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Fish species unique to Hawaii dominate deep coral reefs in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

Fish species unique to Hawaii dominate deep coral reefs in Northwestern Hawaiian Islands

  Meet the Bandit Angelfish, endemic to deep reefs located within the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. In waters 100 to 300 feet deep, nearly 50 percent of the fish NOAA scientists observed over a two-year period were unique to this region, a level higher than any other marine ecosystem region in the world. Credit: Image courtesy […]

Президент Индонезии взял на себя инициативу по борьбе с пожарами в стране

Президент Индонезии взял на себя инициативу по борьбе с пожарами в стране

Президент Индонезии Сусило Бамбанг Юдхойоно прибыл на днях на остров Суматра для того, чтобы взять на себя инициативу в операции по борьбе с массивными лесными пожарами. В течение последних двух недель на Суматре было объявлен чрезвычайное состояние, в связи с пожарами, которые покрывают обширные участки леса. До сих пор все попытки укрощения огня, в том […]

Reindeer grazing may counteract effects of climate warming on tundra carbon sink

Reindeer grazing may counteract effects of climate warming on tundra carbon sink

Local reindeer grazing history is an important determinant in the response of an ecosystem’s carbon sink to climate warming, say researchers at the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland. Their study was published in the journal Nature Climate Change on 16 March 2014. The research project has been funded by the Academy of Finland. […]

Paris: Transporturile in comun, gratuite timp de trei zile din cauza poluarii

Paris: Transporturile in comun, gratuite timp de trei zile din cauza poluarii

Transporturile in comun vor fi gratuite de vineri pana duminica in regiunea pariziana, unde nivelul de poluare a depasit pragul de alerta, a anuntat, joi, autoritatea regionala a transporturilor, citata de AFP. “Luand in considerare riscurile importante pentru sanatate ale locuitorilor din regiunea Ile-de-France, am decis, impreuna cu Guvernul, sa asiguram gratuitate in transporturile publice din […]

Land cover change over five years across North America revealed

Land cover change over five years across North America revealed

  A new set of maps featured in the CEC’s North American Environmental Atlas depicts land cover changes in North America’s forests, prairies, deserts and cities, using satellite images from 2005 and 2010. These changes can be attributed to forest fires, insect infestation, urban sprawl and other natural or human-caused events. Produced by the North […]

Turnul Eiffel, unul dintre cele mai iconice simboluri turistice din lume, se pregateste sa devina “verde”

Turnul Eiffel, unul dintre cele mai iconice simboluri turistice din lume, se pregateste sa devina “verde”

Turnul Eiffel, unul dintre cele mai iconice simboluri turistice din lume, se pregateste sa devina “verde”. Multumita firmei de arhitectura Moatti-Riviere, primul etaj al turnului din capitala Frantei va fi dotat cu panouri solare, turbine eoliene, iluminat LED si un sistem de captare a apei de ploaie. Simbolul Frantei si nu numai, Turnul Eiffel a […]

В Париже общественный транспорт стал бесплатным – на три дня

В Париже общественный транспорт стал бесплатным – на три дня

Вчера власти Парижа объявили о том, что в течение трех дней – с утра пятницы до вечера воскресенья – социальный транспорт в городе будет полностью бесплатным. Это должно побудить жителей пользоваться автобусами и трамваями вместо приватных автомобилей, что, по мнению чиновников, надлежит способствовать уменьшению сильного загрязнения воздуха, вызванного необычайно теплой погодой. В течение последних нескольких […]

Tropical grassy ecosystems under threat, scientists warn

Tropical grassy ecosystems under threat, scientists warn

Scientists have found that tropical grassy areas, which play a critical role in the world’s ecology, are under threat as a result of ineffective management. This land is often misclassified, which leads to degradation of the land and has a detrimental effect on the plants and animals that are indigenous to these areas.   Tropical […]

Poluare crancena la Paris. Circulatia masinilor a fost restrictionata dupa criteriul cu sot – fara sot

Poluare crancena la Paris. Circulatia masinilor a fost restrictionata dupa criteriul cu sot – fara sot

  Guvernul francez ia masuri disperate, dupa ce nivelul poluarii la Paris si imprejurimi s-a apropiat de cel de la Beijing (unul dintre cele mai poluate orase din lume). De luni, francezii vor avea voie sa circule cu masinile lor in Paris numai din doua in doua zile, dupa criteriul ultimului digit al placutelor de […]

Dingo poisoning should be stopped to protect native Australian mammals

Dingo poisoning should be stopped to protect native Australian mammals

  This is a dingo in the Australian bush. A new study shows the poisoning of dingoes has a deleterious effect on small native mammals such as marsupial mice, bandicoots and native rodents. Credit: Charlotte Mills Poisoning of dingoes — the top predators in the Australian bush — has a deleterious effect on small native […]

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