Electric Planes: Charting the progress of electric aviation

All-electric flight is beginning to take flight in a drive to fight climate change. Various companies including Boeing, Rolls Royce and Uber are currently developing electric vertical takeoff and landing (EVTOL) aircraft for commercial use. Norway has revealed plans to replace all of its fuel-guzzling jets with electric planes on all domestic flights by 2040. Harbour Air hopes to develop an all-electric commercial fleet, which … Continue reading Electric Planes: Charting the progress of electric aviation

Behind the scenes at Viridor’s landfill site in Dunbar, East Lothian

Viridor, one of the UK’s biggest recycling and waste management companies, was recently featured in a BBC Four documentary charting the history of landfill and exploring how modern-day landfill sites operate. The Secret Life of Landfill: A Rubbish History presenters George McGavin and Zoe Laughlin visited Viridor’s landfill site in Dunbar, East Lothian for three days of filming in May. Michelle Moran, Viridor landfill gas resource manager, … Continue reading Behind the scenes at Viridor’s landfill site in Dunbar, East Lothian

Dukale’s Dream: Documentary charts Hugh Jackman’s Laughing Man Foundation

When Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman travelled to Ethiopia as an ambassador for World Vision Australia, he went back home having formed a tight bond with a young coffee farmer, working to lift his family out of poverty. The story is captured in a documentary movie, Dukale’s Dream, which chronicles the start and growth of Hugh Jackman’s Laughing Man Foundation. Meeting Dukale, Hugh Jackman realised that something as … Continue reading Dukale’s Dream: Documentary charts Hugh Jackman’s Laughing Man Foundation

Food for the Future: Balancing the need for healthy and affordable food with environmental needs

Food for the Future is a short documentary that examines how the world can best balance the need for nutritious and affordable food with protecting the environment. The film, produced by The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), explores the food revolution which is happening around the world and some of the challenges in the sector. It summarises the opportunities and challenges facing the world’s global … Continue reading Food for the Future: Balancing the need for healthy and affordable food with environmental needs

Milk & Honey: Movie explores Latino community’s connection to the Colorado River

Milk & Honey (Leche y Miel) is a short film that centres around the Colorado River, showcasing the Latino community of Yuma, and their connection to the strained river. Yuma is often thought of as a hot, dry desert town in southwestern Arizona, but it is the land of abundance as during the winter months, nearly all the leafy vegetables Americans eat are grown in … Continue reading Milk & Honey: Movie explores Latino community’s connection to the Colorado River

Water Warriors: One community’s victory in protecting their water from fossil fuel industries

Water Warriors is a documentary movie of a community’s successful fight to protect their water from the oil and natural gas industry. When an energy company begins searching for natural gas in New Brunswick, Canada, indigenous and white families unite to drive out the company in a campaign to protect their water and way of life. New Brunswick is known for its forestry, farming and … Continue reading Water Warriors: One community’s victory in protecting their water from fossil fuel industries

Young filmmaker Asha Stuart documents the lost tribes of Africa now living in India

A native African tribe has been living in the dense forests of South Asia in quiet obscurity for more than 500 years, and is now the subject of a short documentary by National Geographic Young Explorer, Asha Stuart. Known as the Siddis, their ancestors originated from the Great Lakes region of Africa before being captured and brought to India as Arab slaves. When slavery was … Continue reading Young filmmaker Asha Stuart documents the lost tribes of Africa now living in India

Madagascar Vanilla: Documentary exposes how Chinese businesses wreak havoc on trade

Madagascar is the leading exporter of vanilla, one of the world’s most valuable and sought-after spices. Malagasies often refer to native flora, vanilla, as the “life-force” of the country. Despite the fact that 80% of the vanilla on the global market originates from Madagascar, vanilla farmers are living near or below the poverty level and in constant fear of losing their crop to theft. About three out … Continue reading Madagascar Vanilla: Documentary exposes how Chinese businesses wreak havoc on trade

Feed the Green: Documentary explores the correlation between the abuse of the planet and women

Feed the Green: Feminist Voices for the Earth is a documentary movie that looks at the correlation between the destruction of the planet and the abuse of women and other oppressed groups. Given that Mother Nature, the planet itself is female, Feed the Green: Feminist Voices for the Earth highlights the destruction of the environment and its impact on femicide and genocide. Filmmaker Jane Caputi brings to light gender … Continue reading Feed the Green: Documentary explores the correlation between the abuse of the planet and women

VICE News investigates the cost if climate change wrecked cities in the US

Climate change could cause as much as $44 trillion in damage over the next five decades. In the US, as many as 100 million Americans live in coastal cities and towns where rising sea levels pose a risk to residential and business properties. In an effort to combat the rising seas, Miami Beach launched a nearly half a billion-dollar project in 2015 to pump water off the … Continue reading VICE News investigates the cost if climate change wrecked cities in the US