THE ENVIRONMENT TV
WEEKLYNEWS Vacation Special
August 25 Through September 1 and
September 8, 2014
THIS WEEK’S ORDER OF TOPICS
ETV WeeklyNews Vacation Special: August 25 to September 8, 2014
-Journalists: Ken Gale, Mercy Van Vlack, John P. Duffy, Jr., Charlie Olson
-Order Of Topics
-BEE (And Bird) REPORT:
-People’s Climate March Update
-NYC Council Hearing:
Al Appleton: Provoking A Public Debate On How Fast NYC Can Become Carbon Neutral
-Earth Overshoots CO2 Balance In August
-Fukushima: Tyoko Power Co. Responsible For Woman’s Suicide
AND Children’s Thyroid Cancer Increases
-Analyzing Fukushima’s Radiation and Health Effects
-A Creative Artful Action
-Zephyr Teachout On The Stump
-Environmental Statement by Ken Gale
New York City
Ken Gale, John P. Duffy Jr., Charlie Olson
Mercy Van Vlack
SPECIAl THANKS AGAIN TO: Bruce Ferguson for his help in the Zephyr stump story.
SPECIAL THANKS AGAIN TO: PETER ELISCU for use of his video footage and his coverage of events in Far Rockaway, Queens, NYC.
THIS IS THE CLIMATE MARCH MONTH!!!!!!!!!
SINCE THE AMOUNT OF ACTIVITIES ARE SOOO MANY AND THEY OCCUR ON MANY DAYS AND TIMES, EVEN CONCURRENTLY, IT IS BEST TO GO TO THIS WEB SITE FOR ALL THE INFO:
Other September Events
-Anytime environmental links to new video shows.
Sundays, every other week (8/31, 9/14, 9/28, 10/12, 10/26, 11/9, 11/23, 12/7), at 11 AM, THE ENVIRONMENT TV series on MNN1 Cable, Channels (TWC-34), (RNC-82) and (FiOS-33). Or go to: theenvironmenttv.com for each of the series if you miss the slotted time schedule.
-The Energy company known as “Spectra” has submitted its AIM Draft EIS which was released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission at http://www.ferc.gov Docket CP14-96. Comments must be made on or before 9/29/14. See 9/29 below
-Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City Hall, New York, NY
RE: Res. No. 356 – Resolution recognizing the dangers of climate change to human health and the environment and endorsing the People’s Climate March NYC scheduled to precede the United Nations Summit on Climate Change that will take place on September 23, 2014, in New York City, which is “aimed at catalyzing action by governments, business, finance, industry, and civil society in areas for new commitments and substantial, scalable and replicable contributions to the Summit that will help the world shift toward a low-carbon economy.”
Oversight: The September People’s Climate March and the United Nations Climate Summit: Can Unity between People and Policymakers promote global agreement on Climate Change in 2015?
If you plan to participate, it would be greatly appreciated if you could bring twenty (20) copies double-sided of your written testimony to the hearing.
-Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 8 AM to 6 PM Bus Tour
FRACKING REALITY TOUR to Pennsylvania fracking sites with Food and Water Watch. Departing from and returning to 34th Street and Eight Avenue in Manhattan.
You’ll see the impacts of fracking on communities by visiting sites and talking with people directly affected by this dangerous gas-extraction method.
Learn first-hand why we must keep fracking out of New York!
Co-hosted by Councilmember Donovan Richards, chair of the New York City Council’s Committee on Environmental Protection.
For more information, please contact Lana Guardo at Food & Water Watch: 718-943-8064; email@example.com
-!!!!!!!!!!!!!TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 IS PRIMARY DAY FOR ELECTIONS OF CANDIDATES FOR NYS GOVERNOR. YOUR CHOICE TO VOTE OR NOT!!!!!!!
-Wednesday, September, 17
Why the UN’s Climate Summit
is Important to All of Us”
Wed., Sept. 17, 2014 at 7 pm
Church of the Holy Trinity,
316 E. 88 St. (between 1st & 2nd Aves.), Manhattan
Lisa DiCaprio, New York University, 350NYC & Sierra Club: What is the current status of climate negotiations?
Yvonne O’Neal, UN CoNGO Committee on Sustainable Development: What should we expect from the UN’s Climate Summit?
Philip Orton, Stevens Institute & NYC Panel on Climate Change: How will climate change impact New York City and the surrounding region?
Beth Ackerman, Riverside Church Beloved Earth Community & GreenFaith Fellow: What is the role of faith communities in organizing for a sustainable future?
