Posts Tagged ‘plants’

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France Declares All New Rooftops Must Be Topped With Plants Or Solar Panels
Benefits of Green Roofs

There are so many benefits to green roofs. Here are just a few:

  • Adding natural beauty and major aesthetic improvement to buildings, which in turn increases the investment opportunity.
  • Helping contribute to landfill diversion by prolonging the life of waterproofing membranes, using recycled materials, and prolonging the service of heating, ventilation, and HVAC systems through decreased use.
  • Green roofs assist with storm water management because water is stored by the substrate, then taken up by plants, and thus returned to the atmosphere through transpiration and evaporation. They also retain rainwater and moderate the temperature of the water and act as natural filters for the water that does run off. They delay the time at which runoff occurs, which results in decreased stress on sewer systems during peak periods.
  • The plants on green roofs do a great job of capturing airborne pollutants and other atmospheric deposition. They can also filter noxious gasses.
  • They open up new areas for community gardens, commercial and recreational space in busy cities where this space is generally quite limited.

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It took freshmen girls in Denmark to actually test this?

Not sure the details of the actual experiment, but…

 

According to Kim Horsevad, a teacher at Hjallerup Skole in Denmark were the cress experiment took place, a neuroscience professor at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, is interested in repeating the experiment in controlled professional scientific environments.

 

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Student Science Experiment Finds Plants won’t Grow near Wi-Fi Router

 

More criminal cover-up from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. That is what every American should expect and be actively opposing, for their own safety and for the safety of their families. Reactors at risk of failure due to flooding.