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Earth Day: Give Earth a Hand

[Audio: music; Subtitled: English; Captions: many languages available] From Greenpeace. Surreal but delightful. Youtube Uploader’s comments: https://www.greenpeace.org/me2 This fragile Earth deserves a voice. It needs solutions. It needs change. It needs you. Many, many special thanks to: Avion postproduction, Barrandov … Continue reading

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current corporate model: profit before safety

That about sums it up: This points to a cruel irony: the SEC re­quires full dis­closure of events that might cause harm to the per­for­mance of BP’s fin­an­ci­al securit­ies. But re­port­ing on events that might harm humans? That’s not so … Continue reading

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you wanna talk about real entitlements to cut out?

From How Many Chernobyls Before We Get It? Catastrophic risk – no matter how much it may be lowered by improved design, siting, materials, safety systems and trained operators – is inherent in the complex technology of nuclear power. Safer … Continue reading

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flashmob recycling

[Audio: ?; Subtitles: French] Translation: Every year, 1,479,000,000 pounds of plastic are produced worldwide – Every year, 400,000,000 refundable bottles are not being recycled in Quebec – 46,000 pieces of plastic are floating on every square mile of our oceans … Continue reading

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this n that

Fighting Back: Corporate Control? Not in These Communities Save Our Schools: March and National Call to Action Top 10 Worst Things about the Republicans’ Immoral Budget GOP Thuggery: Disenfranchisment major theme: NH GOP Seeks To Disenfranchise Students Who ‘Just Vote … Continue reading

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Global Strike 2011

This is subtitled through Javascript, and will not show up correctly at LJ — you can check GLOBAL STRIKE 2011 directly to see the subtitled clip, or watch it uncaptioned below: [Audio: English; Captions: none] Intriguing — I’m undecided if … Continue reading

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this n that

Obama State Of The Union Speech 2011: FULL TEXT. By most accounts on twitter, a fairly mundane — even boring — speech. But you know what? Obama tends to put out exactly what’s needed for a particular speech. So he … Continue reading

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recycling plastic

[Audio Japanese, subtitles English] This is fascinating. I haven’t worked out yet what I think of it… How much energy is spent in creating the oil, for starters? At least for the people who make oil out of it, the … Continue reading

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local produce

I’ve never been a general fan of schlepping food all over, although I acknowledge that when you live in a wintry climate, it’s nice to get food from warmer places you wouldn’t otherwise. But there’s a high price paid for … Continue reading

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photo essay on global warming

This is one of the more creative posts I’ve seen in a long time: A Green Winter: Will Global Warming be good for Canada? Like 0

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federal appeal court quashes Bush mods to EPA guidelines

A nice bit of cheery news… Like 0

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very interesting commentary on the history of drainage in LA

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