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Endangered species: the Beluga Whale

Delphinapterus leucas, known as Whale Beluga, is a species of cetacean mammal that lives in the arctic and subarctic (Russia, Canada, Alaska and Greenland). This Whale has a length of 5.5 meters in general. Males can reach a weight of … Seguir leyendo

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Phytoremediation: plants to treat environmental pollution

If something characterizes modern society is the continuing and increasing emissions of pollutants into the environment. These pollutants come especially from industrial activities, agriculture, mining, etc. they threaten the living organisms that are exposed to them. In order to avoid the … Seguir leyendo

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Waste management: residue versus raw material

The use of waste materials instead of raw materials for the construction of goods is without any doubts a good choice in waste assessment that allows giving those waste materials a second life and thus reducing dumping and possible pollution. … Seguir leyendo

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The griffon vulture in Spain

The griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus) is a scavenger bird that is present in the whole Iberian Peninsula, with the exception of some areas in Galicia, Asturias and some areas on the east coast. This bird is one of the few scavenger species that … Seguir leyendo

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Circular economy: towards reducing consumption and waste

The linear system of our current economy consisting in extraction, manufacturing, use and disposal of products is reaching its limits and depletion of natural resources and fossil fuels is becoming a reality. In contrast to this linear system, circular economy … Seguir leyendo

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Piplantri and its wonderful tradition of planting 111 trees for each girl who is born.

In a small village called Piplantri in the Western State of Rajasthan (India), in the last seven years, there has been done a very positive practice for the environment, as well as for the importance of the women in that society. This … Seguir leyendo

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Bioenergy (I): the future of pellet stoves

Bioenergy is considered as any kind of energy that comes from the biomass of living or death organisms. This kind of energy opens up a lot of different possibilities when it comes to energy production. As a major fact , it is more sustainable … Seguir leyendo

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