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Programs from the University of California, Riverside.

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Programs from the University of California, Riverside.

    A Father's Day Tale by Juan Felipe Herrera

    A Father's Day Tale by Juan Felipe Herrera

    California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera shares stories and life lessons from his father. [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 25525]

    • 3 min
    Where Does Your Water Come From? - Earth 101

    Where Does Your Water Come From? - Earth 101

    Turn on the faucet, and out pours water — a familiar experience for the majority of us in the United States. But where does this water come from? Daniel Schlenk, a professor of aquatic ecotoxicology at the University of California, Riverside, provides an understanding of the unique aspects of water transport and generation. He also addresses what we will need to do in the future to maintain the quality and quantity of water we currently enjoy in California. Series: "Earth 101: What You Need to Know About Life on our Planet" [Science] [Show ID: 24209]

    • 57 min
    What's Your Carbon Footprint? - Earth 101

    What's Your Carbon Footprint? - Earth 101

    All of us contribute to the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing climate change. But there are ways to reduce our carbon emissions. How we travel, what we eat, what we consume and what we discard are just some of the factors that contribute to our carbon footprint. Louis S. Santiago, an assistant professor of physiological ecology at the University of California, Riverside, explains how we can measure our impact on our climate. He argues that we can all do something to reduce our carbon footprint. Series: "Earth 101: What You Need to Know About Life on our Planet" [Science] [Show ID: 24208]

    • 51 min
    What Hollywood Can Teach Us About Our Planet - Earth 101

    What Hollywood Can Teach Us About Our Planet - Earth 101

    Plants have a lot to teach us about how our planet works and movies like the blockbuster film “Avatar,” in which plants play an important role, can inspire us to pay closer attention to them. Jodie Holt, a professor of plant physiology at the University of California, Riverside and the botanical consultant for Avatar, discusses what she taught Hollywood about plants and what Hollywood can teach us about our planet. Series: "Earth 101: What You Need to Know About Life on our Planet" [Science] [Show ID: 24207]

    • 57 min
    Too Many People - Earth 101

    Too Many People - Earth 101

    Most of our serious problems in the world today can be traced back to the impact of human populations on the environment. With each person requiring energy, space and resources to survive, the stress on the planet of the world population, currently estimated to be seven billion, is enormous. Richard Cardullo, a professor of biology at the University of California, Riverside, discusses how human populations have grown at an alarming rate over the past few centuries and discuss some of its consequences. Series: "Earth 101: What You Need to Know About Life on our Planet" [Science] [Show ID: 24206]

    • 58 min
    UCR: Living the Promise - Technology

    UCR: Living the Promise - Technology

    Collaborating between and within the varied disciplines of chemical and electrical engineering, materials science and nanotechnology, UCR researchers are inventing portable biomedical devices that can detect and diagnose contagious diseases. They are designing nanosensors that measure exposure to viruses, toxins and bacteria in our air, food and water. By developing new tools that better detect chemical warfare agents, and by discovering new methods to safely remove harmful pesticides, lead, arsenic and other heavy metals from the environment, our researchers are creating a safer, healthier, cleaner future for the planet. [Show ID: 21522]

    • 4 min

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