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Valuing Nature in Real-World Decisions

Valuing Nature in Real-World Decisions

Well, I’d like to welcome you all to MIT if you’re not from MIT. And welcome to 32-123 if you are. I want to particularly welcome you to the 17th Henry Kendall Lecture which will be presented today by Professor Gretchen Daily. So I’m Ron Prinn I direct MIT’s Center for Global Change Science that …

Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment

Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment

(“The Dark Glow of the Mountains” by Chris Zabriskie) Who were the artists in American art who first engaged with environmental issues? I think you’d have to begin with Thomas Cole who was among the first landscape artists in this country and certainly the most prominent of the early ones. However, our take on his …

Fluorocarbons (PFC) in outdoor products | VAUDE

Fluorocarbons (PFC) in outdoor products | VAUDE

Fluorocarbons are chemical substances widely used in industry. Not only in the outdoor industry but also for non-stick frying pans and in carpentry. In the outdoor industry, fluorocarbons have long been used to make products water resistant and waterproof. One way that fluorocarbons are used is for membranes. A membrane is a very thin film …

Ovie Mughelli: Make a change for our environment

Ovie Mughelli: Make a change for our environment

My name is Ovie Mughelli, ten year NFL veteran and two time all-pro fullback with the Falcons and the Ravens and I want to let you know that if you care about your family, your brother, your sister, your mother, your father, your friends, you’ve got to do something for the environment, not just talk …

The Future of Water

The Future of Water

What we think of as normal and what we planned for as normal and the infrastructure that we built to deal with normal isn’t normal anymore. Normal is gone. New water restrictions have been imposed in Cape Town, South Africa. In India, rising temperatures threaten to make a severe water crisis there even worse. The …