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Your Car and Smartphone, Connected
Into The Atmosphere
 
California Time Lapse
Waste to Waves
 
a program that recycles waste polystyrene foam into new surfboards.
From trash comes triumph
 
Landfill Harmonic - Recycled instrument orchestra.
Amazon Prime Air
 
In 4 to 5 years.
The 'School We'd Like'
 
Pedal Powered Electronics.
Whales and dolphins
 
Sea World as it should be...Whale watching in the Gulf of Biscay.
Climate Change Science
 
Climate Change data visualization
Detox
 
How People Power is Cleaning Up Fashion
Corporate Cash
 
Corporate opponents of GMO food labeling can cause a popular initiative to lose at the polls.
The Urban Elephant
 
The Urban Elephant: Shirley's Story
Unintended Scientific Discoveries
 
24 Unintended Scientific Discoveries
Monkeys Reject Unequal Pay
 
Monkeys Reject Unequal Pay
Awe
 
Where is, what is awe, how to get it back...
Cuba DIY Inventions
 
Ernesto Oroza, a designer and artist, studied the innovations created during this period
Civilization at Risk?
 
Al Gore is worried about the future.
6,000 lbs of Food
 
The Dervaes family grows over 400 species of plants, 4,300 pounds of vegetable food, 900 chicken and 1,000 duck eggs, 25 lbs of honey, plus seasonal fruits throughout the year.
Lionfish Invasion
 
Lionfish invasion in the Atlantic Ocean
Coming Phosphorus Crisis
 
A simple solution to the coming phosphorus crisis - mushrooms?
BIG CATS
 
Big Cat Rescue Tampa, Florida.
YES ON 522
 
GMO Food Labeling Won't Cost You Anything
Russell Brand
 
Brand predicts that revolution is inevitable. Brand feels a major trigger for revolution will be Climate Change.
The walkable city
 
we can free ourselves from dependence on the car
All-in on selling sustainability
 
quest to sell eco-friendly materials and practices
Solar Decathlon 2013
 
The two-year competition challenges collegiate teams to build energy-efficient, solar-powered houses.
The Importance of Sleep
 
The biological and neuroscientific purpose of sleep...
Fountain of Youth
 
Residents of Ikaria are healthier and live longer than the rest of us...
How big is the Universe
 
I Am Malala
 
16 Year old Malala - shot by the Taliban when 14.
Last Stand of the Orangutan
 
Conflict Palm Oil
Coolest Nature Video Ever
 
The Coolest Nature Video Ever Edited By Roen Horn
Soil Our Climate Ally
 
Healthy, living soil has an enormous capacity to store carbon.
Vandana Shiva and Jane Goodall
 
Time for sanity on climate change, Goodall and Shiva tell Amanpour.
Vertical Farming
 
A super-efficient vertical farming system is producing greens for 5 million residents.
Chameleon Architecture
 
ecologically and socially sustainable tourism infrastructure
Why bees are disappearing
 
colonies have been disappearing at alarming rates in many parts of the world due to the accumulated effects of parasitic mites, viral and bacterial diseases, and exposure to pesticides and herbicides
Leather and Meat
 
tissue engineering advocate Andras Forgacs argues that biofabricating meat and leather is a civilized way to move past killing animals
A Fracking Disaster
 
A Fracking Disaster unleashed by Colorado Floods
Disappearing Frogs
 
why frogs are in trouble and how you can help save them.
 
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Hippo saves Gnu from a Crocodile and then helps him to shore and then stays by concerned for the injured animal.

Although this video is sad due to the injured state of the gnu it is uplifting in the compassion displayed by the hippo for his fellow neighbor.

Video by Vadim Onishchenko captured on Mara River. Might wish to turn down music.
 

 
 
 
 


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"'You can’t eat beauty, it doesn’t feed you' (so said Lopita's mother) and these words plagued and bothered me; I didn’t really understand them until finally I realized that beauty was not a thing that I could acquire or consume, it was something that I just had to be.”

