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‘A Great Day For Elephants:’ Hong Kong Votes To Ban All Ivory Sales

“We now need to see all other countries close loopholes that still allow the illegal trade of ivory to continue.”
Photograph: REUTERS/Bobby Yip
via ‘A Great Day For Elephants:’ Hong Kong Votes To Ban All Ivory Sales | HuffPost.

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The Environmental Toll Of Our Smart Tech Obsession

A smiling, talking fridge might seem fun. But what happens when it has said all it has to say?
Photograph: David McNew/AFP/Getty Images
via The Environmental Toll Of Our Smart Tech Obsession | HuffPost.

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Cycles of Change Producer Robin Canfield on the Future of “Bicimaquinas”

By Daniel Salazar
Robin Canfield, whose film Cycles of Change will be screened in Cinema Verde this Friday, February 9th, at 3:00 pm at the Hippodrome, took a few moments to talk with us about his company Actuality Media and the genesis of his work.

Actuality Media was born out of a marriage of co-founders Robin and Aubrey […]

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As Cape Town Water Crisis Deepens, Scientists Prepare for “Day Zero”

“Researchers make plans to modify studies and prioritize public health as city reservoirs run dry.”
Photograph: Brenton Geach Getty Images
via As Cape Town Water Crisis Deepens, Scientists Prepare for “Day Zero” – Scientific American.

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Is this the end of civilisation? We could take a different path

“Environmental breakdown, coupled with the self-destructive behaviour of governments, has set us on a road to ruin. And we’re blocking off all means of escape.”
Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images
via Is this the end of civilisation? We could take a different path | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian.

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What Happens When One Of The World’s Biggest Cities Doesn’t Recycle

“In Shanghai, an army of secret recyclers has been credited with keeping mountains of trash out of the city’s landfills.”
Photograph: Grainne Quinlan for Huffpost
via What Happens When One Of The World’s Biggest Cities Doesn’t Recycle | HuffPost.

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An Interview with Director Anu Kuivalainen and the Beauty of Finland’s Forest

By Daniel Salazar

We had an interview with independent filmmaker Anu Kuivalainen about her new film, Into the Forest I Go. A Cinema Verde official selection, Into the Forest I Go is a documentary about ten separate characters’ relationship with Finland’s forests. During the interview, we talked about the making of the film, Kuivalainen’s directorial approach, […]

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Cinema Verde Official Selection Sprayed Explores the Effect of Airborne Chemicals on International Communities

By Daniel Salazar

We had an interview with independent filmmaker Craig Leon and Miami Beach activist Dr. Michael Hall to discuss Sprayed, Leon’s new documentary.
A Cinema Verde official selection and winner of the Best Documentary Short at the Hollywood Film Festival, Sprayed covers the controversies surrounding the use of airborne chemicals in Brazil, Vietnam, and Miami, […]

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Air Pollution Is Killing Millions Around The Globe Each Year

It’s not listed on death certificates, but it’s still considered “one of the great killers of our age.”
Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images
via Air Pollution Is Killing Millions Around The Globe Each Year | HuffPost.

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How Humans Are Laying Out The Welcome Mat For Mosquitoes And The Diseases They Carry

Climate change is partly to blame, but it’s not the whole story.
Joshua Paul for Huffington Post
via How Humans Are Laying Out The Welcome Mat For Mosquitoes And The Diseases They Carry | HuffPost.

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Vancouver aquarium won’t keep whales or dolphins captive after public outcry

“Canada aquarium has announced it will end the practice of keeping cetaceans in captivity, after pressure from the public.”
Photograph: Flirt / Alamy/Alamy
via Vancouver aquarium won’t keep whales or dolphins captive after public outcry | Environment | The Guardian.

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Stolen River Director Krisztina Danka: We Are All Responsible for the Yamuna River

By Daniel Salazar
Independent films often take up causes that have gone unnoticed, and a filmmaker’s efforts to raise visibility can make a big difference. In this exclusive interview, Krisztina Danka, director of Cinema Verde Official Selection and LIFFT Best Green Film winner The Stolen River, discusses the creation of her new documentary.
A family is filmed taking […]

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Stolen River Director Krisztina Danka: We Are All Responsible for the Yamuna River

By Daniel Salazar
Independent films often take up causes that have gone unnoticed, and a filmmaker’s efforts to raise visibility can make a big difference. In this exclusive interview, Krisztina Danka, director of Cinema Verde Official Selection and LIFFT Best Green Film winner The Stolen River, discusses the creation of her new documentary.
A family is filmed taking […]

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East China Sea oil tanker disaster: what it means for the environment

Ship was carrying 136,000 tons of oil that now threatens to pollute some of China’s most important fishing waters
Photograph: AP
via East China Sea oil tanker disaster: what it means for the environment | World news | The Guardian.

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Fur flies in Norway over ban on mink and fox farms

“Government agrees to phase out industry that produces about one million pelts a year as it seeks coalition deal.”
Photograph: Diego Azubel/EPA
via Fur flies in Norway over ban on mink and fox farms | World news | The Guardian.

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Study finds that global warming exacerbates refugee crises

Higher temperatures increase the number of people seeking asylum in the EU
Photograph: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images
via Study finds that global warming exacerbates refugee crises | John Abraham | Environment | The Guardian.

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Looking Back: Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist

By Daniel Salazar
Peter J. Brown (left) at Cinema Verde’s 2012 Film & Arts Festival (Photo by Rob Osiecki)
Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist (2012) directed by Peter J. Brown, arguably best known for his stint on Animal Planet’s hit TV show, Whale Wars, is one of the most controversial films we have shown in Cinema Verde, and […]

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Theresa May Aims to Eradicate Plastic Litter by 2042

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste in the UK by 2042.
Photograph: GETTY IMAGES
Source: The BBC

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China on track to lead in renewables as US retreats, report says

IEEFA report says China will dominate international investment in renewable technology over the next several decades
Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
via China on track to lead in renewables as US retreats, report says | Environment | The Guardian.

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Building boom in China’s tropics as Beijing’s ‘smog refugees’ flee toxic air

Jaded urbanites keen to outrun hustle and bustle of country’s big smoke put down roots near border with Myanmar and Laos.
Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo
via Building boom in China’s tropics as Beijing’s ‘smog refugees’ flee toxic air | World news | The Guardian.

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