Tag: future

Let’s protect the oceans like national parks | David Lang

Let’s protect the oceans like national parks | David Lang

By Micah Moen 58 Comments December 3, 2019

So, of all my childhood memories, there is one that stands above the rest. And that is the time that my brave parents rented an RV, packed it with me and my brothers, and drove west from our house in Minneapolis, out to Yellowstone National Park. We saw all the sights, like the geysers, we […]

Nephaim & Tyler Ocean – With Me

Nephaim & Tyler Ocean – With Me

By Micah Moen 3 Comments November 25, 2019

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This Scottish forest is a playground, a factory and a home for wildlife – all in one

This Scottish forest is a playground, a factory and a home for wildlife – all in one

By Micah Moen 7 Comments November 23, 2019

What I’d like my legacy to be is for my daughters to understand that a forest is not a place that either needs to be left untouched or that is a place where people just take out trees and wreck it. I would like them to walk into a forest and know that it is […]

Why the ocean you know and love won’t exist in 50 years | David Wallace-Wells

Why the ocean you know and love won’t exist in 50 years | David Wallace-Wells

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 22, 2019

DAVID WALLACE-WELLS: I think there’s basically no chance that coral reefs survive another generation. I think that we’re looking at the total extinction of those biospheres by 2050 or so. There are some scientists who think there’s some hope, and there have been some coral reefs that have recovered. But the impacts are so fast […]

#NoBeef // Why Is Beef So Bad For The Environment?

#NoBeef // Why Is Beef So Bad For The Environment?

By Micah Moen 11 Comments November 18, 2019

Climate change… We all know about it. We all know it’s worrying af. But what’s the best thing that we, individual individuals, can do about it? I mean, we know that we should drive less, but we need to get to places, and we know that we should heat our houses less, but what about […]

Could Ocean Cleanup’s New Interceptor Help Solve Our Plastic Problem?

Could Ocean Cleanup’s New Interceptor Help Solve Our Plastic Problem?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 8, 2019

It’s no secret. We have got a trash problem. Every year, we produce about 300 million metric tons of plastic globally. These plastics can end up in rivers, oceans, and eventually our food chain. But a group called The Ocean Cleanup says that their new suite of technologies can help address this growing problem. When […]

WPT University Place: Sustainability and Environmental Citizenship

WPT University Place: Sustainability and Environmental Citizenship

By Micah Moen 0 Comment November 6, 2019

– All right, so, I’m not a chemist, I can’t make anything light up, and I can’t blow anything up, which is much to my consternation throughout my entire career. I would much prefer to be able to show you something that spectacular. When Dr. Shakhashiri asked me to speak here on the topic of […]

Meet Boyan Slat, Founder of The Ocean Cleanup Project | One Small Step | NowThis

Meet Boyan Slat, Founder of The Ocean Cleanup Project | One Small Step | NowThis

By Micah Moen 11 Comments November 3, 2019

It’s an initiative by entrepreneur and engineer, Well now, they have a new technology, a way to tackle ocean plastic like never before, and I’m gonna get to talk to Boyan, on his computer, live from the Netherlands. This is a One Small Step spotlight. Thank you so much for taking the time to talk […]

A radical plan to end plastic waste | Andrew Forrest

A radical plan to end plastic waste | Andrew Forrest

By Micah Moen 100 Comments November 2, 2019

Chris Anderson: So, you’ve been obsessed with this problem for the last few years. What is the problem, in your own words? Andrew Forrest: Plastic. Simple as that. Our inability to use it for the tremendous energetic commodity that it is, and just throw it away. CA: And so we see waste everywhere. At its […]

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 […]