Warka Water tower that pulls drinking water from thin air wins World Design Impact Prize. Warka Water—the brilliant design that harnesses drinking water from thin air—has come a long way since we first covered it in 2014.
The innovative project has since built its first pilot in a rural Ethiopian village and recently won the prestigious World Design Impact Prize at a World Design Capital gala in Taipei. Recognized for its potential for creating positive social and environmental impact, the Warka Water project beat out an impressive shortlist of social design projects including HappyTap and RE:BUILD.
Designed by Arturo Vittori and his Italian studio Architecture and Vision, Warka Water is a water-catchment system that produces potable water by harvesting rain, fog, and dew. The team took design cues from naturally found forms, like termite hives and cactus spines, and combined them with low-cost, locally found materials to create the sculptural and biomimetic tower. Related: Brilliant WarkaWater Towers Collect Drinking Water from Thin Air in Ethiopia. Rachel Sussman: The world's oldest living things. Frans Lanting: Photos that give voice to the animal kingdom. Evaluation + Tools + Best Practices. Fabian Oefner: Psychedelic science. Brian Skerry: The ocean's glory. Des « prix Pinocchio » pour dénoncer le rôle néfaste des multinationales face à la crise climatique. Cette année, COP21 oblige, les prix Pinocchio - le grand prix de l’irresponsabilité et de l’hypocrisie des multinationales, organisé depuis plusieurs années par les Amis de la terre - seront entièrement consacrés à l’enjeu climatique.
Les entreprises nominées incluent plusieurs géants de l’énergie - EDF, Engie, Total, Shell et Chevron - mais aussi des représentants des secteurs agricole (Avril-Sofiprotéol, Yara), minier (Anglo American) et financier (BNP Paribas). Comme les années précédentes, Basta ! Et l’Observatoire des multinationales sont partenaires médias des prix Pinocchio. Dans un mois environ, Paris accueillera la COP21 - autrement dit la 21e Conférence internationale sur le climat, une échéance cruciale pour empêcher, pendant qu’il est encore temps, les conséquences les plus catastrophique du changement climatique. Les trois entreprises nominées dans la catégorie « Lobbying » sont Avril-Sofiprotéol, Chevron et Total. Les entreprises sponsors de la COP21 en ligne de mire. Renewable Energy World - Renewable Energy News, Jobs, Events, Companies, and more.
Energie, liberalisation du marche de l'energie, changer de fournisseur d'energie electrique, gaz. Mark Carney: most fossil fuel reserves can't be burned. The governor of the Bank of England has reiterated his warning that fossil fuel companies cannot burn all of their reserves if the world is to avoid catastrophic climate change, and called for investors to consider the long-term impacts of their decisions.
According to reports, Carney told a World Bank seminar on integrated reporting on Friday that the “vast majority of reserves are unburnable” if global temperature rises are to be limited to below 2C. Carney is the latest high profile figure to lend his weight to the “carbon bubble” theory, which warns that fossil fuel assets, such as coal, oil and gas, could be significantly devalued if a global deal to tackle climate change is reached. The movement has gained traction in recent weeks, with the World Bank leading an initiative with 73 national governments, 11 regional governments, and more than 1,000 businesses and investors to build support for a global price on carbon emissions during the United Nations climate summit in New York.
Climate change: why the Guardian is putting threat to Earth front and centre. Journalism tends to be a rear-view mirror.
We prefer to deal with what has happened, not what lies ahead. We favour what is exceptional and in full view over what is ordinary and hidden. Famously, as a tribe, we are more interested in the man who bites a dog than the other way round. But even when a dog does plant its teeth in a man, there is at least something new to report, even if it is not very remarkable or important.
There may be other extraordinary and significant things happening – but they may be occurring too slowly or invisibly for the impatient tick-tock of the newsroom or to snatch the attention of a harassed reader on the way to work. What is even more complex: there may be things that have yet to happen – stuff that cannot even be described as news on the grounds that news is stuff that has already happened. For these, and other, reasons changes to the Earth’s climate rarely make it to the top of the news list. One reason for this is personal. But how? Climate change news, comments and analysis. Actualité environnement, écologie et développement durable - Magazine GreenLife.