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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- For years, Ive willed and participated in efforts to make my house a space for meaningful dialogue.  Since the end of 2017, Ive had the joy of having Bina as a housemate, who has significantly increased the level of commitment to dialogue wi
This evening, our local drunk was in the park baying at the crescent moon with punctuated venom. He raged and then cut himself off, mid-howl. After a few seconds, he keened again against the fucking bastards who routinely assail him. Then an unusual,
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 | HuffP
We have holidays dedicated to everything from flags to consumption (ahem Black Friday), so it only seems right that Planet Earth should get one too.On Earth Day, cities, businesses, and individuals all roll out the green carpet. No doubt you've seen
Just in time for Earth Day, Apple has unveiled a new recycling robot and it can disassemble 200 iPhones in a single hour.Daisy can successfully extract parts from nine types of iPhones and for every 100,000 devices it can salvage 1,900 kg of aluminum
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.A smiling, talking fridge might seem fu
It is hard to not be awed by the scale and tremendous care that goes into supporting the gigantic system bringing water to New York City and the surrounding counties. Flowing from the Catskill/Delaware Watersheds and the Croton Watershed, approximate
Around one third of food produced in America is thrown out. But Tim Ma, a former electrical engineer-turned-chef, incorporates food scraps others might throw out, like kale stalks or carrot peels, into dishes at Kyirisan, his Washington, D.C. restaur
By Daniel Salazar Robin Canfield, whose filmCycles 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. A
Earth Day is April 22nd, and to get prepared for the big day, here are a few Earth Day facts that you may not know. Founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in, the first ever Earth Day was held on April 22nd, 1970. E
By Caitlin Morin         We had an interview with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mark Kitchell about his new documentary The Evolution of Organic. A Cinema Verde official selection, the film tells the story of t
Coal fueled the world for more than 100 years, but now it's being pushed out of the market. Recent evidence for that can be found in the United Kingdom, which just set a new record by going nearly 55 hours sans coal. The UKs energy sector went from 1
“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&#8221
8.5 billion plastic straws are tossed out in the United Kingdom every year, according to a recent study cited by the government. They plan to take action by ending sales of plastic-stemmed cotton buds and plastic drink stirrers and straws in a bid to
By Daniel Salazar Upon his return from military service during the Vietnam War, Craig Williams soon found himself in a new and very different battle against the United States Department of Defense. Following the war, the Department of Defense had pla
When Kathrin and Brian Smirke decided to buy an abandoned property in the desert landscape of Joshua Tree for $7,000, they knew that they had a massive undertaking on their hands. The old cabin, which dated back to 1957, had been left rotting in the
“Environmental breakdown, coupled with the self-destructive behaviour of governments, has set us on a road to ruin. And were blocking off all means of escape.” Photograph: Martin Bernetti/AFP/Getty Images via Is this the end of ci
Visitors to Breitenbach will soon have the chance to stay one of several tiny timber cabins scattered across the idyllic French countryside. Built of new and recycled timber, the 14 Norwegian-inspired cabins form the proposed Breitenbach Landscape Ho
Visitors to Uruguays Maldonado region can soon stay in a stunning new hotel, which is tucked into 250 acres of gorgeous natural landscape. The Sacromonte Landscape Hotel designed by local firm MAPA Architects is a green-roofed mountain retreat that u
“In Shanghai, an army of secret recyclers has been credited with keeping mountains of trash out of the citys landfills.” Photograph: Grainne Quinlan for Huffpost via What Happens When One Of The World’s Biggest Cities Do
Diamonds in a meteoritethat crashed into Earth years ago have now given scientists a glimpse into the universe's past. Recently, a team of scientists led by the Ecole Polytechnique Fdrale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland used transmission electron m
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
Could we solve the plastic pollution crisis with a mutant enzyme? At a trash dump in 2016, Japanese researchers discovered the first known bacterium that had evolved to consume plastic. The Guardian reported an international team of researchers, buil
By Daniel Salazar We had an interview with independent filmmaker Craig Leon and Miami Beach activist Dr. Michael Hall to discuss Sprayed, Leons new documentary. A Cinema Verde official selection and winner of the Best Documentary Short at the Hollywo
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies just began construction on the world's third Hyperloop test track. According to its latest announcement, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies' full-scale tubes just reached a research and development facility in
People inhale soot and noxious fumes from the car-laden highways encircling their historically black community. Photograph: Chris McGonigal/Huffpost via Even Breathing Is A Risk In One Of Orlando’s Poorest Neighborhoods | HuffPost.
