Everyone produces waste, and the Swedes are no different. It’s what they do with it that is unusual. Sweden recycles and sorts its waste so efficiently that less than 1 percent ends up in landfills. But perhaps even more interesting, and somewhat controversial, is that Sweden burns about as much household waste as it recycles, over 2 million tons, and converts this to energy. But even with this amount of domestic waste, the country’s 32 waste-to energy (WTE) incineration plants can handle even more. And when Sweden runs out of its own garbage, it offers a service to the rest of garbage-bloated Europe: importing excess waste from other countries. sweden.se
Meet Jim—the character in our Rewind the Future video—he is a man whose life flashes right before his very eyes, unhealthy habits and all. The choices you teach your child today become the habits they take into their adulthood.
To learn more visit: www.strong4life.com/rewindthef...
CARBON is the first film in the Green World Rising Series. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio, presented by Thom Hartmann. Music is composed and performed by Jean-Pascal Beintus and intro drone by Francesco Lupica. Carbon is produced by Tree Media with the support of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. www.greenworldrising.org
Wall Street to Planet Earth - We Don’t Mind and You Don’t Matter.
Christopher Williams tells Paul Jay that to face up to the science of climate change, coal and oil conglomerates worth trillions of dollars have to keep their fossil fuels in the ground - something capitalism can't allow. Aug 7, 2014. therealnews.com
Meet Elif Bilgin, winner of the Scientific American Science in Action Award and winner of the Voter's Choice Award for the Google Science Fair 2013. Wanting to reduce pollution in her home city of Istanbul, Elif manufactured a new environmentally-friendly bio-plastic that uses banana peels instead of traditional petroleum sources.
Koko's Tribute to Robin Williams.
Robin Williams met Koko in 2001. It was a very cheerful encounter for both, and Koko has treasured it to this day. When Koko learned of Robin's passing (on Aug. 11, 2014) she became very sad. We hope this video will lift her spirits and remind everyone of the profound gift of joy that Robin Williams brought to our world.
To see images of Koko and read more about her relationship with Robin: www.koko.org
These divers had the experience of a lifetime interacting with playful seals off the east coast of the United Kingdom. The Farne Islands are home to the largest colony of Grey seals in the North Sea. Filmed on location in the Farne Islands, UK with the help of Sovereign Divers.
Disclaimer: The seals are wild animals and approach the divers entirely by their own choice. No seals are forced to interact or forced to stay. No seals are harmed by diver interaction. Seal interaction in the UK (where this was filmed) is not illegal.
Extra disclaimer: These seals are young pups who are very curious about the area in which they live. At the time of year that this was filmed the seals were about 2-4 months old and already 2m long and about 200-300lbs in weight. As always once the seals get older and move off to form colonies of their own elsewhere and the majority of them will not see people again. Fully adult seals are rarely this interactive and whilst tolerant of divers they tend to keep away after their first year of diver visits.
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
Jon Stewart cannot get over the Republican party's "willful blindness" on global warming to the point where they're even ignoring EPA heads for Republicans presidents (including "the great Ronald Reagan") advising them to do something about global warming. Obviously, Stewart said, these science believers in the GOP are "traitors" and must be stopped. He marveled at how Republicans continue to question global warming with the qualifier "I'm not a scientist" as if that's supposed to make things better.
Stewart realized there's only one way to get Republicans on the right side of the issue: "Barack Obama must become a global warming denier."
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.