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The Green Engineer’s Toolbox: Techniques for Sustainable Design

In an era where the spectre of climate change looms large over the collective consciousness of humanity, the engineering sector stands at a pivotal crossroads, tasked with the formidable challenge of reconciling technological advancement with environmental stewardship. “The Green Engineer’s Toolbox: Techniques for Sustainable Design” casts a spotlight on the innovative methodologies and

Climate Change Chronicles: Turning the Tide

This episode features a range of developments from the latest in carbon capture technology to large-scale reforestation efforts and urban green initiatives. Mike brings these stories to life, emphasising the crucial role we all play in this global endeavour. Tune in to understand how the world is turning the tide on climate change

Climate change risks triggering a spike in infectious disease outbreaks: three reasons why

Wolfgang Preiser, Stellenbosch University; Cheryl Baxter, Stellenbosch University; Houriiyah Tegally, Stellenbosch University; Monika Moir, Stellenbosch University, and Tulio de Oliveira, University of KwaZulu-Natal Climate change is our planet’s most immediate existential threat, and will likely only worsen for the foreseeable future. Among its numerous adverse effects on human health, there is strong evidence

AI Insights: Unraveling the Future

In this captivating episode of ‘News of the Week,’ join our seasoned journalist, Mike, as he embarks on a journey into the dynamic world of Artificial Intelligence. This 3-minute podcast delves into the transformative impact of AI on various aspects of our lives and the global landscape. From its integration into daily routines

On a mission to build energy-efficient homes

Varianta romaneasca People need to think long term, and not just of the sticker price of a property The work of Ardeleanu and her fellow campaigners at SMARTER project is nothing short of revolutionary. They have participated in a green certification programme and partnered up with financial institutions with the aim to design

Delving into the Esoteric: Revelations in Contemporary Geology

In the sphere of contemporary geology, a succession of revolutionary discoveries has ceaselessly reformed our comprehension of Earth’s historical, current, and forthcoming states. This probe investigates the newest revelations and their significant influence on our perception of geological sciences. The Ever-Changing Planet: Tectonic Dynamics and Geological Transformations The ever-changing composition of Earth’s crust

Fighting extreme weather with extreme computing power

In late October, climate change suddenly felt very real in northern Italy. A severe storm brought heavy rainfall to the region, causing Lake Como and the Seveso River to burst their banks. The flooding hit towns and cities including Milan in the latest stark reminder of the area’s vulnerability to extreme weather. At

The disagreement between two climate scientists that will decide our future

ph. Vladi333/Shutterstock Robert Chris, The Open University and Hugh Hunt, University of Cambridge Getting to net zero emissions by mid-century is conventionally understood as humanity’s best hope for keeping Earth’s surface temperature (already 1.2°C above its pre-industrial level) from increasing well beyond 1.5°C – potentially reaching a point at which it could cause