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The U.S. budget deficit hit a record high of $455 billion in fiscal 2008.
The U.S. budget deficit hit a record high of $1.42 trillion in fiscal 2009.
The fiscal year ends Sept. 30...

Alternative News:
Wired- exclusive, original news chronicling change through innovation focusing on energy, health, politics, art, business and entertainment.
Mother Jones is an independent nonprofit whose roots lie in a commitment to social justice implemented through first rate investigative reporting. Mother Jones Magazine and are made possible, in large part, by the support of the Foundation for National Progress and through donations from individual readers.
Albion Monitor, a web-only newspaper, published continuously since 1995. Topics most often covered include the environment, human rights, politics, and media criticism. A newspaper of the "news you're missing" in the American mainstream press.'
One World an online media gateway for independently produced news on a host of issues that impact people worldwide. Built on sources from  nongovernmental organizations, development-oriented news services, foundations and research institutions, this unique Web space is both a search engine and online community for organizations and individuals seeking in-depth information or guidance on how to become involved in addressing challenges facing people worldwide.
ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that provides investigative journalism in the public interest, focusing exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.” We will do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.
Newser- editors and writers cull the most important stories from hundreds of U.S. and international sources and reduce them to a headline, picture, and two paragraphs.
Fast Company Magazine. Innovation, Social Responsibility, Tech.
Rocketboom is a Quirky daily  video news program based in New York that covers a wide range of information with commentary from top news stories to science to contemporary internet culture. For the young at heart.
In standby mode, an HD TV still consumes 10 to 23 percent of the total power used by that TV.
BioFuels News: See BioFuels Page...
Blogs- The Best: (for more blogs see end of page)
New York Times' Andrew Revkin's dot earth blog.
Wall Street Journal's Environmental Capital provides daily news and analysis of the business of the environment.
Natural Resources Defense Council Switchboard Green Blog.
RealClimate is a commentary site on climate science by working climate scientists for the interested public and journalists. Responds to developing stories and provides the context sometimes missing in mainstream commentary. The discussion here is restricted to scientific topics and will not get involved in any political or economic implications of the science.
Worldchanging is a nonprofit solutions-based online information magazine that works from a simple premise: that the tools, models and ideas for building a better future lie all around us.
Huffington Post's Green Blog.
Grist, nonprofit. Environmental gloom and doom with a sense of humor.
Greeen Options.  Select news from various Blogs. Lifestyle, business, tech.
Building News: see the Building page for many more...
Environmental News Network.  Building News.
BuildingGreen an independent publishing company which publishes Environmental Building News, the GreenSpec directory of green products, and the BuildingGreen Suite of online tools.
AENews Network: online resources designed to raise public awareness and encourage debate about renewable energy technologies. A collection of discussions, information, media and news promoting the research and development of renewables.
U.S. Green Building Council in the News.
Business News:
Environmental News Network.  Business News.
Environmental Capital Blog. Daily analysis of the business of the environment by The Wall Street Journal.
Green Biz- online news and information resource on how to align environmental responsibility with business success.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development is a CEO-led, global association of some 200 companies dealing exclusively with business and sustainable development. News.
Climate Biz is a resource center focusing on strategies for companies seeking to reduce their climate "footprint" while saving money and increasing productivity, created in partnership with Business for Social Responsibility.
International Union for Conservation of Nature helps develop conservation science, manages field projects all over the world, and brings together players from different domains and sectors to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice. Business News.
Triple Pundit is a blog about integrating people, planet, and profits into today's businesses.

There are 73.7 million single-family homes in America.
Rocky Mountain Institute

Carbon: For Journals see Carbon Page.
Popular Science.  Carbon Sequestration news stories.
EcoGeeks' Carbon News Page.
Carbon Balance and Management Journal- research aimed at developing a comprehensive, policy relevant understanding of the global carbon cycle.
Point Carbon is a world-leading provider of independent news, analysis and consulting services for European and global power, gas and carbon markets. Point Carbon monitors fundamental information, key market players and business and policy developments.
Word Press Carbon Capture news blog.
Climate News Sites:
Reuters.  Environmental News.
BBC.  Science and Nature.
