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Barbara Block, Kyle Van Houtan, et al: "Fixing the Engine that Powers the Planet" | Talks at Google
 
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We are connected to the world through modern technology networks, but as human beings, we are connected to one another by an ancient network that powers quite literally the entire planet: the ocean. This vast ecosystem is currently at risk, and if we are to protect it, we first need to understand our connection to it. This panel explores the ways in which our consumption and economic activities impact the oceans, the unintended and strangely interconnected consequences of those patterns and activities, and what we can all do as people and employees to turn things around. Panelists (left to right): Ana Blanco Dr. Kyle S. Van Houtan Dr. Barbara Block David Helvarg Birgitte Rasine Moderated by Michiel Bakker. Get the book: https://goo.gl/ZW5k3U
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Deaf since birth, artist Christine Sun Kim explores the social rules of sound
 
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Christine Sun Kim is a sound artist who has been deaf since birth. Art Beat met up with her at Artisphere in Virginia to learn more about her installations and her explorations of the social rules governing sound. For more Art Beat: http://www.newshour.pbs.org/art
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BARTON's LEED Platinum green building company headquarters
 
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In 2007, Barton International transformed a 19th century building into a visionary green headquarters, designated LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). LEED Platinum is the highest rating under USGBC's system for designing and constructing the world's most energy efficient and highest performing buildings. The Barton building represents the first Platinum certified building in Warren County, the seventh in New York State, and the 105th in the United States.
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