Posts Tagged 'ecology'
Tags: cello, classic music, ecology, garbage, green, landfill, music, musical instrument, Paraguay, poor, recycle, Recycled Orchestra, repurpose, trash, video, violin
Tags: ecology, energy efficiency, Germany, Heatballs, heater, incandescent, light bulb, Siegfried Rotthaeuser
Siegfried Rotthaeuser and his brother-in-law have come up with a legal way of importing and distributing 75 and 100 watt light bulbs — by producing them in China, importing them as “small heating devices” and selling them as “heatballs.” To improve energy efficiency, the EU has banned the sale of bulbs of over 60 watts — to the annoyance of the mechanical engineer from the western city of Essen. Rotthaeuser studied EU legislation and realized that because the inefficient old bulbs produce more warmth than light — he calculated heat makes up 95 percent of their output, and light just 5 percent — they could be sold legally as heaters.
Tags: cell phone, colony collapse disorder, ecology, Honey Bee, mobile telephone, radiation, science, technology
Their disappearance has caused alarm throughout Europe and North America where campaigners have blamed agricultural pesticides, climate change and the advent of genetically modified crops for what is now known as ‘colony collapse disorder.’ Britain has seen a 15 per cent decline in its bee population in the last two years and shrinking numbers has led to a rise in thefts of hives. Now researchers from Chandigarh’s Punjab University claim they have found the cause which could be the first step in reversing the decline: They have established that radiation from mobile telephones is a key factor in the phenomenon and say that it probably interfering with the bee’s navigation senses.
Tags: conservation, conservative, ecology, funny, humor, oil exploration, Politics, Republican, video
Tags: Al Gore, climate change, Earth Day, ecology, global warming, humor, ice age, over population, polution, starvation
This short article presents a few of ridiculous predictions from 1970. Back then the ecology and climate experts missed the future by a mile. A couple of the better ones -
“It is already too late to avoid mass starvation.”
• Denis Hayes, chief organizer for Earth Day
“The world has been chilling sharply for about twenty years. If present trends continue, the world will be about four degrees colder for the global mean temperature in 1990, but eleven degrees colder in the year 2000. This is about twice what it would take to put us into an ice age.”
• Kenneth Watt, Ecologist
Tags: Big Picture, climate, ecology, photography, pic, picture, polution, science, World Water Day
Tags: Al Gore, climate change, crisis, ecology, funny, global warming, humor, ManBearPig, pseudoscience, Tiny Tim, video
Tags: Canada, ecology, landfill, plastic, science
One ecological problem, plastic in landfills, may have been solved by a Canadian teen.
Plastic takes thousands of years to decompose — but 16-year-old science fair contestant Daniel Burd made it happen in just three months. The Waterloo, Ontario high school junior figured that something must make plastic degrade, even if it does take millennia, and that something was probably bacteria.