"We have inaugurated, according to some scientists, a new geological era, that of the Anthropocene, in which human activity is responsible for the destruction of the bases that sustain life" Several threats loom over the life-system and the Earth-system : the nuclear holocaust; the ecological catastrophe of global warming and the scarcity of drinking water; the systemic economic / social catastrophe with the radicalization of neoliberalism that produces extreme accumulation at the expense of staggering poverty; the moral catastrophe with the general lack of sensitivity towards the great majority suffering; political catastrophe with the worldwide resurgence of the right wing and the corrosion of democracies.
Construction begins on the world's largest liquid-air battery, which will store renewable electricity and reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuel power plants. The project near Manchester, UK, will use spare green energy to compress the air into a liquid and store it.
Fighting systemic racism is critical to achieving environmental and climate justice, according to leading activists, as the disparities of Covid-19 and the global uprising against police brutality expose the ramifications of racial inequalities in all spheres of life. lifetime.
The year 2020 has the strange feeling of the first chapter of a dystopian novel, but the idea that something needs to be done about climate change is not new. The question then arises. Are we in time to heal the planet? Almost 30 years ago, during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, a strong push began to reduce consumption and move towards sustainability.
One of the world's leading energy experts has warned that the world has only six months to turn the tide of the climate crisis and avoid a post-COVID-19 pandemic spike in greenhouse gas emissions that would overwhelm efforts. to avoid a climate catastrophe.
New research helps unravel how large amounts of microplastics travel, both regionally and globally, in the wind Transported by the wind, dust particles from places like the Sahara desert can float to the other side of the world before settling on the ground. As plastics disposed of by humans break down into small pieces in the environment, they, too, move through the atmosphere.
Environmental and human rights organizations denounce that the Indonesian paper mill APP has been destroying tropical forests for years and ignores the rights of the population. On March 4, they denounced the poison spraying on the community of Lubuk Mandarsah. We ask investors and clients to suspend their business with APP.
In 2019, an area of primary or virgin forest equivalent to a soccer field was lost every six seconds in the tropics. Ten courts in just a minute. The data is from the new report released by Global Forest Watch, a real-time forest monitoring platform owned by the Washington-based World Resources Institute.
A big drawback of solar power is that it doesn't generate electricity in the shade. This groundbreaking invention sounds like a futuristic Star Trek device, but is actually the brainchild of researchers at the National University of Singapore. The radical new invention takes advantage of the contrast between light and shadow areas to generate electricity.
Climate change is one of the phenomena on this planet that threatens the life of thousands of species and even humans. This process is accelerating and will change our planet forever in the coming decades. Earth is a dynamic and changing planet, but perhaps on our historical scale we cannot perceive it.
Climatic decay and massive logging have made the world's forests significantly shorter and younger overall, according to one analysis. The trend is expected to continue, scientists say, with worrying consequences for forest capacity. to store carbon and mitigate the climate emergency and for the endangered wildlife that depends on ancient and rich forests.
The Dutch government decided to euthanize the thousands of minks from nine farms in the country “for public health reasons” when it was found at the end of May that some specimens were reservoirs of the coronavirus. According to the Hart van Nederland media, 1,600 minks would have been slaughtered with dioxide carbon so as not to damage their fur.
We've been looking at the haunting images for years: dead seagulls and other avian creatures with their guts swollen from large quantities of various plastic objects that were inadvertently swallowed. Plastic pollution has reached epic proportions around the world and a vast number of Birds ingest pieces of plastic waste, mistaking them for fish and other foodstuffs.
What happens to fish during a severe heat stress event, that is, when the water temperature rises, when the corals have not yet bleached and died? Despite the many challenges faced by the world's oceans in Today, coral reefs remain strongholds of marine biodiversity.
Compilation of bibliographic citations on works and scientific investigations of the pesticide most used in industrial agriculture in Argentina. The present work is one of the chapters of the 5th edition of the Toxicological Anthology of Glyphosate +1000 soon to be published. It refers to 81 citations of scientific articles or papers: clinical, experimental, laboratory research reports, reviews, etc.
World Animal Protection is leading a new campaign to ban wildlife trade at the G20, a necessary path to save nature and humanity. Today, there are no longer doubts about the risks involved in trade and the exploitation of wildlife.
The month of International Environment Day finds us confined, estranged and going through the most massive teleworking experiment in history and faced with all our vulnerability as inhabitants of an environment that, this time, we cannot control. Nature is sending us a message: to take care of ourselves, we must first take care of it.
This morning, the President of the United States threatened state-sanctioned assassination in response to the "looting," exposing how white supremacy, capitalism, and the state work together to violently repress the people they defend. the life of blacks.
Less water loss from plants causes the surrounding air to warm, and currents can carry that heat toward the poles.The Arctic is one of the fastest warming places on the planet, and scientists are not yet entirely sure why. What. Melting snow and ice may be accelerating warming.
Why has it taken us so long to promote sustainable plans and products? And why are the vast majority of people still not listening? What Millennials Think: Many people are unaware that a single non-recyclable item can land an entire container of recyclables.