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ONE July-September 2016

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In questo numero sono presenti i seguenti articoli:

Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Concentration Has Passed the Point of No Return (Dahr Jamail, Truthout.org)

(Photo: NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center; Edited: LW / TO) Monday, 23 May 2016 By Dahr Jamail A recent trip up Washington State’s Mount Rainier brought home to me how rapidly things are changing, even in the high country. I…

‘Great Wall of Africa’ planned to hold back the Sahara (Carlos Laorden, El País – Planeta Futuro, Translated By Samuel Morgan)

Africa’s planned Great Green Wall is intended to hold back the Saharan sands, rather than the rapacious Mongol hordes.[Richard Thomas/Flickr] A massive-scale project proposed by the African Union, partly funded by the EU, will see a wall of trees erected…

Plastic Bags Might Kickstart the Carbon Capture Industry (Richard S. Middleton, Los Alamos National Laboratory)

You just can’t drink enough soda to create a market for bottling and storing all the excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But as researchers look for ways to stave off global warming by reducing atmospheric CO2, many have turned…

What the U.S. can learn from European coal miners’ second act (Joshua Zaffos, High Country News)

Mark Perkins, left, and Scott Pearce talk about recent layoffs from the nearby Black Thunder Coal Mine at Perkins’ electrical shop in Wright, Wyo., on April 5, 2016. Perkins is closing his business after the mine laid off hundreds of…

Silk Road revisited (Eusebio Loria, One Team)

A city within the city. It is the new Midwest Commodity Exchange Center (MCEC), the core of the metal products trade park in Xi’an. Positioned as one of the regional headquarters of China’s New Silk Road, this area has recently…

Monreale mine: a view from the past (One Team)

From the top of the hill you can see the Monreale Castle on the right: a reminder of a glorious past. Next, the green stretching from the shoulders of Costa verde mountains, turning yellow, while it reaches the plain the…

The solar voyager (Alice Masili, One Team)

While Solar Impulse 2, the aircraft powered by solar energy is reaching the end of its journey around the World, another “eco” international industrial enterprise tries to emulate the challenge. Across the sea. It is called Solar Voyager: a small…

The pros and cons of biomass (Debo Adams, One Team)

When most people talk about renewable energy they are referring to wind and solar power, which tend to dominate the news and their deployment is growing rapidly. However, a problem of wind and solar power is their intermittency – that…

Isogo: a minimalist shrine to clean coal (Toby Lockwood)

Modern cities are ever more hungry for power, but increasingly prefer to keep their power plants out of sight and out of mind. Whilst the smogs suffered by London in the 1950s or many Chinese cities today are extreme examples…

Bee Active! Fight Against Climate Change (Lenore M. Hitchler, One Team)

Buzz! Buzz! What’s the buzz about bees? In order for plants to reproduce, they must be pollinated, and honeybees are one of the most important pollinators. Humans consume many crops that require pollination. Additionally, we eat meat from animals that…

Speeding on the innovation highway (Jezz Abbott)

It was never meant to happen like this, and by and large it doesn’t. Electric cars were hailed as a new dawn of clean, environment-friendly, safe driving. And then someone lost their life behind the wheel of such a car.…