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Aiming For The Moon
Ownership - The Secret Root of Civilization: Prof. James Salzman (Co-author of Bestselling book "Mine!" and Professor of Environmental Law)

Aiming For The Moon

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 27:54


In this episode, Professor James Salzman explains how ownership is the secret root of civilizations. From the time they can say "Mine!", people bump into ownership arguments. From traffic laws, to grocery store shopping, to whether or not you can lean your chair back on airplanes, ownership design confronts all of us throughout our lives. James Salzman is the Donald Bren Distinguished Professor of Environmental Law with joint appointments at the UCLA School of Law and at the Bren School of Environmental Science & Management at UC Santa Barbara. He is the co-author of the bestselling book, "Mine!: How the Hidden Rules of Ownership Control our Lives," and author of "Drinking Water: A History." In twelve books and more than 100 articles and book chapters, his broad-ranging scholarship has addressed topics spanning drinking water, trade and environment conflicts, ownership engineering, and creating markets for ecosystem services. There have been over 100,000 downloads of his articles. He frequently appears as a media commentator and has lectured on environmental policy on every continent. Here are a few topics Prof. Salzman discusses-What are common instances of ownership design?What are the six stories of ownership?What are examples of cultural ownership customs?How do laws form to support ownership customs?What are ancient creation stories that involve ownership? Can big tech companies really use our data for free?Our Website: https://www.aimingforthemoon.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aiming4moon/Twitter: https://twitter.com/Aiming4MoonYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6-TwYdfPcWV-V1JvjBXk 

The Science Show - ABC RN
Science Extra: Climate compromise, slime in the city and do fish feel pain?

The Science Show - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 49:07


Do fish and crabs feel pain, what went down at COP26, and how might climate change dampen the spirits of homeowners in low-lying areas? Plus and environmental scientist explains his theory that the earth has a spirit and we meet a researcher with an unusual obsession with slime.

The Science Show - ABC RN
Science Extra: Climate compromise, slime in the city and do fish feel pain?

The Science Show - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2022 50:08


Do fish and crabs feel pain, what went down at COP26, and how might climate change dampen the spirits of homeowners in low-lying areas? Plus and environmental scientist explains his theory that the earth has a spirit and we meet a researcher with an unusual obsession with slime.

The Brian Lehrer Show
#BLTrees: A Year in the Life (January)

The Brian Lehrer Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 15:42


We check in on our year-long project #BLTrees, following the seasons through the trees around us with Marielle Anzelone, ecologist and botanist and founder of NYC Wildflower Week.  This month, psychologist Ming Kuo, an associate professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences and the director of The Landscape and Human Health Laboratory at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, shares her research into the positive effects of seeing and experiencing trees and greenery on individual and community health and well-being. → Find out more about Marielle Anzelone's tree walks, inspired by #BLTrees at NYC Wildflower Week. It's time to share your January #BLTrees 🌳🌳 Here's my pin oak - a deciduous tree that has lost most of its leaves...but not all. Oaks tend to hold onto leaves only on younger branches that have not yet had flowers. This phenomenon has a lovely name - marcescence 🍂 https://t.co/rVAeQAziZX pic.twitter.com/YL3fMgtJBS — Marielle🌳Anzelone (@nycbotanist) January 14, 2022 Many Oaks and Beech trees hold onto their dead leaves through the winter. pic.twitter.com/53Whm5hypJ — Captain Critical John E. Capobianco (@jecapobianco) January 14, 2022 Here are my January photos of the Japanese maple in my front yard and the sugar maple out back (as well as a bonus photo of syrup I just made from the big tree!). @nycbotanist @BrianLehrer #bltrees pic.twitter.com/Gg1TRcnfby — Bill Bartosik (@BillBartosik) January 14, 2022

I AM Healthy & Fit
The Importance Of Creating A Connection With Nature With Jon Turk

I AM Healthy & Fit

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2022 47:11


Jon Turk earned a Ph.D. in organic chemistry in 1971 and was nominated by National Geographic as one of the Top Ten Adventurers of the Year in 2012. Between these bookends, Jon co-authored the first college-level environmental science textbook in North America, followed by 35 additional texts in environmental, physical, and earth sciences. At the same time, he kayaked around Cape Horn and across the North Pacific from Japan to Alaska, mountain biked across the northern Gobi in Mongolia and made numerous first ski descents and first rock climbing ascents around the globe. During extended travel in northeast Siberia, Jon's worldview was altered by Moolynaut, a Siberian shaman, and his later books reflect these spiritual journeys.Follow Jon on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.ORDER: Tracking Lions, Myth, and Wilderness in Samburu

Easy EdTech Podcast with Monica Burns
How EdTech Connects to Climate Change Education with Dr. Jennifer Williams - 145

Easy EdTech Podcast with Monica Burns

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 28:56


In this episode, author and educational leader Dr. Jennifer Williams joins to discuss the role education technology plays in climate education. You'll also hear connections to cross-curricular activities, social-emotional learning, media literacy, and more. Show notes: https://classtechtips.com/2022/01/11/climate-change-145/  Sponsored by Swank K-12 Streaming: https://swank.com/k-12-streaming  Follow Jennifer on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JenWilliamsEdu  Follow Monica on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/classtechtips/  Get on the wait list for the Easy EdTech Club: http://classtechtips.com/club 

jivetalking
Paul Vriend is innovating macroplastics research

jivetalking

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 51:12


Episode 164: Paul Vriend graduated from LUC in 2018, majoring in Earth Energy and Sustainability. He went on to do an internship at the Ocean Cleanup and a master degree in Environmental Science at Wageningen University. For the past three years Paul has been studying macroplastic pollution in rivers, which has landed him a job at the Dutch government where he is currently part of a team that is exploring the possibilities for a national monitoring strategy for riverine macroplastic pollution. Paul's research on Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=hUn7nbwAAAAJ David cleaning up plastic in Egypt https://youtu.be/dXJEuMLTumY

Smart Living Hawaii
Episode #45: A Talk Story w/ Lauren Roth Venu, Our Fresh Water Resources & System in Hawaii

Smart Living Hawaii

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 66:08


A Talk Story with Lauren Roth Venu as we dive deeper on Hawaii's Fresh Water and how we as a state manage our precious resource. From storm water runoff to irrigation, quality of water to green infrastructure, there is so much to learn about Hawaii's water system, our history, our current situation and how people like Lauren are solving the problems we unknowingly created over time. **Note, this podcast was recorded prior to the Halawa Shaft shutdown and Red Hill Contamination. But this podcast was very timely as it walks us through Oahu's water resources and water resiliency. This goes to show how important this resource is to Hawaii and our people and how we must be good stewards from here on out regardless the circumstance. Listen in and learn how we can all be community contributors for our future! Lauren Roth Venu is passionate about developing strategic, innovative solutions to build water resiliency. As the Founding Principal of Roth Ecological Design Int. LLC, Lauren strives to bridge her background in ecological design, the water sciences and policy to elevate site design by maximizing onsite water conservation, reuse and stormwater recharge practices that meet the triple bottom line. Her educational background includes B.A. in Environmental Science with a specialty in Water from the University of Colorado at Boulder; a Master of Science in Oceanography from the University of Hawai‛i at Manoa; a graduate of the Proper.net Leadership Program from the United Nations University / East-West Center; and is a fellow of the 2015 Water Leadership Institute (Water Environment Federation). Lauren is a frequent lecturer and published author on ecological design and green (water) infrastructure. She also has served on a variety of public service roles for the State of Hawaii and the City of County of Honolulu. Last but not least is her recent technology company we will later discuss, 3RWater. FB: @3Rwater www.facebook.com/3RWater Instagram: @3Rwater https://instagram.com/3rwater?utm_medium=copy_link @rothecologicaldesign https://instagram.com/rothecologicaldesign?utm_medium=copy_link Website: www.rothecological.com, www.3rwater.com, www.stormwaterutilitywater.org Lauren's LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/laurencrothvenu 3rWater LinkedIn: (48) Lauren C. Roth Venu | LinkedIn Email: info@rothecologicaldesign.com or lauren@rothecological.com You can reach Smart Living Hawaii at: Website: www.smartlivinghi.org | Instagram: @smart_living_hawaii | Facebook: @SmartLivingHawaii

Northern Nevada Green Living Podcast
38. Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation – Caring for Parks, Open Spaces & Trails

Northern Nevada Green Living Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2021 29:09


