Category Archives: environment/climate

Houston’s monster trucks

Some local good ol’ boys help rescue a stuck National Guard truck. This will justify the cost of these trucks to the wives. [Streamable]

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Mumbai train station

Rain is not just for Texas. Mumbai is getting their share of it.

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Houston, before & after Harvey

Harvey shows devastating flooding, with water concealing some of the surrounding area and deluging highways.

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How climate change makes hurricanes worse

This may be one of those fear mongering videos, but it’s still food for thought.

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Hurricane categories

With Harvey front and center in the news, here’s a review and demonstration of the five categories of a hurricane.

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Lightning strikes

Powerful and unpredictable. [6:24]

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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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