england 150397 pixabay mini "twi-terre.net" website exits since 2012 and was meant as a French one ("Terre" is the French word for earth and allowed me this wonderful pun ;-)).
However, I am focusing on international topics and I am increasingly working in English (and German). I then decided to create this "English corner". Here are some news in English (translations or original articles).


england 150397 pixabay mini While you get ready to hit the road this summer, think twice before hitching a roof racks to your car: added items cost you as much as 25% more in gas! In US, the increasing usage of roof racks (+200% in 2040) may turn into a real concern: they already are responsible for almost 1% of fuel consumption.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researcher Alan Meier and Yuche Chen of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have estimated the fuel consumption penalty of roof racks.

england 150397 pixabay mini Increasing acidification of the oceans is a frightening threat and it is still impossible to decide how huge its economic annual impact will be. But what is sure is that it will have a very longlasting footprint!
You never liked problems about pH at school? You will hate this news!
No. Actually, you will hate it in any case: it is about almost all sea animals finally disapearing because of ocean's acidification...

england 150397 pixabay mini Hans Rosling - a Swedish medical doctor, academic, statistician and public speaker - dispels the Human overpopulation myth which has been introduced into the subconscious mind over the past thirty years. Amazing !


2014 10 balance subv pollution autoengland 150397 pixabay mini Lower rates applied by governments to company cars and diesel fuel in the 27 OECD countries & South Africa were a EUR 26.8 billion of foregone tax revenues in 2012.

But under-taxing of company cars in OECD means an overall cost much higher : an additionnal cost of EUR 150 billions follow from the increase of air pollution, carbon emissions, traffic congestions, road accidents and health ailments (EUR 116 billions additionnal annual cost).

Qu’est-ce que l’écologie scientifique ?

Comme toute science, l’écologie scientifique a le monde qu’elle prétend étudier qui lui colle à la peau. Cela n’invalide pas la scientificité de l’écologie mais, au contraire, confirme que l’écologie scientifique n’est pas différente des autres activités scientifiques. L'écologue doit assumer le fait que les interactions du monde vivant qu’il étudie sont elles-mêmes en interaction avec d’autres sphères, qu’elles soient éthique, politique ou citoyenne.

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