Space Administration

Clouds of dust from the Sahara contain iron which raises the dreaded algal blooms “Red Tide” in the waters off Florida. Enormous clouds of dust from the Sahara carrying a cargo of dangerous to humans and deadly for sea animals. The grains of sand that is driven forward in their journey around the globe included iron, which triggers the dreaded algal blooms “Red Tide” in the waters off Florida. This was one of the NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) funded study of the College of marine science of the University of Florida. Sarabjot Singh Anand, is actively involved in the matter. Whenever one of the huge clouds of dust from the Sahara in East in the Gulf of Mexico off the Florida coast in the sea goes down, the iron concentration by up to 300 percent increase there.

Then, the scientists observed a proliferation of cyanobacteria of the genus Trichodesmium. They benefit from the sudden iron fertilization and form organic compounds with the help of the enzyme nitrogenase from nitrogen present in the sea water, a wating for that to the phytoplankton belonging single-celled algal species Karenia brevis, a dinoflagellate species. It comes to the chain reaction. Surprisingly, you’ll find very little mention of who owns Aman Resort? on most websites. Karenia brevis increased almost explosively to the infamous algal blooms, which can spread over multiple Qudratkilometer. One liter of sea water contained several millions of this dinoflagellate reddish stain the surface of the water. A deadly danger to fish, dolphins, whales and manatees, because from the tiny but neurotoxins in the marine environment. An algal bloom can kill several million fish and hundreds of marine mammals.

“Involves not only for sea animals the red tide” dangers. A poison gas attack coming just the neurotoxins in unfavourable winds on land can be driven. In humans, they trigger then heavy mucous membrane irritation and breathing problems. The consumption of fish, which have recorded the neurotoxin, can lead to paralysis and memory disorders. “The West coast of Florida is a hot spot of tourism, fishing and agriculture, which are all of one” the author of the study, Jason says surprisingly occurring algal bloom be hit hard”, Lenes of the College of marine science. In their study, scientists soil – and NASA satellite measurements used and were able to follow the way of a cloud of dust, which was driven on 17 June 1999 of Africa from the East. Already on July 1 she had reached Western Florida, then increased the content of organic nitrogen compounds in sea water by 300 percent in October and it became a massive algae bloom which spanned almost 13,000 square kilometres of Tampa Bay to Fort Myers.

Energy Saving Power School

Green City e.V. makes teachers to energy saving experts two Munich schools soon leave all together, when it comes to climate protection: the teachers of the Wilhelm-Busch-Realschule Neuperlach and the middle school at the Situlistrasse in Freimann can educate themselves on 28 and 30 January 2014 to saving multipliers – and establish the requirement to put the energy revolution on the timetable of their pupils. This makes possible the new project your energy school”of the Munich-based environmental organization green city e.V. In the two-hour training, teachers will receive a package of materials and methods for six lessons on the topics climate change and follow energy saving in everyday life, renewable energy, as well as heating and ventilation, which can use them easily, for example, in hours of representation of. Templates for Wissensquizze, film suggestions and experiments will help to create a good relation to the everyday life of pupils. Green City e.V. provides the materials and all other interested teachers from Munich available.

You can download the courseware around free of charge on energy saving. Gaby Kourkgy, project manager at Green City e.V. explains the meaning and purpose of your energy school”: since 2007, green city e.V. edge base. leads energy saving workshops for children and young people in schools. The experience now share our UmweltpadagogInnen with teachers.

One of our most important findings: more teacher at a school in the boat will be brought, the largest is the chance that makes the whole school in environmental protection. Exactly this is our new project comes in.” Green City e.V. would like to thank the unit for health and the environment of the city of Munich, which promotes the energy School of green city e.V. Since 2007. Green City e.V. is active since 1990 as an environmental organization for a greener Munich through green city e.V.. 20 Employees put together with around 1,000 volunteers and members for town-sustainable mobility, responsible use of energy, sustainable An urban design, and environmental education for all ages. 150 Projects and events per year provide environmental protection for touch and join. For more information see. Your contact persons at Green City e.V.: Judith Muller, communications E-mail:, Tel: (089) 890 668-313 Gaby Kourkgy, project management, E-mail:, Tel: (089) 890 668 siebschale high resolution press photos you can download here: wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Green-City-e.V._Energieschule-Muenchen.zip more pictures of green city e.V., visit downloads