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Louise Phinney

Human Footprint | National Geographic Channel - 3 views

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    when you eat an egg you are not just eating an egg
Jeffrey Plaman

ElectroCity - 0 views

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    This is a game focused on development and energy resources.
Katie Day

Google Details Electricity Usage of Its Data Centers - NYTimes.com - 0 views

  • Google disclosed Thursday that it continuously uses enough electricity to power 200,000 homes, but it says that in doing so, it also makes the planet greener
  • But when it calculates that average energy consumption on the level of a typical user the amount is small, about 180 watt-hours a month, or the equivalent of running a 60-watt light bulb for three hours
  • “When we hit the Google search button,” Mr. Horowitz said, “it’s not for free.
Katie Day

Free Technology for Teachers: Atlas of Our Changing Environment - 0 views

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    "The United Nations Environment Program hosts a helpful interactive map displaying more than one hundred examples of environmental change around the world. Each placemark on the map has close-up views of the land and a story about environmental change at that location. For example, clicking on the placemark for Manaus, Brazil will reveal close-up imagery of site and detailed information about the environmental changes taking place. If you click through the links in the placemarks you can find the references used in constructing the information available through the map."
Katie Day

The Test Tube -- David Suzuki -- NFB/interactive - National Film Board of Canada - 0 views

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    David Suzuki explains exponential growth in a fascinating way -- and relates it to resources and Earth -- The film starts out with everyone watching being asked how they would spend one extra minute.  At the end of the film, you then get to see how everyone answered... Excellent but depressing (if we are in the last minute (so to speak)) if it's too late for science to save us... 
Katie Day

Plastic State of Mind -- YouTube - BenZolno's Channel - 1 views

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    Video promoting the use of non-plastic renewal bags... rap song about the dangers of plastic bags....
Katie Day

Scientists Decide on Top 5 Issues for Sustainability: Scientific American Podcast - 0 views

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    60-second podcast -- and text.  Top five practices = Forecasting, Observing, Confining, Responding, Innovating
Katie Day

The Story of Stuff - 0 views

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    Homepage of the project to explain where our stuff comes from
Katie Day

The Story of Bottled Water - video - 0 views

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    "The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand-how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all."
Katie Day

Ecosia - 0 views

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    a search engine where each web search saves about 2 square meters of rainforest for free.
Katie Day

Natalie Jeremijenko: The art of the eco-mindshift | Video on TED.com - 0 views

  • Natalie Jeremijenko's unusual lab puts art to work, and addresses environmental woes by combining engineering know-how with public art and a team of volunteers. These real-life experiments include: Walking tadpoles, texting "fish," planting fire-hydrant gardens and more.

Katie Day

Squeezing Water From a Box - Environment - Utne Reader - 0 views

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    "Boxed Water is Better, an upstart company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is trying to think inside the box to address the ecological concerns presented by the bottled-water industry. The company seals carbon-filtered water in cartons not unlike those you might find your milk or orange juice in.
    The packaging itself is, at first glance, quite impressive. Any given Boxed Water carton is made from 76 percent renewable resources-meaning trees-that come from well-managed forests, according to the company. Before filling they are shipped flat to cut down on transportation waste. Cartons are even recyclable, but not all recycling facilities are able to handle them."
Katie Day

Johan Rockstrom: Let the environment guide our development | Video on TED.com - 0 views

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    "Human growth has strained the Earth's resources, but as Johan Rockstrom reminds us, our advances also give us the science to recognize this and change behavior. His research has found nine "planetary boundaries" that can guide us in protecting our planet's many overlapping ecosystems."
Katie Day

Now that the oil well is capped... - The Big Picture - Boston.com - 0 views

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    Between April 20 and July 15, 2010, a generally accepted estimate of nearly 5 million barrels (200 million gallons) of crude oil emerged from the wellhead drilled into the seafloor by BP from the now-destroyed Deepwater Horizon drilling rig. Now that the flow of oil has been stopped, the impact of all the spilled oil and natural gas is still being measured. The current moratorium on deep water remains in place as reports from varying scientific groups are at odds about the extent of the remaining oil, and some fishing restrictions have already been lifted. As BP finalizes its work in killing the well, here is a collection of photos from around the Gulf of Mexico over the past couple of months, as all of those affected enter the next phase of this event. (42 photos total)
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