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in india a mining company is heading to australia to build one of the world's biggest mines will it be an economic but no answer or an ecological disaster. at this time on al-jazeera. on counting the cost china two point zero zero how president. wants to reboot the economy with robotics look at. tension along the river plus the u.k.'s. is breaks it failing counting the cost at this time. the quick reminder of the top stories here on al-jazeera. as announced moves by the
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spanish government to take control of the autonomous region plans to dissolve the regional parliament election because of catalonia referendum. that. this attack or these measures the spanish government is trying to i think. this is outside their rule. is an associate professor at georgetown university she says mediation may offer a way to resolve the crisis. the spanish government has argued that they will call for elections in periods of like six months so they're going to be new elections in catalonia. so that's supposedly what's going to be happening but it's unclear if that's going to be the case or not because the article basically allows for this intervention to occur until normality is restart in catalonia until the region goes back to legality and there's some element of subjectivity on this
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one way to get out of this is what would be getting some international mediation which could be. like the european union the u.n. or perhaps some other non-governmental actor to be aged between these two actors the spanish woman the cat the long government and that could be dawn within the next week to avoid on the one hand the implementation of the article on friday but also to avoid that duration of independence by the spanish by the catalan parliament next friday because that is something that can happen in light of what just happened to the millions of japanese offered thing in a star general election and like to give prime minister shinzo lobby a new mandate he's asking people to stick with him in the face of what he calls the national crises of an aging population and tensions with north korea sarah clarke has more from tokyo. after less than two weeks of campaigning today japan goes to
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the polls to vote in a snap election called twelve months ahead of shared tool at this stage the polls indicate that shinzo are by and he's really liberal democratic party will be returned to power some suggest a landslide victory securing a two thirds majority now two new political parties enter the arena to challenge the ruling democratic party but despite some of the initial popularity they filed to get the support needed to challenge our base majority now if it is returned to power then he's gambled to call an early election will have paid off but even so the polls still indicate that he's not the most popular later but in the face of a disorganized and untested opposition voters look like they've decided on the side option tartarin line is delivering which conditions in the public have been encouraged to vote early and i have early count suggests fifty eight percent have been to the polls before today's official election day expectations that this election may see a high adviser turn out your search of state rex tillerson is in saudi arabia as
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part of a new push to end the gulf crisis but he says he doesn't expect a breakthrough it's now four months in saudi arabia the u.a.e. egypt and bahrain suspended ties with cattle egypt's government says sixteen people have been killed in an ambush on security forces in the west and does that the police officers were raiding a hideout of the barrio oasis when they came under fire from fighters no one's yet claimed responsibility for the attack. five former u.s. presidents are joining forces for a charity concert to support hurricane relief the one america appeal concert in texas it's raising money for people affected by hurricanes harvey and maria tens of thousands of people were displaced after the storms hit the u.s. in the caribbean president trump sent a video recording. says he won't block the release of classified government documents about the assassination of john f. kennedy. kennedy's killing in dallas in one thousand nine hundred respond numerous conspiracy theories that have endured for decades congress
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set a deadline of thursday for the release of the documents says he'll make them available unless law enforcement agencies provide compelling reasons against it well those were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after death by design thanks for watching by. the. i'm also attached to my phone my computer my tablet. and it amazes me how in just twenty years they've completely changed the way i live and
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communicate. our devices are sleek and elegant. we store our lives in a beautiful child. than i was. and i started making this film to explore the impact of our digital revolution. and then secrets the industry tried to hide for years began to spill out. our electronics are made and unmade is dirty and dangerous. it's a global story of damaged lives environmental destruction and devices that are designed
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to die. in china massa. industrialized nation i put a huge pressure on our ecosystem and on the environment. when it comes to id industry many people think it's. it's grainy or natural it's rain or some people think it's even think it's virtual. but in our
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investigation we find it's not like that. this pollution is having different consequences but i think that the top impact the biggest impact is on his public health we have nearly three hundred million rural residents who don't have access to sufficient saved drinking water. going to see what they almost see the have a shiny new economy not. the kind that your son is not the time to check.
