• Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center
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    Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center

    You know, every single one of us has a daily life. We get up in the morning and we go to work or whatever it is that we do and then “Oh my gosh, I have to put gas in the car; I’ve got to stop at the grocery store.” Whatever it is that you have to do that day — and then the day is over and you go to bed and you do it all again the next day. Somehow in that mix, even if it’s just going into your backyard and appreciating the flowers that are there and the butterflies that are on those flowers and recognizing…

  • 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…

  • Study marine science at Southern Cross University
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    Study marine science at Southern Cross University

    We’re located on the doorstep of the solitary islands marine park and we really make use of our natural environments in our teaching. So students come here and they can swim with whales they can fly drones they can do debris surveys on our beaches. So when you enroll in marine science one of the first things you can do is come and have a look at the Marine Science Centre and the facilities where we’re doing groundbreaking research. In fact our research is so good that the Australian Government has given it the highest ranking possible. Our marine and coastal environments matter unfortunately they’re experiencing a range of different…

  • 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…

  • 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 at USM
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    Environmental Sciences at USM

    We’re a department of environmental science and policy and so we offer two programs, one is Environmental Planning and Policy, the other is Environmental Science. and the premise is the people who go on to do planning and policy, need some basic environmental science, about which they’re doing planning and policy and similarly the people who are studying environmental science, well, environmental science takes place in the real world, and most of it is done in consequence of policy; Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, hazardous waste. So we kind of marry both of those with the basic sciences. With biology and chemistry and geology things like that. Most of…

  • Study Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham
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    Study Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham

    An Environmental Sciences degree from the University of Birmingham will give you the knowledge and the skills to understand and solve the world’s most pressing environmental problems. Finding answers to real-world problems will make you highly employable. We have multiple opportunities to help improve your employability, for example; you can take final year placements in a range of organisations including businesses, charities and governmental organisations. The structure of the course is very adaptable. In the first year you’ll take all core subjects and these will give you the core skills in environmental science, which includes field techniques but also programming and other ways to use a computer to help you…

  • 16th Century exercises in a modern environment
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    16th Century exercises in a modern environment

    Hi, I’m Dr. Joan Fitzpatrick. I’m the senior lecturer in English here at Loughborough University and today we’re at the Holywell Fitness Centre to show you some sixteenth-century exercises from Thomas Elyot’s Castle of Health. The first exercise was delving especially in tough or heavy clay soil and by delving he meant digging. Other exercises include bearing or sustaining of heavy burdens. In essence carrying something heavy, climbing or walking against a steep upright hill, holding a rope and climbing up there by, hanging by the hands when anything above a man’s reach that his feet touch not the ground. Another strong or violent exercise was wrestling and this was…

  • Trent University Environmental & Life Sciences M.Sc. and Ph.D. Graduate Program
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    Trent University Environmental & Life Sciences M.Sc. and Ph.D. Graduate Program

    [Blue box enters on screen: We have entered the Age of the Environment, where scientific understanding and communication will be key. ENLS is contributing to that future]>>Dr. Jim Schaefer: ENLS stands for environmental and life sciences graduate program. It encapsulate a very broad suite of studies, of research, largely I would say on the dynamics of organisms in the natural environment and the implications of change for those organisms as well. [Blue box appears on screen: ENLS: Environmental & Life Sciences Graduate Program] It means postgraduate training. It means seeing that research change minds, change behaviors and, we hope, have a positive influence on society. [Text on screen: 42 Trent…

  • Studying marine science at Southern Cross University
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    Studying marine science at Southern Cross University

    [Music] [Music] When I was surfing and fishing I’d always look out to the ocean and wonder more about it. I used to go snorkeling as a child and that kind of created a bit of an inquisitive nature towards what more was out there for me. So my name is Sophie Pryor and I am studying anemone fish and their hosts sea anemones in a changing climate. Growing up as a young person in this day and age it’s pretty obvious that there’s a lot going on in our world that is threatening the viability of our ocean and the environment. Currently there is limited information on how fish…