• Building A Host Environment For Beneficial Insects with Paul Zimmerman
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    Building A Host Environment For Beneficial Insects with Paul Zimmerman

    got thrips better get aphids think i’m crazy i’m not and you’re about to find out why have you ever released ladybugs into your garden only to find 24 hours later they’re gone well that’s because you didn’t build a host environment for the adults see it’s not the adult insects that usually eat the press you don’t want like aphids or like thrips it’s their baby the larvae you’ve got to convince the adults to stay around and lay their eggs and you do that by creating what’s called a host environment and that involves three things food water shelter let’s start with water water for beneficial insects is…

  • Why Lamborghini’s First Hybrid Is Bad For The Environment
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    Why Lamborghini’s First Hybrid Is Bad For The Environment

    Lamborghini has finally added a hybrid to its lineup, and it’s kind of bad for the environment. When you think of hybrids, you think environmentally friendly, right? But Lamborghini is taking a different approach, using hybrid technology to boost performance without taking fuel efficiency into consideration. Which raises the question: Should automakers use hybrid systems to increase speed rather than reduce pollution? Hybrids have grown in popularity since they were first introduced 20 years ago. Now, almost every automaker offers a hybrid option, and most hybrids can double the gas mileage of a standard car. But Lamborghini’s foray into electrification, the Sián FKP 37, doesn’t save fuel. The Sián is…

  • We Are Duke Environment: A Community of Purpose and Passion
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    We Are Duke Environment: A Community of Purpose and Passion

    (happy music) – Hi, I’m Toddi Steelman. Our world today is changing rapidly, and the environmental challenges we face are growing increasingly complex. At the Nicholas School, we’re a community of innovators, doers, dreamers, and disruptors. A community united in our purpose to address these complex challenges and have a positive impact on the world. As a Master of Environmental Management or a Master of Forestry student at the Nic School, you can pursue your passion for exploring complex environmental problems in a real and purposeful way. You will be immersed in a school culture that is academically rigorous and career oriented. You will interact with other students who are…

  • Ken Gillingham on the Environment and Economics
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    Ken Gillingham on the Environment and Economics

    I do research on environmental economics. I examine how policies can be better designed to be more effective and cost effective to reduce emissions and improve livelihoods. I’ve been very passionate about this issue going back to when I was a young child and I would go for hikes in mountains with my parents. I grew up just north of New York City, about an hour and a half from here. I worked for the Forest Service. I was a Wilderness Ranger in both the White Mountains as well as in Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. I’m passionate about improving the environment, but I’m also passionate about doing it in…

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    15 Most Beautiful Forests in The World

    Welcome to ALUX.com! The place where future billionaires come to get inspired. If you’re not subscribed yet, you’re missing out. Hello Aluxers and welcome to another exciting original video presented by our team here at ALUX.com. Can you imagine escaping to a world where the wild things are that is covered with trees and different kinds of flora and fauna? There’s definitely something magical about a forest, and it’s certainly the case with the ones we’re talking about today. The calming effect that nature can have on people is clearly evident. Spending time in nature has been proven to relieve stress and anxiety, increase happiness, and provide an immediate boost…

  • Planting 20,000,000 Trees Will Actually Have This Impact
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    Planting 20,000,000 Trees Will Actually Have This Impact

    Trees. Growers of fruits, spices and nuts. Generators of shade. Home to birds, squirrels, koalas. Front line soldiers in the fight against climate change? You bet! Today we’re doing something a little different and talking about teamtrees.org’s mission of planting twenty million new trees by 2020, where every donation of one dollar equals one tree. You might be asking yourself “what would planting twenty million new trees do for the planet?” Let’s take a look at just how huge an impact each donation to teamtrees will make! A wide variety of organisms from lichen to bees to possums call trees home, and just one single mature oak tree can be…

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    Our Mission

    A lot of this stuff that looks like sand and rocks under my feet are actually single-use plastic. An estimated 16 billion pounds of plastic enters the ocean every single year. Plastic pollution going into the ocean, and it’s just miles and miles long. And with plastic consumption on the rise, that number is only going to increase. The truth is we’re facing a global plastic problem. Our industries, commerce, and lives rely on plastic – much of it being single-use. Plastic doesn’t break down, it just breaks apart. Meaning that all the plastic that was produced still exists in some shape or form today. It didn’t used to be…

  • Ecology and Environment: Intro
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    Ecology and Environment: Intro

    Homo sapiens rise. While homo habilis, homo neanderthalensis and homo erectus die out, leaving us the sole surviving human species. Our capacity for abstract thought, the ability to plan ahead and the ability to record information were necessary to our survival, but also allowed us to mould the world to our will and benefit. As homo sapiens spread many species such as the mammoths and giant ground sloths were hunted to extinction. Humans gradually abandoned the hunter-gatherer life, settling in agricultural communities. This change allowed much larger groups of humans to coexist, and so our settlements grew. Land was cleared for growing crops and animal husbandry and yet more species…