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Actress Sigourney Weaver may not get to visit the oceans of Pandora in the "Avatar" sequel, but she's more than a little concerned about Earth's underwater life: In a post for the NRDC's OnEarth community blog she highlights the importance of coral reefs -- and the threats the reefs face from the use of fossil fuels."Scientists point to coral as a canary in the coalmine for climate change, " she writes, "and their reaction to increased water temperatures isn't the only indication that carbon emissions are reaching dangerous levels." Weaver then points to an NRDC documentary she narrated, called "Acid Test," that explores ocean acidification and its effect on creatures at the bottom of the food chain, like plankton, shellfish, and coral. Watch the documentary here.
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Actress Ellen Page -- who joined Leonardo DiCaprio and Marion Cotillard on the green set of "Inception" this summer -- filmed this video in support of 350.org's Global Work Day, scheduled for 10/10/10. On that day, groups around the world will make an effort to implement green changes, from women in Pakistan using solar stoves to Japanese sumo wrestlers hopping on their bikes to get to work -- all to let lawmakers know that volunteers are serious about climate change. In the vide, Page says, "We want to send a clear message to our politicians: We're getting to work, so how about you?" Find out more about the Global Work Day (and sign up for your own project) at 350.org. (Via The Huffington Post)