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Australia: architettura sostenibile Carbon-Neutral a prova di ciclone - Rinnovabili

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Rinnovabili Australia: architettura sostenibile Carbon-Neutral a prova di ciclone Rinnovabili Il Continente Australiano non è nuovo a questo genere di ricerche in tema di efficienza energetica ed architettura sostenibile, non ultimo il progetto per...
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New contracts for stand-by oil spill response vessels / www.green4sea.com du 14.01.2015

New contracts for stand-by oil spill response vessels / www.green4sea.com du 14.01.2015 | Cinzia Zugolaro - sferalab | Scoop.it
EMSA has finalised the process of contracting stand-by oil spill response vessels for three geographical areas.
As a result of this process which began in January 2014, the following vessels have been contracted: ƒ
Atlantic coast: ...

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So You're Already A Connected Educator... Now What?

So You're Already A Connected Educator... Now What? | Cinzia Zugolaro - sferalab | Scoop.it

"Generally speaking, most folks are choosing to connect via some form of social media, notably Twitter. Social media has revolutionized what it means to be an educator and, unfortunately, it often carries a negative connotation such as unprofessional and immature adults who use social media as a means to berate or belittle their students or colleagues. That’s not what it means to be a connected educator."


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Allison Kenney's curator insight, October 14, 2014 5:10 PM

Time to be a connected sharing educator.  

Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, October 21, 2014 5:02 PM

More excellent ideas to extend your experience as a connected educator through the use of technology.

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Pollution à la paraffine dans le parc national des Calanques / www.franceinfo.fr du 14.10.14

Pollution à la paraffine dans le parc national des Calanques / www.franceinfo.fr du 14.10.14 | Cinzia Zugolaro - sferalab | Scoop.it
Une partie des côtes du parc national des Calanques est touchée par une pollution à la paraffine. Elle ne présente pas de danger mais une enquête a été ouverte.

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A wide-angle view of fragile Earth

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In this image-filled talk, Yann Arthus-Bertrand displays his three most recent projects on humanity and our habitat -- stunning aerial photographs in his series "The Earth From Above," personal interviews from around the globe featured in his web project "6 billion Others," and his soon-to-be-released movie, "Home," which documents human impact on the environment through breathtaking video.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 14, 2014 2:38 PM

I've linked galleries of the artistic, aerial photography of Yann Arthus-Bertrand several times before.  In this Ted Talk, you can hear what motivates his artistic vision and the global perspectives that he wants to bring to the fore.  You can also watch the 90-minute video 'Home' that he discusses in the talk here.    

 

Tags: images, art, worldwideTEDenvironment, video.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, August 25, 2014 10:07 AM

Useful for Human Impact DCI!

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La zone contaminée au mercure s'élargit près de Viège / 24heures.ch le 20.05.214

La zone contaminée au mercure s'élargit près de Viège / 24heures.ch le 20.05.214 | Cinzia Zugolaro - sferalab | Scoop.it
Le canton a élargi le périmètre d'investigation relatif à la pollution au mercure. Les échantillons prélevés sont toujours positifs au mercure, a communiqué mardi l'Etat du Valais.

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Borderlands: The New Strategic Landscape

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 6, 2014 5:19 PM

Since the Russian annexation of Crimea, the interest in geopolitics has climbed.  Many feel as though the post-Cold War World political paradigm has changed and it has.  John Kerry has even accused Russia of using 19th century tactics to solve a 21st century problem.  This comment highlights how many Americans and American government officials took for granted that the ‘New World Order’ after the fall of the Soviet Union was a permanent condition.  This article from Foreign Policy argues that it is the Americans how are caught in a geopolitical time warp, imagining that the American global hegemony of the 1990s represented the ‘end of history,’ and that geopolitical power will still be a major force in the foreseeable future.  With this in mind old concepts in geopolitics such as borderlands and buffer zones are being revived and analyzed anew.


Tags: geopoliticspolitical, conflict.

Alec Castagno's curator insight, December 12, 2014 12:43 PM

The historical background of geopolitics in Europe and America's role offers excellent insight into what is going on with Russia and why. Russia lost its coveted buffer zones with the fall of the Soviet Union, and given their historical importance to the Russians we can see the driving factors of their recent aggression in the region. The article also provides good analysis of America's past actions in the region, and uses it to explain our current position and what might come next.