In this episode we speak with three representatives from Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation: Matt DeBray, Julie Johnson, and Caroline Stillitano about all of the great things their organization does for people in the greater Washoe County area to increase our enjoyment and knowledge of our beautiful parks. Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation is a private nonprofit that was incorporated in 2012 and received its 501(c)(3) determination in 2013. The Parks Foundation protects and enhances our communities' livability through public engagement, education, and the sustainability of our parks, open spaces, and trails. Not only is TM Parks Foundation a great resource, but Matt, Julie, and Caroline are gracious advocates that share their knowledge and enthusiasm to remind us all to enjoy time outdoors with our friends and family in our local parks, and nature trails. They also share new projects underway and places where we can learn more about what we can grow in our own yards to help support our local flora and fauna such as pollinators and native plants. Matt DeBray: Matt is the Communications Manager for Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation. After serving with TMPF as an AmeriCorps VISTA in 2017 he worked to promote AmeriCorps programs throughout Nevada for four years and is excited to be back at the place that started his journey in the nonprofit world. Matt studied Radio Television Production at the University of Montana and brings over a decade of experience to the TMPF communications team. When he isn't working you can find Matt watching baseball, hiking with his family, or being pulled behind a boat. Julie Johnson: Julie is a Nevada local and earned her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. She is passionate about community outreach, stewardship, marketing, and is thrilled to be a part of the TMPF team. As the Student Stewards Program Outreach Coordinator, Julie is looking forward to engaging with the Reno community about the incredible parks and open spaces in the area, as well as the many amazing programs TMPF has to offer! In her free time, Julie loves to be in the mountains. You can usually find her backpacking, skiing, and exploring hot springs. Caroline Stillitano: Caroline received her BA in Environmental Science from the University of Michigan in 2021. Working with the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation as the Community Engagement Coordinator allows her to follow her passion for environmental justice through expanding access to the outdoors for low-income individuals. She enjoys spending time outdoors and is excited to apply her previous volunteer engagement experience to TMPF! https://www.tmparksfoundation.org/ https://www.facebook.com/tmparksfoundation/ https://www.instagram.com/tmparksfoundation/?hl=en https://twitter.com/tmparksfound https://www.linkedin.com/company/truckee-meadows-parks-foundation/

Academic Work Life Podcast
02: Dr. Naomi Levin

Academic Work Life Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 23:58


Dr. Naomi Levin - Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan. 16 October 2018 This is the second episode of the academic work-life balance podcast, where I interview... A conversation with academics about what they do, how they manage their time, or what life is like as they progress through their careers

All Creatures Podcast
Episode 261: Conservation Scientist & Advocate Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

All Creatures Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 52:15


We are excited to chat with scientist and all around conservation rock star Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant. Outside of her scientific career and advocacy for wildlife, Dr. Grant is also the host to PBS's latest podcast titled "Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant." You can learn more about her podcast and observations from the field by visiting the website HERE.  To learn more about Dr. Grant, from her website which you can access HERE it states: Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant is a wildlife ecologist with an expertise in uncovering how human activity influences carnivore behavior and ecology. In particular, she focuses on the ecological and social drivers of human-carnivore conflict. Her current field system encompasses the central coast of California where she is studying the unique ecology of carnivores in coastal zones, as well as the role of protected areas in connectivity of high quality habitat for large carnivores. Her previous research questions surrounded the ecological drivers of human-carnivore conflict with grizzly bears in the Northern Great Plains, black bears in the Western Great Basin, African lions in rural Kenya and Tanzania, as well as grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. A native Californian, Dr. Wynn-Grant attributes her interest in wildlife and conservation from the television shows she watched as a child. She was introduced to the field of conservation biology as an undergraduate and is unapologetic about her passion for studying charismatic megafauna. Dr. Wynn-Grant serves on the Board of Directors for NatureBridge, where she largely aids the organizations in their equity, inclusion, and diversity strategies. Dr. Wynn-Grant received her B.S. in Environmental Studies from Emory University, her M.S. in Environmental Studies from Yale University, and her Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution from Columbia University. She completed a Conservation Science Research and Teaching Postdoctoral fellowship with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History. She is currently a Research Faculty member at the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management leading carnivore research on the Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve. She maintains a Research Fellow position with National Geographic Society focusing on carnivore conservation in partnership with the American Prairie Reserve and a Visiting Scientist position at the American Museum of Natural History.

Leadership and the Environment
543: Hilary Link, part 1: a college president leading her school to carbon neutrality

Leadership and the Environment

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 56:33


Allegheny College was one of the first 10 institutions of higher education in the United States to be declared carbon neutral by an organization called Second Nature. Readers of my blog know my skepticism of claims of "net zero" or "carbon neutral," but I look for people in leadership positions acting genuinely and authentically toward sustainability.So I bring you Allegheny's president, Dr. Hilary Link. She shares the college's experience starting a decade ago, before her arrival, and its institutional long-term action. She also shares her helping her peers do similar work at other schools.Allegheny College took on the challenge without a substantial endowment, a large staff, or a big budget. For the last five years, the College's Environmental Science and Sustainability program has been listed among the top five in the U.S. for its interdisciplinary, experiential approach.Like most guests, she agreed to share her environmental values and commit to live by them personally. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Farm To Table Talk
Fighting for Food & Seed Sovereignty – Elizabeth Hoover

Farm To Table Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2021 41:08


Because ‘we are what we eat,' the Native American food sovereignty movement is working to revitalize and perpetuate traditional food systems in order to promote good physical, cultural and spiritual health for Indigenous peoples. This is being done through the promotion of seed sovereignty and the reclamation and rematriation of Native heirloom seeds; through the work of Native chefs seeking to reclaim and define Indigenous cuisine; and in fighting for a clean environment in which to nurture these foods. Elizabeth Hoover, discusses nationwide Native American food and seed sovereignty efforts, and the inspiring community based projects and organizations that are changing the way the nation thinks about food. Elizabeth Hoover is a professor of Environmental Science, Policy and management at UC Berkeley, an author and a keynote speaker at Eco-Farm. #EcoFarm2022 is back IN PERSON at @AsilomarSB! Don't miss 50+ workshops, inspiring keynote speakers, an engaging expo, mentorships, wine tastings, seed swaps, and farm tours. Register for @Eco_Farm: www.eco-farm.org/conference     

Smart Talk
Harrisburg University professor names newly discovered dinosaurs

Smart Talk

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 19:31


Only about half of the dinosaurs have lived on Earth more than 60 million years ago have been named. So, it's big news when a new species is discovered or named. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology professor of Environmental Science and Sustainability Steven Jasinski, PhD. has named or helped name seven different dinosaur species, … Continue reading "Harrisburg University professor names newly discovered dinosaurs"

California Sun Podcast
Susan Handy on why not all infrastructure spending is good for California

California Sun Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 26:21


Prof. Susan Handy teaches in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy at U.C. Davis. With degrees from U.C. Berkeley, Stanford and Princeton, her research focuses on the relationships between transportation and land use. Handy talks about how all the federal infrastructure dollars coming to California, which everyone seems excited about, may not be the best thing for traffic, climate, or land use policy.

CultureKlatsch
Ep. 9 - Gentrification: The Denver Experience

CultureKlatsch

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 42:37


Gentrification: The Denver Experience We talk about the history and politics of gentrification here on the CU Denver campus, as well as in the Denver Metro Area. Many news organizations and libraries have documented the ongoing disenfranchisement of the “Displaced Aurarians”—a largely Hispanic neighborhood “relocated” by the Auraria Campus, which houses CU Denver, Metro State University, and Community College of Denver. However, very few news sources have framed that notorious displacement within Denver's larger culture of gentrification. According to a 2020 study by the National Community Reinvestment Coalition, Denver is the second most gentrified city in the nation, with over 27% of its neighborhoods affected by skyrocketing home prices and rising inequality. We first interview two Auraria campus employees: Francine Olivas-Zarate, who is our CU Denver English Department Program Coordinator, and her sister Benita Olivas, who was an advisor and worked in the Women's Center at the Community College of Denver. Their family members lived on 9th Street Park before the mass displacement by Auraria Higher Education Center in the 1970s, and both have worked on campus near their family's original home. Second, we interview Dr. Jeremy Nemeth, Professor in CU Denver's Urban and Regional Planning Department, and Dr. Brian Page, Associate Professor in our Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences, about Denver's history of gentrification and current economic effects on particular neighborhoods. Finally, we interview Laura McKenna, Development Director of HomeAid America, who discusses the impact of gentrification on the growing number of unhoused people in Denver. Addition Resources: Wells, J., & Abbott, P. (2021). Shameless. Season 11. Episode 2. “Go Home, Gentrifier!” Lees, L., Slater, T., & Wyly, E. K. (2011). Gentrification. Routledge. Fullilove, M. T., Peterson, C. F., & Bassett, M. T. (2016). Root shock how tearing up city neighborhoods hurts America, and what we can do about it. New Village Press. Brian Page & Eric Ross (2017) Legacies of a Contested Campus: Urban Renewal, Community Resistance, and the Origins of Gentrification in Denver, Urban Geography, 38:9, 1293-1328, DOI: 10.1080/02723638.2016.1228420 Rigolon, A., & Németh, J. (2019). Green gentrification or ‘just green enough': Do park location, size and function affect whether a place gentrifies or not? Urban Studies, 57(2), 402–420. https://doi.org/10.1177/0042098019849380 Hoyman, M. M., & McCall, J. R. (2010). "Not imminent in my domain!" county leaders' attitudes toward eminent domain decisions. Public Administration Review, 70(6), 885-893. Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.aurarialibrary.idm.oclc.org/scholarly-journals/not-imminent-my-dom ain-county-leaders-attitudes/docview/853334132/se-2?accountid=14506 Hemmat, S. A. (1986). PARKS, PEOPLE, AND PRIVATE PROPERTY: THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE AND EMINENT DOMAIN. Environmental Law, 16(4), 935–961. http://www.jstor.org/stable/43265779 https://digital.denverlibrary.org/digital/collection/p15330coll27/search/searchterm/denver.%20city %20council/field/subjec/mode/exact/conn/and https://digital.denverlibrary.org/digital/collection/p15330coll6/id/460/rec/42 https://catalog.denverlibrary.org/search/title.aspx?ctx=1.1033.0.0.6&pos=2&cn=612821

