Category Archives: environment/climate

Phoenix “monsoon”

A short time lapse of the bizarre torrential storm (monsoon) that hit the valley on July 15, 2017.

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The World in 2050

By mid-century there will likely be 9 billion people on the planet, consuming ever more resources and leading ever more technologically complex lives. What will our cities be like? How will we eat in the future of Earth? Will global … Continue reading

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Climeworks

Climeworks is capturing CO2 from air with the world’s first commercial carbon removal technology. Our direct air capture plants remove CO2 from the atmosphere to supply to customers and to unlock a negative emissions future. We built and operate the … Continue reading

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Story of a tornado

May 11th 2014. Beaver Crossing Nebraska. A large supercell spawning multiple tornadoes including this 1.3 mile wide EF-3.

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Weird weather in Cape Town

Sea foam everywhere.

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Boomerang versus Asian carp

Ridding the rivers of the carp any way they can. Have a smack upside the gills.

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Waterless toilet

In developing countries, access to public utilities like running water and sewer systems are often not available. The lack of those resources leads to unsanitary conditions that can put people’s lives at risk. Researchers at Cranfield University hope to put … Continue reading

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Washing an A380 without water

Since early 2016 Emirates has been using an aircraft ‘drywash’ technique to clean its fleet of over 250 aircraft. As indicated by the name, little or no water is involved in cleaning the aircraft, which is in contrast to conventional … Continue reading

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Seismic floor in server room

Camera is mounted to the swaying building structure. It’s deceiving to watch. The floor with the servers is actually stationary.

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Huge waste bin

Garbage can in London looks bigger on the inside than on the outside, kinda like the Tardis. But not quite.

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Makani’s first commercial-scale energy kite

In December 2016, Makani generated electricity with an energy kite designed to produce up to 600 kilowatts (kW) for the first time. Our largest kite to date, it measures 85 feet across, and has 8 onboard rotors that are each … Continue reading

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Survival Technology – Modern Marvels

All the harsh climates that nature has provided over the centuries inspires humans to cope by preparing themselves the best way they know how. [43:03] Video link.

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Hailstorm – fave

Gatlinburg, TN June 2nd, 2015

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Lake Superior ice stacking

Lake Superior put on a dramatic show with her recent ice in Duluth, Minnesota. The seemingly endless ice sheets broke into large plates and stacked on shore, sounding much like breaking glass. The ice thickness ranged from about 1/4″ to … Continue reading

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Pillar of fire in Australia

So far, it seems all is well in the land dan unduh with no reports of wildfires. The video below was recorded sometime in 2013 when things weren’t so happy and calm.

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