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To coincide with the publication of Rob Hopkins' new book 'The Power of Just Doing Stuff', Emma Goude, producer of 'In Transition 1.0' and 'In Transition 2.0', made this short film that captures the spirit of the new book. You can order the book from www.transitionnetwork.org/powe...
Rob Hopkins is the co-founder of Transition Town Totnes and of Transition Network. He publishes the blog transitionculture.org. In February 2012 Rob and the Transition Network were among NESTA and The Observer’s list of Britain’s 50 New Radicals, and in 2012 won the European Economic and Social Committee Civil Society Prize.
Stealth House, UK - Underground and Passive - featured on the Grand Designs Show.
The American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, California hosted ICHEON: Reviving the Korean Ceramics tradition, an unprecedented exhibition organized by Icheon, South Korea. Icheon has a history of ceramic culture that began over 5000 years ago and has a reputation for its internationally renowned ceramics.
Icheon’s ceramics have become sought after works of art and are deeply-seated in Korea’s local economy. The city’s vital role in ceramics has made it possible for Icheon to become the best and largest center in Korea’s crafts today. Icheon is the home of over 350 studios and potteries that specialize in traditional, contemporary, and high-tech applications of the ceramic body. Although technological advances constantly redefine the ceramic industry, Korean ceramic artists strive to preserve the tradition of peace, simplicity, and spiritual temperance of Korean art. .amoca.org
Divers off the coast of Mexico save a sea turtle that became tangled in rope.
Special thanks to Colin Sutton & Cameron Dietrich who freed the turtle.
After 9 months and 50,000 pictures a first timelapse flower has finished forming. After a long search looking for flowers that would open fast, here is a list of flowers that are part of the timelapse: Lillium, hibiscus, carnations, orchids, dandelions, lilies, daisies, alstroemeria, peonies and nigella damask. By David de los Santos Gil of Madrid. www.daviddelossan.com
If you're concerned about cell phone radiation, here are the phones to avoid. www.cnet.com
This short documentary profiles residents of the Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana, as they confront a future threatened by sinking shorelines and rising seas. Produced by: Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee. nytimes.com/video
Think you aren't being fooled by advertising tricks? Take a look at this so-called expert revealing food marketing's secret weapon.
No amount of marketing makes factory farming acceptable. You can stop the spin at www.ciwf.org.uk/truth
Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks down the differences between weather and climate change on the season's last episode of Cosmos: Mondays at 9 on National Geographic or on cosmosontv.com
Did you know that you can produce electricity by just walking? Angelo Casimiro, A 15-year-old student from Philippines, has invented a shoe insole that generates electricity solely by walking!
GoogleScienceFair 2014: goo.gl/fXW0H4
The Legacy of The Exxon Valdez (2008): Oil is still polluting the shores and bankrupted fishermen are still waiting for the $5 billion payout granted in 1994.
Exxon Valdez leaked more than 40 million litres of crude oil into Alaska's pristine waterways nineteen years ago. Today, oil is still polluting the shores and bankrupted fishermen are still waiting for the $5 billion payout granted in 1994.
After a series of appeals by the company, $5 billion became $2.5. Now that the case has reached the increasingly pro-business US Supreme Court, fishermen fear they could end up with nothing. While ExxonMobil claims the area has returned to robust health, locals tell of vastly depleted fish stocks, which almost disappeared after the spill. ExxonMobil claims the fish fell victim to a virus, a theory disputed by the fishermen, who are backed by scientific evidence: "The fish can't disappear like they're telling the public. [Exxon's]] explanation just isn't practical," says an expert. As the legal case drags on, a fifth of the plaintiffs have died and the rest have lost hope. For them, Exxon has already won no matter what. Yet the oil giant keeps repeating that the spill was a tragic accident and that the company has acted responsibly towards the local communities. Fishermen whose livelihoods were ruined feel cheated: "Exxon says that everything's coming back and everything's fine - it's a lie." ABC Australia.
China View reporters visited a woman in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region (Uxin, Ordos). She and her husband have dedicated themselves to planting trees and fighting desertification for nearly three decades.
The US Navy is turning seawater into fuel. Scientists at the US Naval Research Lab have been able to extract CO2 and hydrogen from the ocean and repackage it in a form of fuel that could one day power the Navy's fleet. So far they have successfully flown a model airplane burning the re-engineered seawater.
“We've been actually able to show that we can recombine CO2 and hydrogen in the laboratory on a lab-scale, laboratory scale, into a liquid-type fuel,” Dr Willauer says.
Unfortunately the process requires a lot of electrical energy.
How To Use One Paper Towel. R. P. Joe Smith served as a District Attorney in Umatilla County and nearly won a race for Oregon Attorney General without taking a single contribution over $99.99. He is a former chair of the Oregon Democratic Party and is active with several local nonprofits.
Little movie about a ticket for riding a bike in nyc, not in the bike lane.
What's a marine biologist doing talking about world hunger? Well, says Jackie Savitz, fixing the world's oceans might just help to feed the planet's billion hungriest people. In an eye-opening talk, Savitz tells us what's really going on in our global fisheries right now — it's not good — and offers smart suggestions of how we can help them heal, while making more food for all.
Read transcript here: www.ted.com
Glaciologist Eric Rignot of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and the University of California, Irvine, narrates this animation depicting the processes leading to the decline of six rapidly melting glaciers in West Antarctica. A new study by Rignot and others finds the rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appears to be in an irreversible state of decline, with nothing to stop the glaciers in this area from melting into the sea.
The study presents multiple lines of evidence, incorporating 40 years of observations that indicate the glaciers in the Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica "have passed the point of no return," according to glaciologist and lead author Eric Rignot.
These glaciers already contribute significantly to sea level rise, releasing almost as much ice into the ocean annually as the entire Greenland Ice Sheet. They contain enough ice to raise global sea level by 4 feet (1.2 meters) and are melting faster than most scientists had expected. Rignot said these findings will require an upward revision to current predictions of sea level rise.
"This sector will be a major contributor to sea level rise in the decades and centuries to come," Rignot said. "A conservative estimate is it could take several centuries for all of the ice to flow into the sea."
Full press release at: www.jpl.nasa.gov
Read the NYTimes Article here: www.nytimes.com
Deforestation causes more greenhouse gas emissions than all trains, planes and automobiles combined. What can we do to change this contributor to global warming? Suzanne Simard examines how the complex, symbiotic networks of our forests mimic our own neural and social networks -- and how those connections might make all the difference.
View full lesson: ed.ted.com/lessons/the-network...
John Oliver hosts a mathematically representative climate change debate, with the help of special guest Bill Nye the Science Guy, of course.
Bette Midler on Her Passion for Rebuilding Community Gardens.
The entertainer talks to Architectural Digest about her nonprofit, the New York Restoration Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to transforming open space in underserved communities to create a greener, more sustainable New York City. In partnership with the City of New York, NYRP is also leading MillionTreesNYC – an initiative to plant and care for one million new trees throughout New York City’s five boroughs by 2015, a full two years ahead of schedule. www.nyrp.org