Scaling the Summit-- Radio Gold
S2, E16: Sunshine Cowan

Scaling the Summit-- Radio Gold

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 63:11


Sunshine Cowan is the Assistant Dean in the Jackson College of Graduate Studies (JCGS) and the University College, where she works on the new Quality Initiative for the university. Sunshine has a deep commitment to health literacy. Education: Bachelor's degree in in Community Health from University of Central Oklahoma in 2000 MPH in Health Promotion Science from the University of Oklahoma in 2002 Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University in Environmental Science with a focus on environmental justice in 2009. Experiences: Muscular Dystrophy Association 1999-2002 Health Educator and YRBS Coordinator at the Oklahoma Department of Education 2002-2004 Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) where she co-coordinated the Public Health program 2004-2021 (17 years) Service: Founding board member of the Oklahoma Health Equity Network (OHEN) Past President of the Oklahoma Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (OAHPERD) Former President of the Oklahoma Public Health Association (OPHA). Current Health VP Elect for Southern Tier Region (NAHPL) We were thrilled to have Sunshine on the show.

The Thy Neighbor Podcast
Allie Duzett | Boundaries Are Key to Feeling Better & Asking Specific Questions to God

The Thy Neighbor Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 76:38


Allie Duzett grew up outside of Washington, DC, in the most diverse city in the nation: Gaithersburg, Maryland. These days she lives with her husband and five children in Springville, Utah. She has a degree in Environmental Science, emphasis soil chemistry from BYU, but works in holistic health now. She has devoted years to creating an online library of on-demand guided meditations for emotional healing on specific topics, and she's made them mostly available by donation. Thus allowing people who can't afford traditional forms of emotional work to access emotional healing. She has five books out on emotional healing, including her most recent book on boundaries.  She can "tune in" to the energy of an emotional issue and easily "see" the underlying factors, and instantly create a guided meditation that will clear the emotion involved. Allie is passionate about helping eradicate pain!    Connect with Allie & her library:  https://allieduzettclasses.com/ & allieduzett.com FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/healwithallie, facebook.com/awinegarduzett  D&C 121: 39-46 D&C 124:99  Thirty Days of Belief Work: Boundaries 

Unravelling Science Podcast
Episode 41: Prof Maria McNamara: Paleontology, Fossils and The Natural World

Unravelling Science Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 49:09


Prof Maria McNamara, Professor of paleontology in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork joins me this week. Maria's research focuses on the preservation and paleobiology of exceptionally preserved fossils with particular interests in soft tissues and fossil colour. She speaks to me about her Granny's influence on her at a young age to explore the natural world  and how she still considers herself a 'curious child'. Maria discusses leaving academia to work as a geopark geologist in the Burren, what that experience taught her and what drew her back into academic life.  Her passion for paleontology  is evident from the first moment you listen to this episode. She explains why she wants to extract biological information from fossils, her interest in the evolutionary functions of feathers and the importance of insect colour in communication. Maria also discusses her latest projects on melanin and how this may have implications on human health. Finally Maria also chats about her exciting new project 'Irelands Fossil Heritage' and her passion for science communication. This episode is bursting with interesting facts and inspiring advice, I really hope you all enjoy. This is the last episode before Christmas - Back on Jan 4th! Follow Maria: MariaMcN_palaeo Follow me: MeganHanlon4 This season is kindly sponsored by Bio-Sciences Ltd, now part of Thermo-Fisher Scientific.

Creative + Cultural
Dr. Richelle Tanner

Creative + Cultural

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 26:07


Dr. Richelle Tanner is an Assistant Professor in the Environmental Science and Policy Program, jointly appointed to the Schmid and Wilkinson Colleges. She is broadly interested in how climate change affects both ecological and human communities, and our mechanisms of resilience. She uses tools from ecology, physiology, genomics, and the social sciences to ask questions about how coastal ecosystems can rapidly adapt to warming temperatures and more unpredictable extreme weather events.Her current research projects include: 1) sea hare physiology and population dynamics for increasing eelgrass restoration efficacy under climate extremes, 2) socio-ecological best practices for collective action in Phragmites australis invasive species management, and 3) values-based communication strategies for science-informed policy across stakeholder groups in the California Delta.Dr. Tanner is also the Science Director at the National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (www.nnocci.org) and the Reviews Editor at the Journal of Zoology. She received her PhD in Integrative Biology from UC Berkeley and two undergraduate degrees in Environmental Studies and Jazz Studies from the University of Southern California, and completed two postdoctoral positions at UC Davis and Washington State University. Her work has been supported by agencies including the National Science Foundation and the California Sea Grant, and she has published in journals including Marine Ecology Progress Series and Nature Ecology & Evolution.Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Environmental Justice is a series of informed, sustained, and enriching dialogues looking at how environmental toxicity and risk disproportionately impact populations based on race, ethnicity, nationality, and social standing. Environmental Justice brings awareness to these disparities, fighting to ensure that every voice is heard, every challenge is addressed, and every community has a seat at the table for a greener future.Guest: Dr. Richelle TannerHost: Jon-Barrett IngelsProduced by Public Podcasting in partnership with Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Chapman University.

The Sci-Files on Impact 89FM
Kayleigh Ward about Building Community in Japan After Disasters

The Sci-Files on Impact 89FM

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 24:13


Kayleigh is a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Sociology and Environmental Science and Policy. Following the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, many coastal communities along the northeastern coast were completely decimated. In the following 10 years, various efforts have been made by national, prefectural, and local governments to assist residents as they recover from the disaster. However, these rural areas already had major social and economic problems they were handling prior to the disaster. Kayleigh's research partnered with one such community, Minamisanriku, in order to evaluate social and economic problems related to a lack of jobs, lack of businesses, lack of social resources, high depopulation, and other issues associated with rebuilding. Kayleigh and her community partners focused on evaluating how residents handle these types of problems and how they utilize their social resources, such as family and business connections, and organization connections, to manage them. Their project combined creating community programs and research to help residents improve their skills, problem-solving, and collaboration skills over the past year to help support their recovery. Working with four other community organizations, the project analyzed more than 2,600 relationships in the community and showed that some residents are very isolated from each other, require different assistance, and that power dynamics generally exclude residents from having their opinions, ideas, and concerns heard. Through the project, her partners were able to identify new areas and new programs to assist residents, and Kayleigh developed a variety of policy recommendations that will go on to help other communities in similar situations in the future. 

DTRH Podcast
Environmental Science W/ JD(SixBySix Bags)

DTRH Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2021 71:48


Tonight's episode we talked To the man behind one of the most intricate websites I've ever seen devoted to a sport I knew little about. I learn the ends and out to the game corn hole, the culture behind it & the future a site like his can bring to the sport. This is the one and only time I've had a Guest shut me up from all the knowledge that was being thrown at me. it's super fascinating to hear him talk and we only scratch the surface!!!!! so before you are quick to judge do what I do and shut up and listen because there's a lot of game being dropped on us right now!!! check him out on Facebook @ SixBySixBags and Officially SixBySixBags.com --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

MSU Press Podcast
Innovations in Collaborative Modeling

MSU Press Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 38:27


Collaborative applications of a variety of modeling methodologies have multiplied in recent decades due to widespread recognition of the power of models to integrate information from multiple sources, test assumptions about policy and management choices, and forecast the future states of complex systems. However, information about these modeling efforts often is segregated by both discipline and modeling approach, preventing folks from learning from one another. Innovations in Collaborative Modeling addresses the need for cross-disciplinary and cross-methodological communication. To enhance a shared understanding of systems problems, scientists and stakeholders need strategies for integrating information from their respective fields, dealing with issues of scale and focus, and rigorously investigating assumptions. The chapters in this edited collection first explore modeling methodologies for enhanced collaboration, then offer case studies of collaborative modeling across different complex systems problems. Edited by Laura Schmitt-Olabisi, Miles McNall, William Porter, and Jinhua Zhao, this volume will be useful for experienced and beginning modelers as well as for scientists and stakeholders who work with them. LAURA SCHMITT OLABISI is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Sustainability and the Environmental Science and Policy Program at Michigan State University.MILES MCNALL is the Director of the Community Evaluation and Research Collaborative at Michigan State University.Innovations in Collaborative Modeling is available at msupress.org and other fine booksellers. You can connect with the press on Facebook and @msupress on Twitter, where you can also find me @kurtmilb.The MSU Press podcast is a joint production of MSU Press and the College of Arts & Letters at Michigan State University. Thanks to the team at MSU Press for helping to produce this podcast. Our theme music is “Coffee” by Cambo. Michigan State University occupies the ancestral, traditional, and contemporary Lands of the Anishinaabeg – Three Fires Confederacy of Ojibwe, Odawa and Potawatomi people. The University resides on Land ceded in the 1819 Treaty of Saginaw.Thank you all so much for listening, and never give up books.

