This is a prototypical TED Talk: Fun, funny, interesting and informative. The Giant Sunfish is lucky to have someone like Tierney Thys looking out for it.
Tag Archives: environ-mental
Franz Lanting’s nature photography is married to wonderful text and a Philip Glass soundtrack to create a beautiful glimpse of our world from Big Bang to birth. Replace Lanting’s Dutch “uptalk?” with James Earl Jones or David Attenborough, and this could easily be the next BBC documentary blockbuster.
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/mike_degruy_hooked_by_octopus.html Mike deGruy’s TED talk about octopods and the preservation of our oceans is very engaging. (NB Future marine biologists: having a huge shark bite visible on your arm lends credulity, as well as making you look like a total badass.)
http://vimeo.com/28040685 Some amazing time-lapse, high-def movies of the night sky. Better than any TV show in the world.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circumhorizontal_arc Nature is so magnificent.
http://plainofjars.net/UXO.htm A counterpart to the documentary I just reviewed, containing the very disturbing image of the dead child. (It’s at the bottom, so if you don’t have the stomach for it, don’t scroll all the way down.) This is an important topic, but doesn’t receive much play in North America, where the Vietnam War has […]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bomb_Harvest I stumbled across this documentary tonight, and wound up watching the entire thing from the very edge of my seat. It’s “face” is a very personal Australian ex-soldier who works in Laos, training crews on dismantling the unexploded ordinance that has littered the country since the Vietnam War. (I found it both puzzling and […]
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100816/ap_on_bi_ge/us_gulf_oil_spill Gulf driller to light up cigar after job is done Well, for Christ’s sake, don’t throw your match into the water. **EDIT** Tagged by SU as “porn”, probably because of the idea of a post-gusher smoke.
http://wintersown.org/wseo1/YourChoiceTomatoSASE.html Free tomato seeds for the price of a SASE? What a great idea. To use a rather appalling analogy, tomatoes are the cockroaches of the gardening world. The seeds can be kept in circumstances that counter all seed-keeping logic, they will grow in almost any soil type, and even the worst-tended plant will result […]
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-plastiki21-2010feb21,0,728915.story This is a great combination of angry, active and illustrative protest. Great find, NonZeroSum. Also, “Plastiki”? Brilliant.