green living Articles

  • Microchemical analysis of selenium in otoliths of two West Virginia fishes captured near mountaintop removal coal mining operations

    Otoliths, calcified inner ear structures, were collected from creek chubs (Semotilus atromaculatus) and green sunfish (Lepomis cyanellus) living in mountaintop‐mining‐impacted and reference streams and analyzed for selenium (Se) content using laser ablation inductively coupled mass spectrometry (LA‐ICP‐MS). Significant differences in otolith Se were found between the two fish species. Results ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • How are Green Buildings Built? A Closer Look at a Modern Marvel

    Green building refers to an environment friendly structure which is built in such a manner that it continues to be environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout its life. When we say throughout its life, it includes everything right from an eco-friendly design to the use of material which will make sure that the environment is not harmed even when the structure in question is ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Erosion Control Trailbuilding in Kwig, Alaska - Case Study

    Living around Green Bay, Wis., all my life, I've grown accustomed to fairly harsh weather conditions. After all, Green Bay is often referred to as the "frozen tundra" because of its long, cold winters. (And, of course, the "frozen tundra of Lambeau Field" immortalized by Green Bays beloved Packers football team.) So when the call came for me to travel to a real frozen tundra in one of Alaska's ...


    By Presto Geosystems

  • Monitoring effect of tunnel construction on tree stock at Driebergen-Zeist station - Case Study

    Project Monitoring network, Driebergen-Zeist station Client Copijn (designs, advises, realises and manages green living environments) Implemented by Eijkelkamp Soil & Water Country The Netherlands Background to installing the ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • The dilemma of the Turkish Cypriot entrepreneur: the view from the 'Green Line'

    Turkish Cypriots have a unique yet strange relationship with the European Union. The ground they stand on is 'in' Europe, as the island of Cyprus acceded to the EU on 1st May 2004. By taking out a passport from the Republic of Cyprus, Turkish Cypriots can become EU citizens, but while continuing to live on the 'other side' of the Green Line, they are neither able to vote in any EU elections nor ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Ecofeminist political economy

    This paper will argue that ecofeminist political economy can make a major contribution to green economics. Ecofeminist political economy sees women's work and lives, like the natural world, as being externalised by current economic systems. Through an analysis of the gendering of economic systems, the paper explores alternative ways of conceptualising the provisioning of human societies. Central ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • TOR1 and TOR2 have distinct locations in live cells

    TOR is a structurally and functionally conserved Ser/Thr kinase found in two multiprotein complexes that regulate many cellular processes to control cell growth. Although extensively studied, the localization of TOR is still ambiguous, possibly because endogenous TOR in live cells has not been examined. Here, we examined the localization of green fluorescent protein (GFP) tagged, endogenous TOR1 ...

  • Green roofs for life

    The planning system, at both local and national levels, is now being used to expand use of green roofs in towns and cities. This policy recognises important benefits including biodiversity, pollution and CO2 removal, thermal insulation and mass, protection of the roof covering and making our cities more attractive places. Measures are also in place requiring sustainable drainage systems (SUDS), ...


    By Latchways PLC

  • EEA Signals 2014 – Well-being and the environment - Building a resource-efficient and circular economy in Europe

    Transition towards a green economy Our quality of life, health and jobs all depend on the environment. However, the way and the rate we are using up natural resources today risk undermining our well-being along with nature’s ability to provide for us. We need to fundamentally transform the way we produce, consume and live. We need to green our economy and the transition needs to ...

  • Analysis of the exergy balance of green leaves

    In this paper we analyse the exergy balance of green leaves. The exergy source comes from the direct and diffuse solar radiation absorbed in the leaves, while exergy destruction occurs as the consequence of evapotranspiration, of internal flows and of leaf metabolism. Exergy storage occurs namely in the form of glucose which is a result of photosynthesis and oxygen release into the environment. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The environmental results of the Accession process - Observations from environmental organisations in the New Member States

    With this special report the EEB presents views of its member organisations in the new Member States on impact of the accession process to the environment, on the development of civic society and perspectives for the future. The report summarises results of the survey the EEB has organised in nine new Member States. The aim of the survey was to look back on the accession process and to see what ...

  • Consumers will save the world (If you give them points)

    Last summer, OgilvyEarth released Mainstream Green, a significant study on why mainstream consumers weren't buying into the green movement. Mainstream Green noted that the majority of consumers were 'light green' and willing to act sustainably, but the incentives simply weren't motivating. I've ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Indoor air quality can be improved by employing plants as walls

    The practice of planting ivy to climb up the walls of buildings has existed for centuries. Now, the trend towards sustainability and green building practices can lead to the development and use of living walls as a means of filtering and improving a building’s indoor air quality. Green walls are a living, breathing, regenerating type of cladding that can be as simple as a living art installation ...


    By Actual Media

  • Resource‑efficient green economy and EU policies

    Green economy as a strategy Originally seen as a useful policy approach to tackle the economic and financial crisis that began in 2008, the green economy is, today, seen as a strategic way of delivering a fairer society living in a better environment. Three objectives underly the green economy approach: improving resource efficiency, ensuring ecosystem resilience, and enhancing social ...

  • High-tech industry heats up effort to lessen climate change

    Computers and the networks they access daily come with an environmental cost—including increased energy consumption and an expanding carbon footprint measured in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions—that go beyond the impacts that occur throughout the supply chain. Is the use of computers and enterprise data centers at odds with corporate “green” priorities to reduce GHGs and energy consumption? Would ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • EPA Budget Cuts Spell Stricter Enforcement:Technology the Answer

    How does the Federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) receive funding? The simple answer - the taxpayer -from the taxpayer to Congress from Congress to the EPA, the taxpayer being the catalyst. The economy is in deep trouble; our government is looking at options not to default on our debt, trim budgets and reduce unemployment. One disturbing factor is that Congress wants to take billions ...


    By ABCOV Companies , LLC

  • Game Changers

    In Green Bay, Wis., Hitachi excavators have proved to be game changers on the Titletown District development, a destination area to be created on approximately 34 acres of land immediately west of Lambeau Field. The ZX160LC-3, ZX380LC-6 and ZX470LC-6 Hitachi excavators ...

  • 3 Big opportunities to transform transportation

    The need for action on sustainable transport has never been more apparent than it is today. The world’s population is expected to reach a whopping 9.8 billion people by 2050, with about 70 percent of these people residing in cities. Meanwhile, greenhouse gas ...

  • Detroit - The city of reinvention

    It's January 2012. A new year lies ahead. It's a time when many of us plan for rejuvenation with resolutions of fitness, healthy eating and lifestyle changes. By now we may have already wavered on our personal promises, but we still see the opportunities that lie ahead and challenge ourselves to a better us with thoughts of hope and possibility in the months to come. There is no shortage of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Forests, health and climate change

    Forests are essential to our survival and well-being. Forests clean our air, our water, our soil and they regulate our climate, amongst many other things. Trees and forests are not always associated with urban landscapes. However, there too they provide invaluable, often invisible, services. Simply by acting as 'green oasis' in our concrete jungles, they offer recreation and health services for ...

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