Just in case you're scratching your head wondering what to do this Earth Day, we've rounded up a list of our favorite eco-activities that will help remind you why you love living on this planet so much. In honor of the movement's political history, w
Its not listed on death certificates, but its 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.Its not l
Portland studio Skylab Architecture's Owl Creek Residence is an angular retreatthat blends into Colorados mountainous landscape while offering expansive views of the Rocky Mountains. The house's rugged steel structure mimics the topography of the sur
We have ended the war on American energy, and we have ended the war on beautiful, clean coal. Photograph: REUTERS/Win McNamee/Pool via Trump Touts ‘Beautiful, Clean Coal’ And Fails To Link Disasters To Climate Change | Hu
Just when you thought the world was one raging garbage fire, along comes this amazing stork to brighten the day. For the past 16 years, without fail, one male stork has flown 8,700 miles to be with his mate who can no longer fly after being shot by p
Climate change is partly to blame, but its 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.Climate change is partly to blame, but its no
Earth just survived a near miss with an asteroid, and we didn't even know it was coming. Around 1,500 people were injured in the aftermath of the Chelyabinsk meteorite when it exploded over Russia in 2013, and an even largerasteroidjust buzzed incred
By Caitlin Morin Denny Rauen, director of Standing Rock, Tame Me from the River talked to us about his new documentary in this exclusive interview. Rauen will attend Cinema Verdeand hold an audience Q&A after the screening of his film. &#
Zaha Hadids only private house has just been completed and to no surprise it looks like a spaceship that has touched down on Earth. Created with a neo-futuristic aesthetic and ample glazing, the Capital Hill Residence stands in stark contrast with it
“Under Ryan Zinke, the Secretary of the Interior, its a sell-off from sea to shining sea.” Illustration by Tom Bachtel via The Damage Done by Trumps Department of the Interior | The New Yorker.“Under Ryan Zinke,
Emojis have worked their way into our everyday livesand now theyve infiltrated the built world as well. Over 20 expressive emojis have been cast in concrete and used as modern-day gargoyles on the facade of two mixed-use buildings in Amersfoort, the
“Enormous amounts of capital flowed into UK and Ireland projects, analyst tells inquiry.” Photograph: AFP/Getty Images via US Congress asks if Russian money funded Trump golf courses | US news | The Guardian.&amp
More than four decades after the first Earth Day, there are still many environmental concerns for communities around the world to address; perhaps none so pressing as man-made climate change. But progress is being made, and it could be argued that aw
Cause of the explosion remains unknown. Photograph: Reuters via 5 Missing In Explosion At Oklahoma Drilling Site | HuffPost.Cause of the explosion remains unknown. Photograph: Reuters via 5 Missing In Explosion At Oklahoma Drilling Site | Hu
The first electrified road capable of charging EVs as they drive across it is now open outside of Stockholm, Sweden. While the road which links Stockholm Arlanda airport to a nearby logistics site is only two kilometers long, it is a significant step
“Greg Barkers respectful film, shot behind the scenes at the White House, documents the end of an era and the shock of what happened next.” Photograph: Pete Souza/The White House via The Final Year review Trump looms over poignant
This newcondominium building in New York City will actually clean the air. 570 Broome,designed by Tahir Demircioglu of Builtd, will be wrapped with a new facade material that utilizes sunshine to turncontaminating agents into salt and water vapor. Th
Sean Baker’s The Florida Project (2017), a Cinema Verde and Changeville Official Selection, got an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for Willem Dafoe’s performance as Bobby, the manager of the motel in which the p
Though it may not feel it in some places, summer is just around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere and with warmer weather comes a rise in sharkattacks. To protect swimmers and surfers from oceanic predators, scientists in Australia have developed
“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 aft
The Drumi, from product design company Yirego, is a washing machine powered by your feet no electricity necessary. The device uses six to 12 liters of water per load, and can wash almost five pounds of clothes in around five minutes. Inhabitat first
By Daniel Salazar Independent films often take up causes that have gone unnoticed, and a filmmakers efforts to raise visibility can make a big difference. In this exclusive interview, Krisztina Danka, director of Cinema Verde Official Selection and L
When the owners happened upon an early 20th-century house in Ghent, Belgium, the garden space and location sold them on the property despite the homes rather dark and introverted character. To brighten up their new home, the owners tapped Qatarchitec