Arquivo de fevereiro de 2011

  • Carbon professionals’ salaries keep on rising

    quinta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2011

    Carbon and climate change professionals are earning around four per cent more than last year, and the vast majority feel secure in their jobs, despite the gloomy economic outlook and sluggish jobs market.
    That is the conclusion of a major new report from specialist green recruitment agency Acre and consultancy Acona, which polled [...]

  • Government pumps £2.5m into new green skills academy

    quinta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2011

    The government has announced £2.5m in new funding to support the development of a national network of environmental training courses, to tackle the emerging shortfall in skilled workers capable of installing renewable energy technologies such as solar panels and heat pumps.
    The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills announced late last week that [...]

  • Amazônia mais seca

    sexta-feira, 4 de fevereiro de 2011

    Agência FAPESP – Em 2005, a Floresta Amazônica passou por uma seca tão severa que foi classificada como um fenômeno raro, dos que costumam ocorrer uma vez a cada cem anos. Entretanto, apenas cinco anos depois a região teve uma seca ainda mais forte.
    Segundo estudo feito por cientistas do Brasil e do [...]

  • EPA Makes Data Available On Emissions Study

    quinta-feira, 3 de fevereiro de 2011

    AFOs, which house large numbers of animals for production of meat, dairy products and eggs, were monitored for the following air pollutants: ammonia, hydrogen sulphide, particulate matter and volatile organic compounds.
    The data just published are from the National Air Emissions Monitoring Study, which resulted from a 2005 voluntary compliance agreement between [...]

  • Superbugs from Swine?

    quarta-feira, 2 de fevereiro de 2011

    Antibiotics are frequently used on commercial hog farms not only to fight disease, but also to help pigs gain weight faster. New research from North Carolina State University and Kansas State University shows that the common pests that live on these farms acquire antibiotic-resistant bacteria and have the potential to spread [...]

  • New Approaches To Livestock Development Needed

    terça-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2011

    Researchers from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations and the Animal Production Systems Group at Wageningen University, in the Netherlands, report in a proceedings published last November (2010) that there are ‘significant opportunities in livestock systems for improving environment management while [...]