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percinet. i'm richelle carey and to holland to take a look at the top stories now on al-jazeera the iraqi prime minister has ordered the security staff working at the iranian consulate in basra to be investigated for failing to provide protection that's after protesters stormed and set fire to the building i demonstrate are angry at iranian influence in the region one protester died on friday taking the death toll since monday to twelve in kabul honest traktor a policy analysis at the doha institute he says demonstrators have been angry for a long time. i think people are just but this thing against iranian interference in their own and don't know if it was after fifteen years of the u.s. invasion of iraq and iran has influence in the contrary because as you know all
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those who are running the country those have been running the country for the boss fifteen years actually iranian allies and those people show up with this thing against these elites which are backed by iran on the one hand on also dealt with this thing against iranian policy in the south of iraq because as you know at the houses that the iranians i mean there has been some accusations against iran that it's something it's nuclear waste and just a lot of what are we i mean talk a lot about the really is the meaning what the source for. most people drink from this what i'm doing has been. incidents reported recently that people have iran has an explicit use of law in recent weeks or claiming that the iraqi government has not been able to be for that electricity and that is another reason actually why people have directed there against iran so so the corrupt elite
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which has been the willing which is backed by iran i think we have seen i mean to be the sort off and go back to is actually expressed by iraqi against those people . turkey's president and the united nations are warning of a bloodbath if syrian and russian forces push ahead with an offensive to retake the last troubled help province the leaders of turkey iran and russia have been discussing how to prevent a humanitarian crisis and let a former campaign adviser for donald trump is going to jail for two weeks for lying to the f.b.i. george papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his contacts with russians in the two thousand and sixteen presidential campaign he's been a central figure of special counsel robert muller's probe into possible russian interference and u.s. politics former u.s. president barack obama is back in the political spotlight he delivered a rare political speech urging people to vote in november smith term congressional elections he also took one of his first public jabs at the current president. in
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the end the threat to our democracy doesn't just come from donald trump or the current batch of republicans in congress or the koch brothers and their lobbyists who are too much compromise from democrats or russian hacking the biggest threat to our democracy is indifference the biggest threat to our democracy is cynicism. israeli soldiers have shot dead a palestinian teenager during renewed protests on the gaza border the palestinian health ministry says the seventeen year old was shot in the chest and ninety four others were injured including thirty with life bullets israel has banned palestinian activists i had to meet me from traveling abroad the seventeen year old and her family or supposed to go to europe on friday and talk about her experience in jail and the palestinian resistance movement to me was freed in july after
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spending eight months in prison for slapping an israeli soldier. the mayor of katara has visited berlin to boost business ties with germany shakes maine hamann all funny thing chancellor merkel for her support during the sixteen month blockade imposed by saudi arabia the u.a.e. bahrain and egypt he says katara will invest more than eleven billion dollars in germany over the next five years all right supporters rallied in the german city of chemists for another night of protest they're angry about the fatal stabbing of a german man last month to migrants have been arrested and charged with manslaughter in that killing as are the headlines keep it here on al-jazeera much more to come death by design as next.
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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 . our devices are sleek and elegant. we store our lives in a beautiful cloud. was what. 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.
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that it. was. our electronics are made and unmade is dirty and dangerous i am it's a global story of damaged lives environmental destruction and devices that are designed to die. as. there's plenty.
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in china massa. if industrialization have 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 grainy or natural it's rain or some people think it's even think it's virtual. but in our 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 this public health we have nearly three hundred million who are residents who don't have access to sufficient saved drinking water.
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going to see what they all share the how to shows you how many come out not. to come not to a show you should not let them just check. the over there it's a good idea. to just it's is a hold up you hold women's event and it was shy then the but. 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. river and waste old ladies suddenly found on their knees in front of me i was like.
