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Review of Beautiful Islands
June 30, 2010 02:30 PM - Rick Barrett, for ENN

This Japanese documentary looks at three unique islands that may have been impacted by global warming: Tuvala in the South Pacific, Venice in Italy, and Shishmaref in Alaska. This documentary has very little dialogue and limited subtitles so the story relies almost entirely on the graphic visual presentation. The scenes in Tuvala mainly involve shots of lovely children leading a peaceful life in a lush tropical setting. There are many pretty shots of the islanders enjoying the Pacific Ocean, although it was a little disconcerting to see them slaughtering pigs and cleaning them in these waters. The island seems to be largely self sustaining. This may be the first independent country to slip into the sea. However, the island appears to be very narrow in many parts and is only on average 3 feet above sea level. You would not want to be around during a cyclone. These islanders have probably been living with the dangers of the sea for a very long time.

Review of Beautiful Islands
June 30, 2010 02:30 PM - Rick Barrett, for ENN

This Japanese documentary looks at three unique islands that may have been impacted by global warming: Tuvala in the South Pacific, Venice in Italy, and Shishmaref in Alaska. This documentary has very little dialogue and limited subtitles so the story relies almost entirely on the graphic visual presentation. The scenes in Tuvala mainly involve shots of lovely children leading a peaceful life in a lush tropical setting. There are many pretty shots of the islanders enjoying the Pacific Ocean, although it was a little disconcerting to see them slaughtering pigs and cleaning them in these waters. The island seems to be largely self sustaining. This may be the first independent country to slip into the sea. However, the island appears to be very narrow in many parts and is only on average 3 feet above sea level. You would not want to be around during a cyclone. These islanders have probably been living with the dangers of the sea for a very long time.

Review of Beautiful Islands
June 30, 2010 02:30 PM - Rick Barrett, for ENN

This Japanese documentary looks at three unique islands that may have been impacted by global warming: Tuvala in the South Pacific, Venice in Italy, and Shishmaref in Alaska. This documentary has very little dialogue and limited subtitles so the story relies almost entirely on the graphic visual presentation. The scenes in Tuvala mainly involve shots of lovely children leading a peaceful life in a lush tropical setting. There are many pretty shots of the islanders enjoying the Pacific Ocean, although it was a little disconcerting to see them slaughtering pigs and cleaning them in these waters. The island seems to be largely self sustaining. This may be the first independent country to slip into the sea. However, the island appears to be very narrow in many parts and is only on average 3 feet above sea level. You would not want to be around during a cyclone. These islanders have probably been living with the dangers of the sea for a very long time.

Commemorative Robert Bateman Print Helps Combat Nature Deficit Disorder
June 24, 2010 05:10 PM - Roger Greenway, ENN

ENN is a media sponsor of the Robert Bateman "Get to Know" contest. Now, the National Forest Foundation is offering Robert Bateman's new print Family Hike to benefit More Kids in the Woods which provides grants to nonprofits that take kids beyond four walls and into their backyard — be it a county park, National Forest, or other wild place — an effort to ensure that today’s children know what it is to grow in the open air. It's summertime, which for many of us means that it's time to lace up our boots and head for the hills. Or perhaps it's time to roll out the tent, pack up the marshmallows, and re-acquaint ourselves with a favorite campsite. Unfortunately, too many children today don’t have the opportunity for these outdoor adventures. You’ve heard of Nature Deficit Disorder, Electronic Overload, and any number of other catchy phrases. Call it what you will, the message is the same: kids don’t spend enough time outdoors.

Commemorative Robert Bateman Print Helps Combat Nature Deficit Disorder
June 24, 2010 05:10 PM - Roger Greenway, ENN

ENN is a media sponsor of the Robert Bateman "Get to Know" contest. Now, the National Forest Foundation is offering Robert Bateman's new print Family Hike to benefit More Kids in the Woods which provides grants to nonprofits that take kids beyond four walls and into their backyard — be it a county park, National Forest, or other wild place — an effort to ensure that today’s children know what it is to grow in the open air. It's summertime, which for many of us means that it's time to lace up our boots and head for the hills. Or perhaps it's time to roll out the tent, pack up the marshmallows, and re-acquaint ourselves with a favorite campsite. Unfortunately, too many children today don’t have the opportunity for these outdoor adventures. You’ve heard of Nature Deficit Disorder, Electronic Overload, and any number of other catchy phrases. Call it what you will, the message is the same: kids don’t spend enough time outdoors.

