||Lloyd's List (mind)
|| 14 sor
||Duna + energiahasznositas (mind)
|| 38 sor
||poszt-szocialista anyag- es energia intenzitasok (mind)
|| 8 sor
|| 4 sor
||szelenergia hetilap (mind)
|| 20 sor
||RECece allas (mind)
|| 36 sor
||(Fwd) Great coverage in yesterdays Times (mind)
|| 100 sor
|| 14 sor
|+ - ||Lloyd's List (mind)
A reporter called from the Lloyds List of London asking about the shipping
consequences of Gabcikovo. Two questions I was not able to answer:
1) What percentage of the total inport and export of Hungary is shipped
through the Gabcikovo Canal?
2) What are the fees paid at Gabcikovo? Does Hungary also pay fees to
Slovakia? Are they less, the same or more than fees paid by other nations?
If you have RELIABLE data on the above, please let me have them.
|+ - ||Duna + energiahasznositas (mind)
Liptak Bela rendszeresen beszamolt a Duna-per fejlemenyeirol. Az altala
tamogatott megoldasi vazlat az lenne, hogy a kiliti duzzaszto uzembe
helyezesevel magyar kezbe adni a csapot, amivel szabalyozni lehet az
Oreg-Dunaba juto vizmennyiseget. Ez a megoldas a (cseh)szlovakok altal
felepitett kiegeszito felvizcsatorna uzemen kivul helyezesevel jarna (a
Duna szlovak teruleten torteno eltereleset meg kellene szuntetniuk), de
a bo"si eromu tovabbra is uzemelhetne.
Liptak Bela szomoruan irta, hogy a hagai per szlovak beszamolojaval
egyidoben Godollon gyulesezo magyar kornyezetvedo egyesuletek hallani
sem akartak az altala tamogatott kompromisszumos megoldasrol, es az
eredeti allapot teljes helyreallitasat kovetelik. Liptak Bela szerint
az ilyen tulzo, nyilvanvaloan irrealis koveteleseket sem a birak, sem
a birosagi dontes vegrehajtasanak kikenyszeriteseben esetleg resztvevo
hatalmak nem veszik komolyan, igy ezek a szervezetek csak a *realis*
kovetelesek mogott allo tamogatottsagot csokkentettek.
Alternativ energiahasznositas: napkollektoros vizmelegites. Egy eleg
reszletes elemzo szakcikk szerint (A Csaladi Haz vagy a Szep Hazak
cimu folyoirat foglalkozott ezzel a temaval tobb reszben) a megterules
ideje a magyar idojarasi viszonyok kozott 20-30 ev.
Elektromos jarmuvek: az aprilisi SciAm egyik cikkeben irjak, hogy a
John Hopkins University-n (haho, Jozsi, ez veletlenul nem a jhu.edu?)
kifejlesztettek egy tisztan polimerekbol allo akkumulatort (mind a ket
elektrod es az elektrolit is kimondhatatlan nevu muanyagokbol van). Az
ujj akku [Wh/kg] energiasurusege (a szukszavu cikk szerint) mar most is
meghaladja a NiCd akkuket, es biztato kutatasok folynak olyan polimerek
kifejlesztesere, amelyek egy tovabbi tizes szorzoval javitanak ezt. Az
uj akku elonyos jellemzoje a szeles uzemi homerseklettartomany, hatranya
pedig, hogy a reptereken a bombafelderitesre szolgalo rontgengepek nem
|+ - ||poszt-szocialista anyag- es energia intenzitasok (mind)
Kedves KORNYESZ olvasok,
Volt szocialista orszagok jelenlegi anyag -es energia intenzitasairol
keresek adatokat. Van valakinek valami otlete? Minthogy nekem semmilyen
sincs, a leghalvanyabb gyanukat is orommel es halaval veszem.
(maganuzenetben talan celszerubb)
|+ - ||gaia (mind)
Eppen nincs leforditott Donellam, mindent elkuldtem. Ha van barmi,
amit kertek a Gaiabol, szivesen elkuldom. Csak emlekeztetonek:
http://www.rec.hu/fok/gaia/gaia.htm Szeretettel Pi.
|+ - ||szelenergia hetilap (mind)
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|+ - ||(Fwd) Great coverage in yesterdays Times (mind)
(ez ugyan nem meadows, de ezt is danatol kaptam a meadows-rovat
Economic Scene: How Much Is 'Environmental Capital' Worth?
By PETER PASSELL
How much, in dollars and cents, is the environment really worth?
