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Study of Brazilian Amazon shows 50,000 km of road was built in just three years

Study of Brazilian Amazon shows 50,000 km of road was built in just three years

Nearly 17,000 kilometres of road were built in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest every year between 2004 and 2007. Although road-building is a major contributor to deforestation and habitat loss, the way in which road networks develop is still poorly understood. A new study is among the first to measure the number of roads built in […]

Fracturarea hidraulica ar putea fi cauza unei serii de mici cutremure din SUA – studiu

Fracturarea hidraulica ar putea fi cauza unei serii de mici cutremure din SUA – studiu

  Serviciul de prospectare geologica al Statelor Unite (USGS) a studiat seria de mici cutremure care lovesc in mod repetat Oklahoma si a ajuns la concluzia ca acestea ar putea fi cauzate de eliminarea apelor uzate, de la extractia de petrol si gaze, fenomen cunoscut sub numele de fracturare hidraulica sau fracking. Mai mult de […]

Fish population recovery in marine reserve

Fish population recovery in marine reserve

Protection in the Medes Islands marine reserve started more than 25 years ago. Dusky grouper, zebra seabream and European seabass have practically reached their carrying capacity, whereas brown meagre is still approaching population stabilization and common dentex is still increasing. One exception to these trends is gilthead seabream, which decreased probably due to fishing just […]

Дизайнер предложил для Китая концепцию электростатической очистки от смога

Дизайнер предложил для Китая концепцию электростатической очистки от смога

Голландский дизайнер Даан Рузегаард на недавно прошедшей в Нидерландах Неделе дизайна заявил о предстоящем сотрудничестве с китайскими официальными лицами в сфере усовершенствования экологической обстановки в стране. Рузегаард, совместно со своей командой из Studio Roosgaarde, придумал инновационную систему для очистки от смога. Эта система состоит из медных катушек, воткнутых в землю, через которые прспускается электричество с […]