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almost like thirty six hours these are the things that. join us. i'm a member of the ku klux klan but. a relationship is a dialogue tweet us with hash tag stream and one of your pitches might make. join the global conversation at this time. to understand a very different way where there are people who don't. get a free and fair get here in doha the top stories and europe's refugee crisis is on
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the agenda at a conference in italy the country's been the first destination for thousands of migrants crossing the mediterranean from north africa the two day meeting is being hosted by the organization for security and cooperation in europe according to the u.n. more than one hundred forty thousand people have crossed the mediterranean into europe so far this year the majority of from nigeria syria and getting. reports now from palermo where the conference is taking place. the focus of the conference is migration and security and it comes at the back of warnings from italy's interior minister that could be infiltrating europe once again now that it has lost its stronghold of mosul and. now. crease in the number of migrants who have reached from libya in two thousand and seven to about twenty five percent less than two thousand and sixteen but what we are witnessing is actually the revival of old routes for example from tunisia.
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there's been more fighting between kurdish peshmerga and iraqi government forces near a key oil pipeline in the north the town of is near iraq's borders with both syria and turkey peshmerga commanders say they've stopped government troops advancing towards the south of the town there's been sporadic fighting in the area ever since a session referendum in iraq's kurdish region last month also delayed presidential and parliamentary elections for eight months stephanie deca reports now on the fighting. this is a significant area it is along the border with syria the fighting took place around america. this is an area around forty kilometers south of the fish border crossing our border crossing with iraq and syria lies at a strategic location because it's very close to also turkey so you have turkey iraq and syria another important element to that area is the oil pipelines that run
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through there particularly the akercocke sand pipeline that runs to turkey so this is something i think is significant to watch right now what you have is the kurds wanting to saying that they agreed on a deal to go back to positions they held before two thousand and fourteen that is of course when the fight against isis started what's interesting is that the u.s. secretary of state rex tillerson said the same thing just two days ago that this was all about. taking positions that were held by both sides just before the fight against isis started with iraq you seem to want it to return to territory held all the way back to nineteen ninety one when the blue line was imposed this is a no fly zone having to do with the gulf war preventing the kurds from being attacked by saddam hussein it is complicated but it's about who controls what territory and now that forces have sort of stopped fighting i saw that quantum common enemy is gone they're now starting to turn their guns on each other and of
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course trying to get crucial and significant territory the us is considering sanctions against me in my view to its treatment of range of muslims the state department says that it may use a human rights law to target leaders or groups involved in the violence in rakhine state more than six hundred thousand to him just fled to bangladesh to escape a military crackdown the chinese president's name and ideology have been added to the nation's constitution on the final day of the communist party conference that makes him one of the country's most powerful leaders in decades the most senior u.s. general says he believes a group linked to isolates behind the ambush that killed eight soldiers in the jab he wants he warned that ice was trying to establish a presence there as it loses ground in iraq and syria austria's chancellor elect is to hold a coalition talks with the far right freedom party sebastian because his conservative people's party won thirty one point five percent of the vote in last week's election well short of the majority needed to govern at least thirty one years old
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is the world's youngest leader on the far right politicians have taken their seats in germany's parliament for the first time in years the first session since september's election was held earlier on tuesday despite losing seats chancellor angela merkel's party came out on top but has yet to form a governing coalition. death by design. i'm 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 communicate
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. 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 i t. industry many people think it's. it's green or natural it's rain or some people think it's even think it's virtual. but in our investigation we
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find it's not like that. this pollution is having different consequences but i think that the top impact of the biggest impact is on public health we have nearly three hundred million who are residents who don't have access to sufficient safe drinking water. want to see what they almost see the have a shiny new economy but not. the kind that your show is you know i'm just trying.
