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Illinois es uno de los seis estados de Estados Unidos que permite a las comunidades para agregar y especificar sus compras de energ√≠a. Ahora 91 comunidades, que comprenden 1,7 millones de personas, utilizan esta fuente de energ√≠a al 100%. Illinois ha adoptado la electricidad renovable en una a gran escala, lo que no se ve en ning√ļn otro lugar en la naci√≥n, seg√ļn un nuevo informe de Leading from the Middle: “Como han Liberado las Energ√≠as Renovables las Comunidades de Illinois”Ě Con 91 comunidades proporcionando el 100 por ciento de electricidad renovable a sus residentes, el Estado supera con creces a cualquier otro, incluyendo Ohio, que cuenta con dos ciudades que ofrecen 100 % de electricidad renovable. El informe fue dado a conocer hoy por el Fondo Mundial de Vida Silvestre (WWF, siglas en inglés), el Centro de Legislaci√≥n y Pol√≠tica Ambiental, LEAN Energ√≠a de los EE.UU., la Asociaci√≥n de Illinois de Energ√≠a Solar, el Illinois Sierra Club y el Instituto Solar de Universidad George Washington.
Illinois - 1.7 million people choose 100% green electricity
March 9, 2014 09:32 PM - Editor, The Ecologist
Illinois is one of six US states that allows communities to aggregate and specify their energy purchases. Now 91 - comprising 1.7 million people - have used that power to buy 100% renewable electricity. Illinois has embraced renewable electricity on a massive scale not seen anywhere else in the nation, says a new report, Leading from the Middle: How Illinois Communities Unleashed Renewable Energy. With 91 communities providing 100 percent renewable electricity to their residents, the state far outpaces any other, including Ohio, which has two cities providing 100% renewable electricity. The report was released today by World Wildlife Fund, the Environmental Law and Policy Center, LEAN Energy US, the Illinois Solar Energy Association, Illinois Sierra Club, and The George Washington University Solar Institute.
Los efectos a largo plazo de los productos qu√≠micos sintéticos utilizados en el envasado, almacenamiento y procesamiento de alimentos podr√≠an estar da√Īando nuestra salud, los cient√≠ficos han advertido. Informa Jo Adetunji. En realidad sabemos muy poco acerca de c√≥mo los productos qu√≠micos afectan las funciones del cuerpo o promueven la enfermedad, o en qué etapa de la vida somos susceptibles.
The dangers of chemicals used in food packaging
March 2, 2014 08:32 AM - Jo Adetunji, The Ecologist
The long-term effects of synthetic chemicals used in packaging, food storage and processing food could be damaging our health, scientists have warned. Jo Adetunji reports. We actually know very little about how chemicals affect bodily functions or promote disease, or at what life stage we are susceptible. In a paper published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, the authors said most of these potentially damaging chemicals were found in "food contact materials". These include the coatings on the inside of cans, laminates on cartons, and glass jar seals.
Inminente crisis del agua en China
February 27, 2014 11:08 PM - Joshua Bateman, The Ecologist,, The Ecologist
Inminente crisis del agua en China
China's looming water crisis
February 25, 2014 11:49 AM - Joshua Bateman, The Ecologist
One unintended consequence of China's spectacular economic growth is a growing water shortage, reports Joshua Bateman. As rivers run dry, aquifers sink, climate harshens and pollution spreads, he asks: can China solve its water crisis? In a report by the Chinese News Service, Jiao Yong, Vice Minister of Water Resources, said, "China has more than 400 cities short of water, some 110 of which are facing serious scarcity." A study by the China's Ministry of Water Resources found that approximately 55% of China's 50,000 rivers that existed in the 1990s have ... disappeared. According to Jiang Liping, senior irrigation specialist at the World Bank in Beijing, China is over-exploiting its groundwater by 22 billion cubic meters a year - yet per capita water consumption is less than one third of the global average. "China faces a severe water scarcity issue in water resources right now and it's getting more serious because of rampant economic growth ... Right now, the economy takes too much water from the environment so the ecological environment has been degraded."
Trouble for Tea
February 19, 2014 08:58 AM - Ann-Marie Brouder, The Ecologist
Britain's favorite tipple faces big challenges over coming decades, writes Ann-Marie Brouder. A new report sets out the challenges and proposes sustainable solutions to keep the 'cup that cheers' on the nation's tables. Tea is big business: three billion cups of it are consumed every day, 4.8 million tonnes are produced annually, and in Britain two in three people drink it daily. And tea is much more than just a business - many people and cultures have a deep emotional attachment to the 'cup that cheers', and would be horrified at the idea that there was any threat to their beloved beverage.
Los cambios clim√°ticos globales ocasionados por el hombre, nos est√°n enfermando.
Climate Change and Human Health
February 11, 2014 08:19 AM - Geordan Shannon, The Ecologist
Sea—level rises, changes to the severity of monsoon seasons and rainfall, flooding, droughts and heatwaves are all having an increasing impact on human health, writes Geordon Shannon. The loss of healthy life years in low-income African countries is predicted to be 500 times that in Europe. It is beyond doubt that our emissions of greenhouse gases contribute to climate change. And climate change is making us sick. The World Health Organisation estimates that between 1970 and 2004, the environmental effects of climate change caused more than 140,000 deaths each year.
Da√Īos multimillonarios por inundaciones causadas por tormentas en el Siglo XXI