Nick Kristof's story on Malala Yousafazi. Twice the Taliban threw warning letters into the home of Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani girl who is one of the world’s most persuasive advocates for girls’ education. They told her to stop her advocacy — or else.
The Healing Our Waters Great Lakes Coalition and the Ohio Environmental Council visit farmer Jerry Whipple to demonstrate what techniques he uses to farm in the ways that benefit the environment the most. Later, a tour of Lake Erie aboard the Ohio Sea Grant's research vessel, the Gibraltar 3, is given.
Huntington Reservation, is the first on Lake Erie to be environmentally certified as a Blue Wave Beach. Blue wave certification is new, created by the Clean Beaches Coalition and comes with a set of ethics and environmental standards- an idea in tune with younger generations. Huntington Reserve is the only beach in the Great Lakes basin to provide real-time water quality data.
As the 2012 elections approach, Great Lakes advocates want to know where President Obama and Governor Romney stand on making the restoration of the Great Lakes a national priority. This session will feature campaign representatives from both Presidential candidates who will speak about their candidate's Great Lakes platform. Of particular focus will be the hydrological separation of the Great Lakes from the Mississippi River and the continued funding of the Great Lakes Restoration…
According to a recent study by Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans, only ten females (and the minimum required males) are needed to establish an Asian Carp population in the Great Lakes. This report also discredits those who claim the fish can't survive in the Great lakes.
We've all heard of a 'green economy' and actually have some idea of what it is or could be. But what exactly is a 'blue economy'? It's not just about tourism or manufacturing computer processors, but it's about something bigger. It's about Great Lakes basin residents creating an identity for themselves as a region that cares and protects and is on the leading edge of research on all things water. INterviews: John C. Austin, Brookings Institute