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it will be here. where the worse it is it that. that part of. the water heated here circulates via a network of underground pipes connecting to radiators in individual homes in the surrounding area so this is a byproduct this that they're good three for a sense. of how different very early here they are carrying thanks for the micronutrients and the plants need to survive raising it's really a much more efficient system than is practically carbon neutral as well because the emissions that are created on burning about the same as the emissions as the carbon is sucked out of the atmosphere when it grows in the first place so it's a pretty neat cone system. so island success is creating not only a green society but a green economy hasn't been lost on the rest of the world. these days they receive
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five thousand and eighty two is per year so many that they've set up. and so what is the big idea that draws people from all over the world. i think everybody has some kind of contrition that this is the way to go this is where we want to be in the future but a lot of places they don't know how to handle this how do we do that how do we how do we get started in the meeting here is kind of confirming that this is possible we can do this. since the project started soren and his colleagues have advised twenty nine countries that alexis to project managers invited me to sit in on a call to a community organizer in hawaii. can i ask what's the most important thing that you get out of communicating with the residents here and sam so i think. inspiration support and
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something better for the future. and that's all we're doing here so that's the idea to help communities. realize their potential and their options and. i mean it's really quite simple when you think about it you know these guys don't have access to something that the rest of us don't. it's just the fact that they've managed to get everybody together sit around in a circle listen to each other just make it happen. around the world to the red by two regions like oceans and dense forests where the us not and store was koppen. but many of these are under threat drastically
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reducing the amount of c o two they can sequester. forest for example being lost due to logging land clearances and pollution an area around half the size of england vanishes each year. in southern quebec researches the monitoring the woodlands to learn how forest destruction is impacting carbon storage so trees through photosynthesis take carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turn them into biomass into wood where they're stored as carbon the more carbon that we have stored in biomass in the forests the less carbon dioxide we have in the atmosphere contributing climate change. this research can help guide local conservation strategies and influence town planning to mitigate impact on vital arians.
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the thousands of years hindus have been performing the last few hundred rights according to specific religious guidelines including burning the day cremation is the traditional method of disposing of the deceased. but with eight point five million hindus dying each year funeral pyres exact a huge environmental toll filling over fifty million trees emitting eight million tonnes of carbon dioxide into the air and adding to india's already critical air pollution problem. but here in delhi a team often mind mentally conscious engineers has adapted this is old tradition of cremation to today's needs to protect the environment. crematorium is the oldest and most sacred of the least. three hundred seventy five
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open cremation sites or cots it's also the busiest cremating about seventy bodies pretty. it's sinking in now looking at all these burning bodies and immediately reminded of my own grandmother's crossing last year brings up a lot of raw emotions that go with the passing of a love that is a difficult time for families and not particularly a moment when the environment is a primary concern. but an organization called mox that is trying to change all that . you must be on show yeah i go until god is an executive officer of the ngo one day mission is about to start and they have just done. the initial. and how long does it keep it takes about a minimum five to six hours five to six hours i can see your eyes are watering yeah
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because of the the aleutian and you can see it's stored in a dark small yeah really dark so this is the actual pollard and i see there is a little bit more activity now see now. more not all the sun he will do the most important part of the commission process and he will take this bamboo and he will hear the head of the dead bosun there discord korea to give salvation to the deceased person. everything is part of this time honored tradition. the gods in the open air the mourners gathered around the body. even the use of wood is significant but it's also a major contributor to the environmental problem. all of this is the word that
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they've gathered here which gets chopped up into smaller pieces as the day goes on and as they get orders and as bodies start coming in they have this massive warehouse here which is where it is covered. now getting charged. a family just to ride with the deceased and i'm told they purchased a cart load of wood which was four hundred four hundred is here and then this is the change. we didn't make it to interfere. with. the food. around two hundred quintals which is twenty thousand kilos of wood go through this area. i just cannot begin to imagine the magnitude of the problem facing us when you extrapolate this to the rest of india no wonder our forests are disappearing. as early as the one nine hundred sixty s.
