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good evening. thanks for joining us. president biden begins a new week with something that he and democrats have been lacking. momentum. they got it for now. with the house passage of the massive bipartisan infrastructure plan. still, sharp divisions remain with republicans and democrats. late today the president and first lady seen there ignored reporters questions as they headed out to the beach on a cool day near their delaware home. they even posed for a selfie. soon, they'll return to the political heat that awaits them in washington. that's where we find tonight.
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good evening. >> good evening. after last weeks poor performance in the polls, democrats are feeling the pressure. not just to get something done. but to get something done that a espe of next years midterm election. >> bluntly we blew it. >> speaking on face the nation, virginia senator tim cane said if democrats passed the infrastructure and social spending bill sooner they might not have lost the governor seat in his state. >> we should have passed the bills in early october. it would have helped mcauliffe win the governor race. >> democratic losses in the off year election, helped motivate squabbling party members to get on the same page. >> the voters sent a message on tuesday. they want to see more action in washington. >> they have to do it all over again. to pass the president's nearly $2 trillion build back better plan. the current version includes money for climb change, prek and
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prescription drug reform. paid family leave which has been removed has been put back in by the speaker of the house. >> the truth is we need to get it done. and now. >> unlike the infrastructure plan, the social spending measure has no republican support. >> we're going to do everything we can to stop it dead in its tracks. >> switching gears. the biden add mirs said today it's prepared to defend its sweeping vaccine rules for big employers after a federal appeals court suspended the move. what happens next? >> right. more than 20 states filed gaens this rule. which says if you are at the company more than 100 people, you need to get vaccinated or submit to regular testing and wear a face mask at work. republicans have said it's government overreach. the white house says it's not because there's an option. a federal court judge has paused the rule from going into effect. it was supposed to take effect in january. the u.s. government has 5:00 p.m. tomorrow to file a
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response. >> stay tuned. >>e will. thanks so much. the united states reopens borders to international visitors tomorrow as long as travelers are fully vaccinated. it's the first time since covid restrictions closed crossings nearly 20 months ago. carter is at lax tonight. good evening. >> good evening. u.s. airports are facing and preparing for big crowds tomorrow alone united airlines is anticipating more than 30,000 in bound international travelers. and it's not just by air. our land borders are expected to be crowded as well. >> excitement and relief for thousands of people on both side of the u.s. canada border. starting monday, after being shut down for 600 days, the world's longest land border will be open to the vaccinated. >> how much of your business relies on people from canada?
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>> 40%. >> montana bar owner is welcoming back canada customers. but he's not expecting substantial border traffic right away. >> i think it will pick up a lot more once canada drops the covid test requirement. i'm being optimistic. that things will return to normal. next summer. >> reoping the borders comes as covid case ins the u.s. remain flat. with about 72,000 new daily infections. in the west, colorado, new mexico and california are seeing an up tick. to help fight the spread, tomorrow l.a. will require proof of vaccination at many indoor spaces. but outside today thousands of runners took place in the l.a. marathon. and also in new york. the famed race made its return after being cancelled in 2020. >> now almost everyone flying into the u.s. must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of it and also a negative covid test. within 72 hours of boarding.
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there will be exceptions for people from countries with limited access to vaccine. >> thank you. we have been reporting on the high stakes un climate conference in scott land. this weekend people hit the skreets to protest the lack of global action on climate change. tonight's eye on earth, mark phillips takes us to a battleground in the fight to save our planet. >> it's a bracing hike to the latest battleground in the war against climate change. >> uphill on the way to work. >> yeah. >> much of the landscape is covered in soaking wet pete. a kind of swamp of vegetation that has decomposed over thousands of years and which given the weather up here never dries out. in terms of fighting climate change, that's important. >> we're standing on a big carbon sink here. that's in the ground not in the
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air. >> pete is much better at sequestering carbon than trees. pete bogs make up 3% of the earth land mass. but store 30% of all land base carbon. twice as much as all the world's forest. >> what happens is the vegetation is kept carbon from the atmosphere. the saturation of the water doesn't allow carbon to be lost. >> it stays in it. because it's not exposed to the air to oxygen. >> yes. it stays in it until what we see here is happening. >> what we see is happening here is vast areas of pete being lost. some because increased rainfall is washing it away. because it's being used for fuel and fertilizer and drained for agriculture. lately people are trying to save it. recovering exposed areas with wet moss to keep it underneath. from drying out and releasing stored carbon.
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it's not just a local problem. says stewart brooks of the scottish national trust. >> wetlands skb swamps all over the planet. 180 countries. so in america and north america south america. in the tropics. and southeast asia. and here in northern europe as well. >> we used to think country side like this was almost worthless. nothing but wind swept bog land. now companies are falling over themselves trying to buy up chunks of it because it's so valuable. >> bog reparation created a bubble in soggy real estate. land values soared. pushed up by companies seeking carbon credits to offset the co 2 they produce. if there's a new green economy up here, it's being built one shovel full of moss at a time.
