• 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…

  • Impact of Early Life Deprivation  Danielle Stolzenberg Marcus Pembrey Bruce McEwen
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    Impact of Early Life Deprivation Danielle Stolzenberg Marcus Pembrey Bruce McEwen

    (cheerful piano music) – [Narrator] We are the paradoxical ape. Bipedal, naked, large brain. Long the master of fire, tools, and language, but still trying to understand ourselves. Aware that death is inevitable, yet filled with optimism. We grow up slowly, we hand down knowledge, we empathize and deceive. We shape the future from our shared understanding of the past. CARTA brings together experts from diverse disciplines to exchange insights on who we are and how we got here, an exploration made possible by the generosity of humans like you. (electronic music) (light electronic music) – So I’ve spent my research career focusing on the phenomenon of mothering, and I’d…

  • Why does Asthma UK study pollution and asthma?
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    Why does Asthma UK study pollution and asthma?

    At the Asthma UK centre one of our major challenges really is understanding first of all, does pollution in cities lead to the development of asthma? We have evidence to say that it may do in children who are exposed to various different types of pollution on a regular basis. We really need to know if that’s true or not. We also need to understand if by changing the types of pollution, for example if we eliminate diesel from our cities, whether that means a lot less people have asthma attacks.

  • Which Way the Wind Blows [In the Field – Season 3, Episode 1]
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    Which Way the Wind Blows [In the Field – Season 3, Episode 1]

    They say it’s so hot here in Texas, we’ve installed fans outside. We’re here at Sandia Swift Farm to find out how these wind generators may be affecting the weather on In the Field. There’s one thing we can say about West Texas, it’s almost always breezy, and this makes for a perfect place for Sandia National Laboratories to test their wind generators here on the Sandia Swift farm. I’m here today with Texas Tech University Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science Brian Ancell. How are you today? I’m great, how are you? Now, you are actually looking at these wind generators from a different angle. Tell me a little about…

  • How to make a pitfall trap | Natural History Museum
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    How to make a pitfall trap | Natural History Museum

    What you need Tray, Trowel, ID guide, Yoghurt pot Step 1. Scout Choose a location for your trap on flat ground near vegetation Step 2. Dig Use a trowel to dig a small hole Step 3. Assemble Place a clean yoghurt pot in the hole Fill any empty space around the pot with soil Ensure the pot is level with the ground Step 4. Wait Check every few hours or leave overnight Step 5. Examine Empty the trap into your tray Look to see what creatures have wandered in Step 6. Record Take photographs and use ID guides or online resources to identify what kind of invertebrates you have caught…

  • Environmental science for a world where people and nature prosper
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    Environmental science for a world where people and nature prosper

    The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is an independent, not-for-profit research centre carrying out excellent environmental science across water, land and air. We seek to understand the environment and the human impact on it, so that, together, people and nature can prosper. Our 500 scientists, based across four UK sites, specialise in investigating, monitoring and modelling environmental change. We generate the data and insights that researchers, businesses and governments need to tackle critical environmental challenges. Our science makes a difference, underpinning environmental policies, commercial innovation and conservation action all around the world. Improving air quality in megacities is a huge challenge that is critical for people’s health. We’re experts…

  • This is Lawrence – Excellence in STEM
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    This is Lawrence – Excellence in STEM

    Being able to make those connections with the students and giving them that light bulb like oh my gosh I get this I really enjoy that and I didn’t think I would. Now, as the years go, and more clubs I’m involved in, more activities I’ve done, the opportunities I had over the summer I change my mind and I want to be a professor teach biology get my PhD. Sometimes people seem surprised that you can have an actual honest-to-goodness real laboratory experience at a small school and if anything these rankings show people that yeah we do real science at Lawrence and we care about it and we…