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Reads tagged with “sustainability”

Akule: Magnificent Black-and-White Underwater Photographs
Akule: Magnificent Black-and-White Underwater Photographs

What underwater tornadoes have to do with marine sustainability and Captain Cook’s death.

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Project Earth: A Resource-Based Economy Explained
Project Earth: A Resource-Based Economy Explained

What collaborative consumption has to do with life after Earth and the ego of science.

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5 Must-Read Books by TED Global Speakers, Part 2
5 Must-Read Books by TED Global Speakers, Part 2

From life before birth to living with death, or what marine life has to do with global equality.

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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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Life in the Abyss: Behind the Scenes of the Census of Marine Life
Life in the Abyss: Behind the Scenes of the Census of Marine Life

How to name a new species after your exwife, or what bioluminescent fish have to do with world peace.

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Highlights from TED Global 2011, The Stuff of Life: Day Two
Highlights from TED Global 2011, The Stuff of Life: Day Two

How to get eaten by mushrooms, why we’re all African, and what language has to do with genetics.

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The Beekepers: Artful Documentary about Colony Collapse Disorder
The Beekepers: Artful Documentary about Colony Collapse Disorder

What Aristotle’s hobby has to do with the future of agriculture and our best defense against disaster.

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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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