Social Media Shines A Bright Light On How To Save Wild Animals, But It's Also Got A Dark Side

People’s passion to save animals is a beautiful thing — until it isn’t. (Heads up: Some content is NSFW.)

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The Denver-Seattle Rivalry Was Brewing For Years. It Ends Now (Er, Again) With This Infographic.

This might be a tiny dose of salt in the wound for poor old Broncos fans, who did not see their Super Bowl dreams realized. But the good news is that with the Sustainable Super Bowl, aka Eco Smackdown, Denver can go for a rematch any time it wants.

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This Old-Timey Car Is An Outrageous Reminder Of How Evil Oil Companies Are

This steam-powered car is just another outrageous example of how the oil industry has systematically been destroying any attempt at alternative-fuel-based energy. To explore the topic in more depth, check out the excellent documentary “Who Killed the Electric Car?,” which explores GM’s role in preventing electric vehicles from entering the market.

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The Rich People Getting Richer Are Making A Fatal Mistake. This Doesn’t Bother Me Even A Little.

“Eco” means “home,” it turns out, and “economy” means “home management.” This amazing video breaks down the three pillars of an economy and makes it suddenly obvious why ours is having problems: It’s tearing through human and natural resources with a single, ultimately meaningless goal — moremoneymoremoneymoremoney.

In the video below, a bunch of different people give their perspectives about what to do, and together they make the case for a compassionate, sustainable new system.

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Here's A Kid Who’s Determined To Get His Voice Heard Now. When He’s An Adult, It’ll Be Too Late.

Do you know anyone who thinks that some kids are just “too young” to get involved in important issues like this one? Well, those people should probably meet Alec. ‘Cause he totally proves them wrong.

Stick around to 2:23 to hear about his life-changing trip.

FACT CHECK TIME! Yep, our fact checkers took a look at all the facts in here. No worries — they definitely check out.

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If You Think Climate Change Is Boring, Watch This Video

The “Chasing Ice” filmmakers captured the largest glacier calving ever filmed. For those of you new to the world of climate change, that’s a bad thing — like “holy frijoles, something’s gotta change” bad.

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It Seems Like It Can't Work, But Then The Camera Pulls Back, And Damn, There It Is

This is a wonderful and inspiring story of a man who does one simple thing every day to protect a place he loves from environmental disaster. The thing is, he’s been doing this for 35 years, and in the end, he’s achieved something really incredible. What an example.

You’ll first meet him at 3:52 in the video.

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In What World Is It OK To See Flames When You're At The Playground With Your Kids?

Sometimes environmental issues are hard to visualize. The planet is enormous, and the changes always seem to be happening slowly or happening somewhere else.

This community doesn’t have the luxury of trying to visualize environmental change. It’s happening now, and it’s happening in their backyards. But it’s not staying there. The food they produce gets exported to your grocery stores — and so does this pollution.

In 2012, Kern County produced billions of dollars worth of food including grapes, carrots, pistachios, oranges, and almonds.

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It's Like A News Reel From 1969 … But It Happened Sept. 14, 2014

It’s hard to get people out of the house.

And yet…

Over 400,000 people took to the streets in New York City.

Around the world, folks marched and shouted in 2,646 events.

Were you there?

Share this with your friends, so we can make the next one even bigger.

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Do These Kids Have Special Truth Vision, Or Are The Rest Of Us Just In Denial?

Have you ever noticed that people often get more and more naive as they grow up? Check out the video below to see kids stating hugely important truths that too many adults are blind to.


There are some side-splitting jokes at 1:15 and 2:42, and you should also stick around to 2:50 to watch the host sum it all up.

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