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Conclusions from the Cancun Summit

Following the conclusion of the 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held last month in Cancun, international confidence has been restored in UN capacity to reach … Continue reading

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Deforestation: The Vulnerability of Trees

Forests constitute one of the most valuable ecosystems on Earth because of their tremendous biodiversity. However, their vulnerability to human action has led to their being wiped out in many different regions of the planet; this is what is referr … Continue reading

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Climate Change and the Economy

On March 20, 2010 a thunderous roar broke the nocturnal silence in the Fimmvörðuháls region of Iceland. The frozen waterfalls of the Skógar route, popular for its beauty among the thousands of hikers who follow the trail during the summer … Continue reading

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Biomass for generating energy

Biomass is the organic material from trees, plants and animal waste that can be turned into energy; it is a renewable source of energy because it has a fast regeneration cycle and, ultimately, it gets its energy Twitter Facebook LinkedIn … Continue reading

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How to reduce energy consumption in transportation

In Spain, transportation accounts for nearly 40 percent of the total amount of energy consumed. And within the transportation segment, highway transport represents close to 80 percent. Global figures are quite similar: 30 percent of energy consump Twitter Facebook LinkedIn … Continue reading

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Everything you always wanted to know about ozone but were afraid to ask

At the end of the 70’s people began to talk about ozone beyond the confines of science. It had been discovered that there was a hole in the upper layer of the atmosphere through which the sun’s most harmful rays … Continue reading

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Hydrogen Cars: Utopia or Reality?

Since its invention by Carl Benz in 1886, the automobile has undergone constant evolution, and continues to do so. Car manufacturers strive to make improvements and changes with the aim of offering a more comfortable and secure vehicle, with enhan … Continue reading

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Is recycling efficient?

Human beings generate an enormous amount of garbage. In Spain alone, each inhabitant generates 524 kilos of urban waste each year, and this figure is increasing at an annual rate of six percent. By the year 2020, it is estimated … Continue reading

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The United States and CO2 Emissions

The United States, with the largest economy on the planet, is the country that releases the highest net levels of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere each year[1] . Nevertheless, the U.S. shies away from the only existing global treaty … Continue reading

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Is it possible to generate clean energy by using coal?

Coal is a fossil fuel that is formed through plant decomposition in wet ecosystems. In these environments coal is produced when vegetable remains are protected by mud and water from the effects of oxidation and biodegradation. It is composed pr … Continue reading

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