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The Ocean Cleanup - Boyan Slat

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Carbon tax will motivate change | Opinion | Comment and Analysis The commencement of a carbon tax on January 1 2015 serves as a clear call to action for all greenhouse gas emitters in South Africa. Greenhouse gas emissions need to be measured and effectively managed to avoid heightened exposure to this future tax. While detractors of the carbon tax see it as a way to generate new sources of government revenue from already overburdened consumers, the tax actually has a key intention to support a resource efficient economy in aid of South Africa’s longer-term competitiveness, while stimulating investment in new industrial sectors. This tax will provide the economic motivation to achieve this objective. The carbon tax is, however, a unique form of taxation, as any liability can be substantially reduced by companies mitigating their emissions. There is, however, some outstanding detail of the tax policy that needs to be clarified before both large and small emitters can effectively react.

Bip Bip et Coyote - Roadrunner a go go Un ado compte extraire 7 millions de tonnes de plastique des océans Objet flottant non identifié, le navire de Boyan Slat est flanqué de longs bras montés sur des bouées, faisant face à l'immensité. Ce système ne comporte aucun filet, ce qui permettrait de nettoyer les océans non pas en 79 000 ans (comme le prédisaient certains scientifiques) mais en seulement 5 ans ! Une différence qui a de quoi réjouir les militants écologistes les plus désabusés. Les déchets ne seront pas "attrapés" dans des filets, mais déviés par de gigantesques structures. C'est par la force des courants marins que le plastique sera dirigé vers la plateforme de nettoyage, elle-même auto-alimentée grâce au soleil et aux vagues. Durable et rentable Le génie du projet tient aussi au fait que les débris ainsi récupérés permettraient de générer plus d'argent qu'il n'en faut pour construire la plateforme. Une étude de faisabilité est en cours : le projet de Boyan Slat et de son équipe d'ingénieurs a déjà traversé un quart du processus.

Zero Emissions Research Initiatives On April 6, 1994 Gunter Pauli arrived in Tokyo at the invitation of Heitor Gurgulino de Souza, then Rector of the United Nations University who with the support of the Japanese Government decided to create a think tank which was to imagine a competitive business model in a world guided by the Kyoto Protocol. Twenty years later, the philosophy of zero emissions, where waste is converted to revenues, and unused yet widely available resources are cascading into a chain of value generation, can look back at nearly 200 implemented projects, the generation of €4 billion in investments and an impact as a concept that created to an estimated 3 million jobs. The most widely copied project is the farming of mushrooms on coffee (+1,000), the most advanced is the biorefinery with the inauguration of the first and second phase in Porto Torres, Italy in a few months. After all, whatever we pioneer, we need to inspire the next generation, pioneering beyond what we could ever imagine.

The World’s Most Dangerous Hiking Trail A good business card definitely won’t ensure your success, but it sure can help! It can make all the difference in the first impression that you have on someone, or whether or not you leave an impression at all, so here are 30 cleverly-designed business cards that will get you thinking about how you might want to present yourself! [Read more...] Many of us are probably guilty of accepting business cards out of politeness and then just throwing them away or forgetting about them (I know I am). These cards, however, stay with you – psychologically or physically. With the emphasis placed on networking these days, it’s more important than ever to stand out of the crowd – and here are a few good ideas for how to do it! 1. Advertising Agency: Demner, Merlicek & Bergmann, Vienna, Austria 2. Advertising Agency: Marked for Trade 3. Advertising Agency: JWT, Brazil 4. Notice that the card has contact information on both sides. 5. A simple, yet very creative business card for Vancouver yoga center. 6.

Peut-on nettoyer les océans des déchets plastiques L’info a submergé le Web : Boyan Slat, un jeune néerlandais de 19 ans, aurait conçu une plateforme capable de nettoyer les milliards de déchets qui encombrent les océans. Au-delà de la faisabilité technique de ce projet, c’est la capacité même de supprimer ce que l’on surnomme le « 7e continent de déchets » qui est posée. A l’étude depuis deux ans, l’initiative The Ocean Cleanup Array vise à retirer des eaux 7,25 millions de tonnes de plastique – soit 30 % de la pollution totale des océans selon les concepteurs – réparties sous forme de « plaques » dans cinq bassins océaniques, à savoir le Pacifique Nord et Sud, l’Atlantique Nord et Sud et l’océan Indien. Le projet prétend la tâche réalisable en cinq ans pour chaque gyre océanique – immenses vortex dans lesquels les déchets s’enroulent puis s’amalgament sous l’effet de la force de Coriolis –, soit 25 ans au total. >> Lire : Le 7e continent de plastique : ces tourbillons de déchets dans les océans Comment procéder ? Audrey Garric

