Annagry wildfires in focus in dramatic RTE climate doc

first_imgThe people of Annagry who were affected by this year’s wildfires will be featured in an RTE1 documentary Will Ireland Survive 2050, which airs tonight (Monday).Gorse fires tore through west Donegal in April and August this year, destroying land and homes.Both incidents required major fire service responses as crews and local people attempted to stop the raging flames. Tonight, RTE will focus on the April fires in Donegal when they meet local residents of Annagry to hear how the emergency impacted them.While there were no casualties in the spring fires, two homes were destroyed in the blaze.Annagry Fire – April 2019 .Photo by Brid SweeneyAnnagry Fire – April 2019 .Photo by Brid SweeneyWill Ireland Survive 2050? will be a dynamic and dramatically constructed examination of extreme global weather. Presented by weatherman Gerald Fleming and environmental scientist Dr Cara Augustenborg, the documentary will imagine what Ireland’s weather might be like in 2050 if climate change continues unchecked.To most Irish people, the effects of climate change have already become apparent. Will Ireland Survive 2050? includes interviews with scientists and visionaries, as well as Irish people on the ground who have been impacted by severe weather events.Gerard Fleming – Wild Ireland Survive 2050?The documentary also brings Gerald Fleming to Greenland, home to the second largest body of ice in the world.RTE’s popular former weather forecaster, who will be 93 in 2050, explains to viewers how the melting of that ice cap will have disastrous consequences for Irish weather and our way of life.See the documentary at 9.30pm on RTE One, Monday 11th NovemberAnnagry wildfires in focus in dramatic RTE climate doc was last modified: November 11th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Will Ireland Survive 2050?last_img read more

Stars Found Almost as Old as Universe

first_imgA new record was set by a Caltech team using the Keck telescopes on Hawaii: they detected a galaxy nearly as old as the universe.  The consensus age for the universe is 13.6 billion years.  The light from this galaxy, they claim, is over 13 billion years old – “a mere 500 million years after the Big Bang” itself was supposed to have brought the universe into being.  The discovery was reported by the BBC News based on a paper in the Astrophysical Journal.1    Some astronomers are questioning the accuracy of the report and its use of gravitational lensing to see the distorted light from the distant galaxy, but agree the work was done carefully.  This exceeds the previous redshift record (z = 6.96) into the 8 to 10 range.  The authors found six candidates and proposed that at least two of them are real, and may lie at redshifts close to or beyond z=10.  They assumed metallicities of 1/20 solar abundance.  This means that heavy elements (metals) would have had to be products of a prior generation of hydrogen stars.  The authors also believed that their candidate galaxies were representative of a large abundance of similar low-luminosity galaxies that were present in that epoch.1Stark, Ellis et al, “A Keck Survey for Gravitationally Lensed Lyman-Alpha Emitters in the Redshift Range 8.5 < z < 10.4: New Constraints on the Contribution of Low-Luminosity Sources to Cosmic Reionization,” The Astrophysical Journal, 663:10-28, 2007 July 1.These measurements are indirect and tentative.  Confirmation must await observations from the refurbished Hubble, the James Webb Space Telescope, and refinements of the gravitational lensing technique.  There is also a fuzzy line between observation and theory in cases such as these.  Even using their own assumptions, however, the situation is paralleled by that in biology: more maturity and complexity as far back as they can see.(Visited 12 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

NCAA postpones games anew due to bad weather

first_imgCelebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Track of Maring as of 8 p.m. of Monday, Sept. 11, 2017The NCAA has decided to postpone Tuesday’s games at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan due to the inclement weather.Fr. Glynn Ortega, OAR of host San Sebastian announced the cancellation of games Monday.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul LATEST STORIEScenter_img Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Arellano (4-6) was set to face off against cellar-dwelling Mapua (1-10), while Perpetual (4-6) was supposed to clash with San Sebastian (5-5).The games will be re-scheduled on a later playdate.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSignal No. 1 has been raised over Metro Manila as Tropical Depression “Maring” sustained its strength Monday night. MOST READ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Journeyman Watson finally gets chance to play in PBA Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Mary Kom continues to shine at World Championships, in semis

first_imgM C Mary Kom (48kg) remained firmly on course for a historic fifth successive gold by advancing to the semifinals along with Kavita (+81kg) to assure India of two medals in the sixth Women’s World Championships in Bridgetown (Barbados).Mary Kom beat Lynsey Holdaway from Wales 9-2 in the quarter-final to set up a clash with Alice Appari of the Philippines, whom she had beaten in their only face off six years ago.The mother-of-two from Manipur took a narrow 2-1 lead in the opening round and built on it in the next two rounds to be 6-2 ahead by the third round. In the final round, Mary Kom launched an all-out attack to seal the issue in her favour.”It was not all that tough for me. I had never faced her before but didn’t have to slog too much. So far so good,” the 27-year-old told PTI after the bout.”Despite the increased competition, I think I can still dominate my category. I am not bragging but it hasn’t been very tough for me despite the fact that I have already played three rounds. My body is also feeling great,” she said.Talking about her next-round opponent, Mary Kom, who was conferred the Khel Ratna award last year, said, “I know this girl. I beat her in 2004 and hopefully even this time I would win. I will try my best. I have my fingers crossed for a fifth consecutive gold.”Dubbed ‘Magnificent Mary’ by the International Boxing Association, the Indian has the unique feat of having won a medal in each of the previous World Championships. She was silver-medallist in the inaugural edition and has not settled for anything less then a gold after that.advertisementAmong other Indians, Kavita too advanced to the semifinals by beating Adriana Hosu of Romania 9-6. She will face Kateryna Kuzhel of the Ukraine in the last-four stage tomorrow.But there was disappointment as well, with Laxmi Padiya (81kg) losing 4-18 to Kazakh Marina Volnova last night.The current edition of the World Championship features 72 countries. The increased competition has hit 2006 overall champions India rather hard with just two medals assured this time.last_img read more