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Plastic-Eating Fungi Found in the Amazon May Solve World’s Waste Problem

Plastic-Eating Fungi Found in the Amazon May Solve World’s Waste Problem

E-Cat, l'énergie libre infinie et propre qu'on vous cache Le procédé que je vais vous faire découvrir s’appelle E-Cat. Il s’apparente aux transmutations à basse température. Il faut obtenir au départ une température de 150 à 500°C : mais, croyez-le ou non, c’est encore une très basse température, surtout s’il s’agit de phénomène nucléaire. (A Cadarache, dans un projet insensé, on tente de faire une fusion avec 100 millions de degrés au départ : coûteuse utopie, qui ne fonctionnera jamais). Ici, par contre, nous sommes dans la vraie vie : Il s’agit de mettre en présence 50 grammes de poudre de nickel chauffée à 300°C (par l’électricité du secteur pour démarrer la réaction, mais l’appareil tournera ensuite en auto-suffisance) et de l’hydrogène, sous une pression de 2 à 20 bars, qui provient d’un réservoir incorporé au E-cat, en présence d’un catalyseur secret. Cette réaction produit une énorme quantité de chaleur, avec un COP de 40 ou plus (coefficient de performance, rapport entre l’énergie récupérée et l’énergie injectée ).

-New HOme Project « Leifur Thor’s WorldPress Station Imagine a home that provides a level of comfort and ease of living beyond what’s known. Now imagine this home uses less energy while providing that superior standard of living. In this century, wouldn’t we rather have a home that harvests energy quietly instead of using it? When disaster strikes and emergency shelters are needed, weight, cost, and ability to stand up in the elements are the three considerations when relief organizations look to find shelter solutions for people in need. The New Home Project will address both these critical aspects and challenge the idea of shelter by offering a radical departure from traditional shelter construction. Strangely enough we currently build houses, in the west at least, patterned after our own heritage, mammals. The original home within a dome concept for shelter was first proposed over 50 years ago by R. The two parts of the New Home Project are- It will be the world’s lightest clear span solution with limitless sizes and shapes. Like this:

Inter Press Service News Agency April 1st, 2014 The Board of IPS meeting on 1st April 2014 unanimously elected Ramesh Jaura as the new Director General of IPS Inter Press Service. Mr. Jaura is a professional journalist and an experienced moderator and facilitator specialising in inter-cultural communication, globalization, international development cooperation, nuclear disarmament, culture of peace, and civil society. He is a German national of Indian origin with a long and distinguished career both inside and outside of IPS. Read more » More about: Global March 25th, 2014 left: Ambassador Walther Lichem, Vice-chair of the IPS-Inter Press Service International Association; right: Ambassador Nassir Abdul Aziz Al-Nasser, UN High Representative for the Alliance of Civilizations Read more » More about: United Nations March 18th, 2014 IPS Africa, with the support of the Heinrich Boll Foundation Southern Africa, has published a handbook for journalists titled Climate Governance in Africa. More about: Africa, Global Read more »

With 1bn hungry and 1bn obese, what is the future of the world's resources? The price of food is rising alongside consumer demand, but at what cost to our future? With starving millions sharing the planet with a similar number who are overweight, is there a danger that our food resources will dry up? Every bite we take has consequences. Every mouthful we digest has an impact. Not just on our bodies, but on the planet. Amid fears of shortages, the food we eat can no longer be taken for granted. The UN says almost 1billion people are undernourished as poorer countries cannot cope with the cost of commodities such as wheat, maize, sugar and meat. It predicts the world’s population will jump from 7billion to 9billion by 2050. ‘There’s overproduction and oversupply of food,’ insists Tim Lang, professor of food policy at City University London. ‘There is more than enough food to feed the world right now.’ He believes the problem is one of distribution: ‘We in the West are getting too much food and the developing world is not getting enough.’

