About This Video:The Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme is one of five Working Groups of the Arctic Council.
The primary function of AMAP is to advise the governments of the eight Arctic countries (Canada, Denmark/Greenland, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Russia, Sweden and the United States) on matters relating to threats to the Arctic region from pollution, and associated issues..
AMAP is working with many scientists and governments across the Arctic and the World, with a secretariat located in Oslo, Norway.
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About This Video: College senior, Tim DeChristopher, Bidder #70, monkey-wrenched the out-going Bush administration’s contentious oil and gas auction. He bid $1.8 million to save 22,000 acres of Utah’s red rock wilderness with no intention to pay or drill. Now he’s paying for it with his future.
Related Website: http://www.bidder70film.com/
Sustainability Hub Ranking: 7.6
About This Video: There exists today a new and alarming environmental challenge — the link between extreme weather events, climate change, and national security threats — and it’s featured in our upcoming Journey to Planet Earth episode “Extreme Realities: The Link Between Severe Weather, Climate Change, and Our National Security.”
Featuring Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tom Friedman, environmental visionary Lester Brown, former EPA Administrator Carol Browner, and our host/narrator Matt Damon.
Kickstarter link: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/extreme-realities/extreme-realities-pbs-series-journey-to-planet-ear
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