Nature Is Speaking – Edward Norton is The Soil | Conservation International (CI)

Conservation International

Oct 5, 2014

Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, Edward Norton, Penélope Cruz, Robert Redford and Ian Somerhalder all join forces to give nature a voice.

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The Soil Story by Kiss The Ground

Kiss The Ground   Aug 31, 2015

WATCH the follow up, The Compost Story!

Science meets inspiration in this tale of nature’s best hidden innovation: soil.

The Soil Story, created by Kiss the Ground, is a five-minute film that shares the importance of healthy soil for a healthy planet.

Learn how we can “sequester” (store) carbon from our atmosphere, where it is harmful, and pull it back into the earth, where it belongs, through regenerative agriculture, composting, and other land management practices.

The film was directed in partnership with Louis Fox, best-known for the acclaimed viral series, “The Story of Stuff”.


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Imperial College MSc in Environmental Technology

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Published on Feb 23, 2020

The MSc in Environmental Technology was established over three decades ago, and provides the highest standard of knowledge and skills development for environmental specialists.

The term technology in the course title refers to the application of scientific knowledge, policy and engineering to solve environmental problems and address sustainability.

You will acquire a diverse range of discipline-specific problem-solving frameworks for tackling contemporary environmental issues, while combining the natural and social sciences with engineering and medicine in a truly interdisciplinary manner.

A major emphasis of the course is on the way environments function and on the compatible tools, alternative technologies and policies for sustainable environmental management.

There are specialist options available in the second term, designed to cater for a variety of individual interests and career requirements.

You complete a research project which normally stems from one of the specialist options. The project term extends from April to September, with the whole of this period devoted to the project.

Your project may be laboratory or desk-based and can involve fieldwork. Projects are usually carried out in conjunction with outside organisations, and can take place in the UK or abroad.


Does coronavirus quarantine violate human rights?


Published on Feb 23, 2020

In an attempt to contain the new coronavirus outbreak, Chinese authorities advised people in Wuhan, the epicenter of the epidemic, not to leave the city, as well as people living in other cities to remain on home quarantine to avoid the risks of further transmission. However, lots of Western media outlets have deemed China’s actions as human rights violations.

Those of you who have closely followed international affairs will probably be aware that China has long been labeled a “human rights violator.” Whether it’s about traffic surveillance cameras or much-politicized issues in China’s Xinjiang region, the Asian powerhouse has often come under criticism.

Not surprisingly, Western criticism has followed the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. #Coronavirus

Steve Coll on the “Private Empire” of ExxonMobil


Jun 18, 2012

In the new book “Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power,” Steve Coll investigates the notoriously secretive ExxonMobil Corporation. In many of the countries where it conducts business, ExxonMobil’s sway over politics and security is greater than that of the U.S. embassy. In Washington, ExxonMobil spends more money lobbying Congress and the White House than any other corporation. Yet despite its outsized influence, it is a black box. Coll is the president of the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy institute headquartered in Washington, and a staff writer for The New Yorker. He worked for 20 years at The Washington Post, where he received a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism in 1990. He is the author of six other books, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Ghost Wars.” Coll discussed the book in two recent interviews on Democracy Now!…… Location: BookPeople, 603 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX Date: 5/29/12

Is the U.S. Headed Towards Tyranny? Timothy Snyder Discusses | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company

Feb 18, 2020

President Trump has just announced the sentence commutation of former Illinois Governor Rob Blagojevich, a move that arrives just days after the DOJ overruled a harsher prison sentence for Roger Stone. Given the increased White House involvement in judicial matters, Yale University’s Timothy Snyder, a historian and author who has devoted much of his career to understanding the rise of tyranny in different parts of the world, sits down with Ana Cabrera to discuss his concerns about a worrying trend taking root in the U.S. Originally aired on February 18, 2020.

Murray Energy CEO: Trump is doing wonderful things for coal

Fox Business

Apr 10, 2017

Murray Energy CEO Robert Murray on how President Trump can help revitalize the coal industry.