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PBS NewsHour full episode August 26, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 26, 2019

Monday on the NewsHour, President Trump departs a G-7 summit in which harmony was on display — but deep divisions lay underneath. Plus: A major opioid ruling against drugmaker Johnson & Johnson, the fundraising race among 2020 Democrats, Politics Monday, women reporters in the Middle East, the surprise resignation of a star NFL quarterback and the National Gallery’s Oliver Lee Jackson exhibition. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: Trump praises G-7 ‘unity’ but diverges on major policies… News Wrap: States sue over extended migrant detention limits… What Johnson & Johnson case means for opioid accountability… How Democratic fundraising fight is shaping 2020 race… Tamara Keith and Amy Walter on 2020 fundraising, Joe Walsh… How Arab women are changing journalism in the Middle East… What Andrew Luck’s retirement says about ‘brutal’ football… Oliver Lee Jackson on the artists who inspire him…

PBS NewsHour Weekend live show August 25, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Streamed live 6 hours ago

On this edition for Sunday, August 25, world leaders gather in France for the G-7 summit, a look into findings from a newly released DEA opioid database and an author’s exploration of food amid conflict. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from New York. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel: NewsHour Weekend live show August 24, 2019

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On this edition for Saturday, August 24, we take the show on the road to Charlotte, North Carolina, the home of the 2020 Republican National Convention next August. We speak to some of the state’s Republican leadership about North Carolina’s political makeup and explore the growing number of tobacco farmers turning to hemp production across the state. Hari Sreenivasan anchors from Charlotte. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel:

PBS NewsHour full episode August 23, 2019

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 23, 2019

Friday on the NewsHour, the trade war between the U.S. and China escalates as both countries announce new tariffs. Plus: The state of the American economy, what’s at stake for Trump at the G-7 summit, devastating fires in the Amazon, the legacy of GOP donor David Koch, Shields and Ponnuru on politics, evaluating the success of global anti-poverty programs and Jeff Daniels as Atticus Finch.

PBS NewsHour full episode August 22, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Aug 22, 2019

Thursday on the NewsHour, tensions between Japan and South Korea heighten with the end of an intelligence-sharing agreement. Plus: The latest from the 2020 campaign trail, economic consequences of the rising U.S. deficit, the risks of guns with high-capacity magazines, regulating European cruise ships, the long economic legacy of slavery and a brief but spectacular take on social anxiety. WATCH TODAY’S SEGMENTS: News Wrap: White House won’t slash $4 billion in foreign aid… 2020 Democrats lose Inslee amid rumors of new GOP challenger… How Japan-South Korea rift reflects decades of resentment… What skyrocketing federal debt means for the next recession… How capping magazine size could save lives in mass shootings… Why some European ports are fed up with cruise liners… Sugar, slavery and ‘commitment to truth’ in U.S. history… When back to school means a return to social anxiety…

PBS NewsHour full episode August 21, 2019

PBS NewsHour  Published on Aug 21, 2019

Wednesday on the NewsHour, President Trump overhauls rules about detaining migrant families and doubles down on criticism of American Jews who support Democrats. Plus: What new immigration policies mean for migrant children, Trump cancels a trip to Denmark after rebuff on Greenland, politics in Native populations, conservation vs. development in Montana and monitoring Atlantic puffins in Maine. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel: Follow us: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: Newsletters:

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How a group of Syrian residents assembled a secret library

PBS NewsHour   Published on Aug 17, 2019

In the midst of Syria’s civil war, a group of residents in the war-ravaged town of Daraya risked their lives to assemble a secret library in the basement of a destroyed building. Those actions are now cataloged in a new book called, “Syria’s Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town Under Siege.” Hari Sreenivasan recently spoke with author and BBC correspondent Mike Thomson to learn more. Stream your PBS favorites with the PBS app: Find more from PBS NewsHour at Subscribe to our YouTube channel: Follow us: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Snapchat: @pbsnews Subscribe: PBS NewsHour podcasts: Newsletters:

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DW News Livestream | Latest news and breaking stories

DW News   Started streaming on Jan 21, 2019

DW News goes deep beneath the surface, providing the key stories from Europe and around the world. Exciting reports and interviews from the worlds of politics, business, sports, culture and social media are presented by our DW anchors in 15-, 30- and 60-minute shows. Correspondents on the ground and experts in the studio deliver detailed insights and analysis of issues that affect our viewers around the world. We combine our expertise on Germany and Europe with a special interest in Africa and Asia while keeping track of stories from the rest of the world. Informative, entertaining and up-to-date – DW News, connecting the dots for our viewers across the globe. Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster. We convey a comprehensive image of Germany, report events and developments, incorporate German and other perspectives in a journalistically independent manner. By doing so we promote understanding between cultures and peoples.

