Thursday, April 30, 2009

New York City-sized Ice Collapses off Antarctica

Read this article that talks about the shattering into icebergs of an ice sheet the size of New York City that broke off the Wilkins Ice Shelf earlier this month. This is a sign that climate change is having a very dramatic effect on the world.

Read the article.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Poisoned Waters - Frontline Report

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith examines the growing hazards to human health and the ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay and Puget Sound due to polluted runoff from industry, agriculture and massive suburban development.

View the 2 hour Frontline special

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

No Return to Normal - Economic Crisis

Here is a great article by James K. Galbraith about the global economic crisis. Not only does he explain how current banking policy will not work but he provides solutions that will end up rebuilding this country and preserving it's assets of being a place of science and technology innovation.

Read the article: "
Why the economic crisis, and its solution, are bigger than you think"

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Charlie Rose Interview with Amory Lovins

This interview is from 2006 but is still very relevant with regard to energy alternatives and getting off oil completely.

View the interview

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Nova Special: Extreme Ice

Photographer, James Balog, chronicles the melting arctic and Greenland glaciers. The rate of melting is much faster than expected. Large lakes disappearing in a matter of hours is captured on video as well as large ice sheets breaking off and floating out to sea.

There are a series of 6 videos totaling an hour of viewing time. Incredible footage!

Visit the site to watch the videos.

Thomas Friedman Article about Sustainable Growth in Costa Rica

Read Thomas Friedman's article about Costa Rica's model for sustainable growth. He visited on an eco tour and gives his insights.

Read the article