Maine Science Podcast
Catherine Schmitt (science communication)

Maine Science Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 47:40


Catherine Schmitt, is a Science Communication Specialist at Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park and the first "official" science communicator who has been on the podcast. She is the author of three books, and her experience has let her learn about Maine from forests to the sea.To learn more about Catherine and find her writing, go to https://catherineschmitt.com/. ~~~~~~Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 Headliner: The Warming Sea - an exploration of Hope in the face of the climate crisis. (thewarmingsea.me) - March 19, 2022, 7pm, Collins Center for the Arts. ~~~~~~The Maine Science Podcast is a production of the Maine Science Festival. It was recorded at Discovery Studios, at the Maine Discovery Museum, in Bangor, ME. Edited and produced by Kate Dickerson; production support by Maranda Bouchard and social media support from Next Media. The Discover Maine theme was composed and performed by Nick Parker.  If you want to support the Maine Science Podcast and/or the Maine Science Festival, you can do so at our website mainesciencefestival.org either at our donation page OR by getting some MSF merchandise through our online store.  Find us online:Website - Maine Science FestivalMaine Science Festival on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Podcast on social media: Facebook    Twitter     InstagramMaine Science Festival Store - https://bit.ly/MSF-storecontact us: podcast@mainesciencefestival.org© 2021 Maine Science Festival

Rebuilding The American Dream
Dr. Cynthia Warrick - Addressing the Needs of Underserved Students

Rebuilding The American Dream

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 36:11


As a registered pharmacist, Dr. Cynthia Warrick is highly skilled at recommending treatments and remedies. Now in her historic career as an HBCU president, Dr. Warrick continues to be a problem solver and stabilizer in distressed environments. Dr. Warrick is a native of San Antonio, Texas and graduated from Howard University with the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy, and completed the Masters of Science in Public Policy from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Doctorate in Environmental Science & Public Policy from George Mason University.   The first female president of Stillman College joins the Rebuilding the American Dream Podcast where she discusses her drive for entering higher education leadership; the need to connect students to career and industries sooner and the importance of the general education core for holistic education. 

Haymarket Books Live
Abolition Must Be Red: Ruth Wilson Gilmore & Stevie Wilson, Study and Struggle Critical Conversation

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 74:30


A conversation about centering anti-capitalism in the fight for abolition with Stevie Wilson and Ruth Wilson Gilmore. Study and Struggle organizes against criminalization and incarceration in Mississippi through mutual aid, political education, and community building. We provide a bilingual Spanish and English curriculum with discussion questions and reading materials, as well as financial support, to over 100 participants in radical study groups inside and outside prisons in Mississippi. These groups correspond with groups from across the country through our pen pal program. We regularly come together for online conversations hosted by Haymarket Books. The curriculum, built by a combination of currently- and formerly-incarcerated people, scholars, and community organizers, centers around the interrelationship between prison abolition and immigrant justice, with a particular attention to freedom struggles in Mississippi and the U.S. South. For our Fall 2021 four month curriculum, we have borrowed and augmented Ruth Wilson Gilmore's argument that “abolition is about presence, not absence. It has to be green, and in order to be green, it has to be red (anti-capitalist), and in order to be red, it has to be international," having added “intersectional” as a fourth analytical category that we hope moves us beyond “single-issue” organizing. Study and Struggle provides a bilingual curriculum to all our imprisoned comrades in Mississippi with the support of our friends at 1977 Books and makes it fully available online for other study groups to use as they see fit. Our Critical Conversations webinar series, hosted by Haymarket Books, will cover the themes for the upcoming month. Haymarket Books is an independent, radical, non-profit publisher. For more on Study and Struggle: https://www.studyandstruggle.com/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our third webinar theme is "Red" and will be a conversation about what it means for abolition to be anti-capitalist, centering questions of labor, time, and unfreedom. While all of our events are freely available, we ask that those who are able make a solidarity donation in support of commissary and mutual aid for our incarcerated participants. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Speakers: Ruth Wilson Gilmore is Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Co-founder of many grassroots organizations including the California Prison Moratorium Project, Critical Resistance, and the Central California Environmental Justice Network, Gilmore is author of the prize-winning Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California (UC Press) and the forthcoming book Change Everything (Haymarket) . Recent honors include the SUNY-Purchase College Eugene V. Grant Distinguished Scholar Prize for Social and Environmental Justice (2015-16); the American Studies Association Richard A Yarborough Mentorship Award (2017); The Association of American Geographers Lifetime Achievement Award (2020); and election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2021). Stephen Wilson is a currently incarcerated, Black, queer writer, activist and student. He is a founding member of Dreaming Freedom Practicing Abolition, a network of self-organized prisoner study groups building abolitionist community behind and across prison walls. Follow him on Twitter @agitateorganize. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/E2OWObx5J9A Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

Marine Conservation Happy Hour
MCHH 341: Learning science through outdoor experiences

Marine Conservation Happy Hour

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 22:51


In this episode, Dr. Scarlett Smash and Dr. Craken talk to their guest Joshua Drew, an Assistant Professor from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry about studying abroad and experiential learning.   This episode is sponsored by Coastal Futures – Innovation for Ocean Recovery, a virtual conference (January 18-20th, 2022). The conference will have15 sessions & 6 keynote speeches covering a wide range of major themes that relate to the way we intend to restore and recover our coastal and marine environment. Key stakeholders and industry leaders, who take a proactive approach to the sustainability agenda in the coastal and marine environment, will be attending. This annual conference will now include a US component to it and will have US coastal experts attending, allowing us to compare and learn from each other about best practices in coastal recovery and restoration. For more information go to http://coastal-futures.net. If you liked this show please support us so we can keep providing more content,  $1 helps : www.patreon.com/marineconservation MCHH Twitter MCHH Fb Live Dr Scarlett Smash YouTube Dr Scarlett Smash Twitter  Dr Scarlett Smash Instagram Dr Scarlett Smash TikTok Dr Craken MacCraic Twitter Dr Craken MacCraic Instagram MCHH Instagram

RNZ: Morning Report
Leading NZ scientist responds to Omicron concerns

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 5:11


A leading scientist is warning that New Zealand needs to keep a close eye on the border as the Covid-19 Omicron variant spreads around the world. Professor Mike Bunce, the Principal Genomics Scientist at the Institute of Environmental Science and Research said Aotearoa is well-placed to deal with the new threat. And as as the variant spreads, we will understand more about it - and about how vaccinations respond to it. He spoke to Susie Ferguson.

The Kyle Thiermann Show
#295 Ben Edwards Needs A Place On Maui

The Kyle Thiermann Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 104:20


Ben Edwards (@Bengrowsup) surfer, climber, bike trail builder, & holds a Masters in Environmental Science from Bren School at UCSB. He's also looking for a spot to live in Maui for the month of February so help a brother out! If you dig this podcast, would you be please leave a short review on Apple Podcasts? It's takes less than 60 seconds and makes a difference when I drop to my knees and beg hard-to-get guests to come on the show.  Learn about my work at kyle.surf Brought to you by Santa Cruz Medicinals, and RPM Training. Listen to Sourgrass RPM Training is a Norcal based active lifestyle brand founded on the idea that legit, purposeful functional training is the foundation of a truly full, adventurous life. I love their workout equipment and use it daily. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout and get 10% off any order.  Santa Cruz Medicinals CBD has supported this podcast from day one. Their founder actually convinced me to start the podcast! They make a range of potent CBD products and my personal favorite is the Peppermint Tincture, which I use most nights before before I go to bed. Use the code KYLE10 at checkout, and get 10% off any order. Sore muscles, be gone! Please consider supporting my work on Patreon. If you are financially strapped, just keep listening and give lots of high-fives. That's all the payment I need.  Connect with Kyle on Instagram | Twitter | YouTube Contact: info@kyle.surf The Motherfucker Awards Intro music by Nashe Howe “Life moves pretty fast ... if you don't look around once and a while, you could miss it.” - Ferris Buller

SBS Italian - SBS in Italiano
TedX Sydney, l'eresia al centro dell'intervento di Monica Gagliano

SBS Italian - SBS in Italiano

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 7:32


Monica Gagliano, professoressa associata di ricerca in biologia evolutiva alla Southern Cross University, sarà uno degli oratori dell'evento TedX Sydney. Al centro del suo intervento sarà il concetto di eresia.

