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Scientists made a detailed “roadmap” for meeting the Paris climate goals. It’s eye-opening

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Friday, April 7, 2017, In : Climate change 

Article by Brad Plumer 
  Mar 24, 2017  

Back in 2015, the world’s governments met in Paris and agreed to keep global warming below 2°C, to avoid the worst risks of a hotter planet. See here for background on why, but that’s the goal. For context, the planet’s warmed ~1°C since the 19th century.

One problem with framing the goal this way, though, is that it’s maddeningly abstract. What does staying below 2°C entail? Papers on this topic usually drone on about a “carbon budget” ...

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Geotagged safari photos could lead poachers right to endangered rhinos

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Monday, June 9, 2014, In : Environment 

(article written by Adam Pasick and reproduced from Quartz)

The battle against poachers is becoming a technological arms race. For every elephant’s GPS tracking collar and drone for protective surveillance, there is also a poaching ring that’s trying to scrutinize a tourist’s safari photo to find the exact coordinates of an endangered species.

The photo below, which made the rounds on Twitter in May, was posted on May 4 by Eleni de Wet, the owner of a Johannesburg, South Africa bra...

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How Google Earth helped find Mozambique's lost forest of Mount Mabu

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Saturday, November 9, 2013, In : Forests & Land Management 

Deep within the heart of the African nation of Mozambique, there stands a mountain.
Unknown to scientists and mostly undisturbed by humans since, well, since perhaps the dawn of our species, this mysterious mountain, clothed in dense green virgin rainforest, rises up from a golden ocean of savannah.
In addition to the ecological isolation by the surrounding savannah, the mountain is isolated due to political events; the civil war that ravaged parts of Mozambique from 1977 to 1992 also helped ...

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CO2 vehicle emissions: who to believe? (

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Thursday, March 7, 2013, In : European Union 

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The alphabet kids learn today!

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, In : Various interesting stuff 

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The Interactive Vegetable Garden Planner (software with free trial for 30 days)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Monday, February 18, 2013, In : Activities and Proposals 

The Best Way to Plan Your Vegetable Garden

Our Garden Planner makes it easy to draw out your vegetable beds, add plants and move them around to get the perfect layout. Either feet and inches or metric units are supported and any shape of garden can be created.

Whether you use traditional row planting, raised beds or Square Foot Gardening the Garden Planner adapts to suit your gardening style.

Produce the Perfect Garden Plan

The Garden Planner has over 130 vegetables, herbs and fruit and detailed ...

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11 fun Google tricks you might not know!

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Saturday, February 16, 2013, In : Various interesting stuff 
We all love the big G especially because it is there for us when we need to find pretty much everything and also a good provider of innovative and creative solutions such as Earth, Maps, Android and tons of others who changed the world we live in.

11 Fun Google Tricks You Might Not Know

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