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WWF Romania presented in a press conference that Romania will suspend new hydropower projects in protected areas in a bid to preserve biodiversity. These socalled “exclusion zones” should be established by May 31.
NASA just announced plans to grow plants on the moon in 2015 as the first step towards sustaining life on other planets. A group of scientists, contractors, students, and volunteers called the Lunar Plant Growth Habitat team are planning to build special coffee-can-sized containers that will be capable of protecting the plants in the harsh lunar climate, and beaming information about their growth back to Earth.
Wallowing in traffic seems like an enormous waste of time and resources. But what if you could generate a little power during your daily commute? A Mexican entrepreneur has developed technology that collects electricity from the movements of vehicles and pedestrians, and since the device works with existing roads and sidewalks, the system could be an excellent way to capture the forces of current transportation networks without great expense.
A massive sea wall built around Swansea Bay, near the South Wales coast, could harness the power of sea tides to provide power to over 100,000 homes. A few weeks ago an environmental assessment of the £650 million ($1.6 billion) project was completed with full public support putting it on track for a completion date sometime in 2017.