Environment

Just One Hour From Vancouver There Is A Secret Island Where Everyone Lives Completely Off-grid

Just One Hour From Vancouver There Is A Secret Island Where Everyone Lives Completely Off-grid

Lasqueti is a small island between Vancouver and Vancouver Island, home to a little known community of off-gridders who take pride in their isolation from both mainstream culture and mainland Canada. In this short documentary film, a journalist from 16×9 News goes to meet some of Lasqueti’s characters and find out more about life on this beautiful […]

Merchants Of Doubt: This Is What Climate Change Deniers Learned From Big Tobacco

“If you can persuade people there’s no scientific consensus, people will believe it’s premature to act.” That’s a quote from Harvard professor Naomi Oreskes PhD, who wrote a book in 2010 with colleague Eric Conway about how sophisticated methods of distorting public opinion have been used on the subject of climate change, in exactly the same way […]

An Astronaut’s View Of Earth: What Was Once Beautiful Is Now Dead (Thanks To Humanity)

Col. Chris Hadfied is an astronaut who has seen first-hand the destruction of our planet from space. Sailing through the Southern Lights was a mind-blowing experience, but on subsequent space journeys he has noticed the devastating effects of climate change and population growth. “You can see some of those effects from space; you can see […]

This Is What Happened When Gordon Ramsey Was Trying To Expose The Illegal Shark Fin Market.

A clip from Gordon Ramsay’s Shark Bait, in which the world’s most famous chef set out to expose the shocking practices that are threatening the existence of one of the earth’s most amazing creatures. He traveled the world to confront the illicit fishermen, traders and diners who are responsible for the shark’s precipitous decline. Gordon […]

Carlsberg Will Soon Be Serving Beer In 100% Biodegradable Bottles Using This Substance.

Carlsberg Will Soon Be Serving Beer In 100% Biodegradable Bottles Using This Substance.

Carlsberg, the Danish brewing company, is currently working on the world’s first fully biodegradable bottle for its products. The new “Green Fiber Bottle” will reportedly be made from sustainably sourced wood fiber, similar to the substance used to create egg cartons. “It will be a new look and feel. It will be non-transparent, non-breakable and […]

This Woman Took Pictures Of Trees for Over 14 Years… And What She’s Captured Is Incredible

This Woman Took Pictures Of Trees for Over 14 Years… And What She’s Captured Is Incredible

Perhaps the beauty of art is that it’s subjective. Swirls on a canvas, tunes plucked into the air, and clay formed into an angelic sculpture all capture the essence of the human spirit, leaving open opportunity to interpret the element which fuels creativity and sparks imagination from within. But what about nature and the idyllic beauty captured outdoors? Is […]

Portland Is Ingeniously Generating Hydropower From Its Waterpipes

Portland Is Ingeniously Generating Hydropower From Its Waterpipes

For those that live in Portland, Oregon, your lights may now be half-powered by your drinking water. Thanks to an ingenious new system which captures energy as water flows through the city’s pipes, hydropower (without the negative environmental effects from something like a dam) is possible. How does it work? Small turbines in the pipes […]

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