Daily Archives: September 8, 2016

Hunting for Peru’s lost civilizations — with satellites


TED

Published on Sep 8, 2016

Around the world, hundreds of thousands of lost ancient sites lie buried and hidden from view. Satellite archaeologist Sarah Parcak is determined to find them before looters do. With the 2016 TED Prize, Parcak is building an online citizen-science tool called GlobalXplorer that will train an army of volunteer explorers to find and protect the world’s hidden heritage. In this talk, she offers a preview of the first place they’ll look: Peru — the home of Machu Picchu, the Nazca lines and other archaeological wonders waiting to be discovered.

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design — plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more.
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FES Seminar: Mark Bradford (edited)


Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Published on Sep 8, 2016

I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)

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We are the ECI


Environmental Change Institute

Published on Sep 8, 2016

To celebrate 25 years of the Environmental Change Institute, there will be a video podcast series of interviews with some of the inspired and inspiring people from the ECI’s past and present. Beginning Michaelmas Term 2016.

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‘The flames are 7 metres high’, wildfires rage in Spain and Portugal


euronews (in English)

Published on Sep 8, 2016

Thousands of firefighters in Spain and Portugal are battling blazes, as officials hope for a change in the weather to stop the spread of the flames.

The fires have been spreading across the Galicia region of northern Spain and the north-east of Portugal.

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Tackling The Global Honey Bee Crisis (2015)


Journeyman Pictures

Published on Sep 8, 2016

Honey Bees (2015): The world is experiencing a global bee crisis, with Australia the only country not yet affected. With bees responsible for almost a third of the food on our plate, this is a crisis that could affect us all.

For similar stories, see:
New York Beekeepers Fighting to Save America’s Food Supply (2010)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7Ee-…
How Shrimping Has Destroyed Ecuador’s Ecosystem (2014)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlL_W…
Is Tuna Being Fished To Extinction?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEOn2…

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The Children Working On Indian Coal Mines


Journeyman Pictures

Published on Sep 8, 2016

Rat Hole Minors (2014): In the coal mines of India, tens of thousands of children are forced to work in “rat holes”, tiny pits too small for adults to reach. Why are the authorities turning a blind eye to this lethal and illegal practice?

For similar stories, see:
The Children Risking Their Lives In Underwater Gold Mines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1L_p…
Investigating BHP’s $5bn Mining Disaster In Brazil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KF3Cl…
Sulphur Mining – Indonesia
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciH1q…

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America’s Controversial War On Coal (2014)


Journeyman Pictures

Published on Sep 7, 2016

Back to Coal (2014): Mountaintop mining is an effective but controversial extraction method. Its devastating effect on the environment has provoked a ‘war on coal’ between ecologists and the miners who’ve lived on it for generations.

For similar stories, see:
Counting The Cost Of Australia’s Coal Rush
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94Veu…
India’s Criminal Child Mines
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75Zl2…
Mining Sickness – South Africa
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNVcl…

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