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A successful campaign to promote the adoption of mix breed dogs.
Cannes Lions 2013 Winners - Garnier BBDO wins Silver and Bronze at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity 2013 for 'Territorio De Zaguates'.
Written by/Starring Charlene deGuzman
Directed by Miles Crawford
Wildlife crime is dead serious. This low-risk, high-profit crime threatens some of the world's best-loved species--and the rangers that protect them. Elephants, rhinos, tigers and other animals are being increasingly slaughtered by poachers and criminal gangs armed with military-grade weapons, night-vision scopes and more. Wildlife crime destabilizes governments, economies and conservation gains.
This first episode highlights the wildlife crime crisis. Follow all of WWF's wildlife trafficking documentary footage released every Sunday at 7 pm EDT in September 2013 on World Wildlife Fund's YouTube channel by subscribing now and using the hashtag #StopWildlifeCrime while you watch. www.worldwildlife.org/deadserious
Gayla Benefield was just doing her job -- until she uncovered an awful secret about her hometown that meant its mortality rate was 80 times higher than anywhere else in the U.S. But when she tried to tell people about it, she learned an even more shocking truth: People didn't want to know. In a talk that's part history lesson, part call-to-action, Margaret Heffernan demonstrates the danger of "willful blindness" and praises ordinary people like Benefield who are willing to speak up. (Filmed at TEDxDanubia.)
Although not all vermiculite contains asbestos, some products were made with vermiculite that contained asbestos until the early 1990s. Vermiculite mines throughout the world are now regularly tested for it and are supposed to sell products that contain no asbestos. The former vermiculite mine in Libby, Montana, did have tremolite asbestos as well as winchite and richterite (both fibrous amphiboles) it was formed underground through essentially the same geologic processes as the contaminants. Pure vermiculite does not contain asbestos and is non-toxic. Impure vermiculite may contain, apart from asbestos, also minor diopside or remnants of the precursor minerals biotite or phlogopite.
In her book, Willful Blindness, Margaret Heffernan examines why businesses and the people who run them often ignore the obvious -- with consequences as dire as the global financial crisis and Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Heffernan’s third book, Willful Blindness was shortlisted for the Financial Times/GoldmanSachs Best Business Book award in 2011.
Since 1954, the World Meteorological Organization has been naming extreme storms after people. As scientific evidence shows that climate change is creating increasingly frequent and devastating storms, and with climate scientists declaring these extreme weather events as the new normal, 350.org proposes a new naming system. A system that names extreme storms caused by climate change, after the policy makers who deny climate change and obstruct climate policy. If you agree, sign the petition at: www.climatenamechange.org/#/pe...
When petroleum giant BP spilled millions of litres of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico three years ago, it was the worst ever offshore oil disaster.
To try and break up that massive slick, vast quantities of chemical dispersant was sprayed on the spill.
It seemed to work: the oil disappeared.
But people started getting sick and then people started dying.
Now, this environmental disaster has become a health catastrophe.
The dispersant, when mixed with the oil, increases in toxicity by 52 times. This sickly, invisible toxin, still lurks in the water and absorbs straight into peoples' skin.
In this special 60 Minutes investigation, we reveal the same chemical dispersants have been sprayed on the Great Barrier Reef and off the north west coast of Australia.
They're still approved for use and our authorities are clueless as to how deadly they are.
Crude Solution - Part 1. Or watch at: 60 Minutes Australia.
When petroleum giant BP spilled millions of litres of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico three years ago, it was the worst ever offshore oil disaster. Now, this environmental disaster has become a health catastrophe. Crude Solution - Part 2. 60 minutes Australia.
14 year old Rachel Parent debates Kevin O'Leary on the issue of Genetically Modified Food Donate to the cause at Rachel's website: www.gmo-news.com.
You don't need to plan an exotic trip to find creative inspiration. Just look up, says Gavin Pretor-Pinney, founder of the Cloud Appreciation Society. As he shares charming photos of nature's finest aerial architecture, Pretor-Pinney calls for us all to take a step off the digital treadmill, lie back and admire the beauty in the sky above.
As co-founder of The Idler magazine, Gavin Pretor-Pinney is a longtime advocate of the joys of time ill-spent. In The Cloudspotter's Guide and The Cloud Collector's Handbook, he tackles the idlest pursuit of all: cloudwatching.