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Rivière-Chaudière : les risques de relargage d’hydrocarbures diminuent | EnBeauce.com

Rivière-Chaudière : les risques de relargage d’hydrocarbures diminuent | EnBeauce.com | Cinzia Zugolaro - sferalab | Scoop.it
Le ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques et la direction de la Santé publique autorisent la Ville de

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Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?

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Nafeez Ahmed: Natural and social scientists develop new model of how 'perfect storm' of crises could unravel global system

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victor g martinez's curator insight, March 17, 2014 5:36 AM

The NASA-funded HANDY model offers a highly credible wake-up call to governments, corporations and business - and consumers - to recognise that 'business as usual' cannot be sustained, and that policy and structural changes are required immediately.

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Dubai's Growth

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steve smith's curator insight, March 31, 2014 4:03 AM

Great for tourism development

Nathan Chasse's curator insight, April 1, 2014 10:48 AM

This series of pictures shows the extremely rapid growth of Dubai. An extremely wealthy city, the oil richness of Dubai has allowed for it to grow at an unprecedented rate from a desert to a sprawling metropolis. Such an impressive city springing up in a desolate desert speaks to how much resources can dictate where and how city growth occurs.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, April 14, 2014 5:13 PM

 Dubai has drastically changed throughtout it's time before the globalization boom and was one of the only cities to be impacted positively by globalization. As you can see from the depiction that Dubai in 1991 was a deserted place and then in 2005 it transformed into becoming somewhat of a city. In 2012 this city drastically transformed in order to help the globalization process and the whole city in general was trasformed into a mega city.

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Trame verte et bleue en Midi-Pyrénées


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Pescalune's curator insight, May 5, 2013 11:21 AM

Située au carrefour géographique des domaines  atlantique, continental, alpin et méditerranéen, la région Midi-Pyrénées est un maillon important
du lien entre la péninsule ibérique et le nord de l’Europe.

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Valutazione della Green Economy

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landscape architecture &sustainability's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:42 PM

Anche se, in questi ultimi anni, quello della Green Economy viene presentato come la novità nel dibattito sulle prospettive dello sviluppo, di economia verde se ne parla da più di vent’anni. Nel seminario saranno proposte alcune considerazioni su “cosa” debba intendersi per Green Economy e su “come” misurarne le performance.

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Forum National sur la gestion durable des eaux pluviales

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5ème édition du Forum National sur la gestion durable des eaux pluviales

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Visualizing Earth's Physical Systems

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"An animated map of global wind and weather. Join the Facebook community.  Seen here are the dual menaces, Cyclone Hudhud and Typhoon Vongfong (as seen from ISS)."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 7, 2014 2:18 PM

Earlier I shared a dynamic map of near-live wind data for the United States and a static rendering of global wind patterns.  This combines the features of both of those resources to provide a mesmerizing digital globe.  This visualization of global weather conditions is updated every three hours from supercomputer data projections.  Click on the 'earth' text in the lower left-hand corner to customize the display.  For examining the wind patterns and oceans currents, this is much more useful than Google Earth; this is definitely one of my favorite resources.


Tagsphysical, weather and climate, mapping, visualization.

Pam Anderson's curator insight, October 12, 2014 11:48 AM

this might interest some of our teachers who are studying weather With their students.  I just think this site is fascinating!

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Scandinavian Energy Usage

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Which countries consume the most electricity per person? You might guess the United States would top the World Bank’s list, but the Nordic countries of Iceland, Norway, Finland, and Sweden are actually at or near the top. Icelanders consume an average of 52,374 kilowatt hours per person per year, Norwegians 23,174 kilowatt hours, Finns 15,738 kilowatt hours, and Swedes 14,030 kilowatt hours. Americans are not far behind, with an average consumption of 13,246 kilowatt hours per person. The Japanese consume 7,848 kilowatt hours.

