Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Ruffalo have teamed up in a bid to widen access to clean energy.
The movie stars this week launched “100%,” a campaign aimed at making energy from renewable sources available to everyone — and affordable.
DiCaprio has spent much of the past few years on environmental and animal conservation efforts. The actor said the clean energy movement was no longer about politics, but humanity.
“This is a grass roots people’s movement, but the ambition of this movement is absolutely revolutionary. Clean energy grows local economies,” he said in New York.
Ruffalo — a co-founder of the campaign — called it a “serious issue.”
“This is really mankind’s greatest threat, and it should take some serious problem solving on all of our parts,” he said. “And we don’t really have to give up anything to do it. … We will be collecting the sun and the wind that falls on us every single day.”
Prince Harry embarks on new career
Prince Harry has formally ended his full-time military service in Britain’s army, wrapping up a career in which he qualified as an Apache helicopter pilot and completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan. The announcement that Friday was Harry’s final day was widely anticipated. Kensington Palace said the prince will work with experts in wildlife protection in Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania and Botswana, sometimes helping rangers respond to reports of poaching attacks on elephants and rhinos. The 30-year-old will work with the Zoological Society of London.
Bieber back in court: A panel of federal appeals court judges in Virginia revived a lawsuit by two musicians who say that Justin Bieber ripped off their work in his hit single “Somebody to Love.” The songs’ choruses were similar enough, the judges decided, that a jury should weigh whether Bieber committed copyright infringement. Devin Copeland of Chesapeake, Va., and Mareio Overton of Portsmouth, Va. are seeking $10 million in damages.
Follow the money: HBO’s “Veep” is leaving Maryland after four years after the series scored $6.5 million in California film tax credits. HBO announced that it will move production of the show starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus to Southern California. Baltimore Film Office Director Debbie Dorsey said the departure hurts the city’s creative culture and its economy. State officials say “Veep” received $13.9 million in tax credits from Maryland over the past three seasons and the production company hired 3,069 Maryland residents.