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Richard Nixon And The Rise Of The Environment

Richard Nixon And The Rise Of The Environment

Good afternoon. We welcome- sound systems works this time- Welcome to the Richard Nixon Foundation and Library. My name is Ron Walker. I’m the President of the Foundation and I would like to just welcome all of you here today. This is an exciting time for us, as we initiated earlier this year a series …

Fossil Fuels: The Greenest Energy

Fossil Fuels: The Greenest Energy

What if I told you that someone had developed an energy source that could help us solve our biggest environmental challenges, purify our water and air, make our cities and homes more sanitary, and keep us safe from potential catastrophic climate change? What if I also told you that this energy source was cheap, plentiful, …

EPA New England Paul G. Keough Earth Artist Winner — Maine

EPA New England Paul G. Keough Earth Artist Winner — Maine

Narrator: PARTICIPANTS IN THE 2012 EARTH ARTIST PROGRAM WERE ASKED TO COMPLETE A PROJECT CONNECTED TO ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS. EPA AWARDED A SCHOOL FROM EACH NEW ENGLAND STATE AND WORKED WITH THE SPONSORING TEACHER TO DOCUMENT AND SHARE THE STUDENTS’ SUCCESS. [Music & children voices] Gina/Teacher: Art is something that normally makes people stop and reflect. …

How Do We Solve Our Trash Problem?

How Do We Solve Our Trash Problem?

(techno music) – Most of us don’t think so much about trash, especially if we live in an industrialized country where we get curb side pickup, but here are some important statistics. 32% of municipal waste is recycled, another 13% is incinerated, and that leaves the rest, which is over 50% or 1000lbs per year, …

How Close Are We to Zero-Emissions Electricity?

How Close Are We to Zero-Emissions Electricity?

We’ve all heard the statements and stats about the ominous timeline our planet is on. To avoid the worst effects of climate change––from natural disasters to mass extinction––we know that we need to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. And fast. And when we stop literally lighting things on fire to power our world, we can …