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LINEN – Making Linen Fabric from Flax Seed – Demonstration Of How Linen Is Made

How to make linen from flax. A step by step demonstration of how linen is made using traditional Scotch Irish cottage industry methods. Flax and linen farming was one of County Donegal’s biggest home industries for centuries. Here we show … Continue reading

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There aren’t enough trees in the world to offset society’s carbon emissions – and there never will be

Bonnie Waring Senior Lecturer, Grantham Institute – Climate Change and Environment, Imperial College London Even if they can’t save us from climate change, society still depends on forests.   One morning in 2009, I sat on a creaky bus winding … Continue reading

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Greta Thunberg dubs herself a ‘bunny-hugger’ after Boris Johnson’s climate remarks | The Guardian

  Greta Thunberg in Brussels last year. The activist urged leaders to act fast in testimony to Congress on Thursday.Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images Activist changes Twitter bio after UK prime minister tells Biden climate summit there’s ‘nothing wrong with bunny-hugging’ … Continue reading

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“It can be done.” – an Earth Day message

In summer 2018, ESA joined with the musician Vangelis and the family of scientist Prof. Stephen Hawking to beam a message marking his passing to the nearest black hole. On 22 April 2020, Earth Day, we’re transmitting this poignant message … Continue reading

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The beautiful tricks of flowers

In this visually dazzling talk, Jonathan Drori shows the extraordinary ways flowering plants — over a quarter million species — have evolved to attract insects to spread their pollen: growing ‘landing-strips’ to guide the insects in, shining in ultraviolet, building … Continue reading

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A short movie directed by Clément Soulmagnon Produced by Camille Principiano, Stella Ramsden Animation : Brunch studio Production Coordination : Emilie Revert, Brice Smith Artistic Direction : Clément Soulmagnon Layout : Elie Martens Animation : Elie Martens, Camille Sallan, Léo … Continue reading

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Three Gorges Dam: The Largest Dam in the World

It’s a big one. And pretty controversial too.

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South-to-North Water Transfer Project: China’s Redistribution of Natural Resources

What should you do when all of your country’s water is in the south, but all of your country’s people are in the north? Isn’t it obvious? Move the rivers up to the north! […]

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The incredible – and still quite mysterious – way trees trade information via their roots

While researching her doctoral thesis, Suzanne Simard, now a professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia, made an astounding discovery – trees in forests seem to possess complex information superhighways in their root systems that allow them … Continue reading

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The Case For Hydrogen – With Matt Ferrell | Answers With Joe

Big thanks to Matt Ferrell for guest hosting this episode! Much has been made about hydrogen fuel cells and their use in cars, but there are many other uses for hydrogen that make more sense. We examine those in today’s … Continue reading

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