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For the past 20 years, photographer and TED Fellow Jon Lowenstein has documented the migrant journey from Latin America to the United States, one of the largest transnational migrations in world history. Sharing photos from his decade-long project “Shadow Lives USA,” Lowenstein takes us into the inner worlds of the families escaping poverty and violence in Central America — and pieces together the complex reasons people leave their homes in search of a better life.

This talk was presented at an official TED conference, and was featured by our editors on the home page.

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Jon Lowenstein · Documentary photographer, filmmaker, visual artist

TED Fellow Jon Lowenstein is a documentary photographer, filmmaker and visual artist whose work reveals what the powers that be are trying to hide.

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Drawing on her research into early childhood development, psychologist Sara Valencia Botto investigates when (and how) children begin to change their behaviors in the presence of others — and explores what it means for the values we communicate in daily interactions. (Watch for cute footage of sneaky toddlers.)

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxAtlanta, an independent event. TED’s editors chose to feature it for you.

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Sara Valencia Botto · Psychologist

Sara Valencia Botto investigates when and how humans develop a concern for reputation.

Bolsanaro says Brazil lacks the resources to fight record number of Amazon fires

CBC News  Published on Aug 22, 2019

More than 165,000 fires are currently raging in the Amazon rainforest, prompting widespread concern about the future of the rainforest and global warming. »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: Find CBC News on Facebook: Follow CBC News on Twitter: For breaking news on Twitter: Follow CBC News on Instagram: Download the CBC News app for iOS: Download the CBC News app for Android: »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio,, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

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Fleeing climate change – the real environmental disaster | DW Documentary

DW Documentary   Published on May 1, 2019

How many millions of people will be forced to leave their homes by 2050? This documentary looks at the so-called hotspots of climate change in the Sahel zone, Indonesia and the Russian Tundra. Lake Chad in the Sahel zone has already shrunk by 90 percent since the 1960s due to the increasing heat. About 40 million people will be forced to migrate to places where there is enough rainfall. Migration has always existed as a strategy to adapt to a changing environment. But the number of those forced to migrate solely because of climate change has increased dramatically since the 1990s. It is a double injustice: after becoming rich at the expense of the rest of the world, the industrialized countries are now polluting the atmosphere with their emissions and bringing a second misfortune to the inhabitants of the poorer regions. One of them is Mohammed Ibrahim: as Lake Chad got hotter and drier, he decided to go where the temperatures were less extreme and there was still a little water, trekking with his wife, children and 70 camels from Niger to Chad and then further south. The journey lasted several years and many members of his herd died of thirst. Now he and his family are living in a refugee camp: they only have seven camels left. Mohammed is one of many who have left their homelands in the Sahel – not because of conflict and crises, but because of the high temperatures. He’s a real climate refugee. _______ DW Documentary gives you knowledge beyond the headlines. Watch high-class documentaries from German broadcasters and international production companies. Meet intriguing people, travel to distant lands, get a look behind the complexities of daily life and build a deeper understanding of current affairs and global events. Subscribe and explore the world around you with DW Documentary. Subscribe to DW Documentary:… Visit our Spanish channel: Visit our Arabic channel: For more documentaries visit: Instagram Facebook: DW netiquette policy:…

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Wildfires are burning around the world. The most alarming is in the Amazon rainforest.

Record heat, drought, and deforestation are contributing to wildfire risk.

By Umair Irfan Updated Aug 23, 2019, 10:11am EDT

Residents of Sao Paulo, Brazil recently reported black rain which experts say is fire residue from wildfires in the Amazon, on August 19, 2019. Andre Lucas/Getty Images

An alarming cluster of wildfires are now burning in the Amazon rainforest and are threatening to disrupt international negotiations. French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday laid the blame for the Amazon fires on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, calling the blazes an “international crisis” and promising to bring it up at the G7 summit this weekend.

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest tropical forest. It’s an area with torrential rain that almost never burns on its own, yet the blazes have burned for more than two weeks, growing so intense that they sent smoke all the way to São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city.

The state of Amazonas has declared an emergency. The #PrayforAmazonia tag has surged on social media as users blamed darkened skies above São Paulo on the fires, though some meteorologists said the low clouds were a normal weather phenomenon.

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But the Amazon is not the only region that’s burning. More than 21,000 square miles of forest have gone up in flames in Siberia this month, putting Russia on track for its worst year on record for wildfires. The smoke from these blazes shrouded large parts of the country, including major cities like Novosibirsk, and has crossed the Pacific Ocean into the United States.

