Daily Archives: November 28, 2016

Biochar: The Oldest New Thing You’ve Never Heard Of: Wae Nelson at TEDxOrlando

TEDx Talks
Published on Nov 11, 2012
Wae Nelson was employed as a mechanical engineer in the aerospace and defense industries for many years, working both as a designer and as a manager in manufacturing. Now he publishes the magazine beloved by local gardeners, Florida Gardening, and pursues his passion for biochar — a diy, scalable technique to both improve horticultural yields and sequester carbon simultaneously.


Biochar – the future of sustainable agriculture: Lauren Hale at TEDxUCR

TEDx Talks
Published on Dec 14, 2013
Lauren Hale graduated with a Bachelors of Science from North Carolina State University in 2007. During her time there she studied the use of bacteria to degrade pollutants such as gasoline additives and chlorinated solvents. In 2009 she began a Ph.D. program at the University of California, Riverside where she currently researches the suitability of biochar to deliver plant growth-promoting bacteria into agricultural soils. When she completes her Ph.D. she hopes to continue to work with biochar and beneficial microorganisms and microbial generated enzymes of environmental significance.


The Gene Revolution, The Future of Agriculture: Dr. Thierry Vrain at TEDxComoxValley

TEDx Talks
Published on Jun 7, 2013
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 and have been preaching ever since. He find 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.


The Ethics of Biosocial Science | The New Biosocial and The Future of Ethical Science

Harvard University

Published on Nov 28, 2016

The Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard and the Office of the President present
The Tanner Lectures on Human Values

Dorothy E. Roberts
George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology and Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Thursday, November 3, 4pm, Lowell Lecture Hall


Steven E. Hyman
Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, Harvard University


Anne Fausto-Sterling
Nancy Duke Lewis Professor Emerita of Biology and Gender Studies in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology and Biochemistry, Brown University

What Happens When The Rainforests Are Gone?

The Big Picture RT

Published on Nov 28, 2016

Big Picture Fact Of The Day

Inequality Media Videos with Robert Reich


Robert Reich and Inequity Media

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Trumped: The abyss between reporters and the reported – The Listening Post (Full)

Al Jazeera English
Published on Nov 12, 2016
Political journalism in the United States – its spectacular failure in election 2016 and how it got to be this way.

Australia’s indigenous oppose nuclear waste storage

Al Jazeera English Published on Nov 27, 2016
Battle lines are being drawn over a plan by Australia’s government to store nuclear waste at a remote site.

The organisation responsible for the waste insists it is safe but the local indigenous community is worried the project could poison its sacred lands.

Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas reports from Hawker in South Australia.