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The New (Local) Radicals

Farm Aid aside, music is a largely untapped resource in the fight for local, sustainable food, but Philadelphia-based roots band Hoots and Hellmouth is bringing three-part harmonies and foot-stompin' soul to the battlefield.

Life at the Water’s Edge

Sea level rise is a concept that most people, including New Yorkers, can’t yet personalize. More public education is vital to ensure that New York City’s residents are able and willing to make informed decisions about specific actions and their associated budgetary requirements. Then we won’t be forced to react to natural disasters, instead we will proactively avoid or minimize the damage from the changes we inevitably face.

Feed Your Head: TV Joins the Food Fight

In 2004, the late, great Peter Jennings ran the hard-hitting series "How the Food Industry is Deceiving You." Nearly seven later, there is still much to be done to divorce the partnership between Big Ag and Big Gov. The good news? Other journalists have followed in Jennings' footsteps.

Through Art, the Value of Water Expressed

Water shows up everywhere and expresses its diversity in many ways. Its latest appearance arrives in an art exhibit called the "Value of Water: Sustaining A Green Planet" at The Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Film Review - King Corn

King Corn is a humorous and touching documentary about two best friends who decide to move to Iowa to grow an acre of corn after finding out through laboratory hair analysis that their bodies are primarily made out of corn. But this is not your typical buddy picture. While it traces a year in the life of two friends, the film focuses on the history of corn in modern America and the filmmakers' relationship with the crop they've decided to grow.

Film Review - Food, Inc.

Food, Inc. may well be the most important, perspective-altering documentary you'll ever digest. Informed by author/activists Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma), documentarian Robert Kenner exposes the evolution of food production from the venerable family farm to rapacious big agri-business.

Film Review - The Real Dirt on Farmer John

This documentary tells the story of one farm in Illinois and the man who was responsible for its evolution from a failing single-family farm into a lively and successful community farm.

Years of Living Dangerously Recap: Episode 1, Dry Season

Judging from episode one of Showtime's new Years of Living Dangerously documentary series, we're in for a visually stunning, compelling and fascinating ride as climate change is discussed in the most human terms possible. It's riveting, truly must-see viewing. Here are some highlights and fun tidbits from the premiere!

Years of Living Dangerously Recap: Episode 2, The End of the Woods

The Governator tours the fire line and Harrison Ford continues his Indonesian palm oil tour in this week's episode, "The End of the Woods." The bigger story behind the two icons: teams of firefighters, scientists and activists protecting the forests and wildlife in the path of climate change.

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