Principled
S6E15 | Yes, you can measure culture

Principled

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 31:33


Abstract: In this episode of the Principled Podcast, we share a past conversation between Ethics & Compliance Advisor Arieana Thompson and her colleague Emily Miner, Senior Ethics & Compliance Advisor. The two talk about the Benchmark of Ethical Culture, a new study from LRN. In this global benchmark survey of 8,000+ employees at corporations around the world, LRN examines the underpinnings of corporate culture and its influence on employee  perceptions and performance. Listen in as Arieana and Emily explore how ethical culture doesn't just protect business assets and reputation; but also propels the bottom line. You can get a copy of the LRN Benchmark of Ethical Culture here.   Featured guest: Emily Miner is a Senior Advisor in LRN's Ethics & Compliance Advisory practice. She counsels executive leadership teams on how to actively shape and manage their ethical culture through deep quantitative and qualitative understanding and engagement. A skilled facilitator, Emily emphasizes co-creative, bottom-up, and data-driven approaches to foster ethical behavior and inform program strategy. Emily has led engagements with organizations in the healthcare, technology, manufacturing, energy, professional services, and education industries. Emily co-leads LRN's ongoing flagship research on E&C program effectiveness and is a thought leader in the areas of organizational culture, leadership, and E&C program impact. Prior to joining LRN, Emily applied her behavioral science expertise in the environmental sustainability sector, working with non-profits and several New England municipalities; facilitated earth science research in academia; and contributed to drafting and advancing international climate policy goals. Emily has a Master of Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida with a degree in Anthropology.   Featured Host:  Dr. Arieana Thompson believes in transforming the modern-day workplace through thought-provoking, evidence-based insights. Arieana is a subject matter expert in executive leadership, succession management, ethics and compliance (E&C), wellness cultures, and employee development. Arieana has experience advising in external and internal capacities and professional speaking. Arieana offers professional and wellness coaching, helping leaders and individuals to harness natural strengths and reduce stress. As a scientist-practitioner, Arieana actively researches and publishes employee well-being, organizational culture, and leadership thought-pieces in both industry and peer-reviewed academic journals (see links in the "Featured" section below). These publications enable executives to create and sustain values-led, profitable, and creative companies.

TurfNet RADIO
Frankly Speaking from the West: Dr. Gwen Stahnke and Brianne Kenny

TurfNet RADIO

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 42:00


This episode of Frankly Speaking returns to the Western US with Dr. Gwen Stahkne of Walla Walla Community College, WA and long-time Washington State Turfgrass Extension Specialist, and Brianne Kenny, an Environmental Scientist at Troon Golf, based in Arizona. Gwen has a long career that began in the Midwest working with some legends in turfgrass science, Drs. Beard, Turgeon and Shearman. Well trained and outspoken, Gwen established and maintained educational resources for the PNW for the last 40 years. We got a chance to explore those years. Bri Kenny started waiting tables at a Troon property during her MS program in Environmental Science. She was able to tour the course during onboarding and knew that was the place for her. Nothing quite like hearing the hope and promise of a new generation of scientists and turf professionals. Bri sees golf in a broader context that we could all learn from.

Who's your Data? Podcast
Episode 8: A Fire Episode! Climate Research, Data and YOU

Who's your Data? Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 45:13


THIS EPISODE IS FIRE! No, literally, it's about fire. And water. And Climate Change! I talk to Professor Naomi Tague of the UC Santa Barbara Bren School of Environmental Science and Management about her research predicting and forecasting forest fire frequency and severity in California as well as modeling how water flows through landscapes. We discuss how she does her research, what data is used in the models and how machine learning helps at different points. We also discuss how to visualize the results and how society benefits from her work - from urban planning to forest management. Finally talk about the state of climate research today and demystify the two most important things YOU need to know about it!

Dugongs And Seadragons
SCCS-NY Workshop “Dugongs and Sea Dragons: Using Game Play and Storytelling to Engage Diverse Conservation Voices” Unabridged Workshop.

Dugongs And Seadragons

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2021 99:39


Hi Folx, welcome to this very special unabridged version of the past of Dugongs and Seadragons miniseries: A workshop titled “Dugongs and Sea Dragons: Using Game Play and Storytelling to Engage Diverse Conservation Voices” organized by Josh Drew of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, and Chris Parsons of the University of Exeter. The episode has the full introduction, one-shot adventure, and post adventure Q&A period. Please support Dugongs & Seadragons on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DugongsAndSeadragons

In the Weeds
Studying Climate Change at Black Rock Forest with Andy Reinmann

In the Weeds

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 36:22


To find out what we know about how a warming planet will affect the forests in my home state of New York, I visit Black Rock Forest, a research station in the Hudson Highlands, and talk to Andy Reinmann, Assistant Professor in the Environmental Sciences Initiative at the Advanced Science Research Center of the Graduate Center, CUNY and in the Department of Geography and Environmental Science at Hunter College.We talk Phenocams, melting snow packs in New England, which tree species are likely to survive a warmer climate and how trees can help mitigate the impact of erratic weather in cities and suburbs. And glory in the beauty of a New York autumn!in-the-weeds.netto check out the Phenocam network via The University of New Hampshire: https://phenocam.sr.unh.edu/webcam/Black Rock Forest website: https://www.blackrockforest.org

EWN - Engineering With Nature
Engineering With Nature for Safe and Livable Cities

EWN - Engineering With Nature

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 36:22


How can Engineering With Nature approaches make urban landscapes more livable? In this episode, host Sarah Thorne and Todd Bridges, the Army's Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science and National Lead for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering With Nature Program, are talking with planners from two very different cities – New York City and Fort Collins, Colorado. Our guests are Adam Parris, Deputy Director for Climate Science and Services at the New York City Mayor's Office of Climate Resiliency, and Jennifer Shanahan, Senior Watershed Planner in the Natural Areas Department, at the City of Fort Collins, Colorado. Both are working to support their city's efforts to make urban communities safer, more sustainable, and more resilient.   Cities are increasingly important. As Todd notes, “in 1950, about one third of the world's population lived in a city. Today, half of the world's population lives in a city and estimates are that by mid-century, nearly two-thirds of the world's population – over 7 billion people – will live in a city. We need cities to be safe and livable and support human well-being.”  Confronted with the challenges of climate change – extreme heat, drought, flooding, and so on – integrating EWN approaches, including natural infrastructure, is critical to making cities safe and livable. Fort Collins and New York City demonstrate the value of such approaches.   In Fort Collins, situated in Northern Colorado where the mountains meet the plains, the Cache la Poudre River flows through the heart of downtown. The city owns most of the floodplain. Jen and her colleagues are responsible for a variety of initiatives, from monitoring the overall health of the river and the floodplain, to bringing science into decision-making that enables integrated management to support multiple uses of floodplain properties. They are also working on several restoration projects in collaboration with multiple stakeholders. The city manages 40,000 acres of nature and more than a hundred miles of walking and biking trails which allows residents abundant access to nature. As Todd describes it, based on a recent visit (EWN on the Road, Stop #20), “People who work in downtown Fort Collins take time out of their lunch hour to walk these trails. You could be in the middle of nowhere for all you know, walking this beautiful trail, but you're right next to your office and downtown Fort Collins.”   In contrast, New York City, with a population of over 8 million people, is a much larger and more complex urban setting.  Still, as Adam says, “we have many pockets of nature. I'm heartened by the fact that there is nature everywhere in New York City. We have 10,000 acres of natural areas, accessible by walking, by bike, by subway and people really value them. But it's not what people traditionally think of in New York City – Times Square or Lower Manhattan.” He adds, “if you take the subway to the Broad Channel Station, you can walk a short distance to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and you are in the National Park System. More people visit the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge every year than Yellowstone Park, even though it's only a small fraction of the size of Yellowstone.” In his role at the Mayor's Office for Climate Resiliency, Adam and his colleagues work with multiple city agencies to help build a more vibrant, resilient, and just city for residents and visitors.   Making city landscapes safe and resilient is imperative. As Todd notes, “there are 225,000 square miles of paved surface on the planet – that is the size of Texas. That asphalt and concrete creates vulnerabilities in extreme precipitation events.  We saw a recent example where people in New York City drowned when heavy rain from the storm remnants of Hurricane Ida flooded parts of the city.”   Jen and Adam are both working on mitigating the risks of climate change, including extreme weather events and flooding, by integrating EWN approaches into their urban landscape initiatives. Jen talks about how the Poudre River experiences extreme floods, droughts, fires in the watershed, and urban encroachment. She and her colleagues are working to reconnect the river with its broad flood plain: “By combining engineered approaches with more natural approaches, there is a lot of opportunity to improve the safety and the resilience of each local ‘reach', or every mile along the river. When we allow the river and the floodwaters to connect to the floodplain, a whole lot of wonderful ecological processes naturally occur.”   Adam describes the need for green infrastructure such as rain gardens, bioswales, and green roofs to slow water down, and keep it from getting into the stormwater system and buildings. “So far, we've been able to install 11,000 curbside rain gardens throughout the city and 70 ‘bluebelts' – areas where we try to control flood waters by using nature and following the flow of water and where it wants to go, as opposed to having all this water hit impervious surfaces and entering into the storm system.” The benefits are significant: “As we manage storm water during heavy rain events, there's less untreated water flowing into our coastal waterways and the coastal waterways are cleaner. We've seen water quality improve in areas like Jamaica Bay and along the waterfront.”   Todd wraps up the episode by highlighting the need for integrated approaches. “In cities – which are going to be increasingly important to the vast majority of humanity – how do we integrate engineering, and architecture, and infrastructure with nature? We need to recognize that we must incorporate nature into cities so we can preserve our own humanity. There's a tremendous opportunity and Fort Collins and New York City really provide great examples of what progress looks like – how they are making their cities safe and livable for people by integrating nature into their landscapes.”   Related Links EWN Website ERDC Website Todd Bridges at EWN Todd Bridges at LinkedIn Network of Engineering With Nature EWN on the Road, Stop #20 Frederick Law Olmsted Lewis Mumford   Adam Parris at LinkedIn NYC Mayor's Office of Climate Resiliency Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge Central Park Conservancy Green Infrastructure in NYC The Bluebelt Program Cool Neighborhoods NYC NYC Wetlands Management Framework Map of NYC Natural Areas USFS Stewardship Mapping and Assessment, NYC   Jennifer Shanahan at LinkedIn Fort Collins Natural Areas Department Poudre River Health Report Card Fort Collins Stormwater Utility Page Coalition for the Poudre River Watershed Colorado Water Center at CSU   Restoring Natural Infrastructure Summit A Catalogue of Nature-Based Solutions for Urban Resilience Hurricane Ida Hurricane Harvey      

