Tuesday, September 27, 2011

News l Deceased of the Africa's First Female Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmentalist who made it her mission to teach her countrywomen to plant trees and became Africa's first female Nobel Peace Prize winner, has died on 25 September 2011 after a yearlong battle with cancer and she was 71 .

Born April 1, 1940, Maathai grew up in rural Kenya and received a scholarship to study at Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, Kan., where she majored in biology, graduating in 1964. She obtained her doctoral degree and first woman professor at the University of Nairobi. She founded the Green Belt Movement, a nongovernmental organization in her native Kenya.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

News l Against Eating Shark Fins

The retired Chinese NBA star Yao Ming and British tycoon Richard Branson made an appeal Thursday in Shanghai against eating shark fins, which are a staple of high-class Chinese banquets, to a group of 30 of China's richest and most influential businesspeople.

Shanghai-born Yao is using his post-retirement free time to help campaign against the slaughter of 1.5 million sharks a week that is taking some of the species close to extinction.The event, sponsored by the conservation group WildAid, is aimed at starting a conservation movement in China .

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Quote l Today

Monday, September 19, 2011

News l Solar Panel Factory Closed Down In China

Hundreds of local protesters have forced the shutdown of a solar panel factory in Haining City in Zhejiang province in eastern China over pollution fears. According to BBC, residents accused the solar panel manufacturers of dumping toxic chemicals into the water supply.

The three-day demonstration -- by some 500 local residents -- were prompted by the deaths of a large number of fish in a nearby river. According to local government officials, high levels of fluoride were detected in water samples from the river.

Protesters managed to break into the plant owned by Jinko Solar Holding Co. (NYSE: JKS), destroy offices, damage property and even overturn company vehicles before riot police moved them out. The company is a subsidiary of a New York Stock Exchange-listed Chinese solar company, JinkoSolar Holding Co. Calls to both the Zhejiang company.

It is the latest protest in China driven by environmental concerns and highlights citizens' increasing boldness in demanding action from the authoritarian government.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

News l The Green Magazine - Inspired Times

Widely known as a ‘holistic’ and a sustainable living magazine, "Inspired Times" is dedicated to exploring the latest in environmental issues and initiatives."Inspired Times" was launched in June 2009 from Bristol, England. Printed on 100% recycled paper and using vegetable inks, the magazine is distributed in biodegradable plastic – altogether the very epitome of sustainable living.

The magazine covers all aspects of a more sustainable and green lifestyle, from yoga to holidays.As the publication dedicated to green and sustainable products, companies and services, "Inspired Times" is an ideal advertising opportunity for the relevant interested parties as it is a guarantee that the target audience will be reached.

The magazine is produced quarterly (in January, April, July and October) and is available direct from the website or from local stockists around the country.

Friday, September 9, 2011

News l Entomophagy

The European Commission have launched a three million euro (£2.65 million) project to promote the eating of insects while also asking national watchdogs like the UK's Food Standards Agency to investigate the issue.They are offering the money to the research institute with the best proposal for investigating "Insects as novel sources of proteins".

Eating insects — officially called entomophagy — is neither strange nor disgusting nor exotic. According to one study, small grasshoppers offer 20 per cent protein and just six per cent fat, to lean ground beef's 24 per cent protein and 18 per cent fat.

Crickets are also said to be high in calcium, termites rich in iron, and a helping of giant silkworm moth larvae apparently provides all the daily copper and riboflavin requirements. There are even claims that bees boost the libido.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Green Idea l Green Innovation

Most people cannot live without viehicle which consume fossil oil and produce CO2 consequently.Can you imagine people who live without all these modern invention which casued the pollution so badly? 

Here we go! The idea is very simple. To save GAS

Quote l Web of Life

Humankind has not woven the web of life.  We are but one thread within it.  Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.  All things are bound together.  All things connect.  

~Chief Seattle, 1855

Saturday, September 3, 2011

News l Hazardous Waste in China

China is belatedly confronting a crisis of heavy metals poisoning after years of allowing manufacturers to disregard safety standards. The country has reported hundreds of pollution emergencies in recent years, many involving lead and various toxins from chemical and electronics factories.

The situation in Qujing and many other cases reflect "widespread inadequacies in handling and disposal of hazardous waste in the country and pose a threat to public health," Ministry of Environmental Protection deputy director Zhang Lijun Zhang said in comments published on the environment ministry's website.

Zhang said that companies that handle chromium, polycrystalline silicon used in solar cells, sewage sludge and electronic waste will be receive special scrutiny.In some forms, chromium is toxic and carcinogenic.

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