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Autonomous water valves that can prevent storm flooding

Autonomous water valves that can prevent storm flooding

[water splashing] [background music] We want to release water because we know it’s gonna rain tomorrow but we don’t want to release too much because we don’t want to create flood conditions. We now have this new network of controllable valves around Ann Arbor that we’ve installed over the past year and we’re putting it …

U.S. EPA Administrator McCarthy on Asthma Awareness Month

U.S. EPA Administrator McCarthy on Asthma Awareness Month

Administrator Gina McCarthy: HI, EVERYONE. THIS IS ASTHMA AWARENESS MONTH, AND EPA IS AS VIGILANT AS EVER IN OUR FIGHT AGAINST ASTHMA. IN 2010 ALONE, WE ACHIEVED POLLUTION REDUCTIONS THROUGH THE CLEAN AIR ACT THAT PREVENTED MORE THAN 1.7 MILLION ASTHMA ATTACKS. BUT TODAY, WE’RE DEALING WITH NEW THREATS LIKE CLIMATE CHANGE THAT CAN WORSEN …

UTS Science: Environmental Science (Aquatic)

UTS Science: Environmental Science (Aquatic)

My name is Peter Jones, I’m a senior technical officer here at UTS, I’ve been here since 1976 and still loving it. Coral bleaching is a really important issue which is happening in our oceans right around the world, and in our labs we’re able to do research in that area by having coral tanks …

Is fast fashion destroying our environment?

Is fast fashion destroying our environment?

[Music] the influence of fast fashion spans continents clothing giant Zara is now worth thirteen billion dollars with stores in over 93 countries admittedly I’ve made my fair share of purchases from H&M and uniquely with my favorite being a blue bathing suit I bought for $10 at H&M ten dollars how can a piece …