Filmmaker Jeff Frost has been documenting these fires, and just released a time-lapse video that reveals the raw power of nature at its hottest.
“I wanted to show what we are up against right now, let alone down the road when global warming intensifies heat and drought which will further exacerbate wildfires,” Frost told National Geographic.
Last year, Frost documented his escape from a wildfire in a HuffPost blog, and included a time-lapse video of his drive out of the area after the worst of the blaze had passed.
“It felt like I was taking a drive through Dante’s Inferno,” he wrote.
In the past few years, quinoa has taken the health food world by storm. From sushi-style quinoa rolls to drinkable (yes, drinkable) quinoa the grain is everywhere, and it seems like everyone is eating it. But, why exactly is quinoa so popular?
HuffPost Taste Executive Editor Kristen Aiken sat down with HuffPost Live to break down the reason behind the recent quinoa craze.
According to Aiken, quinoa has three dietary trends to thank for its popularity boost. First, quinoa is a great gluten-free option that’s riding the recent gluten-free diet trend. Second, it is also considered a “superfood” from a marketing standpoint because it is nutritionally dense. And third, its status as a complete protein (because it has all nine of essential amino acids) caters to the ever-growing population of vegetarians and vegans, as well as those who are just trying to eat less meat. Since the grain shares the properties of all three of these health food trends at once, quinoa could be here to stay.
And food lovers rejoice, there are many more healthy foods that could be just as nutritious as quinoa. Other ancient grains that have been touted as “superfoods,” like teff, amaranth and fonio have also been shortlisted as the next grains to watch out for.
But Camilla Toulmin, director of International Institute for Environment Development, also cautioned that there could be a negative side to these food trends.
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How does a laptop heading for the trash end up spawning one of The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in India? Rohan Gupta, co-founder of Attero, turned his search for what to do with his old laptop into a company that is trying to radically change how electronic waste is managed globally.
Attero is disrupting the electronic waste recycling industry with a new technology that maximizes the efficiency of metal extraction, responsibly and sustainably, by using compact, low cost mini-refineries for easy local installation. Attero — which performs secure data destruction on phones and computers, refurbishes where possible, and otherwise extracts and recycles the metals for reuse — has the potential to alter the e-waste recycling landscape in the US and global markets.
With the rapid expansion in the use and discarding of e-waste, disposal is quickly becoming a massive worldwide challenge. A group of innovative entrepreneurs in an emerging market is developing a solution that the major smelters in Europe, Asia and Canada have not offered.
According to Justin Lemmon, an advisory board member who is heading up Attero’s US expansion of its precious metals mini-refinery technology, one of the company’s plants fits into a 100,000 square foot warehouse and costs $2 million. This contrasts with today’s European plants based on high volume — originally designed for automobile manufacturing and large metals — that cost several hundred million dollars and cover over 75 acres. Picture Attero mini-refineries embedded in commercial areas convenient to businesses and e-waste collectors throughout the U.S. and other countries worldwide; no longer will e-waste need to be shipped abroad for disposal as it is today.
Collecting 1,000,000 pounds of phones and computers monthly in India, from businesses as well as last-mile collectors of waste (referring to the remotest regions in emerging markets), Attero refurbishes when possible and turns the rest into 99.99 percent pure forms of over 10 metals such as gold, silver, copper, and palladium. This is referred to as “urban mining” since these precious materials — gleaned from urban waste — are sold to back to companies that make new phones and computers.
From a sustainability perspective, according to the UN Environment Programme 2013 study, urban mining uses on average 91 percent less energy than traditional mining. And according to Lemmon, “urban mining is not invasive to land and water tables. We need to do a better job managing the life cycle of the materials once they come out of the ground. Attero’s process enables the same electronics products to be recycled over and over again.” Supporting the importance of recycling mined ores, Goldman Sachs’s rece爱上海419
We can all talk the talk about eating local, but can we walk the walk? Justin Yu thinks so. Chef Yu, who up until recently ran the popular Whole Ox Deli on Oahu, preached his passion for using the whole animal in restaurant settings to a group of culinary students at the Taste of the Hawaiian Range event on the Big Island.
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