South Dakota pains, says state officials have been clear. The court's decision is the law guys. You need to quit using this. Other states are like Iowa have told farmers. It's still okay to spray die camp. Tells them not to. The EPA took several days to respond to the court's decision. Late on, Monday, it issued an order that bans any further sale of these specific dot com products, but the agency also says if farmers in professional applicators have already bought die, Cambe, they don't have to return it. They can spray it instead. Dan Charles NPR news.
Donald Trump weakens environmental regulations with new executive order
"President trump has signed an executive order to speed up the buildings of highways and other major projects by scaling back environmental reviews under special powers he has taken during the corona virus emergency separately the trump run environmental protection agency has formally proposed overhauling how the agency evaluates new rules on air pollutants a move critics say will make it tougher to an act limits on dangerous and climate changing emissions in the future
Buildup of non-flushable wipes and PPE in wastewater at an all time high
"This morning we have an epidemic of wipes and masks in sewers and storm drains in America U. S. cities and rural communities U. S. EPA that's the environmental protection agency have reported and they are issuing similar please because waste water plant operators report a surge of stopped up pipes and
U.S. Interior official used office for personal gain
"Say a senior trump administration official misused his office for private gain by capitalizing on his government connections to help get his son in law hired at the environmental protection agency the interior department's office of inspector general says assistant interior secretary Douglas dominates used his position to induce a senior in a PA official to help the sun will get
States, cities challenge Trump mileage standards rollback
"Nearly two dozen states and several cities have filed a legal challenge to the trump administration's rollback of Obama era mileage standards they argue that science backed up the old regulations they're asking a federal appeals court to review the actions of the US environmental protection agency the department of transportation and its national highway traffic safety administration coalition of environmental groups also filed a similar petition with the court the new mileage standards require automakers to achieve one point five percent annual increases in fuel efficiency the Obama era standards call for five percent annual increases and was seen as the government's most forceful initiative against climate changing fossil fuel emissions a spokesperson calls the trump administration's standards sensible
States, cities challenge Trump mileage standards rollback
"Nearly two dozen states and several cities have filed a legal challenge to the trump administration's rollback of Obama era mileage standards they argue that science backed up the old regulations they're asking a federal appeals court to review the actions of the US environmental protection agency the department of transportation and its national highway traffic safety administration coalition of environmental groups also filed a similar petition with the court the new mileage standards require automakers to achieve one point five percent annual increases in fuel efficiency the Obama era standards call for five percent annual increases and was seen as the government's most forceful initiative against climate changing fossil fuel emissions an EPA spokesperson calls the trump administration's standards sensible and says they strike the right regulatory balance the administration also claims less expensive cars will save lives by encouraging people to buy newer safer vehicles
Looking for Rome; The End of Ice; Earth Day
"It took a decade for Americans to take Rachel Carson seriously. In her book silent Spring She described the dangerous carcinogenic pesticides to the Environment. End To our health. It's bird the. Us government to create the Environmental Protection Agency and banning DT use in North America and much of the world got underway. Today we're experiencing a new form of silent. Spring with the spread of the novel Corona Virus as well as the accelerating effects of climate change on the planet. Maybe these are all signs that Mother Nature is upset with us up mountain climbing journalists Djamil. Cautions us that we're running out of time to get serious about our impact on the natural world? He'll tell us why in just a bit. Let's start today's travel. With Rick. Steves with fresh look at one of the world's most celebrated cities Rome. Francesca Caruso specializes in uncovering the layers of Roman history for visitors. She's with us to point out. What's behind the sites? We see so. We can view Roma's our city to treasure as well. Francesca Buongiorno. Kayak Francesca every day. You take groups around Rome like an evangelist of art appreciation. I've been following you for twenty years this way and it just your fresh now as you were when I first met you as far as your teaching mission. What is your mission as a teacher of travelers in Rome mission to make Rome accessible because I understand that it can be overwhelming. And what do you do with two thousand years of history? What do you do if two thousand years of art? So it's really giving some ideas on how to navigate it how to make sense of. What does it mean? What does it mean to us today? Wonderful classroom well. It's not a bad office to have. Now what are the big challenges? I mean it's it's hot. It's crowded people don't know their history What are the challenges of this? I mean it's becoming more and more crowded yes. The summer's getting very hot. But I think we have to stand that these things don't explain themselves that it's not true that if you stare at a painting or you look at broken columnists going to tell you what it means so we need a little bit of help. We need a few ideas. How do I look at things with the ancient ruins? Look like when they were intact for example so was a few ideas. We can do that. So when you're doing your work. Are there moments when you feel like yes? I've I've really connected and this person has been opened up to the wonder of what I've loved for years. It's a moment the SA- crossing the threshold at some moment. When you see that look in their eyes that they're right there and sometimes I invite them to remember to think of themselves at home packing their suitcases before coming to Rome and ask him think of where you are now the real thing and the real place think about this and as he that they look around themselves they do these moments. I mean now. Travelers can enter the coliseum through. What do you call it? The gladiator entrance on the stern entrance. And you're on the arena on the floor and you can hear the crowds and you can see the wild animals