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Wild Salmon or Farmed Salmon? Which is Better? | Serving Up Science

– Ever wander the seafood section at the grocery store confronted with the choice of wild versus farmed salmon? You wonder, is one healthier? Tastier? I’m Sheril Kirshenbaum and in this episode of Serving Up Science we’re pitting wild versus farmed salmon. (bell ringing) So let’s start with the basics. Lesson one. Salmon is a […]

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Biodiversity Fund Ecological Monitoring Guide — Training Video 2013

Over the next 10 minutes we will take you through all the steps involved in undertaking monitoring of your Biodiversity Fund Project using the Biodiversity Fund Ecological Monitoring Guide. This will take you through establishing your start point in the field. Setting up your transector plot, undertaking the methods to measure and record native and […]

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What is Environmental Health Science, and why should you care?

What is environmental health science, and why is it important? Imagine you have a caramel apple. Let’s make it a peanut-coated caramel apple. Now imagine all the ways that apple might cause harm to someone. The peanuts could trigger an allergic reaction. Sugar in the caramel could increase your chances of developing diabetes or heart […]

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Fashion has a pollution problem — can biology fix it? | Natsai Audrey Chieza

You’re watching the life cycle of a Streptomyces coelicolor. It’s a strain of bacteria that’s found in the soil where it lives in a community with other organisms, decomposing organic matter. Coelicolor is a beautiful organism. A powerhouse for synthesizing organic chemical compounds. It produces an antibiotic called actinorhodin, which ranges in color from blue […]

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Organic Sustainable Farming is the Future of Agriculture – The Future of Food

In order for us to live sustainably the structures that meet our basic needs must work towards regeneration rather than consumption and depletion. We wanted to find what alternatives exist to buying food at the supermarket which in their current form encourage destructive farming practices. I’ve been studying sustainable farming systems for over 25 years […]

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