Favolaschia รจ 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...

18 febbraio 2008


Al Gore to Collect a Cool $1 Million Prize at Tel Aviv University
It just goes to show you how much the environment has become a sign of the times. Al Gore is set to fly into Israel in May to collect a cool $1 million dollar cash award presented by the Dan David Foundation, housed at Tel Aviv University.
The foundation awards $3 million in cash prizes every year, with Gore taking a third of the prize pie for his work in the environment. He said in a video conference recently that he will donate it all to organizations working to stop climate change. (Get your proposals ready!)

The Formation of Dead Zones off Oregon and Washington is Tied to Climate Change
To marine biologists, dead zones - low-oxygen areas that are unable to support most forms of life - represent one of the gravest manifestations of an ecosystem gone awry. Reported sightings of dead zones have surged over the last few decades as eutrophication incidents have become more common in coastal areas; some of the largest and recurring dead zones have been found along the coast of Oregon and Washington.

Report: There's A Forest In Your Packaging
Be it paper or plastic, packaging and its environmental impacts have always been squarely on the TreeHugger radar (here, here and there). And last week, to add one more pebble to the mountain, the Dogwood Alliance released a report on the effects of logging in the southeastern parts of the United States, which shows that eco-unfriendly packaging is not only a global issue, but also one that hits pretty close to home.