Virou lei na França: telhado verde e painel solar são obrigatórios em prédios comerciais

Soluções sustentáveis para as cidades são mais do que nunca necessárias.

A concentração de pessoas, veículos, empresas, comércios e indústrias tornam as nossas cidades mais poluídas, e isso acarreta em menor qualidade de vida para todos nós.

Podemos contar nos dedos quais centros urbanos que ainda possuem ar puro para se respirar.

Quais cidades não passam pelo processo de corte de árvores? Quantas obras chamadas de “revitalização” estão destruindo a fauna e a flora local para dar lugar a empreendimentos?

Portanto, é para ficarmos felizes com uma noticia destas: Paris, a capital da França, adotou uma medida que pode ser um pequeno grão na mudança que precisamos.

Agora é Lei na cidade que os prédios comerciais tenham telhados verdes ou placas solares.

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Pollution is now a greater threat than Ebola and HIV, the World Health Organisation warns

Pollution is now a greater threat than Ebola and HIV and is responsible for one in four deaths among children aged under five, the World Health Organisation has warned.

Worldwide, more than 1.7 million children’s deaths were attributable to environmental hazards such as air pollution and contaminated water, according to report published on Monday. Leer Más


Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean – And It’s To Get Worse

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Although most people think that the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in Ukraine was the most dangerous in the history of the world, it was actually the Fukushima radiation that has left the most far-reaching consequences on Earth. Caused by an earthquake in 2011, the nuclear disaster has polluted the world’s largest ocean in only five years. Plus, 300 tons of radioactive waste leaks out of the TEPCO nuclear power plant in Fukushima, Japan, on a regular daily basis Leer Más




Macro photos of snowflakes show impossibly perfect designs

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CC BY-NC 3.0 Alexey Kljatov

One of the true wonders of the world are snowflakes, tiny designs made of ice that are so individually unique, so detailed, and so spectacular it’s hard to comprehend that they happen naturally and aren’t pulled from the depths of our own imaginations.

Photographer Alexey Kljatov has a special talent for capturing the brief life of these beautiful ice creations. He features many of his snowflake photos on Flickr. Kljatov says, “I capture snowflakes at open balcony of my house, mostly on glass surface, lighted by LED flashlight from opposite side of glass, and sometimes in natural light, using dark woolen fabrics as background.”

 

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