Wednesday, February 20, 2019

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Record melting of Arctic ice, it had never before dropped below 4 million square kilometersIn less than one generation, we have altered the way in which the planet looks from space and soon the North Pole will be completely ice free in summer, probably within the next 5 years or at the most the next 20, depending on the forecast.

The annual melting of Arctic ice is reaching a level that is reducing the extent of sea ice to the lowest level ever recorded since satellite monitoring began in 1979. Scientists from the US National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) have raised the alarm.

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An American jail's new anti-blackout system combines several renewable energy sources.Thanks to a fuel cell system, solar panels, wind turbines and an energy storage system, the Santa Rita jail's smart grid is considered one of the most reliable in the United States and will enable the jail to save approximately $2.2 million in utility bills over the next 25 years.

Not far from San Francisco, California, the Santa Rita jail, with 4000 inmates, has recently completed an energy system that combines a 1 MW fuel cell system, solar panels, wind turbines and a 2 MW energy storage system in... Read More

South Korea in the forefront on research and innovation also hosts a UN center.

The expo on oceans in Yeosu, South Korea has come to an end. The main objective was to raise people's awareness on the topic of protecting the marine environment and developing technology concerning the sea. Italy was also present.

“The living ocean and coast, diversity of resources and sustainable activities” This was the theme of the international exposition that ended recently in Yeosu, South Korea.

The oceans are in fact indispensable for ensuring the continuity of life on Earth, with more... Read More

The new Frecciarossa 1000 will travel at an average speed of 360 kilometers per hour, saving energy and respecting the environment

Frecciarossa 1000, built by AnsaldoBreda and Bombardier, will be the quietest and lowest-environmental-impact train thanks to its aerodynamic shape that will reduce energy consumption and noise, and to the use of light alloys.

It is called the Frecciarossa 1000, the latest jewel built by AnsaldoBreda (a Finmeccanica Group company) with Bombardier. The new high-speed train will travel at an average speed of 360 kilometers per hour on the high-speed... Read More

The robots designed in Scotland work as a team, like bees, and can dive to depths over 200 meters, unlike scuba divers that now do the job. Thanks to a database in the development phase, they look for coral fragments to be reattached to the reef.

In the last 30 years, coral reefs have severely declined, so much so that they risk extinction within a few decades. A recent study by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) showed that less than 10% of the reef in the Caribbean is still alive today, compared to 50% in the 1970s.

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The number of residents on the luxury island built off the coast of Qatar is increasing every year. The island is continuing to be built with an eco-sustainability mindset.The artificial island off the coast of Qatar called the "Pearl of Qatar" has many luxuries, but also focuses on the environment, from water supplies to the waste management, to cooling system that copies the the Roman energy model.

Following Dubai, Qatar is now building an artificial island of its own: it covers 400 hectares of surface area, and has nearly 20 kilometers of beaches for 40,000 international residents.... Read More

Global warming is real and humans are causing it. That greenhouse gas emissions are contributing to climate change is as accepted among mainstream scientists as the earth revolving around the sun. A recently published story on climate change denial in Australian current affairs magazine The Monthly cites a survey that found 97.4 percent of climate scientists agree that "human activity is a significant contributing factor in changing mean global temperatures."But what about the few scientists still skeptical of climate change? They are starting to come around as evidenced by the highly publicized... Read More

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