China opens world's largest pig farm
2.1 million pigs are to be bred there annually
84,000 sows and their offspring are to be housed in the new mega-farm near Nanyang. This mega-farm about ten times the size of breeding facilities in the USA...
Today the last tree for the A49 motorway was felled in Dannenröder Wald - Hessen, Germany
The protest continues
announce climate protectors, who support the Dannenröder forest and have even stayed in the forest at freezing temperatures to fight for the life of every single tree.
November 2020 is the warmest since weather records began
The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) announced this today in London.
A bush fire has been raging on Fraser Island in Australia for 6 weeks
Since 1992 the island has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Last change: Isolde Moussot 07.12.2020
Half of the largest sand island on earth has already been devastated by bush fires. Now a village is threatened by the flames.
Record snowfall in the Alps - up to 370 litres of snow per square metre since last Friday
2 deaths in Italy
The Lesachtal in Austria is particularly affected. Up to 370 litres of precipitation fell there per square metre. In Upper Carinthia and East Tyrol, some weather stations reported more precipitation from Friday to Sunday than ever before since weather recording began.
Current buoys in rivers from 3m depth
can generate up to 350 MWh of electricity per year. They float under water and are attached to the bottom with chains. Fish are prevented from swimming through with a rake. In the Rhine near St Goar, close to the Loreley Rock, the first major power buoy park in Germany is planned.
Neues Solarauto, klein und völlig autark nutzbar
Seit Jahren warte ich darauf. Mein Traum wird endlich Wirklichkeit.
How does a solar module work?
Volker Quaschning explains how a solar module works.
Cyclone Gati devastates parts of Somalia
Last change: Isolde Moussot 24.11.2020
Heavy rainfall has led to flooding. In 2 days as much rain fell as the average in 2 years. The region of Puntland and the city of Bisaso are particularly affected. At least 6000 families are now homeless, without food and at least 8 people are dead.
It is time to use packaging that has a similar lifespan to the packed product.
Nature shows us how. What good packaging, for example, the delicate banana! And yet this packaging turns into living humus as quickly as the banana can be enjoyed.
Ice storm in the Russian port of Vladivostok
Last change: Isolde Moussot 26.11.2020
In some areas the ice was 12 millimetres thick. 150000 people had neither water nor electricity from 19 to 25.11.2020. At least one person froze to death. Even on 25.11.2020 the city is still covered with ice. There has not been an ice storm on this scale for 30 years.
Category 5 hurricane Iota in Central America
At least 38 deaths
Only 2 weeks after Eta, Central America is hit by hurricane Iota. Thousands have become homeless and are sleeping on the streets. The hurricane came with heavy rain and enormous waves. Houses were destroyed by the floods and people were buried under landslides.