Great film, great editing, greater message AND funny: “Just Follow the Green Frog!”

You don’t have to go to the ends of the Earth to save the rainforest. Just Follow the Frog!


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Shop for Rainforest Alliance Certified products here:http://ow.ly/dKlao

The Rainforest Alliance is a nonprofit conservation organization that holds Charity Navigator’s highest rating of Four Stars: http://ow.ly/ekYUy

What’s behind the green frog seal? Only farms that meet rigorous sustainability criteria earn the right to use the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal. These criteria address all of the three pillars of sustainability — environmental protection, social equity and economic viability — and farms are evaluated by independent, third-party auditors. Learn more about Rainforest Alliance Certification and its impacts here: http://ow.ly/ekYOW.

This film was written and directed by Max Joseph. You can follow him at http://www.facebook.com/mjosephfilm
Produced by Aaron Weber from Wander: http://www.wanderfilms.com

Thanks, Neil!

Sooo mesmerizing! How science becomes art. One of the most beautiful clips you’ll see in a long time!

Video achived by “stacking” image sequences provided by NASA from the Crew at International Space Station:


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Stacks make interesting patterns visible, for example lightning corridors within clouds.

One can also sometimes recognize satellite tracks and meteors – patterns that are not amongst the main startrails.

Edited using Apple Motion and FCP X. Startrails processed using the great StarStaX app: markus-enzweiler.de/software/software.html

Sequences and images courtesy “The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth”, Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/

Please be aware of Light Pollution one can see in these images! Join IDA.org for preserving the night skies for our children.

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Google Street View now also available for parts of our oceans:


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Google Maps strives to provide people around the globe with the most comprehensive, accurate and usable map of the world – including the underwater world. This ocean collection includes six of the world’s most incredible underwater spots, including coral reefs (and their inhabitants) in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii. This imagery is available to millions of people through the Street View feature of Google Maps and in their Street View Gallery at: maps.google.com/ocean.

The state of our planet?

In June 2012, “Welcome to the Anthropocene”—a film about the state of the planet—opened the UN’s Rio+20 summit on sustainable development. The summit was the largest UN meeting to date.


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The film charts the growth of humanity into a global force on an equivalent scale to major geological processes. 

HD stills available here: igbp.net/5.1081640c135c7c04eb480001217.html

The film was commissioned by the Planet Under Pressure conference, London 26-29 March, a major international conference focusing on solutions. planetunderpressure2012.net

It is also part of the world’s first educational webportal on the Anthropocene, commissioned by the Planet Under Pressure conference, and developed and sponsored by anthropocene.info

A garden gnome from Germany travels the world to find out how much he weighs in different places

If Earth was a perfect sphere of uniform density, then gravity would be consistent. But it’s not, which means gravity varies wherever you go. A garden gnome from Germany, nicknamed Kern, travels the world to find out how much he weighs in different places.


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So far, Kern has journeyed more than 20,000 miles across 15 countries, by plane, train, ship, bus and car. And as Kern travels, his weight varies, due to a combination of the spin of the Earth and the fact that our planet is not round, but more potato-shaped, according to scientists. More:

http://gnomeexperiment.com/

Ladies, this is the APP for you: Cover embarrassing sounds in the bathroom and save water at the same time

Meet The Thirst Flusher App. Thirst Flusher will cover for you without wasting water.
Just set the sound, hit the button and see how much water you saved.


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Women don’t like the fact that others can hear them
 while they are in the W.C. So in order to disguise these sounds they flush and waste water. About 219,000,000 liters of water wasted every year, just from needless flushing. To raise awareness and conserve water, Publics E-dologic, an interactive agency in Israel, teamed up with THIRST Global Water Awareness Organization and came up with this innovative idea. So next time you’re on the way to the W.C remember to use Thirst Flusher App. Now free at the APP store.

Is Earth Alive? Scientists Seek Sulfur For An Answer

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Researchers at the University of Maryland have discovered a way to identify and track sulfuric compounds in Earth’s marine environment, opening a path to either refute or support a decades-old hypothesis that our planet can be compared to a singular, self-regulating, living organism — a.k.a. the Gaia theory. Proposed by scientists James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis in the 70s, the Gaia theory likens Earth to a self-supporting singular life form, similar to a cell. The theory claims that, rather than being merely a stage upon which life exists, life — in all forms — works to actively construct an Earthly environment in which it can thrive.

Read the full article here.

This beautiful animation shows our planet transformed by humanity

A stunning animation done by Globaïa for the short film ‘Welcome to the Anthropocene’ commissionned for the Planet Under Pressure conference.


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The Anthropocene is a recent and informal geologic chronological term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems.

Welcome to the Anthropocene is a journey through the last 250 years of our history, from the start of the Industrial Revolution to the Rio+20 Summit. The video shows all roads, air, and shipping routes on the planet.

Watch the narrated version here: vimeo.com/anthropocene/shortfilm
More on the project here: anthropocene.info

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