The ESSENCE Breakthrough Performance Award-winner spoke poignantly about true beauty, confidence, and what it means to see reflections of ourselves celebrated.
 

 
 
 
 





Swimming with wild orcas in New Zealand’s Pelorus Sound.

"When I saw the dorsal fins and realized it was an orca I was so excited I didn't have time to be afraid and get out of the water,” Gerard told The Marlborough Express. Highly intelligent hunters, orcas would “know the difference between a human and a seal,” said Roy Grose, a local conservationist.

It’s illegal in New Zealand to willfully swim with wild orcas, but that does not apply in this case. “The orcas approached him and that’s fine, there’s no problem with that,” said Grose.

Wild orcas are not considered a threat to humans. There have been only four reports of wild orcas showing minor aggression to people, and none of the recorded incidents have been serious.

 
 
 
 





The Navy is prepared to kill nearly 1,000 whales and other marine mammals during the next five years of testing and training with dangerous sonar and explosives. Tell Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to direct the Navy to adopt commonsense safeguards that will protect marine mammals during routine training without compromising military readiness.

Pierce Brosnan: "In the darkness of the ocean, whales depend on their hearing for survival - to find food, migrate, and communicate. But the US Navy has a new plan for training with high-powered sonar and explosives that will bombard whales with intense noise. The Navy itself predicts that nearly 1,000 whales and other marine mammals could be killed. Thousands more will be deafened. And in the darkened sea, the deaf whale is a dead whale. The Navy should be putting vital whale habitat off-limits to sonar and explosives during routine training. But they won't do that unless you and I speak out right now. With one click, you can make your voice heard. And please, share this message. Together we can save the whales.

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World Science U brings you science like never before, making it visual, interactive, and exciting.

Brian Greene, Columbia University Professor, is teaching the first two courses, on the wonders of Einstein's Special Relativity. They're free. And more are coming. On a wide range of subjects.

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While the "Mad Men" in this video aren't real, Dow Chemical's genetically engineered "Agent Orange" crops unfortunately are. Learn more and take action at www.dow-watch.org

Have you heard of super weeds? Big industrial farms have been using so much of Monsanto's Roundup herbicide on Roundup Ready genetically engineered crops, the weeds have evolved resistance. They spray the herbicide on the plant in hopes that it will kill everything other than the genetically engineered corn or soybeans. But when the weeds survive, industrial farms turn to older, more toxic chemicals like 2,4-D to kill them.

While "superweeds" are a real problem for America's farmers, they apparently aren't a problem for Dow Chemical. In fact, Dow welcomed it in glowing terms as "a new era" and "a very significant opportunity" for chemical companies like Dow Chemical.

A significant opportunity? Dow Chemical wants to put even more toxic 2,4-D on our food crops and we're just supposed to eat it? What on Earth were they thinking? We started to wonder what that conversation must have been like for Dow Chemical to determine how to market a toxic product, and we think it may have gone something like this.

What is 2,4-D? It is half of the highly toxic chemical mixture called Agent Orange that the military used as a defoliant during the Vietnam War. 2,4-D has been linked to non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, lowered sperm counts, liver disease, and Parkinson's disease. Studies have also demonstrated the chemical's adverse effects on hormonal, reproductive, neurological, and immune systems. To make matters worse, 2,4-D is the 7th largest source of dioxins in the U.S.

Dow Chemical insists that the use of 2,4-D is safe. But they also assured the public that an insecticide called Dursban was safe...until the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fined Dow Chemical $800,000 for illegally withholding over 250 reports of poisonings, including many that occurred even when the product was used correctly. And they expect us to trust their word on the safety of 2,4-D?

Dow Chemical is asking the USDA for permission to sell these "Agent Orange" Crops, unlabeled, to the public. Learn more and tell USDA NO on "Agent Orange" crops at www.dow-watch.org


 

 
 
 
 





Dow Chemical, the same company that brought us Dursban, Napalm, and Agent Orange, is now in the food business and is pushing for an unprecedented government approval: genetically engineered (GE) versions of corn and soybeans that are designed to survive repeated dousing with 2,4-D, half of the highly toxic chemical mixture Agent Orange. Do you trust Dow Chemical with your food?