Environmental News Network, news covering health, building, pollution, energy, tech, etc...
NewYork Times. Global Warming news.
Nature. Covers the news behind the science and the science behind the news of global climate change.
Earthwire. International and UK Daily Climate News.
Planet Ark is daily Reuters World Environment News.
Climate Ark.  Climate Change Blog. Search Climate News. Hard to read site.
Earth Times. News and information relating to the environment and interrelated concerns of the international community, such as economic growth, humanitarian issues, the environment, global business, etc.
E-Wire is a  press release distribution service dedicated to environmental news, products and events.
Responding To Climate Change is accredited as an official observer to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change process. Good news links/updates.
EurekAlert! is an online, global news service operated by AAAS, the science society. A place through which universities, medical centers, journals, government agencies, corporations and other organizations engaged in research can bring their news to the media.
Climate Matters- Columbia Climate Center Blog formed by the Earth Institute to meet the climate challenge by integrating and building upon the many climate-related activities and research efforts conducted throughout Columbia University.
Climate Progress Blog.  Provides the progressive perspective on climate science, climate solutions, and climate politics. It is a project of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization.
New Scientist- news and features, stories and  facts, delivered through the latest news slots, in-depth articles, video, blogs and commenting.
Popular Science.  Climate Change news stories.
Climate Change Action.  Climate Change Blog. Climate Change Events in London.
What Matters- McKinsey Publishing. Knowledge derived from convening some of the best thinkers from around the world. Topics; Climate Change, Energy, Biotech, etc... ***
ScienceDaily science news web site. Climate-Global Warming news.
Environmental and Energy Study Institute Climate Change News- Published weekly, this news update recounts the top climate change-related stories of the week and includes a list of upcoming events.

TV Power Consumption Usage:
Microdisplay Rear Projector: 0.13 watt per square inch (average)
LCD: 0.28 watt per square inch (average)
Plasma: 0.33 watt per square inch (average)

Developing World:
Science and Development Network.  News, views and information about science, technology and the developing world.
Down to Earth magazine informs and inspires people about environmental threats facing India and the world.
India Environment Portal- environment and development issues. Exchange data, research and information from people working in the field, in campaigns, in scientific institutions, in research and in industry. Good search engine. ***
Ecology/Biodiversity: see Biodivesity page for more...
Ecological Society of America, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists which aims to raise the public's level of awareness of the importance of ecological science; increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science; and ensure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy-makers.
World News Network. Ecology News. Links to ecology news of the day.
Freakonomics blog, part of the New York Times blog family. Blogging on the economy.
Paul Krugman's NY Times Blog. A Princeton economics professor and columnist blogs on the economy.
Energy News/Magazines/Blogs:
DOE's EERE News site offers a variety of resources and news for media and others who are interested in learning more about the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
EERE's newsletter, the EERE Network News, covers national and international energy efficiency and renewable energy news and events, as well as new EERE Web sites and energy facts. If you would like this newsletter emailed to you weekly, subscribe.  Daily Renewable Energy News, Renewable Energy Products, Technology Overview, Events Calendar, Extensive Renewable Energy Job Opportunities. ***
Source for Renewable Energy.  Renewable Energy News.
Green, Inc. NY Times Blog on Energy & the Environment.
Word,  Lists headlines from multiple Renewable Energy blogs.
Official Google Blog- Google's Clean energy Plan- 2030.
Environmental News Network. Renewable Energy News.
Popular Science  Energy Related News Stories.
MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), an Institute-wide initiative designed to help transform the global energy system to meet the needs of the future and to help build a bridge to that future by improving today's energy systems. MIT News listed on page.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Technology Review. Energy News. ***
IEEE Spectrum. Energy News. A monthly magazine for technology innovators, business leaders, and the intellectually curious. Spectrum explores future technology trends and the impact of those trends on society and business.  ***
GreenWire. Environment & Energy Publishing- daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets. Subscription fees for some stories.
Mother Earth News —Magazine about sustainable, self-reliant living. Renewable Energy News from their magazines.
Science Daily- Alternative Fuels. Browse/Search Science Daily's News Stories.
