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Video: Can Paris fix its poop problem before the Olympics?

Paris’ bold Olympic promise to clean the River Seine This video is presented by BetterHelp. Head to http://betterhelp.com/voxvideo for 10% off your first month. BetterHelp doesn’t have a say in our editorial decisions, but they make videos like this possible. Support our work. Become a Vox Member today: http://www.vox.com/memberships A key promise in Paris’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics was that its famous river, the Seine, would be cleaned up in time to host open water swimming events: the triathlon, para triathlon, and marathon swimming. But swimming has been banned in the Seine for a century because the Paris sewer system is designed to dump wastewater into the river during heavy rain, when the sewers get overwhelmed by stormwater. When that happens, levels of E. coli, a bacteria associated with fecal matter, spike in the river, making it too contaminated to swim in. In order to make good on its promise to clean the river, Paris officials took on a $1.5 billion USD infrastructure project that includes a massive underground tank and tunnel system meant to hold excess sewage during heavy rain and prevent further contamination of the Seine. Water quality testing will be done daily ahead of the Olympic games this summer, and Paris officials are hopeful their ambitious plan to host swimming in the famously polluted river will succeed. Follow the daily water quality tests of the Seine from the City of Paris here: https://www.paris.fr/pages/meteo-de-la-seine-quelle-est-la-qualite-de-l-eau-du-fleuve-27467 Check out some of the data used in this video, along with additional water quality tests, from Fluidion: https://fluidion.com/open-data-initiative/2024-seine-water-quality Are Olympians Going to Swim in Poop Water? – The Cut https://www.thecut.com/article/olympics-2024-athletes-swim-unsanitary-seine-river.html Will the Seine be ready for Olympic swimming? Paris officials 'confident.' – Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2024/05/02/seine-cleanup-paris-olympics-swim/ Paris looking at Plan B if River Seine remains unfit for Olympic swimming – Global News https://globalnews.ca/news/10606203/paris-olympics-river-seine-plan-b/ Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjO Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com. Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyE Follow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06o Or Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H

Video: Holey alliance: NATO’s worries at 75

It was formed to unite the world’s strongest countries and preserve peace, but as NATO holds a celebration summit for its 75th anniversary, it faces tricky challenges (https://www.economist.com/leaders/2024/07/04/how-to-trump-proof-americas-alliances). Climate change is jeopardising Scottish salmon (https://www.economist.com/britain/2024/06/17/climate-change-casts-a-shadow-over-britains-biggest-food-export), one of Britain’s biggest food exports (10:15). And why North Korea is sending hot air balloons (https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2024/06/26/why-north-korea-is-sending-its-rubbish-to-the-south) over to the South, filled with rubbish and faeces (16:50). Listen to what matters most, from global politics and business to science and technology—Subscribe to Economist Podcasts+ (https://subscribenow.economist.com/podcasts-plus) For more information about how to access Economist Podcasts+, please visit our FAQs page (https://myaccount.economist.com/s/article/What-is-Economist-Podcasts) or watch our video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gczo71bg1uY) explaining how to link your account. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy (https://acast.com/privacy) for more information.

Video: Lurch in the left: France’s election shock

A tactical ploy to diminish the chances for Marine Le Pen’s hard-right National Rally has worked—a surprise result that puts the left in front, but no party in charge (https://www.economist.com/europe/2024/07/07/a-shock-election-result-in-france-puts-the-left-in-the-lead?utm_campaign=a.io&utm_medium=audio.podcast.np&utm_source=theintelligence&utm_content=discovery.content.anonymous.tr_shownotes_na-na_article&utm_term=sa.listeners). Despite sporting passions in Africa, continental leagues have fizzled; a passion for basketball (https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2024/06/06/the-national-basketball-association-is-making-a-big-bet-on-africa?utm_campaign=a.io&utm_medium=audio.podcast.np&utm_source=theintelligence&utm_content=discovery.content.anonymous.tr_shownotes_na-na_article&utm_term=sa.listeners) may soon change that (9:25). And remembering Ángeles Flórez Peón (https://www.economist.com/obituary/2024/07/04/angeles-florez-peon-maricuela-made-sure-spain-did-not-forget-its-history?utm_campaign=a.io&utm_medium=audio.podcast.np&utm_source=theintelligence&utm_content=discovery.content.anonymous.tr_shownotes_na-na_article&utm_term=sa.listeners), the last militiawoman who defended Spain’s Second Republic (17:26). Get a world of insights by subscribing to Economist Podcasts+ (https://subscribenow.economist.com/podcasts-plus). For more information about how to access Economist Podcasts+, please visit our FAQs page (https://myaccount.economist.com/s/article/What-is-Economist-Podcasts) or watch our video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gczo71bg1uY) explaining how to link your account. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy (https://acast.com/privacy) for more information.

Video: BOOM! – Episode 1: 1968 Born to be wild

Why are two old, unpopular men the main candidates for the world’s most demanding job? It’s the question John Prideaux, The Economist’s US editor, gets asked the most. And the answer lies in the peculiar politics of the baby boomers. The generation born in the 1940s grew up in a land of endless growth and possibility, ruled by a confident, moderate elite. But just as they were embarking on adult life, all that started to come apart. The economy faltered, and the post-war consensus came under pressure from two sides: from the radical right, who hated government moves on civil rights – and from the ‘New Left’, as boomers rebelled against their parents' generation and its war in Vietnam. This episode is free to listen. For the full series, subscribe to Economist Podcasts+ (https://subscribenow.economist.com/podcasts-plus). If you’re already a subscriber to The Economist, you have full access to all our shows as part of your subscription. For more information about how to access Economist Podcasts+, please visit our FAQs (https://myaccount.economist.com/s/article/What-is-Economist-Podcasts) page or watch our video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gczo71bg1uY) explaining how to link your account. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy (https://acast.com/privacy) for more information.

Video: AP reporter describes the Trump rally shooting

AP reporter Julie Carr Smyth, who was covering Donald Trump’s rally in Butler, Pennsylvania, describes how Saturday’s shooting unfolded. Secret Service says one spectator was killed and two were critically injured. The incident is being investigated as an attempted assassination, according to law enforcement officials. #shorts #trump #politics

Video: Biden condemns shooting at Trump rally

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Video: Power cuts and heat grip Houston days after Beryl made landfall | REUTERS

Nearly 600,000 homes and businesses in the Houston area remained without power, six days after Hurricane Beryl made landfall in Texas with fierce winds and rain that knocked down trees and electricity infrastructure. #News #houston #beryl #hurricaneberyl #texas #Reuters #Newsfeed Read the story here: https://reut.rs/3S58irg 👉 Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Keep up with the latest news from around the world: https://www.reuters.com/ Follow Reuters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Reuters Follow Reuters on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Reuters Follow Reuters on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/reuters/?hl=en

Video: LIVE: View near Mar-a-Lago after shooting at Trump rally | REUTERS

View near Trump's Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, after shooting at Trump rally. Gunfire erupted at a Donald Trump rally, sparking panic in the crowd and spattering the Republican presidential candidate with his blood, before he emerged and pumped his fist in the air appearing to mouth the words ‘Fight! Fight! Fight!’ The shooter was dead and the Secret Service was investigating the shooting as an assassination attempt, a source told Reuters. #Trump #DonaldTrump #MaraLago #Florida #News #Live #Reuters #Newsfeed Keep up with the latest news from around the world: https://www.reuters.com/

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