and BSE. Imagine nation is absolutely ignited finding moments though as a teacher. I mean anybody could just walk through some Gaetan look at the Coliseum on the inside it must be nice for you to able to have an entry that makes sense for the story that you're trying to tell. The story is the part I. I don't think you know after twenty years of talking about these things. I think that it's not so much the stones in themselves as was the stones have to say I mean the idea that the stones carry cultures carry stories that but we can think about and we can understand the past but we can also understand ourselves and having a conversation with those stories for you in other words the art can actually be more than just enjoying something fascinating or beautiful it can have meaning can have important the cost the coliseum. I mean the colosseum is bricks. Stones was the colosseum as a place of violence as a place of politics. It's a place where there is ethical moral issue that comes up with his. It mean that these people went to watch death all day long so it becomes a an occasion to reflect on the use of violence and propaganda. That so interesting because a lot of people go. Oh those Romans I mean arena. That's the word is sand right to soak up the blood. Absolute that's why it's called an arena because Covered with sand. So all the bloodshed on the opening celebration of the Coliseum. How many animals were slaughtered? Has Nine thousand or something like that? I always recommend working with perception to also think okay violence. But what if they'd been ancient Roman sitting in the audience and I saw my first lion never having seen a photograph line on knowing what a line looks like a lion pounces out of the floor for the first time. Two thousand years ago without zoos and circuses documentaries would that meant so we can put ourselves in the shoes of people of the past. It creates a different understanding history and culture. We don't need to be quite so judgmental and we also have to remember. What are the top selling movies for us? You know. They're the shoot? 'em Up the Schwarzenegger movies on this kind of stuff. The the wrestling the car racing everybody waiting for a crash. I mean there's a lot of consistency between twenty first century and two thousand years ago might challenge as a tour guide. And I would imagine you're too is helping people see things in that context. I mean today we go to Roman. It's a modern city sitting on the ruins of a city that used to have a million people. There were a million people in Rome two thousand years ago. How do we envision that? How do we appreciate pass key? But the imagination needs to be informed so if I say that Roma's the first city in the West that reach the population of a million that an antiquity was the most populated city on the planet. And there will never be a million people in a European city again after Roman to London in the eighteen hundreds there you can start thinking that and then you start saying well. What did it mean to provide clean water food housing to over a million people two thousand years ago with did it look like and then you're there all of a sudden you're there and you're thinking like them and you don't bring your baggage of perceptions of moral codes and ethics but you're thinking like a Roman and then that's the transformative aspect of travel that you can be in the shoes of another person of another time might challenge and I just love? This is to not look at it from yeah. I've been there done that. I've seen it on TV. I saw that movie. You know from the twenty. Oh we've got taller buildings or whatever put yourself in the context and then you go. Wow they had a sewer system for a million people. They brought in water for a million people. They cooked bread for a million people there. Rick it happens if you're on the other side of the world and you didn't know book it's one thing if you're in place and you can imagine you can think you can reflect. You can feel are things that can happen if you're that to not happen. Otherwise is doors open as he's Windows. That opens a comprehension. Remember we talked about once fell to The Catholic pilgrim to walk into Saint Peter's for the first time for one hundred years ago. It's that idea of putting ourselves in the eyes in the shoes of travelers on the past
EPA Grants First Permit to Test Genetically Modified Mosquitoes in Houston, Florida Keys
"The U. S. environmental protection agency has granted permission for genetically engineered mosquitoes to be released in the Florida Keys and around Houston to see if they can help limit the spread of mosquito borne illnesses the British biotech company Oxitec limited was granted an experimental use permit to release of genetically engineered type of the skill species known to be associated with the Sikh of virus and viruses that cause yellow fever besides the EPA's office of chemical safety and pollution Oxitec must get state and local approval before it can start field testing but if granted testing will take place over a two year period in Monroe County Florida starting this summer and in Harris County Texas beginning in twenty twenty one when genetically engineered males are released into the field they mate with wild female mosquitoes with only male mosquitoes able to survive the population decrease suse as the gene spreads
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"For KCBS insurance claims of top twelve billion dollars for the November wildfires in California, making them the most expensive in state history. A victory for environmentalists and babies KCBS. Rebecca corral reports tonight. The California's about to ban a widely used pesticide from being used any place in the state for more than a half-century Clark has been sprayed or sprinkled on fruit and nut crops, cotton and vegetables to control destructive insects, golf course managers use it on mosquitoes. And then they found out how nasty the stuff is is an extremely toxic pesticide. It's a nerve agent. That's proven to cause brain damage in children contaminants, our waterways and our wildlife Tiffany Hanes of the environmental group friends of the earth says eventually. Even the fence decided cla pufus shouldn't be used almost twenty years of study that US Environmental Protection Agency concluded that clip. I cannot be considered safe into a set to Bennett. Unfortunately, the Trump administration reversing the decision putting all of California residents health and our environment at risk last month. California regulators ordered state scientists to develop measures to protect farm workers and people who live near crops being hit with the pesticide. But when they realize there is no safe way to use it they decided on a ban. It could take two years to get the pesticide out of California Rebecca Korol victory sweet victory for the sharks. And the warriors tonight sports is next KCBS news time ten thirteen..