The Limits of the Earth — Part 2: Expanding the Limits (Credit: NASA) This is part two of a two-part series on the limits of human economic growth on planet Earth. Part one details some of the environmental and natural resource challenges we’re up against. Part two, here, looks at the ultimate size of the resource pool and solutions to our problems. The Solution: Growing the Pie As part one of this series showed, we are up against incredible challenges: feeding a world with a rapidly growing appetite, the continuing loss of the world’s precious forests, the ongoing collapse of fish species in the oceans, the rapid depletion of our fresh water resources, and the over-arching threat of climate change, which makes all others far worse. Ending growth isn’t a realistic option. There’s only one acceptable way out of our current predicament. Food No resource has driven more discussion of impending limits to growth than food. More recently, in 1968, environmentalist Paul Ehrlich opened his best seller The Population Bomb with the lines. Water Energy

Art Director Creates a Hilariously Dramatic Car Ad to Sell His Crappy Old Volvo The great thing about creatives — be they photographers, filmmakers or, in this case, an art director who does a bit of both — is that they can capture even the most mundane of things in a dramatic and compelling manner. Case in point: art director Castor recently had to sell his crappy old 93′ Volvo 245GL. The result is a hilarious masterpiece that is a testament to creative (and often made up) word choice and quality cinematography, hitting on all of the standard car commercial clichés without actually having anything to brag about. Check out the video above to start your Tuesday off with a laugh, and then head over to Castor’s website by clicking here if you’d like to browse through his show reel or photography portfolio. (via Laughing Squid)

Nettoyer les Océans - Boyan Slat Posté le 20/07/2012 par jeannie Plusieurs solutions: 1- RECOUVRIR le fond avec du bicarbonate de soude, humidifier et laisser agir toute une nuit!! 2-VERSER du vinaigre dans la casserole et faire bouillir jusqu'à ce qu'il soit presque évaporé. 3-JETER deux oignons coupés en rondelles dans i litre d'eau, puis laisser bouillir pendant 30 minutes. 4- GRATTER sans rayer, en utilisant un filet à pommes de terre ou à oignon roulé en boule, en guise d'éponge. 5- (là j'utilise un peu de javel): VERSER dans la casserole quelques gouttes d'eau de javel avec de l'eau puis faire bouillir ce mélange. mamie jeannie Tres Forte Eruption Solaire va Frapper la Terre. Forte Incidence Electro Magnetique. Posté le 08/03/2012 par clairefontaine Le réseau électrique pourrait lui aussi être perturbé. Trucs et Astuves: Une crèche avec une vieille serpillère trempée dans du plâtre et un petit carton. Posté le 15/12/2011 par clairefontaine pour ne plus polluer et faire des économies Posté le 02/10/2011 par nouchkab

The Limits of the Earth — Part 1: Problems (Credit: NASA) This is part one of a two-part series on the limits of human economic growth on planet Earth. Part one details some of the environmental and natural resource challenges we’re up against. Part two, on the ultimate size of the resource pool and solutions to our problems, will be published tomorrow and linked here. Both parts are based on Ramez Naam’s new book, The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet The world is facing incredibly serious natural resource and environmental challenges: Climate change, fresh water depletion, ocean over-fishing, deforestation, air and water pollution, the struggle to feed a planet of billions. All of these challenges are exacerbated by ever rising demand — over the next 40 years estimates are that demand for fresh water will rise 50%, demand for food will rise 70%, and demand for energy will nearly double — all in the same period that we need to tackle climate change, depletion of rivers and aquifers, and deforestation.

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Boyan Slat : le jeune qui veut Nettoyer les Océans du Plastique AccueilEditoSurf préventionSurf prévisionInterviewsDécouvrir le surfSurf tripPublicitéPartenairesContact Boyan Slat : le jeune qui veut Nettoyer les Océans du Plastique Posté par Surf Prevention.com dans ACTUALITES, Environnement, Pollution Prévention le 2 avril 2013 22:36 / 12 commentaires Ce n’est encore qu’un concept dont le jeune Boyan Slat est en train d’étudier la faisabilité. Mais son projet suscite un formidable espoir chez les dizaines de milliers d’internautes qui ont déjà visionné sa vidéo sur Youtube. Boyan Slat, 19 ans, envisage de débarrasser les Océans de la pollution plastique en quelques années à peine ! Boyan commence par bien poser le problème. Le problème est qu’une bonne partie de ces plastiques va ensuite se retrouver dans les océans pour y constituer de véritables continents de plastique formés par les gyres océaniques (courants marins formant des tourbillons géants à l’échelle des océans). Boyan Slat se veut pragmatique. Boyan veut nettoyer les Océans du plastique.

On Green Roofs and Brown Roofs | About Livingroofs.org & Living Roofs Pizza Hut's New Pizza Box Is Also A Smartphone-Operated Movie Projector Recently we've seen pizza brands innovate using customer service to teach English, and translate a growling stomach into a pizza order, but a new innovation from Pizza Hut is charmingly analog. The brand and agency Ogilvy & Mather Hong Kong designed a pizza box that doubles as a projector for customers' smartphones, making pizza and movie night completely mobile. Take out the pizza, pop out a perforated circle in the box, then take a small magnifying lens from the pizza saver and pop it in that circle. Use the pizza saver as a smartphone stand and voila, it's movie time. Now pizza lovers in Hong Kong can turn any flat surface into their own personal movie theatre—dorm room walls, bathroom walls, the garage door, the side of a dumpster, wherever.

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