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the other day when he gets home but rather. to just it's is a hold up you hold on is it and i don't wish i don't want. i keep thinking about the moment when i face all those environmental and social damage. river you know which carries all the ways to lake beside the river and place old ladies suddenly down down on their knees in front of me. was. no no no no no. i don't have any sort of government administrative power and don't have much financial resources to do with this but i told myself at that moment in front of those ladies i told myself that. at least i need to bring the message out.
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i need to make sure that all the users of all those gadgets they need to be informed about this. i moved to this area in one nine hundred sixty nine to go to law school because i said i wanted to help people who didn't have the means to represent themselves. it was a time when most people are not heard of the semiconductor industry. but within a few years people started seeing the the birth of what has become the you know global electronics industry. the. top names were companies hewlett packard apple intel vance micro devices. the
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virtually the who's who of the electronics industry. and of course the granddaddy of them all was i.b.m. . when i got a card and i.b.m. that was great that was the company to work for at the time i could go any place where he worked at i.b.m. i don't need an id you just write a check it was that easy i.b.m. had that much clowne. i was the first microprocessor buyer for i.b.m. in the early eighty's the idea of a personal computer which was was on oxymoron right i mean personal computer what end what would you use it for anyway but it got legs and we started the p.c. business the first year they shipped fifty thousand units. and so we went from five thousand a week to forty thousand a week and at that point the p.c. was launched. from
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almost the very beginning you heard electronics and semiconductor production was a clean industry they said it was as clean as a hospital but what they weren't telling people was that it was really a chemical handling industry and that the magic of making these microcircuits relied on the use of hundreds if not thousands of very toxic chemicals and that's why they have clean rooms that's why they have bunny suits to try to protect the chips it was never designed to protect the workers it was always designed to protect the product itself oh my god there was a a lot of different chemicals they built the disk drives we had to strip them out and then with the liberty had to dip i'm in severe gas and with a sponge you just with arm with severe to have you know what it was it's i just knew it stunk really bad and you couldn't get it on your skin because it would burn
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you like nobody's business what what happened was people started getting sick with very strange kinds of illnesses things that didn't seem to make a lot of sense and didn't seem to hang together but increasingly as this happened more and more there was a small group of people that began to think that maybe this was related to the chemical exposure on the job. one put music on yeah right now and turn on the music from. but some good music on today. right there. beside me there's a thing of. the. one nine hundred seventy five i was eighteen years old and i started working in the electronics field i went to spectra physics and they just hired me just like. i was making the end of the laser and i would have to mix up this chemical in i
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used to call it green go. and get the consistency and then put into a spray gun and i would have to heat that up after a glued on together that was just all day that i did at that event you know the material she was using turns out to be probably in the vicinity of fifty percent little excite she didn't know she was exposed to lead in to with it and i got pregnant with mark in one thousand seventy nine and that was full term my months and we're just really happy about it. that he doesn't even know to cross the street and you know a car is coming to stop going to the restroom you know i have to go with him in there so i have to system with everything we've never won or you better know. if i knew what i know now how to read out
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a spec or physics at the time it was unnecessary it just. breaks my heart that i could avoid it. oh we're filing this lawsuit against her employer and it's a lawsuit for his son who was born with severe developmental disabilities and is a suit concealment of systemic chemical poisoning and case of a vet and for the direct injuries to mark. marks condition isn't like a cold take antibiotics and you're going to be fine in five days this is life. you're. just overrides all that and you do what you're going to do to the stereo still do the surgery. but.
