“We are chasing the last of the big fish” | Interview with fisheries scientist Daniel Pauly

The way we interact with the ocean, and with the world, is insane because we behave as if we had another planet, and we don’t. My name is Daniel Pauly, I’m a professor of fisheries at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. I think the biggest change in the ocean has happened already, […]

Plastic Pollution: How Humans are Turning the World into Plastic

When the gods granted king Midas one wish, he wished that everything he touched would turn to gold. Midas was delighted. Trees, rocks, buildings all gold. But soon he found in horror that his food turned into gold as well. When he hugged his daughter to soothe his pain, he realized his mistake too late. […]

Farms under the sea could feed the world in 2050

This small mussel farm off the coast of California is a window into the future of feeding the planet. – You can feed a vast majority of the world’s populations on mussels alone. Earth’s population is growing so fast that we’ll need to produce more food in the next 50 years than we’ve raised in […]

Why We Sucked At Counting Fish (Until Now)

When Galileo trained his homemade telescope on the night sky, it transformed from a black pool populated by a few thousand stars into a sparkling sea filled with ten times the number. And today, with the help of bigger and better telescopes, we know that our home galaxy – the Milky Way – is an […]

Top 10 Bizarre Ways Pharmaceutical DRUGS Change the ENVIRONMENT

Top 10 Bizarre Ways Pharmaceutical Drugs Change the Environment 10. Contaminates Water While current sewage management systems remove a lot of waste from water, there are no sewage plants equipped to filter out chemicals from drugs. After leaving treatment plants, sometimes the water re-enters bodies where we get our drinking water from. There are cases […]

Fracking explained: opportunity or danger

What is hydraulic fracturing – or fracking ? Since the industrial revolution our energy consumption has risen unceasingly. The majority of this energy consumption is supplied by fossil fuels like coal or natural gas. Recently there has been a lot of talk about a controversial method of extracting natural gas: Hydraulic fracturing or fracking. Put […]

Intro to Veganism | Animals, Health, and the World We Live In

Hi I’m Alon I’m 19 years old, and I’m vegan Vegan? What is that? Sorry, What is ‘vegan’? Hi! Despite the fact that veganism slowly starts entering the mainstream There are still so many people who don’t know what it means There are so many people who are like “Yeah, I’m vegan..” And then they’re […]

Why Doesn’t Winter Kill All The Fish And Plants?

Hey there and welcome to Life Noggin, I’m lucky enough to live in cyberspace, where the circuits are toasty and you can always get a warm cup of hot chocolate from your loving Motherboard. But many of my human friends know these times as that chilly season called Winter. You may be able to bundle […]

Plant power: Plants vs fish!

So, population growth means more mouths to feed. We eat a lot of fish, but the oceans aren’t getting any bigger and most of the fish we consume is now farmed. That includes salmon, an important source of long-chain omega 3 fatty acids that keep us healthy. But in order to maintain high levels of […]

Dan Barber: How I fell in love with a fish

So, I’ve known a lot of fish in my life. I’ve loved only two. That first one, it was more like a passionate affair. It was a beautiful fish: flavorful, textured, meaty, a bestseller on the menu. What a fish. (Laughter) Even better, it was farm-raised to the supposed highest standards of sustainability. So you […]