Environment

Podcast Of The Week: The Blindboy Podcast - Science Week 2019

This week on his podcast, Blindboy interviewed Jerry Murphy and Clare Watson, two climate researchers working with the MaREI centre in UCC. The interview was part of Science Week 2019 and covers a range of topics about biofuel and how energy production can adapt locally in response to the climate crisis. The two scientists are currently working on a project on the Dingle Peninsula which uses locally produced biofuel to run a local transport bus.

Overview Photography

Overview is a photography project that uses satellite and aerial imagery to demonstrate how human activity and natural forces hape our Earth. Check out their great work on their website, where you can filter by topics such as cities, design, transport, waste and nature. An example in the waste category is the above pictured cattle feedlot in Texas where cattle weighing 250kg are stored and fattened until they weight 450kg+ to be sent to slaughter.

Protect, Restore, Fund

Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot have released a short video urging us to Protect, Restore and Fund nature, one of the best tools to use against the climate crisis. They also ask us to "Vote for people who defend nature". The video was produced while having t"he tiniest environmental impact possible" according to the director.

Radiative Sky Cooling

Researchers at UCLA have produced a prototype energy unit that takes advantage of radiative sky cooling to generate electricity at night. As heat is radiated from objects facing the sky at night, a thermoelectric generator can be used to generate electricity from the temperature difference, in this case 25 milliwatts per square metre using equipment costing $30.

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