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World's most powerful media mogul, Rupert Murdoch, makes egregiously ignorant claims about climate change

World's most powerful media mogul, Rupert Murdoch, makes egregiously ignorant claims about climate change | Greening the Media Ecosystem | Scoop.it

Murdoch: "We should approach climate change with great skepticism.”

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No surprise here given Fox News' role in spreading climate change disinformation. He does acknowledge that there are some "natural" changes occurring in the climate. But his solution? “Stop building vast houses on seashores.” Click the headline to read the article and to see video. 

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Don’t call him the Walt Disney of Japan: How animator Hayao Miyazaki became a cultural icon by doing everything Pixar doesn’t

Don’t call him the Walt Disney of Japan: How animator Hayao Miyazaki became a cultural icon by doing everything Pixar doesn’t | Greening the Media Ecosystem | Scoop.it
Miyazaki built an empire on rejecting fancy special effects, embracing darkness and ignoring the mainstream
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A visionary environmental storyteller. Click the headline to read the article.
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Useful resource: Code of Best Practices for Sustainable Filmmaking

Useful resource: Code of Best Practices for Sustainable Filmmaking | Greening the Media Ecosystem | Scoop.it

The Center for Social Media showcases and analyzes media for public knowledge and action—media made by, for, and with publics to address the problems that they share. We pay particular attention to the evolution of documentary film and video in a digital era. With research, public events, and convenings, we explore the fast-changing environment for public media.

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Click the headline to access the full report.

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Innovative spec technology: Solar FREAKIN' Roadways!

Innovative spec technology: Solar FREAKIN' Roadways! | Greening the Media Ecosystem | Scoop.it
Video by Michael Naphan It's the roadway of the future! Feel inspired? Help us bring this project to the next step: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/solar-...
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This promo video is for a fascinating spec technology, solar roadways. It takes an interesting communication approach by poking fun at some of the traditional ways environmental projects are sold and by also using an ironic and humorous approach. As presented, the project seems like a no-brainer. Let's see if if the viral 'tude gets the word out there.

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How fast can sea level go up with Polar Ice Cap melt?

How fast can sea level go up with Polar Ice Cap melt? | Greening the Media Ecosystem | Scoop.it
Independent videographer Peter Sinclair’s ‘This is Not Cool’ video explores recent headline-grabbing research on Antarctic glacial melting, the first video produced under the name Yale Climate Connections, formerly The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media.
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Antarctic ice melt visualized.

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#NotAScientist - The GOP on Climate Change - YouTube

The GOP may be a lot of things, but "climate scientists" is not one of them. But that won't stop them from ignoring a 97% consensus among actual scientists, ...
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Let the GOP hang themselves with their own ignorant statements. Meanwhile, in the future our grandchildren weep.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Slams CNN for Its Stupidity on Climate Change

Neil deGrasse Tyson Slams CNN for Its Stupidity on Climate Change | Greening the Media Ecosystem | Scoop.it
Why do networks like CNN suggest that climate change is up for debate?
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Visualizing the unbalanced way TV news debates climate change

John Oliver hosts a mathematically representative climate change debate, with the help of special guest Bill Nye the Science Guy, of course. Connect with Las...
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Brilliant ad bridges plight of orangutans with humans

http://InYourPalm.org - TAKE ACTION TODAY TO STAND WITH THE LAST WILD ORANGUTANS. **Now with english captions for the hearing impaired. More languages coming...
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Finally environmentalists are getting their act together to master the language of advertising, which is traditionally a tool for environmental destruction. Here Rainforest Action network bridges a girl's home with an orangutan's habitat. Watch until the end, it will surprise you.

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Apple digs Samsung's renewable energy stance in new

Apple digs Samsung's renewable energy stance in new | Greening the Media Ecosystem | Scoop.it
"There are some ideas we want every company to copy," says Apple, adding a thinly veiled dig at rivals like Samsung to new environmental-themed adverts.
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In all honesty I don't trust Apple's sustainability claims, but apparently Greenpeace has upped the company's rating. However, Apple's new Earth day ad could provoke some healthy competition to create the greenest gadget company.

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Years of Living Dangerously Premiere Full Episode - YouTube

Hollywood celebrities and respected journalists span the globe to explore the issues of climate change and cover intimate stories of human triumph and traged...
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There's been a lot of advanced hype on this series. I haven't seen it yet, but I I'm looking forward to it.
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Ford's response to Poolside ad is awesome

Why do we work so hard? There are a lot of opinions. Pashon Murray, founder of Detroit Dirt (http://www.detroitdirt.org) explains that for some of us, it's a...

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Ford's response to the widely hated "Poolside" ad by Cadillac. To recap, the Poolside ad featured an archetypical capitalist pig showing off why America kicks the world's ass. In Ford's version we have the polar opposite, featuring the coolest protagonist ever, Pashon Murray of Detroit Dirt. I'm too enamored with the ad to critically analyze it right now--I'm sure there is some underlying unsustainable message there (such as selling cars)--however, there's enough good stuff there (soil, organic, afros) to keep me happy for the moment. For a classroom activity, compare the two to identify environmental ideologies.

 

For background, read the following:  http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/ford-trashes-cadillac-great-parody-poolside-ad-everyone-hated-156597

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WildLeaks: A site for wildlife crime whistleblowers

WildLeaks: A site for wildlife crime whistleblowers | Greening the Media Ecosystem | Scoop.it
WildLeaks is the first, secure, online whistleblower platform dedicated to Wildlife & Forest Crime. The Mission of WildLeaks is to receive and evaluate anonymous information regarding Wildlife & Forest Crimes and transform it into...
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WikiLeaks for animals. Let's hope it makes a difference.