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"Five million in compensation seventy five million in punitive damages jury saying Monsanto you stink. Yep. Will they eventually cut that down the judge will cut it down? There's no way there's one story in which in this one. I didn't think it would be that high a jury awarded in and similar case. Two hundred eighty nine million dollars, which is completely insane. The judge cut it down to seventy eight million. Even that's insane. Seventy eight million what's happening. Right. And I know this for a fact in some juries, if if somebody's kinda hip to this problem, they'll talk about we have to go super high because they. Down. Although if he goes if it's a reasonable award. The judge is not going with their on purpose. They're going into multiple hundreds of millions of dollars because they know that's the way they might end up with, you know, eighty or seven Monsanto is saying there's no proof that what we have causes cancer. Here's all the evidence. We have including the US Environmental Protection Agency. They said that this is round up doesn't cause cancer. This reminds me of the lawsuit against utilities, Erin, Brockovich, six hundred and something million dollars settlement. They never established a connection. Incidently? Remember Alar on apples never a connection. Do you? Remember, the silicon the silicon implants now there is a connection but only as to that single single type of implant. That's you get you have to get in front of a jury. And once you get in front of a jury that's ego loose juries are easily swayed. You just do which is why incidentally, I always tell people on Handel on the law whenever they have a I go number one always ask for a jury trial. Always always come in. If you can in a wheelchair whether or not you need it always come in and clothing that looks like you can't afford it. Make sure that somehow it gets into the onto the testimony and the jury hears that you're homeless your dog just died just anything you can. That's how to do a jury trial. If you're a plaintiff. And that's why you're only legal advice that you give is on the radio, by the way. That's actually, that's actually good legal advice. Incidentally in front of a jury. Of course, it doesn't get in. Because you have the defensely way way way way way first of all she never had a dog. All right. So that's a problem. But it doesn't matter debt in front of a jury because of the emotional part of a bench bench trial, which is just the judge all the judge looks at the just the facts, ma'am, nothing. But the facts the law the facts, and unless you have them and strongly the get bounce, which is why it never just do a bench trial when there is any suit like this. All right. We'll take a break come back and finish up handle on the news. Jennifer a school shooter serving a life sentence in Sacramento has died in prison fatally, shot seven people at a small Christian vocational.
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"The rebound comes as average thirty year. Mortgage rates have fallen since peaking at almost five percent. In early November the index improved in January and the northeast midwest the south and the west rich Thomasson reporting providence, Theresa May and says Britain will leave the European Union on a scheduled X month amid signs that are promised to get part of the vote on delaying. Brexit is paying off literally may bowed to pressure been offered lawmakers the chance to postpone the March twenty ninth withdrawal date if they want to prove her divorce deal with the EU lawmakers. Voted five hundred to two twenty Wednesday tobacco. Lotion that underscored as promise. Breaking news and analysis at townhall dot com. US? Environmental regulators are leaving intact and air quality standard for power pollution plants despite calls by health advocates for a tougher standard. The US Environmental Protection Agency is announced it will retain the standard for sulfur dioxide pollution established in two thousand ten under President Obama sulfur dioxide comes from burning coal to produce electricity and from other industrial sources the American lung association and other groups that her GPA to lower the amount of pollution allowed. They say the existing standard puts millions of people at risk asthma attacks correspondent Jerry else. So called transgender troops testifying for the first time to congress say transitioning to another sex made them stronger, while Pentagon officials defended the Trump administration's decision to bar them from enlisting in the future. The Pentagon points out that enlisting in the military is not a right? More of these stories at townhall dot com. Patrick fos. Did you know that every dollar you put into.
