Documentary film on indigenous communities in Chubut province in Patagonia, Argentina, their struggle over land rights and the threats from mining its mineral wealth, cutting its trees and development by other multinational interests.
That magic iCloud, our e-brilliance is being beamed up to, ain’t no cloud, but warehouses stuffed with memory-servers kept running 24-7 by mammoth banks of polluting diesel generators.
Keystone XL, touted to bring jobs and energy security, will do neither. Even if the pipeline never spilled, even if the tar sands weren’t an environmental atrocity, this would still be a bad deal for the US public.
Traditional Goolarabooloo and Jabirr Jabirr land custodians from the Kimberley, Western Australia, voiced concerns about the proposed $30 billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) project at Walmadan or James Price Point. They say turning their coast into a gas hub will have devastating impacts on wildlife and nearby communities. The project was canceled due to rising costs.
What about energy conservation, as well as cogeneration, wind power and cheaper, more–efficient forms of renewable energy? Physicist Amory Lovins from the Rocky Mountain Institute argues that shifting investment of tens of billions of dollars from nuclear into renewable energy would reduce far more carbon per dollar.
The simple-sane solution: don’t create electricity by super heating plutonium. It’s deadly crazy. Instead, let the sun, wind, or ocean waves light your kitchen, bedroom, patio, hot-tub, playroom or office. Even your car.
Thousands of Mayan Q’eqchi villagers were violently evicted from 14 communities, to make way for ‘for export’ agribusiness initiatives, particularly production of sugar cane and African palm trees aimed at biofuel promotion.