Cookies must be enabled. Facebook App: Open links in External Browser There is a specific issue with the Facebook in-app browser intermittently making requests to websites without cookies that had previously been set. This appears to be a defect in the browser which should be addressed soon. The simplest approach to avoid this problem is to continue to use the Facebook app but not use the in-app browser. This can be done through the following steps: Open the settings menu by clicking the hamburger menu in the top rightChoose “App Settings” from the menuTurn on the option “Links Open Externally” (This will use the device’s default browser)
News From PESWiki PESWiki Blog A lot of action here presently. Most of the new stuff is going here. Featured: PES Network > News > Free Energy Blog - Latest include: They did not read the safety manual • HopeGirl on QEG, in London • German Group achieves QEG resonance • Zenith of manufacturing: Airbus A380 • Latest on QEG: Re-insulating Core • YMNEE Provides 1 MW QMoGen Photos • MORE...
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.
Ancient Passive Cooling By Josh Moran You’ve probably seen various “family trees” in museums that try to illustrate the evolution of human beings. They start out with an ape-like creature with a scientific-sounding name at the bottom and then branch outwards and upwards, culminating with something like Ozzie and Harriet perched at the top. Imagine that same kind of tree but one that shows the evolution of the manner in which we have cooled and heated our living spaces since the dawn of human history. EnergyPlus 7.0 EnergyPlus is a software package which "models heating, cooling, lighting, ventilating, and other energy flows as well as water in buildings." EnergyPlus is a software package which "models heating, cooling, lighting, ventilating, and other energy flows as well as water in buildings."
Ecosystem services Humankind benefits in a multitude of ways from ecosystems. Collectively, these benefits are known as ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are regularly involved in the provisioning of clean drinking water and the decomposition of wastes. While scientists and environmentalists have discussed ecosystem services implicitly for decades, the ecosystem services concept itself was popularized by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) in the early 2000s. This grouped ecosystem services into four broad categories: provisioning, such as the production of food and water; regulating, such as the control of climate and disease; supporting, such as nutrient cycles and crop pollination; and cultural, such as spiritual and recreational benefits. To help inform decision-makers, many ecosystem services are being assigned economic values. §History
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 DIY: Beer Can Into Camping Stove You can whip one of these up in a matter of minutes. They’re so easy to make and they work really well. First find yourself some scissors and a beverage can and then start the above video. This is an inexpensive way to be prepared in the event of a power outage as these stoves give off a lot of heat and have the ability to cook large meals.
Solar and battery storage already cheaper than grid power in Australia Australian consumers can already install significant amounts of rooftop solar and battery storage at a cost that is cheaper than electricity from the grid, and the uptake of these two technologies is likely to be “unstoppable.” This forecast came from Kobad Bhavnagri, the head of Bloomberg New Energy Finance in Australia, while outlining the reasons for the groups bullish forecasts, which predict 33GWh of battery storage and 37GW of solar PV in Australia by 2040. “Solar and battery storage is simply unstoppable,” Bhavnagri said. He used this graph below to illustrate why. Retail prices will continue to grow, but even if they remain flat, rooftop solar PV can already provide power to consumers in homes at well below the price of electricity.
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - National CHM for the Republic of Zambia Zambia has ratified more than twenty (20) Global Environmental Conventions that play an important role in influencing the country's policies, laws and actions so as to attain sustainable socio-economic development through the environment and natural resources management. In order for key players in environmental protection and natural resources management including the local communities to acquire basic knowledge and understanding on these conventions, there is need to disseminate issues related to different conventions to which Zambia is a party. Zambia lies at the heart of the Miombo Ecoregion and it is listed as the World Wide Fund (WWF) Global 2000 Ecoregion because of its high species richness. The Miombo Ecoregion supports important populations of fauna, particularly large mammals. Zambia is floristically diverse and has 8,500 plant species, of which about 54% are endemic.
Biomass Gasification – A Primer I’ve been researching alternative energy sources that could be used during an extended grid-down situation for a while now but haven’t been able to find one that would work well in my situation (limited sun and wind). Well just recently a good friend of mine had reminded me of one that I had long since forgotten (having originally passed over it in a Mother Earth News article a few years back): Wood or Biomass Gasification. What is Gasification? Why Buildings are Monumentally Important Urbanisation is one of the main trends shaping our world today. As cities grow and new buildings appear across the globe, we must look closely at the places where we live, work, and play. It is in these spaces that some of the biggest energy challenges can be seen… and answered.
[Official website] » KNX » What is KNX? KNX: Introduction More convenience, more safety, higher energy savings: The demand for building management systems is continuously increasing. Whether in a single-family house or in an office complex, the demand for comfort and versatility in the management of air-conditioning, lighting and access control systems is growing. At the same time, the efficient use of energy is becoming increasingly important.