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Environmental protection at the ECB

Environmental protection at the ECB

Talking about the vision for this building here, my main vision was to build a modern building for a modern central bank. In this environment to combine a brand new building with a listed building so to combine the history with a very modern development. In my role as coordinator for the environmental issues it’s …

CEE at Illinois: Tackling Society’s Most Complex Challenges

CEE at Illinois: Tackling Society’s Most Complex Challenges

The world grows more complicated every day— aging infrastructure climate change natural and human-made disasters the need for clean water in the developing world the search for alternative energy sources Today’s civil and environmental engineer has to be prepared to practice in this increasingly complex environment and find optimal, sustainable solutions to society’s problems. Complicated …

Insect-sized robot takes flight: RoboBee X-Wing

Insect-sized robot takes flight: RoboBee X-Wing

Insects are true masters of flight – small, lightweight and highly manoeuvrable. Scientists have been taking inspiration from our six-legged friends to try and create flying robots of the same size. But it’s proven difficult because when you get down to the insects’ scale, it’s hard to generate enough thrust to carry your own power …

Crozet, VA phytoremediation project

Crozet, VA phytoremediation project

(music playing) EPA’s Superfund program protects citizens from the dangers posed by abandoned or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites. In the past, getting these sites cleaned up often required a significant outlay of energy and non-sustainable resources. The traditional approach for contaminated soil has been to excavate the material and haul it away. Unfortunately, this operation …

Here’s why we need to rethink veganism

Here’s why we need to rethink veganism

[Music] vegan a word champion by some as a cure-all for the world’s environmental ethical and health issues in critiques by others who see it as an arrow viewed approach of food systems it has quickly moved into the spotlight as a contentious issue across a broad range of communities even so variations on vegan …