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the indian government recognized the environmental impact of cremation and they try to address the problem by introducing an alternative method. so this is your gas base crematorium guess based imperium. least afford the body and say this type of cremation only cost ten dollars which is less than half the cost of a traditional one even still need a few takers. the main problem is the people you cannot perform the rituals there is no use of force and once the body sank inside you can't do anything you just have to sit like this and after two hours all three of us you can take the ashes and then you can go back i mean i have to say this place looks really grim and industrial. there's nothing absolutely nothing traditional about this. even with the best government subsidized intentions guess another forms of more
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environmentally friendly methods of cremation have been caught on. doctors everything a social it just a few in every rituals has some thoughts on the subject why is cremation such an important element in hindu tradition it comes from the scriptures one of the most important and sent to reduce to sort of think of cremation is to begin to think about the dead person himself or herself participating individually as a sacrifice we've seen with being used in the cremation at this site is that an important and integral part of commission as well in the hindu kush yes so would join the victory is very significant the fire is aesthetic that is seen with a certain degree of grace so that would explain the reluctance that hindus exhibit
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in trying and adopting alternative ways of cremating i would think it is part of a certain kind of order to track see you what are you have been doing and this is very difficult to shed in case of death rituals university. indians might be resistant to change when it comes to saying goodbye to loved ones . but the environmentalists packed a. cremation can no longer be ignored. as india's population approaches a staggering one point three billion more dates and more cremations only spell further than mine mental problems for the living. this is why most and choose organization has come up with a more ecologically friendly system which balances the environment with tradition
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so what's going on here. is very bio father to me and to start. talking about i forgot about the use of. one fifty two hundred fifty zero zero one percent instead of four hundred. using less would also means this is costs less than a traditional cremation this and this method a low for the traditional rituals to be performed the same way as a conventional fire might just definitely. and this is somebody using one of the on board and what they would things people generally use in the financial system when you get so there is no day recently in the details which we follow. now that the body is in there and they have to know what do. you work on the basic principles of fighting we have increased the combustion
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efficiency by providing drop but that is through the chip and upward. when more of season is coming in the combustion efficiency in green this certainly is going to heat energy in this commission process gets over than what was most the system has been around for fifteen years a tiny amount of time when it comes to taking on a centuries old tradition but more news on now beginning to consider that seriously . promote as just cremated his father you do you have to have him watch the car doing is setting. up a list of down fifteen percent of what is it when you figure out if i expected a child to see a list of everybody consumers of this there need to be a chance to. talk to. your sig. vos is out there you better have a postman look and feel. for didn't disapprove say that he does with equal
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cremation pies currently host up to seven cremations a d. at this site it's still much less than the traditional one but i'm sure plans to open sixty more sites in ten in the incident. it's really brought it home to me that the balance between sensitivity to death loss from tradition and the immediacy for the need to protect the environment is a rather delicate one as someone who cares about the in my mind between myself i know we have a long way to go however it also hardens me to find groups such as. finding alternatives that are starting to have a real impact. the . better choices hold the key to reducing global emissions. and
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spain as a company helping the owners of cars buses and lorries to cancel out their emissions by growing gardens on the top of that vehicles. and to know that holland's a pilot project time seventy meters of bike paths into solar runs is creating enough and interest to power three households to one year. projects like these. for different options so that individuals and communities can reduce the impact of human activity on our planet. the world's pollinators are in decline. in this episode of. we need to entomologists on opposite sides of the planet protecting insights of all sizes crucial to preserving food chains. i've come to the u.k.
