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Episode 7: Pollinating, Gardening, Listening

Listen to episode 7 of the "Imagining Tomorrow" podcast with presenter Emma Newman about helping pollinators flourish in both urban and rural environments.
  Published:  10 Jun 2024    |      1 minute read

Episode description

The decline in pollinator numbers is a frightening trend that needs to be reversed as soon as possible. If you live in a city, is there anything you can do? And if you're a farmer, how can you tell if the changes you're making to increase numbers of pollinators that food production depends upon are actually working?

Inspired by conversations with an ecologist who has an ambitious plan for pollinators in London, the founder of a UK start-up using smart listening devices and AI to monitor pollinator numbers in real-time, and a science-fiction author, Emma Newman imagines a future in which pollinators can flourish in both urban and rural environments, thanks to old- fashioned approaches melded with cutting-edge technology.

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