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The Environmental Challenges Faced by Ecuador’s Train System

The Environmental Challenges Faced by Ecuador’s Train System

When Ecuador’s train system was completed more than 100 years ago, cross-country travel times were shortened from weeks to days. Decades later, a national highway system brought transport trucks and cars, meaning trains were used less and less. Eventually, the rail beds and tracks fell into disrepair. The Ecuadorian government invested over $330 million to …

Urban Waters Revitalization in San Antonio, TX

Urban Waters Revitalization in San Antonio, TX

[ MUSIC ] Judge Nelson Wolff: Our city grew up along the waterways of San Pedro Creek and the San Antonio river and so we are defined by that. [ Music and sounds of water ] As we’ve gone along though, and urban development came those waterways became under serious threats. Narration: As San Antonio …

Erosion and Soil

Erosion and Soil

Hi I am Jared welcome to Fun Science Demos. The big idea today is erosion and how water has the power to shape our land. But we do not want the water to shape our land too much because we need that soil to grow plants. We use those plants for food and animals use …

Disaster Games

Disaster Games

(synthesizer music) – We’ve been thinking about how people react to disasters, and there really is this interplay between how people and infrastructure behave in disasters. Here at the University of Maryland, we’re working with UMD Facilities, and division of IT, in order to study how to bring interdependent utilities back up and restored after …

Floating Cities: Environmental Atlas of Europe

Floating Cities: Environmental Atlas of Europe

It’s a new way of creating a city…It’s a dynamic city…It’s not a static city. And floating urbanization is a very good way to have flexible and climate robust urbanization in these vulnerable areas. With almost half of the country below sea level, the Netherlands is especially vulnerable to climate change.