Nano Liquid Batteries

Nano Liquid Batteries

John Katsoudas [ Climate Adaptation ] We all know that burning gasoline for transportation contributes significantly to an oncoming global calamity – climate change. We also know that switching to electric vehicles – or EVs – can improve the situation. I bet all of you, like me, care about the environment and most of you, like me, don’t own an electric vehicle. I’m

Su-Mei Tse

Su-Mei Tse

Su-Mei Tse  is a musician, artist and photographer. Her work combines photography, video, installations and music. In 2003, she received the Golden Lion award at the Venice Biennale for the best national participation. She currently lives and works in Luxembourg and Berlin. The daughter of a Chinese father, a violinist, and an English mother, a pianist, Tse was born in Luxembourg City. First

Thin Air Fertilizer

Thin Air Fertilizer

Jessica Davis [ Food Security ] A CSU professor in the Soil and Crop Sciences College since 1995, Davis’ research team focuses on developing a biological nitrogen fertilizer to reduce fossil fuel usage in agriculture. See also ThinAirFertilizer.com FEATURED IMAGE CREDIT: ILO in the Pacific

Leonardo Drew

Leonardo Drew

Leonardo Drew is a US American contemporary artist based in Brooklyn, New York. He creates sculptures from natural materials and through processes of oxidation, burning, and decay, Drew transforms these objects into massive sculptures that critique social injustices and the cycle of growth and decay in nature. Drew was born in Tallahassee, Florida, but was raised in the projects of Bridgeport, Connecticut. During

Recycling Leaves

Recycling Leaves

Mike McGrath [ WEB 3.0 ] Was it Chekhov who said that if you bring a leaf blower on stage in the first act you have to use it by the third act? The timing for this event is so appropriate. We’re here in the fall, and I’m going to talk to you about composting. A lot of people schedule composting talks in

The Distributed Economy

The Distributed Economy

Stacy Mitchell [ WEB 3.0 ] I want to begin today by telling you something about the Boston Tea Party that you might not know. At its core it was an act of corporate sabotage. Those ships were owned by the British East India Company, the most powerful corporation of its day. The company was tightly connected to the British government. So much

Oceanscrapers

Oceanscrapers

Serbia [ Ocean Cleanup ] The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a pile of plastic floating in the northern part of the Pacific Ocean. The San Francisco Chronicle claims that the patch now weighs more than 3.5 million tons, 80% of which is plastic waste that reaches more than thirty meters in depth. This area of the Pacific Ocean is a relatively calm