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to over think it's wrong 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 this old ladies suddenly found done on their knees in front of me. was. no no no 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 it 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 would have to dip i'm in severe gas and with the spiders you just with arm with severe i dunno what it was is i just knew it stunk really bad and you couldn't get it on your skin because it would burn you like nobody's business what
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what happened was people started getting sick was 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 and the job. one put music on yeah right turn on the music from. but some good music on today. right there. beside me there's a thing at. the end of. the. one nine hundred seventy five i was eighteen years old and i started working in the electronics field i went to spector physics and they just hired me just like. i was making the end of the laser and i would have to mix up his chemical in i used
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to call it green go. and get the consistency and then put it 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 not 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. number one more 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 your 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 and by a days this is life. your love just overrides all that and you do what you got to do to this day i still do that. i'm sorry getting. and.
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i discovered i.b.m. had the mortality. which they kept for thirty years and it kept track of the causes of deaths 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 plants like the i.b.m. plant in san jose there was some extraordinary access cause of death one was brain cancer another was not hodgkinson foma another was melanoma of the skin and in the women breast cancer was three and four fold higher than expected. that was the heart just said it was a loss of. innocent a clear a 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 at
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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 court room and not only was it not relevant the judge said it it might prejudice the jury if they saw what these excess costs were and so he denied 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
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electronics 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 publicising generated by i.b.m. you would think that we lost everything and that's simply not coming. 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 cases and. can you give any details at all did you have to agree not to reveal the details as part of the settlements 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 in 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 are designing these systems didn't quite think through all the way was that the solvent swer 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 the late one nine hundred eighty 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 with a chemical industry will often say if i had not a dime for every time i heard this but 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 you know fall into a large body of water. so that has the traditional approach to toxicology is that
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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. yes. 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 until 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 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 probably to have to have the government off their back to. 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. to get to the center. which is just.
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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 i phone production. of the green sons of those who. come in the new. ball.
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house later so feel. so good about themselves. there's a. sort of convergence how you could see them younger they were wanting to. come with aladin would you like to do more to go in the change in sort of a notion. you can see more you feed on your little notes and don you can get without any ungentle. the
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the death of gadhafi. al-jazeera world travels to libya. to hear from some of those who felt his regime contributed to his downfall. the battle of misrata at this time on al-jazeera. and this was different than whether someone was telling some of this video read the mentally ill try to think it's how you approach an individual and if it is a said we're doing it to congress and get a story and fly out. well again adrian for the getting here in doha the headlines on al-jazeera europe's refugee crisis is on the agenda at
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a conference in italy the country's been the first destination for thousands of migrants crossing the mediterranean from north africa the two day meeting is being hosted by the organization for security and cooperation in europe according to the u.n. h.c.r. more than one hundred forty seven thousand people across the mediterranean into europe so far this year the majority from nigeria syria and guinea. hammad has more from where the conference is taking place. the focus of the conference is migration and security and it comes at the back of warnings. infiltrating europe once again now that it has lost its stronghold and. now. number of migrants who have reached. from libya in two thousand seventy about twenty five percent. but what we are witnessing
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is actually a revival of old routes for example. there's been more fighting between kurdish peshmerga and iraqi government forces this time near a key oil pipeline in the north the town of fish. is near iraq's borders with syria and turkey peshmerga commanders say that they've stopped government troops advancing towards the south of the town there's been sporadic fighting ever since a session referendum in iraq's kurdish region last month the area has delayed presidential and parliamentary elections there for eight months. the u.s. is considering sanctions against me and now for its treatment of the hinge of muslims more than six hundred thousand. have fled to bangladesh to escape a military crackdown the most senior u.s. general says he believes a group linked to isolate behind the ambush that killed eight soldiers in the air he warned that isolates trying to establish a presence there as it loses ground in iraq and syria. austria's chancellor elect
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is to hold coalition talks with the far right freedom party sebastian because his conservative people's party won thirty one and a half percent of the vote in last week's election well short of the majority needed to govern outright at thirty one years old because as the world's youngest leader but he is continues after death by design it's get you back to. me and i hope i'm going to do for the company in the fall down season is as you say yeah this is a must do it has died and fifteen others were injured after an explosion at a foxconn factory in chengdu south with china eight hundred two some on cable you know you just. want to look at it around seven pm 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 these 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
