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  • Flooding in the Nation of Vietnam headlines today's show.

  • I'm Carl Jesus.

  • Thank you for making us part of your day.

  • October is part of the rainy season in the communist nation of Vietnam, but this year precipitation has been particularly heavy.

  • Meteorologists say the natural La Nina phenomenon in the Pacific may be to blame.

  • Hundreds of thousands of homes are underwater.

  • There've been some major landslides.

  • The Reuters news agency reported yesterday that 111 people are dead and 22 are still missing.

  • The president of Vietnam's Red Cross Society says the floods are some of the worst the nation has seen in decades.

  • Everywhere we look, she says, homes, roads and infrastructure have been submerged.

  • Rescuers are bringing in supplies by air, sea and land.

  • The floods aren't just affecting lives.

  • They're affecting lively hoods.

  • About 40% of Vietnam's labor force works in agriculture, and the government run news agency says more than 17,000 acres of crops have been lost, in addition to over 691,000 cattle and poultry that have been washed away.

  • Combined that with the loss of tourism revenue first from Cove in 19 and now from the flooding, and international aid workers say millions of people could be pushed toward the brink of poverty.

  • The forecast isn't helping.

  • A tropical storm, which recently caused flooding and evacuations in the Philippines, is headed toward Vietnam.

  • The second and final US presidential debate of 2020 is scheduled to be held tonight.

  • It'll be at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee.

  • There were supposed to be three of these events between incumbent Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

  • But last week's debate was canceled after President Trump was treated for coronavirus.

  • Early this month, the Commission on Presidential Debates decided the second one would be held virtually, but it didn't consult with the candidates first.

  • And while former vice president Biden's campaign agreed to it, President Trump's did not.

  • So the candidates participated in separate town hall events Instead, tonight's moderator is Kristen Welker, an anchor and correspondent for NBC News.

  • She's planning to cover six topics, spending 15 minutes on each of them, and there will be a change this time around.

  • While each candidate has two minutes to answer the initial questions, the other candidates microphone will be turned off.

  • The goal is to reduce the interrupting and bickering that took place in the first debate on September 29th.

  • The microphones will be turned back on after the candidates have each had two minutes to answer those initial questions, so simultaneous arguments between them will still be possible.

  • After that, I'm Scott McLain in Berlin, where Europe's second wave of the coronavirus is showing no signs of slowing despite a patchwork of curfews and restrictions being imposed across the continent.

  • One popular vacation area in southern Germany has just kicked out hundreds of tourists and imposed a two week stay at home order with exceptions for work and essentials.

  • The worst hit countries here are the Netherlands, Belgium and the Czech Republic, which is just recorded another record high case count.

  • With the health system nearing its capacity, the government is building a field hospital in Prague to deal with the expected overflow.

  • It's also reimposing an unpopular but effective mandate.

  • Toe wear masks, even outdoors this'll morning.

  • The Czech parliament will meet in an emergency session to discuss even stricter measures.

  • I'm Nic Robertson in London, where in nearby island, the prime minister, the tee shot there has told the country.

  • He is putting it on the toughest locked down in Europe.

  • It will last six weeks, he says.

  • The idea that they would be a tow push down the surgeon coronavirus infection rate and thereby people will be able to have a better Christmas.

  • People are being told to work from home.

  • They're being told they cannot roam more than three miles from their houses.

  • Only essential retail stores will be open.

  • There's a lot of division in island about this.

  • A lot of disquiet and discomfort.

  • I'm Kristie Lu Stout in Hong Kong.

  • Since July, Chinese drug makers have been administering experimental coronavirus vaccines under an emergency use program authorized by Beijing.

  • Now those receiving these vaccines, or people working in high risk professions like medical workers and Border Patrol agents, as well as some diplomats and state owned company employees who travel overseas.

  • Because the vaccine is still in clinical trials, some experts worry that it could cause unknown side effects.

  • But an official with China's National Health Commission says so far no serious adverse reactions have been reported.

  • 12th trivia, a mixture of compounds formed by smaller molecules, is called a what solvent carbon polymer or steroid.

  • The answer is polymer.

  • A compound that could be natural or artificial.

  • Plastic is an artificial polymer.

