Science Nation - Wind Energy

submitted by: nsf
Community college program trains future wind power technicians Soon, 44-year-old Brad Clark will begin his second career, 300 feet off the ground. "About a year ago, I got laid off from my position in high tech," explains Clark. "I'm an engineer by education and training, and once I got laid off, I had to think, what do I want to do? What's going to be a business that is going to be around? So I was part of a government retraining program." For more Science Nation, go to...

Greening the University

submitted by: jgrosvenor
The need for sustainability within the university has been apparent for some while now; however it is only recently that this need has been seriously addressed in campus planning. This paper investigates the various approaches to sustainable practices within the university, and further examines the specific challenges and obstacles to the implementation of these practices. Also explored is the new type of collaboration between the sustainability institute and campus planning departments...

Greening the University

submitted by: jgrosvenor
The need for sustainability within the university has been apparent for some while now; however it is only recently that this need has been seriously addressed in campus planning. This paper investigates the various approaches to sustainable practices within the university, and further examines the specific challenges and obstacles to the implementation of these practices. Also explored is the new type of collaboration between the sustainability institute and campus planning departments...

Phytoplankton and Climate Change

submitted by: sinia planeta

Dr. Jeffrey Krause explains the potential effect of global climate change on the ocean's phytoplankton and marine ecosystems. (CLIMECO Summer School, Brest France 2008; CLIMECO Summer School was sponsored by IMBER, EUR-OCEANS and WCRP).

Biology of Plants

submitted by: scivee-team

An overview of the process of photosynthesis and the biology of plants - function, reproduction and life.

Strange Science: Alien Weather

submitted by: scivee-team

A simulation of what alien weather on neighboring planets would be like if they were on Earth.Imagine what Earth would be like if we had to endure storms like those on neighboring planets