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Post Production Students Create Stunning Landscape Videos

Post Production Students Create Stunning Landscape Videos

Angela Richart

April 16, 2015


Filed under Campus, Top Stories

The Post Production class, which is a new class in the Northeast Community College Digital Cinema program, has been creating beautiful videos all semester. Their latest project was an outdoor landscape piece. As you can see from the playlist below that the end results were spectacular.  Their final...

Mining for sand in fracking process holds risks for communities, study says

Mining for sand in fracking process holds risks for communities, study says

October 1, 2014


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By Neela Banerjee Tribune Washington Bureau (MCT) WASHINGTON—As a domestic energy boom driven by hydraulic fracturing spreads, so could strip-mining for sand needed for the controversial production process, introducing risks to water, air, public health and property values, according to a report issu...

Blue Whales Of California Are Back To Historical Levels, Study Finds

Blue Whales Of California Are Back To Historical Levels, Study Finds

September 9, 2014


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By Deborah Netburn Los Angeles Times (MCT) Good news, whale lovers: A new analysis suggests that there are as many blue whales living off the coast of California as there were before humans started hunting them to near extinction 110 years ago. Today, there are roughly 2,200 blue whales who range f...

Half Of North American Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change

Half Of North American Bird Species Threatened By Climate Change

September 9, 2014


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By Louis Sahagun Los Angeles Times (MCT) Half of all bird species in North America — including the bald eagle — are at risk of severe population decline by 2080 if the swift pace of global warming continues, the National Audubon Society concluded in a study released Monday. “The scale of t...

College team in a race to save gas

College team in a race to save gas

May 1, 2014


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By Tom Avril The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) PHILADELPHIA — Its top speed is 35 m.p.h. It has less horsepower than a lawn mower. Nevertheless, the bright-red, fiberglass-paneled contraption in a Swarthmore College basement is very much a race car — in a race to use as little energy as possible. Th...

Death Toll Climbs To At Least 30 As Deadly Storms Move Through The South

Death Toll Climbs To At Least 30 As Deadly Storms Move Through The South

April 29, 2014


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By Michael Muskal Los Angeles Times (MCT) After leaving a trail of death and destruction across at least six states, a series of violent storms that spawned dozens of tornadoes continued to move through the South on Tuesday morning. It was the third day of deadly weather to rip from the Midwest throu...

Invasive Pets Are Squatters In Paradise

Invasive Pets Are Squatters In Paradise

April 10, 2014


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By Kathy Antoniotti Akron Beacon Journal (MCT) KEY LARGO, Fla. — Each year we make a pilgrimage to a group of islands we call paradise, an archipelago that juts between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf of Mexico known as the Florida Keys. Spanish explorers imagined these 1,700 islands as ...

Horseshoe Crabs Are Now In Danger

Horseshoe Crabs Are Now In Danger

April 8, 2014


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MCT By Jenny Staletovich The Miami Herald (MCT) MIAMI — In matters of love, nothing says romance like a moonlit beach. Especially if you’re a lusty horseshoe crab and the tide is high. Every spring, from Florida to New Jersey, crabs that look more like fossils than a postcard for pass...

By David Fleshler

By David Fleshler

April 1, 2014


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Sun Sentinel (MCT) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — In a remote part of southwestern Palm Beach County, as a platoon of reporters and photographers watched, a Florida panther was lowered to the ground in a crate. The panther, raised for 18 months in captivity after his mother’s death, crept out, ...

Saving the Mojave from the solar threat

Saving the Mojave from the solar threat

March 27, 2014


Filed under Lifestyles, Outdoors

By Mark Butler Los Angeles Times (MCT) After nearly 38 years working for the National Park Service, I hung up my “flat hat” this month and retired as superintendent of Joshua Tree National Park. That means I can now speak out against pending proposals with the potential to harm our countr...

What Chickadees Can Tell Us About Climate Change

What Chickadees Can Tell Us About Climate Change

March 25, 2014


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By Sandy Bauers The Philadelphia Inquirer (MCT) PHILADELPHIA — About 15 years ago, Villanova University biology professor Robert Curry was looking for a project that would allow his students to investigate something interesting without much travel. He found it in a cheeky little bird with...

More frigid misery on the way for much of the US

More frigid misery on the way for much of the US

March 4, 2014


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By Michael Muskal Los Angeles Times (MCT) Spring is less than a month away, but be prepared to first pay the toll for its arrival with the return of the polar vortex. Frigid air will be back in much of the nation this week, with temperatures expected to plummet by more than 30 degrees in s...

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