• Studying Ice Cores to Understand the Earth’s Climate
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    Studying Ice Cores to Understand the Earth’s Climate

    One of the best ways to understand the Earth’s climate system as a whole is to look into the Earth’s past and to look at different time periods in the Earth’s climate history when greenhouse gases were at different levels. How much of the difference is really explained by the greenhouse gases themselves? How much is explained by other factors? Ice cores are among the best records for answering those questions. We collect ice cores both from Greenland and Antarctica. These are the two biggest ice sheets in the world, and the two ice sheets that contain really very, very old ice. If we drill down to the base of…

  • ¿Qué es el desarrollo sustentable?
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    ¿Qué es el desarrollo sustentable?

    Hi, how are you? I am the representative of the famous multinational company (beep) and of course our organization is an example of sustainable development: we are committed to seek industrial sustainability solutions that balance economic growth, social development and environmental protection so we don’t compromise the future of next generations because of measures taken today. What a coincidence! I am a representative of organism (beep) and our mission is very similar: it is provide leadership and encourage joint work in the care of the environment environment inspiring and forming and empowering nations and peoples to improve your quality of life without Engage future generations. Hi! Sorry for getting into…

  • Why Lamborghini’s First Hybrid Is Bad For The Environment
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    Why Lamborghini’s First Hybrid Is Bad For The Environment

    Lamborghini has finally added a hybrid to its lineup, and it’s kind of bad for the environment. When you think of hybrids, you think environmentally friendly, right? But Lamborghini is taking a different approach, using hybrid technology to boost performance without taking fuel efficiency into consideration. Which raises the question: Should automakers use hybrid systems to increase speed rather than reduce pollution? Hybrids have grown in popularity since they were first introduced 20 years ago. Now, almost every automaker offers a hybrid option, and most hybrids can double the gas mileage of a standard car. But Lamborghini’s foray into electrification, the Sián FKP 37, doesn’t save fuel. The Sián is…

  • We Are Duke Environment: A Community of Purpose and Passion
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    We Are Duke Environment: A Community of Purpose and Passion

    (happy music) – Hi, I’m Toddi Steelman. Our world today is changing rapidly, and the environmental challenges we face are growing increasingly complex. At the Nicholas School, we’re a community of innovators, doers, dreamers, and disruptors. A community united in our purpose to address these complex challenges and have a positive impact on the world. As a Master of Environmental Management or a Master of Forestry student at the Nic School, you can pursue your passion for exploring complex environmental problems in a real and purposeful way. You will be immersed in a school culture that is academically rigorous and career oriented. You will interact with other students who are…

  • Ken Gillingham on the Environment and Economics
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    Ken Gillingham on the Environment and Economics

    I do research on environmental economics. I examine how policies can be better designed to be more effective and cost effective to reduce emissions and improve livelihoods. I’ve been very passionate about this issue going back to when I was a young child and I would go for hikes in mountains with my parents. I grew up just north of New York City, about an hour and a half from here. I worked for the Forest Service. I was a Wilderness Ranger in both the White Mountains as well as in Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming. I’m passionate about improving the environment, but I’m also passionate about doing it in…

  • Environmental sciences more than just playing with dirt
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    Environmental sciences more than just playing with dirt

    The environment – we depend on it for life. It affects our everyday actions. But when Rebekah Hernandez told her family she was going to graduate school to major in environmental sciences… What are you going to do with this? Do you even have job opportunities with this? What is gonna happen with your life? Traditionally, the Hispanic families they think that you will make more money by going to medical school or engineering. So traditionally it’s not encouraged to go into environmental studies or environmental science. Overall, minorities represent a small amount of the environmental sciences workforce. And there’s an expected gap of 90,000 trained geoscientists. The University of…

  • How can we best protect our forests? PEFC certification!
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    How can we best protect our forests? PEFC certification!

    What can we do to protect our forests? Here at PEFC we believe the solution is to manage forests responsibly, so we can all enjoy the many environmental, social and economic benefits they provide. Vital to this is certification, which promotes sustainability. PEFC is the world’s leading forest certification system. Upholding the very highest standards, it is a global alliance of people who care passionately about our forests. We set standards for sustainable forest management. By doing so we help safeguard biodiversity and support forest owners and communities. This enables companies to source responsibly and allows consumers to buy certified products that they know will come from well-managed forests that…