Environment

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Claire Kremen, Honey Bee Pollination Crisis: Can Native Bees Take up the Slack? (1/13/2009)

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Claire Kremen, Conservation Ecologist, UC Berkeley; 2007 MacArthur Honoree

Monoculture farming leaves us highly dependent on honey bees, whose pollination affects 75 percent of fruits and vegetables and 30 percent of all food production. However, managed hives are being wiped out by colony collapse disorder at an alarming rate. Kremen will discuss how wild bees can boost the effectiveness of managed hives and play a critical role in pollinating the crops that keep California’s economy humming. Read more »

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Offshore Oil: Drilling Ourselves into the Next Generation or an Environmental Catastrophe? (11/13/2008)

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1:07:36

Offshore Oil: Drilling Ourselves into the Next Generation or an Environmental Catastrophe?

Joe Sparano, President, Western States Petroleum Association
Michael Brune, CEO, Rainforest Action Network
Randall Luthi, Director, Minerals Management Service
Peter Schwartz, President, Global Business Network
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Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D., President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (7/22/2008)

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1:08:08

SHIRLEY ANN JACKSON, Ph.D., President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and former Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission

YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE: WHY THE U.S. NEEDS A GLOBAL ENERGY SECURITY ROADMAP
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How We Eat Series: The Centralization of Our Food System (8/14/2008)

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1:04:52

Don Shaffer, President and CEO, RSF Social Science
Paul Frankel, Managing Director, Ecosa Capital
Michael Dimock, President, Roots of Change
Jeff Steen, CFO, Golden Valley Citrus
Naomi Starkman, Communications Director, Slow Food Nation - Moderator Read more »

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Jeffrey Sachs-Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University; Author, Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet (4/9/2008)

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1:02:05

JEFFREY SACHS


Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University; Author, Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet

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Panel: Climate Change After Bali

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1:10:25

Climate Change After Bali

Ambassador Reno L. Harnish III, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs
Diana Farrell, Director, McKinsey Global Institute
Ken Caldeira, Scientist, Carnegie Institution Department of Global Ecology
Greg Dalton, Commonwealth Club Vice President, Director of The Club's Climate 1 Initiative, Moderator
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Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

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59:39

Frances Beinecke, President, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)


Partnership for the Earth Read more »

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Elizabeth Kolbert (5/8/2006)

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1:04:06

New Yorker climate journalist Elizabeth Kolbert offers her take on whether increasingly fierce huricanes, changing animal migration patterns, and disapperaing glaciers signal that we're headed for global melt down.
The former New York Times reporter has made it her mission to educate the public about the very real threat of Earth's rising temperature, and what can be done, if anything, to save the planet and bring the thermometer back down a notch or two.

Her new book is titled "Field Notes From a Catastrophe"
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