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"Chicago police condemn what they say was a made up racist and anti gay attack on Jesse spa orchestrated by the empire after himself. More in five minutes now at twelve fifty five. Bloomberg money news on WCBS stock futures are trending lower DAL futures down sixty four points. Nasdaq futures lower by five and a quarter SNP futures up six points. This is the Bloomberg green business report Ford Motor Company has alerted federal regulators. There could be a problem with this emissions and fuel economy testing after employee's reported issues with the process. The automaker uses to ensure its models meet US rules. The automaker has hired an outside firm to investigate road load specifications using its testing a group of employees raised concerns in April. And Ford says it reported the issue to the US Environmental Protection Agency and the California Air Resources board this week Ford stressed the probe does not involve looking for defeat devices which were used in the diesel emission scandal involving Volkswagen. Ford says no fuel economy ratings have as yet been found to be inaccurate on its models still. The automaker is considering making. Changes to the way it tests has cars to confirm they meet regulations Ford and California regulators didata immediately respond to requests for comment. That's the Bloomberg green business report. I'm Bob moon. No an ad from here. Go. Bundling home and auto with progressive can save you money on your car insurance. No kidding. All right. I'm sorry added that last part in you can edit that outright. Are you can keep an an if you like I mean, my opinion is I think it's good..
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"Out and exercising or viewing nature you can find relationships there we might be able. To help look at some of the causes and associations between. Things, like obesity and access to green space I love the picture that you sent in so people can go to our website NC a photo of you and I believe that you're in front. Of your computer or it's the screen at least and it shows one of these looks like an atlas. So I have a feeling this is one of the environment atlas that. You're talking, about actually, fascinating how it is information this accessible to just citizens in we can go on. And learn about aren't virement right yes and that's the, damage behind me as, one of the many we have probably over three hundred different types of therapy goals that we put our map people might, be familiar with something like Google earth this mapping location operates somewhat like that except we have. Compiled the metrics that might be of interest for ecosystem services which is the concept that we get benefits. From nature like Greenspace 'cause. They not only provide places us to go on picnics but they also provide filtration maybe four pollutants from cars and they also Cried filtration for run. Off from your backyard so it keeps it out of the water, it is absolutely fascinating so what are some of the other questions that are, on this, survey that people might not think where are they asking. That well we have questions. That are about the age of your house we have questions. That are about a time that you spend outdoors with your pets. There questions about the whether or not they sleep, on? Furniture. And then we have questions about the types of food and, water sources that they have and these are all places where certain exposures could be influencing. Health as a pet whether by you know just. Going out and exercising or actually being exposed to something say like algal blooms issues in water or where there's already, in water if they're going to nature park areas more they might be getting exposed because of their intake from a source it's, not a controlled drinking water source while it is absolutely, fascinating and again This is just very short the link will be on our site so people can. Go to, it takes, less than ten minutes to do this and speaking of little timeout we're going to take a short break right now we'll be right. Back with Dr Megan Mahaffey she is again, a research colleges with the US Environmental Protection Agency office of research. Development we'll be talking about ways your pet can help the world. Right back Please have a seat in the. Waiting room the doctor will be with you shortly right after these messages I love.
"us environmental protection agency" Discussed on Global News Podcast
"Customers can see food being prepared in the kitchens the company says it hopes the move will enhance transparency and public confidence in the network charlie gallagher he african state of djibouti is tiny but extremely significant because of its location on the red sea it hosts frenchamerican chinese military bases and has now launched the first phase or what is billed as africa's biggest free trade zone china has largely funded the project for in previous investments in the country's railways and shipping terminals told me a ladder po reports from djibouti if you asked your bouches where they see that country in ten years they usually look to dubai or singapore's models of what they want to be like and here's why i'm on a hillside just overlooking the red sea and to my right there is the old port of djibouti which is still functional and is just by the city and in front of me a second port it's a container terminal that is linked by new railway to if the pierre and the third port to my left this one's run by the chinese and these are the avenue news feel will take them to development djibouti belly has any natural resources not even a single river it's a tiny erred country with a population of less than a million people in a troubled region somalia to the south a retreat to the north and yemen just thirty kilometers across the water but it's a stable country next to some of the world's busiest shipping lanes and it's putting that to work that's the only thing we have you see that that's the only thing you have dr good at dixie is an entrepreneur and a lecturer at the university of djibouti you see the numbers having wars everywhere the only thing we have now security you know we've been operating ports for more than fifty years we have the best record we're even giving to other african country some training but the only thing missing is like we need some more business to come the development and construction of this project will provide the ford with sufficient space for sustainable development a sleek promotional video for one of djibouti's ports the country already has six active sports then we'll start building two more this year this has been vital for if the opium next door which transports ninety five percent.
