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Ecological Parking Lots Are The New Trend

Ecological Parking Lots Are The New Trend

Finally, there is an alternative to impervious asphalt-paved parking lots that contaminate freshwater systems, increase pollution and flood risk, and have a biodiversity value of zero. The sealants applied to protect the asphalt are known pollutants as well. Due to the harmful effects of asphalt, pervious concrete and vegetated swales are the latest trend in […]

One Of The Most Bio-Diverse Places On Earth Hides In Ecuador

One Of The Most Bio-Diverse Places On Earth Hides In Ecuador

The most bio-diverse place on Earth now has a name we know: Yasuni. It is a National Park placed in the heart of the Equatorial Amazon, the home of so many species of plants and animals that their number is actually quite hard to imagine. Doctor Peter English from the University of Texas says the […]

Are The Himalayan Glaciers Endangered Because Of The Climate?

Are The Himalayan Glaciers Endangered Because Of The Climate?

Another view on the course of climate change was recently launched by the Global Warming Policy Formation, represented by Dr. Benny Peiser. He characterized the IPPC analysis (stating that the Himalayan glaciers will melt within 25 years) as being hot air and lacking any scientific value. The consequence is obviously a strong damage to IPCC’s […]

UK Is Stepping Forward To Support Biodiversity

UK Is Stepping Forward To Support Biodiversity

This week will be marked in London by an international meeting led by British and Brazilian ministers which aims to set the targets in environmental protection for a very long period of time. Delegates of 55 countries will discuss the possible and most beneficial ways to protect the Earth’s biodiversity, being well known that various […]

How Is Recycling Metal Different Than Other Elements That Are Recycled?

How Is Recycling Metal Different Than Other Elements That Are Recycled?

Did you know that recycling is not only just good for the planet and the environment but also very good for you as the recycler? That’s right. That’s because money can be made from recycled metal. Did you also know that glass and steel are 100 percent recyclable and can continue to be reused time […]

Are Antibiotics Making Wildlife Sick?

Are Antibiotics Making Wildlife Sick?

Scientists who are researching animals’ resistance to illnesses have discovered that human actions influence them in various ways, other than hunting or global warming. A trace of the super bugs that proved to be resistant to antibiotics was found in the Arctic areas, respectively in the feces of five polar bears, which can only be […]

The Humanity’s Behavior Is The Key Factor In Preserving Endangered Species

The Humanity’s Behavior Is The Key Factor In Preserving Endangered Species

A recent study led by the Purdue University demonstrates that attention paid to the local communities in African parks can help a great deal preserving endangered species like gorillas and elephants. By not taking into consideration the local beliefs, the hunting calendar and migrations, one can develop a highly inaccurate idea on protecting wildlife. The […]

Grasslands A Possible Solution To Stop Climate Degeneration

Grasslands A Possible Solution To Stop Climate Degeneration

A report from United Nations Food and Agriculture organization states that grasslands can prove to be saviors if managed properly. These grasslands can prove to be great carbon dioxide trappers thus helping to remove excessive quantities of this green house gas which leads to global warming. Grasslands can not only help turn forces in the […]

Top 5 Organic Products For Children

Top 5 Organic Products For Children

You are a new parent and desperately want to maintain your ‘green-ness’ even though you now have another body to dress, another body to entertain. Or maybe you aren’t necessarily a new parent but you are recently realizing the importance of going green and are jumping on the bandwagon. Better late than never! Here we […]

The Future Of Fuels May Lie In Bacteria Evolution

The Future Of Fuels May Lie In Bacteria Evolution

With the whole world worrying about carbon emissions and the use of fossil fuels, it comes as no surprise that researchers are looking for alternative fuels which will help reduce carbon emissions and also gradually replace fossil fuels. The latest discovery in this regard has been a genetically modified cyanobacterium. This bacterium devours carbon dioxide […]