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New system to clean oil spills

The Bharat Bhushan and Philip Brown teams of Ohio State University (Columbus city), have developed a new system to clean oil spills which is based on a net with a special nano coating that allows water to pass through and prevents oil to … Seguir leyendo

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New law in France: Green roofs or solar panels in every commercial building

In France a new law has been passed to secure that every building constructed for commercial purposes has either green roofs or solar panels in their top roofs. This initiative helps to build up concern about environmental friendly construction together with … Seguir leyendo

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An old boat turned into a power plant

The Foundation for Scientific and Industrial Research (SINTEF) in collaboration with some other entities like the companies MARINTEK, Kvernevik Engineering AS and Havkraft AS, have turned a small  fishing boat into a power plant. The boat is in the norwegian city of Ålesund … Seguir leyendo

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Discovery a new specie of frog that give birth to his litters.

Researchers at the University of California have discovered a specie of frog, “Limnonectes Larvaepartus”, that give birth to his litters directly. This specie has a skin colour gray or brown, measures 40 mm and lives in the Indonesian jungle. This … Seguir leyendo

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DDT persists in St. Louis, Michigan

Decades after the chemical factory Velsicol Chemical Corporation spread DDT throughout the city of St. Louis in the state of Michigan, this compound and its derivatives remain there and acute toxicity levels in birds and eggs have been reported. According to what researchers … Seguir leyendo

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High pollution levels in big European cities

A report released by the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned that more than 95% of Europe’s urban population is exposed to pollution levels considered unhealthy by the World Health Organization (WHO). “Air pollution is high in Europe. And that … Seguir leyendo

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Up to what extent do earthworms improve plant production?

Earthworms are commonly called “ecosystem engineers” due to their ability to modify soil structure, digging the soil and contributing to the flow of oxygen, water and carbon dioxide. Moreover, earthworms eat organic matter and break down the soil. This, allow … Seguir leyendo

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