Biography

Naomi is currently completing her M.Sc. in Science Communication at Imperial College. Formerly a Project Associate at the United Nations University – Institute for Water, Environment and Health, in the Water & Ecosystems program working in economics and land degradation, she also worked in hydrometric monitoring and water chemistry research for the Government of Canada. Naomi was Managing Editor for the Water Quality Journal of Canada, and is a long-time freelance editor, writer, blogger, and communicator with a research background in water, land, environment, and policies. Naomi holds a H.B.Sc. from the University of Toronto.

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Professor David Thomas is a renowned drylands scientist with a background in geomorphology and extensive field experience in arid and semi-arid regions. He has authored over 80 peer-reviewed articles and many books on drylands. Much of his current research work is in collaboration with social scientists, to understand how we interact with our …

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Polystrene has been a dominant player in the packaging industry since its early days of being manufactured in Germany by I.G. Farben—just think of all the Styrofoam found in product packaging in the United States and Canada. Though incredibly adaptable as a compound and useful for both goods production and delivery, it’s very …

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The New York Public Library is an internationally renowned institution serving the equal exchange of human knowledge. The fourth largest public library in the world, with 53 million holdings, it serves over 18 million people annually. However, the landscape of knowledge exchange has rapidly shifted from print to digital since the internet …

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Swift views of the Rift Valley carve a pathway through Kenya, offering dusty red and green vistas of the ancient lands of the Maasai people. Several hours west from the cluttered noise of Nairobi is a small village called Suswa, nestled amidst the hills and valleys of Narok County. Here, the arid land is smudged […]

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With changing consumer choices and a shift towards sustainable products, one thing that doesn’t always come to mind is our own homes. From the paintbrushes to the flooring, most conventional home-building products are built cheaply, with dangerous chemicals and unsustainable resources. In response to this gap, Jason Ballard opened up a …

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