Judge rejects riot charges against journalist Amy Goodman for Dakota Access Pipeline coverage

October 18, 2016 by  
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A North Dakota judge has thrown out charges against journalist Amy Goodman after she filmed oil company security using pepper spray and dogs on protesters at the Dakota Access Pipeline . The Democracy Now! host could have spent multiple months in jail if Judge John Grinsteiner hadn’t rejected the charges in a move widely praised for upholding freedom of the press. At first the state attorney office of North Dakota charged Goodman with “criminal trespass,” but later decided to switch to riot charges after they admitted “legal issues with providing the notice of trespassing requirements in the statute,” as reported by Democracy Now! Related: Oil company sics attack dogs on Native American protesters in North Dakota State attorney Ladd Erickson did his best to charge Goodman with something; he told a local newspaper she was “a protester, basically,” and that she was only working to justify actions taken by protesters. He said in an email she “was not acting as a journalist” even though the first trespass complaint described Goodman as a reporter since she identified herself on camera and conducted interviews. Goodman could have spent as much as a year in jail if the riot charges hadn’t been rejected. One of her lawyers, Reed Brody told The Guardian the disturbing case was a “real outlier in general.” But the state attorney’s office may already be trying to pin Goodman down on another charge. Local county sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said in a statement, “I am assured charges are being considered against these individuals. Let me make this perfectly clear, if you trespass on private property, you will be arrested.” For now, many people are thrilled freedom of the press won the day. In a Democracy Now! article, Goodman said, “This is a complete vindication of my right as a journalist to cover the attack on the protesters, and of the public’s right to know what is happening with the Dakota Access pipeline. We will continue to report on this epic struggle of Native Americans and their non-Native allies taking on the fossil fuel industry and an increasingly militarized police in this time when climate change threatens the planet.” Via The Guardian and Democracy Now! Images via Amy Goodman Facebook and screenshot

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Frank Lloyd Wright beach house listed on Airbnb for under $150 per night

October 18, 2016 by  
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The 3,000-square-foot house located on Crystal Lake in Virginia Beach is the only Wright House with direct boating accessibility to the Atlantic Ocean and the Chesapeake Bay. For 23 years it has been home to the Cooke family, Maude, Andrew and their three children. In 1983, Daniel and Jane Duhl purchased the property. Their restoration of i received an award for preservation from the AIA of Hampton Roads. The restoration was informed by passive solar design and included the introduction of floor heating, indirect lighting and a new air conditioning system that protects the house from heat and humidity. Related: Life-sized replica of van Gogh’s The Bedroom to rent on Airbnb for $10 a night In its present state, the home features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a spa, sauna and an exercise room. Surrounded by camellias, giant azaleas, dogwoods, magnolias and cherry trees, it takes advantage of the natural dune to provid a high degree of privacy. At lakeside are two docks; one floating dock for launching small boats and a larger one that can accommodate two significantly-sized yachts. + Frank Lloyd Wright Beach House Via Archinect

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Is Canada Muzzling Journalists Over Tar Sands?

May 27, 2014 by  
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When U.S. journalist Emily Atkin flew into Fort McMurray, Alberta, to “see the tar sands,” her Canadian border control interview left her uncomfortable enough to investigate the experiences of others in the environmental journalism field. Her findings on the state of play in Canada left her with a distinct impression of obfuscation and control at a governmental level. Read the rest of Is Canada Muzzling Journalists Over Tar Sands? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: access to information , Alberta , canada , censorship , Emily Atkin , environmental issues , Fort McMurray , government control , journalism , oil sands , science , tar sands

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VIDEO: Ethical Fur – Is It Possible? And Meet New York’s Wild Wolves!

