Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Earth From Space by NOVA

Earth From Space by NOVA is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustains life on earth.

Viewers witness how dust blown from the Sahara fertilizes the Amazon; how a vast submarine “waterfall” off Antarctica helps drive ocean currents around the world; and how the sun’s heating up of the southern Atlantic gives birth to a colossally powerful hurricane.

From the microscopic world of water molecules vaporizing over the ocean to the magnetic field that is bigger than Earth itself, the show reveals the astonishing beauty and complexity of our dynamic planet.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The White House Solar Panels: The installation Is Finally Complete

White House Solar Panels: the installation of electricity-generating solar panels on the White House is finally complete. The panels are on the portion of the White House where the Obamas reside, will provide 6.3 kilowatts of solar generation.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Self-Contained, PV-Powered Domestic Toilet and Wastewater Treatment System

Video presentation of the prototype of a Solar-Powered Self-contained Human Waste Water Treatment System developed by Prof. Hoffmann's research group at the California Institute of Technology with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Concentrated Solar Thermal Power plus Molten Salt Storage CSP 360

Great video of the Gemasolar commercial scale solar thermal plant in Spain.

The 500,000 + Piece LEGO Car That Runs on Compressed Air

The Super Awesome Micro Project: A full sized Lego car, with an engine made from Lego that runs on air.

Sustainability and Food Choice: Why Eating Local, Less Meat and Taking Baby Steps Won't Work

Richard Oppenlander presents: Sustainability and Food Choice: Why Eating Local, "Less" Meat, and Taking Baby Steps Won't Work, at the March 2013 McDougall Advanced Study Weekend.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Catching a GLIMPSE of the Milky Way

Welcome home! This is our Milky Way galaxy as you've never seen it before. Ten years in the making, this is the clearest infrared panorama of our galactic home ever made, courtesy of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Sudden Multiplication of Planets by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope

NASA announced a breakthrough addition to the catalog of new planets. Researchers using Kepler have confirmed 715 new worlds, almost quadrupling the number of planets previously confirmed by the planet-hunting spacecraft. Some of the new worlds are similar in size to Earth and orbit in the habitable zone of their parent stars. Read more at NASA

Friday, February 21, 2014

Climate Change Finance: Better use of Climate Finance

An easy to understand concept of Climate Change Finance, its management and recommended directions to better manage it.

Countries are increasingly looking at how climate change is reflected in their own national budgets and expenditures. While the debates continue internationally about who should cover the costs of reducing carbon emissions or adapting to climate risks, developing countries themselves are also responding to climate change by examining more closely their own domestic resources from their own existing budgets.

UNDP has begun working with countries in Asia to help them undertake a Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review. This means they are looking through their national budgets to identify where climate change is already influencing allocations. With a better understanding of exactly how much and where existing national budgetary resources are going, more informed choices can be made about how and where to channel additional resources for countries to prepare for the effects of climate change.

What Is Monsanto?

Global awareness of Monsanto is at an all time high, and Monsanto's GMO's are now banned in at least 50 countries and increasing.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Amount of old ice in Arctic, 1987-2013

The winter ice pack in the Arctic was once dominated by old, thick ice. Today, very little old ice remains. This animation shows maps of sea ice age from 1987 through the end of October 2013. Age class 1 means "first-year ice," which is ice that formed in the most recent winter. The oldest ice (9+) is ice that is more than 9 years old. Animation by NOAA, based on research data provided by Mark Tschudi, CCAR, University of Colorado.

What's going on in Venezuela in a nutshell

Hovercraft Deer Rescue

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Rio's Bay Too Dirty for Olympics

Brazil is facing unwelcome attention because of water pollution in Rio de Janeiro. Olympic sailors say the city's bay is simply too dirty for sport. Al Jazeera's Lucia Newman reports from .

The Polar Vortex Explained in 2 Minutes by Dr. John Holdren

President Obama's Science and Technology Advisor, Dr. John Holdren, explains the polar vortex in 2 minutes—and why climate change makes extreme weather more likely going forward.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Virunga: The Quest to Protect Africa's Oldest National Park

Virunga captures the dramatic landscape and wondrous species of Virunga National Park. But all is not as it seems, as the global thirst for oil means that the future of this incredible place is at risk.

Directed by Stephen Poliakoff and starring Anna Friel, Virunga takes the viewer to the otherworldly beauty of this special place and challenges us to draw the line and help protect it.

Energy Industry Runs Roughshod over North Dakota Oil Disaster

Energy industry runs roughshod over ND, Rachel Maddow reports on recent oil disasters in North Dakota and how accountability is sacrificed for fear of discouraging energy industry investment.

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