The Weekly Round Up: June 11-17

Welcome back to the Weekly Round Up!  I hope you had a good week.  Things are finally starting to get back to normal here at Earth|Unfiltered, after my shitty month of no internet, but unfortunately it’s anything but business as usual in the rest of the world- or at least anytime Trump and his government comes near any environmental issues.  This week we had lots of talk about the Paris Agreement, turkey vomit, and giant Australian turekys.  So without further ado, let’s dive in! Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: June 4-10

Hi again.  It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, but now that I’ve got internet, I’m back here on a Saturday to bother you with all of the environmental news I found interesting this week.  There was a lot that went on this week, what with it being World Environment Day on Monday, Canadian Environment Week, and World Oceans Day on Thursday.  Outside of all of that, there were ancient birds, Macron trolling Trump, and whales in NYC.  So let’s dive in! Continue reading

The UK Unveils Their Plans For The World Solar Challenge

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Every two years the World Solar Challenge takes place in Australia stretching 3000 km from Darwin to Adelaide. Teams from across the world build imaginative and innovative solar vehicles that brave the harsh conditions! The rules are simple, you can only use 6 squared meters of solar panels, 4 wheels, and 5kW of stored energy! That means that all other energy must come from the sun or from the kinetic energy of the vehicle! The next World Solar Challenge is happening in October 2017, but a team from the UK has already unveiled its plan to squash the competition! Continue reading

Around The World In 505 Days…If You’re Flying A Solar Powered Plane

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History was made today as the Solar Impulse 2 landed in Abu Dhabi, at the same airport it took off from in March 2015, after completing a historic trip around the world without using any fuel! The 17-leg trip took the one-seater aircraft to stops in India, China, Japan, Italy, Spain, and several U.S. locations. Swiss aviator Bertrand Piccard and pilot Andre Borschberg took turns flying the aircraft for 40,000 km, garnering eight world records in the process. Continue reading

The Weekly Round Up: April 25-30

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If you’re in need of a few wins today after the Raptors horrendous loss last night, then look no further.  We’ve jam packed this week’s Weekly Round Up with enough wins to make last night feel at least a little bit better.  We’re also talking maggots and drunk plankton, so there’s something for everyone.  Let’s start this weekend off right, and dive right in! Continue reading