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Sundance Supports New Filmmakers

Article: Sundance Supports New Filmmakers

Sundance Institute announced today the first five grant recipients of the STORIES OF CHANGE: SOCIALENTREPRENEURSHIP IN FOCUS THROUGH DOCUMENTARY initiative, a $3 million, three-year partnership with the Skoll Foundation designed to explore the role of film in advancing knowledge about social entrepreneurship. This partnership creates new opportunities for leading social entrepreneurs and outstanding documentary filmmakers to collaborate and to create new projects about the innovative approaches found in both fields. The development and production grant awards announced today support the creation of feature-length independent documentary films that examine social entrepreneurship as an innovative approach to the central challenges of our time.

OECD: Tackle Environmental Problems Now or Pay More Later

Article: OECD: Tackle Environmental Problems Now or Pay More Later

OSLO, Norway, March 6, 2008 (ENS) – Solving four major environmental problems – climate change, biodiversity loss, water scarcity, and the health impacts of pollution and toxics – is both achievable and affordable, finds a new report by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, which includes 30 countries committed to democracy and the…

A Drought-Proof Water Supply for Algiers

Article: A Drought-Proof Water Supply for Algiers

ALGIERS, Algeria, February 25, 2008 (ENS) – One of the largest seawater desalination plants in the world was officially opened in Algiers on Sunday by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and a senior executive of the U.S.-based General Electric Company, which built and will operate the plant. The new $250 million facility will supply the drought-stricken, thirsty…

Gore Exhorts UN Climate Conference to Act Now

Article: Gore Exhorts UN Climate Conference to Act Now

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore addresses delegates at Bali. (Photo courtesy Earth Negotiations Bulletin) NUSA DUA, Bali Indonesia, December 13, 2007 (ENS) – “The Earth has a rising fever,” Nobel Peace Prize laureate Al Gore told delegates at the United Nations climate change conference today. The former U.S. vice president said that the need…