Lyme Bay project to pioneer new partnership With the Government currently debating the designation of up to 127 similar zones, this project could represent a new milestone in efforts to manage the UK’s inshore waters, representing the first example of self-regulation by local fishermen and promising to create a model with potential to be applied across other threatened coastal areas. The Lyme Bay Working Group, a collaborative body that includes local fishermen, scientists, regulators and the Blue Marine Foundation – the charity formed in response to the award-winning 2009 documentary, The End of The Line – has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) designed to ensure that Lyme Bay’s local fishing communities benefit from a more sustainable approach to marine conservation, which recognises the need to balance commercial necessity with the pressing need to protect these fragile environments. Potters have taken 600 tonnes of whelks – valuable on Far East markets – from the closed area in a single year. Bookmark this

Des plantes pour nettoyer les sols pollués - Environnement Ce n'est pas de la science-fiction. Dans un petit village du Gard, on utilise actuellement deux végétaux différents pour dépolluer des sols contaminés depuis des décennies aux métaux lourds. La technique était testée depuis deux ans sur 250 m2, mais l'expérimentation vient de passer à un stade supérieur puisque ce sont maintenant quelque 2 ha qui sont en cours de plantation dans le petit village de Saint-Laurent-le-Minier, sur la zone la plus souillée de la commune, au hameau dit de la Papeterie. Cette « chimie verte » vise à récupérer, dans les terres lourdement polluées, les traces de zinc et de plomb laissées par un siècle d'exploitation minière. Noccaea caerulescens à fleurs bleues et Anthyllis vulneraria à fleurs jaunes se sont adaptées avec le temps aux terres contenant des métaux lourds et arborent des fleurs qui ne poussent que dans cet environnement défavorable. Jusqu'en 1991, l'extraction de plomb et de zinc faisait la richesse de cette vallée encaissée des Cévennes.

Only Organics Can Feed the Hungry World: Here's Why Students working on UGA's organic demonstration farm in summer 2012. (Photo: UGA College of Ag)A new approach to agriculture that combines the best in industrial production with organic and sustainable practices is the key to meeting the changing needs of a changing world, where resources are rapidly depleted by a growing population. "Are Organic Foods Safer or Healthier Than Conventional Alternatives?" is the title of a controversial report released last week by Stanford University's Center For Health Policy. The study concludes that there is "little evidence of health benefit" from eating organic food." The press weighed in with a bewildering range of instant reactions. The LA Times, on the other hand, pointed out in an editorial that the study largely ignored the ill effects of pesticide residues on conventionally-grown produce, and the hormones and antibiotic-resistant bacteria that taint factory-farmed meat and poultry. No surprise there. Modern agriculture is here to stay.

Q&A: Mother Earth Should Not Be "Owned, Privatised and Exploited" UNITED NATIONS, May 9, 2012 (IPS) - For centuries, indigenous peoples and their rights, resources and lands have been exploited. Yet long overdue acknowledgment of past exploitation and dedicated efforts by indigenous peoples have done little to end or prevent violations of the present, stated indigenous leaders in the Manaus Declaration of 2011. The declaration , part of preparations for the upcoming U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development, frequently referred to as Rio+20, in June, recounted the "active participation" of indigenous groups in the first Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 and similar efforts in 2002 that led to the adoption of the term "indigenous peoples" for the United Nations (U.N.) Despite this work, "the continuing gross violations of our governments and corporations" remain major obstacles to sustainable development, the declaration continued. As Rio+20 approaches, IPS interviewed Tom B.K. U.N. Particularly, the U.N.

Laser 'unprinter' wipes photocopied ink from paper 15 March 2012Last updated at 11:46 ET A close-up image of a sheet of "unphotocopied" paper reveals most of the toner has been removed A process to "unphotocopy" toner ink from paper has been developed by engineers at the University of Cambridge. The process involves using short laser pulses to erase words and images by heating the printed material to the point that they vaporise. The researchers say it works with commonly used papers and toner inks and is more eco-friendly than recycling. However, they add that more research is needed to bring a product to market. "When you fire the laser, it hits the thin toner layer and heats it up until the point that you vaporise it," the team's lead author, David Leal-Ayala told the BBC. "Toner is mostly composed of carbon and a plastic polymer. In their study, published in the Proceedings of The Royal Society A journal and reported by New Scientist, the engineers acknowledge that they are not the first to have thought of the idea. Green pulses