Commemorative Robert Bateman Print Helps Combat Nature Deficit Disorder
June 24, 2010 05:10 PM - Roger Greenway, ENN

ENN is a media sponsor of the Robert Bateman "Get to Know" contest. Now, the National Forest Foundation is offering Robert Bateman's new print Family Hike to benefit More Kids in the Woods which provides grants to nonprofits that take kids beyond four walls and into their backyard — be it a county park, National Forest, or other wild place — an effort to ensure that today’s children know what it is to grow in the open air. It's summertime, which for many of us means that it's time to lace up our boots and head for the hills. Or perhaps it's time to roll out the tent, pack up the marshmallows, and re-acquaint ourselves with a favorite campsite. Unfortunately, too many children today don’t have the opportunity for these outdoor adventures. You’ve heard of Nature Deficit Disorder, Electronic Overload, and any number of other catchy phrases. Call it what you will, the message is the same: kids don’t spend enough time outdoors.

Commemorative Robert Bateman Print Helps Combat Nature Deficit Disorder
June 24, 2010 05:10 PM - Roger Greenway, ENN

ENN is a media sponsor of the Robert Bateman "Get to Know" contest. Now, the National Forest Foundation is offering Robert Bateman's new print Family Hike to benefit More Kids in the Woods which provides grants to nonprofits that take kids beyond four walls and into their backyard — be it a county park, National Forest, or other wild place — an effort to ensure that today’s children know what it is to grow in the open air. It's summertime, which for many of us means that it's time to lace up our boots and head for the hills. Or perhaps it's time to roll out the tent, pack up the marshmallows, and re-acquaint ourselves with a favorite campsite. Unfortunately, too many children today don’t have the opportunity for these outdoor adventures. You’ve heard of Nature Deficit Disorder, Electronic Overload, and any number of other catchy phrases. Call it what you will, the message is the same: kids don’t spend enough time outdoors.

Commemorative Robert Bateman Print Helps Combat Nature Deficit Disorder
June 24, 2010 05:10 PM - Roger Greenway, ENN

ENN is a media sponsor of the Robert Bateman "Get to Know" contest. Now, the National Forest Foundation is offering Robert Bateman's new print Family Hike to benefit More Kids in the Woods which provides grants to nonprofits that take kids beyond four walls and into their backyard — be it a county park, National Forest, or other wild place — an effort to ensure that today’s children know what it is to grow in the open air. It's summertime, which for many of us means that it's time to lace up our boots and head for the hills. Or perhaps it's time to roll out the tent, pack up the marshmallows, and re-acquaint ourselves with a favorite campsite. Unfortunately, too many children today don’t have the opportunity for these outdoor adventures. You’ve heard of Nature Deficit Disorder, Electronic Overload, and any number of other catchy phrases. Call it what you will, the message is the same: kids don’t spend enough time outdoors.

A big thank you to all who took the ENN user survey
June 15, 2010 04:30 PM - Roger Greenway, ENN

Thanks to all who took the time to take our user survey. We are analyzing the results and will consider some minor changes to ENN.com in the future. The results were overwhelmingly positive, so we are glad to know we are doing a pretty good job. Of course, there is always room for improvement. The results of the iPad drawing will be announced soon.

A big thank you to all who took the ENN user survey
June 15, 2010 04:30 PM - Roger Greenway, ENN

Thanks to all who took the time to take our user survey. We are analyzing the results and will consider some minor changes to ENN.com in the future. The results were overwhelmingly positive, so we are glad to know we are doing a pretty good job. Of course, there is always room for improvement. The results of the iPad drawing will be announced soon.

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