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to see how old industrial sites are being turned into bug reserves in an attempt to reverse this worrying trend. fighting insect to get on on al-jazeera. we know the culture we know the problems that affect this part of the world very very well and that is something that we're trying to take to the rest of the world we have gone to places and reported on a story that it might take an international network for months to be able to do it united nations peacekeepers are out there going i'm tired. we are challenging the forces we're challenging companies who are going to places where nobody else is going. every dude is being analyzed it's being weighed measured. and it's not just i phones that i mean most not fans of the state at the moment we are in a state of the universe that. did something that was apt i would rather take the
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the man he once served. i'm richelle carey this is al jazeera life and also coming up accusations from both sides as india and pakistan continue their clashes over the disputed kashmir region . and the closure of colombia's border with venezuela does little to stem the flow of refugees. is present on a trump is right now meeting north korean leader kim jong un for the second day of talks in vietnam where the mood is hopeful but back in washington americans have been digesting a day of damning testimony and drama from trump's former lawyer michael cohen spent hours before congress calling the con man he tells on that in a moment first here is what trump said just a short time ago. speed is not that important to me i very much appreciate you know
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testing. nuclear rocket fuel and you know we're going to bruges but i just want to say i have great respect. and the great respect for his country and i believe. it will be some of the economic value that will be almost hard to compete with in many countries has said that. we've made a lot of efforts so far and we thought that now it's time for us to come to the noise sit together and then have this wonderful dialogue and let me assure you that i will do all my best to bring a good result ultimately today let's bring in our diplomatic editor james bays who is in hanoi so james what can we expect today. well i think we know what's going to happen in terms of the program clearly we don't know what's going to happen in terms of the agreement that they hoped to make here no details radio emerging at this stage in terms of the program they are
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sitting in that metropole hotel french colonial era hotel dating from nineteen zero one and there the two sides are working over the details of the pausing in an hour's time for lunch then more talks after lunch we understand that there is time set aside for a joint signing the big question is a joint signing of what with the details in this agreement after that we will hear from president trump he's going to be giving a news conference he'll be honest about what has been agreed here he'll be asked about relations with north korea he'll be asked difficult questions i'm sure about michael cohen's testimony on capitol hill all of that come later on president trump do to fly out of here on air force one seven hours from now among the things that could be in an agreement is an end of the korean war a formal end of the korean war you may be a little confused by that when i say it because if you look in your history books
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you'll find the korean war went from one nine hundred fifty to one nine hundred fifty three the fighting ended in one nine hundred fifty three but there was never a formal peace deal let's now speak more about this to christine on the she's the founder of women across the d.m.z. this is an organization of women representing ordinary people on both sides of the korean defied first tell us what it means if there was a formal end to the korean war in one hundred fifty three what was known as an armistice was signed well it's a historic day if that's what they decide to do you know because eighty million people on the korean peninsula have been waiting for this moment their lives have been impacted by an unresolved. or that has separated millions of families and not just on the korean peninsula but as somebody who is coming from the united states here and it's impacted millions of korean american families and also veterans who served in the korean war everybody wants a decisive and to this war and this could happen on this very day under the
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stewardship of president donald trump did you think that trump would be the man who could perhaps achieve more than others certainly he's approaching this in a very different way in a much slower way perhaps than previous republican foreign policy experts like his own national security adviser john bolton would have advise and i would also add to that the democrats i mean i think what has enabled president trump to do this is that he doesn't come from an establishment foreign policy background or community and that has i think prevented other presidents from doing the right thing so in this case perhaps not having read the history books not knowing the details of nuclear policy which we think is the background of president trump we know he doesn't like to read things i might actually be the phone to well i think he wants to do what no president has succeeded in doing which is ending america's oldest war
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and i think he is definitely driven by that whether it's his ego or besting president obama this is the opportunity to do something that has not been done do you have any reservations that he's sitting down with this is a repressive dictator he has thousands of people in jail in just the last couple of years he we believe ordered the execution using chemical weapons of one of his own siblings well i think that's the important point to make is that the unresolved state of war has created a garrison state in north korea and has created a c.s. mentality where national security has been prioritized over investment in and in. the development of the people and so our hope is that ending the korean war is the first step towards improving peace on the peninsula development human rights denuclearization without a relationship without engagement and dialogue you'll have nothing else to thank
