Pollution prevention

10 Amazing Halo Images that Gamemakers Like Halo 3 Can’t Compete with

December 16, 2008 / No Comments

The halos we think are magnificent are not the kind that comes in a box - think Halo 3 - but the ring of light that can be seen encircling and extending outwards from the sun or moon. The halo is created ( I love this word) when the sun or moonlight is refracted when passing through ice crystals. There ...

Chemical Equator Divides Air Masses Between North and South

September 23, 2008 / No Comments

We all know that in simple words, the Equator is an an imaginary line on the Earth's surface approximately equidistant from the North Pole and South Pole, but what a chemical Equator is, was out of my league. But now I know ... Scientists at the University of York from the University's Department of Chemistry, discovered an atmospheric chemical equator some ...

Beijing Traffic is Back!

September 22, 2008 / No Comments

Beijing took steps during the Olympics and before to reduce traffic. Readers will remember Beijing's attempt to be like NYC and the government's move to get half of their cars off the road. Well ... Beijing's traffic is back. These two pics show the difference. What GP wants to know is, why can they tell some cars to stay home some of the ...

China Makes Move to Protect Marine Environment

September 3, 2008 / No Comments

As Bush made a move to protect the world's largest marine sanctuary, on the other side of the world there is another surprise leader in the protection of the marine environment - China. China held its first international drill against oil spills with South Korea off the coast of Qingdao. Some 500 people, one helicopter, one fixed wing aircraft and ...

Official Vehicles in Madrid to Use Clean Fuels by 2011

May 14, 2008 / 1 Comment

photo by vr2006 With 1.8 million cars counting for 75-percent of the air pollution, Madrid is one of Spain's most polluted cities. Recently the City Hall announced that their official vehicles will "turn green" by 2011 using clean fuels like bio-diesel, ethanol, natural gas or even running on electricity. Madrid also joined the BEST (BioEthanol for Sustainable Transport) European project to ...

Voyage to the Bering Sea, New Species of Sponge Discovered

May 6, 2008 / No Comments

During a research voyage to the Bering Sea in the summer of 2007 the guys at Greenpeace came out with an interesting discovery. A new species of sponge was found in the depths of the underwater canyons (Pribilof Canyon), a unique habitat that we don't know much about except that fishing methods like bottom trawling may destroy it. They named ...

Climate Change Summit, hosted in Japan

March 19, 2008 / No Comments

This year's G8 Summit will be hosted on the island of Hokkaido in Japan. One of the most interesting gatherings will be the climate change summit on July 9, where 16 leading countries - the Group of Eight plus Australia, Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, South Korea, South Africa and Mexico - are invited to attend. The countries mentioned above are responsible ...

Italy to pay for old scooter replaces

March 6, 2008 / 5 Comments

The first time I've been in Italy I was amazed by so many scooters. Old, new, it doesn't matter because you see them in different colors at every corner. I even heard people calling Rome as the scooter-capital of Europe. A classic Vespa scooter. Photo by the-spidernet But there seems to be a problem. The Italian government is keen on keeping a ...

Charles Moore : We are damned to a future of plastic pollution

March 6, 2008 / 1 Comment

Charles Moore is an oceanographer that spent over a decade investigating the Pacific Ocean. On February 23 he returned from a 5 weeks successful research voyage with terrifying results. Apparently a "garbage island" twice the size of the United States located, located between California, Hawaii and Japan is full of plastics and is held in place by underwater currents. Warning ...

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