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Sep
21

Why is the Hole In The Ozone Layer Healing?

It’s surprising to learn that it’s only been 30 years since we first became aware of the hole in the ozone layer over the South Pole and Antarctica. The job of the ozone layer is to filter out medium level ultraviolet light from the sun and, without an ozone layer, the fears were that we […]

By Joanna | Environment . Science
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Sep
14

How Will Humans Evolve During the Anthropocene?

Have you heard of the Anthropocene? It’s a relatively new term, but one which is rapidly becoming commonplace in scientific and geology arenas. Until recently, geologists had labelled that the current geological era, which we are currently in, as the Holocene (the period since the last Ice Age). But there are increasing calls for a new name to […]

By Joanna | Education
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Jan
26

After the Paris Climate Talks – Can We Save Planet Earth?

During the final month of December 2015, 150 World Leaders, including Presidents Obama, Putin & Xi came together in Paris to try to reach an agreement about how to tackle Global Warming.  Newspapers and news stations around the world followed 'will they/won't they reach a deal' headlines and whether these talks would signify a tangible move forward to find […]

By Joanna | Environment
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Nov
09

The Power of Solar Energy – Are You On Board?

The reality that our excessive and continual consumption of fossil fuels is slowly but surely causing devastating effects on planet Earth, is sinking in. Small pockets of global economies are simultaneously recognizing the potential of natural resources, wind, solar and water, in harnessing energy in a cleaner, more reliable and affordable way. It’s an obvious […]

By Joanna | Environment . Science
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Baby, it’s cold outside!

  Newsweek's 1975 Article 'The Cooling World' Back in 1975, a science journalist writing for Newsweek magazine wrote a story about falling global temperatures. Albeit that the piece was slightly over-sensationalised, it was based around legitimate data demonstrating that the climate cooled slightly between the 1940s and 1970s – data that is now interpreted to […]

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Some Like it Hot!

The laws of thermodynamics underpin some of the fundamental concepts of the universe. There are four of them but, in this article, we’re going to take a closer look at just two: the first and second laws.

By Joanna | Physics
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Who Cut The Lights?

Power consumption during the biggest event in the United States sports calendar has caused lively debate for several years now. On the one hand, electricity consumed by all those large-screen TVs rises dramatically during the Big Game; on the other, analysts suggest the collective experience of watching the game may actually reduce demand because we […]

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Americans hunker down & wait for Hurricane Sandy

With mounting concern about the imminent landfall of Hurricane Sandy, we wanted to share some useful information & resources with you.

By Joanna | Environment
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