May 27, 2014 by  
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Living in New York City, I often feel like I’m lacking nature in my life. Lucky for me, however I recently got offered the opportunity to go on an “animal adventure roulette” by  Subaru to check out some local fauna in the New York City area, with my 5-year-old son Petey. Our first destination?  Ambika Conroy’s Compassionate Bunny Fur Farm in upstate New York with 18 angora rabbits , where owner Ambika makes amazingly soft, warm, fur-like winter accessories like scarves, hats and sweaters sans cruelty by brushing her adorable pet rabbits! We also made a stop at a surprise destination to howl with some wild New York wolves . Watch the video here , to see what the wolves have to say to Inhabitat readers! READ MORE HERE >   Read the rest of VIDEO: Ethical Fur – Is It Possible? And Meet New York’s Wild Wolves! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: adventure roulette , adventure roulette subaru , ambika , ambika conroy , Ambika’s Bunny Farm , Ambika’s Compassionate Bunny Fur Farm , angora bunnies , angora farm , angora goats , angora rabbits , bunny farm , compassionate fur , compassionate furrier , cruelty-free bunny farm , cruelty-free fur , eco-friendly fur , English angora bunnies , ethical fur , ethical fur farm , ethical fur winter accessories , ethical furrier , friendly fur , fur winter accessories , jill fehrenbacher , kind fur , new york grey wolf , New York wolves , NY Wolf Conservation Center , rabbit farm , South Salem , South Salem New York , Stain angora rabbits , Subaru , subaru cars , subaru forester , sustainable fur , The Catskills , The Catskills New York , upstate New York , wolf sanctuary , Woodridge New York

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Daily Mail Article Glorifies Hunting Culture that Teaches Children to Kill

February 28, 2014 by  
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 Photo © Shutterstock The UK tabloid the Daily Mail isn’t exactly known for its compassionate or nuanced take on the environment (or its journalistic respect for the facts ), but a recent article celebrating a family that’s training their young children to murder cougars is beyond the pale. The paper tells the story of Shelby White, an 11-year-old whose claim to fame is shooting and killing an emaciated cougar that wandered onto her family’s property. Read the rest of Daily Mail Article Glorifies Hunting Culture that Teaches Children to Kill Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Big Game Hunting , cougars , daily mail , hunting for sport , journalism , mountain lions , photos with dead animals , sport hunting , uk journalism , washington state        

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Architecture for Humanity Acquires Non-Profit Journalism Site Worldchanging

September 20, 2011 by  
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One of Inhabitat’s favorite non-profits, Architecture for Humanity , has just expanded their reach by acquiring the non-profit media site Worldchanging . Architecture for Humanity (AFH) is a non-profit that helps architecture professionals lend time and expertise to projects around the world that normally wouldn’t be able to afford their resources. They’ve worked on rebuilding Haiti , lent aid in the wake of the Fukushima disaster in Japan, and pitched in on thousands of other projects around the world. Worldchanging, a solutions-based journalism site, will be merged with AFH’s Open Architecture Network , which seeks to create a platform for architects and specialists to share (for free) architectural plans and drawings. Together, we are sure, these two entities will continue to build a network where sustainable solutions are shared and implemented to help people around the world. Read the rest of Architecture for Humanity Acquires Non-Profit Journalism Site Worldchanging Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , Architecture for Humanity , green non profit , non profit architecture , non profit journalism , non profit media , non profit reporting , sustainable non profit , world changing

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Rethinking The Food Label To "Inspire Food Literacy"

August 2, 2011 by  
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image credit News21 The UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism’s News21 program and Good Magazine have shortlisted the three finalists in a competition to design a better food label. They “asked for designs that were informative, instructive and memorable.” Their first prize winner, Renee Walker, (with the wonderful website address

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How polluted is the air at your local school? Use this Interactive Tool to find out

April 7, 2010 by  
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In December 2008 USA Today launched a special report on Toxic Air and America’s Schools , prepared by journalist Blake Morrison and Brad Heath, who went on to win the big Grantham Prize for Excellence in Reporting on the Environment. Morrison recently described the project at the Metcalfe Institute’s science seminar for journalists , and included a few TreeHuggers. It is an extraordinary story

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Finally, Design Finds the Mass Market Bicycle: A Review of the Electra Ticino

April 7, 2010 by  
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The last few years have seen something of a resurgence in commuter-friendly, fun, comfortable, stylish bicycles. In that vein, we’ve been anticipating the release of the Ticino line from Electra , and I venture to say that new ground has been broken. Electra has been successfully serving the niche for a while now, namely with its very popular Amsterdam

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Sierra Club Offers A Trip To Hawaii For An "Eco Hero"

April 7, 2010 by  
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The venerable Sierra Club has launched its first iPhone application, which allows users to pledge to do a variety of things for the environment like plant a tree or cook an organic meal. Pledgers are automatically entered into a contest to win a roundtrip airfare for two, lodging, and a full-day tour of Volcanoes National Park, all for becoming what the Club dubs an “Eco Hero.”…

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