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Yoriyos "The Pied Piper"

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Pop-up book style animated video tells a story of environmental renewal.

Judging from the lyrics of this song -- and the story of its beautifully conceived video -- indie-folker Yoriyos has the same values as his dad, Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens). Directed and animated by Ron Winter and Jon Watts, the video is a tightly wound narrative of environmental and spiritual reawakening. Great piece....read more

Trailer: Samsara

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Baraka director Ron Fricke has a new flick coming out, and it looks amazing

Ron Fricke, the director behind the game-changing film "Baraka," is set to return with "Samsara," his first feature length in two decades. This stunning teaser has us chomping at the bit. Shot in 70mm film, with imagery that would make Terence Malick's eye pop out, the film explores the always-interesting territory where humanity and nature collide. Here;s the description from the......read more

G.O.P. Takes Aim at E.P.A.

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Federal agency emerges as favorite target of Republican presidential candidates

G.O.P. presidential candidates, in a race to gain favor among Republican primary voters, have found a common enemy in the Environmental Protection Agency. Almost across the board, Republican hopefuls are portraying the E.P.A. as a symbol of alleged Obaman over-regulation and a roadblock to economic recovery. Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, Herman Cain — all have......read more

Rone, "Parade" (Remix)

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Painstakingly rendered stop-motion animation by Filip Piskorzynski

Parisian electronic producer Rone has teamed up once again with director Filip Piskorzynski for a continuation in theme from their previous "Gravity" video. Again featuring Natalia Dufraisse floating in midair, the Atlantic-featured "Parade" video throws painting, printing, and stop-motion animation into the mix. Each frame of the animation has been modified by an adorable kid who brings the......read more

The Ice Woman Cometh

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From melting ice caps to volcanic hot springs, Roni Horn's art is inspired by Iceland's shifting landscape.

New York artist Roni Horn makes sculptures, drawings, photographs, and books informed by her frequent excursions to Iceland. The island nation's volatile geology, the volcanoes and the hot springs, the ice and the sea, suffuse Horn's work, which deals with metaphors of climate change and shifting identity. In one piece, columns of glacier water harken the core samples drilled by climate......read more

Gold Panda, "Marriage"

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Feel good visual vibes by Ronni Shendar.

British beat wiz Gold Panda checks in with a new video for "Marriage" featuring not much more than some friendly looking folks holding lanterns. Doesn't sound that interesting, but for such a simple, narrative-free video, it's actually really good times. Directed by Israeli video artist, Ronni Shendar. Stream GP's just-released Marriage EP on Soundcloud....read more

Going for Olympic Green

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Canadian environmentalist David Suzuki offers his take on the greenness of the games.

Several people have asked me if the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics will be the greenest games yet. The answer may be yes—if we’re talking about the abundance of greenery and lack of snow brought on by record high temperatures during one of the earliest spring seasons the city has experienced. With respect to environmental impact, all Olympic Games leave a very large footprint. Thousands of......read more

A Sustainable Olympic Village

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In Vancouver, the Athlete's Village shoots for LEED Gold...and beyond.

They’re calling it “the greenest neighbourhood in the world.” Built on an abandoned brownfield site, the 1.5 million square foot 2010 Vancouver Olympic athlete's village is the crown jewel in the City's sustainability plan. The list of green features at the eight-block site runs long: rainwater harvesting, green roofs, upgraded insulation, and interiors containing low-VOC......read more

Driftwood

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Winter animated short by Eric Power

Animator, Eric Power does extraordinary work. With Drifwood, he made the short for Troika Moonshine 300, a group of writers who are tasked with creating short stories (300 words or less) based on 3 words given to them by another artist. Power was allowed to interpret his words visually. The words were: driftwood, poncho, and sacrificial. The piece is a beautiful example of art and nature -......read more

Blame Climate Change for Extreme Winter Weather

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Scientists link winter storms to increased moisture in the air due to climate cahnge.

Heavy snowfall and intense storms in much of the U.S. this winter has climate change skeptics asking, "If global warming is real, then why is it so cold and wet?" We've got your answer. As the planet heats up, more water is evaporated into the atmosphere. And because the atmosphere is warmer, it is able to hold that water. When the atmosphere becomes saturated, intense storms ensue.According to......read more

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