Tim Silverwood a keen surfer, sailed 5000km from Hawaii to Vancouver to research and document the accumulation of plastic in the infamous North Pacific Gyre, otherwise known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch… & shared shocking images.
Oil Leak on Mississippi River Caused by Barge Crash.
A barge carrying 80’000 tonnes of oil recently collided with a railroad bridge on the Mississippi river. The barge leaked oil due to this collision, which is believed to have traveled as far as three miles down the Mississippi river in the area of Vicksburg. This leak has caused the closure of the waterway eight miles in each direction.Ryan Gomez of the coast guards office in Memphis, has said that the leak is still ‘active’ meaning that the volume of oil spilled is unknown. Check the news for an update…Source: The Huffington Post
Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Short
Narrated by Donald Sutherland and created by Frederic Back, the Oscar-winning animator of The Man Who Planted Trees, presents a gentle but strong illustration of human impact upon water and the natural world.
“The Connecticut River Watershed Council and The Conservation Law Foundation have joined together to step back to look at why Otter Creek in Rutland leapt up as Irene struck, increasing in flow by nearly 20 times in the space of a little more than a day, while downstream in Middlebury the river rose much more gradually, and more safely.”
Yoko Ono, Sean Lennon & Jimmy Fallon perform ‘Don’t Frack My Mother’ on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Find out more about Artists Against Fracking at http://ArtistsAgainstFracking.com
The power of emotional storytelling can be a strong persuader, a new way to gain attention to a cause, and an avenue to galvanize people through information to take action. And Josh Fox knows the power of storytelling well. He is the Emmy Award-winning, Oscar-nominated Director of the grassroots fracking (hydraulic fracturing) movie, Gasland.
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