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Last Days of 1984, "River's Edge"

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Eerie, shape-morphing video directed by Sophie Gateau

Director Sophie Gateau teamed up with Dublin-based electro-pop duo Last Days of 1984 to deliver this surrealistic video for "River’s Edge." With some seriously mindblowing shape-shifting effects applied to the bandmembers' profiles as they perform the track, Gateau manages to make something really special out of a simple performance clip. Is the face-morphing clip a comment about man......read more

Last Call at the Oasis: Trailer

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New doc dives deep into the global water crisis

Here is the trailer for Last Call at the Oasis, the highly anticipated new documentary from Academy Award-winning director Jessica Yu. Inspired by Alex Prud'homme's book The Ripple Effect: The Fate of Fresh Water in the 21st Century, the film is a thorough examination ofthe global water crisis, with a focus on industrial and agricultural pollution in America and the drying of the Southwest. Last......read more

OK Go, "Last Leaf"

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Toasty stop-motion brilliance from Geoff McFetridge.

L.A.- based OK Go has built considerable fame on the strength of several super-creative, limited-budget videos that have set the web on fire. This new one, featuring ace animation art from Geoff McFetridge, adds another bit of amazingness to their portfolio. Created entirely from images burnt in toast, the stop-motion piece uses McFetridge's trademark organic trippiness to drive the story,......read more

Boom Bip "Last Walk Around Mirror Lake"

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Beautiful vid of base-jumping psychos.

Snatching a clip from the 2002 IMAX film "Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk," Youtube user FroschYankee made this unofficial (but officially awesome) video for the Boards of Canada remix of Boom Bip's "Last Walk Around Mirror Lake," in which evidently psychotic base jumpers hurl themselves off of Norwegian mountains in super slow-motion. Totally amazing. And totally......read more

Criticism Mounts For Obama's Oil Drilling Plan

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Proposal to open coastlines to drilling draws ire from both sides of the political debate.

Aurora Robson's glimmering reputation was built on Plastic bottles are utterly detestable Notcot recently reminded us about the Aurora Robson's most recent exhibit, Be Like Water, just finished showing at 2424 in Philadelphia. For more Robson, visit her site. (via Notcot)...read more

The Schwitchinator

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Schwarzenegger ends backing for offshore drilling.

Even though expanded drilling operations off the Santa Barbara coastline could have created $100 million dollars in California revenue, Governor Schwarzenegger has switched positions and no longer supports drilling expansion. This is one of the more positive responses to the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which is shaping up to be the worst in American history. If a Republican......read more

How to Reduce Your Oil Footprint

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A few simple ways to effect change.

In the wake of last week's catastrophic oil spill, still growing in the Gulf of Mexico, many people are feeling helpless as to what they can do in their personal lives to stop supporting offshore oil drilling and the use of oil in general. Fortunately, our everyday lifestyle and purchasing decisions matter. We as individuals have the power to help reduce our country's reliance on oil,......read more

Obama Orders Freeze on Offshore Drilling

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President concedes neither oil companies nor government were prepared for worst-case scenario.

In Washington on Thursday, President Obama addressed widening public anger over the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, ordering a moratorium on offshore drilling in U.S. waters. The announcement reverses a previous decision to expand offshore drilling off American coastlines. At the White House press conference, the President also said there was too much complacency in goverment prior......read more

Obama Issues New Offshore Drilling Ban

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But will the latest moratorium survive?

In Washington Monday, the Obama administration took another stab at halting offshore drilling in U.S. waters, announcing a six-month moratorium that's no longer based on water depth. The goverment's previous two moratorium orders were rejected by the courts. Echoing the sentiments of environmentalists, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar argued that the order is necessary because of......read more

U.S. Strengthens Offshore Drilling Laws

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New measures aim to improve worker and environmental safety.

NPR reports that the Obama administration released a new set of rules for offshore drilling operators that create tougher requirements for well design, cementing practices, blowout preventers, and employee training. In effect, the rules will improve the safety of drilling operators and lessen the chance of another disaster like the one in the Gulf. With the federal ban on offshore drilling in......read more

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