http://www.BeyondOil.org. The Sierra Club Beyond Oil Campaign will block the most dangerous oil projects (Keystone XL, Enbridge Gateway, Trailbreaker pipelines) and revoke the oil industry’s license to operate above the law and interfere with our transition to a clean energy future. Narrated by Joshua Jackson.
6,000 grey seals live on the Farne Islands, a group of islands off the coast of Northumberland, UK. Each year, Ciaran Hatsell, and the National Trust’s other rangers, carry out a census of the newborn seals. Up to 1,603 seal pups were born last year, and this year, 749 have been counted so far. The Farne Islands seal pup count is seen as a model for scientific research.
Veerabhadran Ramanathan is an atmospheric scientist whose landmark research showed that cutting emissions of ‘black carbon’ or soot can significantly lessen the impacts of climate change, improve the health of millions of rural poor, and avoid crop losses.
Due to enormous economic growth, the Republic of Korea has become what Wan-Kyoung Lee, President and CEO of GS EPS, describes an “energy consumption monster.” “Korea’s biggest challenge today is solving the imbalance between power demand and power supply”. With their extremely fast ramp-up and ramp-down times, Siemens H-class power turbines are ideally suited for balancing grid fluctuations and contributing to a reliable energy system.
http://beyondcoal.org Coal has good reason to be so angry, desperate, and increasingly belligerent: He’s the nation’s oldest and dirtiest energy source, and now he’s becoming obsolete as cleaner alternatives come online.
Martha Isabel Ruiz Corzo, a grassroots environmental campaigner credited with securing the future of one of Mexico’s most critical ecosystems, and supporting the livelihoods of disadvantaged rural communities.
Rebuilding footpaths isn’t a job for the faint-hearted. Watch National Trust fell rangers hard at work in this behind-the-scenes video.
The Superfarmer fights for a brighter future by using sustainable farming techniques – increasing yields, less pollution. Film by Julia Dahr / Sør i fokus. www.superbonden.no
Google Earth was recognized for providing powerful tools to monitor the state of the environment, allowing researchers to detect deforestation, classify land cover and estimate forest biomass and carbon and thus demonstrate the scale of environmental problems and illustrate solutions.
Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal campaign and partners celebrate 150 dirty coal plants retired, replaced with clean energy – a significant milestone in the ongoing campaign to move the country beyond coal no later than 2030. Thanks to Nico Vega for recording this song live in Tonawanda, NY. http://action.sierraclub.org/carbon