ENERGY KIDS

Energy and nature


Frog Wildlife includes all non-domesticated plants, animals, and other organisms.
      
Wildlife can be found in all ecosystems: deserts, rain forests, plains, developed urban sites. Wildlife around the world is impacted by human activities.



Energy and wildlife

You know already about the global warming and it impact to the nature, but what about the renewable energy impact to the nature and wildlife?

At the same time as people work to remove the barriers and encourage the rapid deployment of renewable energy and clean technologies, we must also acknowledge that all types of renewable energy development can have significant impacts on wildlife and habitat.

While renewable energy offers many benefits, the development of utility-scale (big PV solar pland or Wind farm for example) projects can have negative impacts on wildlife and wild lands if they're poorly designed or built in the wrong places. Because of it is very important to know where are the wildlife terittorries and habitats. Each one renewable technologies should be build as environment and wildlife friendly project. It's important to reduce emissions of green house gases but to keep and protect our wildlife.

DeforestrationFor example uncontoled clearing the forest can accure deforestation that can rob a country of potential renewable revenues while replacing valuable productive lands with virtually useless scrub and grassland.
Many animals are forced to forage outside their traditional forest range and move into areas populated by humans. Fatal encounters with wild animals like elephants, venomous snakes, and big cats occur in and around degraded forest areas.

Most of the countries have alreday created specific requirements and special laws to guarantee that the utilization of the reneable sources and implementation of huge renewables energy plants and parks will not a\occure negative effect on the wildlife.

What can we do?
Create nature friendly areas in your backyard. When choosing your landscaping, chose native plants (instead of genetically modified) that can provide food and shelter to you and native wildlife.

Avoid disrupting the ecosystem in your area. Non-native plants or animals can cause havoc on habitats.

Live green. Reduce sunsumption of clean water and fossil fuels. Use public transportation when you can, bycicle or just walk. Turn off electric devices when you're not using them. Become informed about the global warming and green solutions.

Buy natural and wildlife friendly products and foot.

Trees
Trees show a variety of growth forms, leaf type and shape, bark characteristics, and reproductive organs.

Trees are an important component of the natural landscape because of their prevention of erosion and the provision of a weather-sheltered ecosystem in and under their foliage.

Trees play an important role in producing oxygen and reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as well as moderating ground temperatures.

Wood from trees is a good natural building material, as well as a primary renewable energy source.

Energy forestry is a form of forestry in which a fast-growing species of tree or woody shrub is grown specifically to provide biomass or biofuel for heating or power generation. Energy forestry crops of poplar or willow grown for 2 to 5 years before harvest. Alder, Ash, Birch, Eucalyptus, Poplar, and Sycamore, grown for 8 to 20 years before harvest.

Growing trees are relatively water intensive.

How the trees can help
They save energy - a big, leafy shade tree helps keep us cool during the summer. If that tree is shading the whole house, that means we don't have to use as much electricity for air conditioning.

Trees help keep us warmer in the winter not only as energy source. Many buildings have rows of evergreen trees around their buildings to a block the cold winter wind.

Trees reduce air pollution - as you know carbon dioxide exists naturally in the air, but factories, cars and trucks put too much carbon dioxide into the air. Trees take in the carbon dioxide for their own food - then turn it into oxygen (photosynthesis) for us to breathe.

What we can do to help trees
Kids and treesPlanting a tree is a great way to make a big impact on the environment. You could organize regularly planting events, or you can help your mom or dad plant a tree at home.

Do not use real tree for your christmass tree.

When you walk in the forest or mountaign do not throw away your waste. Keep it during the walk and when you came back home recycle it.