 

This image is part of a global composite assembled from data acquired by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite in 2012. The nighttime view of Earth was made possible by the “day-night band” of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite. VIIRS detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as city lights, wildfires, and gas flares. The city lights of several major Nordic cities are visible in the imagery, including Stockholm, Sweden (population 905,184); Oslo, Norway (634,463); Helsinki, Finland (614,074), and Reykjavik, Iceland (121,490).

 

Tags: Europe, energy, remote sensing, development, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Norway.


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Jared Medeiros's curator insight, February 18, 2015 5:59 PM

It is not surprising to me that these countries, or any country that resides in a high latitude area, have high usage of electricity.  The combination of extreme cold temperatures and times of meager amounts of daylight equal high uses of energy.  High populations of these areas tend to be around the coast as well, so these areas have to work extra hard to keep people warm, fed, etc.  If people were more spread out, the usage might not be as high. 

Lena Minassian's curator insight, February 18, 2015 7:17 PM

This articles discusses which countries use the most electricity and believe it or not, the Nordic countries are at the top of the list. It shows two satellite images in the nighttime for you to get a better visual as to which areas of these countries use the most electricity. There are multiple factors that go into these countries consuming this much energy. One factor that is interesting is the high demand for electricity because of the long winters in these countries. 

Kevin Cournoyer's curator insight, May 6, 2015 9:34 AM

These images are really interesting and expose just how much electricity the Scandinavian countries actually use. It is surprising to think of these nations as large energy consumers because of their general reputation as progressive, clean, and liberal places. This brief article is an excellent example of how maps and satellite images can be misleading, though. As opposed to places like the U.S. or China, energy consumption in the Scandinavian countries actually produces only small amounts of greenhouse gases and is based on renewable energy sources. 

 

This shows an interesting and not immediately apparent geographic distinction between the Scandinavian countries and places such as China and the U.S. Chinese and United States energy consumption is enormous because of those countries' ability and desire to produce large amounts of goods quickly. Household energy use is also high because of the widespread use of electronics such as televisions, computers, and appliances. The Scandinavian countries, on the other hand, have a need for increased energy use because of their geographic location: long, dark winters mean an increased need for electricity and for longer periods. Also, Scandinavia is able to produce energy at lower costs due to its use of renewable energy sources. So though those countries may consume much more energy than their non-Scandinavian counterparts, they are doing so responsibly and for a reason. 

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Decision to Abandon Rena Wreckage Heads to Environment Court - gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News / gCaptain du 05.09.2014

Decision to Abandon Rena Wreckage Heads to Environment Court - gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News / gCaptain du 05.09.2014 | Cinzia Zugolaro - sferalab | Scoop.it
The Bay of Plenty Regional Council will not to make the decision to abandon the wreck of the MV Rena at Astrolabe Reef.

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Flip-Flop Summer Caused by Strange Jet Stream

Flip-Flop Summer Caused by Strange Jet Stream | Cinzia Zugolaro - sferalab | Scoop.it

"Temperatures across the Northeast have been unusually cool, and they have been unusually hot across the northwest.  A strange jet stream is behind the flip-flop between summer conditions in the two northern corners of the country. The polar jet stream is the prevailing band of wind that blows west to east across the upper half of the U.S. in summer. (There is a subtropical jet, also, that typically crosses northern Mexico).  We often see the jet stream depicted on TV weather reports—that big, wavy line across the U.S. and Canada that bends south then north then south again. Low-pressure weather systems, sometimes called cold fronts, ride along the jet stream, bringing us much of our daily weather. But this summer the polar  jet steam seems to be somewhat flattened out, and it’s been in that position more than usual."

 

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Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 16, 2014 7:51 AM

A strange jet stream is the cause of this flip-flop summer. People in the Northeast have experienced a cooler summer while people in the West have experienced hotter summers than usual. Boston typically experiences 90 degree weather about fifteen days throughout the summer. This summer, it only hit that mark about four times. In Oregon, they hit 90 degrees twelve times already and this usually only happens a few times a year. The polar jet stream is banding the wind that blows across the upper half of the US, this makes their summers colder than usual. This jet stream seems to be flattened out and has lately been in that position more than expected. Forces in the atmosphere make the stream flat. The climate change, as said by S.Y. Simon Wang, is said to be not "global warming" but "global weirding". This article goes through most of the summer and stops at the weather for the week of August 18th.