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i discovered i.b.m. had a corporate mentality. which they kept for thirty years and it kept track of the causes of death of their choice the most dramatic findings were about cancer for the company as a whole this was thirty three thousand deaths that were in this corporate mortality file so included people who had worked all over the u.s. . but then when you look at specific plans like the i.b.m. plant in san jose there was some extraordinary excess costs of deaths one was brain cancer the other was not hodgkin's lymphoma another was melanoma with the skin and in the women breast cancer was three and four fold higher than expected. that was the heart just settles a lawsuit. in a santa clara courtroom today the first trial out of more than two hundred similar lawsuits filed against i.b.m. former i.b.m. workers jim bore and a lighter hernandez say they developed cancer from exposure to toxic chemicals and
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i.b.m. san jose facility in the late seventy's or early ninety's i mean literally tried to prevent the results of the tally analysis from ever seeing the light of day in fact they went to the judge and said this can't be used in this case a lot of hernandez's not dead she's going to be in the courtroom and not only was it not relevant the judge said it was prejudiced the jury if they saw what these excess costs dusts were and so he denied the use of it in the court many of the brands will respond to questions by saying no one has ever proved to me that a single person has died from exposure to these chemicals either within inside their factories or outside of the factories and of discussion but that's not the way that we approach environmental or occupational health in the world we are not flying blind here at all especially on the chemicals at issue here in the electronics
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industry actually and most of the common chemical used in all industrial manufacturing we've been at this work for forty years. if you look at the pub listening generated by i.b.m. you would think that we lost everything and that's simply not. after the trial i.b.m. matters were resolved for hundreds of people whose claims did not go to trial. what can you tell us about the settlements. i'm not going to be able to talk about any of the resolutions of the case. and it. can you give any details at all. did you have to agree not to reveal the details as part of the settlement all i can say is that the matters were resolved that's what i'm allowed to say.
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here in silicon valley chip companies and the other electronics production companies used hundreds if not thousands of toxic chemicals and the most of the chemicals once they're used in making the components needed to be disposed of as waste the companies ended up storing them in underground storage tanks all over the valley. but what the brilliant people who were designing these systems didn't quite think through all the way was that the solvent swear really good it dissolved ing things and so when you put them into a tank eventually they're going to eat their way through the tank. solvents that the electronics industry used in production in silicon valley in the
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seventy's and eighty's are now on in the groundwater and if you think about putting a drop of ink in a bathtub. that spreads really quickly and it's really hard to get that dropping back that's what we're dealing with except we're dealing with multiples of gallons of the stuff that is in the groundwater. in late one thousand nine hundred one there were over one hundred families in one little neighborhood who had serious problems and the state health department discovered that the families that were drinking the most heavily contaminated water had significantly higher rates of miscarriages and birth defects then did people in other neighborhoods. well the chemical industry will often say if i know a dime for every time i heard this that even water can kill you the most non toxic thing of course it can but only if you stick your face down in the bathtub or fall into a you know fall into a large body of water and so that has the traditional approach to toxicology is
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that the more stuff you're exposed to the more harm it causes you but what we're seeing in particularly around cancer and around hormone disrupting chemicals is that it's when you're exposed to it the time of exposure so if you're in third trimester and you get even a perp or billion or part for truly an exposure it can actually cause significant damage. we formed this silicon valley tuxes coalition and we did a summer organizing project getting people to sign petitions asking the e.p.a. step in with their authority into the superfund program yesterday ok. yes. and i went to a meeting in washington and presented these thousands of petitions saying we need e.p.a. to come in it's time for e.p.a. to exercise your authority and to everybody's great surprise they agreed to do that . so hewlett packard became a superfund site intel became
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a superfund site national semiconductor advanced micro devices i.b.m. you name it they were there and they were all superfund sites and. the cost of cleanup for i.b.m. as well as all the other companies has been tremendous it's an enormously slow and tedious process. if you look right over here also this is a major residential neighborhood just directly across the street from this industrial site and most of the people living here today are unaware of this huge toxic plume. and those same chemicals that are still right under where we're standing are now beginning to seep back up out of the groundwater through the soil and they're actually coming into the offices of these software engineers
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a google. and this is the one that e.p.a. said might take three hundred years to clean up. this is so complicated the devastation is so enormous that we're really talking centuries of cleanup not just years or decades. the problem is that it just keeps reoccur. when companies started moving away from silicon valley to china i think that they were the only too happy to have the government off their backs. the chinese government made an offer to multinational corporations that they couldn't refuse. you need a land and you need money and you need government approval and you need lots of people to put it all together well they have all of that in china. so it's going to be the same. which you just.
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see. one of the primary purposes of outsourcing is to enable companies like apple to make what are essentially an reasonable demands on manufacturers that they wouldn't and couldn't make if they actually had to employ the workers directly apple doesn't have to worry about what it means to workers when they insist on a tripling of the pace of iphone production. didn't go to the gloom and sons of those who. come in the new. ball.