Scientific American's Energy related stories. is an open industry energy site designed to serve as a B2B community and e-commerce center. Intended for an exchange of ideas, the connection of buyers and sellers, and for professional career advancement.
Earth2tech. Giga Omni Media is an online publishing company with a portfolio of technology and business publications.
Green Energy News was developed to offer news and commentary in regards to clean, efficient and/or renewable energy in relation to business, technology, issues and policy.
New Scientist- news and features, stories and  facts, delivered through the latest news slots, in-depth articles, video, blogs and commenting.
New Energy Finance- scroll down for renewable energy, low-carbon technology and the carbon market news.
American Energy Independence is an independent publisher of articles and current news about America's journey to energy independence. A bit radical.
What Matters- McKinsey Publishing. Knowledge derived from convening some of the best thinkers from around the world. Topics;   Energy, Biotech, etc... ***
Environmental News Network, news covering the environment, health, building, pollution, energy, tech, etc...
E-Wire is a  press release distribution service dedicated to environmental news, products and events. They transmit your E-Wire to environmental journalists, editors, broadcasters, government agencies, wire services and professionals around the world.
Environment News Service is the original daily international wire service of the environment, established in 1990.  Up to date, varied environmental news.
Sierra Club News. Inspired by nature, we work together to protect our communities and the planet. The Club is America's oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.
New York Times: Environmental News.
Guardian Environmental News. Good site.
MSNBC Environmental News Portal.
New Scientist- news and features, stories and  facts, delivered through the latest news slots, in-depth articles, video, blogs and commenting.
Yale Environment 360 is an online magazine offering opinion, analysis, reporting and debate on global environmental issues. Features original articles by scientists, journalists, environmentalists, academics, policy makers, and business people, as well as multimedia content and a daily digest of major environmental news.
World News Network. Pollution News. Links to pollution news of the day.
Environmentalist is an eco-investigative journalism web magazine that focuses on the geopolitical impact of climate change and the history of impacted regions. Granted common carriers include Reuters News, USA Today, the Internet Broadcast Service, The Huffington Post, Chicago-Sun Times...
Earth News. An RSS feed from environmental news services selected by the Earth News editorial staff. Stories identified or submitted by authors and topic editors for the Encyclopedia of Earth, and stories chosen by the Author of the Week from the ‘Environment in Focus’ topic that week.
GreenWire. Environment & Energy Publishing- daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets. Subscription fees for some stories.
Society of Environmental Journalists. The society for journalists reporting on the environment. Links galore.
Ecologist- environmental affairs magazine. The Ecologist hopes to encourage its readers to challenge conventional thinking, and tackle global issues at a local level.  Now on-line only. Pub in UK.
Environmental Health:
Science and Environmental Health Network, a non profit, was founded by a consortium of North American environmental organizations (including the Environmental Defense Fund, The Environmental Research Foundation, and OMB Watch) concerned about the misuse of science in ways that failed to protect the environment and human health. SEHN engages communities and governments in the effective application of science to protect and restore public and ecosystem health.
Environmental Health News is published daily by Environmental Health Sciences, a non-profit helping to increase public understanding of emerging scientific links between environmental exposures and human health.
Environmental Research Foundation, a non-profit. News and resources for environmental justice.  Publishes Environmental Health News daily plus Rachel's Democracy and Health Newsletter.
Eco-Geek's  Envirovore Blog- news, tips, and information about food and the environment.
Organic Consumers Association News Site. A non-profit public interest organization campaigning for health, justice, and sustainability.

"Using electricity to power an automotive vehicle
would cost the equivalent of paying less than $2.00 per gallon of gasoline at current electric prices (assuming a price of $0.18/kwh).
In some states, the cost would be under $1.00 per gallon."

Global News:
Economist- source for the analysis of world business and current affairs, providing authoritative insight and opinion on international news, world politics, business, finance, science and technology, as well as overviews of cultural trends and regular industry, business and country special reports.
Stratfor- global intelligence. Analyses and forecasts. Whether it be on political, economic or military developments, Stratfor not only provides its members with a better understanding of current issues and events, but assessments of what lies ahead. Many free articles, free trial.