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"To dump it's all platform it see and show lost that case i is immoral argument greenpeace one as a result of that the governments who ruled the environment of the northeast atlantic concluded no structures except the very biggest and most difficult concrete ones should be allowed to be left in the sea that's what these academics looking at now saying that needs to be looked at again it seems obvious that if you put something into the ocean and you remove it off to us yeah there does seem obvious and there's a clear moral case that greenpeace made but what the academics is saying is in a lot of these cases the environment is got used to these structures and some cases more than got used to have positively colonized it so you can see pictures of the legs of oil rigs they completely colonized by lots of different creatures the cold water corals live up in the north atlantic which are increasingly endangered and have been grubbed up by bottom trawling from fishermen they have managed to use the rigs to survive and they seem to be using the rigs to colonize to spread their risks from from one rig to another other fish of colonized the areas called apparently like to shelter in them because it's their only respite from potentially getting hoover dot by bottom trawlers so there's a massive benefit to wildlife and the academics the group today are saying look if we take these bunkers up if we take these rigs up we don't know what the result might be we might actually harm the environment more than we're helping you it seems that greenpeace is not accepting that argument or greenpeace's very skeptical you know this is the role the greenpeace always plays but it saying hang on a minute are we really going to tell these huge and massively influential and rich companies that they can get off the hook by just saying okay you can just leave your richter now or joe harrington long consider one of india's gills the country's railway network is going through a bit of a bad pr patch last year the food on indian railways was branded unfit for human consumption then in may there was outcry over stomachturning incident involving a toilet and cups of tea rail manages have now turned to internet live streaming in a bid to restore public confidence charlotte elliott has the story more than twenty four million people travel with indian railways every day but a series of scandals has put many off from eating on the trains last year the government's own corruption watchdog said the meal served on board were unfit for human consumption in a damning report it said food was often contaminated and out of date complaints about insects in meals and rats and cockroaches near the kitchens are also commonplace but trust in the company hit rock bottom in may when catering staff was seen making tea with water from toilet indian railways is pledged to improve hygiene and in attempt to clean up its image has launched a live streaming service so.
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"Only need tiny quantities to provide a lethal dose anyway is there a tool do you think an upside to this at least in terms of the level of knowledge that has been gained over the last four months albeit not to minimize the personal distress that has been caused to those who've been caught up in it that's really i think the new couple who have been affected couldn't be being treated in a better place than souls redistrict hospital the doctors there have more expertise than anybody in the world now in treating people who are poisoned by these agents so the doctors in source bray know what they're doing and the outcome i think for the couple now in hospital the care and expertise that will be being provided for them will be absolutely spot on and directed specifically to ensure the survival professor alastair hey the international union for the conservation of nature has published an updated red list an exhaustive survey of animals and plants believed to be in danger of extinction the publication includes an obscure toed a flying fox and a distant relative of the guinea pig found in jamaica i asked out science reporter helen briggs which endangered animals on the list her could hurry ghanem's toad is an fibrin that has made it to this list and as you might think is named after the lord of the rings character golan the scientists who discovered it think it has something in common with ghanem semiaquatic it's got large is it's long thin limbs and long fingers but they're trying to highlight his plight because this particular toad is found only on one mountainside in malaysia in streams and it happens to be an area where there's a lot of development a lot of tourism so by highlighting the plight of this creature they hope that it can be saved there is some good news but overall picture of animals and plants being affected by climate change habitat loss and invasive species are of headlines coming out of australia australia's reptiles threatened by invasive species to put it crudely why should we care if reptiles threatened well the part of the eco system that part of the web of life so they eat things other things eat them so we need all of these creatures and it is the ones the big four remember was that tend to get the attention tends to get the publicity so quite a lot of things on this list that a very obscure you might not have heard or the reptiles the fibia nhs they're all important and one of the big threats to these reptiles is actually species that humans introduce dogs cats that kind of thing that go out into the world and kill an awful lot of these things so the red list is out the wounding is public is going to do anything do you think to save all these plants these creatures well scientists behind this say this is the first step if you like we still haven't explored the entire world we still don't know exactly how many plants and animals we have by actually going out there cataloging them finding how many we've got which ones at particular risk then highlighting their plight that means that this some official information out there that people can use governments can use to try and protect these plants and animals try and draw up priority of of what needs to be saved helen breaks still to come in this podcast djibouti opens the first phase of what's being described as africa's biggest free trade zone we believe we got the test to speed up the development and transformation of our countries what should happen to an already out in the ocean that exists productive life remove it from the seabed of course well that's the conventional wisdom but a new study suggests that that could be benefits if old oil rigs a left where they are roger harrabin is our environment analyst the people who took part in the survey or a group of experts in marine biology across government and consultancies and academia and they will ask the question whether they thought the rules were appropriate for governing the environment of the north sea now those rules were laid down in the late nineteen ninety s after massive row over shell's plans shell oil's plans to sink an oil bunker called brent spar it wanted to sing it at the bottom of the sea shell was taken on by greenpeace and greenpeace said look are not allowed to dump my car in the sea why should a multi million dollar company be allowed.
