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H2Oil Animation Sequence

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Cool short digs into the oil sands.

Located under the pristine boreal forests of northern Alberta, Canada’s oil sands are America’s biggest supplier of oil and the single largest industrial energy project in the world. The powerful and provocative documentary H2Oil explores the impact of oil sands development on local water ecology and human health. This sequence from the doc, illustrated by James Braithwaite and animated by La......read more

Keystone Pipeline Decision Delayed

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Obama administration postpones contentious decision until after election

Putting off important decisions is rarely considered a good thing, except in  politics, where procrastinating on important decisions can mean the difference between being in and out of office. Yesterday, the Obama administraton put the delay tactic to use, announcing that it will postpone its decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline until after the 2012 election. "Because this......read more

Taragana Pyjarama, "Girls"

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Kaleidoscopic visuals for a cheery ambient tune.

What the hell is a Taragana Pyjarama? Who cares when it sounds this good! The Danish producer scores with "Girls," a joyful jam that really sticks in your head for something so mellow. The accompanying visuals take us through seasonal landscapes ranging from snow to beach, with some kaleidoscopic good times along the way. Taragana Pyjarama's self-titled debut is out now via Fool......read more

Lykke Li, "I Follow Rivers"

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Sinister vid directed by Tarik Saleh.

In this, the second video for Lykke Li's "I Follow Rivers," the Swedish songstress ditches her pretty flower persona for something decidedly more ominous, donning a black veil to stalk a darkly handsome (and well dressed!) man through the snow. Eventually, they link up and all is well, but what's with her bloodshot-eyed camera stare at the end? Eerie. "I Follow Rivers" is the second single off......read more

Tarp Surfing

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No waves? No problem. Watch these UK shredders get barreled in a parking lot

With no surf in the Channel Islands for eight weeks, the members of UK design agency The Observatory took matters into their own hands. With a giant blue tarp and some skateboards in hand, they headed to a big parking lot to catch some barrels. Tarp surfing has been around for a while, but this video scores extra points for great shooting and editing, and for the excellent choice of soundtrack --......read more

Sustainability Photos of the Year

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Contenders for the 2011 Prix Pictet, the world's leading prize for environmental photography, to exhibit in Paris next month.

In three short years, the Prix Pictet has become the global prize for excellence in environmental photography, assembling some of the most powerful images of sustainability (or lack thereof) from around the world. The theme for this year's competition is Growth, which organizers call "one of the great conundrums facing humanity in the early decades of the 21st century." True enough. The winner......read more

In this brief video, artist Garip Ay creates an interpretation of Van Gogh’s ‘Starry Night’ painting using a paper marbling technique—or more specifically the Turkish method called ebru. Marbling involves the careful process of floating colors on the surface of water or a slightly more viscous solution called size, before transferring the design or pattern to a special......read more

Way Of Life

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What defines the greatness of Men? Is it just the results you get? Or the commitment to pursuit your dreams? Why some people are afraid of the ocean while others can't live without dropping 40 feet waves? This short documentary follows the story of João de Macedo, an underdog big wave surfer who tries to run the world tour without a major sponsor. Filmed over the last 6 months in some of......read more

How Davos Players Can Start Tackling Major Environmental Risks

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By Bhaskar Vira, University of Cambridge, The Conversation

The World Economic Forum (WEF) published its annual Global Risks Report in the run up to its annual meeting in Davos. Food and water crises, energy price shocks, biodiversity loss and ecosystem collapse, extreme weather events and failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation, it said, are the biggest threats facing society.   Three of the top five global risks in terms of likelihood......read more

Watch Planetary on Vimeo

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A Perspective Shifting Experience

SHFT, Vimeo, and Abramorama are proud to present PLANETARY, a feature documentary launching on April 22nd in select theaters and on Vimeo.     From the Filmmakers:  We are in the midst of a global crisis of perspective. We have forgotten the undeniable truth that everything is connected. PLANETARY is a poetic and humbling reminder that it's time to shift our perspective.......read more

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