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BBC - Future - The dystopian lake filled by the world’s tech lust

Hidden in an unknown corner of Inner Mongolia is a toxic, nightmarish lake created by our thirst for smartphones, consumer gadgets and green tech, discovers Tim Maughan.


The Audubon Birds & Climate Change Report

Climate change threatens the birds we see every day. I pledge to help build a brighter future for the 314 birds at risk.

BBC News - The Cornish beaches where Lego keeps washing up

A container filled with millions of Lego pieces fell into the sea off Cornwall in 1997. But instead of remaining at the bottom of the ocean, they are still washing up on Cornish beaches today - offering an insight into the mysterious world of oceans and tides.

How IBM is using big data to fix Beijing’s pollution crisis - Quartz

Of China’s major cities, Beijing’s pollution problem is probably the worst, causing thousands of premature deaths every year. Its residents are fed up. The growing outrage has forced leaders to declare a “war on pollution,” including the goal of slashing Beijing’s PM2.5— the concentration of the particles that pose the greatest risk to human health—by 25% by 2017. The Beijing municipal government will earmark nearly 1 trillion yuan ($160 billion) to meet that target. +

The solar panels of the future could be grown from bacteria - Quartz

One day we could have conductive materials that grow, evolve, and self-repair. Researchers at MIT have taken the first steps to creating them. A new study (paywall) describes “living materials” that combine bacterial cells with nonliving materials that can conduct electricity and emit different colors of light. The study is just a proof-of-concept, but researchers say that future applications could include cheaper, more efficient solar panels and biosensors.



The Climate Reality Project is dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis.

Ma vie est tout à fait fascinante: Prends cinq minutes, et signe, copain.

La pétition, à relayer et à signer, est là. Ça vaut le coup d'essayer, vous croyez pas ?


Sustainable Renovation project of a flat in Barcelona, based on the 5 Rs of eco design

Into the Arctic | Greenpeace

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The arctic is under pressure from oil companies seeking to exploit its fossil resources. They see the melting of the sea ice, not as a warning, but as a business opportunity. Take a journey into the Arctic and explore for yourself its natural wonders, the threat of the encroaching oil industry, and follow the struggle to save the Arctic


ミライニホン | MIRAI NIHON Project

We designed a house called "MIRAI NIHON" where technology and nature coexist with people and enable a 100% off-grid life. To make this happen, we collaborated with more than 20 companies to provide new technologies and inventions that bring the concept to life, and that have not yet been commercialized. Then we 'launched' the house as a product, making it available for sale.


Home: Powering A

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"Coal: A Love Story" explores our modern culture’s complicated relationship with coal. Almost half of the nation's electricity is generated from the burning of coal. Despite the fact that we rely on electricity for nearly everything we do, few of us are aware of how it is generated. Whether we like it or not, we are in a complicated relationship with coal for the foreseeable future.

Volkswagen. Le côté obscur. | Greenpeace

Notre planète – la Terre – est en danger. Volkswagen s’oppose à deux lois européennes stratégiques pour la protection du climat : la revalorisation de l’objectif de réduction des émissions, et l’adoption de normes plus strictes en matière de performance énergétique des véhicules. Sans ces mesures, la Terre connaîtra le même sort que la planète Aldérande : elle sera détruite par l’Étoile Noire. Mais tout n’est pas perdu. Nous sentons que la force accompagne Volkswagen.


Un véhicule parcourt 13 000 kilomètres... sans conducteur !

Un véhicule sans conducteur a achevé hier un périple le menant de son lieu de conception à Milan (en Italie), jusqu'à l'exposition universelle de Shanghai (en Chine). Parti le 20 juillet, ce van électrique a parcouru 13 000 kilomètres en 3 mois et 9 jours, sans intervention humaine et sans consommer de carburant. - VideoZone - William and the Windmill

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His name is William Kamkwamba, and his story is nothing short of remarkable. Using scraps from a local junkyard in Malawi, he created something that harnessed the wind - and changed his life. By Lucas Oleniuk and Randy Risling.


Timeline of Climate Change Science and Politics - Interactive Feature -

From Joseph Fourier to James Hansen, NOAA to I.P.C.C., and Kyoto to Copenhagen, a look at the history of climate study and diplomacy in the modern age of global warming.

L'agitée du bocage

Emmanuelle Walter, journaliste indépendante, versée dans l’éducation et l’environnement.

Bangladesh © 2009 - By Jonathan Bjerg Møller / Presented by Bombay Flying Club

five short multimedia documentaries - The weather is changing and the forecast is grim

GreenPrint Software - Millions of Trees Can't be Wrong.

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GreenPrint makes it easy to print only the pages you want saving you around $100 a year on paper and ink, as well as helping to save millions of trees.

ChikunoCube - Natural Air Purifier Made from Bamboo Charcoal Powder

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Chikuno Cube is an air freshener made from ultra fine powder of bamboo charcoal and clay minerals. Bamboo Charcoal has high capacity of absorbing odors, but the secret to the superior absorption powder of Chikuno Cube is the micro-honeycomb structure that amplifies it's surface area by hundred fold. This 2-inch cube has the surface area equivalent of 4 football fields and works best in a small enclosed space such as refrigerator, closets and cars. It is eco-friendly and can be re-used for up to 1 year by just exposing it to direct sunlight every month for 6 hours. The quality is rooted in Kyoto’s craftsmanship, and it won the Japanese Good Design Award in 2008


Inéluctable - ARTE

Un film inspiré des incidents survenus ces derniers temps dans des centrales nucléaires françaises et des conclusions d’un rapport de l’IRSN, l’Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire.

Neo Menuiserie : Spécialiste de la maison en bois dans le loir et cher (41)

L'entre prise Neo Menuiserie située à Montoire sur le loir dans le 41 ( Loir et Cher ) est une entreprise familiale spécialisée dans la construction de maison à ossatures bois M.B.O.C. Crée en 2001, Neo Menuiserie prend la suite des établissements Metreau - Neo Construction Bois : 10 rue Marie Curie 41800 Montoire sur le Loir