• Could genomics solve the climate change crisis? | Daniel C. Esty | Big Think
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    Could genomics solve the climate change crisis? | Daniel C. Esty | Big Think

    So genomics, the idea that we can intervene with the genome of not just humans but any species in a way that might harden that species, improve it’s resilience to threats like climate change or make it more amenable to various medical approaches so as to ensure there’s a reduction of harm. And it can also be used in plants, for example, to speed up the growth pace and otherwise to provide ways to help harden the species or improve a species contribution to the response to climate change. So many aspects of society have been transformed by technology breakthroughs in the last couple of decades. And I would argue…

  • Legislation Fights Liens Based on Water Bills
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    Legislation Fights Liens Based on Water Bills

    This is the Greater Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church. Its congregation is led by Reverend Keith Bailey. I’ve been here for nine years now, and the people that come here are elderly people that has been members for years. And it has been a great asset to the neighborhood for the homeless, food pantry, and other activities that we do in the community to help raise money to help the community. The church’s food pantry services dozens of people through the neighborhood. Freddie, Freddie Gray was under my supervision with community service for two years and he had a hundred hours each year. And he worked here in the food pantry…

  • Environmental Legislation in the 2019 Session
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    Environmental Legislation in the 2019 Session

    >>SENATOR PETER WIRTH, REPRESENTATIVE GAIL ARMSTRONG, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TODAY. SO, WITH THE 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION ABOUT TO KICK OFF LATER THIS MONTH, WE ARE GOING TO BE SEEING SOME BILLS ON THE ENVIRONMENT THIS YEAR, RIGHT?>>NO QUESTION. LOTS OF THINGS IN THE PIPELINE AND WITH THE EXTRAORDINARY ENERGY REVOLUTION HAPPENING IN OUR STATE ON SO MANY DIFFERENT FRONTS AND OBVIOUSLY THE NEED TO ADDRESS LOTS OF OVERSIGHT REGULATORY ISSUES, THERE IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF CHANGES, A NEW GOVERNOR LEADING THE WAY.>>SO, WHAT ARE SOME OF THE TOP ISSUES ON THE ENVIRONMENT THAT YOU SEE WE’LL TALK ABOUT IN THE LEGISLATURE THIS YEAR?>>A COUPLE THINGS.…

  • The New Universal Cinema at Universal CityWalk Hollywood – Los Angeles
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    The New Universal Cinema at Universal CityWalk Hollywood – Los Angeles

    To commemorate the opening of the new Universal Cinema here at CityWalk. Lights camera action. At Universal Studios Hollywood theme park we bring movies to life. We show our guest the magic of filmmaking and with these new state-of-the-art cinemas we are now able to make it an even greater experience. We wanted to create a venue that was equal to how filmmakers watch movies as you will soon see, each theaters offers an environment equivalent to a Hollywood studio screening room. The transformation of Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk is the result of a 25-year comprehensive blueprint. The plan for the entire Universal City property, represents a major…

  • Human intervention increases risk of delta drowning
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    Human intervention increases risk of delta drowning

    The world’s deltas are home to over 350 million people. They are fertile environments that support intensive agriculture and expanding cities as well as unique ecosystems such as the Sundarbans, the largest mangrove forest in the world. Deltas are created when rivers enter the ocean and deposit the sediment they carry. This newly created land tends to sink as the freshly deposited sediment settles and compacts, which means that more sediment must be deposited for deltas to remain above sea level. Currently many of the world’s deltas are sinking rapidly relative to sea level as climate change is causing seas to rise, and because subsurface mining of water and fossil…

  • The colossal problem with universal basic income | Douglas Rushkoff
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    The colossal problem with universal basic income | Douglas Rushkoff

    DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF: For a long time I was a fan of universal basic income. And the logic I had was that I always hear politicians talking about, ‘Let’s create jobs for people. That’s what we need is jobs, more jobs,’ as if that’s what’s going to solve the economic problem. So the government is supposed to lend money to a bank, who can then lend money to a corporation, who will then build a factory in order for people to have jobs. Do we really need more jobs? In California, they’re tearing down houses as we speak, because the houses are in foreclosure, and they want to keep market values…

  • Biochar Workshop Part 2, Why to Make Biochar
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    Biochar Workshop Part 2, Why to Make Biochar

    Now that I’ve shown you how to make it. I want to talk a little bit about why to make it. I’ll tell you a little bit about my personal story cause that’s most of what I’ve got to share. I’m just a farmer who decided to focus on biochar because I saw the opportunity and I wanted to share it with other people. So on my little farm up in Massachusetts I started clearing land and I quit my job and said I’m gonna grow stuff instead cause I hated my 9 to 5 and I quickly found that I was sitting on a big sandbar which is what…

  • The Fight to Turn Lake Erie Into a Person | The Daily Show
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    The Fight to Turn Lake Erie Into a Person | The Daily Show

    Right now I’m standing on top of Lake Erie. Well, I’m actually on a boat that’s on La- you know how that works. Recently the residents of Toledo, Ohio voted to make Lake Erie a person. What does that even mean? All right, can we go back? I think I’m gonna puke. Local activist Markie Miller is one of the human people responsible for getting the Lake Erie personhood initiative passed. Our premise was to change the notion that nature is merely property, and that if you own the permit, that you get to destroy it, to harm it. So by giving Lake Erie its own set of rights, we…