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Citizen Science, Coronavirus & Climate Change

Journalist, author, and citizen scientist Mary Ellen Hannibal walks Nadine Zylberberg through the many ways all of us can contribute to scientific research, like helping track weather patterns, giraffes migration, or find kelp forests.

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Taking Climate Campaigns Online

Amid widespread shut-downs across the world in response to COVID19, climate strikers are getting creative.

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Composting for the Future

“Curtis Bay is polluted by the emissions from I-895, a chemical company, a coal company, a kerosene company, and three incinerators.” Marvin Hayes of the Baltimore Compost Collective, and his work to reverse the damage from the ground up.

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First Came the Milkman. Then Came Loop.

Where most of us see trash, Tom Szaky sees potential. In 2001 Szaky set out to recycle the hard-to-recycle products we use, from coffee capsules to cigarette butts. Today, his company TerraCycle offers a suite of waste sorting services that includes free recycling programs, industrial waste management, and now, refillable container programs.

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Miami Food Rescue & the Super Bowl Leftovers

On Sunday, February 2, 2020, thousands of football fans descended on Hard Rock Stadium in Miami to watch the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers. There were fireworks, there was an impressive halftime show — and there was lots and lots of food.

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Can We Plant One Trillion Trees?

In 2019 at Davos, the World Economic Forum launched an ambitious initiative to grow, restore and conserve one trillion trees globally. The aim is to join existing projects already engaged in the effort, and to raise funds and political support.

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When Death Creates Life

ReCompose, a Seattle based startup, reintroduces an ancient death ritual.

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Plastic Free Coatings that Extend the Shelf-Life of Produce

Food supply chains are tightly run machines designed to deliver fragile fresh whole foods to your plate as quickly as possible. What if we could stop flying that asparagus in, and put it on a boat? Apeel targets both home based food waste, and supply chain inefficiences, by extending the shelf life of high value perishables.

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Takeout Delivery Apps Repurposed to Reduce Food Waste

An overview of Door Dash's Project Dash, Postmates' Food Fight!, Seamless' No Kid Hungry, Uber Eats' opt-in, Swiggy's Packaging Assist and more...

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How Does Bhutan Remain Carbon-Negative?

Landlocked between China and India, Bhutan has been an independent state throughout its history, building a national identity around the tenets of Buddhism. Today, 72% of Bhutan is forest; the government, following a ruling from the fourth king, has mandated that 60% remain that way indefinitely.