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Mark Licht, extension field agronomist for Iowa State University, discusses strategies for planning, implementing, and testing cover crops. This...
Video: TED Talks series - Greg Stone: Saving the Ocean One Island at a TimeLast Updated on 2015-05-27 16:57:45
TED Talks series, FILMED APR 2010 • POSTED NOV 2010 • Mission Blue Voyage
Aboard Mission Blue, scientist Greg Stone tells the story of how he helped the Republic of Kiribati create an enormous protected area in the middle of the Pacific -- protecting fish, sealife and the island nation itself.
Stone wants to explain to the audience his experience of working to protect islands and their surrounding marine life from sea level rise.
Sea levels are rising, and Kiribati, along with 42 other nations in the world, will be under water within 50 to 100 years. Some of the islands have already gone under water... What do we do with displaced fellow earthlings that no longer have a home on the planet?" (Greg Stone)
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Obama seeks $2 billion in private dollars for clean energyLast Updated on 2015-02-11 11:21:34WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is setting a goal of raising $2 billion from the private sector for investments in clean energy.
The White House says it's launching a Clean Energy Investment Initiative as part of the Obama administration's effort to address climate change.
The Energy Department will solicit investments from philanthropists and investors concerned about climate change. The aim is to spur development of technologies and energy sources that are low in carbon dioxide pollution, such as solar panels, wind power, fuel cells and advanced batteries.
The White House says groups like Wells Fargo, the University of California Board of Regents, and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation are committing to scale up their investments in clean energy.
The White House will also host a Clean Energy Investment Summit this spring.