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Reads tagged with “sustainability”

The Five Greatest TED Talks of All Time
The Five Greatest TED Talks of All Time

Democratizing knowledge, the meaning of life, and why everything we know about creativity is wrong.

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Animated Infographic: Unspilling the Gulf Oil
Animated Infographic: Unspilling the Gulf Oil

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Edward Burtynsky’s Oil
Edward Burtynsky’s Oil

What vintage airplanes have to do with Chinese bridges and tire retirement.

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Moby-Duck: A Quest for the Story Behind Bathtime
Moby-Duck: A Quest for the Story Behind Bathtime

How a student assignment led to an around-the-world adventure, or what Eric Carle has to do with environmentalism.

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PICKED: Beautiful Short Film for World Water Day
PICKED: Beautiful Short Film for World Water Day

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Human Planet: BBC Unravels Earth’s Secrets
Human Planet: BBC Unravels Earth’s Secrets

What rainforest tribes in the jungle have to do with reindeer swimmers in the Arctic.

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The Ragged Edge of Silence: The Art of Listening
The Ragged Edge of Silence: The Art of Listening

What 17 years of silence have to do with National Geographic and your ringtone.

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IOU Project: Social Technology Meets Artisanal Tradition
IOU Project: Social Technology Meets Artisanal Tradition

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Underwater Sculptures Help Corals Thrive
Underwater Sculptures Help Corals Thrive

What metal sculptures have to do with your DNA and the future of the world’s oceans.

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PICKED: <em>Waste Land</em>
PICKED: Waste Land

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