Daily Archives: July 17, 2017

Rex W. Tillerson, Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation


The Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

Published on Mar 12, 2015

Rex W. Tillerson, Chairman and CEO, Exxon Mobil Corporation, speaks with Economic Club president David M. Rubenstein on Thursday March 12, 2015

Noam Chomsky – Why Philosophy?


Chomsky’s Philosophy

Published on Feb 3, 2015

Chomsky on philosophy.

Let’s talk about soil


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published on Dec 4, 2014

This animated film tells the reality of soil resources around the world, covering the issues of degradation, urbanization, land grabbing and overexploitation; the film offers options to make the way we manage our soils more sustainable.
© FAO: http://www.fao.org

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Monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published on Jul 17, 2017

This video explains progress of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be monitored and the contributions of FAO to this process.

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‘We’ve been invaded’: Italian mayor slams govt’s policy on migrants


RT

Published on Jul 17, 2017

Rural Italian mayors protest govt’s poor handling of housing migrants.

Is America Facing A Farming Crisis?


NowThis

Published on Oct 6, 2016

Why The U.S. Needs A New Generation Of Farmers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TozV…
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With a dwindling number of millennials interested in farming, the agriculture industry is bracing for impact. Is the U.S. food industry in decline?

Learn More:
The Economist: Daily Chart: Thought for Food
http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphi…

The Hill: We Can’t Keep Losing Farmland and Agricultural Students
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog…

Feeding America: Hunger Facts & Poverty Statistics
http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-…

Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: “Survivor”

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Drought and Agriculture – Predict, Plan and Prepare: Stop Drought Becoming Famine


Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Published on Jun 16, 2017

To meet the Sustainable Development Goals, the world needs to move faster from a crisis-led response to a proactive approach that reduces impacts, builds resilience and allows people to cope with drought. The tools, systems and techniques are already available. FAO supports countries to increase resilience of livelihoods to threats and crises. Everyone has a role to play, from the policy to the community level to avoid drought becoming famines and to ensure no one is left behind.

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Europe from Space Station – Fly Over Major Cities In High Def


VideoFromSpace

Published on Jul 17, 2017

Incredible views of the continent were captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. See views of Italy, France, Croatia, Germany, Switzerland and more.

Music by Joakim Karud.

Credit: NASA Johnson

2013: Dr. James White – Ice Cores, Sea Level and Abrupt Climate Change


UC Irvine Department of Earth System Science

Published on Jul 7, 2015

“Ice Cores, Sea Level and Abrupt Climate Change”
Dr. James White
Professor of Geological Sciences
University of Colorado, Boulder

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Video production and editing by UCI Media Services

The Biggest Global Change You’ve Never Heard of: How Nitrogen is Affecting Colorado’s High Country


Aspen Center for Environmental Studies

Published on Feb 14, 2016

Naturalist Nights 2016 | Dr. Jill Baron, Ph.D.
For many of us, the mountains are treasured places, yet they are experiencing changes seemingly beyond our control. In addition to climate change, atmospheric nitrogen deposition poses a threat to biodiversity and water quality. In this talk Dr. Baron will summarize more than 30 years of what we have learned about nitrogen in the environment, including an update on lakes around Aspen. She will also describe how Colorado and the EPA are trying to fix the problem.

Dr. Jill S. Baron is an ecosystem ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, and a Senior Research Ecologist with the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory at Colorado State University. Her interests include applying ecosystem concepts to management of human-dominated regions, and understanding the biogeochemical and ecological effects of climate change and atmospheric nitrogen deposition to mountain ecosystems. Baron is a Fellow of and was President of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) in 2014. She is active in US National Climate Assessment efforts, and has given testimony to Congress on western acid rain and climate change issues. She is founder of the Loch Vale Watershed long-term monitoring and research program in Rocky Mountain National Park, an instrumented catchment with 33 years of inquiry into climate dynamics and biogeochemical cycling. She is founder and Co-Director of the John Wesley Powell Center for Earth System Science Analysis and Synthesis, which fosters the emergence of new knowledge from interdisciplinary collaboration. Baron is Director of the North American Nitrogen Initiative and on several advisory panels including for the Institute for Alpine Environment and the Science policy Exchange.

Naturalist Nights are brought to you through a partnership between Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, Wilderness Workshop, and Roaring Fork Audubon.

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