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Whales as ecosystem engineers: Recovery from overhunting helping to buffer marine ecosystems from destabilizing stresses

Whales as ecosystem engineers: Recovery from overhunting helping to buffer marine ecosystems from destabilizing stresses

A review of research on whales shows that they have more a powerful influence on the function of oceans, global carbon storage, and the health of commercial fisheries than has been commonly assumed. The continued recovery of great whales from centuries of overhunting may help to buffer marine ecosystems from destabilizing stresses, including climate change, […]

Компания IBM будет помогать Китаю в борьбе с загрязнением воздуха

Компания IBM будет помогать Китаю в борьбе с загрязнением воздуха

Согласно заявлению транснациональной корпорации IBM, на днях ею было подписано соглашение с Китайской Народной Республикой о поддержке в сокращении загрязнения воздуха в стране, начиная с опасного смога, который в реальное время вновь накрыл Пекин. Крупнейший мировой производитель аппаратного и программного снабжения объявил о запуске 10-летней программы под названием «Зеленый горизонт» («Green Horizon»), которая будет «поддерживать […]

Carrots as effective as sticks for slowing Amazon deforestation

Carrots as effective as sticks for slowing Amazon deforestation

Positive incentives for farmers, counties, and states can do as much to preserve forests as public policies that call for penalties. This is the conclusion of an international team of scientists that reviewed published research. Suggestions include simplified regulatory requirements or discounts on environmental licensing procedures, better terms on pre-harvest packages from commodity suppliers, and […]

Avrigul vrea sa devina un oras “verde”

Avrigul vrea sa devina un oras “verde”

Avrigul vrea sa devina un oras “verde”. Autoritatile locale au inceput demersurile pentru un viitor verde inca de acum cativa ani iar primele rezultate se vad deja insa se doreste infiintarea unei regiuni SMART. Acest plan dar si rezultatele proiectului RENERGY care se va incheia in toamna au foste prezentate in cadrul unui simpozion ce […]

A case study of manta rays and lagoons

A case study of manta rays and lagoons

Doug McCauley chose one of the most isolated places in the world, Palmyra Atoll, to study the ecology of the Manta alfredi. About halfway between Hawaii and American Samoa, this complex of small islands and inlets in the central Pacific is surrounded by more than 15,000 acres of coral reefs and encircles three lagoons. Unique […]

Пригодные к переработке стаканчики для кофе помогут сократить мусорные свалки

Пригодные к переработке стаканчики для кофе помогут сократить мусорные свалки

Услуга доставки кофе в офис не только очень удобна для работников, но и наносит огромный вред окружающей среде, так как мусорное ведро в офисе исполняется пустыми бумажными стаканчиками, которые потом попадают на свалку. Но недавно британский изобретатель Мартин Майерско представил новые бумажные стаканчики для кофе, которые изготавливаются по несколько другой технологии, что позволяет повторно перерабатывать […]

Progress of comprehensive everglades restoration plan evaluated

Progress of comprehensive everglades restoration plan evaluated

Although planning for Everglades restoration projects has advanced considerably over the past two years, financial, procedural, and policy constraints have impeded project implementation, says a new congressionally mandated report.   This map shows locations of CERP and CERP-related restoration and pilot projects. Credit: National Academy of Sciences     Although planning for Everglades restoration projects […]

Afacere bio de succes: Ferma de capre

Afacere bio de succes: Ferma de capre

Produsele bio sunt la mare cautare, iar lactatele din lapte de capra prezinta o cerere mare pe piata actuala. Fermele au fost si vor fi in continuare afaceri profitabile. Insa o idee foarte buna de afacere este ferma de capre. Caprele sunt considerate cele mai curate animale, iar produsele derivate din laptele acestora sunt la […]

Climate change and the ecology of fear

Climate change and the ecology of fear

Climate change is predicted to have major impacts on the many species that call our rocky shorelines home. Indeed, species living in these intertidal habitats, which spend half their day exposed to air and the other half submerged by water, may be subjected to a double whammy as both air and water temperatures rise. Given […]

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