GSLV Mark3 is a two point of view narration told from a girl and also the ISRO team who wants to launch their GSLV mark 3 satellite into space. There is a beautiful connection between the girl and the rocket which is about to launch. Past Presentation
An individual who is suffering from the obsessive-compulsive disorder and forced to migrate to outer space, he misses his mother and homeland. However, the only response to his calling his mother is an endless busy tone. Now Playing
Imagine you're eating dinner on a ceramic plate and drinking water from a plastic cup while sitting in a brick house -- a seemingly ordinary scenario except that your plate, cup, and your home are all fashioned in part from recycled feces.
How many times do you wonder if what you do makes a difference in the world? Inspiring stories illustrating the ripple effects of our actions in an interconnected world. Like “What the Bleep Do We Know” meets “Cosmos” with Carl Sagan, the film unpacks what the Butterfly Effect really means. Even though a metaphor, it actually depicts how small actions can indeed have large effects. Would we act differently if we understood the interconnectedness at play all around us? Past Presentation
They weave a tapestry that draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology, ecology, and biodiversity with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the universe. Using his skills as a masterful storyteller, Swimme connects such big picture issues as the birth of the cosmos 14 billion years ago – to the invisible frontiers of the human genome – as well as to our current impact on Earth’s evolutionary dynamics. From the Big Bang–to the epic impact humans have on the planet today–this film is designed to inspire a new and closer relationship with Earth in a period of growing environmental and social crisis. Past Presentation
Water drops turning to the starry night. I found two words 'spontaneously' and 'simultaneously' alongside one another in a vocabulary notebook and thought it seemed to be wonderful that the meanings of the two words conjoined. I embody the idea by using a turntable with a running mirror under the photo panel, and it could imply how I and others relate across the media symbolically. Consequently water turns into the starry night, like howling dreams come true. Now Playing
PROJECT The Lunar Environment Monitoring Station (LEMS) SNAPSHOT As we embark on an era of renewed exploration of our closest cosmic neighbor—the Moon—a need arises for a new generation of surface instruments that can operate autonomously for very long durations in the harsh lunar environment. To respond to this challenge, NASA has developed technologies to enable an autonomous lunar surface station that will revolutionize data gathering on the Moon in the same way that scattered ocean buoys revolutionized collection of meteorological data on Earth. Artistic rendering of the fully deployed Lunar Environment Monitoring Station (LEMS) after delivery to the Moon by a lander (gray structure) (Image credit: NASA GSFC) Many key geophysical phenomena at the Moon evolve over time scales of days, weeks, and even years. These trends often follow the cycles of the Moon’s slow rotation, its revolution around Earth, and the coasting of the Earth-Moon system around the Sun. Understanding how the lunar interior, surface, and tenuous atmosphere change over time requires continuous collection of geophysical measurements over long periods of time, preferably at many locations. Although this concept seems simple in principle, the extreme temperatures experienced during the lengthy lunar days and nights, which each last approximately 15 Earth days, present a serious sustainability problem for any conventional payload. To address these challenges, a team from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center has completed building and flight-qualifying the Lunar Environment Monitoring Station (LEMS), a new lunar surface station capable of operating autonomously and sustainably for years at the Moon to collect geophysical measurements continuously during lunar days and nights. NASA’s LEMS project lead, Dr. Benna explained that this Moon buoy could allow a variety of lunar surface sensors to continue operating unsupported, long after the ferrying lander has ceased operations or the Artemis crew has left the site. LEMS Engineering Unit during integration at GSFC. This LEMS prototype incorporates a compact mass spectrometer provided by GSFC and a broadband seismometer provided by the University of Arizona. The unit’s Avionics manage its power and thermal states and initiate monthly communication sessions with ground stations on Earth to transmit collected data. (Image credit: NASA GSFC) Owing to its very efficient thermal and power design, the suitcase-size LEMS will maintain its sensors at suitable temperatures, well shielded from the extreme temperatures (-180 deg C to +120 deg C) that batter the lunar surface. Solar arrays will power the station during the lunar day, and a battery pack will sustain it during the long lunar nights. An autonomous computer (labeled “Avionics” in the figure above) will manage the station’s power and temperature states and the daily data collection tasks. Once a month, LEMS will turn on its onboard radio to establish direct communication with Earth via one of the Deep Space Network (DSN) ground stations and relay its monthly trove of data. At the end of each telecommunication session, LEMS will resume routine operations collecting observations from its outpost on the lunar surface for another month. This monthly routine of autonomous data collection and relay back to Earth mirrors the low-burden operation scheme that characterizes ocean buoys collecting data on Earth. LEMS was designed to carry a variety of sensors. In its first configuration, the station is baselined to deploy a complement of four sensors: a broadband seismometer, a mass spectrometer, a solar wind monitor, and a meteoroid impact monitor. This suite of sensors will monitor how the interior, surface, and tenuous atmosphere of the Moon change in response