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"To provide a much more detailed fingerprint because you've got a number of different other agents present and that enables you to do comparisons for more easily when you've got something that's relatively pure you hadn't got these other items that you can use as additional confirmation and so it makes it much more difficult to say that something is from the same batch i'm from what we know about the way mitch nova choke operates is it conceivable that even for months on from when it was used is it a tool likely that it would have degraded or is that just not something that nova joke does we know very little about the degradation of nava chocks all we really know is that in the scruples themselves when they were being treated this agent was very persistent this was why sergei and julia were unconscious for such a long time all nerve agents are broken down in the body ultimately and that's why people survive the nava chalk type agent would appear not to be one that is broken down very readily but we just don't know that for certain which all then leads me onto a fairly unequivocal statement that was made by the home secretary in the house cones saying that the risk remains low to the public yes if you take your children to school you for saints breeze you go to the theater and none of those activities are caused any particular problems or any symptoms then it's unlikely that that is going to be a problem for you you're not going to be exposed to novi chalks it's about perhaps being in a different area and giving specific guidance to people who were in certain areas about washing clothes and cleaning jewelry if there is direct contact the resurrection to people but statistically the likelihood of that happening i think is very small and the risk is generally low to the public launch in terms of the amount of norwich fits like plea still to be knocking around if there is any is it likely that is much around or is it more likely that it was a tiny amount possibly in some container that has been discarded show really knew the answer to that given how toxic these agents are renew really you're talking about microgram quantities as being lethal doses micrograms all millions of graham you could have many hundreds of lethal doses in the liquid in say a little container of no varnish for example and so i think the quantity the actual volume of agent that might be around as likely to be small given that you.
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"Their children britain and russia have traded accusations about the latest nerve agent poisoning in south west england british detectives say they're trying to trace a contaminated item handlebar couple who remained critically ill in salisbury the same town where the russian spies sergei scrip pal had his daughter yulia treated following a near fatal attack four months ago britain has again accused russia of poisoning the father and daughter and wants answers from moscow about this latest incident but the russian foreign ministry spokeswoman marie as a heroic cooed on britain to stop playing political games raymond disaster stickers the national continue the name of security of citizens of our continent we are calling onto his government to stop intrigue and gains involving poisonous chemicals substances and to start resisting joint investigation of what happened to russian citizens on british territory see screaming garage i asked vitaly shevchenko of bbc monitoring what else the russians had been saying with remarks by the kremlin spokesman victory peskov today who said he was concerned that such poisonings keep happening in the uk but again he denied that russia had anything to do with them he was disappointed in his words the london hasn't asked russia for assistance on basically wasn't allowing russia to take politics the in inquiry listening to some of those reactions some of those comments i don't particularly get the sense that russian officials are worried about the sort of language response coming out of london they're not at all in fact the mood music and the whole tone of what's being coming from official spokespeople government run media that's hone is mocking being sarcastic it's as if they're saying look all these western officials people in london for example then not to be taken seriously the not competent enough we've hards remarks by two former heads of the russian federal security service today one of them said that the uk was clearly incapable of investigating these kind of poisonings and maybe even of storing dangerous substances so he suggest that british investigators should look closer to home another former security chief in russia nikolai kovalyov who happens to be a member of the russian parliament he said that the was a mentally unstable former employee of porton down who could have carried out these poisoning because he was disgruntled and i see it's not just russian officials russian media commenting an offer loss on this to absolutely in fact they've been playing a huge role in how the correct kind of message is being delivered to the russian public and the main thrust of that message is that look we've got nothing to do with it at any suggestions of moscow's involvement are groundless and even laughable for example state to these channel one spoke of groundhog day and sold reports who another government run tv channel in russia suggested that the amesbury poisoning might have been staged by the british government else of point over the fabulous world cup hosted by russia retaliation shankar the current assumption here in the uk seems to be that this latest incident can be traced to the same batch of nova chalk that was used to attack the script house but how difficult is it to know that for certain alicea hey is professor of environmental toxicology at the university of leeds in northern england he spoke to my colleague tim francs it won't be an easy process because the chemical that was used against the script halls was described as being very pure and that's i military grade preparation when substances are less pure those other ingredients help.
