By José Carlos Díaz Zanelli Although at first it may seem like local news, the problem has global features. A few days ago Greenpeace denounced the massive death of honey bees as a result of a tree fumigation campaign in three Spanish regions. Among the regions of Murcia, Valencia and Andalusia, the death of more than 225 thousand bees is estimated, and the destruction of more of 50 hives.
Sand from the desert of the United Arab Emirates could be used in concentrated solar energy installations, to store thermal energy of up to 1,000 degrees Celsius. The research project called 'Sandstock' has been trying to develop a sustainable reception and storage system and low cost, using sand particles as a heat collector, heat transfer and thermal energy storage medium.
By Miguel A. Altieri and Walter A. Pengue For the ninth consecutive year, the biotechnology industry and its allies celebrate a continuous expansion of transgenic crops, the estimated global area of commercially released crops in 2004 was 81 million hectares, which is considered a triumph since they reached 22 countries.
The tiny white flowers of Udumbara are suspended above the delicate stems, which are thinner than a human hair. According to the Buddhist scriptures, they only bloom once every 3,000 years, before the arrival of Chakravartin, the Holy King Who Turns the Wheel that comes to rectify the Dharma in the human world.
Little by little we are waking up and becoming aware of the seriousness of dumping plastic garbage into seas and oceans. Many developed or developing countries are legislating on the issue of plastic waste, taking as a first step the ban on plastic bags. People most interested in caring for the planet, have stopped buying plastic bottles, light bulbs, disposable utensils and even conventional diapers to replace them with more friendly ones.
The problem of regulation of pesticides in Mexico allows transnationals like Monsanto to sell pesticides with active ingredients considered highly dangerous by the International Network for Action Against Pesticides (PAN, for its acronym in English), argue civil organizations.