Beyond the Uniform
BTU #412 - Hemp & Psychedelics (Devin Alvarez @ StraightHemp)

Beyond the Uniform

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 27:24


Why Listen: I had intended to spend the bulk of my conversation with Devin talking about growth and marketing because he has some great ideas. But we ended up going down a different path. Devin runs a company called StraightHemp, where they sell different hemp-related products. In this interview, we talked about CBD and other things. And he also is an advocate for psychedelics. Devin is a rare breed of person. He's building a company and making money, but that's not what's driving him. Devin is very community-driven. He's very much about making the world a better place. I know that sounds trite. But it just really I found our interview touching in that sense. As an entrepreneur, it was helpful to see an example of someone who is so purpose-driven. About Devin: Devin Alvarez is the Founder and CEO of StraightHemp. Using a proprietary extraction method to power their leading Straight Hemp family of products, they are positioned to become a top seller in the natural products channel. He started at the Air Force Academy before switching over to Florida State University. He holds a Master's of Science from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in Environmental Science.

People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers
631: Conducting Critical Research in Conservation Focused on Sewage Pollution - Dr. Stephanie Wear

People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 45:30


Dr. Stephanie Wear is a Senior Scientist and Strategy Advisor at The Nature Conservancy, as well as a Visiting Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and a Visiting Scientist at Duke University Marine Lab. Stephanie's career has been dedicated to conservation, and her work has spanned a variety of threats to marine ecosystems, including overfishing and management, the impacts of climate change, and sewage pollution. When she's not at work, Stephanie enjoys spending time out in nature with her husband and two kids, and lately they've been spending a lot of time hiking and searching for salamanders. Stephanie received her B.A. in Environmental Sciences from the University of Virginia and her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Sciences from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She began working with The Nature Conservancy in 2001. Stephanie and her work have been featured in numerous media outlets, and she has been named one of Women's Health Magazine's "Clean and Green Pioneers" and Babble.com's "Moms Who are Changing the World". In addition, she was selected as a member of the inaugural class of NatureNet Science Fellows—a program sponsored by The Nature Conservancy and six leading universities that brings new approaches to solving global challenges surrounding sustainable provision of food, energy, and water. In our interview, Stephanie shares more about her life and science.

Storytellers of STEMM
#140 - Jhénelle Williams: Nuclear Applications in Environmental Sciences

Storytellers of STEMM

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 14, 2021 57:07


Today's storyteller is Jhénelle Williams! Jhénelle is an ocean engineer from Jamaica using nuclear technology to do ocean and environmental science research. If you're wondering how that works and what that even means, don't worry that's the very first thing we talk about! We talk about the types of research they do, how they use nuclear techniques to further their knowledge. They use this technology to research mangroves, sediment, microplastics, sargassum, and air quality research. I found this to be really cool and we've had a lot of people on to talk about stable isotopes but we never talk about HOW the stable isotopes are processed, and this is one of the ways. So that really clicked for me and felt like a missing knowledge link! Jhénelle is awesome, this was a great conversation, and y'all enjoy! --- You can find Rachel Villani on Twitter @flyingcypress and Storytellers of STEMM on Facebook and Twitter @storytellers42. You can find Jhénelle on Twitter @IslandGirlFHW. National Geographic Explorer Program: https://www.nationalgeographic.org/society/our-explorers/?nav_click Rachel works on the Coastwide Reference Monitoring System (CRMS) in Louisiana: https://www.lacoast.gov/crms/Home.aspx Rachel's Outdoor Conservation Book Club: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/741391-outdoor-conservation-book-club Book List: Instinct by by TD Jakes, The Dune Series by Frank Herbert, Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer, All We Can Save by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and others Recorded on 12 September 2021.

The Other Side of Weight Loss
Eat Like The Animals

The Other Side of Weight Loss

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 71:02


David Raubenheimer is the Leonard P. Ullman Professor of Nutritional Ecology in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, and Nutrition Theme Leader in the Charles Perkins Centre at the University of Sydney. Stephen J. Simpson is Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre and Professor in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Sydney. David and Stephen are the authors of Eat Like The Animals the new groundbreaking evidence on what nature teaches us about the science of healthy eating. In this episode; How did they come to write a book on human nutrition?  How Stella the baboon shocked them when they studied her diet . What they found when they studied different animals and their diet. The million dollar question how or does this apply to humans? Why we MUST meet our protein requirements and what happens when we don't. What is protein leverage? How much should our average protein intake be as humans? Could this explain the obesity epidemic? What did they discover when they did a massive experience on fruit flies to see if the popular theory that calorie restriction helped with longevity. Or if it was what they ate that made the difference? Flies versus humans. What is the problem eating too much protein? Why is it better for reproduction but not longevity?  Looking to the science of what we ate as hunter gatherers what does it tell us? how our needs for protein from birth to death changes? https://www.eatliketheanimals.com/ Todays podcast is sponsored by Prolon The Fasting Mimicking Diet. Purchase your Prolon Kit today and get 10% off with coupon code KARENM10! Purchase your at home Hormone Test Kits here.  Start your membership to the OnTrack group coaching program to help you balance your hormones and lose weight.   Take the Hormone Quiz and find out what is stopping you from losing weight. Karen Martel, Certified Hormone Specialist & Transformational Nutrition Coach and weight loss expert.  Visit https://karenmartel.com/  Karen's Facebook Karen's Instagram    

The Harvard EdCast
How Climate Change is Taught in America

The Harvard EdCast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 23:18


What are children learning about climate change in American schools? That question set award winning journalist Katie Worth to uncover how climate change education is being taught. As part of her research, she visited several states, talked to teachers, scoured text books, and spoke to students and their families. It turns out climate change education is just as contentious in the classroom as it is in politics. In this episode, she shares points of friction happening between teachers within the same schools and how students are often unable to connect environmental disasters in their own communities with climate change. Additionally, Worth discusses how the fossil fuel industry sometimes plays a firsthand role in children's education. She shares the potential repercussions of raising a generation of children unable to understand the effects of climate change on their world. 

