• Earth Day 1970 Part 10: Earth Week 2of3 Philadelphia (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)
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    Earth Day 1970 Part 10: Earth Week 2of3 Philadelphia (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)

    – [Man] Radio and television stations have given free air time. (eerie orchestra music) – [Man] There’s a problem about the air, the water and the Earth. It’s being ruined. That’s what Earth Week is all about. – [Man] What it’s all about is trying to convince everyone in Philadelphia that industrial activity like this has serious drawbacks as well as advantages. And the Earth Week committee wanted to reach more than just students. They wanted help from people like Mrs. Rita Cugini, the wife of a fireman in Southwest Philadelphia. Mrs. Cugini did become involved in Earth Week. When you think about it, when you walk around your own…

  • Earth Day 1970 Part 1: Intro (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)
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    Earth Day 1970 Part 1: Intro (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)

    – This planet is threatened with destruction and we who live in it, with death. The heavens reek. The water is below a foul. Children die in infancy. And we, and the world, which is our home, live on the brink of nuclear annihilation. We are in a crisis of survival. – [Anchor] This is a CBS News Special. Earth Day. A question of survival. With CBS News correspondent, Walter Cronkite. – Good evening, a unique day in American history is ending. A day set aside for a nationwide outpouring of mankind seeking its own survival. Earth Day, a day dedicated to enlisting all the citizens of a bountiful country…

  • Earth Day 1970 Part 10: Earth Week 1of3 Philadelphia (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)
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    Earth Day 1970 Part 10: Earth Week 1of3 Philadelphia (CBS News with Walter Cronkite)

    – [Walter] One of the biggest Earth Day observances was in Philadelphia, where an estimated 20-40,000 persons gathered in perfect weather in the city’s largest park. It was an Earth Day success story: a major demonstration in a major city. But, it did not come easily. There were many organizational problems, including a heated controversy over whether to accept financial aid from industries causing pollution. David Culhane followed the Philadelphia story from its start to today’s colorful demonstration. (upbeat hippie music) – [David] Fairmount Park in Philadelphia today. As much like a rock music festival, as a teach-in on the environment. A few older people, a few blacks, and some…

  • DuPont Makes More Pollution History
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    DuPont Makes More Pollution History

    DuPont is set to pay more than $42 million to restore the South River and the wildlife along that river. They’ve been poisoned. One of the former plants in Waynesboro, Virginia was responsible for that. High levels of mercury were detected in the 1970s, making it dangerous enough that you couldn’t eat the fish in that area for many years. Joining me to talk about this is John Rumpler. He’s an attorney with the Environment America. John, my first question has to be how mercury poisoning in a river and the fish swimming in it could still be a problem since these dangerous levels of mercury were discovered in the…

  • Trump to propose ‘narrower definition’ for water protection
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    Trump to propose ‘narrower definition’ for water protection

    >>Sreenivasan: THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ROLLED BACK OBAMA-ERA REGULATIONS ON THE CLEAN WATER ACT THIS WEEK. THE RESTRICTIONS WERE ESTABLISHED TO LIMIT THE AMOUNT OF POLLUTION IN U.S. BODIES OF WATER AND TO PROTECT SOURCES OF DRINKING WATER FOR ABOUT 1/3 OF THE COUNTRY. CRITICS SAID THEY WERE AN EXAMPLE OF GOVERNMENT OVERREACH. JOINING ME NOW FROM WASHINGTON, D.C., IS CORAL DAVENPORT, “NEW YORK TIMES'” REPORTER COVERING ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY. SO, WHAT WERE THE RULES THAT WERE BEING ROLLED BACK?>>HARI, THE RULE, WHICH WAS PUT FORTH BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IN 2015, IT WAS CALLED “WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES.” AND ESSENTIALLY, WHAT THAT RULE DID WAS CLEARLY DEFINE A…

  • Ocean-wise: “Problems and Solutions to Ocean Pollution”
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    Ocean-wise: “Problems and Solutions to Ocean Pollution”

    Hi I’m Dr. Chris Lowe I’m a professor of marine biology at Long Beach State University and I’d like to welcome you to Oceanwise.  This is a program dedicated to understanding and and looking at problems that face our Coastline the solutions that we use and the future of our Coastal ocean City of Long Beach is a large vibrant Coastline City that strongly dependent on our ocean for food for transportation of goods Recreation for economic growth and stability and even for aesthetic pleasure so not unlike many cities in southern California we Face a number of problems dealing with increased human population and Industry and those of course…

  • USEPA Scientists at Work: Managing Sewer Overflows with Green Infrastructure
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    USEPA Scientists at Work: Managing Sewer Overflows with Green Infrastructure

    [MUSIC] Narration: Clean water in many cities across the country is increasingly at risk because of combined sewer system overflows. Impervious surfaces in urban areas like driveways, roadways, sidewalks and parking lots, increase the amount of stormwater runoff entering a city’s sewer system. Combined sewer systems direct stormwater and sewage into one pipe. During heavy rains, this sewage can overflow untreated into nearby water bodies. While combined sewer systems are no longer being built in new communities, many older cities in the United States still operate such systems. Researchers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati, Ohio, are testing and evaluating environmentally friendly storm water-management techniques called ‘green infrastructure.’…

  • Water Is Worth It Video Project
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    Water Is Worth It Video Project

    [Music] Narrator: Water America’s greatest liquid asset. Water is important to our health, our communities, our environment, our economy and our food supply. It’s everyone’s responsibility to care for this irreplaceable resource. Why is clean water important to you? Grab a camera and create a 15 second video to show us why Water Is Worth It. EPA will post the best entries on EPA’s YouTube channel. To learn more, visit www.epa.gov/cleanwater40. Make sure you submit your video by October 18, 2012. ((Note: This date has changed from the original date of September 14, 2012) Show America why Water Is Worth It. [Music]

  • U.S. EPA New Employee Onboarding Video
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    U.S. EPA New Employee Onboarding Video

    Congratulations and welcome to the Environmental Protection Agency. You’re joining thousands of EPA employees across the country who work hard every day to clean and protect the air we breathe, the water we drink and the land we live on. Working at the EPA is not just a job. Over the last 40 years, EPA has affected our daily lives in many ways. For the last 40 years the Clean Air Act has removed harmful pollutants from the nation’s air. In 2010 alone, the reduction in fine particle and ozone pollution prevented more than 160,000 cases of premature deaths, 130,000 heart attacks and 1.7 million asthma attacks. These benefits of…

  • Dallas Goldtooth: Hold Banks Accountable for Financing Climate Chaos & Violating Indigenous Rights
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    Dallas Goldtooth: Hold Banks Accountable for Financing Climate Chaos & Violating Indigenous Rights

    This is Democracy Now! I’m Amy Goodman. Millions around the world are celebrating Earth Day today, following a week of enormous climate activism here in the U.S. and abroad. In the United Kingdom, nearly 1,000 people have been arrested after a week of actions, as demonstrators with the group Extinction Rebellion shut down bridges and streets, occupied public landmarks, superglued themselves to trains and the Shell Oil headquarters, and rallied across London to demand radical action on climate change. On Sunday, 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg addressed a crowd of thousands at London’s Marble Arch. We are now facing an existential crisis, the climate crisis and ecological crisis, which have…