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Ban the Bag

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Happy Earth Day! No better time to voice your support for banning plastic bags in California.

California, stand up! The first organized attempt at a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags may have faltered, but the fight rages on. Emboldened by several successful local actions boycotting wasteful plastic shopping bags, Californians are urging Governor Jerry Brown to make a move.  Plastic pollution harms wildlife, threatens public health, and hinders the economy. It's......read more

One Plastic Beach

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A California couple transforms plastic beach debris into stunning artwork

Over the past twelve years, Richard Lang and Judith Selby Lang have collected several tons of plastic debris on a small stretch of beach near their northern California home. The pieces of plastic are cleaned, categorized, and sorted, before the couple goes to work transforming the garbage into beautiful pieces of art. This short doc profiles the couple and their creative output and......read more

Why The Ocean?

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Help save our troubled seas with One World One Ocean

Across the world, oceanic ecosystems are in peril. Overfishing, pollution, and climate change are have pushed oceans worldwide to the precipice of disaster. One Ocean One World, an effort launched last October by Greg MacGillivray of MacGillivray Freeman Films, is urging people to act to save our troubled seas. "The ocean is our planet's life support system, yet in my travels and at......read more

Pacific Light

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Hypnotic motion graphics sequence by Ruslan Khasanov

With Pacific Light, Russian graphic designer-slash-typographer Rus Khasanov ventures into the world of motion, and the results are intense. Using a high-quality macro lens and some colorful ink, Khasanov created a psychedlic realm with millions of rainbow-colored blobs exploding and coagulating across the screen. The dark soundtrack, produced by someone called Boris Blank, adds drama to the......read more

The Antlers, "Drift Dive"

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Appropriately oceanic video for opening track off The Antlers' Undersea EP

The shimmering new video for"Drift Dive" goes deep with the aquatic themes on The Antlers' Undersea EP, released in the summer. The surreal, watery clip premiered on Pitchfork Tuesday morning, as New Yorkers awoke to witness the damage done by Hurricane Sandy. The band posted this message on Facebook: "Considering all that's just happened in NYC, today is a strange day to debut......read more

Fleet Foxes, "Grown Ocean"

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Sweeping vistas and smiling faces abound in the first video for Seattle band's upcoming record.

The first video for Fleet Foxes' upcoming sophomore release Helplessness Blues, for the song "Grown Ocean," is full of grainy footage of Pacific Northwestern landscapes intermixed with shots of the Seattle folksters recording the new album in various studios. Singer Robin Pecknold said they used a bunch of new instruments on the recording, including "the 12-string guitar, the hammered dulcimer,......read more

The Oceans Will Rise

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Climate change "pop" art.

More than a little reminiscent of the frying egg in the "This is your brain on drugs" ad, the animators use a flood of soda to graphically illlustrate the perils of climate change. Not a solution-oriented message, but it's a creative one. ...read more

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