As technology and scientific research progresses we see more and more options on how to better power large groups of people. While countries around the world are all trying to become the first to go 100% green energy there are still some major steps necessary to make that a reality. Perhaps this new approach to powering the future rests in the hands of states and cities? Is this even possible though?
Humans and animals have had quite the relationship. Throughout the years we’ve used animals to serve many valuable functions in our lives ranging from food to companionship to research and beyond. However, in an ever changing climate pattern there could be new uses for animals in our lives. Maybe better understand climate change by studying insects. Can bugs predict climate change? Listen to this Question Your World radio report produced by the Science Museum of Virginia to learn more.
Aquaculture is one of the most rapidly expanding forms of agriculture nationwide, and one that is projected to grow due to market demand for healthy, locally produced foods. It now accounts for 50% of the world’s food fish, and becomes more important every day, especially where there is hunger. Learn more about Virginia State University’s Aquaculture Field Day that took place on October 22 in this special report by 88.9 WCVE’s Charles Fishburne.
Visit extreme locales — from the highest mountain to the greatest canyon — and learn how these places test their inhabitants to the limit. On Mount Everest, a Sherpa has to rope a route across the notorious Khumbu Icefall in time for the hundreds of foreign mountaineers who will arrive for climbing season. In the Grand Canyon, conservationists desperately try to ensure the survival of one of America’s few surviving condor chicks. And, on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, farmers fight pitched battles with elephants in the dead of night.
A small, start-up company in Charlottesville is set to tackle the problem of contaminated water worldwide, with a small, silver-infused ceramic pill--the MadiDrop. This new University of Virginia-inspired public benefit company with a global health mission has opened administrative offices and a small production facility in Charlottesville.