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products 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 at show you a little bit about what's inside what makes it tick 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 just popped the back off you can pull the battery out swap a new battery and every year or two you have to replace the battery apple has decided with the the i pod and now the i phone that they don't like that model so what they're doing is building the batteries in 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 a 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. luke and i are reluctant capitalists we get excited selling screwdrivers even though that seems
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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 south. 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 in ways that through this the american manufacturers
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are. they're selling 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 the sort of born ones we just kind of will leave them with the most active 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 photos like. 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 below the 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 asset all over the floor and 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 got them out whoever. it is 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 got was a time to someone. that i hope you know i didn't finish the front of me. not just by putting on the sudden doubling time it's and that's when. you saw lots of him having. to shoot someone we should so i say you know she was my sense at the time to buy them just. as what the idea what that's like the model of model hope we're. going. to do a lot of the next time we're gone so that. doesn't you know but you know when you see you tony. there's a new. woman sitting down when i do that c.d.'s suddenly and so when we should. do it's a typical high pop. from imply your budget don't you think you. do
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you see. the bit. that is constantly changing and. i'm all of those. you. spend a lot of time traveling internationally and. we seem to have. this is definitely the most professional of the 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 for 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 thing 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 ones we've 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 thank
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you i set up this institute of public on your bar medal affairs ip and our first project is to to beauty 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. in april two thousand and ten we filed letters to twenty nine my team friends who check with them whether those polluting factories whether they are
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their 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 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 waste a 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 electronics at this moment in time i believe we're in the dinosaur age. we're
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using too many resources too many raw materials and the life of a computer isn't a big leap three to four years the. wrist mall company in our hand and a mission is to produce 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 it's just that's just.
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how can you build a computer would have plastic 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 goal the material we use is wood so it's it's technology of one hundred years ago but it's perfectly good our 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 wards of the world's first year. for integration desktop computers it was the world's first ever achieve this award at that time i thought wow then the gates will open with orders for flood in first that was not the case maybe a little bit of naivete 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 toss out a lot of gadgets every day. if we look at the three million or so tons of
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electronic waste the gets generated in united states every year probably fifteen percent of that gets recycled. and some percent of that gets recycled in a responsible fashion. for the. park to crumble she says t.v. that you good. get that idea of the wind you may do floors or.
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tomorrow or the north sea on the five. hundred votes on the euro. and you'll carry the sewage a particular and. the green new or many. dishes should put those at the events and. then the feet hunting. ok the hides a. shit she. was a the one who has a pretty girl. so nice. to the dress and was. so happy that he goes he'll hi bill.
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those who. have the cones she need. to heisley use a male voice here that has a k.g.b. 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 metal is a 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
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fly 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. the nice pink skies by the taj mahal. are is the sunset city of angels. and their heavy rain has been pounding rio over the past few days the temperatures were around thirty two degrees and the system worked its way across us it brought
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us some heavy rain really drag down the temperatures as well so a maximum is expected on tuesday of just twenty three degrees which is seventy three in fahrenheit but eventually as we head through into wednesday things should begin to dry up in rio and then the temperatures will bounce back up it's not going to be dry for everyone though we are going to see more rain around parts of power to the extreme southern parts of brazil and into the northern parts of argentina recently these storms have been very very lively works a lot of large hail and some damaging gusts of wind as well so we can expect more of that sort of thing over the next few days meanwhile towards the west for us in santiago twenty six will be our maximum temperature and hit that we've plenty of sunshine now for the towards the north and force over cuba jamaica and of course has been you know this plenty of sunshine but in the western parts warm up far more in the way of cloud and heavy rains here and it looks like the wet weather is going to be very extensive even as we head through tuesday and into wednesday the difference on wednesday is that system just states
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a little bit further towards the south so for havana we're likely to see more in the way of rain as we head up towards north america this ystem is pushing eastwards and it's turning cooler behind it. there with sponsored by the time. i provoked it all is it alison whether online we were in hurricane winds for almost like thirty six hours these. the thing that new york here has to address or if you join a sunset i'm a member of the ku klux klan but we struck up a relationship basis is a dialogue tweet us with hostile intent stream and one of your pitches might make the next show join the global conversation at this time on al-jazeera discover a wealth of winning programming from around the world. documentary as we were running away for our lives from a brutal regime that kills its opponents debates and discussions we're getting
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