Le assicurazioni per i pannelli fotovoltaici

Il ritorno economico sull’investimento di un impianto fotovoltaico può variare dai 4 agli 8 anni, a seconda della regione e del tipo d’installazione; la vita utile dell’impianto invece può estendersi...

Iveco Daily Electric: il furgone ecologico ed efficiente

Pur non vantando un prezzo alla portata di tutti (dagli 85mila euro in su), l’Iveco Daily Electric può essere considerato un mezzo all’insegna del risparmio. Del risparmio di carburante, ovviamente,...

Replacing coal, oil with natural gas will not help fight global warming, expert argues

Replacing coal, oil with natural gas will not help fight global warming, expert argues Both shale gas and conventional natural gas have a larger greenhouse gas footprint than do coal or oil, especially...

Insights into birds’ migration routes

Insights into birds’ migration routes By tracking hybrids between songbird species, investigators have found that migration routes are under genetic control and could be preventing interbreeding....

Vulnerability of sharks as collateral damage in commercial fishing shown by study

Vulnerability of sharks as collateral damage in commercial fishing shown by study A new study that examined the survival rates of 12 different shark species when captured as unintentional bycatch in...

Researchers work to save endangered New England cottontail

Researchers work to save endangered New England cottontail Scientists are working to restore New Hampshire and Maine’s only native rabbit after new research based on genetic monitoring has found...

Calcification in changing oceans

Calcification in changing oceans What do mollusks, starfish, and corals have in common? Aside from their shared marine habitat, they are all calcifiers — organisms that use calcium from their environment...

Biologist warn of early stages of Earth’s sixth mass extinction event

Biologist warn of early stages of Earth’s sixth mass extinction event The planet’s current biodiversity, the product of 3.5 billion years of evolutionary trial and error, is the highest in...

East African honeybees safe from invasive pests … for now

East African honeybees safe from invasive pests … for now Several parasites and pathogens that devastate honeybees in Europe, Asia and the United States are spreading across East Africa, but do...

Improving understanding of valley-wide stream chemistry

Improving understanding of valley-wide stream chemistry Understanding the chemistry of streams at a finer scale could help to identify factors impairing water quality and help protect aquatic ecosystems....

Putting a price on ecological restoration

Putting a price on ecological restoration Putting a price on clean water and soil fertility helps the UN set ecological restoration targets for degraded and deforested land. Forests provide essential...

Amazon Studied to Predict Impact of Climate Change

Amazon Studied to Predict Impact of Climate Change Extreme weather events in the Amazon Basin are giving scientists an opportunity to predict the impacts of climate change and deforestation on ecological...

Deforestation of sandy soils a greater climate threat

Deforestation of sandy soils a greater climate threat A new study finds that tree removal has far greater consequences for climate change in some soils than in others, a finding that could provide key...

Agroforestry systems can repair degraded watersheds

Agroforestry systems can repair degraded watersheds Agroforestry, combined with land and water management practices that increase agricultural productivity, can save watersheds from degradation. A study...

Students on field course bag new spider species

Students on field course bag new spider species As a spin-off of their Tropical Biodiversity course in Malaysian Borneo, a team of biology students discover a new spider species, build a makeshift taxonomy...

The first insects were not yet able to smell well: Odorant receptors evolved long after insects migrated from water to land

The first insects were not yet able to smell well: Odorant receptors evolved long after insects migrated from water to land An insect’s sense of smell is vital to its survival. Only if it can trace...

A more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, methane emissions will leap as Earth warms

A more potent greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide, methane emissions will leap as Earth warms New research indicates that for each degree that the Earth’s temperature rises, the amount of methane...

Dynamics behind Arctic ecosystems revealed

Dynamics behind Arctic ecosystems revealed Species such as the musk ox, Arctic fox and lemming live in the harsh, cold and deserted tundra environment. However, they have often been in the spotlight...

Ancient sea creatures filtered food like modern whales

Ancient sea creatures filtered food like modern whales Ancient, giant marine animals used bizarre facial appendages to filter food from the ocean, according to new fossils discovered in northern Greenland....

Forests crucial to green growth

Forests crucial to green growth The value of forests and tree-based ecosystems extends far beyond carbon sequestration; they are the foundation of sustainable societies. A new report promotes REDD+ and...