On Monday, a wildfire in the Canary Islands forced more than 8,000 people to flee. Over the weekend, new fires ignited in Alaska, extending what’s already been an unusually long fire season for the state. Last week, Denmark dispatched firefighters to Greenland combat a wildfire approaching inhabited areas. If not extinguished, officials are worried the blaze would burn through the winter, further driving up the already massive ice melt Greenland has experienced this year amid record heat.

California, which suffered its most destructive wildfire season on record in 2018, is having a much calmer year by comparison, although the potential for a major fire remains.

Many of these wildfires stem from unprecedented warmth and dryness across many parts of the world this year. And in the case of the Amazon, they are an unmistakable sign of how humans are radically reshaping the planet.

Conditions were ripe for major fires this year

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported last week that this past July was the hottest July on record. The next five hottest Julys were all in the past five years.

This is not just for the northern hemisphere, where it’s summer right now, but for the whole world. The average global temperature last month was 1.71 degrees Fahrenheit above the 20th century average.

It may not seem like much, but remember that this is an average, which can obscure the extremes. And there were plenty of extremes last month.

The Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium set temperature records. Paris recorded its highest temperature ever, 108.6 degrees Fahrenheit. Parts of Poland, the Czech Republic, and Spain also experienced unprecedented high temperatures. Huge swaths of the United States also baked in a heat wave last month, with minimum temperatures approaching or breaking records.

So it’s not too surprising that many of the areas burning right now experienced extreme heat last month: Siberia, Alaska, the Canary Islands.

Alaska and the Canary Islands have also dealt with severe drought this year. In May, Alaska reported “extreme” drought conditions, the first time such a rating was recorded for the state, according to the US Drought Monitor.

These conditions have long been known to exacerbate wildfires. High heat and low moisture means vegetation dries out. But people play a critical role too.

Humans make wildfires worse. In the Amazon, humans are the underlying cause.

In many ecosystems, wildfires are a natural and essential phenomenon. They clear out decaying brush, restore nutrients to soil, and even help plants germinate. But in recent years, humans have made the destruction from wildfires worse at every step. Suppression of natural fires has allowed dry vegetation to accumulate. Human activity is changing the climate, which is forcing some forests to heat up and dry out. People are building ever closer to areas ready to ignite. And people end up igniting the majority of wildfires, whether through downed power lines, errant sparks, or arson.

But the Amazon rainforest, which remains drenched for much of the year, does not burn naturally. Instead, the fires are ignited by people. Farmers use slash-and-burn tactics to clear land for farming and pasture, though it’s illegal in Brazil this time of year due to fire risk.

Illegal logging operations in Brazil have also been known to start fires as a tactic to drive indigenous people off their land and to cover their tracks. The Amazon rainforest has experienced a record number of fires this year, with more than 74,000 reported so far. It’s an 84 percent increase over the number of wildfires at the same time last year.

“There is nothing abnormal about the climate this year or the rainfall in the Amazon region, which is just a little below average,” Alberto Setzer, a researcher at Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research (INPE), told Reuters. “The dry season creates the favorable conditions for the use and spread of fire, but starting a fire is the work of humans, either deliberately or by accident.”

The Amazon rainforest fires are becoming an international political concern

The source of the current wildfires in Brazil is not yet known, and the government in Brazil is not all that inclined to find out. INPE’s director, Ricardo Galvão, was ousted from his job earlier this month after his agency reported an 88 percent increase in the deforestation rate in the Amazon.

Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, called the deforestation data “lies.” On Wednesday, he accused non-governmental organizations of starting fires after the government withdrew funding for these groups. He provided no evidence for this claim.

When pressed further about the fires on Thursday, Bolsonaro said the government didn’t have the resources to respond. And he again reiterated his claim that NGOs started the fires, according to the BBC:

Asked on Thursday who was responsible for starting the fires, he responded: “The Indians, do you want me to blame the Indians? Do you want me to blame the Martians?… Everyone is a suspect, but the biggest suspects are NGOs.”

Asked if there was any proof of this, he replied: “Did I accuse NGOs directly? I just said I suspect them.”

The French government meanwhile is laying the blame on the Brazilian government. France’s Macron accused Bolsonaro of failing to uphold earlier commitments to preserve the rainforest. “The president can only conclude President Bolsonaro lied to him at the Osaka summit,” a French official told Politico, referring to the June G20 meeting.

This deforestation stands to have major regional consequences. Without trees in place to anchor the soil and retain moisture, the underlying vegetation can dry out, making it easier to burn. Trees also evaporate a huge volume of water and emit chemicals that make it condense, helping the rainforest generate its own rainfall.

