How are these unusual minerals extracted from the ground and why is that process an environmental risk? CNET’s Jay Greene explains. Read this article by Jay Greene on CNET News.
We have a great lineup of dance workshops and performances and a special talk story on the state of publishing in Hawai’i. Come down to Old Stadium Park in Mo’ili’ili this Saturday November 16th from 4-8pm.
Bring your gently used books to share and swap with other attendees. Special emphasis on keiki books!Schedule So Far4 pm: Book Swap, Transition Oahu skillshare, Aikea Hawai’i, Revolution Books4:30 – 5:30 pm: Honolulu Printmakers print workshop4:30 – 5:30 pm: Bollywood Dance workshop with Runjini Murthy and Niti Shah5:30 – 6:30 pm: Ubuntu Project dance workshop with Sequoia Carr-Brown5:30 – 6:30 pm: Talk Story on the origins of the printed word in Hawaii and the current state of Hawaiian language publishing6:30 – 7:15 pm: Film shorts7:15 pm – 8 pm: Dance party/Flash mob!
In the U.S., recycling is often pigeonholed as “green”—something to do if you personally care about the environment, but it’s certainly not done for pure economic reasons.
That’s why many Westerners would be shocked to learn a simple fact: The recycling industry is worth $500 billion a year and employs more people than any other industry on the planet, except for agriculture.
This perception gap is the underlying driver of journalist Adam Minter’s new book, Junkyard Planet, coming out on November 12th. The book explores the often hidden world of the global recycling industry, with a focus on China, the mecca for the sector and where Minter, son of an American junkyard owner, has lived for the last decade.
Following their collaborarion on Manufactured Landscapes, photographer Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal reunite to explore the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources: water.
Their new film Watermark
You can watch the trailer here
It is estimated that by 2025 fully 1.8 billion people will live in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, with almost half of the world living in conditions of water stress