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Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America by Christopher Jones,
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Energy History: The fossil fuel revolution is usually rendered as a tale of historic advances in energy production. In this perspective-changing account, Christopher F. Jones instead tells a story of advances in energy access—canals, pipelines, and wires that delivered power in unprecedented quantities to cities and factories at a great distance from production sites. He shows that in the American mid-Atlantic region between 1820 and 1930, the construction of elaborate transportation networks for coal, oil, and electricity unlocked remarkable urban and industrial growth along the eastern seaboard. But this new transportation infrastructure did not simply satisfy existing consumer demand—it also whetted an appetite for more abundant and cheaper energy, setting the nation on a path toward fossil fuel dependence.


Today, those who wish to pioneer a more sustainable and egalitarian energy order can learn valuable lessons from this history Published on Jul 2, 2014 by Talks at Google. To order his book from Amazon, click on image or visit your local bookstore.

EarthSayer Chrisopher F. Jones
Date unknown Format Lectures
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Renewable Energy & The Smart Grid More Details
Interconnectedness and Keeping Oil Underground by Manari Ushinga
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Manari Ushinga of the Sápara people in Ecuador shares with us his people's view the natural world, our interconnectedness, and the importance of keeping the oil that lies underneath the Ecuadorian Amazon untouched. Published on Apr 15, 2014 by Pachamama Alliance.

EarthSayer Manari Ushinga
Date unknown Format Teaching
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Rights of Mother Earth More Details
Coast Guard Overflight of Shell's Kulluk Platform Aground
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A Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew overfly the conical drilling unit Kulluk Shell's Kulluk platform aground on the southeast shore of Sitkalidak Island about 40 miles southwest of Kodiak City, Alaska, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013. The on scene weather conditions were 40 mph winds with 20-foot seas. U.S. Coast Guard video by Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis.

Read the Ocean Doctor blog post, Lessons of BP Deepwater Horizon: Unlearned and Now Unleashed in Alaska, here.

Published on Jan 2, 2013

EarthSayer David Guggenheim
Date unknown Format Instructional
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Oceans More Details
Frac Biocides DeepLife by Sandra Steingraber
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Methane Emissions killing the atmosphere, and frac-well injection of biocides killing 'Deep Life'. How Long Is This New Bridge To Doom Town?

Sandra Steingraber is an acclaimed ecologist, cancer survivor, and author of "Living Downsteam" and "Raising Elijah". She gave a fascinating account of extremoophileapos; bacteria that feed in the hydrocarbon rich shale layer which are responsible for fouling up the works when the shale is fracked. Biocides are one constituent of fracking fluid that poses an unacceptible risk to our health. What is the ecological relationships of the subterranean biota to the rest of life on the planet? No one knows.

Full 41 minutes presentation here

Published on Mar 1, 2014

EarthSayer Sandra Steingraber
Date unknown Format Appeal
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection High Risk Energy Sources More Details
Spill by photograper Daniel Beltra
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Daniel Beltra gives us insight to his experience documenting the Gulf oil spill and his motivation for continuing his efforts to capture our changing environment. Uploaded on Aug 4, 2010. His interview on "ICE" is here.

Short listed for the Prix Pictet, The global award in photography and sustainability for his series, Spill.

 

EarthSayer Daniel Beltra
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Artists and Musicians More Details
Tourism, not Oil by Hilario Saant of Ecuador
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Hilario Saant is a community leader in Kapawi Achuar Territory in Ecuador, South America.  He tells, firsthand, the story of his community around the issue of oil extraction and its destruction of community and the forest.  Interviewed by Barry Heidt of Sustainability Action Media with the help of EarthSayers.tv and the Pachamama Alliance in February 2013.   English translation in process.

EarthSayer Hilario Saant
Date unknown Format Interview
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Forests More Details
Message from Ecuador to Chevron CEO John Watson
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A heartfelt message from the Amazon rainforest communities in Ecuador to new Chevron CEO John Watson: "We don't want to continue dying of cancer." This video message appeals for Chevron to clean up its massive contamination of the Ecuadorian Amazon that has devastated the environment and continues to cause widespread cancer, birth defects, and other ailments. (published in  Jan 2010)

Date unknown Format Appeal
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Rights of Mother Earth More Details
Jobs and Economy Building Perspective of Oil Producers
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The jobs and building the Canadian Economy perspective of Tar Sands from the Canadian Association of Oil Producers.

Date unknown Format Corporate
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Alberta Canada Tar Sands More Details
Tar Sands Oil Pipeline Ruptures in Arkansas by ExxonMobil
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Published on Apr 1, 2013

Date unknown Format News
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Alberta Canada Tar Sands More Details
XL Keystone Pipeline by MrEnergy Czar
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In a moment, we'll hear what others are saying about the pipeline. First, my take on it. Let  me address the environmental part, there's some environmental protesting going on, well understood. Obviously, it's a huge environmental footprint to produce that tar oil, it has low net energy, everyone agrees on that, so....

Date unknown Format Blog
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Alberta Canada Tar Sands More Details
 

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