No, this isn't a column about some bean counter who has found a clever
way to put a price tag on sea otters or redwoods. Nor, for that
matter, is it a tree-hugger's essay on the ineffable value of
spaceship earth. Rather, it's about the pioneering efforts of some
practical ecologists who are eager to make common cause with
economists to create self-sustaining markets for "environmental
The idea, explains Gretchen Daily, a biologist at Stanford University
and the editor of "Nature's Services" (Island Press), is "to assess what we
know about the tangible value of environmental resources" like watersheds and
pollinating insect species. That, she argues, should set the stage for
creating revenue-producing institutions -- public or private -- that make it
profitable to invest in environmental resources, much the way one invests in
Ask your typical environmental activist how much a first-growth forest
should sell for and you're asking for a fight. After all, there's much more
to a stand of ancient trees than their value for recreation and lumber.
But the reflexive answer, that first-growth forests (or endangered
species or pristine air over the Grand Canyon) have value beyond measure, is
no answer at all.
"Whether we know it or not," Ms. Daily argues, "we set implicit values"
by choosing to preserve some portions of the environment and letting others
disappear through neglect or economic development. So Ms. Daily, who has
hugged a tree or two in her day, favors a less confrontational strategy.
The authors of "Nature's Services," which was largely underwritten by
the Packard and W. Alton Jones Foundations and the Pew Charitable Trusts, lay
out the basics of how big ecological systems protect everyday human
activities and, in particular, how relatively small changes can cause
"There are big -time non-linearities here," confirms Donald Kennedy, a
former commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration and a contributor to
But the nitty-gritty of "Nature's Services" consists of a dozen overview
essays on the tangible value of services from various sorts of environmental
Gary Nabham of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum and Stephen Buchmann of
the Department of Agriculture survey research on insect pollination, finding
that the substitution of domesticated pollinators for wild pollinators would
reduce the value of 62 crops in America by $1.6 billion annually.
Katherine Ewel of the U.S. Forest Service found that specially
constructed wetlands -- in plain-speak, swamps -- can treat waste from small
towns at one-third to half the cost of steel and concrete. Norman Myers,
British researcher, documents the multibillion-dollar insurance value of
preserving wild feed grains that offer resistance to plant diseases.
More often than not, Ms. Daily concludes, "modern technology is an
expensive substitute" for environmental systems that have evolved over very
long periods. Hence, she argues, it usually pays to protect (or enhance)
natural systems, even if one ignores their intangible benefits.
In some cases, this knowledge alone should be enough to transform
world-weary politicians into environmentalists. Graciela Chichilnisky and
Geoffrey Heal, economists at Columbia University's Program on Information and
Resources, estimate that New York City's investment of some $660 million in
development rights in the Catskills watershed will spare the city the $4
billion cost of building and operating new water purification plants over the
Environmental capital for drinking water sits on the easy end of the
spectrum. Governments are already comfortable with the idea of investing in
clean water and covering the costs by charging by the gallon. What about the
tougher cases, like insect pollination, where everybody benefits and there is
no customary way of recouping the outlays?
Ms. Chichilnisky and Heal would take the general approach a step
further, selectively "privatizing the biosphere" by writing contracts with
private corporations to invest in conservation and sell the services.
Some obvious candidates: flood control, eco-tourism, marine fisheries,
carbon sequestration in trees and plant and insect species diversity to
assist agriculture and pharmaceutical synthesis. "If Enron can compete with
the old regulated utilities in energy sales," Heal asks, "why couldn't they
sell watershed services?"
Hard-line traditional environmentalists are right in the sense that
markets can't be expected to price intangible environmental services --
wilderness preservation, species survival -- according to society's long-term
values. On the other hand, the authors of "Nature's Services" argue, the best
need not be the enemy of the good. And privatization may be an answer where
tangible environmental services complement the intangible.
"Why not pick the low-hanging fruit first?" Ms. Daily asks.
|+ - ||Haga-hirek (mind)
HAGUE JUDGES TOUR GABCIKOVO-NAGYMAROS
PROJECT. Judges from the International Court of Justice in
The Hague have begun a four-day, fact-finding tour of the
stretch of the Danube disputed in the ongoing trial over the
Gabcikovo-Nagymaros dam, a Slovak Foreign Ministry official
told RFE/RL on 1 April. The judges will inspect first the
Gabcikovo project in Slovakia and then the aborted Hungarian
side of the project at Nagymaros. The trial is due to resume in
mid-April, when the two countries will each have two days to
respond to the other's arguments. A final verdict is not
expected before the fall.
Vol. 1, No. 2, Part II, 2 April 1997