BBC, Ireland, Health And Science Reporter discussed on The Science Hour

The Science Hour


Hi this is the science our where a whole world of science becomes clearer as we examine all it is being tested developed and discovered bbc world service pocus are supported by advertising hello on money chesterton and welcome to the signs our from the bbc this is the podcast where we off you the highlights in science health and technology on today's show how activities like mining and deforestation a having a devastating impact on areas that should be protected more on the state of our national parks in a moment meanwhile drones being deployed over me and mas coastal areas to help reverse deforestation and sticking with a technological theme the rising trend in computers dedicated to virtually mining the digital currency bitcoin and there's concern over just how much energy they using right now we can establish this whole network of computers is consuming two point five gigawatts of electricity not that far from what ireland is consuming in terms of electrical energy and we can also see that it's growing fast my studio guest today is bbc health and science reporter katie silva joining us today from singapore hello katy hi manny nice to be with you and i've got a nice story well not not such a nice story for you coming up it's on the chemical cfc actually see the eleven and it's about this story about somebody or some some companies perhaps releasing it into the atmosphere despite an international ban so i'll tell you more in just a little while about the origins of this legal dissemination looking forward to hearing more on that thanks katie but first national parks are a global success story launch areas across the planet set aside to try and preserve the natural world almost a sixth of the planets land surface has been set aside for national parks and the areas protected in this way has doubled since the rio earth summit in nine hundred ninety two but the news is not all good.

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