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Around 80% of sewage in Indian cities flows into water systems

Around 80% of sewage in Indian cities flows into water systems | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
NEW DELHI: Is urban India drowning in its own excreta? Nearly 80% of the sewage generated in India flows untreated into its rivers, lakes and ponds, turning the water sources too polluted to use....

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SURFERS WITNESS DRAMATIC INCREASE IN MARINE POLLUTION

SURFERS WITNESS DRAMATIC INCREASE IN MARINE POLLUTION | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
The latest news collected from Sea-Changers. Keep up to date on the latest Marine Convervation news! (@mcsuk As news confirms that beaches fall below safety standards our survey details surfers concerns about the sea.

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Greensmith Energy Storage and ZEN Solar Announce Global Partnership | Clean Tech News

Greensmith Energy Storage and ZEN Solar Announce Global Partnership | Clean Tech News | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
#Buy #Green #Technology Greensmith Energy Storage and ZEN Solar Announce Global Partnership http://t.co/OR7ks6S0DB http://t.co/d0QkZMFqEQ

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Sensitivity of plants to changing atmospheric CO2 concentration: from the geological past to the next century - Franks - 2013 - New Phytologist - Wiley Online Library

Sensitivity of plants to changing atmospheric CO2 concentration: from the geological past to the next century - Franks - 2013 - New Phytologist - Wiley Online Library | ayubia national park | Scoop.it

"We find that, overall, the sensitivity of plants to rising or falling ca is qualitatively similar across all scales considered. It is characterised by an adaptive feedback response that tends to maintain 1 − ci/ca, the relative gradient for CO2 diffusion into the leaf, relatively constant. This is achieved through predictable adjustments to stomatal anatomy and chloroplast biochemistry. Importantly, the long-term response to changing ca can be described by simple equations rooted in the formulation of more commonly studied short-term responses."


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Costs and benefits of relative bark thickness in relation to fire damage: a savanna/forest contrast - Lawes - 2012 - Journal of Ecology - Wiley Online Library

"We suggest that relatively thick bark minimizes the costs of acquiring absolutely thick bark, and it confers greater protection to smaller stems. The cost of acquiring thick bark prevents small trees from merely accumulating bark as a consequence of fast height or stem diameter growth. Accordingly, our field survey indicated that forest species had relatively thin bark and acquired thick bark only as a consequence of very large size, while fire-prone savanna species had relatively thick-barked small stems. Based on this, relative bark thickness appears to be a good predictor of local fire regimes and is a useful plant functional trait."


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Chasing the Green

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Companies have realized that greenness remains a major issue for consumers around the world, and that they expect green practices from the companies they do business with.

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Using Crowdsourcing to Fight Climate Change Effects

Using Crowdsourcing to Fight Climate Change Effects | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
A project in northeastern India is looking to turn farmers into citizen scientists to better understand which crops can thrive in changing climate conditions.

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CGIAR Climate's curator insight, March 25, 2013 5:59 AM

In order to combat this problem in developing nations, some scientists are turning to crowdsourcing. As part of its Seeds for Needs initiative, for example, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has been looking at how to turn farmers into citizen scientists. Seeds for Needs, according to CCAFS’s Jacob van Etten, is a “series of projects… to give farmers more access to crop varieties and landraces to help them adapt to climate change.” As part of that initiative, the CCAFS is currently running a program in Vaishali, a district in India’s northeastern Bihar state, to test wheat varieties.

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Climate change is worsening world hunger

Climate change is worsening world hunger | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
The livelihood of millions of vulnerable communities already depends on the
availability of simple foodstuffs, and now climate change is further
threatening that precarious existence, say four top opinion-makers.

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CGIAR Climate's curator insight, March 6, 2013 2:36 AM

The conference - 'Hunger, Nutrition, Climate Justice 2013' - is being organised in partnership with the World Food Programme and the CGIAR Research Programme on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS).

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Photos: A Gallery of Green Walls

Photos: A Gallery of Green Walls | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
Discover the eco-friendly design phenomenon that is vertical gardens by exploring this photo gallery of green walls installed by Ambius.

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Tips For Creating The Ultimate Eco Friendly Home by Kamranali - Bloggers

Tips For Creating The Ultimate Eco Friendly Home by Kamranali - Bloggers | ayubia national park | Scoop.it

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Amazing :)

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In Our World: 5 April (water, long reads, forests, business and more ...

In Our World: 5 April (water, long reads, forests, business and more ... | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
In Our World: 5 April (water, long reads, forests, business and more). Mike Shanahan. 5 April ... Sharing Water? Water shortages threaten renewed conflict between Pakistan and India, writes Shahid Husain.

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Hazardous Wastes in UAE

Hazardous Wastes in UAE | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
Major hazardous waste streams in UAE are Petrochemical waste, Medical Waste, and e-Waste. To avoid hazardous waste export the cash rich government owned petrochemical companies have established centralised treatment facility.

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Landfill Gas - Dangers and Promises

Landfill Gas - Dangers and Promises | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
Landfill gas (or LFG) is generated during the natural process of bacterial decomposition of organic material contained in municipal solid waste landfills or garbage dumps. The waste is co...