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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. 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 not heard of the semiconductor industry. but within
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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 advanced micro devices. the 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 i.b.m. i don't need an id just write a check it was that easy i.b.m. had that much clowne. i was the first marker processor 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
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and what would you use it for anyway but it got legs when we started the p.c. business the first year they shipped fifty thousand units. and so we went from a thousand a week to forty thousand a week and at that point the p.c. was long. from almost the very beginning you heard electronics and semiconductor production it 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 and lay 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 over i got those of
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a lot of different chemicals they built the disk drives we had to strip them out and then would literally have to dip i'm in severe gases and with a sponge 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 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 you want to turn on the music from. but some good music on today. right there. that does not mean there's a thing of. the. one
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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 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 the way that i did at that event in know the material she was using turns out to be probably in the vicinity of fifty percent little excited she didn't know she was exposed to lead in tell her that i got pregnant with mark in one thousand seventy nine and that was full term
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my months and we're just really happy about it. that he doesn't even know to cross the street and 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 or you better know. if i knew what i know now how to round out a spec or fix up 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 her son who was born with severe developmental disabilities and it's 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. you're. just overrides all that and you do what you got to
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do to this day i still do that. i'm sorry getting. but. i discovered i.b.m. had a corporate mortality. which they kept for thirty years and it kept track of the causes of deaths of their ploy it's 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 excess costs of deaths one was brain cancer the other was not hodgkinson foma another was melanoma of the skin and in
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the women breast cancer was three and four fold higher than expected. that was the heart of this san jose lawsuit. in a similar a court room 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 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 deaths 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
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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 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 going. after the trial i.b.m. matters were resolved for hundreds of people whose claims to 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.
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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. 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 were designing these systems didn't quite think
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through all the way was that the solvent swer really good at dissolving 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 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 with the
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chemical industry will often say if i had not a dime for every time i heard this that even water can kill you then those 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 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 yes. yes. yes.
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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 a superfund site national semiconductor advanced micro devices i.b.m. you name it they were there and they were all superfund sites. 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
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industrial site. 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 are actually coming into the offices of these software engineers 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. please 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 and. the chinese government made an offer to
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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. it's. just. sleep. and. 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
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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. and sons of those who. come in the new. all. the way focused on this is you. know you can see as you go by the one you don't we see you know some of the.
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deported from the u.k. indoctrinated by somalia's and shot back how can a young mind disillusioned by fighting rebuild his life as a mixed race going to make it to that state they are children and reunite his family africa's no not call me often my kid lost warrior a witness documentary on a jazzier can't stay. up.
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on counting the cost austerity in argentina but will harsh medicine fix the economy and what about before out for emerging markets plus the good the bad and the ugly the corporate in fact on society and the environment and why but let me also paying attention. counting the cost on al-jazeera. and the latest news as it breaks because people are already some of the country's most vulnerable and now they say. they need help with detailed coverage here in gaza more than most places the contrast between scenes like this and the realities of daily life for so many from around the world forty years ago it was all but impossible for a foreign man or woman to live in china let alone marry a chinese but today marriages like this are no longer exceptional.
