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Icelandic cod: carrying the torch for sustainable seafood at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

The Olympic and Paralympic Games present a great opportunity to forge positive links between sport and the environment. This year, as part of a commitment to sustainability, 100% of the cod served to athletes in the Olympic and Paralympic Village comes from Visir, a family-run fishing business in Grindavik, south west Iceland.

Can Ultimate Frisbee Greenwash the Olympics?

The Ultimate Frisbee community has been buzzing this week with the news that the International Olympics Committee (IOC) has finally recognized its sport. Critics wondered whether a defiantly counter-culture sport can continue to grow as part of mainstream culture, and others braced for yet another round of jokes at the expense of the sport’s dignity,…

Marine Missions: Kids Help Clean Up the Ocean!

If you have a child ages 4-6, check out Marine Missions, a new National Science Foundation-funded app from National Geographic Kids. Designed to spark interest in and curiosity about our ocean, this app features a friendly hermit crab named Jacques who’s on a mission to clean up the ocean! Your young explorer and Jacques will explore the world’s map,…

Brains and Beakers: Gamifying Air Pollution

By Kayla Garrett Could video games save the environment? Maybe with the kind Greg Niemeyer is trying to build. Niemeyer specializes in digital art, and his most recent work focuses on games that seek and support cultural change. He’s an assistant professor for new media at UC Berkeley, and presented at the last Brains and…