Browsing articles from "January, 2012"
Jan 25, 2012
Penny

Researchers have discovered a particle that can counteract the effect of global warming

A team of researchers from three institutes prestigious in the U.S. and UK have discovered a particle that could be used to “cleanse” the atmosphere and cool the planet, counteracting the effects of global warming.

The particles have been codenamed “Criegee bi-radicals” and their existence was postulated in the ’50s by Rudolf Criegee. These particles have been detected only recently, with a unique device, designed in the National Research Laboratory Sandia in the US.

Researchers found that these invisible particles oxidize pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide that are produced by combustion, thus cleaning astmosfera.

Scientists have observed that the Criegee bi-radicals react more quickly than previously thought, accelerating the formation of sulphate and nitrate in the atmosphere. These compounds stimulate the formation of aerosols and subsequent cloud formation that have the potential to cool the planet.

In the last hundred years, the average temperature recorded at the Earth’s surface increased by approximately 0.8┬░ C, 66% of this increase taking place in the last three decades. Dr. Carl Percival at the University of Manchester, one of the authors of the study, says that the Criegee bi-radicals could be used to fight pollution and global warming.

Jan 23, 2012
Penny

Corals will be saved thanks to energy-based systems

Fishing with cyanide and dynamite, and increasing water temperatures have decimated coral in Bali. Fortunately, a diver, inspired by the work of a German scientist of organic architecture, created a project which is now used worldwide to save the corals.

Based on technology “Biorock” which allows corals to recover, the project is now implemented in 20 countries in Southeast Asia, Caribbean, Indian Ocean and Pacific.

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Jan 23, 2012
Julia

Cardboard furniture: cheap and green

Cardboard furniture is first made of cardboard …. So let’s start there.

What is cardboard?

The carton is made of cellulose from wood and often recycled materials. The wood can come from sustainably managed forests. The kraft is purchased in rolls transported by sea, rail or road.

The material is corrugated Kraft in our partner factories certified ISO 14001, with water-based glue. Ink and wash water passing through the treatment plant site and are reused in a closed circuit. The waterproof membrane such tables is obtained by applying a varnish food starch-based non-toxic.

Many cardboard furniture are made in France. They are 100% recyclable and reusable because their installation is done by folding and interlocking, no glue or other assembly materials such staples, screws, nails etc..

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Jan 23, 2012
Julia

LED 4G launches new range of LED ribbons

The French specialist in LED lamp starts at the beginning of the year, a new range of flexible LED ribbons. For those who have yet to meet such’├ęclairage, LED tape is a very flexible band (self-adhesive or simply fixable) covered with LEDs.

The tapes led to the brand LED 4G are intended mainly for the interior and exterior lighting of dwellings or businesses. This new range offers a choice to install an innovative lighting design and offering a warm atmosphere. These tapes allow LEDs to balance design and low power because their power is limited to 2.4 watts per meter.

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Jan 22, 2012
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Global Warming Killing Greenland Seals

An increasing number of Greenland seals, which live on the east coast of Canada, die from lack of ice, according to scientists.

The study conducted by researchers at Duke University revealed that the surface ice of the North Atlantic, which normally pair of Greenland seals, has declined by about 6% every 10 years from 1979.

According to scientists, generations of seal pups die from lack of habitat.

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Jan 21, 2012
Penny

2011: The Year With Most Costly Natural Disasters

Experts say that natural disasters in 2011 were the most expensive in history, the expenditure amounting to over a quarter trillion dollars worldwide.

Over half of this tremendous loss was recorded after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, in March last year.

Although the number of natural disasters was within the average and the number of deaths was below average for damage to property caused by such disasters amounted to 380 billion dollars, compared with 75 billion dollars, annual average seen so far.

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Jan 9, 2012
Penny

Japanese Tsunami Trash Reaches the US

In March 2011, an earthquake off Japan would cause a tsunami ready to sweep over the islands. 15 000 deaths reported, caused a nuclear disaster, and millions of tons of debris carried by the ocean who is retiring after having submerged lands.

In a previous article, we relayed the fear of U.S. authorities to see washing up on beaches on the Pacific coast of the remains of some 20 million tons of trash carried by Japanese tsunami waves. To get an idea of the magnitude of the thing, we refer to the photo at the top of the article.

The United States believed that the waste would reach their shores in 2013, but this week is a buoy that was found in Washington state after traveling over 7000 kilometers at sea Coastal States may now prepare for a more massive arrival of such “surprises”.

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Jan 8, 2012
Penny

Save the baby seals: global warming affecting them

Global warming, a catastrophe during which man is both the first charge and the first witness. And the first victim? Not really, no. This week, U.S. researchers tell us that global warming has, indeed, other victims. We’re talking about those cute faces with white fur, baby seals.

It all started with satellite observations since 1979: The ice covering the North Atlantic, their natural habitat, have seen their surface decrease of 6% per decade since. The decrease of the ice was paralleled by a weather phenomenon known as oscillation North Atlantic with winds and storms affect the evolution of the ice surface.

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Jan 7, 2012
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Sea Shepherd: drones and a shipwreck

Specializing in hunting Japanese whalers boats of the southern seas, the NGO has recently established a quasi-military equipment, as drones joined the fleet.

Drones, they are small unmanned aircraft, with a range of several hundred hours, with a range of 300 km, and equipped with everything needed to espionage and Taken: GPS, cameras, and cameras.

Offered by two U.S. companies for recycling and maritime safety, drones allow boat crews to detect anti-whalers to hundreds of kilometers away, and discretion, the factory ships that make their way to Antarctica for the whale fishing.

Fishing, it is said often enough, been banned for years, but the Japanese continue to practice, claiming a scientific purpose in this large-scale slaughter.

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Jan 6, 2012
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Robin Wright Is Against Congo’s Conflicting Metal War

The tragedy of Africa is that it appears to be sitting on a mountain of gold and it almost seems impossible to grow. Congo is a prime example, it’s been the scene of the deadliest conflict since World War II with 5.5 million deaths between 1996 and 2003.

The country’s basement is filled with reserves of tantalum, gold, tin, and tungsten (material used in the manufacture of mobile phones, computers and other broadcasters) coveted by the government (which seems quite legitimate) but also by armed military groups.

Hence there is opposition, the whole is a rule in a bath of blood and violence.

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