Category Archive for: Environment

The End Of The Line

The End Of The Line examines the imminent extinction of bluefin tuna, brought on by increasing western demand for sushi; the impact on marine life resulting in huge overpopulation of jellyfish; and the profound implications of a future world with no fish that would bring certain mass starvation. Filmed over two years, The End of…

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Gas Zappers- solo show at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This fall is probably the most busiest I have been. Despite having 11 shows and screenings in this season and travel to various places including Boca Raton and Boston giving lectures, I am working my ass off with Ben Abrams and Noah Vawter to finish the Gas Zappers online flash game. We are approaching the…

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Oceans are ‘too noisy’ for whales

By Richard Black (original article) Environment correspondent, BBC News website Levels of noise in the world’s oceans are causing serious problems for whales, dolphins and other marine mammals, a report warns. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (Ifaw) says undersea noise blocks animals’ communication and disrupts feeding. Naval sonar has been implicated in the mass…

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War Stories- Art / New York Times Review / Roberta Smith

“In a group show at Postmasters Gallery last summer the Hong-Kong-born video artist and Web activist Kenneth Tin-Kin Hung made his New York gallery debut with the short video “Because Washington Is Hollywood for Ugly People,â€? whose psychedelic colors and cut-and-paste animation were as visually irresistible as its indictment of the Bush administration was scathing.”…

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A Portable Refinery Powered by Garbage

From Technology Review: “Researchers at Purdue University have led development of a portable “tactical” biorefinery for the U.S. Army that turns a variety of waste streams into a mixture of ethanol and methane gas, which are burned in a modified diesel engine to produce electricity. The unique hybrid design–part gasifier, part bioreactor, part generator–limits the…

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Invisible 5

Created by Amy Balkin (who did the ThisIsThePublicDomain and the PublicSmog), INVISIBLE 5 is a collaborative environmental justice audio tour of the I-5 corridor between the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.

Best Use For Our Garbage?

I would rather give tax breaks to the energy company described below than all those oil-extraction corporations. Hope they are not bullshiting. Here’s an excerpt from WIRED articles: “FORT PIERCE, Florida — A Florida county has grand plans to ditch its dump, generate electricity and help build roads — all by vaporizing garbage at temperatures…

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MIT research on Sustainable Energy

Hope all these will works. Below are some examples of the MIT research projects the Energy Research Council will be sponsoring and developing: Spinach solar power: Tapping the secrets of photosynthesis — engineering proteins from spinach — to make organic solar cells whose efficiency could outstrip the best silicon photovoltaic arrays today. Silicon superstrings: A…

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