Find out more about Dow Chemical's sordid history and what you can do to stop their new genetically engineered "Agent Orange" crops at www.dow-watch.org
 

 
 
 
 





This visualization shows how global temperatures have risen from 1950 through the end of 2013. It shows a running five-year average global temperature, as compared to a baseline average global temperature from 1951-1980.

NASA scientists say 2013 tied for the seventh warmest of any year since 1880, continuing a long-term trend of rising global temperatures. With the exception of 1998, the 10 warmest years in the 133-year record all have occurred since 2000, with 2010 and 2005 ranking as the hottest years on record.

NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York, which analyzes global surface temperatures on an ongoing basis, released an updated report Tuesday, Jan. 21, on temperatures around the globe in 2013. The comparison shows how Earth continues to experience warmer temperatures than several decades ago.

 

 
 
 
 





Only foods labeled as organic have been grown and produced without toxic pesticides, antibiotics, synthetic hormones, or genetically engineered ingredients. Only the USDA Organic seal guarantees that what you buy actually meets the standards that you expect from foods grown and processed in a way you would describe as "natural".

But, misleading claims often confuse consumers. Many consumers believe that foods labeled as "natural" have the same attributes as organic food. In reality, many foods labeled as "natural" are anything but.

 

 
 
 
 





On the banks of the Red River in the small town of Direct,TX, Julia Trigg Crawford is the manager of Red’Arc Farm. When the Canadian corporation TransCanada approached her about running the Keystone XL pipeline through her land, the family refused citing risks to their land and water. Their land was then condemned and taken through eminent domain. TransCanada began construction, but the story doesn’t end there. Urged on by Julia, the family decided to fight. This is the story of a strong Texas woman who decided to stand up to big oil, protecting the family farm at all costs. music by Ranjit Arab standtallwithjulia.com
 

 
 
 
 





When Mary Hutton saw a TV report on the mistreatment of bears in Asia, she chose to dedicate herself to the cause of saving the endangered creatures. Two decades on, the results are inspirational.

Since 1995, Free the Bears has saved over 1,000 animals. Before coming to the sanctuary, many of the bears suffer unimaginable cruelty - they are killed for their meat, or their bile. "We haven't been able to address the bile farms in Laos yet, but we're working with the government... It's hard", she says. But her team do what they can, nursing the bears back to health, and educating future generations.

For  more: journeyman.tv/?lid=66216

 

 
 
 
 





You might not expect the chief operating officer of a major global corporation to look too far beyond either the balance sheet or the bottom line. But Harish Manwani, COO of Unilever, makes a passionate argument that doing so to include value, purpose and sustainability in top-level decision-making is not just savvy, it's the only way to run a 21st century business responsibly.

Harish Manwani is a Unilever man through and through. Having joined the company in 1976, he imagined that his time would be taken up with selling soap and soup. Not so, his then-boss told him. "You're here to change lives." It sounded far-fetched, but as the years went on and as he moved through the ranks of the corporation, Manwani began to understand his mentor's wisdom. Those words remain close to his heart even in his current role as the company's chief operating officer.

Now based in Singapore, Manwani graduated from Mumbai University and has a master's degree in management studies; he also attended the advanced management program at the Harvard Business School. He is the non-executive chairman of Hindustan Lever and a member of the executive board of the Indian School of Business. TEDx video.

 

 
 
 
 





While conservation scientists engage in acrimonious debates about whether wilderness still exists, we can be quite certain that "domesticated landscapes" are rapidly becoming an ever greater presence around the globe. One of the leading forms of domestication is the creation of suburban environments. Unlike many other forms of conversion, suburban landscapes often integrate relictual pieces of native ecosystems with highly altered environments. The result is typically a jagged, disjointed set of habitats for wildlife species to negotiate. Conservation research in these contexts has focused most closely on the role of habitat loss and fragmentation as well as the influences of roads. Much of the work has emphasized patterns of native biodiversity loss and the promotion of invasive species with development. Alongside these well-trodden research themes are emerging areas focused on remediating and avoiding harms associated with development. New findings will emphasize ways in which the inevitable growth of suburban environments may best accommodate and support other species and the ways in which other species may help us gauge and improve environmental health for all species.

