7 Environmental Problems That Are Worse Than We Thought With as much attention as the environment has been getting lately, you’d think that we’d be further along in our fight to preserve the world’s species, resources and the beautiful diversity of nature. Unfortunately, things aren’t nearly that rosy. In fact, many of the environmental problems that have received the most public attention are even worse than we thought – from destruction in the rain forest to melting glaciers in the Arctic. We’ve got a lot of work to do. 7. Mammal Extinction Image via National Wildlife Federation One in four mammals is threatened with extinction . If you think the extinction of an animal like the beautiful Iberian Lynx is no big deal, and wouldn’t have that much of an effect on the planet, think again. 6. Image via NASA In oceans around the world, there are eerie areas that are devoid of nearly all life. As if that weren’t bad enough, global warming will likely aggravate the problem. 5. Image via Pew Environment Group 4. Image via Encyclopedia Britannica 3. 2.
Soil Temperature, Seed Germination, and Why Patience is a Virtue If you are enthusiastic about growing things, you are probably already watching the weather report closely to see when you can start planting those seeds. Maybe you are even one of the lucky ones who live where the weather is already warm enough to start seriously digging in the dirt. While watching, waiting, and deciding when to plant, one of the most important factors, instead of just the weather report, is soil temperature. Soil temperature will affect the likelihood of your seeds germinating, as well as affect how quickly they will emerge. When considering when to plant, it is important to take in both the optimal soil temperature for seed germination and the days to maturity. To determine your soil temperature, take it at the depth of where you will plant your seed, and then take the temperature twice, once in the morning and once in the early evening.
Lists of environmental topics The natural environment, commonly referred to simply as the environment, is all living and non-living things that occur naturally on Earth or some part of it (e.g. the natural environment in a country). This includes complete ecological units that function as natural systems without massive human intervention, including all vegetation, animals, microorganisms, rocks, atmosphere and natural phenomena that occur within their boundaries. And it includes universal natural resources and physical phenomena that lack clear-cut boundaries, such as air, water, and climate, as well as energy, radiation, electric charge, and magnetism, not originating from human activity. General lists Lists of countries Lists of disasters Lists of emissions into the air Lists of people Lists of power stations (Many more lists are in Category:Lists of power stations.) Lists of publications Lists of species Lists of terminology Air pollution dispersion terminology
Africare: Improving Lives, Building Futures Lecteurs responsables… le retour Bon d’accord, on ne vous a pas donné beaucoup de nouvelles ces derniers temps. Mais il y a quelques jours, nous avons rencontré une vingtaine d’entre vous, à Paris et à Nantes. Et comme un seul homme, vous nous avez lancé ce cri du cœur : « Vous, les gens de Terra eco, qu’avez-vous fait de l’opération “ lecteurs responsables ” ? Viviane et les Chinois Pour le reste, comment passer – vraiment – à l’étape suivante ? Alors, Messieurs, Dames, allez-y : lâchez-vous, faites péter le clavier. 2/ Une semaine avec téléphone portable… coupé (si vous y parvenez, on tentera une semaine sans Internet) 3/ Une semaine sans voiture (facile) 4/ Et une semaine démondialisée : rien que du local, dans l’assiette comme dans le Caddie (bon courage). Devenez cobaye pour les lecteurs de « Terra eco » : 1/ Connectez-vous à votre espace privé (ou créez-le, si ce n’est déjà fait) 2/ Créez votre blog en deux clics ici 3/ Suivez l’exemple de Viviane là Le projet « Lecteurs responsables » expliqué à mon gendre
World Energy Report (Infographic) Clean Power Published on September 30th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan "World Energy Report" (CLICK TO ENLARGE) OK, so this isn’t an official World Energy report just released by some international energy organization or research institute, but it is a fun infographic created by some friends of ours over at MyEnergy.com that helps to visualize and convey some key energy facts. One of the most striking points (visualized with the Big Macs) is how much more energy per person the U.S. and other developed nations use compared to India, China, or the world as a whole. “Clearly, Western Nations have been the key driver of climate change so far. How Do We Respond? Two key ways to respond to this would be increasing our energy efficiency (and there’s a ton of potential for that) and, of course, powering more of our country (or world) with clean energy, like wind and solar. The next part of the infographic shows that the U.S. is doing quite well (comparatively speaking) at installing wind power. Hear!
Autonomie alimentaire? 250m2, 25mn/jour pour nourrir une famille de 4personnes La recommandation habituelle est de réserver une surface de 200 à 250 mètres carrés pour nourrir une famille de 4 à 5 personnes (donc environ 50 mètres carrés par personne) Quelle surface est nécessaire ? **Calculez la surface nécessaire pour vos besoins ici **Autonomie Alimentaire : Il est possible de parvenir à réaliser entre 30 et 50 % de l'alimentation de base sur une période de 8 mois. **Choix et besoins alimentaires : comment définir les objectifs de votre potager et de votre verger. 2. *...
Press Releases December 1999 - KENYA ADOPTS FRAMEWORK ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND COORDINATION ACT, 1999 Nairobi, 22 December 1999 - Klaus Toepfer, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), today commended the Parliament and Government of Kenya on the approval of an Act which provides for the establishment of an appropriate legal and institutional framework for the management of the environment. The adoption of the new law is a milestone in the cooperation and collaboration between UNEP and the host country. The Act covers virtually all diverse environmental issues which require a holistic and coordinated approach towards its protection and preservation for the present generation without compromising the interests of the future generation to enjoy the same. Consequently, the Act provides for the legal regime to regulate, manage, protect and conserve biological diversity resources and access to genetic resources, wetlands, forests, marine and freshwater resources and the ozone layer to name a few.
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