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The Race to Cut Carbon With Sport

The Race to Cut Carbon With Sport

Sport can be seen to symbolize human nature at its very best. For many, it can be a focus, a challenge, and create an individual’s barrier that is there to be broken. It enthuses people of all nationalities, backgrounds and ages, and can bring people together in a way that no other human activity can achieve.

The Buzz of Biodiversity

The Buzz of Biodiversity

Our planet’s vivid biodiversity is the result of 4.5 billion years of evolution, and appears in many forms - from genes and bacteria to entire ecosystems, including forests or coral reefs, and even bees. This variety of nature forms the bedrock of our global infrastructure, with food, water, medicine, climate, economic growth all being dependent on the interdependence of ecological systems. Collectively, the benefits of biodiversity are known as “ecosystem services”.

Catching the Sun

Catching the Sun

Our sun provides a sustainable, clean and efficient energy source that is predictable, and enhanceable. Solar cells are increasing in efficiency, and new and innovative ideas are emerging from both governments and private sources to integrate solar energy into our electricity supply.

The Weather of Wimbledon

The Weather of Wimbledon

“The mark of great sportsmen is not how good they are at their best, but how good they are at their worst.” - Martina Navratilova

Once a year, in an otherwise unknown and somewhat sleepy part of South West London, the world’s finest grass court tennis players go head to head in a sports arena synonymous with some of the most epic of matches. The legendary arena at Wimbledon has seen underdogs achieve greatness, champions take an early exit, and spectators enjoy the delicious taste of strawberries and cream. 

Singing in the Rain

Singing in the Rain

Rain often is derided as being unpleasant and inconvenient. It is seen as the weather that causes those fun outside events to be canceled, plans need to be changed, and umbrellas found. However, taking a slightly different viewpoint, rain can be seen as the most wonderful, exciting and varied of all forms of weather. It sustains life, cleans the air, and for many, raises our moods.

Fine Weather for Cycling Apps

Fine Weather for Cycling Apps

The West coast of Ireland has some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable, but is also home to one of the most brutal tests of cycling endurance. The ‘Donegal 555’ is an annual race around a route that exposes the intrepid contestants to 555Km of non-stop cycling that follows the constantly undulating coastal road, exposing the participants to epic climbs, and the raw Atlantic weather.

International Mother Earth Day

International Mother Earth Day

On the 22nd April, International Earth Day was celebrated, and used to draw attention to the plight of our planet, and the challenges that we are both facing, and overcoming. Earth Day is seen as being a call to action, to address the increasing issues we are all facing with regard to global warming and climate change, as well as other environmental issues including the threats that flooding, ocean plastic pollution and forest fires pose.

OpenWeather announce new Fire Weather Index

OpenWeather announce new Fire Weather Index

This flexible and accurate product consists of two distinct APIs that can act as a valuable tool in predicting and managing forest fire risk, and create a positive impact in mitigating the damage caused by forest fires.

Fire Weather

Fire Weather

From California to Siberia, forest fires are becoming more common and widespread. The carbon spiral - where CO2 is released from global warming induced events, contributing further to the greenhouse effect that contributed to the fires starting initially.

Farming the Sun

Farming the Sun

The old phrase “make hay while the sun shines” may take on a new meaning with the increased use of agricultural land for solar farming. In our previous article, we discussed the new initiatives that the UK government announced as part of ‘Energy Security Day’. In this article, we will discuss the impact of the use of agricultural land for solar energy generation.

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