Right now, the Amazon has been deforested by 15 percent or more from its primeval state and scientists are worried that if it reaches 25 percent, there won’t be enough trees cycling water through the forest. The region will cross a tipping point and eventually degrade into savanna.

This has huge consequences for the rest of the world as well. The Amazon rainforest produces huge amounts of oxygen. Its vegetation holds on to billions of metric tons of carbon that could oxidize into heat-trapping gases.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change earlier this month reported that conserving areas like the Amazon rainforest will be integral to mitigating climate change. But with the current pace of wildfires and deforestation, the world is rapidly galloping in the wrong direction.

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CRAZY Fruits You’ve Never Heard Of!

BE AMAZED  Published on Jul 18, 2019

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Places You Should Visit Before They Vanish from The Face of The Earth and

BE AMAZED Published on Apr 3, 2019

Our world is changing. From the Great Barrier Reef to the Florida Everglades – here are the places you should visit before they vanish from the face of the Earth. Subscribe for more! ? ? Stay updated ? ? For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch: Credit:

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Things You Should Never Do in Other Countries

BE AMAZED   Published on Jan 24, 2019

Different cultures around the world are so varied their rules may get you into a world of difficulty! Here are 20 surprising things you should never do in other countries. Subscribe for more! ? ? Stay updated ? ? For copyright queries or general inquiries please get in touch:

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Dubai’s Miracle Garden – BBC Travel Show

BBC Travel Show  Published on Aug 12, 2019

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Dubai Miracle Garden 2019

TSK-24   Published on Aug 23, 2018

Dubai Miracle Garden 2019. The Dubai Miracle Garden is a flower garden located in the district of Dubailand, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The garden was launched on valentine’s day in 2013 MUSIC: Green Leaves by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (…) Artist: Landras Dream by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (…) Artist: ? For copyright matters please contact us: © My video is in accordance with the Fair Use Law of Youtube —————————————————————– Thanks for watching! Please subscribe for more videos

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One of the most Beautiful Japanese Gardens in the World

Tropical Gardening   Published on Feb 22, 2019

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Nobody ever wrote down a plan to be broke, fat, lazy, or stupid. Those things are what happen when you don’t have a plan.

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Carl Warner blends photography and art to make highly conceptual visual images. Based in London, Warner’s 25-year career spans still life and advertising photography. He is best known for his intricate food landscapes, many of which can be seen in the recently published book Carl Warner’s Food Landscapes. In this interview with Photoshop Corp, he shares his insights about his background and creative process. i hope you will like these Photo collage / photo

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? Thisiscolossal: Geometric Portraits by Silvia Idili Overlay Clusters of Origami-Like Objects on Subjects’ Eyes, Noses, and Mouths

August 15, 2019  Kate Sierzputowski

Milan-based painter Silvia Idili paints portraits of men and women that are partially obscured by folded

geometric objects, incomplete masks that draw the audience deeper into the subjects’ gaze. Idili explains to JULIET that these origami-like additions featured in The Visionaries “are the symbol of infrastructures created by the mind to hide and mask the true nature of one’s being, which is at the same time an expression of a spiritual tension in relation to the anxiety of the contemporary.”

The portraits invite the audience to take a moment to reflect on their own inner gaze as they make eye contact with the guarded paintings. You can view more of Idili’s portraits and surrealist animal paintings on her website and Instagram. (via INAG)


Now I’ve Seen Everything   Published on Dec 14, 2018

Street art is an amazing form of art that inspires and surprises, and that can transform a boring urban environment. Sometimes, street art not only transforms the world around you, but also interacts with it. Check out this awesome compilation of breath-taking street art and graffiti works! These artists found their self-realization in very bright and eccentric ways. Street art is their passion! Born in the 1970s in New York, street art has always been a popular and relevant form of expression around the world. In street art, the artists strives to communicate with people who see their work, to engage them in a dialogue about their ideas! Tell us in the comments what do you think about this street art! Via: Hula…………… Music by Epidemic Sound: ———————————————————————————————————- Subscribe to Now I’ve Seen Everything : Our Social Media: Facebook: Instagram:… ———————————————————————————————————– More articles:

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Elephants at the Water Lily Pond and their Environment 1:  Artwork by Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts 

I produced Elephants at the Water Lily Pond in 1999, because I heard about deforestation.  I have been very concerned about humans invading the animals habitats by cutting down the forests for housing and farm land.  Some humans do not believe in global warming that is caused from mismanaging the environment so they go on making their wealth from destroying the land for mining and the forest for the wood products.  Some trees are cut down to produce throw away chopsticks and other wasteful products.  

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Sunday, February 02, 2014

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