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Artists & scientists in the wilderness

I'm one of 18 artists participating in the Aldo & Leonardo project. I'm currently in residence at Canyons of the Ancients National Monument - the desert biome portion of the Aldo & Leonardo Project. The project puts artists and scientists together in wilderness settings. All of the artists and some of the scientists are blogging about our experiences and what we're learning. Most of the blogs at this point are wilderness focused - our major artwork will come when we return to our studios and that will be on the blog as well. [more inside]
posted by leslies on Sep 12, 2013 - 1 comment

Environmentalism and Conservation Discussion on Facebook

Hi! I've made a Facebook Page that is meant to become a community space where folks can present and discuss issues in environmentalism and conservation. It's brand new, and I'm trying to build a nucleus of informed, friendly, intelligent (not to mention attractive and charming) folks who find the subject interesting and might want to post and comment on the topic. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Jan 22, 2013 - 3 comments

Evaporating Shorelines

This is a documentary film, regarding Great Salt Lake in Utah. Proposed expansion of Great Salt Lake minerals, offers to destroy much of the wetland environment of the lake, in tandem with water diversions from all sides. Shirley Gorospe sank her personal monies into making this film. I donated images along with other Utah photographers. The Army Corp of Engineers has OK'd projects on the lake with little to no oversight. Classic case in point is the ill-advised railroad causeway, that belted the lake across the middle and modified the halves of the lake, making the north half useless for brine shrimping. [more inside]
posted by Oyéah on Apr 4, 2012 - 2 comments

Drawn to the Wild

We just launched a site, inspired by the great Johnny Cash Project, that enables people to participate in creating a new version of a Sarah Harmer video. For non-Canadians, Sarah is a popular singer-songwriter here in Canada. Users pick a frame from the video, and then draw, trace or illustrate on top of it in our online tool. For every frame they draw, Mountain Equipment Co-op (Canada's REI) will donate a quarter to Sarah Harmer's Protecting Escarpment Rural Land.
posted by dbarefoot on Jan 31, 2012 - 1 comment

Which Fish?

A website that helps you easily tell which fish are sustainable to eat. The raw data is also available for others to build on.
posted by Zarkonnen on Jul 21, 2011 - 9 comments

The World: Now and then

An online exhibition showing how quickly and dramatically the cityscapes and landscapes of the world are changing. Features 'now and then' photographs of San Francisco, New York, Shanghai, Dubai, Newcastle... and Upsala glacier.
posted by HELLOWORLD on Feb 15, 2011 - 2 comments

How Wild is North America?

I run a conservation project up here in Canada called The Big Wild, dedicated to protecting publicly-owned land and water. The web loves infographics these days, so we built one to illustrate some facts about North America's wildness, and how humans impact the wilderness.
posted by dbarefoot on Jun 6, 2010 - 2 comments

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