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5 Great Tips for Putting the Power Back in Your PowerPoint Presentations

5 Great Tips for Putting the Power Back in Your PowerPoint Presentations | Cinzia Zugolaro - sferalab | Scoop.it
Bring the Passion and Purpose Back to Your Presentations With These Helpful Ideas Are your PowerPoint slides the same ones you've been using for years? Are

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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 7, 2014 1:06 PM

Check out my How to be a Presentation Ninja for .PPT design tips!

http://slidesha.re/1mZWQG5

Marinhos's curator insight, June 8, 2014 7:03 AM

Tem muito professor que usa o PowerPoint como a velha transparência, dando suporte para aulas expositivãs chatas. Como fazer apresentações no PowerPoint é coisa parabse aprender . 

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How To Use Social Media In Education

How To Use Social Media In Education | Cinzia Zugolaro - sferalab | Scoop.it
(this is a continuation from yesterday’s article about barriers to using social media in education) The first step towards applying social media into education starts with empowering teachers by giving them freedom to use social media to engage with students and giving them the freedom to come-up with innovative ways of teaching using technology. On …

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Taking the lead out of a promising solar cell: Environmentally friendly solar cell pushes forward the 'next big thing in photovoltaics'

Taking the lead out of a promising solar cell: Environmentally friendly solar cell pushes forward the 'next big thing in photovoltaics' | Cinzia Zugolaro - sferalab | Scoop.it

getting rid of leadResearchers have developed a solar cell with good efficiency that uses tin instead of lead perovskite as the harvester of light. The low-cost, environmentally friendly solar cell can be made easily using 'bench' chemistry -- no fancy equipment or hazardous materials. Perovskite solar cells are being touted as the 'next big thing in photovoltaics.' Lead perovskite has achieved 15 percent efficiency, and tin perovskite should be able to match -- and possibly surpass -- that.


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victor g martinez's curator insight, May 5, 2014 4:22 PM

Getting rid of lead in solar cells, what about Indium?

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▶ Science Of Persuasion - YouTube

Ciencia de la Persuasión,

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victor g martinez's curator insight, March 28, 2014 6:06 PM

Science of persuasion

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Changing Earth

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Over the years, ISS astronauts have had a rare opportunity to witness climate change on Earth from space.

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Sally Egan's curator insight, March 30, 2014 7:29 PM

A great illustation of the changes to the environment as a result of increasing technology and population. Plays for 1minute 30.

Sally Egan's curator insight, March 30, 2014 7:34 PM

A short but fascinating illustration of the rapid changes to areas of teh Earth, observed by astronauts since 2000. Plays for 1 minute 30.  

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, April 4, 2014 7:46 AM
This is a great resource for some of our science classes. It is an interesting presentation of the changes that we are making over time.
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EcoCloud, la nuvola dell’agricoltura sostenibile

EcoCloud, la nuvola dell’agricoltura sostenibile | Cinzia Zugolaro - sferalab | Scoop.it

EcoCloud è una nuova applicazione online che consente agli operatori del settore agricolo di conoscere diversi percorsi di sostenibilità.

Il progetto, avviato da Confagricoltura in collaborazione con i partner scientifici Fondaca e Chiappe Revello e il partner tecnologico New Vision, raccoglie e condivide informazioni nel tentativo di mostrare esempi di successo in un contesto agricolo di sostenibilità e produttività. L’obiettivo? Facile, dar vita a un percorso agricolo votato a un’innovazione responsabile, il difficile è raggiungerlo.

 

Sette le priorità: gestione dell’acqua, consumo del suolo, forestazione, diminuzione delle emissioni, tecniche e colture che favoriscono il maggior assorbimento di CO2, sviluppo di agro-energie e prodotti fitosanitari.


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Il Manuale Europeo sulla Custodia del Territorio - in italiano


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Six Expected Web Design Trends in 2013

Six Expected Web Design Trends in 2013 | Cinzia Zugolaro - sferalab | Scoop.it

You will be designing stuff in a way so that you can set new trends for 2013. Today, in this article we will discuss some of our predictions as far as web design trends in 2013 are concerned.

 

 


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