DC compact switchgear for the high-voltage networks of the future. The development of compact, gas-insulated switchgear for high-voltage DC is an important contribution to the large-scale transmission and grid-infeed of power from renewable sources. A film by Roland May – Learn more: http://www.siemens.com/energy/dc-cs
A mile off the coast of Northumberland lies a unique island teeming with seabirds during the breeding season and home to 90% of the UK’s rarest breeding seabird, the roseate terns. Paul Morrison and Hilary Brooker-Carey are lucky enough to work here amid the wildlife spectacle, monitoring the seabirds and protecting them from egg thieves.
With its industrial landscape and port developments, at first glance the Thames estuary is not the most romantic of locations. But alongside the modern infrastructure wildlife thrives in the mudflats, saltmarshes and lagoons that fringe the river. The Thames is already a nature hotspot, but now it’s at risk from proposals to build a new airport for London.
From a distance, Hambledon Hill is unmistakeable. Up close, it’s breathtaking. We’ve taken on the care of this incredible National Nature Reserve in Dorset, which offers a unique array of orchids, flowers and insects all thriving on an Iron Age hill fort. For more info visit http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/
The EPA’s new Clean Power Plan is a big step toward reining in fossil fuel pollution while we transition to 100% clean energy. Take action to make the Clean Power Plan even stronger. We are never going back to more polluting fossil fuels. Visit http://sc.org/CleanEnergyEffect for more information.
Farmers sometimes get a bad press but their role as ‘custodians of the countryside’ is more important than ever. Four previous winners of ‘The Nature of Farming Awards’ talk about their passion for nature and why wildlife-friendly farming can also make commercial sense.
Jumping in puddles, kicking up leaves, and listening to birds singing from the tops of trees. A group of families share their favourite reasons for getting outside.
Watch the story of East and West Scotland’s white-tailed eagle reintroduction project unfold. Hear what the future holds for these magnificent birds of prey in Scotland and meet Project Officer, Claire Smith and Mull Officer, Dave Sexton, as they find out what happens when the East Scotland birds start to pair up and hopefully breed.
Based on extensive research by one of the world’s largest growth consulting companies, New Mega Trends identifies the ten most important global trends that will define our future, including business models, smart technology, connectivity and convergence and radical social trends.
Following 2010′s Crane Country, catch up on the story of the Great Crane Project. See the daily challenges faced by the project team as they attempt to re-establish a population of cranes in the south-west of England.