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India Killed Off Most of Its Vultures—Here's Why It Cost Their Economy Billions
India Killed Off Most of Its Vultures—Here's Why It Cost Their Economy Billions
When about 97 percent of India's vultures died due to eating carcasses that contained a drug called diclofenac, it caused a boom in the feral dog population. The resulting rabies epidemic cost India billions of dollars between 1993 and 2006.
Posted Sep 13, 2013
Making Carpet from Discarded Fishing Nets
Making Carpet from Discarded Fishing Nets
Fishing nets that wash up on the beaches of the Philippines are a nasty form of pollution. Luckily, they can be harvested for useful purposes like carpeting.
Posted Sep 06, 2013
What Will Climate Change Mean for Ethiopia's Coffee Crop?
What Will Climate Change Mean for Ethiopia's Coffee Crop?
Scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, London, have learned that climate change endangers Ethiopia's coffee crops. Here's what they're doing to make sure the plants will survive.
Posted Aug 30, 2013
The Harmonies in This John Denver Cover Will Make You Stop Whatever You're Doing and Just Listen
The Harmonies in This John Denver Cover Will Make You Stop Whatever You're Doing and Just Listen
Singer-songwriters Brett Dennen and Milow make a strong case for the lasting beauty of "Annie's Song" by John Denver.
Posted Aug 22, 2013
Voices from Turkey’s #OccupyGEZI Movement
Voices from Turkey’s #OccupyGEZI Movement
Filmmaker Deniz Tarsus brings you into the occupation of Istanbul’s Gezi Park in this new short film.
Posted Aug 09, 2013
“We’re Not Going Anywhere”: Sandy-Struck Neighborhoods Rebuild for Resilience
“We’re Not Going Anywhere”: Sandy-Struck Neighborhoods Rebuild for Resilience
Climate change has turned up the volume, making “superstorms” like Sandy more likely. In this documentary, Clodagh McGowan introduces you to coastal homeowners who are rebuilding their houses to withstand the next big one.
Posted Jul 24, 2013
Clown Costume or Power Suit? How to Think about the Theatrics of Taking Action
Clown Costume or Power Suit? How to Think about the Theatrics of Taking Action
Larry Bogad is an author and cofounder of the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army. In this video, he explains how civil rights leaders made their work look good, and how we can use the same principals today.
Posted Jul 12, 2013
President Obama’s Climate Speech: Is It Enough?
President Obama’s Climate Speech: Is It Enough?
Thom Hartmann and YES! executive editor Sarah van Gelder discuss the president’s speech on climate change. Is it a first step toward climate justice? Or is it too little, too late?
Posted Jun 27, 2013
An Intimate Look Inside the Climate Justice Movement
An Intimate Look Inside the Climate Justice Movement
The film Blockadia Rising documents the campaign of direct action against the Keystone XL pipeline.
Posted Jun 14, 2013
David Korten on “Walking Away from the King”
David Korten on “Walking Away from the King”
In this clip from the film Money and Life, thinker David Korten explains why those who hold power in our society depend on our consent, and why we must act together if we want things to change.
Posted Jun 07, 2013
Will the 99% Outbid the Billionaires Trying to Buy the LA Times?
Will the 99% Outbid the Billionaires Trying to Buy the LA Times?
A new player has joined the high-stakes bidding war over the Tribune Company, which owns some of America’s largest newspapers: the people of the United States.
Posted May 16, 2013
Big City Farmers Take to the Rooftops
Big City Farmers Take to the Rooftops
Space is expensive in Brooklyn, so Gotham Greens built their urban farm on a rooftop.
Posted Apr 18, 2013
Offshore Tax Havens Democratized on “Art Hack” Website
Offshore Tax Havens Democratized on “Art Hack” Website
Today is April 15, and that means that taxes are due ... at least for most of us. Artist and hacker Paolo Cirio tracked down authors and activists who study tax havens and asked them about the details.
Posted Apr 15, 2013
A Portlandia Sendup of Tiny House Living
A Portlandia Sendup of Tiny House Living
Portlandia’s Kumail Nanjiani visits a tiny house and asks some of the questions on everybody’s mind.
Posted Apr 11, 2013
Florida Farmworkers March 200 Miles for a Fairer Tomato
Florida Farmworkers March 200 Miles for a Fairer Tomato
After marching halfway across the state of Florida, members of the Immokalee Coalition of Farmworkers got fired up at a rally in front of Publix headquarters in Lakeland, Fla. Here’s some of what they had to say.
Posted Apr 03, 2013

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