Green Magazines or Magazine-Type Sites: see lifestyle as well...
Tree Hugger.  One of the original green information sites. 14 channels...bought by Discovery Channel Aug. ’07. ***
National Geographic.  Newsletter, advice, home, buying guides, blogs, etc...
Care-2.  Green health, living, human rights, news, groups, food, links to shopping. 7 million members, sponsors donate on clicks.
Daily Green.  News, tips, food, home, weather.
Hearst Communications.
OnEarth.  Environmental magazine, explores politics, nature, wildlife, culture, science, health, the challenges that confront our planet, and the solutions that promise to heal and protect it. Published by Natural Resources Defence Council.  ***
E-magazine.  Information, news and resources for people concerned about the environment. Published by the nonprofit, Earth Action Network, Inc.
Mother Earth News.  News mag about sustainable, self-reliant living. Ogden Publications. ***
Mother Nature Network  covers a broad scope of environmental and social responsibility issues. 8 different channels -- Earth Matters, Lifestyle, Green Tech, Eco-Biz, Transportation, Your Home, Food, and Family.
Grist.  Online environmental magazine that exists to tell the untold stories, spotlight trends before they become trendy, and engage the apathetic.  
Yahoo Green.  News, advice, green living.
Sundance Channel.  TV, video, green business map.
Orion magazine. Nature writing. "An influential forum for re- imagining humanity’s relationship to nature, culture, and place..."   
Lighter Footstep  is a web-based magazine dedicated to sustainable living- learning to thrive in our personal and business lives by making wiser choices.
EnvironmentalHealthNews is published daily by Environmental Health Sciences, a non profit,  helping to increase public understanding of emerging scientific links between environmental exposures and human health.
Environmental Working Group, nonprofit, uses the power of public information to protect public health and the environment. ***
Medical News Today. Water - Air Quality / Agriculture News.
World Health News, an online news digest from the Center for Health Communication at the Harvard School of Public Health. The site covers critical public health issues from around the world.
Environmental Health is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, online journal that considers manuscripts on all aspects of environmental and occupational medicine, and related studies in toxicology and epidemiology.
Grinning Planet.  Saving the Planet one Joke at a time. Clean Cartoons! Environmental Issues! Health & Energy Articles...
“I like paying taxes. With them I buy civilization.”
Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes
Directory of Open Access Journals' aim is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly journals thereby promoting their increased usage and impact. The Directory aims to be comprehensive and cover all open access scientific and scholarly journals that use a quality control system to guarantee the content. ***
Open Atmospheric Sciences Journal. Bentham Open Access- 200 peer-reviewed open access journals. These free-to-view online journals cover all major disciplines of science, technology, and medicine. ***
CSA Illumina is designed to provide a simple, more user-friendly approach to searching Cambridge Scientific Abstracts.  The interface provides access to more than 100 databases published by CSA and its publishing partners. Plus- CSA Illustrata provides web-based access to indexed tables, figures, maps, graphs, charts and other images contained in scholarly articles.
Rocky Mountain Institute. Promotes the efficient and restorative use of resources. Solutions Journal is available in both print (paper) and electronic (PDF) format. Published three times a year. Newsletter.
Ecological Economics.  The Transdisciplinary Journal of the International Society for Ecological Economics The journal is concerned with extending and integrating the study and management of “nature's household” (ecology) and “humankind's household” (economics).
Ecology and Society is an electronic, peer-reviewed journal of integrated science for resilience and sustainability devoted to the rapid dissemination of current research.
Lifestyle: for design see Building page...
Natural Home magazine tips on green lifestyle and design.
Martha Stewart whole Living Mag.
Lifehacker, a daily blog that features tips, shortcuts, and downloads that help you get things done smarter and more efficiently. Most blogs on digital devices but much more as well.
Simple Living Network.  Resources, Books, Tools, Examples & Contacts For Conscious, Simple, Healthy Living. Newsletter.
Low Impact Living, helps you lower the environmental impact of your home and your daily life. Some advice, but mostly help to find green products, practices and service providers.