  • It's cheap, it's lightweight, it doesn't rust, and it's long lasting.

  • But that is one of its disadvantages.

  • We've reported on the lingering litter of plastics in our landfills and oceans.

  • An American company is working on a polymer that could be shaped or molded like plastic, but that still breaks down completely in the environment.

  • It's not cheap.

  • A set of air carbon cutlery costs $6.99.

  • A set of plastic cutlery costs four cents.

  • An air carbon handbag costs more than $500.

  • A designer nylon one runs 150.

  • But if the new polymer products can be scaled up and price down, they could help with the plastic pollution problem.

  • You think about it.

  • Greenhouse gas is the basis of life.

  • Nature is gobbling of greenhouse gas every day.

  • What we found early on is that there are natural micro organisms in the ocean that consumed greenhouse gas as their food source.

  • What they discovered was that with these organisms they could create a safe plastic alternative.

  • On the same time, remove harmful carbon emissions from the atmosphere.

  • For over a decade, they've been developing a way to do that at scale.

  • This is their first commercial production plant.

  • This is the one of most beautiful things that I could look at.

  • Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, I suppose.

  • Eso we'd explain to me this in your words.

  • Beautiful thing we're looking at here.

  • Here's why it's beautiful.

  • This is basically what happens in the ocean recreated on land.

  • These large tanks are full of salt water and micro organisms found in the ocean.

  • When the organisms air fed greenhouse gasses like methane and Co.

  • Two, they naturally produce a bio polymer.

  • We have this pure white powder that we can then melt, informing all kinds of parts and pieces.

  • The company calls it air carbon, which, like plastic, can be molded into a variety of products, from furniture to packaging our products like straws and cutlery.

  • This straws example reduces the amount of carbon in the air by 30 g.

  • Now, by itself is not a lot, but imagine companies that are using hundreds of millions of straws here.

  • We're talking about tens of thousands of tons of CO two e that would otherwise be in the air, now destroyed or sequester.

  • And because air carbon is natural, it degrades in the ocean in about a year.

  • Plastic it can take hundreds of years.

  • It kind of solved two problems for the plastic pollution problem and also climate change to introduce air carbon to the world.

  • New Light is launching direct to consumer brands, in food wear and in fashion, an industry which is responsible for 10% of global carbon emissions.

  • What do you think it's going to take for plastic alternatives like air Carbon to make a dent in order to really make the kind of impact that we wanna make?

  • We've spent a lot of time working to bring something to the market that people can afford.

  • We make premium products that are designed to go out very, very large scale and compete head on with the incumbents that are out there in the world today.

  • We're making them available both on a direct to consumer basis, but we are also working very heavily on the B two B side in all, New Light says the products made at its first commercial plant takes the co two equivalent of 6000 cars off the road.

  • A small start.

  • This is my wallet.

  • I'm holding something that represents carbon that would have otherwise gone into the air.

  • Imagine if all the products that we made when we made them, like growing a tree lease, actually improve the world.

  • Whether it's d carbon izing or going carbon negative, I think that's what the world needs to start to look towards.

  • Mhm for 10 10 thing is the S S C Tuatara SSC is the manufacturer.

  • Tuatara is the model.

  • It's making news because it's fast.

  • How fast is it?

  • In a recent drive outside Las Vegas, Nevada, the Tuatara hit 331 MPH as in 331 MPH on a carbon fiber chassis and a gas fueled twin turbo V eight engine that produces 1750 horsepower.

  • According to S.

  • S C.

  • That makes the tuatara the world's fastest production car, a vehicle that has a bunch of identical models that are available to the public.

  • A bunch meaning 12 that are already sold out for next year available, meaning maybe sometime after that and to the public meaning to the public that generally has $2 million to spend on a car.

  • So too much for most to a handle.

  • But it does have a to a aura about it.

  • So you can S S C Why someone with the need for speed would be willing to burn at a bank account toe win the race to get one.

  • It is getting too late for us to a Terry.

  • So we'll say to Lou, But not before we say hello to West Warwick High School.

  • We saw your comment at youtube dot com slash CNN 10.

  • Thank you for watching from West Warwick, Rhode Island.

  • I'm Carla Zeus.

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