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Biodiversity Emergency: School Strikes for Climate, Extinction Rebellion and the Movement for Environmental Action

February 16, 2019

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The planet is experiencing a biodiversity emergency brought on by the human race. This week in the UK schoolchildren took part in educational strike action to say ‘no more, fix the planet’. Extinction Rebellion, set up in 2018, has demanded governments tell the truth about our ecological crisis and create true participatory democracy to reduce […]

Has Canine Domestication Been Good for Dogs or Will History Judge it a Disaster?

April 24, 2018

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The likely origin of all our domestic dog breeds is widely acknowledged to be when people tamed wolves thousands of years ago, but has it been a behavioural and genetic disaster scenario for man’s best friend? Canine evolution and the domestication of wild dogs are both fascinating and controversial subjects in equal measure. Archaeological and […]

World Record Breaking Electric Car is Built from Electronic Waste

March 12, 2018

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The Phoenix electric car achieved a world record in California despite being built from second-hand components Los Angeles based environmentalist Eric Lundgren has claimed the official world record for the Longest Range of an Electric Vehicle (EV) on a single charge. The vehicle travelled more than 1,600 kilometers at the Auto Club Speedway of California […]

Blue Planet 2: Can We Ever Learn How to Speak to Whales and Dolphins?

January 5, 2018

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Marine scientists have dreamt of speaking to cetacean species – dolphins and whales – for decades. But how far have we really come since the 1960s in understanding how they communicate and what they are saying? Scientists like marine biologist Dr Luke Rendell of St Andrews University in Scotland have worked long and hard to […]

Explorer on the Edge: Benedict Allen ‘I’ve Almost Died Many Times’

December 12, 2017

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British explorer Benedict Allen has travelled to some of the world’s most remote places and lived with its peoples to learn about traditional living in often hostile environments. The stories he has gathered have the power to thrill, amuse and invigorate, because they tell us something about ourselves. In November the world’s media was on […]

BioEnergy Central: Pee Power Lights Up Rural Uganda as Microbial Fuel Cells Generate Electricity from Wastewater

October 12, 2017

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The remote rural village of Kisoro in Uganda is the first community to be powered using wastewater electricity generation developed at the Bristol BioEnergy Centre. Field trials to test so-called ‘Pee Power’ have returned a resounding success in the rural village of Kisoro, Uganda. The Bristol BioEnergy Centre (BBiC) provided the remote community with a […]

Global Research: Whistling as a Language, Earth’s MegaCities and Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

August 14, 2017

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Human advancements have been catalogued at an increasingly accelerated rate since the advent of the net and distributed and mobile computing. Global communications systems allow researchers to collaborate and share information or development tools more rapidly to create the technologies of the future. Consumer adoption also happens more quickly and technology succeeds and, importantly, fails […]

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