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thanks for staying with us. the state department is advising all americans in ethiopia to evacuate as the civil war threats to engulf the region. in support of the government. the yearlong conflict left thousands dead, driven two million people from their homes and has nearly a half million people on the brink of starvation. deborah reports.
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>> we will bury the enemy with blood and bones. it's hard to imagine these are the words of winner. that's prime minister. marking one year since he sent his troops into crush the rebellious region. since then the standing as a peacemaker who won the prize for ending the war has been under mined. his troops together with soldiers are accused of committing unspeakable atrocities. massacres, gang rape and ethnic clensing. the united nations calls them war crimes and stresses they have been committed on both sides of the conflict. >> they kill us. >> and at the center of it all, innocent civilians staring down a deepening humanitarian crisis.
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over 900,000 people at risk of starvation. hunger used as a weapon of war. as food aid convoys have been blocked. immediate trigger for the military conflict was decision to hold an unauthorized poll in 2020. after postponed the country election. and in november, last year, he sent the military into claiming he was responding to an attack on a government military camp. since then the fighting has seen devastating casualties with several hundred thousand dead. now they are fears that the soldiers would advance after they captured two cities near the capitol and joined forces with eight other antigovernment factions. the u.s. embassy warned citizens to leave the country. without delay.
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>> scotland where 100,000 people held a protest march outside the climate summit. trying to cut deals to slow global warming. it wraps up end of the week. closer to home the effects of warming planet can be seen in the pacific northwest. forcing a native american tribe to move to higher ground. >> water is a big part of us. we usually sit at the point and by that tree. and she sings songs at the point and helps a lot of people. >> jaden is a student at the triable school on the western edge of the olympic peninsula. the tree she mentioned is just barely holding on. >> the roots are basically exposed and looks like it's about to fall into the water. >> yeah. that's sad. that tree has been here a long
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time. >> the triable village home to about 400 people is now threatened by the pacific ocean rising water. due to climate change. storms here are getting more severe. pushing dangerous debris into town and consuming the tribes land. >> my students used to be able to stand about four feet that way. >> alice is the science teacher. >> are you surprised by how quickly this all seems to be happening? >> it's taking parts of the tribe land and washing it out to the ocean. >> the tribe has lost land before. it once called vasts of the home until 1800s when the u.s. government confined it to one square mile. right up against the pacific. land prone to flooding and tsunami. >> students practice evacuating and fleeing to higher ground. and now with climate change arriving on the doorstep of the school, the tribe is building a new one on top of the hill.
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far away from the rising ocean waters. >> it's sad. and it's going to be really different. because this is where a lot of us grew up. >> congress gave permission to use national parkland knew near the new school for a new triable village. if they have to abandon homes near the coast. a fate shared by tribes from alaska to florida. who now find themselves forced to relocate. >> i'm not going to move unless mother nature makes me. >> ann has lived on this same street in the lower village her whole life. she says to honor her ancestors, she will hold out as long as she can. >> that's the toughest thing. we don't want to give up our land. we signed over so much land to stay here. >> now climate change is taking some of that land away. >> just 150 miles to the east in seattle the country's newest
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professional sports arena is doing its part to help the planet. the climate pledge arena wants to become the first net 0 carbon venue in the world. here again, ben tracy. >> in a swirling storm of confetti, cold play christened the new arena in seattle. in the building unusual name was just about everywhere. from above the beer bar. to the massive wall of plants lining a main concourse. to the very top of the roof. >> i think it will be an amazing place for a player to play. >> president and ceo of the seattle cracken. >> what does it mean to have the team playing in an arena called climate pledge. >> it stands for great hockey skb great events. and something even broader which is a major statement about the environment and the climate.
