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December 3, 2012
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We look into the continuing political turmoil in Egypt, as the country gets closer and closer to drafting a constitution. And, in our EcoMyths segment, we talk about the energy suck that is "vampire power".
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Political turmoil and Egypt's constitution
Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi has called for a December 15th referendum on Egypt's disputed constitution, following continuing protests throughout the nation.
Egyptians Flock to Tahrir Sq. to protest Morsi's Constitutional Declaration.AlyAmer
Egypt's Mohamed Morsi calls 15 December referendum amid Tahrir protest - videoGuardian
The constitution was meant to represent a new political identity in Egypt but many are alarmed by its Islamist bent.
Egypt Constitution Sparks OutrageCritics of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi slammed the country's draft constitution after it emerged from a hasty all-night session, wi...
Egypt court halts work in protestEgypt's Supreme Constitutional Court has said it is halting all work indefinitely in protest at the "psychological pressure" it has faced...
The issue of the draft constitution continues to be problematic- in part because it was drafted by conservatives, several other groups, including the Christians, boycotted the process
Christians, liberals left out as Islamists back Egypt's draft constitutionMorsi added that the decree halting court challenges to his decisions, which provoked protests and violence from Egyptians fearing a new ...
Cairo-based journalist Ashraf Khalil, author of
Liberation Square: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation,
joins us to discuss the latest developments.
Has Morsi Started Something He Can't Finish?: Ashraf Khalil, TimeIn the days since President Mohamed Mor... http://adf.ly/FMeo7 #followworldnews update
The haunting energy drain of "vampire power"
Sometimes when you turn off your television, computer or cable box, “off” doesn’t really mean “off.” Standby loss, popularly known as “vampire power” or “phantom load,” loses up to ten percent of residential energy in developed countries.
EcoMyths: "Vampire Power" sucks out your energy and moneyAn average household has 40 appliances that use standby power when turned off. They consume up to 10% of total power used in the home.
segment, Jerome and EcoMyths Alliance president Kate Sackman talk about the phenomenon with Eric Masanet, staff scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and associate professor of engineering at Northwestern University.
homeWanna know more about local nature and how you can help protect it? EcoMyths Alliance busts environmental myths to make it easy to be gre...