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Title Catalyst: The Rise Of Slime/Coal Seam Gas
Published Australia : ABC, 2009
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Summary The Rise of SlimeAn army of sumo-size jelly fish is invading the Sea of Japan. Like a scene from a sci-fi movie, giant Nomura jellyfish weighing over 200 kilograms and reaching up to 2 meters in length are devastating marine life as they advance every year in ever increasing numbers from the East China Sea. These ancient gelatinous creatures are crippling the local fishing industry and threatening the livelihood of local fishermen. In a desperate bid to control this 'rise of slime' the Japanese government has commissioned fishermen to gather and destroy all the jellyfish they can haul from the sea. Dr Maryanne Demasi visits the fishermen and the Japanese scientists working together to understand more about this extraordinary phenomenon. Coal Seam GasAmid growing concerns about our contribution to global warming, there has never been greater attention on the greenhouse emissions that come from using coal. For decades, scientists have worked to develop technologies that can unlock the energy from coal while reducing the risks of digging it up and burning it. Now entirely new industries are tapping into coal seams either too gassy or too deep to be mined by conventional methods. A new boom in fossil fuel is sweeping southern Queensland with two competing and radically different technologies that convert coal to cleaner burning gas - underground coal gasification (UCG), and coal seam gas (CSG). Mark Horstman heads to south-east Queensland to check out what's driving the new coal rush
Event Broadcast 2009-10-22 at 20:00:00
Notes Classification: NC
Subject Clean coal technologies.
Coal gasification, Underground -- Environmental aspects.
Coalbed methane -- Environmental aspects.
Dangerous marine animals.
Jellyfishes -- Control.
Jellyfishes -- Study and teaching.
Form Streaming video
Author Honda, Naoto, contributor
Miyomoto, Kiyoshi, contributor
Uye, Shin-Ichi, contributor