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September 03, 2009

Racing car puts researcher in pole position for British Science Association award

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/racing_car_puts

An environmentally friendly racing car has helped propel University of Warwick researcher Dr Kerry Kirwan to the award of a prestigious British Science Association Isambard Kingdom Brunel Award Lecture.


July 07, 2008

Polar bears and icebergs: Warwick students return from the Arctic

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=arctic_voyage.mp3

Warwick students Casper ter Kuile and Emma Beirmann return from their WWF Arctic ‘Voyage for the Future’ to help raise awareness of the effects of climate change.

Visit their blogs for more information about their expedition:

http://www.caspersarcticvoyage.wordpress.com

http://emmainthearctic.wordpress.com


February 01, 2007

Green Chemistry

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=green_chemistry.mp3

Professor James Clark from The University of York’s Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence talks about sustainable chemistry, current areas of research and how it impacts on our day to day lives and the environment.

Length: 26 minutes

Summary:

What is Green Chemistry, what does the Centre do
What are Green Chemistry’s goals
Give some examples of Green Chemistry already out there
Current areas of research at the Centre
New types of fuels
Mainstream uptake of these technologies
Further examples relevant to the general public
What targets should we aim to achieve with Green Chemistry
Most significant area of environmental concern that will be addressed by Green Chemistry
Should we be looking at other ‘Green’ sciences
Is the popularity or economics an issue for Green Chemistry
How will you get the message across to people


November 20, 2006

Carbon trading

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=carbon_trading.mp3

Dr Andrew Sentance from the Centre for Globalisation and Regeneration talks about carbon trading, how it works, how it affects us and the potential benefits.

Length: 14 minutes

How carbon trading works
Should global warming be left up to the market
Is carbon trading understood by the public, does it have enough exposure
What if China and the United States don’t get involved
Will carbon trading deliver results quickly enough
Does the scheme favour rich countries over poorer ones
Have there been any studies to see if it encourages a reduction in emissions
What will happen if we do not implement a carbon trading scheme


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