to tidal stresses (the gravitational pull of Earth and the Sun on the Moon), the constant influx of charged particles from the Sun, and the impact of micrometeoroids on the lunar surface. Additionally, LEMS will provide long-term monitoring of environmental hazards that could affect future human exploration of the Moon. The LEMS project team at Goddard has built an engineering unit of the station to demonstrate its autonomous self-sustaining operation in the lunar surface conditions. The LEMS unit was subjected to vibration tests to simulate the mechanical stresses of launch and Moon landing. Thermal vacuum tests were used to replicate the thermal conditions that LEMS must survive unassisted on the surface of the Moon. Team members during final preparation of the LEMS Engineering Unit for thermal-vacuum testing. Pictured left to right: Richard Mills and Mitchell Hamann. During this test the LEMS prototype was subjected to the ultra-high vacuum and harsh thermal conditions that mimic the surface of the Moon to demonstrate that the station can sustain itself and operate unassisted for long durations. (Image Credit: NASA MSFC) LEMS was funded by the NASA Planetary Science Division’s Development and Advancement of Lunar Instrumentation (DALI) program. This program supports the advanced development of spacecraft-based instruments that show promise for use in future Lunar missions, including commercial ventures. PROJECT LEAD Dr. Mehdi Benna, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), and the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). SPONSORING ORGANIZATION Planetary Science Division Development and Advancement of Lunar Instrumentation (DALI) Program Master Image:
Plans to build the Thirty Meter Telescope on the summit of the sacred Mauna Kea sparks another battle in a decades-long struggle between Indigenous Hawaiians and astronomers. Now Playing
Humans have exploited Earth to the point where it is no longer possible to live on it. Their only option is to relocate to Mars. When the last group of people has boarded the spaceship for the red planet, the Earth can finally breathe easy. Like an expressionist painting, Reboot depicts a world in which the absence of our species is the only chance nature has to recover its lushness and flourish once more. Now Playing
As access to space increases, the potential for terrestrial benefits directly tied to space exploration grow
Planet Earth - a brief history - depicting the evolution of the planet from the Hadean period to the Anthropocene period. An evolutionary history of life on Earth. The Earth has undergone constant change in its 4.54 Billion year history with life evolving in response to those changes - in particular to the changing atmospheric compositions of carbon dioxide and oxygen. Species extinction has been a natural part of the evolutionary process of the planet however there are now thought to have been at least 8 mass extinction events in the history of the Earth - each of major consequence to life on the planet and of import to our modern understandings of climate change. This 6 minute animation has been created by paleoartist Bruce Currie and has been commissioned by the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum – Bathurst. Now Playing
By Julia-Simone Rutgers Provincial funds could see Winnipeg tackle one of its largest greenhouse gas emitters — and save money — as councillors plan to put geothermal heating on the city's radar
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By Ainslie Cruickshank A new 'rainway' in Vancouver aims to combat climate change and prevent flooding in the city, while also supporting biodiversity
This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Lawns began as a flex by the uber-wealthy in 17th-century England. (Look how many resources I can waste to replicate nature, when actual nature is right next to my palatial home!) Today, turfgrass has spread like a green […]
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A prominent climate thinker says that the Inflation Reduction Act will disproportionately harm some of the poorest Americans.
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This article was produced in partnership with Earth Island Journal for its Built Environment issue. No matter: Right after the July 4th holiday, a group would be back in the space for a five-week entrepreneurship program, during which they’d be trained to tend to the plants and technology and learn business skills. Since hydroponic farms don’t have […] The post Hydroponics Help Urban Schools Grow Food Year-Round appeared first on Civil Eats.
Dave Foreman, who helped create the radical environmental group in 1980 before going on to create others aimed at restoring wilderness, died this week.
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Although the state Endangered Species Act does not name insects, sections of the law suggest invertebrates may be grouped under the category of fish.
Our kelp forests are largely unobserved, but now they are vanishing. To understand why, scientists dive underwater and look down from space. Their research reveals a complex system at risk of collapse.
Exists the ideal space-time with appropriate conditions for each organism fulfills its life cycle. Exists places to be fully habitats: The Eryngium Proteiflorum is an endangered endemic flower of the Mexican Transverse Volcanic Axis. Every being has its own space and time and the reflection on the human right to alter it takes relevance in a historical moment where protecting biodiversity can be a deadly battle, where the lives of those who fight for prevention are being taken, every human has its own metaphorical Eryngium. It is not just about a flower, it is about the idea that we can posses anything we want without considering its destruction. This film honors those who have no voice and whose future is plunging into extinction. Now Playing
Past claims about the costs of 5-star and then 6-star home energy ratings were overblown. We are hearing similar claims about the new 7-star standard, but good design makes it a good deal for owners.
