Daily Archives: July 29, 2018

Experts, officials hail Chinese president’s speech at BRICS summit

Black Snake Killaz: A #NoDAPL Story 2017 Full Documentary

Unicorn RiotPublished on Feb 12, 2018

Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL story (120 mins) chronicles the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline from April 2016 through March 2017. DONATE to Unicorn Riot 501(c)3: https://www.unicornriot.ninja/black-s… The film highlights actions taken by water protectors to stop the construction of the oil pipeline and investigates actions taken by law enforcement, military, and corporate mercenaries to quell the months-long protest. Black Snake Killaz timelines the historical events that unfolded in Standing Rock and brings you a raw front line experience of direct actions.

Although the Dakota Access Pipeline was completed, the impact of the resistance movement will be long-lasting. The importance of the water protectors’ story grows as fossil fuel extraction projects continue to impact some of the most vulnerable communities throughout the world.

Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL story is one of the many stories that has emerged from the #NoDAPL movement. Unicorn Riot offers Black Snake Killaz: a #NoDAPL story as a public resource to provide a concise yet detailed account of these historical events. Releasing this film licensed under creative commons non-commercial no-derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) is a privilege and a choice we made as an organization. This film is available to the public for free for non-profit educational purposes.

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Drilling, Spilling & Killing: America’s “All-of-the-Above” Energy Policy | EV & N – 86 | CCTV

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China steps up environmental protection


CNN

Published on Mar 30, 2017

It’s a drastic role reversal for the US and China when it comes to climate change. As President Trump rolled back regulations aimed at protecting the environment, China’s president was touting the virtues of environmental protection. CNN’s Will Ripley reports.

Scientists sounding the alarm about rapidly melting Arctic ice


CBS Evening News

Published on Apr 22, 2017

With temperatures soaring this last winter to 50 degrees above normal, the area around the North Pole is melting, and the Arctic sea ice is shrinking at a rate never seen before. Barry Petersen has more.

Canadian Arctic MELTING At An Alarming Fast Rate | Earth Is Sinking Due To Permafrost Thaw


Policy & Politics
Published on Apr 18, 2017

Published under the Fair Dealing Exception as a public service and educational tool.

Oil and gas companies are facing major technological disruption


The Economist

Published on Sep 20, 2016

Enter the Economist #OpenFuture contest: A minute to change the world. See more here: https://goo.gl/FU4YL4 Pressure to reduce carbon emissions is putting the future of fossil fuel giants in jeopardy. Their survival plans involve carbon storage and floating wind farms. Meanwhile, one small German village is showing how large companies aren’t always essential.

25 Endangered Animals Our Next Generation Might Not See


list25

Published on Dec 1, 2014

Although there might be up to 30 million different animal species in the world, which may seem like a lot, scientists estimate that 99.9% of all species that have ever existed on Earth are now extinct. Extinction is a natural process; a typical species used to become extinct within 10 million years of its first appearance, although some species survive with virtually no morphological change for hundreds of millions of years. However, these days, when the planet is bursting at the seams with over 7 billion humans, the species loss is occurring at a rate 1,000 times greater than the natural background rate. Ruthless human expansion, hunting, and the destruction of natural habitats, climate changes, pollution and other factors have caused an incredible number of animals to become extinct. Some scientists estimate that up to half of presently existing plant and animal species may become extinct by 2100. Alarming to say the least. To give you an idea of what kind of animals could possibly die off soon, here are 25 endangered animals our next generation might not see.

6 major US cities could be underwater within 80 years — here are the dis turbing ‘after’ images


Business Insider

Published on Jul 29, 2017

If the worst climate-change predictions come true, hundreds of coastal US towns and cities — from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to Galveston, Texas — could disappear underwater by 2100.

The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Agency released a report in January that hinted at the possibility of an “extreme” sea-level-rise scenario that could cause chronic flooding to affect as many as 670 coastal communities. That scenario is considered unlikely but possible.

The research group Climate Central took the projections laid out in NOAA’s report and created a plug-in for Google Earth that shows how catastrophic the damage would be if the flooding happened today. You can install it (directions here) and see anywhere in the US.

How highways wrecked American cities


Vox

Published on May 11, 2016

The Interstate Highway System was one of America’s most revolutionary infrastructure projects. It also destroyed urban neighborhoods across the nation.