Tag: biodiversity

Trees will save our planet | VPRO Documentary
Indigenous peoples: We are the best guardians of the forest
Ka’a Zar Ukyze Wà – Forest Keepers in Danger

Ka’a Zar Ukyze Wà – Forest Keepers in Danger

By Micah Moen 4 Comments November 4, 2019

Forest Keepers in Danger This is our land. The Araribóia Indigenous land. My people live here – the Tenetehar, also known as the Guajajara. This land also belongs to the Awá Guajá – an uncontacted people. For a long time our land has been invaded by hunters, drug traffickers, settlers and illegal loggers. Just look […]

How pollution is changing the ocean’s chemistry | Triona McGrath

How pollution is changing the ocean’s chemistry | Triona McGrath

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 2, 2019

Do you ever think about how important the oceans are in our daily lives? The oceans cover two-thirds of our planet. They provide half the oxygen we breathe. They moderate our climate. And they provide jobs and medicine and food including 20 percent of protein to feed the entire world population. People used to think […]

Katharine Suding’s MacArthur Address ESA 2019: Resilience, Recovery and the Ecology of Change

Katharine Suding’s MacArthur Address ESA 2019: Resilience, Recovery and the Ecology of Change

By Micah Moen 0 Comment October 31, 2019

(gentle music) – Katharine Suding is a leader in community ecology. She applies empirical and theoretical approaches to address both fundamental and applied problems faced by ecological communities in today’s changing world. Her presentation is entitled Resilience, Recovery, and the Ecology of Change. Please help me welcome our MacArthur lecturer, speaker, Dr. Katie Suding. (audience […]

HHMI Educator Tips — Gorongosa Interactive Map

HHMI Educator Tips — Gorongosa Interactive Map

By Micah Moen 0 Comment October 31, 2019

Case studies are stories – true stories – about complex situations that bring learning to life for students. The short film, “The Guide”, introduces students to Gorongosa National Park as a case study in sustainability and human impact. The Gorongosa Interactive Map is a supplemental resource to the film and further brings this case study […]

Scientists explore the ocean’s eerie twilight zone

Scientists explore the ocean’s eerie twilight zone

By Micah Moen 15 Comments October 28, 2019

This is the ocean twilight zone, a swath of deep sea that starts 200 meters below the surface where sunlight barely reaches. It’s the least explored part of the ocean. – A lot of us are familiar with the idea that there’s lots of things living in the upper ocean, but we have maybe forgotten […]

Going Wild: Restoring German Forests
Ocean acidification: Connecting science, industry, policy and public
The discoveries awaiting us in the ocean’s twilight zone | Heidi M. Sosik

The discoveries awaiting us in the ocean’s twilight zone | Heidi M. Sosik

By Micah Moen 82 Comments October 21, 2019

I bet all of you are familiar with this view of the ocean, but the thing is, most of the ocean looks nothing like this. Below the sunlit surface waters, there’s an otherworldly realm known as the twilight zone. At 200 to 1,000 meters below the surface, sunlight is barely a glimmer. Tiny particles swirl […]