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Tuesday 15:00-15:30
Richard Daniel chairs the interactive environmental programme in which he and his guests deal with listeners' questions and concerns.
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Listen to 16 September 2008
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Tuesday 16 September 2008
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A Parliament of Things

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Dr Lynn Dicks

This week's programme was recorded at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust Slimbridge Reserve.

How much water and organic material is tied up in the bodies of human beings?

The concept of virtual water is important in this question, this document from the World Water Council describes the principle of virtual water.

A more detailed article on the concept of virtual water.

A water footprint calculator so you can work out your own water footprint.

A document listing the major constituents of the human body. (.PDF file)

As extinction is a natural process should we just let some species go extinct rather than try to preserve them?

The IUCN Red Book list of endangered species.

A BBC web page discussing conservation.

An article discussing the relationship between extinction and conservation.

What is the potential environmental impact of waste heat from power stations?

A list of the different types of power station and their potential for discharging waste heat.

The UK Environment Agency which is responsible for monitoring all pollution events in the UK.

A case study of an example of thermal pollution from a power station.

How will stored carbon dioxide remain underground and not leak back into the atmosphere?

Carbon capture and storage information from the International Energy Agency.

Evaluating the options for carbon sequestration in the UK, a report on a project from the UK Tyndall Centre.

A BBC article on the recently opened German Carbon Capture and Storage pilot plant.

Further details of the German carbon capture and storage pilot plant.

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