Archive for Global Awareness

Psst … Your Phone Is Snooping on You

What you need to know and how to stop it. Published by The Guardian on July 16, 2014 [...]

Mysterious Disappearance of Plastic Trash

Joan Costa writes in Science Mag that 99% of the ocean’s plastic is missing. [...]

What Goes Around Comes Around

Reported by Jennifer Newton in The Daily Mail on May 2, 2014. [...]

How Does Facebook Make its Money?

Ever wondered how the financial side of Facebook works? Here some answers: [...]

Population in Perspective

A rather attention-grabbing map was published by The Washington Post last year but only came to our attention now through Amari. [...]

Boundaries

Video showing how European borders change over 1000 years. [...]

Tracking the Fukushima Plume

Radioactive Fukushima plume to arrive at the US/Canadian Pacific coast within two months. [...]

Our Story in 2 Minutes

Created two years ago by then 19-year-old high school film student Joe Bush. [...]

Extreme is the New Normal

As our grandmothers used to say, “The weather isn’t what it used to be …” [...]

Welcome to the Global Village?

Tribal people living on their own lands generally thrive. [...]

US Media Blacks Out New Snowden Interview

Exclusive new interview with Edward Snowden by German Television Channel ARD in Russia on January 26, 2014. [...]

Uncommon Friends

An image that tells the entire story... [...]

Space Junk

Man's destructive behavior has reached Earth's orbit and soon beyond. [...]

Love, Rights and Empowerment

Sammoda writes about Bodha’s (Chris Crowstaff) and his challenging work for a ‘Safe World for Women’. [...]

Snowden: NSA Surveillance Is about Power, Not ‘Safety’

An open letter to the people of Brazil was published on December 17, 2013 in the Brazilian newspaper 'A Folha' in Portuguese; this original text was provided via the Facebook page of Glenn Greenwald's husband David [...]

Pope Francis Calls for Major Changes

Notable quakes detected in the ancient encrusted corridors of the Vatican. [...]

The NSA and Surveillance…

... made simple - video animation by The Guardian [...]

Birth of an Island

Spectacular footage by Japan’s Coast Guard shows the birth of an island off the coast of Nishinoshima, an uninhabited island 620 miles south of Tokyo. [...]

Newborn Innocence

Paris-based midwife Sonia Rochel made this clip public to showcase 'The Thalasso Baby Spa' - a small bath tub and shower unit she designed for babies to replicate the feeling of being in the womb. [...]

Crows and Ravens

Communicating with birds - and shedding light on the fascinating traits of crows and ravens. [...]

What Makes a Country?

Sarah Griffiths in The Daily Mail on 22.10.2013 shows a map that reveals what countries are best known for. [...]

Very Rare Hybrid Solar Eclipse

On Sunday, November 3, 2013, people in several parts of the world will be able to experience a very rare solar eclipse. [...]

Fukushima Watch

Latest events endangering Fukushima and the entire world, and how to understand the deeper implications of catastrophes, as well as good and evil. [...]

Why Privacy Matters

A talk by Alessandro Acquisti on TED. [...]

The Ocean is Broken

Greg Ray of the Newcastle Herald, Australia, wrote on 18 October 2013 about this dramatic eyewitness account of the state of the ocean seen on a journey from Melbourne to Osaka and on to San Francisco. [...]

Apes Comfort Each Other Like Humans

Remarkable rare footage published by the BBC with an article by Victoria Gill on 14.10.2013 shows how an ape jumps towards another young ape who is fearfully screaming after being attacked, clearly showing empathy. [...]

Most Important Hubble Image 3D

In 1996, directing the Hubble space telescope to a point in the sky that seemed utterly empty, close to the Big Dipper, resulted in the discovery of the light of over 3000 galaxies, each one [...]

Gaia – She Is Alive!

This non-commercial video was created by Vivek Chauhan, a young film maker, together with naturalists working with the Sanctuary Asia network. [...]

9/11 In A Nutshell

No smoke without fire ... [...]

9/11 Sceptics are Security Threats

A circular released by the FBI to local US police departments instructs them - and 'communities against terrorism' - to consider anyone who harbors “conspiracy theories” about 9/11 to be a potential terrorist. [...]

My Friend, the Young Mountain

Damini has a fresh take on the long relationship mountains have with rivers and people with nature. [...]

To Our International Leaders

Thanks to Amari who alerted us to this video. [...]

Listen With Your Heart

The hidden secrets of trees - you can listen to them and begin to understand. [...]

Fukushima Consequences Unstoppable

Looking at reality almost 2,5 years since Fukushima. [...]

Sweden’s Positive Trash Dilemma

An environmentalist’s dream: a shortage of garbage. [...]

War Games?

Bombing the Great Barrier Reef. [...]

Candidate Obama vs. President Obama

Strikingly different images from Obama during his candidacy and now, during his presidency, and alarming changes in speech and context, in particular about the NSA surveillance program. [...]

The American Constitution

Anybody Remember This? [...]

Singing Plants at Damanhur

Tucked away in the foothills of the Piedmont Alps in Northern Italy is Damanhur, an eco-society based on ethical and spiritual values. [...]

My friend, Konmani Joni

Acknowledging World Environment Day on June 5, 2013, Naina recalls her experience how plants respond to love. [...]

Midway Island

Trailer for Chris Jordan's powerful film about the horrendous implications our tossed aside plastic garbage has for all of us, and a cruel death for the albatrosses in the North Pacific. [...]

Powerful Solar Eruption

Posted by BBC on May 2, 2013, this short timelaps video shows new NASA images of a breathtaking sun eruption. [...]

Dolphins Galore!

Incredible footage of a one thousand strong dolphin pod. You might want to turn down the sound a little to drown out the non-essential comments by people. [...]

Wealth Inequality in America

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actual numbers. [...]

So Is Music for Free Now?

A wake-up call from musician and composer Chinmaya Dunster: buy the music you want to hear. [...]

Are We There Yet?

The nightmarish consequences of man's activities on this planet shown by Steve Cutts' Animation. [...]

Chasing Ice

Captivating footage of the largest glacier calving ever filmed. [...]

A Fountain of Fire

A magnificent display of the power of nature. [...]

Strike, Dance, Rise: 1 Billion Rising

14th February, the new V-Day - Eve Ensler expresses her gratitude in an emotional speech: [...]