Hundreds of global universities ‘yet to set net zero target’

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/hundreds-global-universities-yet-toset-netzero-target?mc_cid=25862e22f5&mc_eid=45b29e2869 THE research finds that high share of institutions that have specified goal are not counting indirect emissions such as travel Ellie Bothwell Source: GettyTreading warily: universities shy from targets as ‘they imply a recognition of the crisis and a need to transform business as usual’ Read the THE report, The Race to Net Zero: How global universities are performing Almost half of global universities that suggest they are committed to taking climate action are yet to set a target date to reach net zero, according to a new report from Times Higher Education. While more than 550 universities across the world submitted data relating…

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Discouragement not to embark on the project inspired me, says Corper who donates boreholes in Ondo

By Opeyemi Babalola A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Osaretin Micheal, who donated hand pump boreholes to two communities in Akure has finally shared his experience before and after the project completion.The 22-year-old, who served in one of the two communities where he built the borehole while speaking with BBC Pidgin and monitored by University Times International, said words of discouragement he received from people about the project inspired him till he finally achieved his aim. He donated the hand pump boreholes to Origere and Ajipowo communities and also gave…

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University of Botswana Biodiesel Research Project Yields Positive Results

University of Botswana News The University of Botswana research indicates that Botswana has enough feedstock to yield more than 15 million litres of B20 biodiesel annually, thus slowly turning into reality Botswana’s dream to become a biodiesel producing country.   The data collected so far suggests that Botswana had enough feedstock to support a biodiesel plant with a capacity to produce approximately seven tonnes of biodiesel per day. The leading Researcher, from the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at the University of Botswana Professor Clever Ketlogetswe, said “normal biodiesel is…

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Africa’s rural universities aren’t delivering for the 21st Century–Unisa Researcher

By Chinaza Uleanya, Researcher, University of South Africa (Unisa) Education has been described as a tool for development. In certain instances, a good, stable and quality educational system is synonymous to development. But to play this role, education systems need to stay relevant. Institutions of learning and training centres must adjust their educational systems as well as their curricula to suit the demands of current times. This has happened through the centuries. As major changes have occurred in society – or put another way as industrial revolutions have taken root – higher education…

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NASA wants to harvest water on moon and Mars, and Virginia Tech team thinks it can help

From Daily Press Deep beneath Mars’ red clay surface lie ancient oceans now frozen into ice sheets. Earth’s moon has hidden water deposits, too — pockets embedded deep inside its rocks. It’s the kind of liquid treasure scientists at NASA hope to one day mine using specialized drilling tools on the moon or Mars. As NASA looks for new technology to use in space, the agency is mining a different treasure to help develop those tools: the ingenuity of student engineers. To that end, 10 student teams from universities around…

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The Ocean Cleanup Project Aims at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Jadyn Batch The Ocean Cleanup Project has successfully begun picking up trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, located between Hawaii and California. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is a big collection of trash floating in the Pacific Ocean. According to The Ocean Cleanup, “The GPGP covers an estimated surface area of 1.6 million square kilometers, an area twice the size of Texas or three times the size of France.” The currents of other water ways pull in debris and create the large cluster of trash, causing the Great Pacific…

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The Young Demand Action On Global Warming

 Elisabeth Trzyzewski On September 20th, the youth of America filled the streets and joined together in protest about climate change. Climate change has been a very important topic in science and politics. For years there has been the ongoing debate about wether or not climate change is really a thing and what can be done to stop it and the young finally had enough. According to the Associated Press, more than 800 climate protests were planned across the nation. Hundreds of thousands of young people gathered together in cities stretching…

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