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Interstellar posed a lot of interesting questions, and it turns out some scientists take these questions as seriously as potheads do. What are some of the real threats to life on Earth? Where do we... Read More
Affiliation:
Planet Forward
March 26, 2015
Overall Score of 1
Tommy and Benji get press passes to the Good Food Festival. On day one we learn about what it takes to bring a good food idea from the planning room to the dining room with the help of business  ... Read More
Affiliation:
Explorers in America
March 20, 2015
Overall Score of 2
Composting+Biking=Winning. We took to our tandem again to see how the Compost Pedallers, a company in Austin, TX, combine our two loves: biking and composting, successfully filling hearts with joy... Read More
Affiliation:
Explorers in America
March 18, 2015
Overall Score of 2
Losing weight is already an incredibly hard task, even in the best of circumstances. Now imagine you live in a food desert, with no access to a car, a low income and no supermarkets nearby.
Video by Maggie Kierstead and Anna Sumi
Affiliation:
George Washington University
March 11, 2015
Overall Score of 3
In February, we took a stroll through Yonkers, N.Y., with Curt Collier. This man has seen the future, and has some cool things to report back.
Affiliation:
Explorers in America
March 09, 2015
Overall Score of 3
Bringing clean water straight to the point of use.
Video by Eric Osman and Sumner Byrne
Affiliation:
The George Washington University
March 09, 2015
Overall Score of 3
Natural gas is huge right now, but it's meant to be a bridge fuel to renewables, not a total solution to our energy needs.
Video by Anahi Ruiz and Lauren Pollack
Affiliation:
The George Washington Universtiy
March 09, 2015
Overall Score of 2
According to Lance Price, overuse of antibiotics in livestock could set us back nearly 100 years in public health — but the consumer can do something about it.
Video by Diana Wilkinson and Erica Halvorson
Affiliation:
The George Washington University
March 04, 2015
Overall Score of 4
Sometimes good food falls through the cracks and becomes waste. These guys catch it, and turn it into a community service.
Affiliation:
American University
March 02, 2015
Overall Score of 5
We met up with Thomas Hymel to talk about microprocessing & value-added seafood on Louisiana’s coast. His work aims to empower fishermen to vertically integrate their businesses - bringing a high... Read More
Affiliation:
Explorers in America
February 28, 2015
Overall Score of 5
Renewables could be huge - but they have to be cost effective first. Could solar save you money?
Video by Tim Palmieri and Megan Varner
Affiliation:
George Washington University
February 27, 2015
Overall Score of 5
Overfishing is a big problem for our oceans and for our plates. How can we keep our sushi from disappearing?
Video by Diana Wilkinson and Erica Halvorson
Affiliation:
The George Washington University
February 25, 2015
Overall Score of 6
Jeff Schwartz, executive director of Broad Community Connections, and I sat in the garden behind his ReFresh project to talk about this one-of-a-kind “fresh food hub.” ReFresh is home to eight or so... Read More
Affiliation:
Explorers in America
February 24, 2015
Overall Score of 5
Tony Lee runs the Magellan Street Community Garden — a one-lot operation just across the river from New Orleans. He’s a big, gregarious guy whose mouth can hardly keep up with the nodes of thought... Read More
Affiliation:
Explorers in America
February 24, 2015
Overall Score of 5
Rice seems simple, but its genetics are complex. Unlocking them could be the key to feeding Africa.
Affiliation:
University of Arizona Honors College
February 23, 2015
Overall Score of 7