Sea buckthorn, a shrub that in ancient times gossips described as poisonous but which officially and in reality is not at all. Indeed, it is a valuable source of vitamin C, for example, and it is not its only property. Today it is used in the phytotherapy, food and cosmetic fields. Its botanical name, however, which is Hippophae rhamnoides, still holds it to the unfair accusation of toxicity: it derives from "horse" (hippos) and from "I kill" (phao).
An unedifying image of the long-standing problems of the Varedo purification plant The bad news the citizens of the area have known for some time and it is that the age-old environmental problem of the Varedo treatment plant causes not a few troubles in the west of Milan and in a part of the province of Monza and Brianza. The good news, on the other hand, is these days and it is that the intricate question could be resolved within a year or so.
We are talking about waste management again and according to a report by the European Commission, the northern countries are the most virtuous and it is the red flag for Italy. The European Commission, analyzing 18 criteria, was able to award Green, Orange and Red flags to the 27 Member States.The report takes into account estimates on recycling, tariffs for disposal and violations of the regulations.
A Wakefield Research survey commissioned by the computer company Citrix shows that helping the environment can be given in many ways, including making office life more sustainable for people with teleworking and greater flexibility. The technologies to do this exist (including attendance software also on mobile devices), you just have to want to use them.
The Deloitte ranking according to the 5 green maturity levels Ricoh, Unilever, Nike, Puma, Nestlè and Natura are the only companies ready for the green economy according to Deloitte's “Toward Zero Impact Growth”. A praise to these six, the overall result is not encouraging: in fact, considering that the sample of the analysis was 65 companies, fewer than 10 organizations show that they have actually taken steps to review their business plans in favor of sustainable growth.
The turning point is inevitable, many do not like this truth but it is true: electric cars are the next generation means of transport and we must get used to this idea. Among the various concerns, the strongest concern autonomy and battery recharging times. In this regard, the research is numerous and among the latest we see a super-fast charging system for lithium-ion batteries.
Grab some spinach and boost the potency! We are not talking about Popeye, rather about solar panels and the new discovery made by researchers at Vanderbilt University. A protein found in spinach could open up new perspectives in the field of photovoltaics. Speaking of bio-hybrid, the protein of biological origin should be used in combination with silicon to obtain record power.
Europe is an international reference market for renewable energy sources with one million employees in the sector and a total installed power equal to 45 of the world. In Italy about 10 of the gross final consumption of energy is satisfied by renewable sources and the avoided emissions have been estimated at at least 56 Mt CO₂, while 8-10 billion euros have been saved thanks to the lower import of fossil fuels in the energy bill.
Research has brought to light a nightmare scenario: there are 74 "potentially dangerous" reactors. The reactors are distributed in 23 nuclear power plants all located in tsunami risk areas. The study was published in the journal Natural Hazards. The analysis highlighted the dangers of 23 nuclear power plants with 74 reactors.
Separate collection represents a valid solution for preserving and maintaining natural resources: differentiating, recycling, reusing are the prerequisites for conserving a naturally richer environment. Each of our actions produces pollution: to read a newspaper or drink an orange juice, you have to print pages, plastic bottles or aluminum cans.
Methane is a natural gas and is one of the most environmentally friendly fossil fuels. In Italy, half of the electricity produced is obtained by burning natural gas, plus methane is used extensively for domestic heating and for some time also in the transport sector.
A British company has developed a new technology that can convert the carbon dioxide in the air into fuel. This discovery could change the fate of the entire planet and put a stop to global warming. The British company is Fuel Synthesis Air. It began testing in August and hopes to expand its plant (on an industrial scale) within the next two years.
Innovation and knowledge economy, energy, sustainable mobility, protection and enhancement of the natural and cultural heritage. These are the intervention priorities identified by the Lombardy Region within the Regional Operational Plan (POR), the protocol prepared to implement EU cohesion policies through the European Fund for Regional Development (ERDF) aimed at competitiveness and employment.
When we hear about "minefields", memories of the "flower meadow", the old game pre-installed on Windows OS, start in our minds, yet for millions of people, minefields are a constant threat. Of course, the last time we took part in an excursion we didn't bother stepping on a mine but these are responsible for over 20.
All photography enthusiasts know this material. The neoprene cases adhere perfectly to the camera body and protect it from bumps and scratches. Neoprene has been used for a long time for everything, even to make diving suits! It is a very versatile material, it is a pity that neoprene is a substance at risk for human health.
Our children will inherit a completely different world from the one we live in today. This is stated in a report on climate change commissioned by the World Bank. The report warns everyone, no nation is immune to global warming, the symptoms see "extreme and dangerous heat waves for sea levels".
Geothermal energy is spreading like wildfire so much that Tanzania will have its 100 MW plant, operational by 2016. Geothermal energy is more constant than the alternative energy sources currently available, especially in countries like Tanzania. : here the electricity needs are met by hydroelectric energy and with the decrease in rainfall, there have been energy shortages throughout the country.
The Tangible & Intangible event in Monza Where there is innovation, there is work and things work. The numbers say it, despite the crisis. An example - probably not the only one - is the Green High Tech District of Monza and Brianza which in recent days took stock of the situation during the Tangible & Intangible event at the Apa Confartigianato headquarters in Monza.
By 2023, all asbestos present in Europe will have to be eliminated. Finally, a total ban on asbestos with an invitation to Member States to work towards the remediation of all public and private sites, including the very dangerous landfills of asbestos waste that have not yet been secured.
Even if we talk about software, we are on the subject of reuse and saving of resources. With one basic difference: unlike almost all other products, the software does not wear out and does not need to be regenerated. For the buyer, a used software license has the same value as a new one, except that those who buy it get hold of it at more advantageous conditions, with a saving of money that can reach 50 percent.