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"Find his wife job reassigning staffers who objected to these sorts of things and rewarding staffers longtime staffers by high paying jobs going around instructions from the white house that's just a quick list of it and as you can see a controversy that have been swirling around for quite some time and it is some remarkable that he managed to hold out as long as he did he was generally well liked by conservatives because he was doing what they wanted it the environmental protection agency he was cutting regulations he was perry back different things at brock obama had implemented to for instance trim power plant emissions he was seeing as someone who is getting in there gutting the environmental protection agency trimming these regulations back and generally pushing a conservative line so policy wise they were very happy with them they just didn't like all of this other stuff anthony's okay in washington the us government is ordering dna tests on some three thousand migrant children in an effort to try to reunite them with their parents the families were separated at the border with mexico under donald trump's zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration china brian reports from washington for weeks the trump administration had been unable to confirm how many children were separated under the government zero tolerance immigration policy all where they all were now the secretary of health and human services alex czar says fewer than three thousand remain detained apart from that parents approximately one hundred under the age of five a judge has said those children must be reunited with their parents by next tuesday and all the others by july the twenty sixth to speed the process and meet the deadline mr aznar said parents of the underfives were being relocated to detention centers near.
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"Here with water it's invisible almost but yes it's reusing jonathan do you need some water insurance can get you some water anybody in the audience seawater tell me go for now here's some action that has happened recently the european union has voted in favor of an almost complete ban on the most widely used glass of insecticide in the world neonicotinoids near nicotinoid pesticides excuse me these more substantial restrictions come two years after the european union had voted for a partial ban which applied to crops like maize wheat barley and oats now under the newly agreed commission regulation almost all outdoor use of of the chemical will be banned aretha report from the european food safety authority found neonicotinoids pose a threat to many species of bees and that the past is the pesticide drifted from the applied area once the ban goes into effect the end of the at the end of the year the pesticides will only be allowed in greenhouses while it may have taken the eu almost a decade to come to this new conclusion the us environmental protection agency is only now reevaluating the pesticide once again get on with it folks because we can't lose our bees or we'll lose a large portion of our crops a lot of european species we're starting to die off that's why they had to we been covering that story on the show and it's not just european bee species it's our own here at home so we need to get on with that and not just evaluate but ban neonicotinoids in this country in order to save our culture our epa administrator is under a lot of scrutiny right now so he might not get around to abandoned we need a new epa director personal opinion and meanwhile we will informed citizenry need to exercise our democratic birthright and get on our so called leaders to get doing the right thing and educate them to you know they got kids and grandkids to they have to care about those people you gotta eat a lot of food comes from bee pollination and b's we did an excellent show with a gal from columbia graduate student way back in the spring check that out on our archives at planet watch radio.
"us environmental protection agency" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Us environmental protection agency to leave the state's own environmental department catherine mccabe served as the us epa is acting regional administrator four new jersey new york puerto rico and the virgin islands she briefly led the federal agency earlier this year despite or perhaps because of the ongoing hardships in puerto rico several dozen bronx residents held a raucous per randa in the bronx yesterday evening mr procession of musician singing christmas songs in spanish marched from one community guard into another 43 role bronx resident alex rivera was in puerto rico when hurricane maria hit he said the gathering was a nice show or puerto rican you ready after you've been door support for the puerto ricans here in new york while in puerto rico the group making music new york organize the procession as well as other celebrations around the city to mark the winter solstice eight six this is wnyc tens of thousands of immigrants where ankle monitors these devices are operated by private companies they allow immigrants to stay out of detention centers while they await immigration court proceedings but there are expensive and for some people oppressive wnyc's arrun venik a looks at one emigrant who marked the christmas season by cutting his monitor when it twenty year old immigrant name hirszon decided to remove his ankle monitor he didn't do it quietly at home he had a public event in new york earlier in december with hundreds of attendees multiple members of the clergy and acquire oh there were prayers in english and in spanish person is originally from central america and lives in queens i wasn't able to reach him for this story but i did speak to people who were there that day and recorded the ceremony she alleged on me a speedy two n d your the monitor he's worn for three years looks like an old retro phone it as a hard plastic strap that rats around the ankle tighten enough that some people say cuts off circulation anti contains a gps monitor we pray for all the people who are not free to remove the shackles reverend don us copper is senior minister for judson memorial church where the ceremony took place wounded the advent and christmas themes is very much a jesus theme is let the captives go free an unshackle those who are bound.