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sixty three spawned numerous conspiracy theories that have endured for decades congress set a deadline of thursday for the release of the documents from says and make them available unless law enforcement agencies provide compelling reasons against it but those were the headlines the news continues here on al-jazeera after death by design statement thanks so much and by phone off. we have a couple guys from new for homes in the fall down season is obviously youngest of us to do it has died and fifteen others were injured after an explosion at a foxconn factory in chengdu southwest china the eight hundred two some opened on cuba you know just how you hold a day or two that occurred at around seven p.m. in a polishing workshop and appears to have been triggered by an explosion of combustible dust in a duct. no one to be
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surprised that aluminum dust if it's in a high enough concentration and there is an ignition source it will produce explosion and fire this is a hazard which is extremely well known. so the fact that apple suppliers have an explosion in chengdu in the plant means that they had very poor housekeeping very poor production processes that's terrible. what's completely unacceptable is that five months later at another plant that within the apple supply chain they had another explosion and fire. and outrageously inexcusable that they had a second one five months later. they set up the supply chains exactly the way they want them they monitor these private chains with exacting scrutiny so they know exactly what's going into their products
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at every point along the way. we've all i think said of the guns it will show you some of. that and. so i have an i phone five here and i'm a show you a little bit about what's inside what makes a tech and the some of the design choices that apple made putting it together to the first thing up or has on the bottom is too proprietary penta loeb screws this is a security scare the apple designed to keep people out of the phone once you get the phone open we can start to see the guts. this isn't really a phone it's pretty much
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a full blown computer that can make your phone last for eight hours if you need a really big battery. batteries and phones last about four hundred charges every cell phone i've ever had to pop the back off you can pull the battery out swap a new battery and every year or two you have to replace a battery apple has decided with the i pod and now the i phone that they don't like that model so what they are doing is building the batteries on the phone and using proprietary screws on their in the temp to limit the lifespan of the phone to about eighteen months which is around the time when they have a new phone and they want you to buy a new one anyway. i think says the company that wants to see everything get fixed so we show people how to fix things and provide the parts tools and guides to enable them to do so helping everyone fix everything so that's the challenge it's a big challenge because there's millions of devices out there and say luke and i are reluctant capitalists we get excited selling screwdrivers even though that
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seems like a boring product because we're selling people a capability with able to do something that they wouldn't have otherwise we want to make it simple and easy for me to repair their own stuff. the amount of raw materials that go on the products that we use are staggering to over five hundred pounds around material go into making a down self. so here's an example of a circuit board in this you waste bin this is out of apple laptop from a few years ago even if you make this circuit board in the most environmentally friendly way it's still going to use a ton of water a ton of money probably literally a ton of water lots and lots of materials. book when we know of or most of you know. well nothing is different. electronics industry is close that way is that through this the american manufacturers are. they're selling
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a thing and they're saying well you have it but you don't really own it there's no way we're ever going to sell you a screwdriver to be able to get on the phone ford would never sell you a car and say we're not going to make tires available to it to keep your car running after thirty thousand miles you have an entire ecosystem an entire industry that's built on secrecy and we're one organization that's trying to pry open the hood a little bit show people what's inside. and we've kind of been conditioned by manufacturers and brands to leave yourself on the outside don't worry about the details we make this product we give it to you and you just use this product yeah when it stops working you go buy a new one. when we originally started i fix it it was just a way to provide people with some solution to fix broken devices. and over time we've realized both the manufacturing and the environmental problems are all huge
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concern. over the last few years i've been to china on a regular basis and a lot of that related to our tool manufacturing. we're looking at getting some circuit boards manufactured. this is the big rechargeable battery and this is the main circuit board in here so considering it's just a flashlight you can see it's a surprisingly complex circuit board and i've got these basic schematic for this sort of board once we decide we'll leave him with the faculty and has been. finding this supplier that is environmentally friendly has good quality and has reasonable pricing all three of those at once is probably going to be a challenge. for
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some action right away. visiting factories we've found that it's surprisingly effective to show up on short notice. in general any factory of it's not willing to let you see the factory is an immediate red flag at least for someone that we don't want to do business with. this is the. big line from the factory so this is where they're edging it bringing all these nasty acids and other chemicals and. you've got a little bit of acid believe here you can see gilboa acid on the outside in the
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machine. i walked over to where there were some storage tanks and it was basically assets all over the floor and at the moment i looked over that they told me no get back away from here and this isn't giving me a good feeling. as far as making sure everything's done correctly environmentally it doesn't seem like that's a priority for them. and they've got them out whoever and there's a you know the fact that it was so dear to you is the price you have to pay for the last thirty years of development you. don't want to buy from them.
