Environmental issues

20th September 2022

Darwin at the University of Glasgow Future of Transport workshop

Darwin at the University of Glasgow Future of Transport workshop

On 9 September, the University of Glasgow held a workshop about the future of transport. The workshop took place at Inverness Campus, but people were also welcome to take part online.

The discussion focused on the current issues with transport and how these could be improved. In this post, we’ve recapped some of the problems and potential solutions that the workshop touched on.

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26th July 2022

What is space debris?

What is space debris?

Space is vast and largely empty, but the space around our planet is becoming increasingly cluttered. In today’s post, we’re talking about what space debris is, why it’s a problem and how it can be kept under control.

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10th May 2022

How to make your car battery last longer

How to make your car battery last longer

If you want to minimise your carbon footprint, an electric car will usually be a better choice than one that uses fossil fuels. You can further reduce your impact on the environment – and the cost of running your vehicle – by taking care of your car battery. In this post, we’re talking about how to prolong EV battery life.

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26th April 2022

What happens to old satellites?

What happens to old satellites?

There are thousands of artificial satellites orbiting Earth, carrying out tasks from navigation to enabling communications to wildfire monitoring. What happens when a satellite reaches the end of its life, though?

There are two main ways old satellites are disposed of: they’re brought back to Earth, or they’re sent further away. We’re going to take a look at those disposal methods here.

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14th December 2021

COP26: long-distance driving in an electric car

COP26: long-distance driving in an electric car

How far can you go in an electric car? Although electricity is cleaner than petrol power, some drivers are still skittish about buying an electric vehicle because they’re concerned about how the battery will handle long distances.

At Darwin, we decided to demonstrate that EVs are a viable choice for a long journey. To get to COP26, our co-founder Daniela Petrovic and our chief drone pilot David Owens drove from Oxfordshire to Glasgow in an electric car.

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