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Nature

Colossal Sunfish Wows Laguna Beach Paddleboarders [Video]

A colossal sunfish, possibly one of the largest on record, swam by a pair of paddleboarders in Laguna Beach, California, who “spent a good 30 minutes with the fish before it sank back down,” they told Live Science. Read more about it https://www.livescience.com/giant-sunfish-encounter-paddleboardersScience News • Videos • ExplainersSUBSCRIBE to the Live Science YouTube channel → https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOTA1_oiKnz8po1Rm3nDJPg?sub_confirmation=1Twitter→ https://twitter.com/LiveScienceFacebook→ https://www.facebook.com/livescienceInstagram→ https://www.instagram.com/live_science/Community Forums→ https://forums.livescience.com/For the science geek in everyone, LiveScience.com breaks down the stories behind the most interesting news and photos on the Internet, while also digging up fascinating discoveries that hit on a broad range of fields, from dinosaurs and archaeology to wacky physics and astronomy to health and human history. If you want to learn something interesting every day, #LiveScience is the place for you. #Sunfish #GiantFish

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Climate Change

Transitioning to a Prosperous, Resilient & Carbon-Free Economy [Video]

How can we make better decisions to address the issues around human caused climate change?This event will discuss a new book Transitioning to a Prosperous, Resilient and Carbon-Free Economy: A Guide for Decision-Makers.The book will be introduced by former Australian Prime Minister, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull, who wrote the foreword for the book, and Vice-Chancellor of The Australian National University, Prof Brian Schmidt.The book’s editors will then discuss its key themes and the implications for those working towards a carbon-free economy.This event can be attended either in person or online. If you register to attend in person and your plans change, please cancel your ticket to allow others to attend.ProgramWelcome – Prof Brian Schmidt, ANU Vice -ChancellorOpening Address – The Hon Malcolm Turnbull, former Australian Prime MinisterPanel discussion with Editors and Authors moderated by Dr Cathy Foley, Australia’s Chief Scientist:Prof Ken Baldwin, Director, ANU Grand Challenge, Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-PacificProf Mark Howden, Director, ANU Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster SolutionsDr Michael H Smith, Honorary Lecturer, ANUProf Karen Hussey, Honorary Professor, University of QueenslandPeter J Dawson, P. J. Dawson & AssociatesDr Fiona Beck, ANU Grand Challenge, Zero-Carbon Energy for the Asia-PacificFollowed by audience Q&AAbout the bookThis book is a comprehensive manual for decision-makers and policy leaders addressing the issues around human caused climate change, which threatens communities with increasing extreme weather events, sea level rise, and declining habitability of some regions due to desertification or inundation.Blending technological insights with economics and policy, the book presents the tools decision-makers need to achieve rapid decarbonisation, whilst unlocking and maintaining productivity, profit, and growth.

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Climate Change

How climate change is affecting a spectacular reef system off the West Australian coast | ABC News [Video]

Repeated marine heat waves and bleaching events have been hindering the recovery of coral reefs of Western Australia’s north west, following the worldwide bleaching event of 2016.Subscribe: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Read more here: https://ab.co/3xOQJQKBut researchers say strong, and at times surprising resilience of some species, offers hope amid serious stress for coral caused by warmer ocean temperatures.ABC News provides around the clock coverage of news events as they break in Australia and abroad, including the latest coronavirus pandemic updates. It’s news when you want it, from Australia’s most trusted news organisation.For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZYWatch more ABC News content ad-free on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1Go deeper on our ABC News In-depth channel: https://ab.co/2lNeBn2Like ABC News on Facebook: http://facebook.com/abcnews.auFollow ABC News on Instagram: http://instagram.com/abcnews_auFollow ABC News on Twitter: http://twitter.com/abcnewsNote: In most cases, our captions are auto-generated.#ABCNews #ABCNewsAustralia

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Solar Videos

Turning Buildings into Batteries? Concrete Battery Storage Explained [Video]

