Favolaschia è un genere di fungo molto strano, infestante, originario dei tropici. Ma la globalizzazione l'ha portato anche nei nostri boschi! Questo sito non parla di funghi, ma favolaschia mi sembrava un nome significativo e evocativo di qualcosa di simile a quello che qui viene raccontato...

25 luglio 2007

Is there any environmental news?

Paint-on Solar Cells
Researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) have developed some that can be painted or printed onto a surface. Lead researcher, Somenath Mitra, said, “the process is simple. Someday homeowners will even be able to print sheets of these solar cells with inexpensive home-based inkjet printers. Consumers can then slap the finished product on a wall, roof or billboard to create their own power stations.”

NY Post Gives Shockingly Good Green Sex
The Post gives shockingly good head-on-its-shoulders accounting of the problems and solutions concerning toxic phthalates in unregulated sex toys.

Kashmir Revolt Helps Endangered Bear Populations
SRINAGAR, India - The number of endangered Asiatic black bears in Indian Kashmir has jumped between 30 and 60 percent as a separatist revolt that killed thousands of people since 1989 has scared off poachers, wildlife officials said.

Microchips mulled for HIV carriers in Indonesia's Papua
Lawmakers in Indonesia's Papua are mulling the selective use of chip implants in HIV carriers to monitor their behaviour in a bid to keep them from infecting others, a doctor said Tuesday.