All Environmental science articles – Page 4

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    Future Climates - activity page

    Provoking activities to stimulate thinking about our climate in the future.

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    Looking at the data - The Earth is getting warmer

    Data analysis worksheet looking at air temperature.

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    Air pollution: a sinister synergy

    2015-01-06T00:00:00Z

    New insight into the mechanisms by which nitrogen dioxide and ozone damage the human respiratory tract

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    Google Science Fair: shortlist announced

    2014-08-20T00:00:00Z

    Final 15 entries in student science competition highlight chemistry

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    Panels for pupils

    2014-03-06T00:00:00Z

    Installing solar panels in a school − or at least building your own mock-ups − isn’t as difficult as you might think, finds Josh Howgego

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    Terpenes: not just for Christmas

    2014-01-07T00:00:00Z

    The chemicals that give Christmas trees their pine fresh smell could be at the centre of a chemical revolution, as Josh Howgego explains

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    The Great Recovery

    The Great Recovery is an RSA project launched in September 2012 supported by Technology Strategy Board and key industrial players.

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    Ri Christmas Lectures® 2012: Climate Change

    A resource on Climate Change and the Hydrogen Economy, supported by video clips from the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures ® 2012. Video: The Hydrogen Economy - Energy from Water? video Video: The Hydrogen Economy - Splitting Water with a ...

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    Green plastics

    Introducing students to the role of chemistry in creating a more sustainable society.

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    Sunlight to electricity

    Visible light from the sun can be converted directly to electricity by the use of solar cells. In this activity students make their own dye sensitised solar cells, measuring the current produced and use them to power a calculator.

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    Challenging Plants: Fertilisers

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    Nutrients essential for plant growth are obtained naturally from soil or other growing media. However, supplies become depleted and fertilisers are needed to increase the availability of nutrients to plants. An understanding of chemical changes is used to making fertilisers, often designed to meet specific requirements such as particular nutrient ...

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    The duck pond problem

    In Search of Solutions: Rescue wildlife from a pollution disaster, reversing the effects of acidic waste. Linking to topics on neutralisation and acid/base chemistry.

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    Ethanol rockets

    2013-05-01T00:00:00Z

    Putting the energy from the 'methanol whoosh bottle experiment' to good use

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    Challenging Plants: Phytomanagement

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    As well as improving the appearance of our environment, plants have much to offer in terms of phytoremediation (in its many forms), phytoextraction and the potential of using plants to mine metals. This resource is designed to help students realise this potential knowledge and understand the key underpinning scientific ...

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    It's not all about fuel

    2013-01-01T00:00:00Z

    Biofineries produce heat, power and a plethora of useful 'platform chemicals'. Are they part of the solution to our renewable energy woes? Josh Howgego finds out

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    Shining light on artificial photosynthesis

    2012-03-01T10:26:00Z

    Mimicking plant life could be our way out of the energy crisis. Anna Lewcock talks to Tony Harriman to find out more

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    Molybdenum and evolution

    2011-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Recent discoveries indicate that our atmosphere was not always oxygen rich - molybdenum could have been the limiting factor in the evolution of life on earth

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    Water for life

    2011-06-01T10:42:00Z

    Tom Westgate investigates the chemistry and chemists helping more people to access clean water

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    The evolution of catalytic converters

    2011-06-01T00:00:00Z

    From early smog problems to modern concerns about air pollution, catalysts pave the way in controlling the emissions from combustion engines

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    Iron ocean seeding

    2010-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Carbon sequestration - the removal of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere - is an active area of research