"100 Gallons" explores how our most critical resource goes far beyond traditional power. More than fossil fuels, commerce or industry, water powers life. The purpose of this project is to restore and encourage a sense of respect and wonder to our cultural view of water and to start a conversation about water problems and solutions in our country. We also seek to put those issues into a global context. Content gathering for this project adheres to strict journalistic principles. Even for our centerpiece video, which takes a creative look at our everyday water usage, we photographed real people and real moments. The experimental element of "100 Gallons" is taking that creative concept presentation and using it as an interface to engage the user in an immersive exploration with a single click. This presentation is an experiment in journalistic storytelling.
Beyond the polarized immigration debate exist thousands of undocumented immigrant youth challenged by a society reluctant to accept them. These are some of their stories from the heart of North Carolina.
In Galapagos, Man and Nature Compete for Survival The GalÃ¡pagos Islands are one of the earthâ€™s most unique and beautiful natural environments. Their volcanic origin and geographic isolation combine to create an unparalleled showcase of biodiversity. Yet they are not the unspoiled paradise that many imagine. The number of tourists rose from 40,000 in 1990 to 145,000 in 1996, a gain of more than 250%. There are now an estimated 30,000 permanent residents. Sustaining a growing human population while preserving the natural environment has proven to be a unique and evolving challenge. Living GalÃ¡pagos is a student-authored multimedia website that explores the impact of mankind on the GalÃ¡pagos Islands. This ongoing project offers a mix of human interest and science-related content, offering education, awareness and entertainment for audiences worldwide.
Rising from the banks of the Cape Fear River, Wilmington, North Carolina, holds a rich past with a dynamic present. Since British colonists raised the town in the 1700's, it's prominence as a major port shaped not only the lives of its varied residents but also our state and nation. Today Wilmington boasts a vibrant culture full of fascinating characters- from ghosts to skaters, dancers to fishermen. Tales of trial and of joy, of love and loss. Dive in and enjoy Port City Stories.