For inquiries about this event, contact: Steve Knight email: firstname.lastname@example.org
-Friday evening, September 19, at John Jay College for Criminal Justice
Today’s Fossil Fuels and the Future of Our Children’s Health
The Mothers Project
in partnership with: Center for Environmental Health and
Sustainability and Environmental Justice
For More Information contact: email@example.com
-Saturday, September 20,
FIRST AND FOREMOST: ALL DAY LONG NUMEROUS WORKSHOPS ARE BEING OFFERED AND RELATED WITH THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH. FOR INFO:
http://peoplesclimate.org/events/ and look for this date and workshops
Also today, Saturday, on Staten Island, a nature dance original:
a dance by melissa west
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH 2014 @ 6:30PM
Dancers: Katherine Gore-Lanzetta, Laura Neese, Katie Politis
Original Music: Tom Bones and Harry Buckoke
AT THE GREENBELT NATURE CENTER
700 ROCKLAND AVENUE STATEN ISLAND , NEW YORK
THIS IS A FREE PERFORMANCE SUPPORTED BY THE ARTS IN THE GREENBELT PROGRAM
Accessible by car or bus from the ferry [Take the S62 bus to Bradley Avenue. Transfer to the S57 bus, which will take you to the Brielle and Rockland Ave. stop. Cross the street at the light] I recommend car-pooling and/or taking public transportation or biking when able.
Have a peak at the dance: http://vimeo.com/104808674
We are trying to raise money to pay the artists in this production. I know times are hard but any amount helps. Please consider donating if you have some to spare ❤
-Sunday, September 21, 2014
SINCE THE AMOUNT OF ACTIVITIES ARE SOOO MANY IT IS BEST TO GO TO THIS WEB SITE FOR ALL THE INFO:
People’s Climate March and other rallies, NYC. For more information contact:
Also Saturday Evening: The People’s Climate March Event of the week
*******A GLOBAL CLIMATE TREATY: WHY THE US MUST LEAD
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2014 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM (Doors Open at 6 PM) @ 2 West 64th Street, NYC
Mary Robinson, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change
Lester Brown, Earth Policy Institute and the Worldwatch Institute
Bill McKibben, 350.org
Ambassador Marlene Moses, Chair, Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
Cecil Corbin-Mark, We Act for Environmental Justice
Donald Brown, Widener University College of Law
Sean Sweeney, Trade Unions for Energy Democracy
Annie Willis, Global Kids
OPENING REMARKS: Council Members Helen Rosenthal (District 6) and Donovan Richards (District 31)
Tickets $10 at Eventbrite
-Monday, September 29, end day for submitting comments on the energy company, Spectra’s, AIM Draft EIS (Environmental Impact Study).The Commission (FERC), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, encourages electronic filing of comments and has expert staff available to assist you at (202) 502-8258 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also attend public comment meetings. We encourage interested groups and individuals to attend and present oral comments on the draft EIS. Transcripts of the meetings will be available for review in eLibrary under the project docket number. All meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m. and are scheduled as follows:
-Saturday, October 11- Sunday, October 12, 10 AM and gates close after dark.
Mountainkeeper Presents the Taste of the Catskills Festival
at Maple Shade Farm, Delhi, NY
Columbus Day Weekend
-Saturday, October 18, in Bristol, Pennsylvania at the headquarters of Delaware Riverkeeper Network. Purpose: To bring together Eastern Seaboard Shale Gas Fighters to fight the infra structure of fracking: compressors, pipelines, LNG stations, government licensing/permitting agencies, etc.
Here’s the right place to RSVP:
Eastern Seaboard Shale Gas Fighters
Saturday, October 11
Also see September 20, for links and more info
bad woods, October 11, 5:00pm @ Fish’s Eddy Building
139 BAY STREET, STATEN ISLAND NY 10301
Curated by Second Saturday Staten Island and Staten Island Creative Community [under the direction of Fern Metcalf]
Some Source materials:
People’s Climate March
For more information contact:
Earth Overshoots CO2 Balance In August
Fukushima: August 26th article in the Washington Post by Anna Fifield and Yuki Oda
Mercy Van Vlack
“Big news from the U.S. and Mexico! “——————————
/(and Ocean Robbins)/
/8/21/2014 blog – find out more here
A 1992 study
by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency found that_sparrows_ have difficulty flyingafter consuming a tiny amount of Im- id- ah-clo-prid, and become immobile at higher doses.
Jason Bittel for National Geographic
<http://news.nationalgeographic.com/> Published July 9, 2014
The new Nature paper published online Wednesday in
Analyzing Fukushima’s Radiation and Health Effects
The entire Nature article is online and there is a huge bibliography attached.
wild Japanese monkey (Macaca fuscata)
These are the links to the original video on the Videographer’s You Tube Channel and also are highly recommended and linked through the Environment TV web site:
The Environment TV Web Site
ETV Staff Credits
Videographers………………John P. Duffy Jr.
Still Photos………………John P. Duffy Jr.
Graphics and Special Effects……John P. Duffy Jr.
Editing………John P. Duffy Jr.
Assistant Editing………Charlie Olson