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A carnivorous plant that eats rats

June 29, 2018

A new species of carnivorous plant has been discovered in Australia, at the end of Cape York, Queensland. She feeds, among other things, on rats … Carnivorous plants grow almost everywhere in Cape York, which has long attracted many botanists who come to study them in their habitat. And yet, one of the most interesting species has been ignored […]

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Ocean deserts are also progressing

June 29, 2018

Ten years of space observations from the SeaWifs satellite have shown the extension of areas with very low plankton production. According to the authors of the study, the cause is the warming of surface water, which slows vertical trade. Since 1997, the Sea-Viewing Wide Field-of-view Sensor ( SeaWifs) satellite , which could be translated  as a wide-field oceanic sensor, has been scrutinizing chlorophyll production in the global […]

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The Amazon ravaged by the 2010 drought

June 29, 2018

In 2010, the Amazon was facing an intense drought that devastated the rainforest. New results based on lidar and spectral images reignite the eternal debate: does the repetition of droughts harm the rainforest? How can a forest endure climate change? The 2010 drought in the Amazon was the worst of the last two centuries. Shortages of rainfall have been observed over […]

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Recipe for removing heavy metals: Garlic and Onion

June 29, 2018

How to extract heavy metals from effluents released by industrial activity? Using garlic and onion peelings, a new study shows . These condiments absorb heavy metals so efficiently that they could become filters on an industrial scale.  Human activity does not create  heavy metals . These are present in the earth’s crust and are not harmful as such. However, the exploitation of natural deposits, the metallurgical […]

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AIRPLANE: The impact of night flights on GLOBAL WARMING

June 29, 2018

Stick your head to the porthole and gaze at the sparkling islets of the cities through golden clouds. What could be more pleasant and innocent than to rejoice in the magical vision offered by the Earth seen from the air, thanks to a sunset? According to a study conducted by researchers at the University of  Reading , England, when […]

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Sustainable development: Osmotic energy promises a bright future

June 29, 2018

Nearly three years after the launch of the first osmotic power plant in Norway, two researchers are taking stock of this technology by analyzing its efficiency and the potential of the industry. The results are encouraging. Nearly half a billion people could eventually consume this electricity produced from freshwater and seawater without any gram of CO 2 being emitted. The town […]

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Sustainable development: Save energy

June 29, 2018

Until June 4th is the week of “Sustainable Development”. Think of simple actions: being sober and efficient in the use of energy can reduce its bill and not participate in global warming. First tip: make sure to maintain your equipment because the savings are also derived from a good general condition. The production of energy necessary for our daily […]

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Exhibition at Fipronil

June 29, 2018

Exhibition of bees Beekeepers began to suspect the role of Fipronil following the use of Regent TS for the coating of sunflower seed from 1998 onwards. It gradually became apparent that Fipronil used to treat seeds entered the plant well. (of the order of 5% of the quantity applied) and that measurable traces could be found there. On the […]

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Fipronil in the wild

June 29, 2018

Beekeepers have been confronted for several years with problems of abnormal mortality of bees. They have been led to suspect the action of insecticides widely used in agriculture. Behavior in plants The manufacturer has since argued that Fipronil is not a systemic insecticide. However, various studies have shown that it can be transported by the sap in the […]

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Toxicity of Fipronil

June 29, 2018

Basic data There are two main types of toxicities for any substance: acute toxicity, which corresponds to the absorption of a massive dose of toxicant in a single dose, or more rarely several doses over a period of 24 hours. maximum, and the chronic toxicity which corresponds to the absorption of low or very low doses of toxic repeated over a period ranging from […]

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After the Gaucho, the Regent TS

June 29, 2018

Beekeepers have been confronted for several years with problems of abnormal mortality of bees. They have been led to suspect the action of insecticides widely used in agriculture. Two molecules indicted Beekeepers have been confronted for several years with problems of abnormal mortality of bees. They have been led to suspect the action of insecticides widely used in agriculture. It must […]

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