Ecologist Jerry Jenkins has been documenting the flora and fauna of the Northern Forest for the past 45 years. This visually-rich lecture distills his findings, with a focus on inspiring conservation and informing environmental education.
Ecologist Nalini Nadkarni explores the world of the forest canopy and how everyone–from preachers to prison inmates–can contribute to the scientific enterprise.
Steven Cohen, Executive Director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute, discusses the importance of environmental policy and the need to manage short-term costs for long-term gains.
Well-known landscape designer Larry Weaner discusses principles and protocols for creating dynamic, ecologically rich landscapes where nature does much of the “planting.”
A world-renowned expert, Kathleen Weathers talks about how fog interacts with air, land and water, and investigates its importance to ecosystems.
President of the Cary Institute Bill Schlesinger discusses society's most pressing environmental problems, and what needs to be done to ensure a habitable planet, now and for future generations.
Pullitzer prize winner and environmental journalist Dan Fagin discusses industrial pollution, water contamination, and cancer epidemiology in a New Jersey beach town.
Writer Verlyn Klinkenborg talks about his new book, a collection of pieces from his New York Times column The Rural Life.
Director of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study Steward Pickett discusses how urban ecology can make our cities greener, cleaner, and healthier for all.
Biologist and award-winning author David Haskell spent a year observing a single square meter of old-growth Tennessee forest.
A multidisciplinary program by musician David Rothenberg and entomologist John Cooley that explores the return of the 17-year cicadas.
Whether it’s pulling up water chestnuts in the Hudson River, or searching out vernal pools—citizens can play a vital role in scientific research.
Leading fisheries scientist and marine biologist Ray Hilborn shares his controversial insights about the future of our fisheries.
Should drinking water be accessible as a human right or is it a commodity?
Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service, discusses how climate change is manifesting itself in our national parks.
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