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>> the climate pledge was cofounded by amtz in 2019. and calls for businesses to reach net 0 carbon emissions by 2040. ten years ahead of the paris climate accord time line. hundreds of major corporations have signed on. and so has the arena itself. >> we made the pledge. there will be zero carbon. events can occur and we don't feel guilty that we somehow bruised the community and the earth. >> to become the first net zero entertainment venue. they operate with no fossil fuel. using solar sp wind. this is expected to save 1.7 million pounds of planet warming carbon emissions every year. >> and this will be the first arena in the nhl to ban single use plastic. beginning in 2024. >> everything in the building that would have been natural gas is electric. >> the arena vice president of
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stainability. he brought us up here to see the solar panels. also the arena unique roof. which if it looks a bit old fashion, that's because it is. >> it was first built for the 1962 world fair in seattle. alongside the iconic space needle and the city then futuristic rail. a protected landmark that can't be torn down. so in an epic example of recycling, they put 44 million pounds of it on stilts for an entire area. and dug out a brand new arena. 58 feet underneath it. >> coming back to a new building. underneath a historic roof. where folks like the beatles have played. hometown heros have played. >> and now the cracken will play on what's being billed the greenest ice in the nhl. >> this was actually rain water. two weeks ago. >> the ice is now resurfaced
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with rain water collected on the roof. fitting because it was originally designed as a tribtd to a native american rain hat. yes, even they are creating that new ice are electric. >> when it comes to cooking without gas? that's never been done at a venue this large. >> how big of a channel is it to have no gas to cook with? >> it's a huge challenge. but, i hate to break it to the world. there's no gas lines on a dead planet. >> the executive chef. her team is sourcing most of the ingredients from a 300 mile radius. and nearly eliminating food waste with smaller portions. a lot of the food here is plant based. >> we're growing our own food. we're curing our own meat. and making our own cheese. we are really looking at every level. >> you're making a lot of promises here. how will people know you're
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doing what you say you're going to do. >> we'll report a regular basis. we have to do a detailed accounting from every potato. every t-shirt sold for concerts or storm games. we have to count for all of those emissions and offset those annually. >> they won't get it all right, right away. those big green letters on top of the arena aren't just promotion. they are also a promise. >> we hope to win every game. we won't. we can win every day on this issue. and making sure that we live up to the prejudice we took. -- up to the pledge we took. (announcer) if you're an american age 50 to 85, and you're counting on social security to help your family with your final expenses, this news may surprise you. the social security death benefit is capped at just $255 and not everyone is entitled to claim it. today, the average funeral cost is over $8,700.
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to improve skin 3x better, from dry and dull to firm and radiant. with olay body, i feel fearless in my skin. right here in new york city the roof of the convention center has been transformed into a farm. they got apple and pear trees and their own beehives. we got a tour. >> reporter: there's nothing more down to earth than working on a farm. even when the earth is eight stories aboveground. >> everything you see here around us was planted in the last month. >> she's showing us how to harvest basil on a an acre of rooftop farmland in the shadow of the empire state building. >> do you look around and realize where you are. a double take. >> this is the first farm we
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designed and operated in manhattan. it's huge. >> her organization helped plan this farm as part of the billion dollar expansion of the convention center. ceo says this is the kind of green that can attract events. >> the kids want to come to an event. this is fascinating. this is something they expect. >> 18 inches soil collect and recycle rain water. raising radishes, lettuce and squash. 40,000 pounds of produce every year. to go from the convention center roof to the kitchen. and chef mark. >> from the roof to the plate. it's a dream. >> delicious. that's so good. >> it's a taste of the work that goes into farming. and the team hopes rooftops like this will grow and thrive around the country. >> we're increasingly ail yented from the food system. rooftop farming is a way we can really keconnect people directl
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with the food their eating. >> a farm with a city view unlike any other. >> it makes people say this is new york? anything can happen here. >> if these crops can mak
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the covid pandemic drove millions of women out of the work force. but on this streets of washington, there are signs literally signs of improvement. a company that's been making them for decades is leading the way. >> reporter: the story of any city can be told by the signs decorating its landscape. and the story behind these signs? is being written by women. a single mom from bolivia. >> it's hard to get to start it. when you see the final thing it's like you feel happy. >> she works for signs. over the last eight decades. designs have become iconic in the nations capitol. instead of cutting back when the pandemic hit their business.
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they grew 20%. >> it's a risk. that's business. >> we were saying you're amazing you are creative. you have what we need. you just lost a job. we can bring you on. womelybout 10% of es were women. construction and fabrication jobs. the staff is it nearly double that. and many departments, women are the boss. >> women are often teachers. they want people around them to understand and to feel capable to rise to the next level. >> they bring in more women, what's that gained your business? >> we have gained a company culture that understands different situations. that can read different situations. and empathetic. >> a culture showing change and can be good for business. >> that is the over night news for this monday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back with us later for the cbs morning and follow us any time online. reporting from the broadcast
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center in new york city. have a great week. this is news flash. in new york. a vigil held sunday paid tribute to the eight victims killed during houston astro world festival over the weekend. goeers were killed when the crowd surged during travis scotts set. the youngest was just 14. several college campuses are now deemed safe after investigato say bomb threats were made over the weekend. students at colombia, brown and yale were forced to evacuate. the bomb threats were unfounded. president biden will welcome nba champions milwaukee bucks to the white house. the first nba team to visit the white house since the 2016
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cleveland cavaliers. for more news down load the news app on your cell phone or correct to tv. it's monday, november 8th, 2021. this is the "cbs morning news." concert tragedy. eight people are dead after a massive crowd surge during a travis scott performance. what the rapper is saying as police try to figure out what went wrong. infrastructure deal. congress passes a key piece of president biden's domestic agenda. why it could be even tougher to reach a deal on his build-back-better plan. assassination attempt. how armed drones tried to take out the prime minister of iraq. good morning, everyone. really good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green.
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