Pretor-Pinney’s blend of tranquil appreciation and hard science have floated his cloud books to the top of bestseller lists. For Pretor-Pinney, clouds illustrate how mundane phenomena reveal the complex vectors that connect the natural wonders around us.
Pretor-Pinney is also the author of The Wavewatcher's Companion.
Once it's created, plastic (almost) never dies. While in 12th grade Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao went in search of a new bacteria to biodegrade plastic -- specifically by breaking down phthalates, a harmful plasticizer. They found an answer surprisingly close to home.
After a visit to a plastic-filled waste transfer station last year, students Miranda Wang and Jeanny Yao learned that much of the plastic in trash may not degrade for 5,000 years. Synthesized into plastics are phthalates, compounds that make shower curtain liners, food wraps and other products bendable but may also adversely impact human reproductive development and health. As plastics slowly break down, these phthalates would leach into the surrounding environment.
So, the two young scientists tackled the problem and ultimately discovered strains of bacteria that have the potential to naturally degrade phthalates. Their work earned a regional first place in British Columbia for the 2012 Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada, as well as a special award for the most commercial potential at the contest’s finals.
Bernie Krause has been recording wild soundscapes -- the wind in the trees, the chirping of birds, the subtle sounds of insect larvae -- for 45 years. In that time, he has seen many environments radically altered by humans, sometimes even by practices thought to be environmentally safe. A surprising look at what we can learn through nature's symphonies, from the grunting of a sea anemone to the sad calls of a beaver in mourning.
In the continuation of Paul Jay's Reality Asserts Itself interview with Chris Hedges, they discuss the fantasy that we can have everything we want and the reality of the grave dangers facing us - Pt 3 of 7
To see all 7 parts of this interview as they are released please go to therealnews.com
A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, Hank Green discusses 50 common science misconceptions about topics such as bats, dog years, and dinosaurs.
Google+ Conversation with Al Gore about Combating Climate Change - Hangout on Air
To learn more about climate change, what's changed over the last seven years, and what you can do to make a difference today, go to TakePart.com/AnInconvenientTruth
This video is a compilation of ElephantVoices footage related to the article "Elephants Communicate in Sophisticated Sign Language, Researchers Say", written by Christy Ullrich and published on National Geographic's A Voice for Elephants 24th April 2013. The footage is narrated by Joyce Poole. You will find the article here: newswatch.nationalgeographic.c...
The article is based on the ElephantVoices Gestures Database - www.elephantvoices.org/multime....
"Global Wealth Inequality" The $223 Trillion is not divided for the benefit of all.
-Production Company: Grain Media (grainmedia.co.uk)
-Motion Graphics Artist: Nick Pittom (nickpittom.com)
-Music: Sup Doodle and Apple Juice Kid (AppleJuiceKid.com)
-Accompanying article in Al Jazeera: www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opin...
In this clip from the AFI archives, Actor Dustin Hoffman shares how the film TOOTSIE came to be and why he had to play the role of Dorothy Michaels.
In the film, Hoffman can't find an acting job, so decides to become a woman to see if it helps, and scores a role on a soap opera, opposite the woman he has a crush on.
SC Johnson claims they're committed to "honesty" and "transparency" - but they keep fragrance ingredients in their products a secret from consumers. Check out www.whatsreallyinsidescjohnson.com for more and watch the original SC Johnson Company commercial here: http://bit.ly/12gfmTg
Take action, sign letter here: org.salsalabs.com
It's a standard assumption in the West: As a society progresses, it eventually becomes a capitalist, multi-party democracy. Right? Eric X. Li, a Chinese investor and political scientist, begs to differ. In this provocative, boundary-pushing talk, he asks his audience to consider that there's more than one way to run a successful modern nation.
Eric X. Li studied in America (and even worked for Ross Perot's 1992 presidential campaign) before returning to Shanghai, where he started doubting the idea that China's progress could only follow the path of the West's free-market principles.
In a much-discussed op-ed he wrote for the New York Times in February 2012 and in other writings, he has put forth the idea that China needed a different development framework, around a different idea of modernity. The Chinese system, he says, is meritocratic, highly adaptable despite the one-party rule, long term-oriented, pragmatic and non-individualistic. As he writes: "The Chinese political system ... comes close to the best formula for governing a large country: meritocracy at the top, democracy at the bottom, with room for experimentation in between.
This one factory processes 300,000 hot dogs an hour.
No mention of the animals as animals, they are just referred to as trimmings and byproducts.
This is what processed food looks like.