tirebouchon:

More Than Honey (Un mondo in pericolo) - Trailer (by cinemambientefest)

La sindrome dello spopolamento degli alveari, riscontrata per la prima volta in Nord America alla fine del 2006 e che si è poi diffusa anche nei principali pasi europei, è un fenomeno ancora poco conosciuto che provoca l’improvvisa moria di intere colonie di api sul quale gli scienziati continuano a interrogarsi. Ma dalle conseguenze potenzialmente devastanti per l’intero equilibrio ecosistemico del pianeta. Grazie a un lavoro di ricerca durato oltre cinque anni, Markus Imhoof ci guida così alla scoperta di un insetto dalle sorprenderti caratteristiche, allevato per secoli dall’uomo e sempre più in pericolo a causa di fattori come l’uso di particolari pesticidi chimici in agricoltura.

sciencecenter:

China to flatten 700 mountains to build new desert metropolis
This doesn’t sound like a good idea…

A long, long time ago, a 90-year-old Chinese peasant named Yu Gong decided to move two inconveniently located mountains away from the entrance to his home. Legend has it he struggled terribly, but ultimately succeeded. Hence the Chinese idiom “Yu Gong moves the mountains.” When there’s a will, there’s a way.
Now Chinese developers are putting old Yu to shame.
In what is being billed as the largest “mountain-moving project” in Chinese history, one of China’s biggest construction firms will spend £2.2bn to flatten 700 mountains around Lanzhou, allowing development authorities to build a new metropolis on the northwestern city’s far-flung outskirts.

If you’re concerned about the environmental impact, don’t be: it’s all but assured to be disastrous. That’s because the WHO has already named Lanzhou as China’s worst city for air pollution. The city also chronically lacks water, even before the new construction takes place.

sciencecenter:

China to flatten 700 mountains to build new desert metropolis

This doesn’t sound like a good idea…

A long, long time ago, a 90-year-old Chinese peasant named Yu Gong decided to move two inconveniently located mountains away from the entrance to his home. Legend has it he struggled terribly, but ultimately succeeded. Hence the Chinese idiom “Yu Gong moves the mountains.” When there’s a will, there’s a way.

Now Chinese developers are putting old Yu to shame.

In what is being billed as the largest “mountain-moving project” in Chinese history, one of China’s biggest construction firms will spend £2.2bn to flatten 700 mountains around Lanzhou, allowing development authorities to build a new metropolis on the northwestern city’s far-flung outskirts.

If you’re concerned about the environmental impact, don’t be: it’s all but assured to be disastrous. That’s because the WHO has already named Lanzhou as China’s worst city for air pollution. The city also chronically lacks water, even before the new construction takes place.

roba da imbecilli…

Top 10 Things that Make Humans Special

Long Childhoods

Humans must remain in the care of their parents for much longer than other living primates. The question then becomes why, when it might make more evolutionary sense to grow as fast as possible to have more offspring. The explanation may be our large brains, which presumably require a long time to grow and learn.

John Seymour

“Autosufficienza non significa fare un passo indietro… Piuttosto vuol dire puntare a un tenore di vita migliore, a cibi freschi, buoni e biologici, a un ambiente piacevole, alla salute del corpo e alla pace della mente… alla soddisfazione che viene dal realizzare bene compiti difficili e complessi.” John Seymour