Archivo de la etiqueta: Environment

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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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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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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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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International Seminar “Environmental Taxation: Renewable Energy and Green Taxes”

During the 15th, 16th and 17th of April of 2015 the Internacional Seminar on “Environmental Taxation: Renewable Energy and Green Taxes” will be held at the Amazonia University , in Florence (Caquetá, Colombia). The main objective of the Seminar is … 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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Tras las huellas de la fauna ibérica (behind the animal´s footprints)

“Tras las huellas de la fauna ibérica” is a book written by the naturalist Víctor J. Hernández and published by Tundra Ediciones. In this book you can find the experiences lived by the author through his annotations in his field notebooks, … Seguir leyendo

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