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...

02 agosto 2007

Today's news

ENVIRONMENT: Tiny Tuvalu Fights for Its Literal Survival
The second smallest nation on Earth hopes to turn itself into an example of sustainable development that others can emulate.

Stolen Aboriginal man wins payout
An Aboriginal man taken from his family as a baby has been awarded compensation in a landmark case in Australia.

Frankenforests: GE Trees Threaten Ecosystem Collapse
Across the U.S. and the world, the timber industry is driving research behind genetically engineered forests. But environmentalists worry that it will open an ecological Pandora's Box.

Birds to Thank for Tall Trees
Boulder, insectivorous birds — chickadees and nuthatches — indirectly helped pine trees grow by up to 33% by feeding on parasitic organisms that sap their resources. They are voracious consumers of harmful insect species such as caterpillars, ants, aphids and beetles.

ENVIRONMENT-CUBA: Reforestation Renews a Barrio
HAVANA, Aug 1 (IPS) - Every morning Mario Véliz makes his way through the streets of Pogolotti, a low-income neighbourhood in the Cuban capital, to the milk shop. Those who only know him because he works there are unaware that this thin, wiry man with a face seamed with age is the life and soul of local reforestation.

ENVIRONMENT-BALKANS: Much Energy Now Goes to Waste
BELGRADE, Jul 30 (IPS/IFEJ) - After years and even decades of neglect, Balkans nations are seeing a new awareness of environmental issues. But across Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro and Serbia waste management remains a serious problem.