Wind farm scrapped over fears for birds | Environment A £1.5bn wind farm that could have powered almost 400,000 homes has been rejected by the government because it might kill 90 small birds a year. Over £10m, and three and a half years of planning, have been wasted on the 540 megawatt Docking Shoal offshore wind farm near the Lincolnshire and north Norfolk coast which was turned down by the Department of Energy and Climate Change on Friday. "It appears to come down to 94 sandwich terns," said a spokesman for Centrica, the parent group of British Gas which proposed the scheme. The rejection of Docking Shoal came as a second Centrica wind farm in the same area was given the go-ahead – the 580MW Race Bank project. A third 560MW project in the region, known as Dudgeon and operated by Warwick Energy, has also been given the green light by energy minister Charles Hendry. The RSPB admitted it had opposed the Docking Shoal wind farm but said it supported the other schemes in the area.

La pierre d’argile : un nettoyant écologique et polyvalent La pierre d’argile, appelée aussi pierre blanche ou pierre d’argent, est un nettoyant biodégradable dépourvu de substances toxiques et agressives pour la peau qui peut se substituer à nombre de produits d’entretien. Seulement composée d’argile blanche micronisée, de savon, de glycérine, de graisses végétales et d’huile parfumée (généralement de citron ou d’aiguilles de pin), elle est en effet multi-usages… Laissez un commentaire : Votre commentaire (min. 40 caractères) Les vertus de la pierre d’argile L’argile blanche est d’abord naturellement antiseptique. Quelles surfaces nettoyer avec la pierre d’argile ? Avec la pierre d’argile, on peut tout nettoyer, ou presque, sans risquer d’abîmer les surfaces : aluminium, inox, chrome, verre, émail, or, argent, bronze, cuivre, laiton, étain, plastique, PVC, marbre, plaques de cuisson vitrocéramiques, carrelage, lino, et même éléments peints ou cuir. Comment utiliser la pierre d’argile ? Où trouver la pierre d’argile ?

UN warns of looming worldwide food crisis in 2013 | Global development | The Observer World grain reserves are so dangerously low that severe weather in the United States or other food-exporting countries could trigger a major hunger crisis next year, the United Nations has warned. Failing harvests in the US, Ukraine and other countries this year have eroded reserves to their lowest level since 1974. The US, which has experienced record heatwaves and droughts in 2012, now holds in reserve a historically low 6.5% of the maize that it expects to consume in the next year, says the UN. "We've not been producing as much as we are consuming. That is why stocks are being run down. Prices of main food crops such as wheat and maize are now close to those that sparked riots in 25 countries in 2008. The figures come as one of the world's leading environmentalists issued a warning that the global food supply system could collapse at any point, leaving hundreds of millions more people hungry, sparking widespread riots and bringing down governments. "We are beginning a new chapter.

The Universe Magnified This is one of the most beautiful infographics we've ever seen: a high resolution view of different levels of the universe. Our favorite parts are the jaw-dropping nebulae and then the point where you see the size of Pluto compared to Texas. Puts things into perspective. Try it out in full-screen mode: Copyright 2012. Magnifying the Universe by Number Sleuth. Embed this infographic on your site! <iframe width="600" height="388" scrolling="no" src=" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br />Copyright 2012. To get started with the infographic, click on one of the nine entry point images. The slider at the bottom of the screen lets you move around from bigger to smaller and smaller to bigger. And in between you see every day objects like animals and buildings and planets and stars. Have fun with this!

BBC Nature - Can UK wildlife cope with drought? 27 February 2012Last updated at 10:41 By Anna-Louise Taylor BBC News Wildlife will suffer if the current drought conditions in the southern and eastern parts of England continue into spring, some experts fear. So which animals and plants will be hit hardest if there is no significant rainfall in the next two months? "It's this time of year when the weather starts warming up and frogs start breeding - but they haven't been breeding," says John Wilkinson, research and monitoring officer at the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC). "Toads have been seen out and about, but there are no reports yet of toads breeding either." Amphibians are just one of the groups of animals that nature observers fear may have problems reproducing this year, as groundwater levels are even lower now than in the infamously dry summer of 1976, according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra). Continue reading the main story How will the UK's habitats fare? Breeding trouble:

Could be hugely significant environmentally, but how real a prospect is there of plastic munching funghi being part of the waste remediation process? Perhaps just too weak a signal - but one to keep watching. by rwilson Mar 16