The Guardian is so excited by the possibilities of cheap/ free video editing software such as iMovie that they’re supporting a competition to find the next great home made feature film.
Toronto is undergoing an air conditioning revolution that saves money and cuts down on CO2 production. Water from the depths of Lake Ontario is pumped into the basements of participating buildings and piped around them to cool the interiors. the warmed water is then sent back down to the basement where a heat exchanger cools it again whilst warming the city’s water supply. All in all a low impact, low energy solution. London is looking into a similar system utilising the water pumped out of the Underground.
Technorati tag: Air Conditioning
Britain helped Israel develop its first atomic bomb by secretly shipping 20 tons of heavy water to the country. The sale was done to get rid of excess heavy water and set up to look like a direct purchase from Norway, the original suppliers.
Tomorrow marks the sixtieth anniversary of the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima. The bombing can still stir up political controversy and is open to constant reinterpretation, such as the recent claim that it was actually done to kickstart the Cold War. To add to that, two very different takes on the bombing-
Hiroshima may have been little more than an escalation of the mass killing of civilians that became a horrific part of the Second World War.
But not in the way they’d like. 2005 is going to be 1C warmer than average, halfway towards the limit recommended by scientists. The WWF has taken the G8 to task over the problem.
“While the G8 leaders wasted time agreeing a worthless climate communiqué, Scotland’s weather again showed that climate change is a growing reality,” [Dr Richard Dixon, director of WWF Scotland] said.
“With Scotland already experiencing climate change, ministers must back the strongest possible action to reduce carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions, including setting proper climate change targets for Scotland.