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Cocaine Production damaging tropical rainforest

maandag, juni 24, 2013 · Category Environment · comments 0

Cocaine Production damaging tropical rainforest

Cocaine users are partly responsible for the destruction of tropical rainforests. Cocaine use can not only be harmful to health, but also for the environment.

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Lake Titicaca at dangerously low level | Peru and Bolivia

dinsdag, maart 29, 2011 · Category Environment · comments 1

Lake Titicaca at dangerously low level | Peru and Bolivia

Lake Titicaca is a lake located on the border of Peru and Bolivia. At a height of some 3,811 m above sea level, it is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world. By volume of water, it is also the largest lake in South America.

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Why windmills aren't a good energy solution

vrijdag, januari 14, 2011 · Category Environment · comments 0

Why windmills aren't a good energy solution

There is some controversy in the Netherlands about the biggest windmill turbine park yet to be build. Prime Minister Rutte from the centralright party VVD has always stated that windenergy is nothing more than energy running on government grants. Yet with the CDA (christian party) in the government he is forced to agree upon building the largest windmill turbine park in the Netherlands.

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Bring the Wild Rhine Salmon back into the river

zondag, december 19, 2010 · Category Environment · comments 1

Bring the Wild Rhine Salmon back into the river

It all started out when I got to read an article my mother kept for me in the NRC Newspaper, which I consider to be one of the best around. The subject concerns the fact that our newly formed government under the reign of Prime Minister Rutte is about to reverse a long time agreement on opening the Haringvlietsluizen (Dam with locks) to allow migration of wild salmon back into the river Rhine.

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Cultivation and farming of Atlantic Salmon

zondag, december 19, 2010 · Category Environment · comments 0

Cultivation and farming of Atlantic Salmon

Most salmon we eat these days is cultivated salmon. Salmon farming has been taking place for at least fifteens years already, in countries such as Norway, Ireland, the Pharaoh Islands and Scotland. In 1998, there was more salmon farmed (900,000 tons) than caught in the wild (800,000). The demand for salmon has been increasing every year. Worldwide, 1.2 million tons of salmon were farmed in 2004 and more than twenty million kilograms in 2006 in the Netherlands.

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The path of salmon up the Rhine

zondag, december 19, 2010 · Category Environment · comments 0

The path of salmon up the Rhine

In 2008 the path of salmon up the river Rhine came under the attention of many when Der Spiegel published an article about the migration of the salmon up the river Rhine. The main motivation of the article was the quit ridiculous shuttle service for migrating salmon proposed by EDF president Pierre Gadonneix.

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The extinction of Wild Salmon in the river Rhine

zondag, december 19, 2010 · Category Environment · comments 1

The extinction of Wild Salmon in the river Rhine

The salmon fisheries in the Dutch rivers reached a peak at the end of the 19th century. In the 19th century, salmon were so plentiful in the Rhine that they were used to feed the poor. Since 1957, salmon has completely disappeared in the Dutch fresh waters.

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Problems with fish ladders, dams and locks

zondag, december 19, 2010 · Category Environment · comments 0

Problems with fish ladders, dams and locks

In 1995 the Japanese Government finished work on closing the Nagara River mouth, situated at a couple of hundred miles west of Tokio, with a dam including locks. The Dam is intended as a means to stop flooding and salinisation. In 2007 the Japanese organized a conference to ask for political attention for the negative effects of damming rivers.

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