Tag Ecology - results: 27

The most ambitious mission to clean the ocean from plastic garbage didn't work

The most ambitious mission to clean the ocean from plastic garbage didn't work

In September 2018 rather ambitious and promising project The Ocean Cleanup. He had to help deal with very serious environmental problem — pollution of the Pacific ocean plastic garbage. On paper the system proposed by the au...

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2018-12-08

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Joint country action helped to strengthen the ozone layer of the Earth

Joint country action helped to strengthen the ozone layer of the Earth

Ozone, as a chemical element, very dangerous for the human body. However, being at an altitude of 20 km, it protects our planet from ultraviolet rays that can cause cancer in humans skin and cause global warming. To prevent destru...

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2018-11-08

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Scientists from Stanford have figured out how to get from carbon dioxide in the hydrocarbon fuel

Scientists from Stanford have figured out how to get from carbon dioxide in the hydrocarbon fuel

Emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere over the last several decades has greatly crippled the ecology of our planet. That is why more and more developments in the field of creation of means to reduce carbon dioxide emission...

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2018-10-28

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Tiny octopus-killers reminded about the contamination of oceans

Tiny octopus-killers reminded about the contamination of oceans

there are a huge number of living creatures of different sizes and types. Scientists are constantly studying them and often make unexpected discoveries. For example, in February 2018, they learned that sea stars living in oceans, ...

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2018-10-27

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Environmentalists believe that the modern lawn more harm than good

Environmentalists believe that the modern lawn more harm than good

a Group of local environmentalists, one from Australia, one from Sweden, outlined in a paper published in the journal Science, his view of the modern rethinking of the lawn. In his work Maria Ignatieva and Marcus Hedblom note that...

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2018-10-13

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Mosquito larvae learned to eat plastic. Why is that bad?

Mosquito larvae learned to eat plastic. Why is that bad?

Plastic with the undoubted advantages like convenience and versatility very badly decomposed. And pollution plastic waste in recent years has become a big problem. Recently a group of researchers from the UK during the study of mo...

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2018-09-19

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Launched the most ambitious mission to clean the ocean from plastic waste

Launched the most ambitious mission to clean the ocean from plastic waste

pollution of the oceans with plastic waste in recent years is increasing concern among ecologists. This threatens not only the survival of marine species, but also for the entire planet as a whole. And literally this weekend at th...

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2018-09-09

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The most important of all the

The most important of all the "weather" in the house

Residents of Metropolitan areas know that it is often the environmental situation leaves much to be desired, but most people just live with it and not think about the cleanliness of the air. There are those who truly monitor the s...

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2018-08-31

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Scientists have proposed another explanation for the mass extinction in Earth's history

Scientists have proposed another explanation for the mass extinction in Earth's history

Permian extinction, which occurred 252,2 ± 0.5 million years ago was the most severe challenge for life on Earth. As a result of this environmental disaster had destroyed 96 percent of marine and 70 percent of terrestrial vertebra...

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2018-08-29

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Contact lenses are harmful to the oceans. Do not rinse them down the drain

Contact lenses are harmful to the oceans. Do not rinse them down the drain

People with poor eyesight as an alternative to more conservative points less visible use contact lenses. Options of contact lenses on the market are a great many, but typically, this product serves its master very long – from seve...

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2018-08-21

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Scientists have created water-soluble plastic

Scientists have created water-soluble plastic

the Problem of pollution with plastic waste and their derivatives is particularly acute the first year and many scientists from around the world are trying to solve it. However, it is possible that a group of Chilean scientists ha...

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2018-07-26

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Samsung fully switch to renewable energy sources by 2020

Samsung fully switch to renewable energy sources by 2020

Samsung has announced plans to translate the work of their American, European and Chinese units on renewable energy within two years. The company has already succeeded considerably in this respect in Korea – where the company has ...

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2018-06-14

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To obtain fuel from the air and clean up the planet? Easy!

To obtain fuel from the air and clean up the planet? Easy!

the Amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere is growing steadily, so the question of air purification our planet is becoming increasingly urgent. But why not use this gas to create a fuel and at the same time save the pl...

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2018-06-11

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Russian miners will turn off their farms in the

Russian miners will turn off their farms in the "Earth Hour"

the Annual event «Earth Hour» is an initiative of the world wildlife Fund. The aim of the campaign — to draw attention to the problems of our planet. During the campaign, WWF calls on all concerned to turn off thei...

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2018-03-24

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Walmart will create robotic bees

Walmart will create robotic bees

We have repeatedly mentioned the wonderful British (and now American) TV series "Black mirror", as well as the fact that many of the ideas contained in it, frighteningly often find expression in reality. Not so long ago we wrote a...

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2018-03-16

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Dutch scientists have developed a DNA test for the detection of illegal felling of trees

Dutch scientists have developed a DNA test for the detection of illegal felling of trees

DNA Tests is no surprise, however, scientists from Holland have managed to find the application of long-known technique: the new DNA test will be used to benefit the environment, namely to determine how the law was made felling of...

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2018-03-09

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The Japanese company will install on cargo ships

The Japanese company will install on cargo ships "solar sail»

Navigation (as indeed any other form of transport) if you are using emits a lot of harmful substances, polluting not only air, but also rivers, seas and oceans. Therefore, the creation of environmentally friendly modes of transpor...

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2018-02-03

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Mazda will release a

Mazda will release a "green" engine with an efficiency of 56 percent

the company's Engineers have announced the development of Skyactiv engine-3, the emissions of which are a quarter less than other internal combustion engines. Mazda reports that work on creation engine is coming. Efficiency Skyac...

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2018-01-31

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Over 15 thousands of scientists warned everyone about the impending environmental disaster

Over 15 thousands of scientists warned everyone about the impending environmental disaster

In 1992, more than 1,700 of concerned scientists, including the vast majority living at that time, Nobel laureates, published an open letter, appealing to all inhabitants of our planet. The message was simple: if we do not soon ta...

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2017-11-15

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Air pollution kills 500,000 Europeans annually

Air pollution kills 500,000 Europeans annually

Hundreds of thousands of factories around the world our planet every day. For countries such as China, this problem is particularly relevant, because many Chinese cities are literally covered with smog from the industrial plants. ...

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2017-10-14

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