by on June 14, 2019
With age, forests in eastern U.S. and Canada become less vulnerable to climate change, study finds. Older is better – for forests facing climate change. That’s the upshot of new University of Vermont research that finds older forests in eastern North America are less vulnerable to climate change than younger forests, particularly for carbon storage, timber production, and biodiversity. The study, to be published in Global Change Biology’s June 12 edition, analyzed how climate change is ...
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by on June 6, 2019
Every day we are ingesting tiny, often microscopic pieces of plastic -- "microplastics" -- with our food, beverages and with the very air we breathe. Americans eat, drink and breathe between 74,000 and 121,000 microplastic particles each year depending on their age and sex, new research suggests. Those who exclusively drink bottled water rather than tap water can add up to 90,000 plastic particles to their estimated annual total, according to the studypublished Wednesday in the journ...
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by on June 5, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently banned 12 products containing neonicotinoid, a pesticide that functions similarly to nicotine. Neonicotinoids have been linked to impaired memory, movement, and death in bees, which are critical to the world's crop production. Seven of the recently banned pesticides are used to protect crops like soybeans, cotton, and corn from diseases and pests. The EPA ban represents a win for environmentalists, but it leaves 47 neonicotinoid-base...
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by on June 4, 2019
Huby tvoria akýsi lesný internet. A takáto kabeláž má svoju cenu. Huby sú odkázané na živiny iných druhov, lebo v mnohom sa podobajú skôr na zvieratá. Bez prívodu potravy by zahynuli. Preto vyžadujú platbu vo forme cukru a iných glycidov, ktoré im dodáva partnerský strom. A huby vo svojich nárokoch nie sú práve skromné. Za svoje služby žiadajú až tretinu celkovej produkcie hostiteľského stromu! Preto je logické, že pri takýchto podmienkach závislosti sa huby nespoliehajú na náhodu. Svojimi jemný...
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by on June 3, 2019
Hundreds of sites in rivers around the world from the Thames to the Tigris are awash with dangerously high levels of antibiotics, the largest global study on the subject has found. Antibiotic pollution is one of the key routes by which bacteria are able develop resistance to the life-saving medicines, rendering them ineffective for human use. “A lot of the resistance genes we see in human pathogens originated from environmental bacteria,” said Prof William Gaze, a microbial ecologist at the U...
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by on June 1, 2019
Preteky v raji na zemi s názvom stredná Európa by v súčasnosti určite vyhral buk. Vie dokonale zhodnotiť nadbytok a vytláča všetkých konkurentov, lebo im jednoducho prerastie cez hlavu a svojimi výhonkami zacloní korunu porazeného stromu. Kto sa chce presadiť voči takejto silnej konkurencii, musí si niečo vymyslieť. Odchýlky od stromového raja na zemi prinášajú ťažkosti. Kto chce nájsť ekologickú niku po boku buka, musí byť v niektorej oblasti askétom. Ekologickú niku? Väčšina životných priestor...
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by on May 30, 2019
Človek, ktorý vie, že stromy cítia bolesť, že majú pamäť a že stromoví rodičia spolunažívajú so svojimi deťmi, ich už nemôže bez rozmyslu stínať a jazdiť okolo nich na veľkých mašinách. Výmena živín ako susedská výpomoc v prípade núdze je zrejme pravidlom, a toto poznanie viedlo k zisteniu, že les je superorganizmus, teda podobný útvar ako napríklad mravenisko. Lenže, prečo sa stromy správajú sociálne, prečo sa delia o potravu s ďalšími jedincami svojho druhu a tak živia vlastnú konkurenciu? Dôv...
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by on May 30, 2019
Stromy sú častým objektom básnikov, maliarov, fotografov alebo ľudových liečiteľov, sú posolstvom minulosti, ktoré odovzdávame budúcim generáciám. Ich poznávanie a ochrana je prejavom kultúry každého národa. Stromy, najmä tie staré, sa postupne stávali predmetom kultu. Ako nemí svedkovia minulosti si získavali zaslúženú úctu starých národov. Boli uctievané a teda prirodzeným spôsobom aj chránené. Úcta k ním sa prenášala z generácie na generáciu. Napríklad lipa sa stala symbolom Slovanov, dub ...
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by on May 28, 2019
This farmer is growing hemp to save his soil from toxic chemical waste. Europe’s largest steel mill in the city of Taranto, Italy, used to produce over 10 million tons of steel every year, 40% of all the steel made in Italy. It currently employs about 12,000 people. The local economy of Taranto, population 200,000, is almost entirely reliant on the steel mill, which is one of the biggest and most deadly polluters of anywhere in the Mediterranean. The plant is a notorious source of dioxi...
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by on May 28, 2019
Sand making machine is an indispensable equipment in the construction industry. Sand making machine is a kind of equipment specially used in machine-made sand production and it is widely used in machine-made sand production. General machine-made sand production equipment mainly includes jaw breaking, counterattack breaking, crusher, belt conveyor, vibrating screen, motor, etc. These equipment can be installed according to certain assembly principles to form a complete sand production line, and m...
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by on May 23, 2019
Ab 29. April werden bei vier „Zurück zum Ursprung“-Produkten die Plastikdeckel abgeschafft und so 35 Tonnen an Plastik pro Jahr eingespart. Hofer hat bei seiner Bio- und Nachhaltigkeitsmarke „Zurück zum Ursprung“ Einsparungspotenzial bei Verpackung erkannt und stoppt als erster Lebensmittelhändler Österreichs bei vier Produkten den Einsatz von zusätzlichen Plastikdeckeln: Ab 29. April werden österreichweit in alle Filialen Frisch- und Hüttenkäse sowie Natur- und Fruchtjoghurts im 400g-Becher ...
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by on May 23, 2019
Local Packers And Movers Bangalore proposes you some of the tips to plan a #Moving away party before relocating from #Bangalore to another city with us. List WHEN, WHERE and WHO? Throwing a party is all about planning and coordination- though the complications and responsibility gets double when you need to plan for you move and as well for your moving away party. But hiring Packers and Movers in Bangalore for your #Shifting may make your job easy by handling the moving and Packing stress;...
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