Obesity – What’s the Environment Got To Do With It?

This lecture explored the relationship between weight, health and obesity and how environmental factors can influence all three. Over the last 4 decades, obesity rates have tripled for children and adults. Over the same time period our environment as changed …

Arsenic in Water and Food

Dr.Kathryn Cottingham is currently a professor of biological sciences at Dartmouth College whose main interests are in ecology and its application to environmental health. She earned her M.S and PhD. degrees from University of Wisconcin-Madison studying the effects of …

Can We Save the Environment — From Space?

Orbiting satellites are collecting an ever-increasing stream of observations of our planet: taking its picture, monitoring its processes, and measuring its health.  At SkyTruth they use these observations to shine a light on the environmental consequences of human activities, sometimes …

Are GMO’s Safe: What the Science Tells Us

Some prominent scientists and policymakers assert with confidence that there is no scientific controversy over the health effects of GMOs—these GM crops are inherently safe and do not have to be tested. The scientific evidence, however, reveals a different story. …

Our Future With Bees

Noah Wilson-Rich from The Best Bee’s company discusses how the world’s bees can create economic and ecological sustainability, if only we let them. We know the vital importance of bees, yet we also know that they are dying off. What …

Land Conservation in Maine: Past Success and Future Opportunity

Tim Glidden ’74, President of Maine Coast Heritage Trust discusses the many roots of the burgeoning national land conservation movement lie in Maine.   While federal ownership of public lands has defined the landscape of conservation in the West, private efforts …