David K. Skelly, Professor of Ecology and Associate Dean for Research, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies; and Curator, Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History.

 

 
 
 
 





In the Arctic, where air temperatures are rising at about twice the global rate, scientists are seeing major shifts in plant life. Trees and shrubs are expanding by pushing northward, while the low-to-the-ground tundra plants to their north are shrinking in range. In this visualization, watch these changes and the influence they are forecasted to have on the climate system. For background information, educational resources, and more, visit Greening of the Arctic on the Science Bulletins Web site.
 
Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History.


 
 
 
 





Petroleum-rich Qatar is spearheading projects to tackle the problems facing desert communities worldwide; from energy to fresh water and food production. But does their expensive, high-tech solution make sense?

"Qatar in many ways is ground zero for a lot of the challenges we're going to see in the century ahead", argues US ex-pat Jonathan Smith, from the Qatar National Food Program. Soaring temperatures, swelling populations and minimal rainfall plague the otherwise booming nation. Now its leaders are pushing ambitious experiments like the Sahara Forest Project, transforming seawater and sunlight into fresh water, vegetables, electricity, biofuel and animal feed. "The techniques we're developing here can be applied in many regions in the world", the project scientists insist.

For more visit: journeyman.tv/?lid=65515

 

 
 
 
 





The most sobering evidence of the planet's response to greenhouse gases comes from the fossil record. New evidence scientists are collecting suggests that ice sheets may be more vulnerable than previously believed, which has huge implications for sea level rise. yaleclimatemediaforum.org
 

 
 
 
 





Blanket 24/7 media coverage of the short but frigid 'Polar Vortex' temperatures -- climate change? global warming? A cornucopia of material for this month's 'This is Not Cool' video by Yale Climate Forum.
 

 
 
 
 





Norfolk, Virginia spends $6 million a year to elevate roads, improve drainage, and help homeowners raise their houses, according to BBC. Already, 5 percent to 10 percent of the city’s lowest-lying neighborhoods have heavy flooding. The world’s largest naval base, based in Norfolk, is spending hundreds of millions to replace piers to withstand rising water.

Most Recent action on North Carolina Sea Level Planning document, June 29, 2012
www.newsobserver.com/2012/07/0...
in.reuters.com/article/2012/07...

PBS Need to Know on Norfolk Sea Level Rise
rstreet.org/about/staff/eli-le...

Seas level rising faster along US East Coast
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www.nature.com/news/us-northea...

Salt Marshes drowing along Chesapeake Bay
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My Potato Project; The Importance of "Organic"

3rd grader Elise, uses three types of sweet potatoes in her experiment - non-organic, big-agriculture organic, and local organic.

The non-organic, 'conventional' sweet potato never sprouts because conventional sweet potatoes are sprayed with chlorpropham, also known as 'budnip' an herbicide which is a plant growth inhibitor, so that the potato may be stored long-term.

The FDA states, "In studies using laboratory animals, chlorpropham generally has been shown to be of low acute toxicity. It is slightly toxic by the oral route and has been placed in Toxicity Category III (the second lowest of four categories) for this effect." And they claim that chronic dietary risk is minimal. (epa.gov) If your child eats many conventional sweet potatoes, you might think about switching to organic potatoes.

 

 
 
 
 





When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice. This activation of your reward system is not unlike how bodies process addictive substances such as alcohol or nicotine -- an overload of sugar spikes dopamine levels and leaves you craving more. Nicole Avena explains why sweets and treats should be enjoyed in moderation.

Lesson by Nicole Avena, animation by STK Films.
View full lesson: ed.ted.com/lessons/how-sugar-a...
 

 
 
 
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quest to sell eco-friendly materials and practices
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ecologically and socially sustainable tourism infrastructure
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