bm276 Mauritania, Greenpeace, and Bottom Trawling

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I pay a visit to Greenpeace International to followup on what is going on with fishing rights in Mauritania.

bmtv89 The End of Agriculture in California..?

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Eating green bean soup (made my mom’s style) and discussing Barcamp Munich in October, VlogEurope Budapest in November, and the larger issue of California’s Agriculture ceasing to produce significantly in the coming decades. That according to several reports about the environmental impacts of the large scale farming going on in certain regions of CA, as well as the global food market which will leave the state an unviable place in terms of costs and profit.? But this is just the initial glance, more research and reporting to come…

bmtv88 Your Lawn, Our Ocean

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This video entry is to explain some recent goings-on as well as tell about a good friend who gave up growing a green lawn in suburbia. Around the same time he was telling me this, I had also visited the Jersey shore where there were reports of an dangerous explosion in the Jelly Fish population. The causes? Nitrogen from all the fertilizers people use on their lawns that washes into the ocean. Another cause, warm water from the Oyster Bay nuclear power plant nearby.

My focus here is more on the fertilizer and energy wasted on lawn care versus the price we pay collectively for the damage done to the environment.? This situation was very well illustrated by a recent edition of On Point from NPR.? Wherever you live, I encourage you to stop watering the lawn, stop fertilizing, take a stand in your everyday life and change this rediculous and dangerous suburban tradition.

RAN Video Recommendation

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Still in mid conference mode. The Last Hope is going very smoothly and filled with good friends and new faces.? In the meantime I have a recommendation for you:

I’ve spoken in the past about RyanisHungry, Ryanne and Jay’s project dedicated to caputuring aspects of the “green movement” in a video blog. Well they’ve released another classic video, this time the focus is on the work of the Rainforest Action Network. Not only is the organization itself very interesting and doing important work, but the video itself is very produced… hence this recommendation.