InsideClimateNews.org — I entered the Amazon on the wings of a military-trained cowboy from San Antonio, Texas. Below, the Araguaia River flowed reddish-brown along a meandering path that extends some 1,600 miles before flushing into the Atlantic Ocean alongside the Amazon. Peering down from the cockpit, John Carter reminisced about life before bulldozers, fires and guns forced a tactical retreat.
Walt Disney Co., after losing $200 million on the sci-fi film “John Carter,” is mounting a superhero-style marketing campaign to ensure its next big-budget movie, “Marvel’s The Avengers,” is a blockbuster.
A shooting by an Iraq War veteran at Fort Hood in Texas last week calls attention to the importance of bolstering security at military bases and the emotional well- being of personnel strained by multiple deployments and federal budget cuts, U.S. lawmakers said.
The arid, canyon-slashed Mars (sorry, Barsoom) looks awfully familiar in “John Carter,” Disney’s $250 million sci-fi extravaganza with the imprimatur of Edgar Rice Burroughs and the everything else of “Star Wars.”