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Furniture and Zen: living with philosophy
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Furniture and Zen: living with philosophy

The original meaning of the Japanese word Zen (in Sanskrit dhyana) is to think, to meditate.Zen, as an oriental philosophy and as a style it applies to all aspects of life, speaks of harmony understood as well-being in every aspect: from physiological functions to environment in which we live.

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Organic bananas, from the plant to the consumer

Organic bananas come from plantations grown without chemicals and synthetic fertilizers. Those who want to eat organic bananas in Italy will have to make sure that the product comes from certified organic cultivation in Europe. Organic bananas and post-harvest treatments Organic certification should be a guarantee of absolute "naturalness" and yet, some needs related to transport, push some banana producers biological, to carry out post-harvest chemical treatments.
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The problem of urban waste management

Perhaps we are right when we complain about the Germans who look at us from top to bottom and force us to chase them on the path to the euro. But they know how to manage urban waste well and we have something to learn in this. Let's talk about the crisis? Well, waste management is not just a problem, waste is also work when it is managed in compliance with the law.
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Electronic waste trafficking: Africa emergency

The proportions of WEEE e-waste traffic go well beyond national borders. Indeed, it is with international trafficking that criminal organizations, because this is what it is about, obtain the greatest profits. According to the 2014 dossier edited by the WEEE Coordination Center in collaboration with Legambiente, the geographical area most affected by illegal waste trafficking is Africa.
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Green Advertising Vs Greenwashing

Yes to green advertising, no to greenwashing. What green claims must be is stated in the new article 12 of the Corporate Governance Code for Commercial Communication, which states: “Commercial communication that evokes or declares environmental benefits must be based on truthful, pertinent and scientifically verifiable data.
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Growing meat market for FAO

The meat market is growing according to the latest data from FAO, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. It may seem strange, but among the various agri-food sectors, the meat sector seems to resist the global economic crisis better than the others. The price of products is holding, a sign of stable or strengthening world demand.
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Production of kerosene from the sun

Kerosene (or kerosene) is a mixture of hydrocarbons used mainly as a fuel. Up to now, the production of kerosene takes place by fractional distillation of oil from 150 ° C to 280 ° C, thus obtaining carbon chains from 12 to 15 atoms. In kerosene, the content of aromatic compounds can reach 25 percent.
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Intensive farming and environmental damage

Intensive or industrial farming aims to obtain the maximum amount of product at the minimum cost, using the minimum space, appropriate industrial machinery and drugs. Most of the meat, dairy products and eggs that you buy in supermarkets are produced on intensive farming.
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Tobacco smoke and indoor pollution

Tobacco smoke is not only bad for smokers, which is known, but is the most significant source of indoor pollution. This is also good to take note of as you rattle off the data on smoking on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day on May 31, ignoring the effects of tobacco smoking on the health of smokers, those affecting the environment and other people it is good to know something more.
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Japanese fish, Koi carp

When we talk about Japanese fish we refer to the Koi carp. Koi carp are bred in Italy as pond fish and considered by many to be "pets". Japanese fish - KOI - Japanese carp - Nishikigoi: the story The story of Japanese fish is as fascinating as the beauty of Koi carp.
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How to reduce pollution, good daily rules

The human hand towards the environment has not always proved to be benevolent; this is demonstrated by the waste from the petrochemical industry, the indiscriminate use of pesticides in agriculture, smog! Reducing pollution is certainly an operation that must involve all nations, but in our small way something can be done that can help the environment!
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Thermotoga neapolitan, the bacterium that produces clean energy

In January 2012 we told you about the thermotoga neapolitan bacterium, isolated for the first time at the CNR of Pozzuoli (NA). We nicknamed it "the waste-eating bacterium" for its ability to produce hydrogen from organic waste. The CNR of Pozzuoli developed the first draft of a cylindrical device able to exploit the bacterium to produce fuel for cars and renewable electricity.
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How a heat pump works

The heat pump is a device that extracts heat from one room and transfers it to another. The heat pump is not a new technology, its operation has been known for centuries and in the modern era it is used in refrigerators and air conditioners.There are different types of heat pumps but their operation can be traced back to the same principle: the energy required to "transfer" the heat is less than that required for its production.
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The built-in appliances that sell the most

We usually appreciate the design and low energy consumption of household appliances, an aspect that on IdeeGreen we pay particular attention to, but often the price scares us. I would like but cannot arrive on time and when purchasing the choice falls on something else. But about what? Which are, after all, the household appliances that sell the most?
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Aloe vera, cancer prevention and treatment?

Aloe vera Tumors: is it true that aloe vera cures cancer and / or prevents the onset of tumors? Let's see how the AIRC, the Italian Association for Cancer Research, responds. Aloe vera Tumors, studies There are many studies conducted to understand whether the substances contained in aloe vera are able to reduce the side effects of classic cancer treatments in particular chemo and radiotherapy.
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The solution to produce clean hydrogen is Italian

Producing hydrogen in a clean, safe and efficient way is one of the biggest ambitions of the energy sector. The problems related to the use of hydrogen as an energy source are many, in addition to the difficulties in the production of hydrogen there are also limits in its storage. storage of hydrogen in liquid and gaseous phase while in the article Energy from Hydrogen we discussed all the problems that separate us from an efficient and clean hydrogen production The solution to produce clean and efficient hydrogen An Italian technology, developed by ICCOM- Cnr promises to produce clean hydrogen with an energy saving of 60 thanks to the use of nanostructured electrodes and ethyl alcohol.
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Tax delegation and ecological taxation

Adopting ecological taxation means orienting the market towards sustainable modes of consumption and production. The 2014 fiscal delegation with which Parliament authorized the Government to introduce new forms of energy and environmental taxation (Article 15 of the tax delegation) goes in this direction with the aim, according to the text, to 'contribute to the dissemination and innovation of low carbon technologies and products and the financing of sustainable production and consumption patterns'.
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Sodium percarbonate, the eco-friendly whitener

Sodium percarbonate, a natural whitener that looks like a white powder, is obtained by processing the salt with the addition of the hydrogen peroxide molecule. It is non-polluting and at the same time has a detergent and a whitening action: in detergents it has replaced sodium perborate.
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Marseille soap, the thousand uses at home

Marseille soap is a product that lends itself to various uses: effective, practical, economical, ecological, it is a quality product consisting only of natural ingredients such as soda and olive oil. Let's see in detail how to use Marseille soap. Marseille soap, the floor Fill a bucket with 4 liters of hot water and add half a glass of white vinegar and half a glass of alcohol and a spoonful of Marseille soap flakes.
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Precision farming, here's how it works

Precision agriculture uses a number of innovations to improve the management of agricultural crops. In particular, precision agriculture makes use of satellite technology.Let's try to schematize the activities related to an exercise based on precision agriculture.First of all we see a satellite system that sends signals to the control units positioned on board the various agricultural machines: a tractor associated with a seeder could be controlled by a satellite guidance system as well as a combine harvester with humidity sensors and mass of the collected grain could record data continuously or a tractor with fertilizer spreader could act "autonomously" thanks to sensors capable of distributing the fertilizer in a targeted manner.
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Italian energy balance: how are things?

Is Italy's energy balance safe? How much do we depend on others (ie from abroad, including EU countries) to light and heat our homes, operate transport and obviously also factories and offices? Here's how things stand in order. The answer to the first question is 'no': Italy has a situation that in the 2014 SEAP (Action Plan for Energy Efficiency) is defined with optimism as 'rather critical' in terms of security and independence of procurement.
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