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McAdoo 00:10:00

Ancient tsunamis

by Brian McAdoo
Ancient tsunamis
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 696 views
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The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was not the first of its kind, according to research in Nature. Two groups of scientists have found sedimentary evidence for possible predecessors to the 2004 event in...

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Leakey 01:07:00

Climate change and extinction

by Richard Leakey
Climate change and extinction
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 685 views
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Today countless protected areas for biodiversity are maintained at huge public and private expense. The question we must consider is whether our protection strategies actually protect when the real threats are related to the current climate change. M....

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Lovelock 01:05:00

Climate change on the living Earth

by James Lovelock
Climate change on the living Earth
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 736 views
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Observations from around the Earth suggest that even the gloomiest predictions of climate change from the 2007 IPCC report may underestimate the seriousness of the changes due this century. In this lecture, Professor James Lovelock discusses the cons....

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Nayar Bhutan 00:04:00

Climate change: Bhutan

by Anjali Nayar
Climate change: Bhutan
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 779 views
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Nature reporter Anjali Nayar hiked for 21 days in Northern Bhutan to find out how this tiny Himalayan nation is dealing with rapidly melting glaciers.

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Aderin 00:47:00

Climate change: space and our own planet.

by Maggie Aderin
Climate change: space and our own planet.
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 735 views
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Dr Maggie Aderin develops instruments that monitor climate change. Find out about these and other missions that are making science count in the battle against climate change. With practical experiments to show how climate change works Maggie shows ho....

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Hefferman 00:22:00

Climate change: The two-degree target

by Olive Hefferman
Climate change: The two-degree target
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1061 views
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In December 2009, policy makers meet in Copenhagen, Denmark to thrash out a new global deal on climate change. The aim is to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial temperatures. We sent three young climate researchers along ....

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Continental loss 01:05:00

Continental loss: the quest to determine Antarctica’s contribution to sea-level change

by Matt King
Continental loss: the quest to determine Antarctica’s contribution to sea-level change
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 2 years ago | 489 views
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For over 50 years scientists have been working to understand Antarctica’s contribution to sea level. For much of this time there has even been disagreement about if this massive ice sheet is growing or shrinking. In 2012, advances in data analysis....

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Roots 00:22:00

Direct Visualisation of Soil Processes

by Menoj Manon
Direct Visualisation of Soil Processes
for 18-22 and upwards,
Lectures | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 774 views
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wind 00:29:00

Endless Energy

by Various Presenters
Endless Energy
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 776 views
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How green are you prepared to be? Burning fossil fuel is choking our planet with carbon dioxide, but would you stop using petrol or allow wind farms to be built in your back yard? Is it finally time for renewable energy to stop being the alternative ....

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Malhi 00:14:00

Environmental Scientist & Space Forester

by Yavinder Malhi
Environmental Scientist & Space Forester
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 714 views
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Yadvinder works in the Geography department at Oxford University. He looks at how human activity and especially carbon dioxide emissions have changed the ecosystems of tropical rainforests. This work takes him on regular trips to his two research sit....

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Aughtry2_edited-1 00:10:00

Feasibility of Zero-Energy Housing in Florida

by Ryan Aughtry
Feasibility of Zero-Energy Housing in Florida
for 18-22 and upwards,
Undergraduate presentations | 18-22 and upwards | 7 years ago | 791 views
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This presentation is a brief overview of the possible ways to achieve a zero net energy consumption for a typical Florida house. Examples include photo-voltaics and wind-turbines. An emphasis on the economic aspects of being "off-the-grid".

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Diaz-Nieto 00:09:00

Finding out where floods will occur

by Jacqueline Diaz-Nieto
Finding out where floods will occur
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 741 views
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This research is about developing a computer modelling tool to help manage surface water flooding.

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Rose 01:20:00

From sled dogs to rockets. Up the poles.

by Paul Rose
From sled dogs to rockets. Up the poles.
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 635 views
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As part of the celebrations for International Polar Year, Paul Rose takes us on an insightful science journey to the Antarctic and the Arctic. What really are the challenges facing scientists as they work in the remotest field sites on earth?

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RSC Casey 01:00:00

From the Romans to the Ring Main

by Rob Casey
From the Romans to the Ring Main
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 4 years ago | 696 views
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In London major trunk mains, commissioned by Water Companies who ceased trading over 100 years ago, operate alongside modern assets such the Thames Water Ring Main commissioned in the 1990’s. Hence legacy plays an important part in way the current ....

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Oreszczyn 01:08:00

Housing for a low carbon energy future.

by Tadj Oreszczyn
Housing for a low carbon energy future.
for 14-19 and upwards,
Lectures | 14-19 and upwards | 7 years ago | 638 views
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Almost half of the UK 's energy is used in buildings to provide a safe, healthy, comfortable, productive and fun environment. Most future low carbon scenarios assume significant reductions in carbon emissions associated with the built environment ove....

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seti_farm 00:29:00

Is There Anybody Out There?

by Various Presenters
Is There Anybody Out There?
for All ages,
Discussions | All ages | 8 years ago | 739 views
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Is there life out there? Either on other worlds, deep space, or even deep in our oceans that we haven't encountered yet? Our panel of experts discusses the possibilities, and if there is life, what it may be like.

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Lovelock 00:13:00

James Lovelock – A Final Warning

by James Lovelock
James Lovelock – A Final Warning
for All ages,
Interviews | All ages | 8 years ago | 840 views
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James Lovelock is best known as the father of Gaia theory; the idea that all parts of our planet form a complex interacting system, like a single organism. His new book depicts Gaia in trouble. In this interview Lovelock sounds a final warning for pl....

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Bottrill 00:15:00

Music’s Energy Footprint

by Catherine Bottrill
Music’s Energy Footprint
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 7 years ago | 716 views
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A look at how the UK music industry is working with energy and climate researcher Catherine Bottrill to reduce its carbon footprint.nIn 2007 a group of influential people from the music industry formed Julie's Bicycle, an organisation dedicated to re....

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Pouran 1 00:06:00

Nature Solves Environmental Pollution

by Hamid Pouran
Nature Solves Environmental Pollution
for 11-14 and upwards,
Lectures | 11-14 and upwards | 8 years ago | 1447 views
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How bacteria can be used to solve a variety of environmental problems.

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Toybox 3 river 00:01:00

Rivers of pleasure

by Various Presenters
Rivers of pleasure
for 18-22 and upwards,
Postgraduate presentations | 18-22 and upwards | 4 years ago | 823 views
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Developing river environments for social use

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Ryan 00:13:00

Shine

by Tony Ryan
Shine
for All ages,
Lectures | All ages | 6 years ago | 796 views
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The science behind food and energy sustainability

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Anderson 00:59:00

The Epidemic of Mad Cow Disease (BSE) in the UK

by Roy Anderson
The Epidemic of Mad Cow Disease (BSE) in the UK
for 14-19 and upwards,
Discussions | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 847 views
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Roy discusses the disturbing events of the then (1997) recent history of the BSE epidemic and some of the crucial mistakes which contributed to the epidemic are highlighted.

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Howard 00:09:00

The role of Aerosols in Climate Change

by Phillip Howard
The role of Aerosols in Climate Change
for 14-19 and upwards,
Undergraduate presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 655 views
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Phillip Howard presents on recent discussions regarding the role of aerosols in global climate change.

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Palmeri 00:07:00

The Science of Green Living

by Victoria Palmeri
The Science of Green Living
for 14-19 and upwards,
Undergraduate presentations | 14-19 and upwards | 8 years ago | 674 views
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Victoria outlines the various ways in which we can all help to reduce our footprint on the planet.

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