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what you that was the time to someone. from what i think when you know i didn't finish the front of me. not to just lie. down. and up and tell you to that's when. you saw about soccer climate change. so much and so well we sort of i said she resented the time to buy them just the first. i said what the idea what that's like a model of model hope. the next time we're going to have a. question you know but you know when you see you general. there's a new. woman sitting down when i do it so you suddenly and so when we should. do it's a typical high pop. from why you're there to get don't you think you. do
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you see. that is constantly changing. i'm all of those. you. spend a lot of time traveling. we seem to have. this is definitely the most professional of factories visited. the fact that we're being taken through this water treatment facility is a really promising sign. you start out with incredibly yucky water and it goes through a progressive series of filters and other processes and eventually you end up with hopefully acceptably clean water. the coolest thing when the water is coming
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through the treatment facility some of the water comes out and dumps into this fountain and they have fished in here in the factory and i said well they know the water treatment is working ok as long as the fish are still alive a little unfortunate for the fish because if something breaks maybe the fish die but it's clear to me that this would definitely be the factory to buy from up the one we visited. from the institute of public and environmental affairs ma june. thank you ladies and gentlemen i'm truly honored and humbled to be the first chinese citizen to receive the scole award was
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thank you i set up this institute of public on your bar medal affairs ip and our first project is to to a national water pollution database. though this records comes from the government sources the public can access the information by click on the locations on the map because people want to know you know who should be held responsible for such a bad what a pollution situation and so far we got some more than one hundred and ten thousand records of violations in our database. april two thousand and ten we file letters to twenty nine my team friends who check with them whether those polluting factories whether they are their
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suppliers. all of them responded except the one that is an apple. apple just give us one statement that is we have a long term policy not to disclose our supply chain or. not to. my june contacted me and we began to work together to apply additional pressure to a company with headquarters here in the united states might join singled out a number of facilities that he believed were in apple supply chain that it had a very heavy environmental impact in their locality and when he level of those charges apple was shocked and is sort of in denial that this type of problem to this extent could really exist in their supply chain. i
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think it's important to understand that this is not just about apple you know this is about the id industry. they all share printed circuit board manufacturers they all share chip manufacturer is you know despite their audit protocols there is a lot more talk than walk on environmental impacts in the supply chain. you say to yourself how could they not know about any of these problems but you know it's it's always you ask and it's all you look for so if you were there and you have a checklist of what you mean and you need it now and that checklist does not include what's going on at the end of the pipe of your wastewater treatment plant it's actually conceivable that you know exactly where it's being made you just don't know exactly how it's being made and what the impact is. that's what's going
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on not just with the apple but with all of these companies. forty years of operating the environmental protection agency in this country these are american based companies hard to believe. we still have this industry which is discharging so much waste not just normal ways and hazardous waste. in just one supplier it generates more than one hundred thousand tons of hazardous waste in one year. how could we dispose you know in a safe way so how much a time bomb this industry is gonna create. in
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electronics at this moment in time i believe we're in the dinosaur age. we're using too many resources too many raw materials and the life of a computer is a typically three to four years. or small company in our hand and a mission is to choose a fair trade computer. in the early days i repaired this component levels on the computers and one imports. from i noticed that there was a huge amount of waste in the computer industry. so we started designing and building a database of raven reuse with computers. this is my father's environmental drill now electricity and just you know.
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how can you build a computer would have to ask how could you build a computer without lead mercury p.v.c.'s brominated flame returns and all the other heavy metals. that was our gold the material we use is wood so it's technology of one hundred years ago but it's perfectly good. computers will last seven to ten years because home users non-technical people can repair and replace i'm never place in the memory you can extend the life upgrade ability. to day is these are major launch in europe. we've lots of invites and to
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people. we were awarded the world's first year. for integration desktop computers it was the world's first ever achieve this award that time i thought wow that the gates will open with orders for flooding and first that was not the case maybe a little bit of naive essay on my part it's hard out there like government agencies some people like that there is no room for environmental they are totally just bottom line. i'm looking at it now it's one little step at a time but what we need to do is work harder build more computers. get people to join us. americans talk a lot of gadgets every day. if we look at the three million or so tons of
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electronic waste that gets generated in the united states every year probably fifteen percent of that gets recycled. and some percent of that gets recycled in a responsible fashion. for. part two. t.v. that you. move. the wind you do floors or.
