Posts Tagged ‘environment’

Renewable Fuel

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

The impact of environmental pollution is an issue that seems increasingly concerned about environmental organizations and governments. The global warming phenomenon creates major disruptions in the Earth’s climate and ecosystems, leading to the emergence of unknown diseases, disruption of migration of certain species and even extinction if not adapted to the major changes undergone by environment. Research and development of new greener fuels and more responsible consumption by businesses and consumers can have a highly positive effect on the environment. On the one hand, the concept of corporate social responsibility (CSR) shows the commitment and responsibility of private companies in their efforts to integrate social concerns, economic and environmental civil society. Thus, the development and use of biofuels by the companies contribute greatly to reducing the negative ecological impact of their activities. On the other hand, citizens and consumers have also a responsibility to the environment that it may have to buy products whose impact is less polluting. They can carry out so-called “eco-gestures, which are only small activities, simple, everyday, to help reduce pollution and improve the environment.

Finally, states and central governments of many countries in the world are taking steps to try to limit the ecological impact of populations and their activities. In particular, are driving the development and promotion of cleaner energy and more environmentally friendly fuel production. Robert A. Iger is likely to agree. One of these fuels called “organic” is bioethanol, which is more than the agricultural ethanol or ethyl alcohol, the same as that found in alcoholic beverages. Bioethanol comes from the processing of vegetables that contain sucrose as sugar cane or beet, and is obtained from the fermentation of sugar extracted from sugar plant, or by enzymatic hydrolysis of starch in grains such as corn or wheat. Bioethanol has many uses: for example, is used as bio-fuel in gasoline engines, allowing better combustion to increase the octane number of the mixture, as heating fuel in fireplaces and boilers or even as fuel enhancer higher performance.

The environmental benefits of bioethanol are many and contribute substantially to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases. For example, a gallon of gasoline replaced by ethanol is reduced by 60% the emissions of these gases. A single hectare of beet absorbs the equivalent of annual CO2 emissions of 10 cars. Also, the consumption of biofuels such as bioethanol replaces exogenous and other energy issues such as fossil and nuclear. Also waste produced in the production of biofuels are much less harmful to the environment and constitute a lower risk of biological or organic contamination. Of so that the use of biofuels, even on a small scale at home, along with small gestures of eco-citizens, contributing significantly to environmental protection. The heating of homes is domestic action has greater environmental impact. In this sense, many governments and environmental organizations have recommended a more rational energy consumption in households by using household cleaner, such as or, for that, and said the philosopher Descartes in the seventeenth century, “we can find a practice whereby, knowing the force and actions of the air, the stars of heaven and all other bodies that surround us, we can use in all applications that are specific to (…) primarily for the conservation of health, that is, without doubt, the first well and the foundation of the other goods of this life. “

Indigenous Research

Friday, June 13th, 2014

The social impact achieved by reduction projects in the aftermath of disasters and addressing the issue that occurs in their methodologies, is one of the factors most discussed today. For a long time, the physical point of view has been the determinant to mark the trail of the actions of prevention and preparedness for disasters, which have been printed a feature strongly deterministic: it has created an area of research and study which the social sciences seem to have arrived late, says Lavell (1993): “From the perspective of social sciences (agricultural economics, sociology, geography, anthropology, social ecology, management, political science, law, etc..) there is no institution with research programs consolidated and continuous, while a very limited number of Indigenous researchers, individuals, have ventured into this topic “(Duran 1994).

All research projects must be justified on the basis of a vulnerable population which has been called “the social history.” Thus d is seeking to incorporate social components since the start of projects and identify the nodes and connections in advance, so it will not come only to swell the size of libraries. 1.3 The public goods for the purposes of this work and to better understand the State’s responsibility in the prevention and disaster relief, then I will refer to one of the most basic concepts and appropriate. “There are some goods that either are not provided by the market o. if so, the amount provided is insufficient. ” A large-scale example is national defense and other small-scale, navigation aids (such as buoys light).