Tag: ecosystems

Fiorenza Micheli: The race to save the ocean

Fiorenza Micheli: The race to save the ocean

By Micah Moen 0 Comment March 20, 2020

– Today on The Future of Everything: The future of our oceans. Anyone who’s looked at a globe, a world globe, Earth globe, knows that most of the Earth is covered with water and the oceans. Oceans have been on our mind recently because they are rising, and we are worried about the future of […]

Official Preview | Cuba’s Wild Revolution | NATURE | PBS

Official Preview | Cuba’s Wild Revolution | NATURE | PBS

By Micah Moen 2 Comments March 11, 2020

– [Narrator] Cuba, an island from another time. While much of the wildlands and seas of the Caribbean are dying, Cuba’s extraordinary history has made it a true wildlife wonderland. But Cuba now stands at a crossroads. She’s opening her doors to the outside world. Will the island’s wildlife pay the ultimate price?

Bringing Back Natures Balance: Boulder County Parks and Open Space Ecological Restoration

Bringing Back Natures Balance: Boulder County Parks and Open Space Ecological Restoration

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 31, 2020

RON STEWART, Director of Parks and Open Space Boulder County Parks and Open Space is dedicated to preserving and restoring natural resources for the benefit of the environment, wildlife, and the public. The bottom line is that we’re active stewards of this land. We maintain it or improve it, especially if it was degraded when […]

Official Preview |  The Mighty Weasel | NATURE | PBS

Official Preview | The Mighty Weasel | NATURE | PBS

By Micah Moen 5 Comments January 30, 2020

(badger roars) – [Announcer] We badger people. Ferret out the enemy. Weasel out of things. Members of the weasel family are often portrayed as villains. But do they deserve this reputation? Now, with groundbreaking science. – It’s as though you have an animal in liquid form. – [Announcer] And by following the wild stoat family, […]

What If We Set Aside Half the Planet for Wildlife?

What If We Set Aside Half the Planet for Wildlife?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 26, 2020

About 65 million years ago, a mass extinction event occurred, wiping out more than 75% of all species on Earth. There have only been 5 mass extinctions in our planet’s 4.5 billion year history. But the next one has already started. By the end of this century, one in six species on Earth could be […]

Official Preview | Wild Florida | NATURE | PBS

Official Preview | Wild Florida | NATURE | PBS

By Micah Moen 2 Comments January 24, 2020

this is one of the most biodiverse places in the world Florida but powerful forces are threatening the state’s wild creatures and iconic landscapes if Florida lost the reef track completely it’s like tonight we would see a place like Florida Keys completely washed away the war that we’re fighting is bigger than the battle […]

YorkTalks 2020: The mountains and people of Africa: creating a sustainable future from the ground up

YorkTalks 2020: The mountains and people of Africa: creating a sustainable future from the ground up

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 20, 2020

So I’m going to look, really, at some of the work we’ve been doing across will largely focus on East Africa. And then very towards the end of the talk, talk a little bit about some of the work going across the university across the African continent. So we just initially look at a topographic […]

Harnessing nature’s power for water security

Harnessing nature’s power for water security

By Micah Moen 2 Comments January 16, 2020

Water security is fundamental to everything we’re trying to achieve. We, the Nature Conservancy, are trying to get the world to invest in nature for nature and people. What we are doing in the context of water security is to help stakeholders, cities, governments, communities understand which investments in nature they can make to achieve […]

Natural selection in a hurricane: The lizards that won’t let go

Natural selection in a hurricane: The lizards that won’t let go

By Micah Moen 98 Comments January 14, 2020

These lizards are leaping for science. Well, not so much leaping, as falling. But their tumbles are helping scientists answer a question. Could hurricanes drive natural selection? Hurricanes are destructive – perhaps too destructive to influence evolution, with species survival being more random than influenced by specific traits. And while some scientists suspect that hurricanes […]

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 […]