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those are shall we shall have you cones she need. heisley use a male voice here that puzzle cage maybe and she deal with iraq. we think ok we'll send our you ways to china let them burn it let them have the pollution but we have to remember that air pollution travels around the globe. that pollution is getting lost into the atmosphere and coming right back to us. metals and metals in metal you know and it's there's no other form for it to convert to you can convert it from being in the soil to being in the water to being in the air but you still have a metal. in our work we fly
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through clouds and we sample the cloud droplets and we measure the chemistry of each one very fast as you're flying through a cloud there flashing as fast as you can imagine on a screen and we collect all that information and what we get is what's a chemical fingerprint. in california with getting rid of lead in gasoline we've reduced the amount of lead we have and so when lead shows up that is one of the tracers that we say this could be from elsewhere and we can trace it back in time and say you know four days ago this air was over asia. and you have more pollution and you have more aerosols those go into the cloud and so you have so many things they can't get big enough to fall and lead to rain. and it's giving you these extremes of either not enough water in some places and
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way too much water in other places. what happens if we push it too far. we'll start to see more of these extreme events things like flooding and hurricanes. these are what people often refer to as tipping points and not so that's what we're very concerned about happening. my attachment to my devices is more complicated now. it's hard to get excited about the next new model or upgrade knowing what they really cost to make. the industry in it's constant search for cheaper workers and land is moving on to new countries with few government safeguards or inspections. we all have a share in this problem. but we can use our voices and our buying power to demand
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real labor safety and greater environmental protections. the digital revolution has improved our lives in so many ways. we need to make sure it doesn't rob us of our health and our planet. with. hello there the weather is all looking quite subdued across the middle east at the moment just really in the northern part of our map we've got more in the way of cloud and rain is showing up a little bit on the satellite picture but really develops as we head into sunday that's when the rain really begins to pop up so i think the southern parts of russia here is where we see the wettest of the weather on sunday than that sweeps its way eastwards but eases a little bit as it does say elsewhere we're just looking at the thermometer really so twenty four maximum in tehran force in beirut we're looking at around twenty
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five here in doha the temperature is all gradually easing now but it is quite a slow process but winds easing as well so on sunday thirty seven will be our maximum then as we head into monday the winds swing round so they bring in a little bit more moisture it is a little bit more humid so thirty six degrees will be maximum but a sticky thirty six as we head down towards the southern parts of africa there's quite a bit of cloud quite a bit of rain with us at the moment and we'll see plenty more outbreaks of rain as we head through the next day or so working its way through namibia and down into the eastern parts of south africa that's on sunday shop showers out of this and then as we head into monday system will sink a little bit further towards the south and this time the wettest of the weather will be in the eastern parts of south africa cape town though looks dry and not temperatures at twenty. valued as a gem of africa nairobi has gone through many changes over the past decades. to
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al-jazeera travels to the kenyan capital to hear from those who witnessed the city's progress to becoming a metropolis and discusses where it's heading now at this time on al-jazeera the story that. will probably be there. and we were there were no very few television. on that time to this is some of the times the story of the story and films the story. tonight i want the viewer in malaysia like al-jazeera english because the news is not fair and if any of the news or any of it you can watch it on like. al-jazeera recounts the shocking story of the assassination of count folke abene dot. the first u.n. envoy trying to bring peace to the middle east how is negotiations with him helped save thousands of jews from nazi concentration camps and how these mediation skills
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put him at the vanguard in the quest for peace in the middle east. killing the count at this time on al-jazeera. as we embrace new technologies rarely do we stop to ask what is the price of this progress what happened was he was started getting sick but there was a small group of people that began to think that maybe this was related to the benefits closure and the job and investigation reveals how even the smallest devices deadly environmental and health we think ok will send our u.s. to china but we have to remember that air pollution travel around the globe death by design at this time on al-jazeera.


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