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Creating collective action on Climate Change [Video]

Join us to hear how the Lan Thide Partnership and Community Planning Partnership’s Climate Change Group are working to mitigate climate change in the Outer Hebrides and adapt to its effects. You will also have the chance to share your own experiences of climate change and contribute to a local knowledge hub for climate action!Connie Dawson (Sniffer) and Matthew Logan (Community Energy Scotland) will host the event. Connie and Matthew will begin by explaining the origins of the partnerships, current projects and future plans, and opportunities for your community/organisation to get involved. Esteemed local author and poet, Donald Murray, will introduce the second half of the event with a poetry reading about climate change in the Outer Hebrides. The event will then open space for all who want to share their stories and experiences of climate change in the islands. You will have the opportunity to submit your story to the Lan Thide website to contribute to a local knowledge hub for climate action and inform a vital part of the Climate Change Group’s adaptation planning. We hope this will be a thought-provoking opportunity think together about the ways in which climate change is affecting our lives and how we can work together to increase our islands’ resilience!

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Outer Hebrides Climate Question Time [Video]

This session looks at the policy around climate change and what it means for our islands, and in turn our communities. Joining us for this will be Angus Brendan MacNeil MP and Alasdair Allan MSP for the Outer Hebrides who will both detail what progress they are seeing around climate legislation and how communities can act to help the Government meet its targets. A Question and Answer session will follow on from this and communities are invited to engage with our MP and MSP on topics related to climate change. CES will conclude the session with a discussion on next steps and possible actions following the week of events.Dr Alasdair Allan has been the MSP representing the constituency of Na h-Eileanan an Iar since 2007. He graduated from the University of Glasgow with an MA in Scottish Language and Literature, and from the University of Aberdeen with a PhD in Scots language. As well as speaking Scots, Alasdair is fluent in Gaelic and Norwegian. He is currently a member of both the Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment & the Constitution, Europe, External Affairs and Culture committees.Angus Brendan MacNeil was born and brought up on the Isle of Barra. He was elected MP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar in 2005. In 2015 he was elected Chair of the Energy & Climate Committee until its dissolution in July 2016. In 2016 he was elected as the first ever Chair of the International Trade Committee, re-elected again in 2020 following the 2019 General Election. During his time in Parliament he has served as Spokesperson on a number of issues including Transport, Foreign Affairs & Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

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Fans of Vladimir Putin edit videos to bolster his macho reputation • FRANCE 24 English [Video]

We show you instances where fans of the Russian president have deliberately edited his videos to bolster his strongman image. Also, climate change sceptics and critics of Joe Biden are spreading misinformation on electric vehicles in the US. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.🔔 Subscribe to France 24 now: https://f24.my/YTen🔴 LIVE – Watch FRANCE 24 English 24/7 here: https://f24.my/YTliveEN🌍 Read the latest International News and Top Stories: https://www.france24.com/en/Like us on Facebook: https://f24.my/FBenFollow us on Twitter: https://f24.my/TWenDiscover the news in pictures on Instagram: https://f24.my/IGen

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Natural Habitat Adventures | Traveler Resources | Daily Dose of Nature Webinars | Watch Past Daily Dose of Nature Webinars | WEBINAR [Video]

Arpita Dutta is back with more insight into the wonderful world of birds. In this webinar, she explores birds amazing intelligence and how it manifests in their daily routines and behaviors. Even with a small brain, birds have devised remarkable strategies for not only working hard but working smart to survive. They are masters of adaptation and transformation, facilitating their presence and resilience worldwide. Well look at how birds build their nests differently depending on their habitat, how they feed their young and raise their brood, and how evolution has affected their body, beak and bone shapes over time. Well also learn how certain human technologies were developed to duplicate efficiencies that birds have evolved. Birds have been influenced by humans in negative ways, however, including the impact of climate change. They are often harbingers of how a changing climate is affecting whole ecosystems. Yet Arpita has much to inspire us with when it comes to protecting our feathered friends. She has spent more than two decades studying birds in the wild, noticing how their habits and activities help point us toward ways we can help in their conservation.