Natural Life. The original frugal, green living magazine, founded in 1976. Trusted by readers around the world who want to learn how to create a greener, healthier, more self-reliant lifestyle for themselves and for their families.
News Organizations, Nonprofit:
Eye on Earth, a service of World Watch Magazine in partnership with the Blue Moon Fund, provides a unique perspective on current events, newly released studies, and important global trends.''
Center for Media and Democracy is a non-profit, non-partisan, public interest organization that strengthens participatory democracy by investigating and exposing public relations spin and propaganda, and by promoting media literacy and citizen journalism.
Beyond Pesticides (formerly National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides) a non profit, works with allies in protecting public health and the environment to lead the transition to a world free of toxic pesticides. Great news blog. **
Policy News:
Washington Post.  Environmental Policy Articles on the Post, on the web, from blogs, audio...
Greenwire.  Environment & Energy Publishing.  A source for comprehensive, daily coverage of environmental and energy policy and markets.
Science Daily.  Environmental Policy News.
Politics: from an environmental perspective. See Politics page as well...
Breakthrough Institute news at the intersection of politics, policy, philosophy, and the social sciences.
EnviroWonk Political Blog. News and analysis of politics from an environmental perspective.
Mother Jones is an independent nonprofit whose roots lie in a commitment to social justice implemented through first rate investigative reporting. Political News Page.
Politics: from a liberal perspective
Politico- a focus on Congress and all the issues that make Washington tick.
Huffington Post Blog.  Political news and commentary. Hundreds of guest bloggers. Wash DC.
Talking Points Memo Blog. Josh Marshall began publishing Talking Points Memo in November 2000, during the Florida recount. Headquartered in New York City.
Crooks and Liars- political blog of John Amato. Lots of embedded video.
MagCloud enables you to publish your own magazines. All you have to do is upload a PDF and they take care of the rest: printing, mailing, subscription management, and more.
The average U.S. resident produces 4.5 pounds of waste per day according to the EPA.
Science Magazines:
Nature International Weekly Journal of Science. Fees to read articles or subscribe.
Popular Science  Science News Stories.
Science News daily articles that appeal to both general readers and scientists. Earth, Environment, kids, science and society, etc.
Science Magazine. Founded in 1880 on $10,000 of seed money from the American inventor Thomas Edison, Science has grown to become a leading outlet for scientific news, commentary, and cutting-edge research.
Scientific American, the oldest continuously published magazine in the U.S., has been bringing its readers unique insights about developments in science and technology for more than 150 years.
American Journal of Science. Can view abstracts for free, full articles come with fees.
National Science Foundation's Latest News Releases, Reports, Advisories. ***
ScienceDaily is best known for showcasing science news stories from the world’s leading universities and research organizations.
Yale Environment 360 is an online magazine offering opinion, analysis, reporting and debate on global environmental issues. Features original articles by scientists, journalists, environmentalists, academics, policy makers, and business people, as well as multimedia content and a daily digest of major environmental news.
All in One News- search 1800 news engines from 200 countries. ***
Wired Science. News Blog for your neurons.
IEEE Spectrum Industry News. Energy, Bioengineering, Consumer, Transport categories.
EurekAlert!  global news service operated by AAAS, the science society. EurekAlert! provides a central place through which universities, medical centers, journals, government agencies, corporations and other organizations engaged in environmental, medical and tech research can bring their news to the media and the public.
New Scientist Environment, a science and technology website with over 76,000 content pieces, 2 million monthly unique users. ***
Technology Review, an independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The oldest technology magazine in the world (est. 1899), Technology Review aims to promote the understanding of emerging technologies and to analyze their commercial, social, and political impacts.
InterNetwork for Sustainability is an on-line information centre supporting organisations active in sustainable development. A not-for-profit social enterprise, based in the Netherlands which provides Internet news services that inform people about sustainable development and connect people and organizations to sustainable projects. *** Good assortment of Int'l news.
Planet Green-  24-hour Green, eco-lifestyle television network. Sister to Discovery Channel and
Sundance Channel. The Green. A primetime source for informative and inspirational programs about the planet.
Green.TV brings together films from a whole range of environmental organisations and independent filmmakers and making them available to anyone anywhere. Covering air, land, water, climate change, tech, species, people.
