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Posted by on January 25, 2012 in e-Learning

 

Why Frog Master

Conservation biologists refer to amphibians as “the canaries in the coal mine” – they are among the first species to be affected by environmental stressors, so when they show declines in the wild, it serves as a warning to other species, including humans. Amphibians are also a critical part of a healthy natural world. In addition to their intrinsic value as a beautiful part of nature, they offer many benefits to us:

  • They play an important role in the food web as both predator and prey, maintaining the delicate balance of nature. Where they are disappearing, detrimental effects are already being documented.
  • Amphibians eat pest insects, benefiting successful agriculture around the world and minimizing the spread of diseases, including malaria.
  • The skin of amphibians has substances that protect them from some microbes and viruses, offering possible medical cures for a variety of human diseases, including AIDS.
  • Amphibians’ skin is highly permeable, allowing them to drink and breathe. Unfortunately, contaminants also readily enter the body, making amphibians an exceptional indicator of environmental quality. They are particularly sensitive to pollution, making them important sentinels to potential human threats.
  • Frogs have had a special place in various human cultures for centuries, cherished as agents of life and good luck.

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Posted by on April 1, 2011 in e-Learning

 

Green ICT

Don’t let your old gadgets go in the dumpster! Begitulah seruan kalangan pencinta lingkungan sejalan dengan meningkatnya volume limbah elektronik (e-waste) yang dihasilkan sektor teknologi informasi dan komunikasi (ICT). Akibat dari e-waste ini adalah meningkatnya emisi karbon (CO2) dan pemanasan global.

Menurut Gartner, diperkirakan pembuatan, penggunaan dan pembuangan peralatan ICT memberikan kontribusi sekitar 2% dari emisi global CO2. Komponennya seperti limbah base transceiver station (BTS), telepon seluler, perangkat PSTN, televisi, radio, broadband dan narrowband. Hasil penelitian lainnya menyatakan sekitar setengah dari seluruh konsumsi energi ICT berasal dari peralatan kantor seperti PC, laptop, printer dan telepon.

Artinya, sekarang penerapan dan konsumsi ICT dituntut lebih ramah lingkungan, atau yang dikenal dengan istilah “green ICT”. “Green ICT merupakan bagian dari program global untuk mencapai pengembangan dunia yang sustainable dan pengurangan emisi karbon,” ujar Sumitro Roestam, konsultan TI dan Ketua Bidang Infrastruktur, Jasa dan Aplikasi Masyarakat Telematika Indonesia.

Sumber : www.swa.co.id, 23 Maret 2011

 
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Posted by on March 23, 2011 in e-Learning