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Van Jones speaks to the Good Jobs Summit

October 8, 2014
| Van Jones says he came here to speak to the Good Jobs Summit because "you've got a crazy dude up here, and it's not Rob Ford." Here is his keynote address from Saturday, October 4, 2014.
Length: 51:04 minutes (93.54 MB)
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Fracking is proceeding without research into its effects, says study

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A decade into North America's fracking boom, the impact on wildlife and the environment remains largely unknown, according to a new study.

"We're conducting a giant experiment without even collecting the important data on the water, air, land or wildlife impacts," said Sara Souther, an ecologist at the University of Wisconsin, one of the co-authors of the peer-reviewed research examining the environmental impacts of shale gas development in the U.S. and Canada.

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Julie Gelfand, Canada's new Environment Comissioner. Credit: Karl Nerenberg
| October 7, 2014
| October 7, 2014
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An interview with Van Jones

October 2, 2014
| Van Jones is an environmental advocate, CNN commentator, and best-selling author who is a prominent voice on environment and the economy. In conversation with Claudio D'Andrea.
Length: 22:55 minutes (41.96 MB)

Labour politics and environmentalism: An interview with Van Jones

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Van Jones will be in Toronto talking Green Jobs this weekend. He took time to talk with rabble.ca about Labour and Green jobs. Here's that conversation.

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Interview: Van Jones on green jobs and labour politics

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On his Facebook page, Van Jones lists among his interests "Slaying dragons. Rescuing imperiled planets. Playing basketball with my four-year-old son."

Jones is better known as a champion of green jobs, human rights and innovative economic solutions designed to lift up the next generation of workers.

LISTEN: click here to listen to the unabridged interview.

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GroundWire | September 29, 2014: Walking With Our Sisters, human rights museum, People's Climate March

September 30, 2014
| This week's episode of Groundwire features stories about the Walking With Our Sisters exhibit, human rights museum, People's Climate March and more.
Length: 29:18 minutes (34.13 MB)
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The climate change deniers aren't entirely wrong

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Few people deny that humans are releasing immense amounts of so-called "greenhouse gases" -- notably, carbon dioxide -- by burning fossil fuels. Nor is there dispute about the physical process by which these gases trap some of the infrared radiation (also known as "heat") reflected into the atmosphere from the Earth's surface, preventing this radiation from escaping into space.

The simple version of the climate change story is that increasing amounts of greenhouse gases mean that more outgoing infrared radiation is trapped, and more can be re-radiated back to the Earth's surface, increasing its average temperature.

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| September 23, 2014
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