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What's In Your Food? Telespec Innovation
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In this video, Stephen Watson and Isabel Hoffmann show how far TellSpec has progressed in just 3 months since the beginning of the Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign on Oct 2013. In terms of size, usability, portability, user interface and input for the scanner and the app. Published on Dec 31, 2013

EarthSayers Isabel Hoffmann; Stephen Watson
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NASA | Ask a Climate Scientist: Food Production by Molly Brown
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Will climate change drastically reduce our food production, or will it change what we produce?

This question from Twitter was posed to Goddard Space Flight Center's Molly Brown as part of NASA's Ask A Climate Scientist campaign, #askclimate

For more about the connection between climate variability and food production, go here: http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/c...

EarthSayer Molly Brown
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Justice Begins With Seeds by Eric Holt-Gimenez
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"A Billion Stuffed, A Billion Starved." Talk by Eric Holt-Gimenez, Executive Director of Food First - Institute for Food and Development Policy given August 2, 2013 at the Justice Begins With Seeds 2013 International Conference at Seattle First Presbyterian Church in Seattle, WA. Published on Aug 18, 2013 by  TalkingStickTV


EarthSayer Eric Holt-Gimenez
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Sierra Nevada Snow Pack & Snow Melt
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Snow melt from the snow pack in the Sierra Nevada mountain range provides drinking water to about 30% of California's residents, irrigates key crops in the San Joaquin valley, and runs hydroelectric power plants that supply at least 15% of the state's electricity. Scientists Martha Conklin and Tom Harmon of the University of California, Merced are conducting research at the Southern Sierra Critical Zone Observatory, using wireless sensor technology to more accurately measure snow pack and snow melt so that state water managers can make better decisions on how to allocate this precious resource. Published on Jul 12, 2013

EarthSayers Martha Conklin; Tom Harmon
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Nutrient Loading in Lake Erie
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Part of the earth's largest surface freshwater system, Lake Erie is a vital source of drinking water for 11 million people. Researchers Anna Michalak, Tom Bridgeman, and Pete Richards are studying how farming practices and severe weather can increase the amount of fertilizer-derived nutrients in the water, which diminishes water quality and threatens the lake's ecosystem and the public's health.

Published on Jul 12, 2013

EarthSayers Tom Bridgeman; Pete Richards
Date unknown Format Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Sustainability:Water by NBC Learn and NSF More Details
The Ogallala Aquifer
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Kansas farmers Stan  Townsend and Mitchell Baalman and others that sit atop the Ogallala aquifer -- the largest freshwater aquifer in North America -- are pumping out water for crop irrigation far faster than natural seepage of rainwater can replenish it. Scientist David Hyndman from Michigan State University is helping develop a plan to better manage this vital resource for sustainable farming.

Published on Jul 12, 2013

EarthSayers Mitchell Baalman; Dave Hyndman; Stan Townsend
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Spill by photograper Daniel Beltra
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Daniel Beltra gives us insight to his experience documenting the Gulf oil spill and his motivation for continuing his efforts to capture our changing environment. Uploaded on Aug 4, 2010. His interview on "ICE" is here.

Short listed for the Prix Pictet, The global award in photography and sustainability for his series, Spill.

 

EarthSayer Daniel Beltra
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The Gene Revolution, The Future of Agriculture by Dr. Thierry Vrain
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Thierry Vrain retired 10 years ago after a long career as a soil biologist and ended head of a department of molecular biology running his own research program to engineer nematode resistance genes in crops. In his retirement career as a gardener he learned five or six years ago how the soil ecosystem really functions. He finds himself with a good knowledge of genetic engineering technologies surrounded by people in fear of being hurt by the food they eat. He found that he cannot ignore them anymore and has joined the campaign to educate consumers about the potential health problems reported in the recent scientific literature. Published on Jun 7, 2013 More information here.

 

EarthSayer Thierry Vrain
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First Ever BioCellar at Chateau Hough by Mansfield Frazier
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Now in his third year with the Vineyards at Chateau Hough, Mansfield Frazier has just received angel funding to kick off his next urban agriculture project, the BioCellar at Chateau Hough.

Remove the shell of any of the 15,000 abandoned homes in Cleveland that are beyond repair, and build a greenhouse over top, leaving the basement under the frost line, where mushrooms, selling for $12 a pound, can be grown in a hi-tech BioCellar to grow crops, create jobs and reuse the land, for a triple net bottom line.

EarthSayer Mansfield Frazier
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Sustainability Core Values of the Great Lakes Brewing Company
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Great Lakes Brewing Company in Cleveland, Ohio is a principle-centered, environmentally respectful and socially conscious company. This video addresses the efficacy and business success of achieving a lighter footprint on the planet to its benefit and that of the company, its employees, customers and community. Excellent examples are given of their environmental stewardship including the fund raiser, the Great Lakes Burning River Fest, held the last weekend of July each year and sponsored by The Burning River Foundation.  This fundraising results in grants to local water quality and sustainability organizations.

Featured speakers:

Great Lakes Brewing Company, Cleveland, Ohio: Luke Purcell, Brewer and Field Sales Qaulity Specialist and Pat Conway, Co-owner

Eric Wobser, Executive Director, Ohio City, Inc., Cleveland Ohio

Jenita McGowen, Chief of Sustainability, City of Cleveland, Ohio

Ken Silliman, Lead Advisor to Mayor Frank Jackson

Published on Jan 21, 2013, Youtube's Larry King channel.

EarthSayers Pat Conway; Jenita McGowen; Luke Purcell
Date unknown Format Documentary
Length unknown Keywords SustainabilityMember of Special Collection Farming and Food Production More Details
 

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