Jan 14, 2005

She planted some thoughts in her coffee cup. Posted by Hello
How to Plant a Tree -----Proposal for the United Nations to declare the 21st Century as 'The Century of Restoring the Earth'----A project to promote the ecological restoration of the planet's degraded ecosystems as the essential over-riding and uniting task for the peoples and nations of the world in the 21st Century----Art Plotnik, in his book The Urban Tree Book, indicates eight reasons to plant trees . Trees reduce sound, produce oxygen, store carbon, clean the air, gives shade and cools, reduces wind and erosion and increases property values---One of the main pollution problems today, especially in big cities, are the huge amounts of CO2 that we produce. Basicly, every tree in the world helps to prevent that problem. My idea is, to geneticlly create huge, extremly fast growing trees, lets say 200-300 meters tall. A few of these trees, planted in a metropolin city, will convert huge amounts of CO2 to O2, eliminating smog, creating Oxygen, (maybe even grow fruits), and finally, somewhat reducing the global warming effect (if planted in a large number of cities)-----Carbon balancing is a new idea, intended not only to demonstrate the value of Rainforests in climate regulation, but also to provide an alternative way for our supporters to make a difference----- Even though trees provide us with a myriad of products and services, they are also remarkable for their ability to solve a wide array of pollution issues. They help to control greenhouse gases and lessen the urban heat island effect; trees (and their leafy canopies) reduce the impact of heavy rain on soil, lessening the effects of runoff and erosion; they help to curtail flooding; they cleanse the air and water; and they significantly buffer sound---Australia's native plants emit chemical compounds that can interact with other air pollutants to exacerbate smog formation over Australian cities, CSIRO researchers have found ----The Urban Tree Foundation provides services and programs to benefit the urban forest throughout California---
Plants Soak Up Indoor Pollution---Pollution-Eating Plants----Getting toxic pollutants out of water and soil has never been a simple or inexpensive task---The most important step in phytoremediation is getting the pollutants into the plant. Phytoremediation is being used to clean up toxic metals in soil (things like mercury and cadmium) and getting the roots to take up the metals is a challenge---In our world of highly efficient office buildings, which are sealed against the elements, it is alarming to find the number of pollutants that are our constant roommates. Copy machines and printers, rug pads, insulation and other synthetic materials, veneer furniture, products made of pressed wood and plywood, smoke, and detergents all give off pollutants such as benzene, trichloroethylene, xylene, ammonia, and formaldehyde. Studies by the EPA indicate that indoor air pollution is one of the fastest growing environmental problems---According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the air within homes and other buildings can be more seriously polluted than the outdoor air. Research indicates that people spend approximately 90 percent of their time indoors. It's also true that, unlike so many other forms of pollution, indoor air pollution is relatively easy to correct --
You cannot escape air pollution, not even in your own home. "In 1985 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that toxic chemicals found in the air of almost every American home are three times more likely to cause some type of cancer than outdoor air pollutants". The health problems in these buildings are called "sick building syndrome". "An estimated one-fifth to one-third of all U.S. buildings are now considered "sick". (The EPA has found that the air in some office buildings is 100 times more polluted than the air outside--
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Do trees cause haze? she asked

in Italian: Giulietto Chiesa---La globalizzazione non รจ uno scherzo----Green Cross Italiana---Consorzio Italiano Solidarieta'---


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