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you very much for joining us all an hour which is zero interesting to report of course you heard chairman kim speaking a short time ago when the two leaders were addressing reporters actually on so the question from a western reporter that's the first time in history that's happened also worth telling you that the translation that we got was the time from the translator right next to kim was not accurate actually the translator she said i would not say i'm pessimistic listening back to that what kim said is i would not prejudge so interesting that the translator that at least one side may be relying on for these crucial talks seems to have some inaccuracy is already today and words do matter particularly with things of this gravity thank you james bays live in hanoi can really help that is traveling with the white house press corps also and you know i so camberley obviously the summit is a very big deal much of the world's attention is focused on that but also focused
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on what happened in washington with michael trumps michael michael cohen donald trump's former attorney testifying it was obviously on donald trump's mind as well how would all this play out with the trump camp. yeah well for donald trump image is that everything and for him this is about creating history he is trying to build his legacy as a dealmaker with some sort of historic agreement to denuclearize the korean peninsula but that is being overshadowed by the spectacle that took place on wednesday on capitol hill with the michael cohen testimony of course his longtime confident lawyer his fixer that testimony potentially incriminating for the president certainly humiliating for the president as he tries to negotiate with an authoritarian and often erratic leader it's essentially thrust these negotiations
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in many respects into peril because well in all of this donald trump has with his white house team tried to carefully choreographed the day that took place on wednesday and now on thursday of american strength of american values instead that has been deeply eroded by that testimony and the fact that essentially these efforts here in hanoi have been severely undercut by those headlines in washington can really is james days was saying just a moment ago john answered a question from a western reporter something that has not happened but it's not been that easy for the press corps the last few days tell us about what's been going on. yeah this was a bit of a surprise to the white house press corps and in fact the white house correspondents association has pushed back on that let me explain how this happened that initial handshake that was highly anticipated with donald trump and kim jong un in that moment there were
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a number of print reporters that shouted questions to donald trump one of them was about his reaction to the testimony by michael cohen the other was whether or not he had walked back on demands for denuclearize ation by north korea donald trump was visibly not happy being asked those questions shook his head at one point he said no immediately after that the white house press secretary sarah sander said due to the shouted questions that's exactly what she said she was banning for reporters from covering the subsequent dinner between the north korean leader and the u.s. president this is certainly concerning to the white house correspondents' association they believe that this was an opportunity for an american president to display strength and with the questioning of an independent news media but instead they believe that he telegraph weakness by not allowing reporters to cover that event we reached out to the white house we tried to get clarification on this we also tried to get clarification on whether or not donald trump had watched the michael cohen
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testimony how much of it if you did they simply did not reply as certainly this is the view on the ground here in illinois is that the position of strength that the white house that hope to project has been severely eroded all right kimberly how good life for us in our kimberly thank you atika has been following the testimony from trump's former lawyer and has this report from washington d.c. . after more than six hours of testimony michael cohen seemed to be fighting back tears this was a day of high drama that ended with this ominous warning given my experience working for mr trump i fear that if you loses the election in two thousand and twenty that there will never be a peaceful transition of power throughout his testimony cohen leveled a series of serious allegations against the president perhaps the most serious alleging that while in office the president wrote a personal check for the payment of hush money as part of
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a criminal scheme to violate campaign finance laws and the top democrat says he's convinced the president of the united states committed a crime and basing that on what has already been found here they think oh. mr cohen is pleading to charges where he said he will direct it to commit a crime by the president and other allegations the trump lied about his tax returns being audited that he lied about pursuing a project in moscow and that the president's personal lawyers told cohen to lie to congress about it that he believes the president didn't know that his son was meeting with russian officials to get dirt on his opponent that it is possible trump defrauded banks and insurance companies cohen says the president was told in advance that wiki leaks would leak damaging e-mails from the clinton campaign an allegation wiki leaks denies and he says the president is being investigated for other yet unknown crimes that he couldn't talk about you know what cohen from did not hold.


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