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"Chemicals have been associated with health issues like infertility trouble maintaining a pregnancy longer time to get pregnant we've seen those associations with flameretardant chemicals and we've seen some of these chemicals associated with for example toxicity to the developing brain and nervous system this is especially concerning for developing babies and children are i've this is sounding dangerous than scary a people really rich coming what kind of levels of these toxins found out so there is no health risk based levels set for chemicals and dust but we compared the average levels that we saw and dust to you levels from the us environmental protection agency that they use for for soil screening and what we found was that the average level of some of these chemicals and dust exceeded those a level of concern so the fact that in developed countries we we spend about ninety percent of our time indoors that really was concerning for us now i should stress at this point that this no clear evidence that dust in your house is directly harming you but there is evidence that exposure to these chemicals cam in high enough concentrations coz health issues and what concerns people like fina is the effects of being exposed to lots of these chemicals at the same time research continues but in the meantime his bit of good news there are some simple steps that we can take reduced the level of household dust and our contact with it wash your hands often and.
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"The addition of the two rodahl sight to the super fun program the us environmental protection agency says the area was polluted with industrial chemicals which can have serious health impacts including damage to the liver and increasing the risk of cancer according to the epa it's unclear whether there are public health risk from this particular well the epa said it plans to do testing in the area in the next few days regional epa spokesman elias rodriguez confirmed the location as part of a superfund cite the puerto rican water utility however was unaware that this well say was part of the super fun program and they still maintained that the water is fit for public consumption the well was opened on an emergency base this is not part of the regular drinking water supply in 2015 this well in dorado which is located near a shopping center was found by the epa to be safely within federal standards for pc e and chloroform to industrial chemicals people waiting in line for the water were unaware of those concerns however they don't have other options for a water source secretary of state rex tillerson said yesterday his diplomatic efforts will continue as long as they possibly can despite the sabrerattling on both sides of the pacific he also says he is proud of the president's efforts to get things done diplomatically is brought gray raffles poor or is are all towards north korea the implementing sanctions if limiting of diplomatic pressure we now have the most comprehensive sanctions in place that have ever been put in place to strangle the north korean regime's economic revenue strange we have shadeh now joining us in putting pressure on north railways it has never been achieved before attribute a lot of at the very strong relationship president trump has with phrase mitch tillerson also said these diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops on the television show state of.
"us environmental protection agency" Discussed on News-Talk 1400 The Patriot
"Awful smoke hanging over northern california where the destruction of two thousand home the death of seventeen americans the missing of two hundred forty other americans is obscured a lot of important news one of those the announcement yesterday by us environmental protection agency admitted traders scott pruitt of the rule making to reverse the clean power plan rule which was originally promulgated on october 23rd 2015 by the epa administrator pruitt george may now i always say when he does come on he is my friend my son worked for the epa that's called self regulation so people don't suggest that i i am a keeping other than transparent disclosure from eu administrator pruitt welcome back good morning you i have to begin with the congressional research service assessment of the clean power plan it says on october 23rd 2015 the us environmental protection agency published its final clean power plan rule to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases specifically carbon dioxide the clean power plan would require state to submit plans to achieve state level all specific co two goals reflecting emission performance rate and that the clean power plan has been one of the more singularly controversial environmental regulations ever promulgated by the epa the congressional research service goes on to to discuss how it has been enjoined by the courts so what did you do yesterday against that backdrop well breathtaking and in light of what the previous administration did hear the case for the first time ever the epa.
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"The destruction of two thousand home the death of seventeen americans the missing up two hundred forty other americans is obscured a lot of important news one of those the announcement yesterday by us environmental protection agency administrator scott pruitt the rule making to reverse the clean power plan rule which was originally promulgated on october 23rd 2015 by the epa administrator pruitt george may now i always say when he does come on you as my friend my son work to the epa that's called selfregulate shen so people don't suggest that i am keeping other than transparent disclosure from eu administrator pruitt welcome back good morning hugh i have to begin with the congressional research service assessment of the clean power plan it says on october 23rd 2015 the us environmental protection agency published its final clean power plan rule to regulate emissions of greenhouse gases specifically carbon dioxide the clean power plan would require state to submit plans to achieve state level specific she a twogoal reflecting emission performance rate and that the clean power plan has been one of the more singularly controversial environmental regulations ever promulgated by the epa the congressional research service goes on to to discuss how it has been enjoined by the courts so what did you do yesterday against that backdrop wale breathtaking and in light of what the previous administration it for the first time ever the epa said story that we can dictate really coerce state and utility companies across the.