Planthropology
64. Star Power, Miracle Fruits, and Editing the Encyclopedia w/ Melissa Petruzzello

Planthropology

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 48:54


 What's up, Plant People? I don't know about you, but since I was a kid I looked at the Encyclopedia Britannica as THE source for knowledge. Curated for more than 250 years, Britannica has aggregated, vetted, and distributed information across a wide variety of fields. Imagine my glee when I found someone out there on the Twitterverse who literally EDITS the Britannica! Melissa Petruzzello has a BS in biology, an MS in plant biology and conservation, is the host of Britannica's Botanize! podcast, and is the Associate Editor for Plant and Environmental Sciences at the Encyclopedia Britannica. We talked a lot about what that's like (of course), but also went into the skill of waiting, finding the perfect career for you, doing research in the desert, fruits that mess with your tastebuds, and SO much more! Check out this great episode with a great human, and make sure to look Melissa up all the places! Stay curious, friends!Melissa's LinksTwitterBotanize! PodcastBritannica's Plants and Environmental SciencesBritannica's new children's encyclopedia Miracle Fruit******************************************************As always, thanks so much for listening! Subscribe, rate, and review Planthropology on your favorite podcast app. It really helps the show keep growing and reaching more people! Also, check out Planthropology on our website and various social media pages, all listed below. As an added bonus, if you review Planthropology on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser and send me a screenshot of it, I'll send you an awesome sticker pack!Listen in on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, or wherever else you like to get your podcasts.Website: www.planthropologypod.comPodchaser: www.podchaser.com/PlanthropologyFacebook: PlanthropologyFacebook group: Planthropology's Cool Plant PeopleInstagram: @PlanthropologyPodTwitter: @Planthropology_e-mail: Planthropologypod@gmail.com  Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/planthropology)

Jacobs: If/When
Coastal Squeeze: Let's Loosen Things Up

Jacobs: If/When

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 29:37


Chrissy Mitchell (Ph.D. MSc. BSc. FRGS, FCIWEM, C.Geog, C.Sci, C.Env, CWEM) works nationally within the Joint (DEFRA/Environment Agency/Welsh Government/Natural Resources Wales) Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management R&D Programme. As a lead scientist at the UK Environment Agency she heads the Flood and Coast Asset Management Research & Development (R&D) as well as the Reservoir Safety R&D. She is also an Associate Editor of the international journal of Flood Risk Management, and she was the Environment Agency project lead for the recently published coastal squeeze research. With a degree in Geology, a Masters in Environmental Science and a Doctorate in Geography, Chrissy joined the UK Environment Agency in 2003, initially supporting regulation and strategic planning and later the DEFRA/EA FCERM R&D programme as the sustainable asset management theme manager. She became the national lead climate change policy advisor for flood risk management and was nominated chair of young FLOODsite for four years running, an international network of 100+ young people working under a large European Flood research programme. She has been a member of the Advisory committee for the annual UK Flood and Coast Conference.Nigel Pontee (BSc, MSc, PhD, C.Eng, FICE, C.WEM, MCIWEM) has over 30 years' experience in coastal geomorphology and management. His experience covers estuaries, saltmarshes, sand beaches, gravel beaches, mixed sand and gravel beaches, and aeolian sand dunes. He has contributed to the creation of over 1700ha of new wetland habitat in the UK. Over the last six years, Nigel has become more involved in nature based coastal defense projects contributing to  several international guidelines and numerous projects around the world. Nigel is currently working a several projects related to the carbon offsetting potential of marine habitats including the development of a carbon code for coastal saltmarshes and research relating to the carbon content or restored habitats. He is the Global Technology leader for Coastal Planning and Engineering in Jacobs and a Visiting Professor at the National Oceanography Centre in the UK. He is a member of several industry panels for the Institute of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Joint Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management R&D Programme in the UK.

Future Hindsight
Contract for the Climate: Keya Chatterjee

Future Hindsight

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 39:32


Racial Injustice in the Climate Crisis Economic and racial injustices are at the center of the climate crisis. White communities have largely avoided things like polluting power plants and detrimental pipelines in their neighborhoods. Instead, communities of color have faced that burden. The willingness to sacrifice communities of color has made it easier for governments to tolerate climate chaos. Aiding Youth Activism Successful social movements often start with activism by young people, and in fact cannot be successful without them. However, it's up to the adults in our democracy to make sure their voices are heard since they are the ones who can vote and have the financial resources. It's been proven that just 3.5% of a population can topple a dictatorship. What can it do for climate justice? Disruptive Humanitarianism Disruptive humanitarianism challenges the status quo and forces the system to change immediately for the better. It counters the idea that it's everyone for themselves. It can be as simple as planting a garden where a pipeline is being placed. Taking action together in a democracy is imperative because it's hard to create change as an individual. FIND OUT MORE: Keya Chatterjee is Executive Director of US Climate Action Network and author of The Zero Footprint Baby: How to Save the Planet While Raising a Healthy Baby. Her work focuses on building an inclusive movement in support of climate action. Prior to joining USCAN, Keya served as Senior Director for Renewable Energy and Footprint Outreach at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), where she worked for eight years. Before that, she was a Climate Change Specialist at USAID. Keya also worked at NASA headquarters for four years, communicating research results on climate change. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco from 1998 to 2000. She served on the board of the Washington Area Bicycling Association from 2013 to 2021. Keya received her Master's degree in Environmental Science, and her Bachelor's in Environmental Science and Spanish from the University of Virginia. You can follow Keya on Twitter @keya_chatterjee.

She Explores
Showing Up as Her Full Self for Wildlife: Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant

She Explores

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 48:36


As a little girl, Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant loved watching nature shows -- and she paid a lot of attention to the humans that showed up in front of the camera. Not seeing anyone in the host position who looked like her as a Black woman, Rae made it her goal to become a wildlife ecologist and to help change the face of who holds the expertise and shows up for some of the most unique animals in the world. Today, she's so proud to be the voice of a new podcast from PBS, Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant.Rae not only contributes to change through showing up as her full self, she's also dedicated to creating more equitable opportunities for young people to experience nature. She does this in many ways, most notably as the mother to two young girls and serving on the board of NatureBridge.After 15 years as a wildlife ecologist and conservation scientist, Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant has a lot of valuable life lessons to share, be it the way she looks back at her own career with compassion for her younger self, the importance of doing exactly what she wants to do with her free time, or the joy that is cuddling baby bears -- just don't try the latter at home!Featured in this episode: Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant @RaeWynnGrantHosted & Produced by Gale StraubA production of Ravel MediaSponsored by Danner Rumpl, & Minus33Join the She Explores Podcast community on FacebookVisit She-Explores.com & Follow Us on InstagramResourcesFeatured in this episode: Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant: Instagram & WebsiteLearn more about Rae's podcast via PBS: "Going Wild with Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant"Listen on SpotifyListen on Apple PodcastsShare your unique holiday traditions on an upcoming episode of She Explores.Enjoyed this episode? You might like these too:Giving Wildlife a Second Change: Sirena RanaButterflies, Bison, & the Border Wall: Conservationist Krista SchylerSubscribe to Our NewsletterRavel MediaSponsors and Discount CodesDanner: Find the right boots for you at Danner.comMinus33: Tune into the episode for 15% off your next order at Minus33.comRumpl: Get 15% off your first order at Rumpl.com with code SHE15 at checkout.Music is licensed through Musicbed.Episodes air bi-weekly this fall on Wednesdays-- subscribe wherever you listen so you never miss an episode.

The Mushroom Hour Podcast
Ep. 101: Queendom Fungi - Mycology as a Queer Discipline (feat. Dr. Patricia Kaishian)

The Mushroom Hour Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 87:16


Today on Mushroom Hour we are joined by freethinker, activist and mycologist Dr. Patricia Kaishian. Dr. Kaishian received a B.A in Biology with a concentration in Environmental Studies in 2013 from Wheaton College, MA. In August 2020, she defended her Ph.D. in Forest Pathology & Mycology from SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry. She is broadly trained in the taxonomy of macro and micro fungi, with considerable field experience in the Neotropics. Currently, she is working as a postdoctoral researcher in the Aime Lab at Purdue University where she is serving as curator of fungi at the Arthur Fungarium & Kriebel Herbarium. Beyond more traditional scientific work, Dr. Kaishian also works in the realms like the philosophy of science, feminist bioscience, ecofeminism and queer theory, exploring how mycology and other scientific disciplines are situated in and informed by our sociopolitical landscape. She is a founding member of the International Congress of Armenian Mycologists, a research organization comprised of ethnically Armenian mycologists who seek to simultaneously advance mycological science and Armenian sovereignty and liberation.   TOPICS COVERED:   Childhood Embracing Nature in NY State  Activism & Science Intertwined  The Practice of Science & the Institution of Science  Western Eurocentric Perspectives Embedding into Modern Institutions  Historical Dynamics Between Institutional Science, Institutional Christianity, Agriculture & Colonization  Agro-Heterosexuality  Queer Theory & Queer Ecology  Mycology as a Queer Science  Upliftment of Marginalized People & Organisms  Influence of Dr. Robin Kimmerer  Armenian Advocacy  Link Between Biodiversity & Indigenous Sovereignty  Dr. Kaishan's Research on Laboulbeniales & Rust Fungi  EPISODE RESOURCES:   Dr. Kaishian Twitter: https://twitter.com/queendom_fungiDr. Kaishian ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Patricia-Kaishian  "Mycology as a Queer Discipline" Paper: https://catalystjournal.org/index.php/catalyst/article/view/33523  Dr. George Hudler “Magical Mushrooms Mischievous Molds”: https://www.amazon.com/Magical-Mushrooms-Mischievous-George-Hudler/dp/0691070164  "Queer Ecologies": https://www.amazon.com/Queer-Ecologies-Nature-Politics-Desire/dp/0253222036  "The Mushroom at the End of the World": https://www.amazon.com/Mushroom-End-World-Possibility-Capitalist/dp/0691178321/  "Braiding Sweetgrass": https://www.amazon.com/Braiding-Sweetgrass-Indigenous-Scientific-Knowledge/dp/1571313567/  Tiokasin Ghosthorse: https://www.humansandnature.org/tiokasin-ghosthorseInternational Congress of Aremenian Mycologists: https://icarmenian-mycologists.github.io/  Entoloma salmoneum: https://www.mushroomexpert.com/entoloma_quadratum.html

