Beehive Collective Joins The Intervention

via Beehive Collective

Emma Bee of The Beehive Design Collective is currently touring across the U.S. to present her art organization's work -- creative murals that tell the narrative of social justice issues in America. 

She’s one of 10 core members who do this full-time. It’s an all-volunteer group based in Machias, Maine that develops works in a collaborative atmosphere. 

"We think of ourselves as cross-pollinating grassroots actions with art," she says. "The Beehive -- get it?"

Counter Attack: Actors, Celebs Team Up Against NY Fracking

A group of actors and celebrities -- including Ethan Hawke, Mark Ruffalo and Zoë Saldana -- have joined the fight against drilling for natural gas in upstate New York's Marcellus Shale rock.

In the video, sponsored by clean water advocacy group Clean Water Not Dirty Drilling, the featured artists comment on the threat to their water source. Ruffalo also released a statement with the launch of the video, saying:

No Explosion Necessary: How Upper Big Branch Would Have Killed Its Miners

A view of the Upper Big Branch Mine.

On May 19, an independent panel commissioned by the former governor of West Virginia released a report detailing what went wrong at Massey Energy Co.'s Upper Big Branch mine.

Davitt McAteer, who authored the report, has called the disaster "an accident waiting to happen", describing the disaster as a product of failure of both management and safety protocol.

Zoë Tryon Joins The Intervention

Zoë Tryon with Emergildo Criollo, leader of the Cofan people.

Zoë Tryon was born into a well-known, socialite family in England, but she was always intrigued by the rustic rather than the refined things in life.

After studying anthropology at Manchester University, she left to explore the Amazon jungles and get hands-on experience among indigenous Ecuadorian tribes, such as the Waorani, Cofán, Siona, Secoya, and Kichwa. 

Counter Culture: Activism Against Non-Renewable Energy

Around the world people are standing up against non-renewable energy and demanding that leaders find a new way to power our future.

Because this movement is about you, every week we'll feature people around the world who are organizing against non-renewable energy -- and winning the fight.

Here's what we found this week:



Power Shift 2011's Flashmobs and "Briefcase Brigades"
Cause: Non-renewable Energy
Effect: The "Briefcase Brigades" movement

Telling Their Stories About 'The Monster Under The Water'

BP's oil spill never physically hit Delacroix Island, La., but the disaster has devastated the community and its fishing industry indelibly.

Pultizer Prize winning photojournalist Melanie Burford captures the impact through "The Monster Under The Water," a short documentary produced for ProPublica.

James Balog Of 'Chasing Ice' On Non-Renewable Energy's Glacial Impact

A group of daring photographers and documenters have been braving the freezing Arctic for years to film glaciers. Lead by James Balog, those involved in the project have recorded the history of a landscape that may never be seen again.

Due to a warming effect, glaciers are disappearing at a staggeringly fast rate and the team is on the hunt to provide a time-lapse representation of just how fast it's going. Their adventure is documented in the film "Chasing Ice."

Keystone XL Protesting Heats Up At Front Lines

In the battle over the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, protest actions that span the length of the oil project have sparked national debate. 

In the north, over 3,000 protesters gathered on Oct. 22 in front of the British Columbia legislature in Victoria, Canada to oppose the tar sands oil pipeline development. The hashtag of the event, #DefendOurCoast, became a trending topic on Twitter. 

Artists Unite Against Fracking

On July 13, artists banded together to announce, a coalition of celebrities against the hydraulic fracturing of natural resources. 

The organization launched its campaign on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon showcased a protest song about fracking that is based off of Bob Dylan's "The Times They Are A-Changin'."