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Innovation and Biomimicry

Innovation and Biomimicry

Innovation and Biomimicry

Sometimes Mother Nature could use a boost and when we work with her natural systems, she can reward us with a blueprint for success. EcoSense explores three creative and wildly different examples of biomimicry. We visit Mushroom Mountain and learn how the potential uses of fantastic fungi go way beyond salad - including as organic pesticides, medicine and even a possible solution to world hunger.
S4 E4 Length 26:49 Premiere: 5.17.20

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EcoSense for Living

About EcoSense for Living

Thought-provoking series of eco-topics ranging from reconnecting kids to nature, green jobs, and healthy lifestyles limiting the impacts of toxins on our home and bodies. The series aims to empower viewers with practical solutions geared toward saving money, treading lighter on the planet, and improving quality of life.

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Wild Healing

In his book, Our Wild Calling, journalist Richard Louv challenges us to understand and appreciate our link to animals, domestic and wild. Dr. Cassandra Quave, an ethnobotanist from Emory University, leads an international team searching for plant-based medicines to replace failing antibiotics. Krista Schlyer, an international conservation photographer, explores animals roam across our southern border.

  • Monday January 25, 2021 7:00 pm ET on KETKY
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Innovation & Biomimicry

EcoSense explores three creative and different examples of biomimicry. A visit to Mushroom Mountain reveals how the potential uses of fantastic fungi go beyond salad. At the Emory Water Hub, mimicking Mother Nature leads to cleaning 400,000 gallons of water per day - without using the city's water treatment system. And at Georgia Aquarium and Zoo Atlanta, organizations around the country use data to ensure the survival of many diverse species.

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Grizzlies, Wolves, & The Endangered Species Act - S3 E1

There are big questions about the best way to live with apex predators, especially when they've been absent from much of the landscape for decades. EcoSense meets with farmers, hunters, Native Americans, and organizations like Greater Yellowstone Coalition where voices with varying opinions find "common ground," and sometimes put aside their different perspectives for the greater conservation good.

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Future Food - S3 E2

Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, the senior writer of DrawDown, tells us how much our food choices affect our health and climate change. In New Orleans, the Audubon Nature Society promotes an annual sustainable seafood dinner. "Bug Apetit!" explores serving up a better future. Take crickets, for instance! High in protein, they're hopping into popular culture in New York City and London.

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Do We Still Need the Clean Air Act? - S3 E3

Dr. Devra Davis, an environmental health expert and author, tells us how Donora, PA slowly awakened America's need for the Clean Air Act. Mom's Clean Air Force are mothers concerned about the effects of two different sources of air pollution. In Pennsylvania, parents guard their children's health against chemicals associated with fracking. In Orlando, we meet a mom engineer/artist who uses her paintings to express her concern about a nearby power plant. Don Anair of the Union of Concerned Scientists talks electric cars, evolving attitudes about carpools and rideshares, and whether or not car ownership is worth the price of admission.

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Wild Healing

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Fashioned for the Planet

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Wild Crossings - S4 E1

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Talking Trash - S3 E4

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Do We Still Need the Clean Air Act? - S3 E3

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Season 4 Episodes

Innovation and Biomimicry

S4 E4 Length 26:49 Premiere Date 5.17.20

Wild Healing

S4 E3 Length 26:47 Premiere Date 5.10.20

Fashioned for the Planet

S4 E2 Length 26:47 Premiere Date 5.3.20

Wild Crossings

S4 E1 Length 26:47 Premiere Date 4.26.20

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