1. Director of the Baltimore Ecosystem Study Steward Pickett discusses how urban ecology can make our cities greener, cleaner, and healthier for all. He provides insight into challenges facing today's cities, urban ecology success stories, and what individuals can do to help.Topics covered include urban and green design, community engagement, and the need for an urban land ethic. 11/01/2013

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  2. Biologist and award-winning author David Haskell spent a year observing a single square meter of old-growth Tennessee forest. He discusses his observations and describes the intricate relationship between the tiniest microbes and the largest mammals. 09/06/2013

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  3. Jonathan Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service, discusses how climate change is manifesting itself in our national parks and details the strategy that has been set in motion to help America’s most treasured landscapes adapt and mitigate.

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  4. Harvard botanist Dr. Peter Del Tredici discusses how northeastern forests are being shaped by urbanization, invasive species, acid rain, and climate change. He also encourages us to abandon the word 'weed' – and instead view plants for the services they provide.

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  5. With a quiet urgency Janisse Ray’s The Seed Underground reminds us that while our health and food security are at stake as seeds disappear, so, too, are the stories, heritage, and history that passes between people as seeds are passed from hand to hand.

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Talks on environmental topics and issues, from climate change and hydrofracking to the ecology of Lyme Disease. Speakers have included Bill McKibben from 350.org, climatologist Dr. Michael Mann and food activist Frances Moore Lappe.

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