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Bern Convention: Protecting nature for a better future

Bern Convention: Protecting nature for a better future

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 17, 2020

Nature is essential for human life. A healthy environment is a source of food clean water and air, but nature doesn’t exist only for the convenience of mankind. It is also home to millions of other species and we have to protect them. This is the aim of the Bern Convention: a treaty for the […]

This is all just a part of a natural cycle, right?

This is all just a part of a natural cycle, right?

By Micah Moen 52 Comments January 14, 2020

– All this worry about warming, when it’s just a natural cycle. Climate’s always changed, and today’s no different, right? (bell dings) If we wanna understand why the earth is warming, it just makes sense to start by taking a closer look at all the natural factors that have caused climate to change in the […]

How your business can save the rainforest | Introducing Climate Dividends by Cool Earth

How your business can save the rainforest | Introducing Climate Dividends by Cool Earth

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 11, 2020

Forward-thinking companies are taking on this challenge. But for many, it’s hard to know where to start. That’s why Cool Earth, a pioneering NGO in rainforest protection, is launching Climate Dividends: a new initiative that enables more companies to be part of the climate solution. How does it work? By donating their unclaimed dividends, companies […]

Plants before pandas: the young bog-lover tackling extinction

Plants before pandas: the young bog-lover tackling extinction

By Micah Moen 24 Comments January 10, 2020

Plants are the fundamental basis of all life on Earth. Meet Josh Styles. And here they are. A 24-year-old botanist and self-confessed plant obsessive from Cheshire. Nutrient-poor, wet and acid. He took me to the great outdoors. Mmm, slurry. To see how he is fighting back against extinction in his back yard. I feel like […]

Scientific Innovation Helps Pacific Wetlands Adapt to Sea Level Rise

Scientific Innovation Helps Pacific Wetlands Adapt to Sea Level Rise

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 7, 2020

[Music] [Wind] [Motor boat] [Water trickling] Narrator – U.S. Geological Survey scientists collaborated with partners to develop an innovative new tool to help resource managers prepare Pacific coastal wetlands for rising sea levels. Scientist Wetlands are an important habitat for both fish and wildlife and they also provide this unique ability to act as sponges […]

An Equatorial Rainforest Thrives in the Desert

An Equatorial Rainforest Thrives in the Desert

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 30, 2019

my name is John Adams. I’m deputy director here in Biosphere 2. and one of the really unique features of Biosphere 2 is our equatorial rainforest. Now although it’s not a perfect representation of that which you’d find around Brazil, it is an assemblage of tropical plants inside of a completely controlled environment. what makes […]

Commonwealth Environmental Water Paiwalla Wetland
Building with Hemp – An Incredible Natural Insulation & Sustainable Material

Building with Hemp – An Incredible Natural Insulation & Sustainable Material

By Micah Moen 100 Comments December 26, 2019

[Music Playing]>>ANTHONY: Building a hempcrete house is more simple than conventional. It is three simple steps. So you have the structure that you have to build which would be the skeleton of the house; and you build a body with the hempcrete, the insulation system; and then you have the skin which is the lime […]

Yosemite Nature Notes – 12 – Glaciers

Yosemite Nature Notes – 12 – Glaciers

By Micah Moen 23 Comments December 26, 2019

[Music] [Music] While many people think of Yosemite Valley as a great place to look at evidence of glaciers, as you come up into the High Country of Yosemite, Olmstead Point, Tuolumne Meadows, you find even better evidence for the recent passage of ice. But to see the living glaciers still at work at the […]

What If We Lost the Amazon Rainforest? | Climate Change – Google It

What If We Lost the Amazon Rainforest? | Climate Change – Google It

By Micah Moen 1 Comment December 25, 2019

How long will the Amazon rainforest last given the massive destruction and wildfires that are taking place? Can a place this big burn down to ashes? What will it mean for our ecosystem? Do we have enough time and resources to control the situation? Amazon rainforest is the source of nearly 10% of the oxygen […]