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or saw kerry in doha these are the top stories right now on al-jazeera they rocky prime minister has ordered an investigation into the security staff working at the iranian cots consulate and basra has accused them of failing to provide protection that's after protesters stormed and set fire to the building. of. this writers are angry at iranian influence in the region on protesters died on friday taking the death toll since monday to twelve. is priced in and united nations are warning of a bloodbath of syrian and russian forces push ahead with an offensive to retake the last trouble help province the leaders of turkey iran and russia have been discussing how to prevent a humanitarian crisis and. president hassan rouhani
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emphasized the need for a political and military solution. to fight terrorism an adlib isn't an inevitable. part of a mission to bring about peace and stability in syria we should make sure that the civilians are not the harmed in this process. we are fighting for peace war for war is a mistake from our point of view. a former campaign advisor for donald trump is going to jail for two weeks for lying to the f.b.i. george papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to investigators about his contacts with russians during the two thousand and sixteen presidential campaign it's been a central figure of special counsel robert muller's probe into possible russian interference in u.s. politics it's a waiting game for you and mediated peace talks on yemen are on hold because of who
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the delegation to not arrive in geneva. only attend if certain demands are met including allowing them to return to the rebel held capital sana. the death of the engineer in charge of the grand renaissance dam project in ethiopia has been ruled a suicide is a big new bikila he was found dead in his car in july with a bullet wound protesters took to the streets believing he'd been murdered police say he was under pressure to to delays in the project the scheme to dam the river nile has been under construction since two thousand and eleven it faced opposition from egypt which fears it will affect its main source of water as are the headlines keep it here on al-jazeera much more to calm death by design this next. here michael pangle doesn't move for home plays in the fall down season is obviously youngest of us to do it has died and fifteen others were injured after an
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explosion at a foxconn factory in chengdu southwest china that he has to close to some open on cuba you know just a little whole way that all students occurred at around seven pm in a polish it appears to have been triggered by an explosion of combustible dust in a duct. no one to be 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 but within the apple supply chain they had another explosion and fire.
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outrageously inexcusable that they had a second one five months later. they set up these ply chains exactly the way we want them they monitor these chains with exacting scrutiny so they know exactly what's going into their products at every point along the way. here. we have a kind of life excess of the guns that will show you how. to i have an i phone five here and i'm a show you
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a little bit about what's inside what makes it tick and some of the design choices that apple made putting it together to the first thing out bill has on the bottom is to proprietary penta loeb screws this is a security screw that 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 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 have 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 the 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 in the phone and using proprietary screws on there and attempt 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 fix is a company that wants to see everything get fixed so we show people how to fix
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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 luke and i are reluctant capitalists we get excited selling screwdrivers even though that seems like a boring product because we're selling people a capability where they're 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 stagnant over five hundred pounds around material go into making in 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
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a ton of water lots and lots of materials. books when we know for those of you know. nothing is different. electronics industries close the ways that through digital american manufacturers 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 be a. ford would never sell you we're not going to make tires available to keep your car running after thirty thousand miles you have an entire ecosystem an entire industry that's built on secrecy and. that's trying to pry open the 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
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product we give it to you and you just use this product and 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 concern. over the last few years i've been to china on a regular basis a lot of that related to our tool manufacturing. and. we're looking at getting 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 of the
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circuit board once we did it and we'll leave them with them 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 next. 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.
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this is the big. why the factory said this is where they're edging and bringing all these nasty acids and other chemicals in. you've got a little bit of the believe you can see deal the acid on the outside of the machine . i walked over to where there were some storage tanks and there was basically acid all over the floor. and the moment i looked over that they told me 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 there is no doubt the mouse river. the fact that it was so dear to you is the price you pay for the last thirty years of development
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you. don't buy from them. what you got was the time that somebody. from all that i hope you know about incentives from the. what not to buy you could say on. the one. hundred. two since it will be so so i said she brings 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 see that i'm going to do
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a lot of the document numbers on so that it. doesn't you know about fox you know buy new shoes until. there's a new. woman sitting down when you know that c.d.'s suddenly and so when we should . do it it's a typical high profit. from them by us but to give you a thing to. do you see. that is constantly changing. i'm old enough. he had. spent a lot of time travel you are going to. see. this is definitely the most professional of factories visited. the fact that we're
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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 process and eventually you end up with hopefully acceptably clean water. the coolest thing when the water is blue the treatment facility some of the water comes out of this 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 as if something breaks maybe the fish die but it's clear to me that this would definitely be a factory to buy from up the one we visited. from the institute of public and environmental affairs module.
