Tag: Environment

Food Waste Innovators wanted! REFRESH Food Waste Solution Contest Call for Submissions

Could food waste be the next European crisis? 20% of food is lost or wasted in Europe. The UN estimates that globally this figure is closer to 30%. Today food has taken to the streets in several European capitals to protest against what they are calling staggering amounts of food waste. We now take you…


Joel Cohen: An Introduction to Demography (Malthus Miffed: Are People the Problem?)


My name is Joel Cohen I’m Professor of Populations at the Rockefeller University and at Columbia University in New York City.   My background is partially in public health and partially in applied mathematics. WHY SHOULD YOU STUDY DEMOGRAPHY? Why should you consider taking a course in demography in college? 

You will be growing up…


6 ways mushrooms can save the world | Paul Stamets

I love a challenge, and saving the Earth is probably a good one. We all know the Earth is in trouble. We have now entered in the 6X, the sixth major extinction on this planet. I often wondered, if there was a United Organization of Organisms — otherwise known as “Uh-Oh” — (Laughter) — and…


TEDxMasala – Dr Vandana Shiva – Solutions to the food and ecological crisis facing us today.

Translator: Hélène Vernet Reviewer: Tanya Cushman So I could actually have spent all my life in this city and being a Mumbai girl if I had stayed on at the BARC, the Bhabha Atomic Research Center. Why did I go back to my hometown, Dehradun? And why do I do what I do today? It’s…


Yes, we can save the world’s coral reefs | Terry Hughes | TEDxJCUCairns

Translator: Judith Matz Reviewer: Cristina Bufi-Pöcksteiner Hi, everyone. My name is Terry Hughes. I’m a coral reef scientist, and as you can see from the title of my talk today, something of an optimist. So, I’m going to talk to you about the Great Barrier Reef, about reefs in general and also about climate change….