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November 13, 2009

A Meltdown Over Glaciers and Global Warming in India

India is in hot water with some leading environmentalists after its government claimed there’s no evidence that climate change has shrunk glaciers in the Himalayas.

“There is no conclusive scientific evidence to link global warming with what is happening in the Himalayan glaciers,” said Jairam Ramesh, India’s environment minister, following a newly released report on the glaciers.

This directly contradicts what NOW’s David Brancaccio and environmentalist Conrad Anker personally witnessed on their trip to the Gangotri glacier, as featured in the NOW hour-long special “On Thin Ice.”

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December 4, 2009

Green Jobs Push Proves Challenging

President Barack Obama turned his attention to unemployment this week, holding a forum with business leaders at the White House to discuss how to create more jobs.

But one source of job growth the president was hoping for -- creation of new jobs in green industries -- has proved elusive. For myriad reasons, including the outsourcing of such jobs to China, growth in clean energy industries and in green jobs has been slower than expected.

To get a better understanding of the future of such jobs, David Brancaccio spoke to Van Jones, who at that time was a special advisor for green jobs, enterprise and innovation at the White House. Jones has since stepped down from his position amidst controversy over some of his past statements.

Jones told NOW how green collar jobs could save the country money and offer more jobs in the future.

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December 7, 2009

2009: The Most Popular NOW Videos

We've researched the five most popular online videos from NOW on PBS, and are proud to share them with you:

1. Food Inc.
Behind the food we love—Secrets that giant food companies don't want you to know.

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