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Air pollution in London
Air pollution in London

Duration: 01:51

In 2008, the government was given 40 days to either submit plans for cleaner air in London, or face punishment from the European Commission.

 
Arctic sea ice melts
Arctic sea ice melts

Duration: 02:00

Arctic sea ice melts leaving a male polar bear struggling to hunt.

 
Ash and Aircraft
Ash and Aircraft

Duration: 00:44

A description of how a pitot tube works and how it can be affected by ash.

 
Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere
Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere

Duration: 02:08

Discussion of the greenhouse effect and the importance of maintaining a balance of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

 
Causes and impact of acid rain
Causes and impact of acid rain

Duration: 02:02

A discussion about the causes of acid rain and attempts to reduce its impact.

 
Creating buildings that can withstand earthquakes
Creating buildings that can withstand earthquakes

Duration: 06:36

Dallas Campbell from 'Bang Goes The Theory' visits the new Bay Bridge in San Francisco to see how it is being built in sections that can move independently to withstand a major earthquake.

 
Fast food outlets blamed for litter
Fast food outlets blamed for litter

Duration: 02:32

A survey by 'Keep Britain Tidy' suggests packaging from fast food outlets accounts for a quarter of the litter dropped in England.

 
Global warming threatens ski resorts
Global warming threatens ski resorts

Duration: 02:32

A lack of snow caused by global warming could threaten the future of many ski resorts.

 
How is an earthquake formed?
How is an earthquake formed?

Duration: 04:05

Jem Stansfield from 'Bang Goes The Theory' explains the Richter scale for earthquakes and demonstrates how an underwater earthquake causes a tsunami.

 
How old is the Earth?
How old is the Earth?

Duration: 04:14

Michael Mosley recreates the experiment conducted by the Comte de Buffon in which he heated up balls of iron and timed their cooling to extrapolate the age of the Earth.

 
Hydrogen-powered car is commercially available
Hydrogen-powered car is commercially available

Duration: 01:48

The Japanese carmaker Honda has designed a zero-emission vehicle powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

 
Incinerating waste for energy
Incinerating waste for energy

Duration: 01:25

A waste management company considers developing energy from waste at a plant in a disused quarry near Ivybridge.

 
London air quality worsens as the 2012 Olympics approach
London air quality worsens as the 2012 Olympics approach

Duration: 01:54

Air quality monitoring units suggest worsening air pollution as the 2012 London Olympic games approach. The dangers of poor air quality are discussed.

 
Pollution - acid rain
Pollution - acid rain

Duration: 01:10

A description of the effects of acid rain on the environment and how pollution can be reduced.

 
Pollution - the Exxon Valdez oil spill
Pollution - the Exxon Valdez oil spill

Duration: 01:27

The Exxon Valdez oil spill demonstrates the effects of pollution on the environment.

 
Reduction in migrating birds linked to global warming
Reduction in migrating birds linked to global warming

Duration: 02:01

The number of bird species flying to the UK every winter could be affected by global warming. Bird enthusiasts are concerned about the decreasing numbers reaching Britain to overwinter every year.

 
Solar car completes round-the-world trip
Solar car completes round-the-world trip

Duration: 01:10

A solar-powered car has driven around the world without using a single drop of fuel, except for sea crossings on board ships.

 
The effect of human activity on the environment
The effect of human activity on the environment

Duration: 02:38

Areas around the world affected by different types of pollution.

 
UN secretary goes to work in solar car
UN secretary goes to work in solar car

Duration: 01:24

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has commuted to work by solar taxi to raise awareness of climate change issues.

 
Vehicles and air pollution
Vehicles and air pollution

Duration: 01:12

A description of air pollution from vehicles and the associated health problems.

 
Volcanic activity on the Galapagos
Volcanic activity on the Galapagos

Duration: 01:31

Volcanic activity on the sea bed and on land is shown in the Galapagos Islands.

 
Volcanic Eruption
Volcanic Eruption

Duration: 02:08

A description of the theory of a phreatomagmatic eruption and the creation of an ash cloud.

 
Volcano erupts in Chile
Volcano erupts in Chile

Duration: 01:36

Thousands of people in southern Chile have been forced to leave their homes after a long-dormant volcano erupted unexpectedly.

 
What causes tsunamis?
What causes tsunamis?

Duration: 06:19

Liz Bonnin from 'Bang Goes The Theory' explains how tsunamis are caused, how they are different from normal waves and how detectors and computer modelling is being used to give warning of tsunamis before they arrive at coastlines.

 
Why is Venus so hot?
Why is Venus so hot?

Duration: 02:16

The causes and effects of the greenhouse effect on Venus are described.

 

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