Asbestos is a material that is very harmful to the health of the environment and of humans. For this reason its use was prohibited by a special law in 1992 which imposes the obligation of reclamation and disposal. In this regard it is the duty of every citizen to protect the environment, denouncing the presence of asbestos both in the structures public and private.
We talk about soil pollution when in a certain territory levels of contaminants higher than the "norm" are detected, ie levels of contaminants that would not be present in "spontaneous" and "natural" conditions. Soil pollution becomes more critical when the levels of toxic chemicals are present in concentrations so high as to constitute a risk to health and to the human ecosystem.
The National Animal Protection Agency has strongly launched its campaign in favor of a circus without animals. The title is Not even the shadow of fun and the contents are a blunt condemnation of the use of animals in the circus. "Because - writes the ENPA in the information campaign for the circus without animals - to let children believe that it is normal to see an elephant balancing a ball on its trunk, a tiger jumping in a circle or a monkey dressed as a clown?
The importance for the future of the production of thermal energy from renewable sources lies in the fact that most of the energy we consume to produce heat and cold and not to turn on or turn off the bulbs. In Italy, 45 of the total final consumption is linked to the consumption of thermal energy (heating and cooling) which exceeds the consumption of energy for transport (34) and abundantly double the typical electricity consumption.
Consumers are in favor of green purchases and are willing to pay more for environmentally friendly products, as long as they are sure that green products are green and not just marketing. To say this is a recent survey by the European Commission on 25,568 people from 28 EU member states (the survey, for those who want to read it, is entitled 'Attitudes of Europeans towards building the single market for green products').
When it comes to accumulators everyone thinks of lithium-ion or lead-acid batteries, very few people are projected to accumulators that work with saline solutions, yet there are batteries where cathode and anode are immersed in harmless solutions for the environment, is the case of bicarbonate batteries or very Italian salt batteries.
When we talk about spirulina, we are not actually referring to a blue seaweed! Spirulina is a species belonging to the Cyanobacteria, it is in fact extremely protein-rich microorganisms. Spirulina is appreciated by sportsmen, naturalists and also in the medical field: it is considered a good food thanks to its immunomodulatory properties, useful for relieving the symptoms of allergies.
From the Big Data analysis made by the United Nations Environmental Program we know that every year about 18 thousand square miles (4.6 million hectares) of tropical forests disappear from our planet, which are the habitat of about 30 million living species, half of all plant and animal species on our planet, and generate 40 of the oxygen present on earth.
Several studies have shown that regular consumption of olive oil is positive for the bone marrow by stimulating its growth and facilitating the absorption of calcium. In the past we owe the discoveries regarding the role that olive oil plays in improving metabolic functions and protecting the circulatory system (according to various researches, olive oil would help prevent the accumulation of fat in the blood vessels, the typical accumulations that cause heart attacks and brain problems).
After the lithium-air batteries, we are talking about another innovation that could disrupt the energy storage sector. It is not a question of bicarbonate batteries, magnetite-based accumulators or a new super-performing material, rather it is a question of making existing batteries longer and more efficient by making improvements to better manage the flow of electrons.
The map of the countries adhering to the Covenant of Mayors Covenant of Mayors, SEAP ... what are they? Covenant of Mayors is the name of the main initiative promoted by the European Community to involve local administrations (cities and municipalities) in the fight against climate change. PAES, which means Action Plan for Sustainable Energy, is the operational tool with which individual administrations implement the pivotal strategy of the Covenant of Mayors: to reduce CO₂ emissions by 20 by 2020.
Are there intelligent plants? Or rather, is there intelligence in plants? The experiments prove yes and the videos confirming it are mind-blowing. One of those that Professor Stefano Mancuso of the LINV in Florence uses most often to demonstrate the ability of plants to process information has a bean plant as its protagonist.
Downshifting means going down in the sense of downsizing, but also - and perhaps better still - it means downshifting in the sense of slowing down, taking it easy, enjoying it more. Downshifting is therefore a re-dimensioning, a becoming smaller, but positive and the bearer of personal and collective benefits.
Bioethanol is one of the biofuels derived from sugary fermentation. It is a basically volatile and extremely flammable chemical compound. The ethanol formula is "CH3CH2OH", not all the existing ethanol can be defined as organic, since, in addition to the sugary fermentation of plant parts, it can be obtained from petroleum derivatives.
With the pyrolysis of municipal waste, especially plastic, the British company Cyna Plc has managed to produce fuel to power an airplane. The pyrolysis of municipal waste is a process that is not without side effects, despite the increase in plants of this type, the best way to dispose of waste consists in good separation with consequent recovery and recycling of materials.
Salt batteries are the result of made in Italy research. Salt batteries are being chosen more and more frequently for applications such as powering electric vehicles and storing energy from renewable sources such as solar or wind energy.A limitation of lithium-ion batteries fitted to electric cars is given by low temperatures: on freezing winter mornings, an electric car may struggle to start because the energy storage system is very sensitive to freezing.
What changes in the fruitful online tire sales business? Maybe some price, but maybe not, it certainly becomes more transparent and 'loyal' towards the operators of traditional channels who, in compliance with the law, have always paid the ELT environmental contribution to the state for end-of-life disposal.
With the impending energy crisis it is necessary to develop new energy storage systems. There are currently a large number of technologies for energy storage (or energy storage) but what we have seems to be not enough. Energy storage for electric mobility Currently, research for the development of new energy storage systems is funded by car manufacturers for the expansion of the electric mobility sector.
The first concrete road pavement dates back to 1891 in Ohio, USA, and is on a road that can still be traveled today by passing in front of the statue of the person who built it, a certain George Bartholomev. What you see is still the original surface because concrete, a conglomerate in which the binding element is made up of cement, has a much higher durability than bitumen-asphalt.
For the illicit trafficking of WEEE waste (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment) carried out in an organized way, there is the crime provided for by art. 260 of Legislative Decree 152/2006 (pursuant to art.53bis of the so-called Ronchi Decree). And if it is about illegal waste trafficking organized at an international level, it also incurs art.
What changes between separate collection and selected waste collection? It changes that in the selected collection there is a more effective selection at source made by those who produce the waste, that is, by people-citizens. This lowers the amount of unsorted waste to be sorted in any dedicated facilities (when it does not end up in landfills) making the entire collection-sorting process (selected collection) overall more efficient and less expensive.