Ecology TV on The Ecology Global Network. Their mission is to educate and inspire global citizens about the beauty and volatility of our earth, and to compel us all to become better stewards of our planet. delivers discourse, discussions and debates on the world's most interesting political, social, and cultural issues, and enables viewers to join the conversation.
Link TV broadcasts programs that engage, educate and activate viewers to become involved in the world. See the Earth Focus episodes.
EnviroVideo produces environmental and social justice programs for television - including interview and news shows, specials, and documentaries.
BeeLine TV. Links to worldwide TV channels. Streams are sorted by language. Click on a yellow box or on a 'Media', 'Real' or 'Qtime' link to start the stream of your choice.

There were more babies born in the US in 2007, than in any prior year in our nation's history.

More Green Blogs...:
Green Daily. Up to date politics, gadgets, society. Weblogs Inc.
Earth 2 Tech.  The business of Green. Tech, current e
Got2BeGreen is dedicated to covering green news, technology, eco-friendly ideas and products devoted to modern green living.
EarthFirst.  Blog featuring the latest environmental news, exclusive features, original cartoons and videos. Don’t confuse us with EarthFirst!,
Chelsea Green Blog- a publishing house for books on the politics and practice of sustainable living.
Practical Environmentalist is a blog that tries to keep you updated with news and tips about the practical aspect of being green.''  Wide variety, but not all subjects up to date.
National Geographic. Green Guide Blog.
Eco Salon.  Fashion. Decor. Wellness. Artisan. Lifestyle. News from around the web.
Ethicurean a blog for those who seek out tasty things that are also sustainable, organic, local, and/or ethical.
Earth Equity News: A daily climate news resource blog, published by Climate Crisis Coalition.
Green Grok- blogging toward a more sustainable path with Dr. Bill Chameides dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.
No Impact Man. For one year, my wife, my 2-year-old daughter, my dog and I, while living in the middle of New York City, are attempting to live without making any net impact on the environment. In other words, no trash, no carbon emissions, no toxins in the water, no elevators, no subway, no products in packaging, no plastics, no air conditioning, no TV, no toilets…
World population is expected to reach nine billion by 2050.

Recent Issues Blog Posts
  • Sister Earth
  • The Largest Picture Ever Taken
    Our Universe is absolutely huge! We are but a speck in space.
  • Climate Accountability of CO2
    The Climate Accountability Institute has updated its Carbon Majors Project which details the direct and product-related emissions traced to the major industrial carbon producers in the oil, natural gas, coal, and cement industries through 2013.
  • Avgas
    Avgas (aviation gas) contains lead and avgas is unregulated. Aviation aircraft is the single largest source of lead emissions.
  • Record Warmth in July
    Record Warmth in Northeastern Canada, Norway, Denmark. Record cold in Indiana and Arkansas.
  • Global Water Volume
    Our oceans are but a thin film on Earth's surface.
Recent Building Blog Posts
  • Shell Bathrooms
    Cover your bathroom walls with shells!
  • Shell Fireplaces
    Options are to glue gun the shells on top or mortar the shells into a surface thinset.
  • Shell Buildings
    Waterproof, strong and long lasting. We have been decorating our homes with shells for thousands of years...
  • Shell Walls
    Shell encrusted walls were all the rage in the 1700s...and there seems to be a resurgence.
  • Straw Bale Greenhouses
    With a minimum R value of 38, straw bale is always a great choice for at least one wall in a cold climate greenhouse.
  • Shed of the Year
    Each year in the UK there is a Shed of the Year Contest.
Recent Art Blog Posts
  • Hugo Franca
    Fallen tree trunks carved into functional art.
  • Shell Mirrors
    Covering mirror frames with shells.
  • Shell Art
    Shell as art medium. We carve them, polish them into wampum, sew them onto fabric, paint them, embed them, glue them.
  • Shell Furniture
    Adorn or encrust your old furniture in shells.
  • Honey Godesses
    Honey and butterfly Godess paintings by Lea Bradovich.
  • Robert Tatin
    Robert Tatin's sculptural retirement home in France.
Recent Movies Blog Posts