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This Japanese Coastal Town Has Been Fighting the Construction of a Nuclear Power Plant for 35 Years

In 1982, Chugoku Electric Power Co. announced a plan to start the construction of a massive nuclear power plant in the small coastal town of Kaminoseki Japan. Kaminoseki boasts some of the best fishing in Japan and it's the livelihood of the inhabitants of the town, a livelihood locals fear will be taken away from the community if the proposed power plant gets built. 

Midori Takashima grew up in Hiroshima until she was 18 and would see the inscription on the Hiroshima Peace Memorial which read "Rest In Peace, we'll never let this happen again." She grew up weary of the dangers of nuclear radiation.

Takashima is now a Patagonia grantee and activist, founder of the Kaminoseki Nature Conservation Association and physically taking the memorial's creed into action. 

In 2011, Midori and her crew of activists bought a boat for research, and the more they looked into it, the more rare and endangered species they found in the local ecosystem, from the finless porpoise to the Japanese murrelet. In her goal to make sure that ecosystem remains unharmed, Midori teamed with Patagonia to create the short video "Sea of Miracles."

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This 1985 Newscast of Skiers Hating on Snowboarders is Absurd
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This 1985 Newscast of Skiers Hating on Snowboarders is Absurd

This 1985 Newscast of Skiers Hating on Snowboarders is Absurd

It's pretty crazy to see a bit of what it was like to be a snowboarder back in the day, before it was fully 'accepted' as a respected snowsports discipline (at least in Canada...). And now, how far it has come.  RELATED: The Most Challenging Line Jeremy Jones has Ever Ridden The sport has progressed from being an activity that, according to this newscast, was performed by "a bunch of smart alecs lipping off" to being a valued sport practiced by some of the best athletes in the world (who,

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Snoop Dogg Narrating Nature Is Hilarious
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Snoop Dogg Narrating Nature Is Hilarious

Snoop Dogg Narrating Nature Is Hilarious

I love watching these nature videos like Planet Earth and Moving Art, but eventually there comes a time when you need to add a surprise element to the same old monotone voices and music that eventually put you to sleep. Snoop has obviously always had a way with words and his narration of Plizzanet Earth is no exception. The narration is electric. As if otters fighting crocodiles wasn't exciting enough, the whole video is made better by Snoop narrating the action.  RELATED: Norway The Land Of

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Video: The Funny Truth About Buying A Mountain Bike
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Video: The Funny Truth About Buying A Mountain Bike

Video: The Funny Truth About Buying A Mountain Bike

IFHT Films knows a thing or two about mountain bike humor, and their latest short tells exactly what it’s like to get into the world of mountain biking. It goes something like this: see someone else having fun on a bike, buy sh***y bike, hate it. Buy better bike, break it. Buy nice bike, love it. Get hooked on the sport and empty your wallet on it. We can all relate, can’t we? RELATED: Micayla Gatto + IFHT Films = Kendrick Lamar and Bikes