Irish Police Smash Car Window, Threaten Pepperspray

John Monaghan is a Rossport resident and is a spokesperson for Pobail Chill Chomain, a community campaign opposing Shell's inland refinery project in north Mayo (the Corrib Gas project).

On the 22nd of February 2012, he was travelling down the road, and was stopped by members of the Police, working in the area to force through Shell's Corrib Gas project. They smash his car window in after less than 2 minutes.


Crash Course: The Ideal Gas Law: Crash Course Chemistry #12

Gases are everywhere, and this is good news and bad news for chemists. The good news: when they are behaving themselves, it's extremely easy to describe their behavior theoretically, experimentally and mathematically. The bad news is they almost never behave themselves.
In this episode of Crash Course Chemistry, Hank tells how the work of some amazing thinkers combined to produce the Ideal Gas Law, how none of those people were Robert Boyle, and how the ideal gas equation allows you to find out pressure, volume, temperature or number of moles. You'll also get a quick introduction to a few jargon-y phrases to help you sound like you know what you're talking about.

Table of Contents
Ideal Gas Law Equation 0:50
Everyone But Robert Boyle 1:35
Ideal Gas Law to Figure Out Things 6:16
Jargon Fun Time 7:46

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Corporate Cash Threatens the Environment

If there's one issue that hasn't been talked about enough in this election, it's the environment.

Yet the difference between the parties is stark: Republicans, bankrolled by polluters like the Koch Brothers, want to cut the EPA and rollback or weaken vital environmental protections like the Clean Air and Clean Water Act, laws that ensure millions of Americans can breath our air and drink our water safely.

Mitt Romney calls the EPA "a tool in the hands of the President to crush the private enterprise system," and has vowed to block needed protections on things like fracking and carbon emissions.

Interviews include Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ-7); Jason Kowalski, Policy Director at 350.org; David Doniger from the Natural Resources Defense Council and former director of climate change policy at the EPA; and Joe Mendelson, director of global warming policy at the National Wildlife Federation, who share the history, purpose, and success of our environmental laws, and push back on the Republican lie that environmental protections are bad for the economy.


Tar Sands Oil Extraction: The Dirty Truth

Environmental devastation of the land, water, and air - the largest industrial energy project in the world is extracting crude oil from bitumen found beneath the pristine boreal forest of Alberta, Canada. Effecting a land mass equivalent in size to Florida or England, Both industry and government are putting money before the health and security of its people and the environment.

Tar sands take 3 barrels of water to process every barrel of oil extracted. Ninety percent of this water becomes so toxic that it must be stored in tailing ponds. Unfortunately these ponds regularly leach pollution into the third largest watershed in the world.

Water depletion, exploitation, privatization and contamination has become one of the most important issues facing humanity this century.

Tar sands development can be minimized by blocking development of pipelines, such as Keystone XL, that carry the sludge of this incredibly polluting energy project. Tell Canada to clean up this mess and join with Bill McKibben and Josh Fox and let your voice be heard.


Aerial Footage of Arkansas Oil Spill

Tens of thousands of gallons of oil have flooded some of the streets and yards of Mayflower, Arkansas. The Exxon tar sands oil spill is small taste of what we would see if the Keystone XL Pipeline is approved.

The media is largely being kept away from this spill. In the video you can see that Exxon's plan to clean it up consists mostly of hoses and paper towels. Go to www.NoKXL.org and www.350.org to learn more and lend your support to the fight of people over profit.


Culture Shock For Amazon Chief's Son: Rainforest vs NYC

Nilson Tuwe Huni Kui lives a long way from New York City. In fact, the 29-year-old lives a long way from anywhere.

His village in the Amazon rainforest has a population of only 600 people and it takes five days of travelling by boat to reach the nearest town.

Yet the son of the traditional chief of the Huni Kiu Kaxinawa tribes in Brazil has swapped the rainforest for the concrete jungle, and now calls the Big Apple home.

"My father is what Obama is for you", he explains.

As a youth leader, Tuwe carries the responsibility of making his people's culture and problems known to the world.

After being sent to a summit in Rio de Janeiro last summer he was given an opportunity to study in New York thanks to Tribal Link's Indigenous Fellowship Program and the Nataasha van Kampen Foundation.

The BBC spoke to Tuwe about getting used to the city's subway and fast food, his dream of becoming a documentary film-maker - he is currently learning to edit - as well as the challenges indigenous communities face from loggers and drug cartels.

Produced for the BBC by Anna Bressanin; images by Ilya Shnitse


Sweet Crude Man Camp

When the photographer Alec Soth went to North Dakota in December to take pictures for last weeks cover story, he was accompanied by Isaac Gale, a Minneapolis-based filmmaker. While Soth was shooting photographs throughout the Williston Basin, Gale was recording video.


Robert Newman: History of Oil

Robert Newman gets to grips with the wars and politics of the last hundred years - but rather than adhering to the history we were fed at school, the places oil centre stage as the cause of all commotion.


Robert Redford: Keystone Pipeline

President Obama has rejected a permit for the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline -- a project that promised riches for the oil giants and an environmental disaster for the rest of us. Robert Redford thanks President Obama for making the right decision. Learn more: http://www.nrdc.org/energy/keystone-pipeline/


A Homeless Polar Bear in London: Ft. Jude Law and Radiohead

http://www.savethearctic.org - Our leaders won't listen to her, but they'll listen to you. What do you have to say to those who want to destroy the Arctic? Tell us in a comment!

Greenpeace, Jude Law, Radiohead and hundreds of thousands of people around the world are coming together to demand we save the Arctic from oil drilling, industrial fishing and militarization. Join us at http://www.savethearctic.org


Horizon: Deepwater Disaster, Untold Story

BBC Horizon 2010 Deepwater Disaster The Untold Story HDTV.

Horizon reveals the untold story of the 87-day battle to kill the Deepwater Horizon oil blowout a mile beneath the waves - a crisis that became America's worst environmental disaster.

Engineers and oil men at the heart of the operation talk for the first time about the colossal engineering challenges they faced and how they had to improvise under extreme pressure.

They tell of how they used household junk, discarded steel boxes and giant underwater cutting shears to stop the oil.

It's an operation that one insider likens to the rescue of Apollo 13.

Last on BBC One, Sat 29 Jan 2011. RT 59:09.