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Papantonio: Who Are The Climate Criminals?

Posted by admin on August 14, 2012 in Global Warming with 14 Comments


You don’t have to be an environmentalist or a scientist to be concerned about what’s happening to our planet when it comes to climate change. The evidence is all around us, and as a whole, we’re doing almost nothing to stop the coming catastrophes. And it’s because of a few wealthy, powerful, corporate elites that the United States has almost completely stalled all action to help combat global climate change, and Mike Papantonio recently spoke with Gaius Publius from America Blog about the corporate CEOs who are helping our planet burn to the ground.

Duration : 0:15:37

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Crude Oil Refinery Operations 1994

Posted by admin on August 14, 2012 in Environment Protection with 17 Comments


The approximately 145 operating petroleum refineries in the United States account for significant releases of pollution into the environment and many threats to worker health and safety. The petroleum industry began with the successful drilling of the first commercial oil well in 1859, and the opening of the first refinery two years later to process the crude into kerosene. The original requirement was to produce kerosene as a cheaper and better source of light than whale oil. The development of the internal combustion engine led to the production of gasoline and diesel fuels. The evolution of the airplane created a need first for high-octane aviation gasoline and then for jet fuel, a sophisticated form of the original product, kerosene. Present-day refineries produce a variety of products including many required as feedstock for the petrochemical industry. The evolution of petroleum refining from simple distillation to today’s sophisticated processes has created a need for health and safety management procedures and safe work practices. To those unfamiliar with the industry, petroleum refineries may appear to be complex and confusing places. Refining is the processing of one complex mixture of hydrocarbons into a number of other complex mixtures of hydrocarbons. The safe and orderly processing of crude oil into flammable gases and liquids at high temperatures and pressures using vessels, equipment, and piping subjected to stress and corrosion requires considerable knowledge, control, and expertise. For more on the workplace and environmental hazards at oil refineries, go to the OSHA website at http://www.osha.gov/dts/osta/otm/otm_iv/otm_iv_2.html#1 and the EPA at http://www.epa.gov/oig/reports/2004/20040622-2004-P-00021.pdf
This is clipped from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1994 video Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Training Series, Highlights: Protecting the Environment from Oil Spills. The entire video is available at the Internet Archives.

Duration : 0:2:41

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[Environment|Animal Rights|Speciesism] The Superior Human? – Full movie – 2012 documentary/film

Posted by admin on August 11, 2012 in Environment Protection with 25 Comments


“The Superior human?” (March 2012) is the first documentary to systematically challenge the common human belief that humans are superior to other life forms. The documentary reveals the absurdity of this belief while exploding human bias.

Featuring Dr Bernard Rollin, Gary Yourofsky Dr Richard Ryder, Dr Steven Best. Narrated by Dr Nick Gylaw.

“The Superior human?” is dedicated to 2012 Earth April (EA) which includes Earth Day and World Lab Animal Day.
EA official website : http://EarthApril.GoodEasy.info

Running time: 73 minutes

Trailer: http://youtube.com/watch?v=azsSGdFiR5M

Official website: http://TheSuperiorHuman.Ultraventus.info/

Please share this movie with others.

Duration : 1:13:34

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Save the WORLD!!!!

Posted by admin on July 31, 2012 in Environment Protection with 1 Comment


Environment Protection

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Old Cairo’s Potters

Posted by admin on July 25, 2012 in Environment Protection with 3 Comments


Makram Ahmed Hussein began working in the pottery craft in Egypt’s Old Cairo district of Fustat at a young age. His family was poor; learning a trade as a child laborer was his only route to help support his family and earn a living. In 2000–2001, the potters’ kilns in Old Cairo were destroyed and the potters pushed out as the area was slated for touristic development. The pretext for the evictions was Egypt’s environmental protection law passed in 1994, which was disastrous to Makram and the potters’ community since the kilns used by potters generated thick black clouds of smoke. Many potters lost their means of livelihood. Now under construction are new potters’ workshops equipped with natural gas-burning ovens—a government-sponsored initiative to revive a traditional craft and make it safe for the environment.

Duration : 0:4:23

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Lake Baikal: environmental protection removed (4/8)

Posted by admin on June 13, 2012 in Environment Protection with No Comments


Free learning from The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk/openlearn/nature-environment/the-environment

The dismantling of environmental protection after the Gorbachev era.

(Part 4 of 8)

Study ‘Environment’ with the OU http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/course/u216.htm

Explore qualifications in Environment, Development and International Studies’ with the OU http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/environment-development-and-international-studies/index.htm

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Governments vs. Markets: Julian Morris on Environmental Protection

Posted by admin on May 29, 2012 in Environment Protection with 25 Comments


Which does a better job of protecting the environment: governments or markets?

Reason Foundation’s Vice President of Research Julian Morris spoke at Reason Foundation’s annual Reason Weekend and challenged the idea that regulations and energy subsidies will save us from environmental disasters. In fact, they help cause them.

When people are driven by profits and protected by property rights, Morris argues, environmentally friendly products will develop naturally.

Morris is the author of dozens of scholarly articles on issues ranging from the morality of free trade to the relationship between institutions, economic development and environmental protection.

Approximately 28 minutes.

Filmed by Alex Manning and Paul Detrick; Editded by Joshua Swain

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Duration : 0:28:37

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President Obama Speaks to Environmental Protection Agency Staff

Posted by admin on May 17, 2012 in Environment Protection with 25 Comments


President Obama thanks the staff of the Environmental Protection Agency for the work they do, which touches on the lives of every American, from the food we eat, to the water we drink, to the air we breathe. January 10, 2012.

Duration : 0:11:50

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