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Josh Fox is the founder and producing artistic director of the International WOW Company. Josh has written/directed/produced two feature films and more than twenty five full length works for the stage which have premiered in New York, Asia and Europe.
GASLAND, which Josh wrote, directed and shot, is a film about the largest onshore natural gas drilling campaign in U.S. history which threatens to invade huge areas of the northeastern U.S., including New York city’s watershed. It premiered at theSundance film festival 2010, where it was awarded the 2010 Special Jury Prize for Documentary. In June of 2010, it premiered on HBO to an audience of 3 million homes, was seen by more than 70,000 audience members in its 110 city grassroots tour and has been released by New Video on DVD. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for best documentary, for four Emmys including best documentary, best directing, best writing and best cinematography, was been nominated for best Documentary Screenplay by the WGA, won the Environmental Media Association Award for best documentary and as a result of Josh’s activism and campaigning on the issue of gas drilling Josh was awarded the 2010 Lennon Ono Grant for Peace by Yoko Ono in a ceremony on John Lennon’s 70th birthday in Reykjavik Iceland this October. As a national spokesman on the issues of the contamination resulting from fossil fuel extraction, Josh has appeared on the Daily Show, The Keith Olbermannshow, PBS Now, CNN, Democracy Now, MSNBC, CBS and NBC Nightly News as well as numerous other TV and radio appearances.
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By Tara Lohan
It's been the wettest 12 months on record in the continental United States. Parts of the High Plains and Midwest are still reeling from deadly, destructive and expensive spring floods — some of which have lasted for three months.
Mounting bills from natural disasters like these have prompted renewed calls to reform the National Flood Insurance Program, which is managed by Federal Emergency Management Agency and is now $20 billion in debt.
By Brenda Ekwurzel
When temperatures hit the 80s Fahrenheit in May above latitude 40, sun-seekers hit the parks, lakes, and beaches, and thoughts turn to summer. By contrast, when temperatures lurk in the drizzly 40s and 50s well into flower season, northerners get impatient for summer. But when those 80-degree temperatures visit latitude 64 in Russia, as they just did, and when sleet disrupts Mother's Day weekend in May in Massachusetts, as it just did, thoughts turn to: what is going on here?
By Eoin Higgins
A bill making its way through the Texas legislature would make protesting pipelines a third-degree felony, the same as attempted murder.