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thank you ladies and gentlemen i'm truly honored and humbled to be the first chinese citizen to receive the school a word of thanks set up this institute of public barman affairs i p n our first project is 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 bat what a pollution situation and so far we got some more than one hundred and
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ten thousand records of violations in our database. in april two thousand and ten we filed letters to twenty nine by t. brands who checked with them whether those polluting factories whether they are 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. 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
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a number of facilities that he believed were in apple such that it had a very heavy environmental impact in their locality and when he level of those charges apple was shocked and sort of in denial that this type of problem to this extent could really exist in their supply chain. i 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're not there and you have
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a checklist of what you need 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 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 to generate more than one hundred thousand tons of hazard of waste in one year. how could we dispose stuff you know in the safe way so how much a time bomb this industry is gonna create.
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in electronics at this moment of 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. for a small company in and. a mission is to produce a fair trade computer. in the early days i repaired this component levels on the computers on the one imports.
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from i noticed that there was huge amount of waste in the computer industry. so we started designing and building a database of graven reusable computers. this is my father's environmental drill and all my trusty and just you know such and such just. how can you build a computer without 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 gold the material we use is wood so it's technology of a 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
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i'm never place in the memory you can extend the life of upgradeability. today is these are major launch in europe. we've lots of invites and to people. we were awarded the world's first year piece. for integrated desktop computers it was the world's first ever achieve this award at that time i thought wow that the gates would open with orders so flooded and fast 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
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a time the what we need to do is work harder build more computers and get people to join us. and. americans toss out a lot of gadgets every day. if we look at the three million or so tons of 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. part
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to. the density a move but all we get that idea of the wind you need usually. say on the farm. or material. and the clean need or money to try to hide if you will should enjoy. those with. the feet hunting. oh. shit don't lose your shit.
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the why is it be. so nice which is what she. says to a program says the decimal. so sound happy that he. she needs. to. use a male voice here that. we think ok will send are you waste of 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 and metal you
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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 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.
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and you have more pollution you have more aerosols those go into the cloud and so you have so many 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 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.
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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 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.
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we still have the rain clouds around for a good part of the united states a lot of showers showing up here some of them pretty big unfun dorie the west the weather from what was tropical depression gordon is making its way further northwest look further west and here in california northern california just around oregon just around the border there we have seen another here's another wildfire burning away it stays dry here as we go through the next few days further north a little more cloud into that western side of canada and i will make its way into central areas to saskatchewan and further south well here we go with the remnants of our old tropical depression that's gordon just making its way up to illinois very heavy downpours still in the forecast the right still stretching down across a good part of texas new mexico and in the south of the border some wet weather to
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just around the eastern seaboard with the cloud of great making its way to new jersey into new york for a time as well sunday looks very wet or the other side of the appalachians big downpours rolling back down towards louisiana fight and try to the east of that fall and dry further west notice a little spin is just making its way to that western side of canada i mean what across the caribbean well it's sunshine and showers the heaviest showers but the greater antilles. a new poll ranks mexico city is the pool with worst in the world for sexual violence many women are attacked while moving in the crowded spaces of the metro buses and even at the hands of taxi drivers the conversation starts with do you have a boyfriend very pretty and young you feel unsafe threatened you think about how to react what do i do if this gets worse no money on the uses
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a new service it's called loud drive it's for women passages only and drawn by women drivers the apple for some extra features like a panic button and twenty four seven monitoring of drivers. in indonesia palm oil is a billion dollar business want to win east investigates the price the country's paying . to feed the world's paul morley addiction. on al-jazeera. the occupied west bank city of hebron is on the front line of the arab israeli conflict with a chair after a while of palestinians don't like it i didn't like it but you just don't care at all but one man is standing up to israeli pressure to sell his house for an unimaginable figure if you call a good guy who is in. the development of al-jazeera world tells the story of the house the symbol of resistance to continuing occupation the hundred million dollar
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home. this is al-jazeera. climber shall carry this is the news hour live from doha coming up in the next sixty minutes. at a. in the iraqi city of basra angry at the lack of basic services take out their frustration on iran storming its consulate. thousands take to the streets in the syrian province of vidlin to protest a military potential military operation plus. i'm joined always schweder in a country anticipating its most.


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