Daily Archives: April 17, 2013

“Honey, where are the bees?”

Honey Bee HiveAn experiment in Kerala found electromagnetic waves from mobile phone towers and mobile phones could be responsible for the disappearing honeybees in India. The radiation messes with the bee’s own magnetic radar and confuses it such that it cannot fly back to its hive. When a cell phone was kept near the beehive,the colony collapsed within 10 days! Bee colonies naturally lose 5% of their population annually,but since 2006 they have been losing 30 to 90% of their population per year!

A third of the food we eat solely depends on honeybees for pollination;the insect contributes about US$38 billion to the global economy. Agricultural economies like ours are at high risk from the bee decline. Of the 160 million hectares cropped area in India,some 55 million ha depends on honeybees for pollination.

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If everything you buy becomes waste,where will we put it all?

dustbinThrowing something away means losing the chance to reuse materials and can contribute to methane(the most potent greenhouse gas)emissions from landfills. Electronics are only recycled at a rate of 15% globally. Recycling appropriate materials and composting food waste reduces the impact of landfills as well as the demand on our natural resources to produce materials. Learn about recycling opportunities in your community and support a more resource-efficient Green Economy. Green Up!
At ZED Habitat there is Zero export of waste : Effluent waste management with in-house tertiary waste water system;grey and black water segregation at source and treatment also done separately; vermi composting for organic manure generation;responsible disposal of clinical and electronic waste;localised scientific landfill for clinical waste.

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