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Salman Zafar's curator insight, April 3, 2013 5:41 AM

The number of landfill gas projects, which convert methane gas that is emitted from decomposing garbage into power, has seen significant increase around the world. TLandfill gas recovery projects collect and treat the methane gas, so it can be used for electricity or upgraded to pipeline-grade quality to power homes, buildings, and vehicles.

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A chill on environmental protection as Arctic shipping heats up

A chill on environmental protection as Arctic shipping heats up | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
After a year’s delay, the United Nations body tasked with developing polar shipping regulations has recommended provisions to address the environmental impacts of Arctic shipping – but they don’t go far enough, says conservation organization WWF.

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Global warming: second thoughts of an environmentalist - Telegraph

Global warming: second thoughts of an environmentalist - Telegraph | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
Fritz Vahrenholt, one of Germany's earliest green energy investors, is not convinced that humanity is causing catastrophic global warming.

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Turning plastic trash into high fashion | Global Ideas | DW.DE | 05.03.2013

Turning plastic trash into high fashion | Global Ideas | DW.DE | 05.03.2013 | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
An initiative in Burkina Faso is tying together eco protection with women's empowerment. The group fashions skirts and handbags from used plastic bags. The proceeds go towards improving the lives of the seamstresses.

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Susan Davis Cushing's curator insight, March 18, 2013 9:38 PM

Ten Years later: a full-circle plastics recycling project that enables, trains and educates the women involved. Compare this with a projects that "gives' a pair of shoes to someone when another pair is puhcased. One pair of shoes will not change a person's life. Training, providing earnings, a repurposing the dearth of plastics in the evironment is a project model we can all get behind. sdc

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Leaf adaptations of evergreen and deciduous trees of semi-arid and humid savannas on three continents - Tomlinson - 2013 - Journal of Ecology - Wiley Online Library

Leaf adaptations of evergreen and deciduous trees of semi-arid and humid savannas on three continents - Tomlinson - 2013 - Journal of Ecology - Wiley Online Library | ayubia national park | Scoop.it

"Species from the three continents differed in their leaf traits. These probably reflect the greater proportion of evergreen species in Australia as compared to the other continents and generally infertile soils in the South American sampling sites compared to the wider fertility range in the African sites. Water stress in savannas does not select for more conservative water use, but may select for rapid adjustment to prevailing water conditions and for heat avoidance mechanisms."


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Trends in Energy Management

Trends in Energy Management | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
Managing and reducing energy consumption not only saves money but also helps in mitigating climate change and enhancing corporate reputation. The primary objective of energy management is to achiev...

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Renewable Energy in the Middle East

Renewable Energy in the Middle East | ayubia national park | Scoop.it

the clamor for renewable energy has increased significantly in the Middle East which may be attributed to concerns regarding global warming and depletion of fossil fuels. Regional countries whose environments are extremely intensive in terms of the carbon emissions and energy usage, like the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, have taken concrete steps and developed strategies to produce clean energy on large-scale to lower carbon footprint and foster sustainable development.


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Towards climate-smart agriculture

Towards climate-smart agriculture | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
It is possible to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture and yet ensure that farmers are better off.

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CGIAR Climate's curator insight, March 25, 2013 5:57 AM

The international research programme ‘Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)’ is an important institution linking climate change and agriculture. Building on the collective strength of 15 international research centres in the CGIAR Consortium, CCAFS has been working in West Africa, East Africa and South Asia to help farmers cope with climate change and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from agricultural activities.

Noor Fatima's curator insight, April 8, 2013 8:30 AM

Best example of holistic practices.

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Pictures: Green Walls May Cut Pollution in Cities

Pictures: Green Walls May Cut Pollution in Cities | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
Plant-covered walls could slash air pollution in some city streets, recent research suggests.

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Samuel Perez's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:10 PM

National Geografic dedica un espacio a los jardines verticales. Un buen artículo en donde podemos darnos cuenta, una vez más, dela utilidad de esta nueva tecnología.

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When Trees Die, People Die - The Atlantic

When Trees Die, People Die - The Atlantic | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
The Atlantic
When Trees Die, People Die
The Atlantic
The blight was first detected in June 2002, when the trees in Canton, Michigan, got sick.

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Warning signs: To save forests, act before it’s too late – The Express Tribune

Warning signs: To save forests, act before it’s too late – The Express Tribune | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
Speake­rs highli­ght increa­sing threat­s to nation’s dwindl­ing forest reserv­es.

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Plastic Waste Collection

Plastic Waste Collection | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
There are three basic ways in which communities can offer plastic recycling collection services for plastic bottles and containers.

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Sustainable Utilization of Biomass

Sustainable Utilization of Biomass | ayubia national park | Scoop.it
Bioenergy systems offer significant possibilities for reducing greenhouse gas emissions due to their immense potential to replace fossil fuels in energy production. Biomass reduces emissions and en...

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Salman Zafar's curator insight, March 30, 2013 11:48 PM
A large amount of energy is expended in the cultivation and processing of crops like sugarcane, coconut, and rice which can met by utilizing energy-rich residues for electricity production. The integration of biomass-fueled gasifiers in coal-fired power stations would be advantageous in terms of improved flexibility in response to fluctuations in biomass availability and lower investment costs. The growth of the bioenergy industry can also be achieved by laying more stress on green power marketing.