Solar Maverick Podcast
SMP 111: Innovative Data Driven Solar Insurance Solutions

Solar Maverick Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 40:39


Episode Summary In this episode of the Solar Maverick Podcast, Benoy talks with Jason Kaminsky who is COO at kwh Analytics which is insuring the energy transition through the most comprehensive renewable energy data.  Jason speaks about many interesting topics like how kwh uses data to create insurance products like their solar revenue put product, how hail storm in Texas damaged a solar plant and how that impacted the insurance market, and underperformance of solar projects is common based on the forecast production.  Benoy Thanjan Benoy Thanjan is the Founder and CEO of Reneu Energy, as well as an advisor for several solar startup companies. Reneu Energy is a premier international solar energy consulting firm and developer, and the company focuses on developing commercial and industrial solar, as well as utility-scale solar plus storage projects. The company also sources financing for solar projects and hedges both energy and environmental commodities.  Benoy received his first experience in Finance as an intern at D.E. Shaw & Co., which is a global investment firm with 37 billion dollars in investment capital. Before founding Reneu Energy, he was the SREC Trader in the Project Finance Group for SolarCity, which merged with Tesla in 2016. He originated SREC trades with buyers and co-developed their SREC monetization and hedging strategy with the senior management of SolarCity, to move into the east coast markets. Benoy also worked at Vanguard Energy Partners, Ridgewood Renewable Power, and Deloitte & Touche. Jason Kaminsky Jason Kaminsky is the COO at kWh Analytics. Just prior to joining kWh Analytics, Jason spent more than three years as a Vice President of Environmental Finance at Wells Fargo Bank. As a senior member of the Wells Fargo deal team, Jason originated, underwrote, and financed tax-equity investments during a time when the bank added nearly $1bn of solar assets. Prior to joining Wells Fargo in 2011, Jason worked at SPG Solar, where he supported the CEO on strategic corporate initiatives. Jason received both his B.S. in Mathematics and his B.S. in Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Environmental Sciences from UCLA. He holds an M.S. degree in Environment and Resources from Stanford University, and also completed his M.B.A. at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Stay Connected: Benoy Thanjan Email: info@reneuenergy.com  LinkedIn: Benoy Thanjan Website: https://www.reneuenergy.com   Jason Kaminsky Website:  https://www.kwhanalytics.com Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasonkam/ Email:  jason.kaminsky@kwhanalytics.com Contact US at kwh Analytics https://www.kwhanalytics.com/contact Email:  Contact@kwhanalytics.com Solarscape(formerly Lendscape): https://www.kwhanalytics.com/solarscape Sponsor:  Summit Ridge Energy Thank you to Summit Ridge Energy for sponsoring this episode of the Solar Maverick Podcast! Summit Ridge Energy is the leading owner-operator of community solar projects in the United States. The team has been a strong force within the U.S. commercial solar market for years and was instrumental in the creation of "virtual" power purchase agreements and associated financing structures. Summit Ridge Energy has leveraged this experience to launch Summit Ridge Capital, a dedicated funding platform that acquires pre-operational community solar and battery storage projects.  SRE also works with land owners across the country to maximize the value of their acreage by offering predictable lease income to host their solar farms.  From site identification and system design, to take-out financing and construction management, Summit Ridge is the most complete solutions provider in the community solar space.   https://srenergy.com info@srenergy.com  Subscribe to our podcast + download each episode on iTunes,Podbean, youtube, and most of the major podcast platforms. This episode was produced and managed by  Podcast Laundry (www.podcastlaundry.com)                

Haymarket Books Live
Angela Davis, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, & Mike Davis on Abolition, Cultural Freedom, Liberation

Haymarket Books Live

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 20, 2021 84:56


Join 2020 Lannan Prize recipients Angela Y. Davis, Mike Davis, and Ruth Wilson Gilmore for a conversation hosted by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor. The Lannan Cultural Freedom Prize for 2020 was awarded to Angela Y. Davis for her lifetime achievements as a public intellectual advocating for racial, gender, and economic justice; to Mike Davis for his life's work as a public intellectual who encourages critical analysis of society in the service of constructing an alternative, post-capitalist future in both theory and practice; and Ruth Wilson Gilmore for a lifetime of achievement as a public intellectual working toward the decarceration of California, the United States, and the world. Join all three, along with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor for a conversation on abolition, cultural freedom, and liberation. Speakers: Mike Davis, professor emeritus of creative writing at UC Riverside, joined the San Diego chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality in 1962 at age 16 and the struggle for racial and social equality has remained the lodestar of his life. His City of Quartz challenged reigning celebrations of Los Angeles from the perspectives of its lost radical past and insurrectionary future. His wide-ranging work has married science, archival research, personal experience, and creative writing with razor-sharp critiques of empires and ruling classes. He embodies the Lannan vision of working at the intersection of art and social justice. Angela Y. Davis is Distinguished Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness and Feminist Studies Departments at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dr. Davis grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and has been an activist and Marxist-Feminist in the Black Power and abolitionist movements since the late 1960s. In the 1980s, her book Women, Race and Class helped to establish the concept of intersectionality. She also helped to develop the concept of prison abolition, especially in her books Are Prisons Obsolete? . Ruth Wilson Gilmore is Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences and Director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the City University of New York Graduate Center. Co-founder of many grassroots organizations including the California Prison Moratorium Project, Critical Resistance, and the Central California Environmental Justice Network, Gilmore is author of the prize-winning Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California. Recent publications include, co-edited with Paul Gilroy, Stuart Hall: Selected Writings on Race and Difference. Forthcoming projects include Change Everything: Racial Capitalism and the Case for Abolition; Abolition Geography: Essays Toward Liberation. Gilmore has lectured in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor writes and speaks on Black politics, social movements, and racial inequality in the United States. She is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (a Lannan Cultural Freedom Especially Notable Book Award recipient) and editor of How We Get Free. Her third book, Race for Profit was a finalist for a National Book Award for nonfiction, and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for History. She is a contributing writer at The New Yorker and professor at Princeton University. This event is a partnership between Lannan Foundation and Haymarket Books. Lannan Foundation's Readings & Conversations series features inspired writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, as well as cultural freedom advocates with a social, political, and environmental justice focus. Lannan Foundation is a family foundation dedicated to cultural freedom, diversity, and creativity through projects that support exceptional contemporary artists and writers, inspired Native activists in rural communities, and social justice advocates. Watch the live event recording: https://youtu.be/WLO0UuSnPzU Buy books from Haymarket: www.haymarketbooks.org Follow us on Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/haymarketbooks

People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers
626: Digging into the Fossil Record to Understand our Planet's Past and Aid Present Conservation Efforts - Dr. Michael Archer

People Behind the Science Podcast - Stories from Scientists about Science, Life, Research, and Science Careers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 63:01


Dr. Michael Archer is a Professor of Paleobiology in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of New South Wales in Australia. Mike is a paleontologist who is fascinated with understanding the continuity of life over billions of years. He spends his free time watching Sci-Fi movies, including classics like Jurassic Park (one of his all-time favorites). Mike received his undergraduate education from Princeton University in Geology and Biology. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Australia and remained there to earn his PhD in Zoology from the University of Western Australia. Mike has since worked at the Western Australian, Queensland, and Australian Museums, and he joined the faculty at the University of New South Wales in 1978. Mike has received many awards and honors, including being named one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Sydney in 2008, receipt of the Riversleigh Society Medal, the TH Huxley Award from the Australian Museum, and the Australian Centennial Medal from the Federal Government of Australia. He is a Member of the Australia Institute of Biology, as well as a Fellow of the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales, the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Australian College of Educators, The Australian Academy of Science, the Royal Society of New South Wales, and Australia 21. In this interview, Mike tells us more about his journey through life and science.

StarTalk Radio
Cosmic Queries – Animal Outlaws with Mary Roach

StarTalk Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 48:35


What happens when nature commits a crime? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and comic co-host Paul Mecurio discuss law-breaking animals with Mary Roach and her new book Fuzz: When Nature Breaks The Law. Can we hack nature?NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/cosmic-queries-animal-outlaws-with-mary-roach/Thanks to our Patrons Hunter Cutone, Roman Cain, Yoshi Wiklund, Tec MySelf, Jonathan Harries, Net Identification, and William Davis for supporting us this week.Photo Credit: Muhammad Mahdi Karim/http://www.micro2macro.net The making of this document was supported by Wikimedia CH. For all the files concerned, please see the category Supported by Wikimedia (GFDL 1.2 - http://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/fdl-1.2.html or FAL), via Wikimedia Commons