Friday, 20 June 2014

Air Pollution – A Silent Killer

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Air Pollution – A Silent Killer - Sustainability

The world is under attack from a silent killer with impacts four times that of HIV and AIDS, and most people don’t even seem to know it.

In March this year, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report estimating that air pollution caused the premature deaths of seven million people in 2012, equivalent to one in eight of all deaths that year and double the previous estimate.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core

Massive 'ocean' discovered towards Earth's core - environment - 12 June 2014 - New Scientist

A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth's surface. The finding could help explain where Earth's seas came from.

Monday, 9 June 2014

We're all being mined for data – but who are th...

We're all being mined for data – but who are th...

A year on from the Snowden/NSA revelations, John Naughton examines
whether big data – the masses of online information collected from all
of us – is a force for good or bad.

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Scientist saddles up to see the best of Ireland’s wildlife

Scientist saddles up to see the best of Ireland’s wildlife

Dr Liam Lysaght who is director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre in Waterford, is circumnavigating the island by bicycle in a celebration of Ireland’s wildlife.

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Springwatch - Live - BBC Two

Webcam 1, Commentary & Unsprung, Extra 2014, 2014, Springwatch - Live - BBC Two



Springwatch Live from RSPB Minsmere, on the Suffolk coastline, boasts an unprecedented array of internationally important habitats, from sand dunes, shingle beaches and saline lagoons to reedbed heathland, woodland and grassland.

There will be entertainment from a colourful cast of local characters, including rare birds such as marsh harriers, avocets and bitterns, as well as Springwatch favourites - badgers, otters and red deer. Broadcasting through to Thursday 12 June