glifosato daña abejasEl glifosato daña a las abejas

El glifosato, el herbicida más utilizado en el mundo, sigue acumulando indicios en su contra.
Además de los diversos estudios sobre la posible relación con cáncer en humanos, una investigación publicada esta semana en la prestigiosa revista Proceedings de la Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Estados Unidos (PNAS) indica que glifosato puede estar perjudicando también a las abejas.

La capacidad del glifosato para matar las hierbas perjudiciales para los cultivos fue descubierta en 1970 por John E. Franz, de la multinacional Monsanto (empresa que explotó la patente en exclusiva durante más de dos décadas).

turbine vestasVestas to introduce the V150-4.2 MW in South America with 101 MW order in Brazil

Vestas has received a 101 MW order to supply and install 24 V150-4.2 MW wind turbines for a wind park in Serra do Mel, State of Rio Grande do Norte. The order was placed by Echoenergia, a Brazilian energy company mostly controlled by Actis, a global investor specialising in private equity, energy and real estate asset management.

Serra do Mel will feature the first V150-4.2 MW turbines in Brazil, which will be locally produced under the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) FINAME II rules, unlocking new opportunities in the Brazilian market. With 73.7-meter-long blades and the industry’s tallest steel tower, the V150-4.2 MW stretches nearly a quarter of a kilometre into the air and is one of the highest onshore low wind turbines in the industry, making it very suitable for the country’s most prevailing wind conditions.

Suzano PapelThe arbitration proceedings between Valmet and Suzano have ended

Simon Matthis
Valmet announced on September 16, 2016, that Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A. had filed a request for arbitration against Valmet Celulose, Papel e Energia Ltda, Valmet AB and Valmet Technologies Oy, subsidiaries of Valmet Oyj, claiming approximately EUR 80 million. Valmet disputed the claims brought by Suzano and pursued claims of its own against Suzano.

The parties of the dispute have now reached an agreement and the arbitration proceedings have been closed. The outcome of the agreement will not have significant impact on Valmet's financial result for 2018.

ABEJAS COLMEMiles de millones de abejas mueren por un herbicida común

El herbicida más usado en el mundo, también puede estar matando abejas indirectamente, al privarlas de bacterias beneficiosas que las dejan expuestas a la infección por microbios dañinos.

Una nueva investigación de la Universidad de Texas en Austin muestra que el glifosato, el ingrediente activo en el herbicida Roundup, podría estar contribuyendo al declive de las abejas melíferas y las abejas nativas en todo el mundo.

Miles de millones de abejas mueren por un herbicida común

UPM debateUnited Nations recognises UPM as one of 34 Global Compact LEAD companies demonstrating world-class commitment to corporate sustainability

(UPM, Helsinki, 24 September 2018 at 09:30 EET) - UPM has been recognised as a Global Compact LEAD company for its strong engagement to the United Nations Global Compact, the world's largest corporate sustainability initiative. The recognition was addressed to only 34 global companies at the Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York on 24 September 2018.

Poyry INDUSTPÖYRY wins 2018 engineering award in brazil

The Association of Former Students of the School of Engineering of the Federal University of Minas Gerais (AEAEE-UFMG) awards Pöyry, for the fourth consecutive time, the 2018 'Top Engineering Award' in the Mining (Services) - Consulting / Projects category.

For Fábio Bellotti da Fonseca, Pöyry's Business Area President, Latin America, the award is an incentive to our employees and recognition of the company's competences in the development of studies, construction management and engineering projects for the mining industry. "To be among the leading companies in the sector, with an award granted by such honourable association as well as by the voting of several opinion makers, confirms our commitment in delivering excellent engineering and consulting solutions to our clients," he celebrates.

abeja florImpactantes datos sobre las abejas que no sabías

¿Sabías que las abejas tendrían que recorrer el equivalente a dar la vuelta al mundo dos veces para recolectar dos kilos de miel?
Curiosidades sobre las abejas

La abeja obrera vive como promedio de 5 a 6 semanas. Durante ese tiempo, produce alrededor de una doceava parte de una cucharadita de miel.
Poseen 170 receptores odorantes, lo que significa que tienen un sentido del olfato envidiable. Lo usan para comunicarse dentro de la colmena y para reconocer distintos tipos de flores cuando buscan comida.
Necesitarían visitar dos millones de flores y viajar unos 80.000 kilómetros, que es lo mismo que darle la vuelta al mundo dos veces, para recolectar dos kilos de miel.