Environment

Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted)

Category archives for Environment

tags: environment, education, conservation,animal welfare, dancing bears, India, sloth bear, Kartick Satyanarayan, TEDTalks, streaming video Traditionally, the Kalandar community of India has survived by capturing sloth bear cubs and training them to “dance” through extreme cruelty. Kartick Satyanarayan has been able to put an end to this centuries-old practice, and in so doing discovered a…

Story of Stuff

tags: Story of Stuff, environment, pollution, climate change, global warming, recycling, social commentary, cultural observation, planned obsolescence, perceived obsolescence, fashion, advertizing, social psychology, streaming video From its extraction through sale, use and disposal, all the stuff in our lives affects communities at home and abroad, yet most of this is hidden from view. The Story…

TONIGHT in NYC: SciCafe at AMNH

tags: education, public outreach, SciCafe, science cafe, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, NYC, streaming video Who: Ichthyologist Melanie Stiassny What: free public presentation, “Mysteries of the Congo: Exploring the World’s Deepest River” When: TONIGHT at 700pm Where: Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, American Museum of Natural History, Enter at the 81st Street (Rose Center)…

tags: education, public outreach, SciCafe, science cafe, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, NYC, streaming video Who: Ichthyologist Melanie Stiassny What: free public presentation, “Mysteries of the Congo: Exploring the World’s Deepest River” When: 700pm, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 Where: Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, American Museum of Natural History, Enter at the 81st Street…

Forest of Ecstasy: Vanguard

tags: Forest of Ecstasy: Vanguard, illegal drugs, safrole oil, ecstacy, XTC, X, methylenedioxymethamphetamine, MDMA, rainforest, Cardamom Mountains, Cambodia, conservation, endangered species, documentary, streaming video Do you think that making and using illegal drugs are victimless crimes? Think again! Deep in a remote Cambodian rainforest, criminals are setting up illegal factories to produce safrole oil, the…

tags: education, public outreach, SciCafe, science cafe, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, NYC, streaming video Who: Ichthyologist Melanie Stiassny What: free public presentation, “Mysteries of the Congo: Exploring the World’s Deepest River” When: 700pm, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 Where: Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, American Museum of Natural History, Enter at the 81st Street…

tags: education, public outreach, SciCafe, science cafe, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, NYC, streaming video Who: Ichthyologist Melanie Stiassny What: free public presentation, “Mysteries of the Congo: Exploring the World’s Deepest River” When: 700pm, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 Where: Gottesman Hall of Planet Earth, American Museum of Natural History, Enter at the 81st Street…

SciCafe at AMNH in NYC

tags: education, public outreach, SciCafe, science cafe, AMNH, American Museum of Natural History, NYC, streaming video Since the holidays are a busy time, I am notifying you of NYC’s upcoming SciCafe a little early so you can be sure to add it to your calenders! Who: Ichthyologist Melanie Stiassny What: free public presentation, “Mysteries of…

tags: environment, forest ecology, trees, forestry, carbon sequestration, global warming, climate change, Nature Conservancy, streaming video You know that trees store carbon, but what does that really mean? How much carbon does the tree outside your window store, and how does that compare to the carbon we emit when we travel or power our homes?

tags: Project Kaisei, Oceanography, North Pacific Gyre, North Pacific Garbage Patch, plastic, pollution, environment, streaming video Underwater videographer, underwater photographer, and author, Annie Crawley joined Scripps Institute of Oceanography and Project Kaisei aboard the New Horizon on a 3 week long expedition to the North Pacific Gyre. They collected data to help find a solution…