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How This Rare Natural Fission Reactor Could Solve Our Nuclear Waste Problem

How This Rare Natural Fission Reactor Could Solve Our Nuclear Waste Problem

Two billion years ago, the earth’s geology came together to spontaneously and naturally form what was essentially a nuclear fission reactor. It operated stably for about a million years, and its radioactive waste has been safely contained–again, totally naturally–for millions of years since. Surely we can learn from this, right? And also this DEFINITELY sounds …

Happy Earth Day!

Happy Earth Day!

The first day of spring is a really special day. And not just because it’s when we start thinking about flowers blooming, and the days warming up, and birds coming back from their winter homes. It’s because the first day of spring is also when something special happens — something called an equinox. Isn’t that …

Light pollution’s challenge documentary

At night, our planet resembles an ocean of lights Hong Kong in particular, shines a million lights the measured light here is on average 1000 times above what the natural dark sky should be Research has shown that light has a direct consequence on our health So scientists and engineers are working on new concepts …

Why We’re So Bad at Recycling Plastic

Why We’re So Bad at Recycling Plastic

[intro ] Look around you — how much plastic is within reach? Plastic is literally everywhere. Seriously, scientists have found it in the deepest depths of the ocean and on top of the most remote mountain peaks. Since the end of World War II, we’ve produced more than eight billion metric tons of plastic. Of …

Everything Wrong With AirPods | Untangled

Everything Wrong With AirPods | Untangled

AirPods are the bestselling wireless earbuds. If you live in a city, you can’t walk two blocks without spotting the iconic shape. But their environmental impact has been called a “tragedy,” and their sound quality isn’t much better than the earbuds Apple includes for free. Why pay $159 when there are $30 earbuds that claim …

“Tough Truths about Plastic Pollution” by Dianna Cohen

“Tough Truths about Plastic Pollution” by Dianna Cohen

[MUSIC PLAYING] This presentation is brought to you by Arizona State University’s Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and a generous investment by Julie Ann Wrigley. Wrigley lecture series– world renowned thinkers and problem solvers engage the community in dialogues to address sustainability challenges. Good afternoon, everyone. Is that rather loud? So welcome everybody. …

Lecture 15: Waste Management Rules 2016

Lecture 15: Waste Management Rules 2016

Okay Let us get started again So this will be the last module for week 3 So as we decided like as I was telling you towards the beginning of this particular week after covering this waste characterization some of this data analysis we will start looking at Municipal Solid Waste Management Rules of 2016 …