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We Must Act Today
 
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opens Clean Energy Summit, 2012, with a speech on Climate Change: ‘We Must Act Today’.
Roman Gaus
 
Roman is CEO of UrbanFarmers AG, a pioneering Spin-off from the University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Wädenswil that aims to bring sustainable urban agricultural practices into cities of the 21st century.
Greening the South Bronx
 
kids grow lush gardens for food, greenery -- and jobs
Brittany Trilford
 
UN Earth Summit Talk June 2012
Belugas need your Help
 
Pierce Brosnan calls for citizen action to stop the Apache Alaska Corporation from deploying seismic airguns in the critical habitat of the last 284 beluga whales of Alaska's Cook Inlet.
Wheat UNhealthy
 
Dr. William Davis explains why the wheat of today is not the wheat of yesterday and why it has become so destructive to health
Genetically-Modified Seeds
 
Bill Moyers talks to scientist and philosopher Vandana Shiva, who’s become a rock star in the global battle over genetically modified seeds.
Gulf Seafood Deformities
 
Scientists say they have found deformities among seafood and a great decline in the numbers of marine life.
Endless Oil Spills in Nigeria
 
Radical increase in Nigerian oil spills.
Homeless Polar Bear in London
 
A Homeless Polar Bear in London - Ft. Jude Law and Radiohead
Rio+20 Prince Charles
 
Prince Charles climate change warning
An App to Water your Plants
 
Plant-in City Intelligent Terraniums
A Match Made in Africa
 
An elephant calf and a sheep form a surprising bond in an African nature reserve.
Death in the Forest
 
Chut Wutty killed in Cambodia.
The Fourth World
 
In 2007 1 billion people lived in slums, by 2030 it will be 2 billion.
Carbon for Water Program
 
LifeStraw water filters = no longer have to treat water by boiling it using wood,
End of the Nile
 
Egypt is headed for a major crisis. Population growth has drastically increased demand for water.
Mining minerals from seawater
 
bacteria biologically "mine" minerals from water
Will our kids be a different species?
 
Throughout human evolution, multiple versions of humans co-existed. Could we be mid-upgrade now?
China's Cancer Villages
 
Dateline investigates the increase in cancer cases in rural China
 




Here's a powerful provocation from artist Jae Rhim Lee. Can we commit our bodies to a cleaner, greener Earth, even after death? Naturally -- using a special burial suit seeded with pollution-gobbling mushrooms.

Jae Rhim Lee is a visual artist and mushroom lover. In her early work, as a grad student at MIT, she built systems that reworked basic human processes: sleeping (check out her it-just-might-work vertical bed from 2004), urinating and eating (and the relationship between the two). Now she's working on a compelling new plan for the final human process: decomposition.

Her Infinity Burial Project explores the choices we face after death, and how our choices reflect our denial or acceptance of death’s physical implications. She's been developing a new strain of fungus, the Infinity Mushroom, that feeds on and remediates the industrial toxins we store in our bodies and convert our unused bodies efficiently into nutrients. Her Infinity Burial System converts corpses into clean compost. She was in residence at the MAK Center in Los Angeles this fall working on the project. And if this vision of life after death appeals to you, sign up to become a Decompinaut yourself.

 

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Additional Posts
We Must Act Today
 
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opens Clean Energy Summit, 2012, with a speech on Climate Change: ‘We Must Act Today’.
Roman Gaus
 
Roman is CEO of UrbanFarmers AG, a pioneering Spin-off from the University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW) in Wädenswil that aims to bring sustainable urban agricultural practices into cities of the 21st century.
Greening the South Bronx
 
kids grow lush gardens for food, greenery -- and jobs
Brittany Trilford
 
UN Earth Summit Talk June 2012
Belugas need your Help
 
Pierce Brosnan calls for citizen action to stop the Apache Alaska Corporation from deploying seismic airguns in the critical habitat of the last 284 beluga whales of Alaska's Cook Inlet.
Wheat UNhealthy
 
Dr. William Davis explains why the wheat of today is not the wheat of yesterday and why it has become so destructive to health
Genetically-Modified Seeds
 
Bill Moyers talks to scientist and philosopher Vandana Shiva, who’s become a rock star in the global battle over genetically modified seeds.
Gulf Seafood Deformities
 
Scientists say they have found deformities among seafood and a great decline in the numbers of marine life.
Endless Oil Spills in Nigeria
 
Radical increase in Nigerian oil spills.
Homeless Polar Bear in London
 
A Homeless Polar Bear in London - Ft. Jude Law and Radiohead
Rio+20 Prince Charles
 
Prince Charles climate change warning
An App to Water your Plants
 
Plant-in City Intelligent Terraniums
A Match Made in Africa
 
An elephant calf and a sheep form a surprising bond in an African nature reserve.
Death in the Forest
 
Chut Wutty killed in Cambodia.
The Fourth World
 
In 2007 1 billion people lived in slums, by 2030 it will be 2 billion.
Carbon for Water Program
 
LifeStraw water filters = no longer have to treat water by boiling it using wood,
End of the Nile
 
Egypt is headed for a major crisis. Population growth has drastically increased demand for water.
Mining minerals from seawater
 
bacteria biologically "mine" minerals from water
Will our kids be a different species?
 
Throughout human evolution, multiple versions of humans co-existed. Could we be mid-upgrade now?
China's Cancer Villages
 
Dateline investigates the increase in cancer cases in rural China