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Is it Too Late to Solve Climate Change?

Is it Too Late to Solve Climate Change?

We can’t just sweep climate change under the rug. But what if we swept it 7000 ft under ground? You know if you visit a hot night club in Miami, you might see some international models dancing to some bass heavy techno music. But in the near future you might just see fish. You see, …

How does fracking work? – Mia Nacamulli

How does fracking work? – Mia Nacamulli

Deep underground lies stores of once inaccessible natural gas. This gas was likely formed over millions of years as layers of decaying organisms were exposed to intense heat and pressure under the Earth’s crust. There’s a technology called hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, that can extract this natural gas, potentially powering us for decades to come. …

EPA’s Green Power Partnership

EPA’s Green Power Partnership

[Enesta Jones] Hello and welcome to Green Scene, an environmental podcast you can take with you. I’m Enesta Jones with EPA’s Office of Public Affairs. EPA has a number of voluntary programs that work with the public in helping to protect the environment. Today I’m joined by Blaine Collison, program director of EPA’s Green Power …

Lush Cosmetics – Our Environmental Policy

Lush Cosmetics – Our Environmental Policy

It was very difficult to write an Environmental Policy for Lush and part of the reason was because so many things had been there from the beginning and some of them, as Lush grew, some of them fell away. and had to be resurrected Lush is so organic, that we thought that something that had …

Greenhouse Gas Can Find a Home Underground

Greenhouse Gas Can Find a Home Underground

My name is Ruben Juanes, and I’m a professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at MIT. In my research group, we study (among other things) carbon capture and storage. Carbon capture and storage is a promising technology to reduce CO2 emissions in the atmosphere from large, stationary sources, like coal-fired & gas-fired …

Brandon Lucia: Energy Harvesting Computers: Extracting Energy from the Environment

Brandon Lucia: Energy Harvesting Computers: Extracting Energy from the Environment

In my lab, we’re developing the basic technology to support what are called “energy harvesting computers.” These are devices that can perform computations, sense their environments, and communicate using energy that they extract from their environments. We can make devices harvest radio waves or use solar energy. By powering these devices with energy extracted from …

4 environmental ‘heresies’ | Stewart Brand

4 environmental ‘heresies’ | Stewart Brand

Because of what I’m about to say, I really should establish my green credentials. When I was a small boy, I took my pledge as an American, to save and faithfully defend from waste the natural resources of my country, its air, soil and minerals, its forests, waters and wildlife. And I’ve stuck to that. …