Turning Buildings into Batteries? Concrete Battery Storage Explained. Save 25% on your first Native Plastic-Free Deodorant Pack – normally $39, you’ll get it for $29! Click here https://bit.ly/nativeundecided and use my code UNDECIDED #AD. Energy storage is the holy grail of decarbonization. If we want to get rid of fossil fuels for good, we need to be able store a large amount of surplus renewable energy over time. The current technologies available, like lithium ion batteries, may not have enough capacity to meet our power storage demand in the future. But what if we could turn our houses and buildings themselves into a battery?Watch Energy Storage Breakthrough – Solid Hydrogen Explained: https://youtu.be/U7CCq4oBgw4?list=PLnTSM-ORSgi5LVxHfWfQE6-Y_HnK-sgXSVideo script and citations:https://undecidedmf.com/episodes/turning-buildings-into-batteries-concrete-battery-storage-explainedFollow-up podcast:Video version – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4-aWB84Bupf5hxGqrwYqLAAudio version – http://bit.ly/stilltbdfm👋 Support Undecided on Patreon!https://www.patreon.com/mattferrell⚙️ Gear & Products I LikeTesla and smart home gear:https://kit.co/undecidedmfUndecided Amazon store front:http://bit.ly/UndecidedAmazonFun, nerdy t-shirts:http://bit.ly/UndecidedShirtsAbstract Ocean Tesla Accessories:15% Discount – Code: “Undecided”http://bit.ly/UndecidedAOJeda Tesla Wireless Charger/USB Hub:http://bit.ly/UndecidedJedaTesla Referral Code:Get 1,000 free supercharging miles or a discount on Tesla Solar & Powerwallshttps://ts.la/matthew84515Visit my Energysage Portal:Research solar panels and get quotes for free!http://www.energysage.com/p/undecided/Or find community solar near you:https://communitysolar.energysage.com/?rc=p-undecided👉 Follow MeTwitter https://twitter.com/mattferrellhttps://twitter.com/undecidedMFInstagramhttps://www.instagram.com/mattferrellhttps://www.instagram.com/undecidedmfFacebookhttps://www.facebook.com/undecidedMF/Websitehttps://undecidedmf.com📺 YouTube Tools I RecommendAudio file(s) provided by Epidemic Soundhttp://bit.ly/UndecidedEpidemicTubeBuddyhttps://www.tubebuddy.com/undecidedVidIQhttps://vidiq.com/undecidedI may earn a small commission for my endorsement or recommendation to products or services linked above, but I wouldn’t put them here if I didn’t like them. Your purchase helps support the channel and the videos I produce. Thank you.

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Sustainability

Fighting climate change is a dirty job, but soils can do it [Video]

While its clear that soil can help limit the impacts of climate change, leveraging its power requires a menu of solutions at many scales. Most of them require big policy shifts, overhauling not just how we protect our forests, but also our entire energy and food production systems. Watch the video below for the full []

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Climate Change

Health and Climate Change: How can tackling Climate Change improve your health? [Video]

In this UCL Lunch Hour Lecture, our panellists will discuss mental health and climate change, the health impacts of migration and disasters, active travel as a way of reducing carbon emissions and tracking the impacts of climate change of human health.About the lecture:Marina Romanello will give an overview of the work of the Lancet Countdown on tracking the impacts of climate change on human health. Jenny Mindell will speak about active travel (walking, cycling and using public transport) and the way in which this reduced carbon emissions and provides numerous health benefits. Ilan Kelman will talk about the health impacts of migration and disasters under climate change, whereas Gesche Huebner will discuss mental health and climate change, a frequently overlooked yet crucial topic.This event is part of UCL’s climate campaign ‘Generation One’. Together we are the new generation taking responsibility for climate action and turning science into actionable ideas.Join our new era of climate action at https://ucl.ac.uk/generation-onePlease note that this lecture is taking place online only and we will circulate a link to join the event in good time beforehand.About the SpeakersDr Marina RomanelloPostdoctoral Research Fellow at Francis Crick InstituteDr. Romanello trained as a Biochemist in the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and holds a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Cambridge. Her research has focused on the impact of environmental exposures on epigenetic alterations. She worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Francis Crick Institute in London, studying the environmental drivers of cancer onset. Currently she is the Data Scientist and Research Fellow for The Lancet Countdown: tracking progress on health and climate change, where she coordinates the research activities of the collaboration, and is in charge of the scientific development and refining of the Lancet Countdown’s indicators. Professor Ilan KelmanProfessor of Disasters and Health at University College LondonIlan Kelman is Professor of Disasters and Health at University College London, England and a Professor II at the University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway, using climate change as one connection between disasters and health.Professor Jenny MindellProfessor of Public Health at University College LondonJenny Mindell, Professor of Public Health at UCL, is an international expert on the impacts of transport on health and inequalities. Dr Gesche HuebnerLecturer in Sustainable and Healthy Built Environments at Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and ResourcesDr Gesche Huebner is Lecturer in the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources; her research and teaching focuses on links between the built environment, energy, climate change, and health.More Lunch Hour Lecture Event Information:https://www.ucl.ac.uk/events/events/2021/nov/health-and-climate-change-how-can-tackling-climate-change-improve-your-healthUCL Minds Lunch Hour LecturesUCL’s popular public Lunch Hour Lecture series has been running at UCL since 1942, and showcases the exceptional research work being undertaken across UCL. Lectures are free and open to all.#ucllhlTwitter: @UCLLHLUCLLHL YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/UCLLHL

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Climate Change

UTS: collaboration and innovation to address climate change. [Video]

At UTS, we understand that the effects of climate change will impact many aspects of life. That’s why researchers across the university are working hard to develop practical solutions to lessen climate change’s effects, and to prepare us to meet them head-on.We collaborate across disciplines to face the challenges climate change presents and we work with industry to ensure that our research translates to action. In this video, we walk you through just some of the many ways in which UTS researchers are using expertise, innovation and collaboration to enable climate action now for a better future.