• Career choice & Worldly happiness
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    Career choice & Worldly happiness

    CAREER CHOICE AND WORLDLY HAPPINESS Padanamaskaram Swamiji! I am Bharath from Amrita School of Engineering. My question is related to Pravrutti. Swamiji, I am going to finish MTech in two months and I have to find a Job. It has always been my desire to work in Aerospace Industry. By your grace I have confidence in myself that I will be able to become good engineer. But the problem is I don’t want to work for that industry anymore. Actually I have lost my desire to work as an engineer itself because nowadays engineering is mostly used for increasing the comforts for humans which leads to unsustainable world. I believe…

  • Helping concrete makers do more for the environment
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    Helping concrete makers do more for the environment

    Concrete is the second-most used materials in the world, after water. Largely a non-renewable resource with a heavy environmental footprint, the race is on for industry to find a sustainable solution to cement production. The production of cement uses huge amounts of energy and resources. The production of one tonne of cement produces approx. one tonne of carbon dioxide. We need to determine alternative sustainable options. That means using industry waste as a raw material, which bypasses the high temperature process. Fly ash, a by-product of a coal fired power station, is an excellent option. To lessen the environmental impact of cement production, USQ researchers saw the opportunity to use…

  • Cancer-crushing queen of crustaceans
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    Cancer-crushing queen of crustaceans

    (Music) Announcer: AND NOW ENTERING THE ARENA… MANTIS SHRIMP!! Charlie Heck: You seriously have “shrimp” in your boxing name? That’s the least threatening thing I’ve ever heard. Jordan D’Eri: (spit noise) Charlie Heck: That’s disgusting. Jordan D’Eri: Ah yes, but much like yours truly, this little guy packs a powerful punch. And whether they smash or spear, these predators can take out their prey thirty times faster than the blink of an eye. The attack comes so fast, it actually boils the water around it, creating bubbles. So THAT is why they call me, THE MANTIS SHRIMP! Charlie Heck: Alright, Shrimpy let’s tone it down. The punches are only half…

  • Socio-ecological Transformation Processes – Professor Perdita Pohle
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    Socio-ecological Transformation Processes – Professor Perdita Pohle

    One topic our research is about is socio-ecological transformation processes and the acceptance of the local population of these socio-ecological transformation processes in adaptation to climate change. For example, in the landscape, if we increase mais production for biogas, then there is a competition among land use between mais production and food production.

  • Huzzah River Ecology Research at McKendree University
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    Huzzah River Ecology Research at McKendree University

    My name is Dr. Mickey Schutzenhofer and I’m Associate Professor of Biology, and also the Chair of the Division of Science and Mathematics. The Ecology class starts the semester off by going down to the Huzzah River where the students then engage in sampling the benthic macro invertebrate community. All the little invertebrates that are large enough to see with your eyes, but in fact live on the bottom of the river. This is the first chance for the students to understand that ecology as a discipline in science, is a very field based course. So often we go out beyond the classroom literally out in the field, whether it’s…

  • The Good Oil – Could waste provide a solution for water pollution?
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    The Good Oil – Could waste provide a solution for water pollution?

    One thing that I truly enjoy about long hikes and runs and walks is that you have an opportunity to reflect on what you’ve done you have long periods where you can think about the new experiments you can mull over everything that’s happened you know over the past week of research and you can come up with new ideas. My name is Justin Chalker I’m a senior lecturer and research leader in the Institute for nanoscale science and technology at Flinders University synthetic chemistry is the science and art of making molecules. As a synthetic chemist it fascinates us at the most fundamental level to make a material that…

  • 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…

  • Upgrade from the assembly line – the ecological procedure
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    Upgrade from the assembly line – the ecological procedure

    However, the machines can do much more. They have a high level of productivity and are yet to unlock their full performance potential. Our next feature also starts with a number: 40 percent. This is the extent to which the environmental impact of construction measures can be reduced if works are performed on-track in assembly-line method instead of off-track. A work site north-west of Hamburg shows this. Reduced level of noise, less nitrogen oxides, fine particles and greenhouse gas emissions – this work site was an ecological milestone. The extensive life cycle assessment shows that on-track renewal is up to 40 percent more ecological and, consequently, more sustainable than off-track…

  • Master of Environment and Climate Emergency: take the next step towards a sustainable future
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    Master of Environment and Climate Emergency: take the next step towards a sustainable future

    Around the world, governments have begun to acknowledge a powerful movement that has been dubbed the climate emergency. But when issues are so varied, and of such magnitude, many are left wondering how to effectively respond. Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, is tackling the issue head-on by launching a new masters course in environment and climate emergency. We’re starting this masters in environment and climate emergency as a direct response to the demands of the next generation, but the great thing about it is that we have professors, researchers, PhD students very active in their research who’ll be able to guide you in your dissertation work and give a…

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    How to eco-wrap a present | Natural History Museum

    What you need Brown paper, foliage, metallic pen, twine, craft supplies, eco-friendly paint Step 1. Create Roll out your brown paper Select a leaf with a clear shape Paint the leaf on one side Press it onto your paper like a stamp Repeat all over until your paper is decorated Step 2. Wrap Once the paper is dry you can wrap your presents Ditch the tape and get creative Try an origami wrapping method Use twine or cotton ribbon to secure the paper in place Step 3. Decorate Avoid plastic decorations and use foliage to create compostable ones Step 4. Label Finally, label your present with a compostable tag Use…