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Award-Winning Filmmakers Submit New Films to Cinema Verde 2018

Acclaimed director Scott E. Schimmel and Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Mark Kitchell have submitted new films to Cinema Verde’s 9th Annual International Environmental Film & Arts Festival. Cinema Verde has not only screened their work in previous years, these filmmakers have personally attended the festival.
Scott E. Schimmel (left) at Cinema Verde’s 2017 International Environmental Film […]

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US telecoms regulator unveils sweeping plans to dismantle net neutrality

FCC to reverse Obama-era rules designed to protect open internet.
Photograph: Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images
Source: The Guardian

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The Koch brothers have reportedly put up $550m to buy Time Inc – why?

The rightwing billionaires are believed to be backing Meredith’s bid for the renowned media group but it is not the most obvious move for the brothers.

Source: The Guardian

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Meryl Streep’s Experiences With Violence Changed Her On A ‘Cellular Level’

The actress recalled her own harrowing encounters while speaking to journalists at an award ceremony.
Source: The Huffington Post

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The Most Controversial Democratic Ad Of The Virginia Election Was Based On A True Story

The creator of a Latino Victory Fund video was once chased by bigots in a pickup.
Photo by the Latino Victory Fund
Source: The Huffington Post

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Thirty countries use ‘armies of opinion shapers’ to manipulate democracy

Governments in Venezuela, the Philippines, Turkey and elsewhere use social media to influence elections, drive agendas and counter critics, says report.

Source: The Guardian

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Russian parliament votes for law that could list CNN as ‘foreign agent’

Parliamentary bill championed as answer to similar demands by US of Russian state-funded RT television channel.

Source: The Guardian

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Cinema Verde 9th Year Anniversary Party

Come to Cinema Verde’s 9th anniversary celebration! There will be a water party/picnic on Santa Fe River followed by cocktails and a film screening at the art gallery. Located near Rum Island.

 

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Cinema Verde International Film & Arts Festival

Cinema Verde’s 9th annual festival will feature documentaries, shorts, and student films with art, music and an ecofair.

Cinema Verde’s mission is to provide environmental education to the public through film, arts, workshops, events, tours and any other forum or media; to increase public awareness of environmental practices that enhance public health and improve quality of […]

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Satellite eye on Earth: September 2017 – in pictures

Algal blooms, hurricanes and volcano fields are among the images captured by Nasa and the ESA last month.

Source: The Guardian

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‘The good Lord couldn’t get rid of them’: Louisiana’s quest to hunt the swamp rat

A new documentary, Rodents of Unusual Size, follows the hunters waging war against an invasive species that ‘put New York City sewer rats to shame.’

Source: The Guardian

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Temperature anomalies arranged by country 1900-2016

Visualization based on GISTEMP data.
Antti Lipponen
Source:  Flickr

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Hi Friends!
I hope you’re planning to join us to see An Inconvenient Sequel premiering in Gainesville on August 3! Cinema Verde will be there at 7 PM on Thursday, and we’d like to share a welcome as we begin our fall season leading up to the February festival. Please join us to share thoughts and ideas before the 7:45 film.
It’s at Butler Plaza: 3101 SW 35th Blvd, Gainesville, […]

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George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence and Matt Damon jostle for Oscar advantage in Venice line-up

Renowned in recent years as a key launchpad for heavyweight Oscar contenders, the 74th Venice film festival has unveiled a lineup heavy on potential award-season frontrunners, as films start to jockey for position in earnest.

Source: George Clooney, Jennifer Lawrence and Matt Damon jostle for Oscar advantage in Venice line-up

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These haunting animal photos aim to make you reconsider a visit to the zoo

They’re taken from the perspective of the public, and, McArthur said, aim to show the animals as “individuals,” as opposed to representatives of their species.

Source: These haunting animal photos aim to make you reconsider a visit to the zoo

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“Lost Springs” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

“Lost Springs” Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 6:00pm and FREE!
Matheson Museum 513 E University Avenue Gainesville, FL 32601

Matt Keene’s new documentary, “Lost Springs,” chronicles the Ocklawaha River’s hidden springs that return to life every three to five years when there is a drawdown at Rodman Reservoir, which–along with the George Kirkpatrick […]

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Trump’s EPA Chief Aided Polluters For Years. Now Suddenly He Says The Mess Is A Priority

WASHINGTON — If you listen to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, the biggest environmental problem facing the United States isn’t climate change (he doesn’t think that’s real, anyway), or lead-tainted drinking water or brain-damaging pesticides. It’s that Barack Obama didn’t clean up the more than 1,300 most contaminated and hazardous sites across the country.

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Trump Quitting Paris Climate Deal Is About Ideology, Not Business

Quitting the Paris Agreement, as President Donald Trump has decided to do, will have steep political and economic costs.
But for an embattled president, it does offer one benefit: It fulfills a campaign promise popular with his base and appeases the members of his administration who are ideologically opposed to anything that smacks of globalism or […]

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Florida’s ailing springs subject of clash over how much water to keep development going

BROOKSVILLE — All over Florida, clashes are erupting over how much water can be diverted from the state’s springs to keep development going. The latest battleground was Tuesday’s meeting of the South
Source: Florida's ailing springs subject of clash over how much water to

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‘Trump has declared war’: journalists denounce any attack on press freedom

President’s apparent suggestion that the FBI should ‘consider putting reporters in prison’ prompts call to action from journalists increasingly under attack
Source: ‘Trump has declared war’: journalists denounce any attack on press freedom

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