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After 3 Millions Views, Greenpeace 'Save the Arctic Lego Movie' Pulled from YouTube

After 3 Millions Views, Greenpeace 'Save the Arctic Lego Movie' Pulled from YouTube | Greening the Media Ecosystem | Scoop.it
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The Warner Bros. corporation, the film production company behind the "The Lego Movie" based on the famous toy brand, has forced YouTube to remove an online video created by environmental campaigners at Greenpeace designed to expose the troublesome relationship between the company that makes the popular building blocks and a dangerous push for Arctic drilling by Shell oil.
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BANKSY's "Taking the piss (explicit)" turned into epic comic rant against commericalism

BANKSY's "Taking the piss (explicit)" turned into epic comic rant against commericalism | Greening the Media Ecosystem | Scoop.it
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Zen Pencil transcribes Banksy's infamous rant against the colonization of public space into an amazing comic. Click on the headline to see it.

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The Greenest Man in America! is not a rich guy

Move over, Al Gore. There's a new "Greenest Man in America." And what's he's got to say about going green might surprise you. * * * You can't buy green, but ...
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A humorous video pokes fun at bourgeois environmentalism showing that ecology is also an class issue. From the video makers at Movement Generation (http://www.movementgeneration.org/):


 "The Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project provides in-depth analysis and information about the global ecological crisis and facilitates strategic planning for action among leading organizers from urban-based organizations, in the Bay Area and beyond, working for economic and racial justice in communities of color."

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Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how Republicans blew it on climate change

Neil deGrasse Tyson explains how Republicans blew it on climate change | Greening the Media Ecosystem | Scoop.it
The host of Cosmos dishes on our warming planet, why science is "trending" in our culture, and the meaning of a groundbreaking science TV experiment.
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In leu of Obama's new carbon regulations and Republican talking points, the take home message of Cosmos' recent climate change episode and its rating success on TV:

 

"...Republicans are extraordinarily upset by the EPA's rules, as the agency moves in to fill a legislative vacuum. But thanks to their denial, they may well have lost their chance to find a more ideologically desirable solution, like a carbon tax...That's bad for our politics, just as climate change is bad for our civilization—but it is surely some small saving grace to at least learn, thanks to Tyson and Cosmos, that science is not bad for the television business. The success of Cosmos, Tyson thinks, changes what can be on TV; how future network programmers will think, in the future, about what constitutes desirable content. 'It will open up their definition of what can be in primetime television,' he said." (click the headline to read the whole story)

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Years of Living Dangerously's awesome Tumblr blog

Years of Living Dangerously's awesome Tumblr blog | Greening the Media Ecosystem | Scoop.it
YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY is a groundbreaking SHOWTIME® documentary event series exploring the...
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The climate change TV series, Years of Living Dangerously, has launched an amazing Tumblr blog full of comics and info graphics. The most recent feature is an excellent comic, "Greening Islam."

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A Lovely Sunny Day | Zachary Levi and Bert From Sesame Street | Mashable - YouTube

Stop snapping selfies and look up at the spectacular world around you. Zachary Levi and Sesame Street's Bert know that a day in the park doesn't need a filte...
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Do we need another internet video telling us to get off the internet? Only if it has Bert from Sesame Street.

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NRDC Report: Video Game Consoles & Energy Efficiency

NRDC Report: Video Game Consoles & Energy Efficiency | Greening the Media Ecosystem | Scoop.it
NRDC: Game consoles are on track to consume as much electricity each year as all the homes in Houston, the fourth-largest city in the country, and cost consumers more than $1 billion to operate annually.
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New game consoles are getting worse with energy efficiency.
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Here’s What Happened When I Told Fox News I Wanted to Talk about Climate Change | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Here’s What Happened When I Told Fox News I Wanted to Talk about Climate Change | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | Greening the Media Ecosystem | Scoop.it
This morning I appeared on the nation's number-one-rated morning show, Fox and Friends. Afterwards I tweeted out a few things that have garnered some attention, including ...
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This shouldn't surprise anyone, but it's always nice to have evidence.
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Apple praised, Amazon shamed in Greenpeace report on clean energy - CNET

Apple praised, Amazon shamed in Greenpeace report on clean energy - CNET | Greening the Media Ecosystem | Scoop.it
Amazon is among the last top IT companies to embrace clean energy like wind and solar, Greenpeace says in a new report that looks at the energy footprint across tech companies.
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The latest from Greenpeace's periodic analysis of IT companies and efforts to green their operations.

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Ethical Oil? Canadian oil tars Saudi Arabia while destroying its own land

Fact. Last year we bought over four hundred million barrels of oil from Saudi Arabia. We bankrolled a state that doesn't allow women to drive. Doesn't allow ...
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This is the most outrageously hypocritical statement I have ever seen from the oil industry. Incredible. They trash Saudi Arabia as a way to justify the most polluted industrial fossil fuel site in the world. This is not to say the criticism of Saudi Arabia isn't justified,, but coming from these people?

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New Report Finds CNN and Fox News Weaken Public Understanding Of Climate Science | Blog | Media Matters for America

New Report Finds CNN and Fox News Weaken Public Understanding Of Climate Science | Blog | Media Matters for America | Greening the Media Ecosystem | Scoop.it
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Fox doesn't surprise me. But CNN? Shame on them.
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All mobile phones in EU to have the same charger: European Parliament votes on law in attempt to cut down electronic clutter

All mobile phones in EU to have the same charger: European Parliament votes on law in attempt to cut down electronic clutter | Greening the Media Ecosystem | Scoop.it
It would end the hassle of having to buy a separate charger when swapping phones or having to hunt for the right charger when a phone battery goes flat.
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Move will eliminate 51,000 tonnes of electronic waste, said German MEP

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