Welcome to The Interchange! If you received this in your inbox, thank you for signing up and your vote of confidence. If you’re reading this as a post on our site, sign up here so you can receive it directly in the future. Every week, I’ll take a look at the hottest fintech news of the previous […] Regulators appear to be growing increasingly wary of banks and fintech startups getting too cozy by Mary Ann Azevedo originally published on TechCrunch
Y Combinator’s latest cohort of founders have opinions on the future of fintech. One-fifth of the accelerator’s Summer 2022 batch, which spans 240 companies, is working on solving issues in the financial space. The pitches range from building the Square for micro-merchants in Latin America to creating a way to angel invest in your favorite […] Here’s where YC’s latest batch of founders are placing fintech bets by Natasha Mascarenhas originally published on TechCrunch
Green Acre Park is an important stop along the creek’s journey and another example of how a community exists side by side with the natural resources that sustain it. For the residents that live near the park, and for the city of Gainesville as a whole, the protection and preservation of Hogtown Creek is vital to ensuring that future generations will have clean drinking water for years to come.
...more pollutants seep into the water as it travels further into the city, and Loblolly Park is a perfect example. Oil from cars, discarded trash, and animal waste from the roads, businesses, and apartments surrounding the park are swept up in the surface runoff. The runoff flows into the creek and contaminates the water.
South African National Parks (SANParks) Airwing has received a R4,5-million donation for much-needed fuel for their anti-poaching operations. The symbolic handover was made by TotalEnergies Marketing SA MD and CEO, Mariam Kane-Garcia. It also marked TotalEnergies and SANParks long-term relationship of 60 years, in which TotalEnergies has focussed on nature conservation and contributing to the […] The post SANParks’ Anti-Poaching Efforts Get Multi-Million Rand Fuel Boost appeared first on SAPeople - Worldwide South African News.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom has vetoed a bill aimed at reducing light pollution, citing concerns about costs.
Inspired by the decline of monarch butterflies in the Midwestern prairie, a gardener, educator, and pastor transform a rural church’s backyard into a sanctuary for pollinating animals, an educational garden for the community, and a sacred space for spiritual contemplation. Now Playing
Saving Jamaica Bay tells the story of how one community fought government inaction and overcame Hurricane Sandy to clean up and restore the largest open space in New York City, which had become a dumping ground for garbage, sewage and bullet-riddled mobsters. Narrated by Academy-Award winning actress Susan Sarandon, Saving Jamaica Bay underscores the importance of citizen action and the role of urban nature in protecting our cities from the effects of climate change. Past Presentation
Rescuing Abundance is a food sustainability film starring heroes from the Pittsburgh food community. The film tells the story of how business, government, farmers, nonprofits, and college students can work together to reverse the current trend of 31% of the food produced in the United States ending up in landfills, despite millions of people going hungry every day. The ultimate purpose of the film is to develop the foundation for community-focused solutions. Business and the community can work together and drive social innovation in the food space. Past Presentation
Taken as a share of the market price, the environmental costs of mining the digital cryptocurrency Bitcoin are more comparable to the climate damages of...
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) – More penguins have died from avian flu at the colony at Cape Town’s Boulders beach, a popular tourist attraction and an important breeding site in South Africa, raising concerns for the species and for other seabirds. David Roberts, a clinical veterinarian at the South African Foundation For The Conservation Of Coastal […] The post More Penguins Dying from Avian Flu at Cape Town’s Boulders Beach Colony appeared first on SAPeople - Worldwide South African News.
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In a country where one liter of 95 grade car fuel costs less than 25 cents, a man rides a tricycle to get through traffic. Past Presentation
New light has been shed on the formation of increasingly precious rare earth elements (REEs) by researchers from Trinity College Dublin. They accomplished this by...
This week’s Current Climate, which every Saturday brings you the latest news about the business of sustainability.
An environmental group has filed suit trying to block a decision by Alabama Power Co. to leave millions of tons of coal ash along a riverside in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta.
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California officials say a marsh restoration site provides key fish habitat. Critics say much of the land is too high above sea level to benefit fish.
Rotting carcasses of striped bass, bat rays and other fish have been washing up on the shores of the San Francisco Bay Area in recent days, after a toxic algae bloom spread across the area.
Scientists say this could be the largest specimen ever discovered in Europe
Credited as the man most responsible for the end of the Cold War, Gorbachev was beloved and loathed in equal measure.
Industrial-scale mining for materials such as coal, gold, and iron ore is spurring tropical deforestation, with once-impenetrable forest cleared for mines and access roads, new research shows.
Many of the people most impacted by abortion bans are also most impacted by pollution.
After decades of neglect and the stigma of its Nazi past, Germany warms up to the idea of rebuilding its army, thanks to the war in Ukraine.
Joe Manchin's pet measure is set for a vote this week.
As the Supreme Court considers the fate of American wetlands, Annie Proulx’s Fen, Bog, and Swamp offers an elegiac love letter to overlooked ecosystems.
A new method beheads PFAS, causing it to break down into benign end products. The term “forever chemicals” refers to a group of manufactured chemicals...
With some planning, creativity and a good dose of commitment, parents can follow a vegan diet with children of all ages.
The head of Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality resigned this week, three months before his scheduled retirement.
The concentrations at some dig sites could be hazardous for today's archaeologists
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