Environment

Valentimes Up.

Why the hell would anyone want to constrain their zipper-bulging love and adoration to one measly day a year? Not me. I'm out.

US: Bring Back Propaganda

After having outlawed propaganda (or the right to publicly brainwash your citizens with misinformation) since World War II due to outrageous fears of communism, America is now thinking it might just be a good idea to bring back the right…

The Maldives Are Drowning: The Island President Trailer

It’s gob smacking that in 2012 we’re still debating the topic of global warming. The Maldives has lost over 5 meters of beachfront due to rising ocean levels, and an estimated 25 meters of water is waiting to spill over…

Fireflies Do Dead Bug Best

Fireflies keep hitting the lights up on the third floor of our parents' domicile in Costa Rica. The heat stuns their glowing bodies and they fall ten feet to the floor. I can see them littered all over the steps…

CEOs for Change

Ever notice all that ugly packaging in the grocery store? All the wonky colour palettes, the crappy cookie illustrations, the wormy print? Ever notice all that plastic? At a time when plastic has become ubiquitous in our lives and in…

Eat Trash

Every year, America throws out 96 billion pounds of food. Food that is perfectly healthy and safe, but an inconvenience to resell. The Dive! film is trying to change that.

The Super Supercapacitor

It's not a flux capacitor. It's a supercapacitor. It's real, made of one atom thick sheets of pencil lead, and it makes the batteries of today seem like idiots.

The Universe Within

Palaeontologist, evolutionary biologist, and writer Neil Shubin, shows us the lost evolutionary connection between our waterborne ancestors and our later land-dwelling selves.

Uber Car Sharing: It’s Illegal

One of the best transportation models comes along since the steam locomotive, and the world shuts it down. We need another revolution--this one's for Uber.

Earth: What You See From Space

A gobsmacking look at the big picture astronauts have put together after exiting earth's atmosphere and looking back again.

Free Transportation For Life

Tesla plans to provide free charging stations to every Tesla Model S driver out there. Take that, gas stations!

Blowing Up the Moon

It's official. The US planned to blow up the moon. Glad they changed their minds.

Why We Live In Harm’s Way

We are fully aware of the consequences of living in a triple fault zone where an epic megathrust earthquake is predicted to happen anytime in the next fifty years--but many people deny the inevitable. Here's why.

Romney To Gut FEMA As Hurricane Sandy Approaches

You best not be anywhere close to the east coast in the next few days if you plan to vote in Romney. He'll make sure you pay a private company to find your house after it washes away. That's right.…

What’s Inside Your iPhone 5?

Seriously. We don't need new phones every goddamn year. I completely understand the appeal of having the latest version. New features, better performance, and 'financial encouragement' from mobile providers make it a tempting proposition. I'm a recovering upgrade addict myself.…

Nice Work, Eyjafjallajökull

And here's a beautiful time lapse of that famous Icelandic volcano that innocently disrupted air traffic for weeks.

Sacred Headwaters

"In northern British Columbia, three of the province's greatest salmon-bearing rivers are formed in the subalpine basin known as the Sacred Headwaters. The land has one of the largest intact predator-prey systems in North America, earning it the nickname, 'Serengeti…

Buckminster Fuller - Everything I Know

I'm not really sure I understand a lot of what ol' Bucky put out, but I'm pretty tempted to give his 42 hour lecture series a solid try. Why? Because a) there's probably a lot of genius packed in there,…

Kowloon: Destroyed City of China

I've always been fascinated by walled cities, even more so by cities that exist outside of the parameters of government or cultural regulation. The Kowloon Walled city of China was one such city, and it existed for over a hundred…

Viruses Change The World

Got a bug? Chances are it came from a pig or a chicken. And I guess that's not such a big deal except that pigs and chickens are practically blood brothers now, hunkering down inside crates on big agricultural farms…

Colour Me Impressed: Chromatic E. Coli

We've all stared into the toilet bowl with pride a time or two, but imagine you could actually get something useful out of that riveting experience.

That Other Spill. Exxon Valdez.

Just a sunny reminder of another major ecological catastrophe that occurred as a result of a giant oil tanker spill. It happened in the eighties, but communities are still trying to recover. This article highlights how it's not just the…

Cartoons Know Their Eco Shit!

I'd recommend keeping your eyes closed and your ears open for this one. The cartoon interaction is kind of hilarious, and the voices are robotic, but the message is clear. We're paying for our environmental ignorance in more ways than…

How Ottawa runs on oil

I would agree that Alberta is the most politically backward province, and until recently, I always had a bit of a soft spot for its endearing redneck attitude. Things are different now. They went from a bunch of obnoxious conservative…

BC’s Big Gamble: Northern Gateway Pipeline

What could be the harm in Enbridge pumping million gallons of bitumen across a rainforest, some mountains, and a few First Nations’ lands to the ocean where it will get shipped through messy seas all the way to China? Oh.

What the Frack?

In case you ever wondered what the fracking deal was with hydraulic fracking…I couldn’t help myself with the pun; it was unavoidable. An interactive look at the dangers of fracking, aka injecting steam into rock or shale to release gas…

China’s Sinopec = Oilsands Puppet Master?

Terry Glavin is a feisty journalist for the Ottawa Citizen and he’s got a bee lodged squarely in his ass about why Canada (specifically the Harper government) has failed to inform us about China’s increasingly domineering role in our energy…

The Story of Stuff Podcast

Our favourite environmental vigilantes, The Story of Stuff, now have a podcast. We’ve posted a couple of their videos in the past, and are huge fans. You’d be hard pressed to find another organization that manages to communicate complex social…

Turbine Free Wind Power

I love ideas like this. I have no idea if it actually works, but it is an ingenious concept. Imagine the progress we’d make if the oil industry began to innovate and find new ways to generate energy instead of…

Wilson Miner - When We Build

An incredibly inspiring talk by Wilson Miner from this year’s Build Conference in Belfast. It may be targeted to web designers, but it applies to anyone who creates anything in our civilization. It’s an amazing talk. Watch it, then create…

Gordon Ramsay eats Shark Fin Soup for the first time!

Shark Fin Soup is one of the most wasteful bourgeois extravagances to ever hit a dining table. Thousands of sharks around the world are being caught and killed for their fins, then discarded. It’s a shameful practice that has a…

Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory

Do you love your iPhone? Your shiny MacBook Air? I do. There is not a brand on earth with products that I spend so much of my life with, than Apple. It’s no secret that these magical little devices are…

The Richard Feynman Trilogy: The Physicist Captured in Three Films

Richard Feynman was a brilliant, outspoken physicist and (reluctant) recipient of the Nobel Prize. There were three documentaries and one TV series from producer, Christopher Sykes, that featured Feynman from 1981 to 1993. I’ve seen couple of them so far.…

Operation Maple - Canadian Political Videos

Operation Maple I love to rant about the downfall of United States politics and economics. Don’t lie. You can’t wait to hear me rant. You nestle into your blanket and sigh with relief when a Rachel volcano explodes all over…

Murmuration

Mesmerizing swarm of starlings in this stunning video. I’ve seen humans do this, too. After hockey games. (via Sophie Windsor Clive)