Tag: pollution

Cleaning up Our Dirty Water with Microbes and Grease

Cleaning up Our Dirty Water with Microbes and Grease

By Micah Moen 0 Comment February 2, 2020

Overall, our water supply in this country, it is deteriorating. The quality of that water, it’s getting worse. Aquifers are being used up or they’re being contaminated. So my research interests and goals revolve around sustainable wastewater and stormwater treatment technologies. In particular I’m interested in biological systems. So systems that are using bacteria and […]

Why “biofabrication” is the next industrial revolution | Suzanne Lee

Why “biofabrication” is the next industrial revolution | Suzanne Lee

By Micah Moen 55 Comments January 31, 2020

I started life as a fashion designer, working closely with textile designers and fabric suppliers. But today, I can no longer see or talk to my new collaborators, because they’re in the soil beneath our feet, on the shelves of our supermarkets and in the beer I’m going to drink when I finish this talk. […]

When Nature Strikes Back

When Nature Strikes Back

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 26, 2020

Number 8 Global Warming and Hurricanes While the conversation on global warming has been somewhat polarizing, the vast majority of the global scientific community has reached a consensus regarding its impact. Human activity, namely greenhouse gas emission, is often cited as a major contributor to the global rise in temperature. One of the ways nature […]

Ecoute ta nature, ne jette pas ton mégot / Listen to your nature, do not throw away your butts – 16

Ecoute ta nature, ne jette pas ton mégot / Listen to your nature, do not throw away your butts – 16

By Micah Moen 8 Comments January 23, 2020

Mimajit presents Mimajit presents THE CHRONICLE OF A DRUM WOMAN Mimajit presents THE CHRONICLE OF A DRUM WOMAN Listen to your nature, do not throw your butts Hello everyone, I hope you are in good shape! In any case, feeling better than a friend I’ve just met. Are you aware of the giant iceberg that […]

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The Tomales Bay Watershed: Giacomini Wetlands

The Tomales Bay Watershed: Giacomini Wetlands

By Micah Moen 0 Comment January 15, 2020

[Daniel Strain] This is the Natural Laboratory, a podcast exploring science for Bay Area National Parks. I’m Daniel Strain. In the second part of this series on the Tomales Bay watershed, we’ll explore wetland restoration projects here on the Point Reyes peninsula and across California. [background voices] [Daniel Strain] These eighth-grade students are getting a […]

Yosemite Nature Notes – 19 – Night Skies

Yosemite Nature Notes – 19 – Night Skies

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 11, 2020

[CRICKETS CHIRPING] Man: THE SENSE OF SCALE INVOLVED IN LOOKING IN THE SKY IS ENORMOUS. YOU REALIZE THAT WE LIVE ON A TINY SPACESHIP THAT’S ORBITING THIS AVERAGE STAR IN A GALAXY FULL OF 200 BILLION STARS. Second man: I THINK WHEN PEOPLE COME UP FROM THE CITIES, OFTEN ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS I […]

Hydrogen; Nature’s Fuel

Hydrogen; Nature’s Fuel

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 7, 2020

Hydrogen is the most abundant element on earth. It really is nature’s fuel. We’re at a very interesting stage of development of this technology where it’s not quite ready for prime time time but it’s getting tantalizingly close Fuel cell technology is evolving, the technology is improving constantly. We’re competing in a market that we […]

Will We Lose Oxygen If We Lose the Amazon Rainforest?

Will We Lose Oxygen If We Lose the Amazon Rainforest?

By Micah Moen 100 Comments January 6, 2020

The Amazon Rainforest is big news right now as fires continue to consume its lush landscape. It’s essential to our planet’s climate, ecosystem, and more. If we do nothing, the Amazon could be gone within 100 years. What would that mean for us? 1. We’d miss out on important medicine. A lot of the ingredients […]

Wetlands Restoration

Wetlands Restoration

By Micah Moen 0 Comment December 31, 2019

Wetlands are among the richest and most diverse places on earth. Thousands of fish, mammals and birds call the wetlands home. If you can believe it, wetlands, thick with plants and soggy soils, act as a sponge, soaking up pollutants to help keep our water clean. They also help protect people from floods and storms. […]