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How To Name A Disease (Like COVID-19)

How To Name A Disease (Like COVID-19)

Hi, this is Julián from MinuteEarth. In 2009, a disease swept across the globe and infected millions, and before it was officially named 2009 H1N1 Flu, it was popularly dubbed “swine flu.” Panicking countries banned sales of pigs and pig products, turning the pork industry on its snout and Egypt even went so far as …

Does Federal Permitting Under the National Environmental Policy Act Need Reform? [Fourth Branch]

Does Federal Permitting Under the National Environmental Policy Act Need Reform? [Fourth Branch]

Does federal permitting under the National Environmental Policy Act need reform? A policy discussion fifty years after the passage of NEPA. Fifty years ago, President Nixon signed the National Environmental Policy Act into law. The Act requires the federal government to study the environmental consequences of new projects before it gives them a permit for …

Let’s change the history of humankind

Let’s change the history of humankind

Humanity, today lives a critical moment, with patterns of production and consumption that lacerate everything that exists and everything that lives. It is necessary to contribute to the transformation of human society, as a critical, responsible, committed, inclusive community, and that is aware of this reality that goes beyond us. Facing this, it is increasingly …

The Fastest-Growing Plant In The World

The Fastest-Growing Plant In The World

Hi, this is Julián from MinuteEarth. Bamboo can grow as fast as three feet per day! In fact, when it comes to upward growth, bamboo is the fastest growing plant on Earth, able to shoot up as tall as a 10 story building in just 8 weeks, giving pandas a new meaning to the term …

Experience Mighty Mississippi at the Missouri History Museum

Experience Mighty Mississippi at the Missouri History Museum

Now open at the Missouri History Museum, “Mighty Mississippi.” Reconnect with the most important river in North America, one that has made—and remade—our region. From large American Indian centers, to the European fur trade, to the steamboats and factories of the Industrial Age. Featuring the largest display of Mississippian period artifacts shown at the Missouri …

Should You Take Supplements? Dr. Will Cole Weighs In

Should You Take Supplements? Dr. Will Cole Weighs In

I don’t necessarily think everybody needs to be on supplements and I think that “need” as I’m taking that word very literally there. You can’t supplement your way out of a poor diet. You cannot like think that taking that pill, that herbal pill or that vitamin whatever is going to somehow undo an unhealthy, …

American Beaver | Awesome Animals

American Beaver | Awesome Animals

[Music] lumberjack surveyor Builders engineer it’s all in a day’s work for beaver they’ve got the tools and the know-how create a brand new ecosystem one log at a time when they build everyone shares the reward a beaver pond is a wildlife magazine it’s the place to find a mate in raise a family …